Tuesday, August 11, 2020

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    Idachaba: We’re not going back… new NBC code to break DStv’s monopoly

Idachaba: We’re not going back… new NBC code to break DStv’s monopoly

Armstrong Idachaba, the director-general of the National Broadcasting Commission (NBC), says the commission is not backing down on the controversial amendment to the country's broadcasting code.  Idachaba said the new broadcasting code is to break the monopoly of "greedy capitalists" who "call themselves dominant players" and allow local payTV platforms to thrive. In March 2020, the NBC released the 6th edition of [...]

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    ‘Is it deliberate or coincidence?’ — AY asks DSTV as NTA is moved to channel 419

‘Is it deliberate or coincidence?’ — AY asks DSTV as NTA is moved to channel 419

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    Odinkalu to FG: You can’t ask business owners not to increase prices when you’ve raised VAT

Odinkalu to FG: You can’t ask business owners not to increase prices when you’ve raised VAT

Chidi Odinkalu, former chairman of the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC), says it is wrong for the federal government to direct business operators not to increase prices of goods and services despite an increase in value added tax (VAT). The 2020 finance act, which was signed into law in January, raised VAT from 5% to 7.5%, to increase the government’s non-oil [...]

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    FACT CHECK: Are DStv’s tariffs in Nigeria the highest in Africa?

FACT CHECK: Are DStv’s tariffs in Nigeria the highest in Africa?

In May 2020, Multichoice, the owners of DStv and GOtv, disclosed that rates would go up in Nigeria.  This immediately led to a social media outrage, with many calling it insensitive "during a pandemic".  In Multichoice's defence, John Ugbe, chief executive officer of Multichoice, said the company did not increase subscription rates, stating it was only an adjustment to reflect the [...]

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    Reps panel tackles DSTV over high tariff, demands ‘pay-as-you-go’ subscription

Reps panel tackles DSTV over high tariff, demands ‘pay-as-you-go’ subscription

A house of representatives committee has insisted that cable and satellite television service providers in the country must introduce a pay-as-you-go subscription plan for customers. The house ad hoc committee, which is investigating service providers over their high tariffs, said the pay-per-view plan is to address the yearnings of Nigerians. The house had in March resolved to investigate complaints about high tariffs [...]

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    Multichoice: We’re not raising rates — it’s 7.5% VAT implementation

Multichoice: We’re not raising rates — it’s 7.5% VAT implementation

Multichoice Nigeria says it will, from June 1, adjust subscription rates to reflect an increase in value-added tax from 5% to 7.5%. The 2020 finance act, which was signed into law in January and implementation began in February, raised VAT to ramp up the government's non-oil revenue. Nigerians had taken to social media on Thursday to express displeasure at the adjusted subscription [...]

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    ‘Increasing prices this period is insensitive’ — outrage as rumours of DStv VAT hike boom

‘Increasing prices this period is insensitive’ — outrage as rumours of DStv VAT hike boom

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    Plus TV Africa premiers on DSTV channel 408

Plus TV Africa premiers on DSTV channel 408

Plus TV Africa has announced its premiere on the Digital Satellite Television (DSTV). In a statement on Friday, Kayode Akintemi, editor-in-chief of Plus TV Africa, said the television will be a platform for broadcasting news. He said the station will render its service on DSTV channel 408 to customers on premium, compact plus, compact, confam and yanga packages. He said Plus TV Africa [...]

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    PHOTOS: Shoprite, DStv back to life at Ikeja mall but MTN office remains closed

PHOTOS: Shoprite, DStv back to life at Ikeja mall but MTN office remains closed

Activities have resumed at Shoprite and DStv offices at the Ikeja City Mall in Lagos, days after protesters targetted South African-owned businesses across the country over the xenophobic attacks. Although violence was not recorded at the Shoprite outlet in Ikeja, it suspended operations around 4pm on Tuesday, five hours ahead of its normal time for closing. However, there were cases of violence at Surulere [...]

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    MultiChoice to lay off thousands of workers

MultiChoice to lay off thousands of workers

MultiChoice Africa, a multinational video entertainment company, has announced plans to restructure its customer service model, leading to the possible loss of over 2,000 jobs. The restructuring would create new opportunities for "multi-skilled employees with the expertise, skills and technological prowess to enhance the customer experience," Calvo Mawela, MultiChoice group chief executive, said in a statement on Friday. Mawela said the company [...]

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    MultiChoice: CPC and child of a lesser god

MultiChoice: CPC and child of a lesser god

BY JUBRIL NAIYEJU It is a safe bet that most Nigerians would want prices of goods and services fixed for years and forever, even. An exception would be members of the moneyed class, who cannot be bothered whether or not prices stay the same and actually view paying eye-watering sums for products and services as a reflection of their status. The other [...]

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    MultiChoice appeals court judgement against increased tariff

MultiChoice appeals court judgement against increased tariff

MultiChoice, the parent company of DSTV and GoTV, has appealed an interim court from the federal high court sitting in Abuja. On August 23, Nnamdi Dimgba, justice of the court, had ruled that the South African company halt the increment of subscription rates to its cable television services till further notice. The company had announced new rates for DSTV and GoTV effective [...]

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Court slams injunction on Multichoice for increasing subcription rates

A federal high court ruling in Abuja on Monday, ordered Multichoice Nigeria (Multichoice) not to increase its subscription rates, three weeks after the Pay-TV company announced an upward review. In July, MultiChoice announced new monthly subscription rates for its DStv platform. The DSTV Access  subscribers would pay N2000, from N1,900; premium bouquet from N14,700 to N15,800; compact plus from N9,900 to N10,650; [...]

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    DSTV says it may consider pay-as-you-consume option

DSTV says it may consider pay-as-you-consume option

Multichoice Nigeria, parent company of DStv, says it may consider the pay-as-you-consume (PAYC) payment option in the future. The proposed pay-as-you-consume pricing scheme allows users pay according to their effective resource consumption excluding interference. Guardian reports that John Ugbe, managing director of Multichoice Nigeria, made this statement on Friday on the sidelines of the ongoing Digital Dialogue conference in Dubai, United Arab [...]

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    Parents excited over ban on ‘gay-themed’ cartoons

Parents excited over ban on ‘gay-themed’ cartoons

Some parents have applauded Multichoice Africa over its decision to block the broadcast of children's programmes with homosexual theme across its DStv platforms. Some of the programmes banned by Multichoice are Legend of Korra, Hey Arnold, Steven Universe, Loud House, Clarence and Adventure Time. Most of the contents affected by this new regulations are from the Nickelodeon, Cartoon Network and Nicktoons stables. Nana Ahmad, a [...]

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    From May 1, DStv, GOtv subscribers will pay more

From May 1, DStv, GOtv subscribers will pay more

MultiChoice, owners of DStv and GOtv, has increased subscription rates by five percent, with effect from May 1, 2017. This is coming less than two years after Nigerians threatened to boycott MultiChoice Nigeria over 20 percent subscription hike. Back then, a court ordered the company not to increase the rates pending the determination of a suit filed against it by some lawyers, but [...]

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