Tag Archives: Nigeria

DStv extends its local contents with 3 NTA Channels and new entertainment channel in Nigeria

MultiChoice Nigeria is extending its content offering on its DStv platform with the launching of three new channels from the Nigerian Television Authority (NTA) and a brand-new local entertainment channel since 31st January 2019. The 24-hour channels are: NTA 2, NTA Parliament, NTA News 24 and POP Central TV will be available on all DStv packages [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

MultiChoice faces heat in Nigerian over subscription fee hike

The Nigerian Federal High Court has ordered MultiChoice to call back its monthly increase of DStv subscription fees which was to come into effect from April. The pay-TV operator had hiked its monthly subscriber fees across the African continent which led to subscriber outrage especially in Nigeria and Zambia. In Nigeria, DStv hiked its monthly [...]

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, [...]