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FIRS names banks to freeze MultiChoice account over N1.8tn tax evasion

The Federal Inland revenue Service (FIRS) has appointed some commercial banks as agents to recover the sum of N1.8 trillion from accounts of Messrs MultiChoice Nigeria Limited (MCN) And MultiChoice Africa (MCA). This was contained in a statement signed by…


FG ambushes MutliChoice’s DStv, others against shortchanging subscribers

The Federal Competition and Consumer Protection Commission (FCCPC), formerly known as Consumer Protection Council, has urged Multichoice, owners of digital satellite television (DStv), and others in the country to abide by the provisions of FCCPC Act as amended and signed…

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Kwese TV subscribers’ may petition NBC over Econet’s drop in pay TV services

Barely less than one year of service delivery, subscribers to Kwese TV in Nigeria have faced what majority of them described as abrupt shutdown of over 41 channels out of the 65 officially coming with the Pay TV bouquets they…

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DSO: Enugu State takes cue from others, distributes 10,000 STBs to residents

The Government of Enugu State, South East Nigeria has offered to give out freely, about 10,000 Set Top Boxes (STBs), following the Monday launch of Digital Switch Over (DSO) by the National Broadcasting Commission (NBC). Governor of the State, Chief…


Non-compliance with DSO rules may shut DStv, GOtv out of business in 2019

In line with how the ongoing Digital Switch Over (DSO) scheme is Nigeria is programmed, after June 2019, the Pay DTT operators would no longer be licensed to operate as both content providers and signal distributors. This provision is clearly…

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GOtv unveils ‘GO Gaga Confam’ to weaken TStv in market fight

Latest service provider in the nation’s Pay TV platform, TStv may have a lot to contend to remain not only in the service segment, but fight for market share beginning from day one. Business Hilights recalls that the offerings of…


Confusion trails new DSTV/GOtv Pay-Per-View model

Following sustained agitations by subscribers over the years on switch to pay-as-you-go billing system, MultiChoice, owners of DSTV/GOtv Pay TV services may have yielded but is working out a rather hard to understand model it called Pay-Per-View (PPV) Subscription Model…

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Why MTN is pushing to buy over MultiChoice Pay TV platforms

Analysts have been weighing the MTN’s option of buying over a fully fledged Pay TV company, MultiChoice, than setting up a new one to drive its planned Africa wide investment in Pay TV especially in Nigeria. Business Hilights recalls that…

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NASS rejects new DStv, GOtv tariff hike, mandates House Committee, NBC to investigate

Less than 24 hours after MultiChoice, owners of satellite Pay TV services including DStv and GOtv announced planned hike in its tariff regime, the House of Representatives has rejected the moved. Accordingly, the lawmakers have mandated its committees on Information…

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Exclusive: Everything interaction in BBNaija is Nigerian—Multichoice

Considering the observed rancor and disaffection that have been trailing some displays in the current season of Big Brother Naija (BBNaija), which recently spurred calls by many Nigerians including a Lagos State lawmaker for the federal government to ban the…