Senate To Hold Public Hearing On DSTV Following Complaints By Customers


The Senate Committee on Information will organise 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.

Senate President Bukola Saraki made this disclosure, yesterday, after the Senate discussed “a motion on the Unwholesome Practices by Multichoice Nigeria (DSTV) – a subsidiary of South African-based Multichoice Africa” following complaints by Nigerians.

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

MutiChoice has already introduced two new sports channels to enable Nigerians watch the English Premier League and the Spanish La Liga in part compliance with orders by the Consumer Protection Council (CPC).