Recall that recently, Multichoice company, owners of GoTV and DSTC channels had increased their monthty subscription even against protest by Nigerians.
However, in what seem like a turn of events, the Acting Director General of Nigerian Broadcasting Commission, NBC, Mr. Armstrong Idachaba, had come heavily on the company and ordered the management of MultiChoice, to suspend the implementation of its new hiked tariffs on different bouquets on its Digital Satellite Television, DSTV.
Besides, the Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, also disclosed Federal government’s plan to break the Sporting rights monopoly of DSTV.
The duo spoke at the National Assembly, while briefing members of an Ad Hoc Committee looking into the hike in tariffs.
_“I want to agree, with the Committee and call on DSTV to suspend the hike in tariffs”, Idachaba, said
when pushed by the Committee”.
If this directive shall be implemented to the later, is yet to be seen.