Thursday, 8 February 2018

FG set to shut down Multichoice, DSTV/GOTV



The Federal Government may have notified the management of MultiChoice DSTV/GOTV that their operations, in Nigeria, will come to an end in 2019 as their license expires June next year.

According to a letter to that effect issued, on Tuesday, by the Nigerian Broadcasting Corporation(NBC), the license issued to them in 2014 by NBC will not be renewed because it was not in line with Digital Switch Over (DSO) White Paper.

If Multichoice DSTV/GOTV will ever operate in Nigeria again after expiration of its license, the only option left for them is to go to licensed Signal Distribution company, that is Pinnacle Communications Ltd or ITS.

GOTV has been accused of being used as a conduit to siphon foreign exchange from Nigeria by its parent company, South African Multi Choice DSTV.

DSTV/GOTV are currently the only TV/satellite network broadcasting Big Brother Naija season 3 which started last month, Big Brother Naija, formerly known as Big Brother Nigeria, is a reality TV show based on the Big Brother TV series in which 20 contestants live in an isolated house and compete for a large cash prize, the grand prize to be won this year is 45 million Naira.

DStv (Digital Satellite Television) is a Sub-Saharan African direct broadcast satellite service owned by MultiChoice. The service launched in 1995 and provides multiple channels and services to their subscribers, which currently number around eight million.

The majority of subscribers are in South Africa and Nigeria, with Kenya, Ghana, Angola, Zimbabwe, Uganda, Mauritius, Tanzania and Botswana additionally served by the company.

While GOtv is referred to as the home of African television and is committed to delivering family entertainment to Africa. GOtv provides the greatest selection of local channels made in Africa for Africa. Their reliable service is one you can trust so that you may experience the digital revolution in your home.

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