Saturday, September 22, 2018

Tag "DSTV"

    MultiChoice: CPC and child of a lesser god

MultiChoice: CPC and child of a lesser god

BY JUBRIL NAIYEJUIt 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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    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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    NANS gives MTN, DSTV 48-hour ultimatum to leave Nigeria

NANS gives MTN, DSTV 48-hour ultimatum to leave Nigeria

The National Association of Nigerian Students (NANS) has given 48 hours ultimatum to all South African companies in Nigeria to relocate over the xenophobic attacks on Nigerians in South Africa.The students gave the ultimatum at a peaceful demonstration at some South African companies in Abuja on Thursday.During the march the students carried a banner, which read: ‘NANS Against Xenophobic Attacks [...]

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    DStv: We’ll use Emirates FA Cup to add value to our customers

DStv: We’ll use Emirates FA Cup to add value to our customers

MultiChoice, owners of DStv and GOtv, has promised to add value to the viewing experience of customers by making the Emirates FA Cup 2016/2017 in England available to subscribers at no extra cost.In a statement released on Thursday, the Pay-TV company announced a new purchase deal for intending subscribers.“From Saturday, February 18 until May 27, all active DStv customers on [...]

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    We didn’t slash DStv bills by 20 percent, says MultiChoice

We didn’t slash DStv bills by 20 percent, says MultiChoice

MultiChoice Nigeria, a Pay-TV company, says it did not cut subscriptions by 20 percent in other countries of operations, while maintaining rates in Nigeria and South Africa.In a statement signed by Caroline Oghuma, public relations manager, DStv, the Pay-TV company said: "Over the last three weeks, there have been media reports purporting that MultiChoice effected a 20 per cent slash in [...]

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    When your DStv subscription expires, you can still watch NTAi free

When your DStv subscription expires, you can still watch NTAi free

MultiChoice Nigeria has announced its commitment to new consumer-focused initiatives agreed with the Consumer Protection Council (CPC), enabling Nigerians to watch a free-to-air channel when subscriptions expires.In a statement released on Tuesday, Multichoice said the initiatives include availability of a Free-to-Air channel to subscribers at the expiration of subscription in accordance with the Nigerian Broadcasting Commission’s (NBC) Code.This requires a [...]

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    You can now suspend your DStv subscription when you travel

You can now suspend your DStv subscription when you travel

MultiChoice Nigeria, leading video entertainment provider responsible for DStv, says Nigerians can now suspend their subscription while they are away from home.MultiChoice Nigeria said the new package is in line with its commitment to better service delivery for all its subscribers.In a statement released on Wednesday, the company said greater attention is being paid to issues affecting subscribers’ enjoyment of DStv services.Notable among these are [...]

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    Ighalo: My parents couldn’t afford DStv but I am now a MultiChoice ambassador

Ighalo: My parents couldn’t afford DStv but I am now a MultiChoice ambassador

Super Eagles and Watford striker, Odion Ighalo, has revealed that while growing up, he watched football matches at viewing centres because his parent could not afford to buy DStv.Speaking after being unveiled as an ambassador of MultiChoice Nigeria, the football star described his new deal as a “dream come true”.The endorsement deal was signed recently at the MultiChoice head office [...]

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    DStv slashes decoder prices over ‘fuel price hike’

DStv slashes decoder prices over ‘fuel price hike’

DStv, MultiChoice's digital satellite TV in Africa, has announced that decoders will now sell for lower rates.Martin Mabutho, general manager, marketing and sales, MultiChoice Nigeria, made this announcement at a press conference that held in Lagos on Tuesday."In this era when 145 is all you are hearing and less traffic is what you are seeing. I think it’s only appropriate [...]

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    Multichoice partners Konga on payments system

Multichoice partners Konga on payments system

Multichoice, a video entertainment company, has announced a partnership with Konga, a Nigerian online mall, for the provision of a new platform for making DStv and GOtv subscription payments.According to the proceeds of the partnership, MultiChoice subscribers all over the country can now make their subscription payments using KongaPay, Konga’s online payment solution.JR Kanu, Konga’s associate director of payments and [...]

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    Kate Henshaw, Basorge return in ‘Candlelight’ Spin off ‘Do-Good’

Kate Henshaw, Basorge return in ‘Candlelight’ Spin off ‘Do-Good’

Comic great and renowned Nollywood actor, Basorge Tariah Jnr, and Nollywood leading lady, Kate Henshaw, are returning to the small screen as Africa Magic premieres its new Pidgin English sitcom, DoGood, on Monday, July 6, 2015.DoGood, is a spin-off of the popular Nigerian drama series of the 1990s, Candlelight, which older TV viewers would remember nostalgically.The 90's soap always had [...]

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    Stephanie Linus premieres ‘Make me Fabulous’ reality show

Stephanie Linus premieres ‘Make me Fabulous’ reality show

Nollywood actress, Stephanie Linus, is excited about her new reality TV show, 'Make Me Fabulous’, set to premiere on Sunday, May 24 at 7pm on DSTV’s Africa Magic Showcase, Channel 151.‘Make Me Fabulous’ is about helping real-life married couples that are in the midst of drifting apart, as they face the challenges of rekindling their love.The couples will be sent [...]

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    Multichoice: Courts can’t fix subscription rates

Multichoice: Courts can’t fix subscription rates

Multichoice Nigeria Limited, owners and operators of DSTV, has denied disobeying an interim injunction restraining it from enforcing the increase in its subscription rates. While maintaining that courts cannot fix it subscription rates in a free-market economy, Multichoice also said it was served with the court order a few days after it had enforced its price increase. The company said it was served with the orders on [...]

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