Conncern mounts over DSTV’s potential loss of subscribers
By Nsikan Ikpe
Nigerians are anxiously awaiting the October 1 launch of the new satellite television outlet, TSTV, The Difference checks have revealed.
Long used to the suffocating pressure of having to contend with the monopolistic antics of the Multichoice-driven DSTV, they are presently heaving a sigh of relief that at last some other relatively serious competition may be coming into the pay-TV market.
Before now, there had been a push by the Munir Subair-led HiTV to break the DSTV monopoly but it floundered no thanks to poor business perspectives on the part of the HiTV team.
Another entrant in the market is Kwese TV.
Another sentiment driving the shift in the market presently is the ownership status. Unlike DSTV which is South African-originating, DSTV is chiefly Nigerian-owned.
Vice President, Yemi Osinbajo