I’m not a TV person as I’m always on the system but here is what you need to know about the recent development of DSTV/Gotv about to launch Pay-Per-View subscription model.
Lots of DSTV/Gotv subscribers are complaining bitterly about the price reap-off of this current subscription regime andconsider it as cheat and believes that theyshould only pay for what we consume.
However,Multichoice Nigeria will be launching a pay-per-view (PPV) option in the country. Pay-Per-View (PPV), will allow viewers pay an additional fee to watch a particular programme either on a cable or a satellite TV.
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 the HPR,“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,”
“Paying for Pay-Per-View 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.”
One subscriber lamented bitterly saying…“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.
This might be a good development but also remember that there is no sufficient electricity to watch what you are subscribing for In Nigeria.