CEM REPORT | Multi Choice Nigeria has implemented the new tariff against CCP Tribunal order restraining the pay-tv operator from implementing the new tariff.
The new tariff has been observed reflecting on the company’s web pages for DSTV and GOTV as earlier announced. A chat with a vendor at Iyana-Ipaja also confirmed the implementation of the new tariff.
New DStv tariff are: Premium (N21,000), Compact + (N14,250), Compact (N9,000), Confam (N5,300), Yanga (N2,950), Padi (N2,150), Business (N2,669), Xtraview + PVR access fee (N2,900)
Those of GOtv as follows: Gotv Max for N4,150, GOtv Jolli for N2,800, GOtv Jinja for N1,900, GOtv Lite for N900.
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Multi Choice Nigeria had announced this increase on 22, March 2022 scheduled to start on April 1. This increment drew attention from Nigerians and the Senate. Also reacted was Competition and Consumer Protection (CCP) Tribunal sitting in Abuja which restrained Multi-Choice Nigeria Limited from increasing its tariffs and cost of products and services.
Thomas Okosun who presided over the three-member tribunal, gave the order following an ex-parte motion moved by Festus Onifade, a legal practitioner, on behalf of himself and the Coalition of Nigeria Consumers.
The Nigerian Senate had earlier in the week ordered an investigation into the justification behind the recent increase in tariff by Multichoice.
The Senate President, Ahmed Lawan, gave the directive during plenary on Wednesday following a debate on the hike in tariff and the demand by Nigerians seeking pay-per-view subscription model.