DSTV Ordered To Suspend Planned Hike In Price

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Good news Africa Magic and Nollywood fans, as a Federal High court sitting in Lagos has ordered Multichoice Nigeria to suspend it’s planned across board increase in the price of its tariffs.

Multichoice, the parent company of DSTV and GOtv had earlier announced that there would be a 20% increase in the price of all its bouquet, but the court presided by Justice C.J. Aneke, acting on a suit filed by two lagos-based lawyers: Osasuyi Adebayo and Oluyinka Oyeniji, has ordered the company to suspend any such increases pending the hearing of the motion which is billed for April 16, 2015.

In its defense, Multichoice claims the planned increase in tariffs is to enable it to continue offering the best in local and international entertainment to its subscribers.

The lawyers also urged the court to order the second defendant, the National Broadcasting Commission (NBC), to also implement Pay Per View where subscribers choose the programmes they want and pay as they watch, which is being implemented in some other parts of the world.