DSTV/GOtv Pay-Per-View (PPV) Subscription Model Introduced By MultiChoice

This post is about the new subscription model from MultiChoice called DSTV/Gotv Pay-Per-View (PPV) Model. Here you will get all the information you need to know about this new subscription and how to go about it.

Multichoice Nigeria has announced it would be launching the pay-per-view (PPV) subscription model in the country.
The company says this would allow subscribers watch some important programmes not available on their bouquet. Though, at an extra cost to the willing consumers.

According to a report by Telecompaper, the Head of Public Relations of Multichoice, Caroline Oghuma states that this concept is different from pay-as-you-go, which has been misconstrued to mean pay-per-view.

“Pay TV operation is not like the telecom version where you pay for the amount of airtime you want to use. Pay-as-you-go, as believed by some customers, is not obtainable in the pay TV business,” said Oghuma.

Oghuma also points out that the PPV model is a global practice which allows interested parties pay and view special programmes or events.

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“Paying for PPV in Europe and the UK is equivalent to paying for two months subscription in Nigeria. We know Africans love boxing that is why we are bringing the best thing that is happening in the world to Africa.”

Many subscribers of Multichoice Nigeria's pay-TV service are currently having issues with the company on its fixed subscription regime.

Some of the company’s pay-TV subscribers state that Multichoice should extend the pricing model to over all its bouquets. Consumers say the current pricing regime is unfair and waste of resource as they usually don’t get the value for their money.

“Having a pay-per-view could be a good alternative, as to me the current subscription regime is a cheat on me. Initially, I used to do the full bouquet like N13000 ($42.5) and then I just thought I was wasting money and reduced it to around N3000 ($9.8). What I really watch on the DStv is the E!,” said Ms. Olamide, a DStv subscriber.

Another Explorer subscriber of the DStv pay-TV states that: “The current regime is a reap-off on subscribers as we should only pay for what we consume.”

“I feel the PPV thing should work. I suggest this should be based on option as there many channels and for the explorer package where they record some of the best movies for you to watch. Then, how would do this as it would also affect them.”

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The debate around which pricing model would best suit pay-TV consumers in Nigeria is one that is greatly tied to the sufficiency of the power. ref


  1. hmm,, anyways thanks for the update sir.

  2. good news, let see if it will be implemented

  3. Upon seeing this caption i thought that it was centered on pay-as-you-go but that's not the case here.

  4. My FTA satellites are okay with me since I'm not paying for any subscription.

  5. Nice one from Multichoice hoping to get more benefits from them

  6. This move is only being introduced now into Nigeria simply because TSTV will soon be launched and DSTV is scared of losing customers

  7. Will it be a bad idea of they should introduce pay-as-you-go?

  8. @paul asuquo very nice..but do u use got?