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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

Nigerians angered by MultiChoice price hikes

There’s a groundswell of complaints from Nigerian subscribers to MultiChoice’s DStv and GoTV pay services. Subscribers are upset over two price hikes in barely three months from the South African pay-TV giant. MultiChoice has sent letters to subscribers, with some saying: “Dear Customer, please be advised of a price adjustment on your DStv Premium package […]

August 25, 2020By Chris Forrester

Nigeria writes off TV station debts

Nigeria’s government is writing off 60 per cent of the debts owed by local broadcast stations. The rationale is the economic downturn caused by the Covid-19 virus, and the government’s intention is to help ameliorate the impact of the virus. Nigeria says the total debts owned by TV and radio operators to the government is […]

July 10, 2020By Chris Forrester

Nigeria orders MultiChoice to suspend price rises

Nigeria’s National Broadcasting Commission (NBC) has ordered pay-TV giant MultiChoice to suspend new price rises on its DStv bouquets. Bad as this news might be there’s also further tough news for MultiChoice in that Nigeria’s Minister of Information & Broadcasting, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, confirmed that the Nigerian government is looking to rule that DStv can […]

July 2, 2020By Chris Forrester

Nigeria: 55% say kids spend too much time on mobile screens

According to a recent survey by Kaspersky, 27 per cent of Nigerian parents do not watch video blogs and are not sure what is popular among modern kids. However, the kids themselves are interested in watching such content: one third of children in Nigeria watch video blogs, including those dedicated to games and toys (60 […]

June 30, 2020