HOW WE WANT TO BREAK DSTV MONOPOLY BY FG

Cable TV shouldn’t raise tariff after COVID-19 tax rebate — Minister Leke Baiyewu The Federal Government has revealed plans to end the monopoly enjoyed by cable television service providers, especially Digital Satellite Television, owned by MultiChoice, a South Africa-based company. The plan is said to include ending exclusive rights to sporting events. Only DStv currently broadcasts major football competitions in Nigeria, especially the English Premier League The government said it had amended Nigeria’s broadcasting code to prevent DStv and others from monopolising their channels and contents. The House has been…

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WHY DSTV PROFITEERING IN NIGERIA MUST COME TO AN END

  By Ebun-Olu Adegboruwa, SAN It was like a movie, watching the proceedings of the Ad Hoc Committee set up by the House of Representatives, to probe the hike of subscription rates by cable TV service providers. The Chairman of the said Committee, Hon Unyime Idem, took me back to my Aluta days at Obafemi Awolowo University (Great Ife), roaring like a lion and reeling out the will of the people of Nigeria with such vehemence, on these shylock entities called cable television companies. The Committee had summoned the lameduck…

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NBC ORDERS DSTV TO STOP NEW TARIFF

By Tordue Salem The Acting Director General of Nigerian Broadcasting Commission, NBC, Mr. Armstrong Idachaba, yesterday ordered the management of MultiChoice, to suspend the implementation of its new hiked tariffs on different bouquets on its Digital Satellite Television, DSTV. Besides, the Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, also disclosed Federal government’s plan to break the Sporting rights monopoly of DSTV. The duo spoke at the National Assembly, while briefing members of an Ad Hoc Committee looking into the hike in tariffs. “I want to agree, with the Committee…

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NIGERIANS TO PAY MORE FOR DSTV, GOTV

DStv, GOtv hike price as MultiChoice implements 7.5% VAT Pay television service provider, MultiChoice Nigeria, said it would commence the implementation of the new Value Added Tax, VAT, rate, which may lead to a hike in the prices of its DStv and GOtv packages, Vanguard has learned. The new VAT regime, which came into effect on February 1, raised the rate of VAT from five percent to 7.5 percent on goods and services. Since coming into effect four months ago, MultiChoice has absorbed the 2.5 percent hike on behalf of…

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NAN PICKETS MTN DSTV OVER XENOPHOBIC ATTACKS

Tunji Bosun, Abeokuta The National Association of Nigerian Students on Thursday pickets three South African Companies including MTN office in Abeokuta, Ogun State capital, protesting frequent Xenophobic attacks on Nigerians living in South Africa. The other offices picketed were MultiChoice DSTV and Stanbic IBTC branch, all in Oke-Ilewo, Abeokuta. The protesting students led by National Public Relations Officer of NANS, Azeez Adeyemi carried placards with different inscriptions such as “South Africans have declared war; Enough is Enough; Nigerian Students can no longer keep quiet while South Africans kill Nigerians and All…

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