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Senate goes after DStv following Compact bouquet review

Nigerian senate were ball watching when most Nigerians clamoured for a review of DStv charges but a day after DStv reviewed its bouquet packages providing English Premier League matches as well as La Liga matches to its subscribers, Nigerian senate swung into action threatening to sanction the pay-TV company.

Senate President, Bukola Saraki said the 8th Assembly has received complains from Nigerians and will act upon it. “After receiving complaints by Nigerians, the Senate today discussed a motion on the Unwholesome Practices by Multichoice Nigeria (DSTV) – a subsidiary of South African-based Multichoice Africa,” Saraki said.

“Distinguished senators noted that Multichoice’s arbitrary subscription charges, price hikes and refusals to adopt a pay-as-you-use model, affect Nigerian subscribers negatively.”

“For this reason, the senate, through its Committee on Information, will be organising a public hearing with stakeholders like the Nigerian Broadcast Commission (NBC) and the Consumer Protection Council (CPC) to work out ways to ensure that Nigerian customers are protected from exploitation, and to guarantee that our regulatory agencies begin to take their responsibilities as ‘Watchdogs’ more seriously.

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