Advanced Television


Verimatrix supports DSO initiative in Nigeria

Verimatrix, a specialist in powering the modern connected world with people-centred security, has announced that Renmore Partners, which was granted a license to offer an alternative, scalable set top box technology solution for the Nigerian digital switchover project, selected Verimatrix’s conditional access technology to offer Nigerians cost-effective at-home entertainment. The digital switchover project aims to […]

July 20, 2021

MultiChoice: “We’ve paid our Nigerian taxes”

South Africa’s MultiChoice/DStv pay-TV operator insists it has paid all its Nigerian tax demands. It says it will prove the payments to the Nigerian Government’s Federal Inland Revenue Services (FIRS). FIRS is claiming that the DStv broadcaster has evaded taxes of some Naira 1.8 trillion ($4.4bn) and has instructed local banks to freeze MultiChoice/DStv bank […]

July 12, 2021By Chris Forrester

MultiChoice accused of tax fraud

Nigeria has accused pay-TV operator MultiChoice of a 1.8 trillion Naira (€289m) tax fraud. The allegation says that MultiChoice Nigeria and MultiChoice Africa, which between them operate the DStv pay-TV system in Nigeria (and elsewhere) says that MultiChoice has persistently breached all agreements and undertakings with Nigeria’s Federal Inland Revenue Service (FIRS). Consequently, FIRS has […]

July 9, 2021By Chris Forrester

Viasat receives Nigerian satellite licences

Viasat has been authorised to offer satellite broadband services to and from Nigeria. The company has kicked off a consumer and community trial to connect about 15,000 people. Viasat says it now holds a full suite of broadband licences including those of a conventional ISP as well as VSAT licences. Nigeria’s Communications Commission (NCC) granted […]

May 21, 2021By Chris Forrester

Nigeria in Starlink talks

SpaceX is in advanced talks with the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) to bring its SpaceX Starlink broadband by satellite service to the country. According to local reports, Starlink’s Market Access Director for Africa, Ryan Goodnight along with other experts, paid a visit to the NCC where they discussed the possibility and process of obtaining licences […]

May 10, 2021By Chris Forrester

Nigeria close to digital TV

Nigeria is close to migrating fully to digital TV. On April 29th residents of Lagos State, the former capital and still commercial heart of Nigeria, were given an official warning that they have just six months to switch from analogue TV reception to digital. The plan to introduce DTT was announced in 2006. Viewers can […]

May 5, 2021By Chris Forrester

Audiomack partners with MTN

Audiomack has partnered with MTN Nigeria to unveil the Audiomack+MTN Data Bundle programme, which offers MTN subscribers tailored data bundles for streaming unlimited music and accessing content on Audiomack free of data charges. The partnership will see MTN subscribers gain free access to Audiomack’s streaming service via their mobile devices on weekly and monthly subscriptions. […]

April 23, 2021

Nigeria wants a High Throughput satellite

Nigeria’s NigComSat (Nigerian Communications Satellite) is inviting Requests for Proposals from the satellite industry to construct and build a giant High Throughput Satellite (HTS). The new satellite would, says the invitation, serve the nation’s broad array of the communication needs in the areas of Broadcasting, Broadband and Internet Services. Bidders must enter their pre-qualification document […]

March 24, 2021By Chris Forrester

Nigeria: OyaWatch TV launches on Red Bee platform

OyaWatch TV, a new Nigerian subscription based streaming service, has launched through Red Bee Media’s OTT platform. It includes a wide variety of live and on-demand content from a variety of international broadcasters and local sources, distributed through Red Bee’s Channel Store offering. OyaWatch TV is available through applications and browsers on all major devices […]

February 9, 2021

Nigeria issues more sat-comm licences

Nigeria’s Communications Commission (NCC), the regulatory body overseeing the country’s communications sector, has issued new licences and permits equal to 13 additional feeds from mostly existing satellite operators to provide satellite services within the country. The extra permits go to Intelsat, Eutelsat, Avanti, Yahsat, SES (via NSS New Skies), Inmarsat and Iridium. OneWeb is also […]

September 9, 2020By Chris Forrester