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FG Unveils New Satellite Pay Television to Provide Alternatives and Value for Nigerians

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FG Unveils New Satellite Pay Television to Provide Alternatives and Value for Nigerians

The Nigerian federal government has introduced a new satellite pay television, Silver Lake Television (SLTV), as an alternative to existing providers.

Sen. George Akume, the Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF), announced the launch of SLTV in Abuja, emphasizing the government’s commitment to promoting competition and responsible broadcasting in the country.

The SGF commended Metrodigital Limited, the owners of SLTV, for their patriotic initiative in establishing the indigenous Nigerian satellite television.

He highlighted the importance of providing Nigerians with real value for their money in terms of service quality and affordability.

The government stands behind SLTV, recognizing the need for alternatives in the satellite pay TV industry.

Dr. Ifeanyi Okafor, the Managing Director of Metrodigital Limited, acknowledged that the growth of pay TV in Nigeria had been hindered by policies and legal frameworks that encouraged monopoly.

However, he expressed optimism as the government had taken positive steps to address these issues, allowing for innovation and improved service delivery.

The Director General and CEO of the Nigerian Broadcasting Commission (NBC), Charles Ebuebu, stated that the commission would consider the call for pay-per-view options by Nigerian pay satellite TV subscribers.

He mentioned the need to renegotiate contracts with content providers to accommodate this model. Ebuebu also assured that the NBC would address overpricing of content and work towards creating a competitive broadcasting ecosystem that prioritizes consumer choice and fair pricing.

While acknowledging the impact of the general economic situation on all sectors, he emphasized the commission’s commitment to preventing exploitative practices.

This article was updated 1 month ago

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