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Oct 14, 2020  |  Satellite Broadcasters Are Unlike Telcos And Cannot Do Pay-As-You-Go, Says Multichoice Nigeria CEO

John Ugbe, the chief executive officer of Multichoice in Nigeria, has reiterated that implementing a Pay-As-You-Go (PAYG) billing model was both technically and commercially herculean for his organisation.   Addressing a group of Nigerian lawmakers, the Multichoice chief said PayTV ...


Sep 29, 2020  |  Nigeria: Regulator Supports Local Company's Launch Of Pay-Per-View TV Model

Nigeria's National Broadcasting Commission (NBC) has renewed its support for a local satellite TV company's bid to roll-out a pay-per-view TV model in Nigeria.   Speaking at a meeting with the management of TStv, NBC's acting director-general, Armstrong Idachaba said ...


Aug 28, 2020  |  Nigeria: StarTimes And Multichoice Give Reasons For Prices Increase

Nigeria's PayTV operators have recently been in a bit of negative news cycle after following the announcement of price hikes on their respective TV packages and services.   Multichoice Nigeria, who recently informed its customers of impending price increases on ...


Aug 19, 2020  |  Nigeria: Lawmakers Unhappy With StarTimes Pricing Hikes

Members of the Nigerian House of Representatives have indicated their dismay that the PayTV company - StarTimes - has increased its subscription tariff, and has, according to reports, ordered it to review its prices immediately.   StarTimes Nigeria is said ...


Calvo Mawela, Multichoice CEO, Gets 125% Pay Rise To US$1.6 Million

Multichoice Group's latest annual report for the financial year-end to March 2020 has shown that its Chief Executive Officer, Mr Calvo Mawela, was paid a total sum of US$1.59 million (as a total remunerative package) representing more than 125 per ...

Pay-TV: "Pay-As-You-Go" Billing Helps Bring Television To All - StarTimes Nigeria

Africa's Pay-TV giant, StarTimes, believes that offering people the opportunity to pay for digital television on a "pay-as-you-go" basis is key to providing access to many that might otherwise be shut out of the allures of digital TV.   This ...

Multichoice Connected Video CEO - Mr Niclas Ekdahl - Quits!

Reports reaching BMA is saying that after just two years in the post, Niclas Ekdahl, CEO of Multichoice connected video division has resigned, and will be leaving his position, effective immediately. "Personal interests" was the main reason given for Mr ...

Nigeria: "Pay As You Go' Might Not Be Best Model For Pay-TV Services" - Says Consumer Protection Chief

The chief executive officer of the Federal Competition and Consumer Protection Commission in Nigeria, Mr Babatunde Irukera, has voiced his doubts about the application of telecoms-style pay-as-you-go billing model for the Pay-TV sector.   Speaking to journalists, the chief of ...

Nigeria: Multichoice's Battle With Lawmakers Over ‘Pay-As-You-View’ Model Is Unrelenting!

Even as it seems that the matter has been put to rest and that Multichoice Nigeria can move on, lawmakers still want Multichoice to properly account for why it is not offering a ‘Pay-as-you-view’ content access model in Nigeria.   ...

Nigerians Pay Less For DStv Than Other Africans - MultiChoice Report

Multichoice has issued a report indicating that its products and services are well cheaper in Nigeria than in most of its other markets on the continent.   According to data from the report (seen on the DStv website), a Nigerian ...

Multichoice Struggles In Zimbabwe As Online Media Gain Ground

Programming issues and in-country infrastructure challenges may be besetting Multichoice in Zimbabwe, causing the pay-TV giant to struggle in that market.      A recent reporting indicated that Multichoice might have lost half of its subscribers in a relatively short ...

Pay-TV: Only Two Third Of Operators To Gain Subscribers By 2025 - Report

A new industry into global Pay TV services report by Digital TV Research has indicated the almost 40 per cent of global Pay TV operations will lose subscribers by 2025.   The “Global Pay TV Operator Forecasts” by Digital TV ...

DStv Under Fire Across Africa Over ‘Ancient Content’ Repeats - Reports

The pay-TV operator, Multichoice has come under fire in Africa over’ ancient content’ and repeats of broadcasts on DStv’s channels. In South Africa, a petition on change.org has been signed by 189,385 people so far, demanding DStv to give South ...

100k South Africans Petition For DStv To Cut Prices - Reports

More than 100,000 South Africans have reportedly signed an online petition calling for MultiChoice’s DStv to decrease its prices – as it has done in other countries across Africa – during the current COVID-19 pandemic. A closer look at the ...