Monday, April 6

DSTV to switch to Pay-Per-View mode-House of Representatives

The House of Representatives on Tuesday set up an ad hoc committee to look into the South African owned Multichoice Digital Satellite Television (DSTV) for non-implementation of the Per-per-view services.
The representatives who had a series of debates, have moved a motion which was championed  by Unyime Idem who mandated the yet to be formed committee to investigate the non-compliance with the pay-per-view system.
Idem who said the DSTV company have been practicing pay-per-view in most of the countries abroad.
He said “DSTV and other Direct-to-home service providers have deliberately refused to implement the pay as you go plan but rather charge users on a fixed monthly tariff plan, unlike what is obtained outside Nigeria.”
He also explain further that Nigeria constitute 40 percent of the DSTV total subscribers.
The motion which was Sponsored by Aminu Suleiman called for an end to the monopoly enjoyed by DSTV, daily trust reports.
“I have attempted for over a year now to sponsor a motion on the inhuman treatment the DSTV is dishing out to TV watchers in Nigeria. I say that because it’s not only in Kenya that DSTV is operating the Pay-As-You View.
“It’s just an abuse and playing with the intelligence of Nigerians. And the monopoly they enjoy contributes to this fact. We will have to encourage NCC to unbundle the entire process, and allow investors to come in. They are South African company, and they don’t do this general viewing to the South African viewers.”
The motion which was thrown opened to the house had “ayes” response.

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