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Nigerians back FG on sports’ broadcast rights reforms

By John Egbokhan Nigerians have urged the Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, to stay focused as he champions the move to bring to a stop the exclusive rights in sports broadcasting in the country. This follows a directive by the Federal Government to the National Broadcasting Commission, NBC, to implement measures, geared
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Adesina, Elumelu, Awosika congratulate News Central TV on official launch

A nation in search of cost-based pay-TV model

By Okoh Aihe The broadcast industry has been in the news lately. First, the National Broadcasting Commission (NBC), the regulator of the industry released the 6th Edition of the Nigeria Broadcasting Code which has simmered in cacophonous responses from multi-stakeholder interests in the industry. Then, only last week, the regulator got buttoned in the National
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We’re implementing new VAT rate, not raising prices— MultiChoice

Pay TV: What It costs subscribers in other lands

By LEKAN BILESANMI The recent announcement of across-the-board price increases on its DStv platform by pay TV service provider, MultiChoice, predictably caused an uproar among its subscribers. In a text message sent to its subscribers, the company stated that from 1 August, subscription rates for all DStv bouquets will rise by some margin. When they
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Factors That Determine Pay-TV Pricing

While there is no debate about the quality of its programming, consumers tend to think its services should be less pricey. For any pay-television operator, programme content plays a central role. In choosing between distributors, consumers base their choice largely on the programming available from each one. In particular, highly attractive ‘premium’ programming, especially live coverage of popular sports events and recent Hollywood movies, drive consumer choice.

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