Tag Archives: Nigeria

MultiChoice Nigeria launches a Pay Per View offer

Multichoice Nigeria is launching a Pay-Per-View service, which allows consumer to pay an additional fee to watch a particular content. The Head of Public relations Caroline Oghuma declared It is a concept allowed in pay TV operation, but it is different from pay-as-you-go which has been misconstrued to mean pay-per-view. Oghuma stated that pay-as-you-go, as [...]

Kids Say the Darndest Things comes to Nigeria

CBS Studios International (CBSSI) has licensed the format of American radio show and TV show, Kids Say the Darndest Things, to Bafot Studios for a local remake in Nigeria. Kids Say the Darndest Things is family entertainment at its best, creating spontaneous moments and unforgettable scenes, said Roxanne Pompa, the VP of international sales and [...]

Nigeria grants 17 provisional licences to community broadcast organisations

National Broadcasting Commission (NBC) of Nigeria, has granted 17 provisional community broadcast licenses to community development organisations across the six geo-political zones of Nigeria. Community broadcasting recognised by the African Charter on Broadcasting as the third tier of broadcasting, is a key agent of democratisation for the highest level of government, said Emeka Mba, the [...]

GOtv revamps channel packages in Nigeria

MultiChoice owned pay-DTT platform, GOtv, has revamped its channel bundles in Nigeria in June. The original GOtv bouquet with 21 channels will be renamed GOtv Value. The channel offers news, documentaries, lifestyle, music, religion and sport. GOtv Plus with 40 channels, will remain unchanged. ‘Entertaining Africa’ will be replaced by ‘Live It’. A new offering, [...]

iROKO, STN join hands for playout

Nigerian video-on-demand (VoD) company, iROKO, has partnered with Slovenia-based Satellite Telecommunications Network (STN) to provide playout and distribution services for its Nollywood entertainment channels via Eutelsats 5WA satellite with wide beam coverage over Africa. The recently launched channels, iROKO Play and iROKO Plus, will be delivered to viewers over digital-terrestrial TV across Africa. We had [...]

Lack of N60 billion budget hampers Nigeria’s DSO

The Federal Government of Nigeria has not yet released the funds of NGN 60 billion for the Digital Switchover (DSO) process in the country jeopardising Nigeria from meeting the switchover deadline. While the budget was approved in 2007, investigations reveal that since the DSO process began in 2006 the National Broadcasting Commission (NBC) has not [...]

Pinnacle slaps lawsuit on NBC

Signal distributor company, Pinnacle Communications Limited, has slammed a NGN 1.2 trillion suit on Nigerias National Broadcasting Commission (NBC) over an alleged breach of contractual agreement. Pinnacle, which won a carrier license made available by the federal government, claimed that NBC had represented that there was no other digital terrestrial signal distributors in Nigeria apart [...]

NBC to study competition in Nigerian broadcasting sector

Nigerias National Broadcasting Commission (NBC) has reportedly invited an international team of TV market consultants to undertake an economic baseline study of the television sector in the country to tackle the growing competition in the market. The consultants are expected to review the current market structures to see if there are any restrictions to content, [...]

X2D TV Channel launches X2D Naija Connect

Nigeria-based Gospel entertainment TV channel, Xclusive to Divinity (X2D) has introduced a new package on their platform, X2D Naija Connect. The package is introduced to give Gospel Ministers in the creative arts, outside Lagos a platform where they can reach out to the whole of Nigeria and the rest of Africa in general, said Deji [...]