Top 10 Facts About DSTV pay-per-view (South Africa – Nigeria)

Let’s talk about DSTV pay-per-view , DSTV, one of Africa’s satellite Cable TV service providers, debuted in Nigeria in 1995 and now has over 6.7 million members, the bulk of whom are in South Africa and Nigeria, which are regarded its most important markets. Multichoice provides the service.

Some Nigerians have stated that in other African nations where DSTV is available, there is a Pay-Per-View subscription structure that allows subscribers to just pay for the channels they watch, rather than for an entire bouquet that they never see. – DSTV pay-per-view

DSTV pay-per-view
DSTV pay-per-view

In an interview, Multichoice CEO Tim Jacobs stated, “If you want to do pay per view, you have to take whatever content the person wants to watch; let us take the obvious one, the EPL; you take the cost of the EPL, you say how many subscribers do I have, and then divide the cost by the number of subscribers that want to watch EPL, and that is how many people pay for it.”

List Of Top 10 Facts About DSTV pay-per-view:

1. Mrs Caroline Oghuma, Public Relations Manager, DSTV Nigeria, further stated that pay per view may not function in Nigeria or any other African country since material is purchased on a monthly basis. “Pay per view is a service that allows users to pay an extra subscription fee to see one-time special events.” The way it works is that, in addition to a monthly membership, content providers would provide a high stakes football or boxing contest, for example, to any subscriber who paid for it. – DSTV pay-per-view

2. This match or event would not be part of the normal schedule, but would be a high-profile event. The 2015 Floyd Mayweather vs. Manny Pacquiao bout, for example, gained international attention utilizing the pay per view model, with members having to pay upwards of 30GBP and $100 in the UK and US, respectively, to see a single boxing match live. At the same time, we offered the same live match to our Premium customers at no extra cost in MultiChoice. “We also made it available for a limited time on our Catch Up service,” she explained.

3. Contrary to popular assumption, pay per view is not available in other African nations, according to her, the concept has been employed in Europe, Canada, Australia, Asia, and the United States, with subscribers in the United States being the most prevalent consumers.

Mrs. Eno George expressed her dissatisfaction, saying, “I am not satisfied, especially during the rainy season, the signals are quite weak and I don’t get to watch much, although I am being charged monthly.” To make matters worse, my favorite channel (Mnet series) was transferred to a higher bouquet; they should find a means to return it to the family bouquet.” – DSTV pay-per-view

4. “Pay per view on a cable television network, we have been informed multiple times by the operators that it is not possible, and I am not sure it runs anyplace in any market in Africa or Europe,” said Mr. Dan. With the rivalry in the pay-tv industry, for example, in Nigeria, StarTimes would have offered it if it had been possible. Satellites improve interconnectivity; the quality of the transmission is determined by the clarity of the satellite. I recall MTN telling us that per-second charging was not conceivable, then Glo came along and made it possible.”

Dan stated that the subscription bouquet was relative to the economy. “For example, examine what you manufacture in the Nigerian market; infrastructure costs more, and South Africa might similarly produce at a lower cost,” he continued.

5. Mr. Sunday Olamide, for one, claimed that there should be no time restriction on dstv subscriptions due to the country’s epileptic power supply. Though he stated that he did not know if pay per view was available anyplace in Africa, he did propose that “government should liberalize the industry and enable other businesspeople to operate, or potentially assist more Nigerian company owners to play.”

6. According to the seventh paragraph of the DSTV Subscriber Terms and Conditions, “MultiChoice Nigeria does not provide subscribers with access to stand-alone programmes, channels, features, facilities, or applications, or the option to subscribe for a portion of a month, although we reserve the right to do so in the future.” – DSTV pay-per-view

7. In light of this, DSTV Nigeria may claim that Nigerian consumers should have no basis for complaint as a result of subscribing to a monthly bouquet since, if a subscriber has read the terms and conditions and continues to subscribe, the subscriber agrees to the terms and conditions. So, why complain about a service that has been delivered to you and for which you voluntarily applied?

8. However, if DSTV states that it reserves the right to supply customers with stand-alone programs and channels in the future, we must ask: When is the future? Why not right now?

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