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 [...]

Nigerian Minister calls for more Nollywood content

The Minister of Information and culture in Nigeria, Alhaji Lai Mohammed was in Cannes France for the MIPTV to promote Nollywood content and call for more local content following the completion of the Digital Switch Over process. He further announced that digital signal will be roll out in Kaduna before the end of the month [...]

MTN acquires digital pay TV broadcasting services licence in Nigeria

MTN, South-Africa based telecom company, has won digital pay television broadcasting services licence in Nigeria. The company has reportedly acquired the permit for N34bn or USD167 million. I am pleased to inform you that we have successfully licensed MTN Nigeria to use a part of the 700MHz to provide digital pay-TV broadcasting services. We have [...]

Viacom to launch mobile TV apps in Nigeria and South Africa

Viacom International Media Networks has announced the introduction of Viacom Play Plex apps to all pay TV and mobile subscribers in South Africa and Nigeria. With the Viacom Play Plex mobile TV apps, subscribers will be able to access content from international TV brands like MTV, Comedy Central, Nickelodeon, Paramount Channel, Spike and BET on [...]

Nigeria tries to catch-up with digital TV migration drive

Nigeria was slow to start the work on analogue TV signal switch off. The country is among the 49 African nations that missed the deadline for digital TV migration in June, 2015. According to International Telecommunications Union (ITU), the five countries that met digital TV deadline were Malawi, Mauritius, Mozambique, Rwanda and Tanzania. Industry watchers [...]

Nigerian filmmaker to launch new online TV service

Online TV consumers in Nigeria have a reason to celebrate. Tunde Kelani, a cinematographer from the country, is launching a new service called tundekelani.tv., which will bring African content to audience across the world. The platform will go live on Friday, 7 August, 2015 and will provide access to a variety of content such as [...]

Nigeria fails to meet ITU deadline for analogue switch-off

Nigeria was among 52 African nations that failed to meet the analogue switch-off target. The country now faces signal interference issues from bordering nations. According to Edward Amana, Chairman of the DigiTeam, which was supervising the switchover, the country failed to migrate to digital TV signals due to lack of funds by the National Broadcasting [...]

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, [...]