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MTN Group, Huawei launch Premium Wi-Fi in Nigeria

MTN Group and Huawei have jointly launched the Premium Wi-Fi service in Nigeria to continuously improve end-users’ experience on the network. The Premium Wi-Fi can play back the historical home Wi-Fi performance in the last seven days. It demarcates faults based on speed tests by segment and diagnoses major issues in just one click to […]

May 18, 2022

Nigeria adjourns DStv/GOtv fees row

Nigeria’s Competition and Consumer Protection (CCP) tribunal in Abuja has adjourned, for now, a case challenging the price increases planned by MultiChoice Nigeria Limited, owner of DStv and Gotv in Nigeria. Festus Onifade, a lawyer, sued the satellite television services giant over the increase in subscription prices, on behalf of himself and a coalition of […]

May 9, 2022By Chris Forrester

Nigeria: DStv ordered to freeze prices

Nigeria’s Federal Competition & Consumer Protection tribunal has confirmed a previous order to MultiChoice’s DStv and GOtv pay-TV services to stop its price increase levied on subscribers. The Tribunal, meeting in the nation’s Abuja capital, ruled on April 11 that MultiChoice cannot increase subscription prices pending a full hearing to determine the arguments for and […]

April 13, 2022By Chris Forrester

Nigeria demands reduced pay-TV fees

Nigeria’s parliamentary senate is pushing the nation’s pay-TV providers to reduce their monthly fees. Letters have gone to DStv, StarTimes and GoTV to cut their rates. A Senatorial 7-person committee has been formed to examine recent tariff hikes by pay-TV service providers in the country. The Senate has also directed all pay-TV service providers to […]

March 31, 2022By Chris Forrester

VIS Social Impact launches Beyond the Binary: Fluid Voices

VIS Social Impact, the cause-driven production division of Paramount’s international studio, VIS, has announced the launch of its inaugural writers’ room; ‘Beyond the Binary: Fluid Voices,’ led by actor, writer and director Thishiwe Ziqubu. A stellar line-up of seven African writers with different levels of experience have been selected for the opportunity to create content […]

March 29, 2022

MultiChoice resolves Nigeria tax problem

The Nigerian government has been pursuing South Africa’s MultiChoice for alleged multi-billion Rand unpaid tax duties on its pay-TV subscriptions in the county. MultiChoice has always denied the full implications of the tax demand and now says it has reached an “amicable resolution” of the taxation matters. “In broad of agreement,” says a statement, “MultiChoice […]

March 11, 2022By Chris Forrester

African Movie Channel expands to South America

International pay-TV operator and UK-based broadcaster, African Movie Channel (AMC), is expanding its reach and bringing Nollywood films to South America. AMC in HD, together with its second premium channel, AMC Series, are now available on E-Networks, making both channels the first of their kind to be distributed in Guyana via E-Networks – a provider of […]

December 14, 2021

Eutelsat, Vodacom bring high-speed broadband to Tanzania

Eutelsat Communications and Vodacom Tanzania PLC have signed a service agreement for packaged services to bring connectivity to underserved regions of Tanzania, leveraging Eutelsat’s Konnect high-throughput satellite. Following a successful Proof of Concept trial, Vodacom will commercialize services on the Eutelsat Konnect satellite under its own brand, building out its service offer to customers previously […]

December 2, 2021

BBC Studios content partnership with EbonyLife

BBC Studios Drama Productions has announces a development partnership with Nigerian television pioneer Mosunmola Abudu, founder and CEO of global entertainment network EbonyLife Media. The deal was brokered by CAA. The deal will see BBC Studios Drama Productions develop a new action-adventure series with Abudu’s EbonyLife Media. The 6 part drama, titled RECLAIM, is written […]

November 29, 2021

Globacom enthusiastic about Eutelsat in Nigeria

Nigerian telecoms network provider Globacom says the recent agreement struck with Eutelsat will offer “unlimited benefits” to potential users in Nigeria. The Eutelsat Konnect project would enable the company to offer VSAT/Satellite-based internet service and satellite-based community Wifi internet service in far flung and unserved areas where access to internet services are currently a challenge. […]

November 9, 2021By Chris Forrester