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TSTV to launch new DTH satellite service in Nigeria

TSTV is the new satellite TV and is partnering with a Europe-based television station, ABS Global, to launch a Direct-to-Home (DTH) satellite TV in Nigeria on the 1st October 2017. The New TSTV will offer a Pay-As-You-Consume TV service, meaning you only pay for what you consume. TSTV which will soon be available across Nigeria [...]

MultiChoice Nigeria denied Pay-Per-View model

MultiChoice Nigeria, the Pay TV service provider cancelled the fresh news about their Pay-Per-View model. The company has demented the rumours that circulated about this news. The company issued a statement MultiChoice wishes to correct the news currently being circulated and states that at no time was it announced that a Pay Per View service [...]

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 [...]

Etisalat Nigeria soon to be known as 9 Mobile

The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) has approved Etisalat Nigerias name change to 9mobile. The new name was adopted after a management meeting of the telecom company last week. Etisalat Nigeria was near collapse after it failed to pay back a $1.2 billion loan it received from 13 banks, back in 2013 which was followed by [...]

GOtv to contribute to Nigeria’s Digital Migration

John Ugbe, Managing Director at MultiChoice Nigeria, gave a testimony during the Pay TV subscribers award ceremony. He said the company is excited about the part GOtv plays in the strategy for the digital switch over in Nigeria. Ugbe added It is a true testament of our vision to transform the pay television landscape in [...]

Etisalat Group exits Nigeria

The telecommunication group Etisalat has terminated its management agreement with Nigerian arm and allowed the business time to phase out the brands name in Nigeria.  Last week, the Nigerian Communication Commission (NCC) and the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) interposed to help Etisalat Nigeria from collapsing after talks with its consortium of 13 local lenders [...]

DTT coming to Kwara in Nigeria

Stakeholders of the long awaited digital switch over (DSO) in Nigeria are putting finishing touches for the take-off in Kwara, bringing it to life. In March, the National Broadcasting Commission (NBC), had listed six states from different geo-political zones of the country for the DSO. The listed states are Kaduna in North-West, Kwara in North [...]

ITS incorporates 30 channels to aid DSO process in Nigeria

Rotimi Salami, engineer and General Manager at the Integrated Television Service (ITS), Nigerian Television Authority, recently spoke about how ITS has incorporated 30 channels to help DSO exercise and the numerous job opportunities it would bring to Nigerians when fully launched.  Salami said they have deployed 30 channels Free to Air which were approved by [...]

Nigeria missed June 2017 deadline for DSO

Mallam Ishaq Modibbo Kawu, Director General of the National Broadcasting Commission (NBC) announced that the switch off of analogue signal will be done when 95 percent of Nigerian will have access to Free Digital Television content. Commenting the DSO initiatives, Modibbo Kawu declared: “All Nigerians are entitled to access to information, irrespective of class, creed [...]

Nigeria need 35 million STB to complete DSO

The DG of NBC, Mallam Is’haq Modibbo Kawu declared that Nigeria will need 32 million Set Top Boxes (STB) to complete the digital switch over process. The STB costs US$ 45 and the commission had made a commitment of eight million units which is about US$ 8 million. The price is too high for the [...]