Advanced Television


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

Report: Satellite TV grows in Ghana, Nigeria

Viewers in Ghana and Nigeria are growing increasingly fond of satellite DTH availability. A study from SES, part of their annual Satellite Monitor survey, reveals a steady increase in the penetration of satellite TV across Africa. The study on TV reception also shows an increase in SES reach from 33 million African households in 2018 […]

June 25, 2020By Chris Forrester

BBC World Service partners with MTN Nigeria

BBC World Service is partnering with MTN Nigeria to deliver BBC News Minute bulletins which will be free of charge to subscribers of the myMTN App in English, Hausa, Igbo, Pidgin and Yoruba. This is the first time an international news organisation will feature in the MyMTN App. BBC News Minute is the BBC’s 60 […]

June 25, 2020

Netflix content deal with Mo Abudu

Netflix and Mo Abudu, an acclaimed Nigerian producer, have entered into a multi-title partnership that will continue growing the company’s investment in Nigerian content. Under this partnership, Abudu – through her production company, EbonyLife – will create two Netflix Original series as well as multiple Netflix branded films and a series that have been licensed […]

June 12, 2020

NigComSat under investigation

Nigeria’s NigComSat satellite business is to be “forensically audited” by order of the country’s House of Representatives. The investigation team will be looking at alleged “sleaze, misappropriation and non-profitability” of the company. The parliamentary report said that the establishment of NigComSat “was to develop the information and communications technology system in Nigeria, as well as […]

June 5, 2020By Chris Forrester