MultiChoice Nigeria

By Chinedu James

MultiChoice Nigeria, which owns DSTV and GOTV, has ignored the court injunction served by Justice Nnamdi Dimgba of a Federal High Court sitting in Abuja over the increment in DSTV subscription.

The Pay Tv service company declared that it has filed an appeal and stay of execution following the court order it received from the Consumer Protection Council (CPC) with the CPC joined in the new suit.

MultiChoice had prior to this time announced an increase in the subscription fee of its digital satellite platform, DStv which took effect from August 1, 2018. DStv Premium package rose from N14,700 to N15,800, Compact Plus from N9,900 to N10,650, Compact from N6,300 to N6,800, Family from N3,800 to N4,000 and Access N1,900 to N2,000.

Having received complaints from customers as a result of the increase in subscriptions fees, the Consumer Protection Council (CPC) got an interim injunction from a Federal High Court in Abuja to stop the company from executing the new rate.

The CPC also went further to set up a special channel, [email protected] for affected customers to send their complaints via emails.

However, MultiChoice has gone on to execute its new subscription rates describing the court order in a statement as an affront to the free market economy.

“We believe that the order is an affront to the free market economy and we have now filed a Notice of Appeal and an application for stay of execution, pending the hearing of the appeal. The CPC has been accordingly served with the requisite processes. In light of the application for a stay of execution, the status quo therefore prevails.

“MultiChoice Nigeria will always operate within the ambit of the law and will continue with the authorities to ensure the best outcome for our customers. We remain committed to providing the best quality of entertainment and premium content at the best possible prices,” the statement reads.








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