ATCIS Urges House of Representatives to Pass Bill, Enforce Pay Per View Billing on DSTV, Gotv and Startimes ~Ajasa-Info

It has been good four year now when Association of Telephone, Cable TV and Internet Subscriber of Nigeria (ATCIS) a leading advocacy body with over 223 million telecom subscribers across 36 states within six geo-political zone in Nigeria, with a mission to promote mutual co-existence, fair play, defend the right among subscribers by endorsing and ensuring good products and network service delivery from network operators and service providers to its members, while providing a platform to advance the right of Telephone, Cable TV and Internet subscribers throughout Nigeria.

Under leadership of Prince Sina Bilesanmi aka Ojueko National President sponsored and reported the matter how PayTv Operator’s especially DStv milk Nigerians to the House of Representatives has passed the NBC Act (Amendment) Bill, News Week Nigeria reports. The NBC Act (amendment) Bill, according to the member representing Ukanafun Oruk/Anam Federal Constituency and Deputy Chairman Communications Committee in the House of Representatives, Rep. Unyime Idem, has since been passed by the House of Representatives and is now awaiting concurrence by the Senate before being implemented

Following persistent calls that one day Our dream is Pay Per View shall come to reality by Association of Telephone, Cable Tv and Internet Subscribers of Nigeria [ATCIS-Nigeria] being masses advocacy body to Nigerians on the status of the PayTv Operator’s like DStv, Gotv & Startime to start running Pay As You Go or Pay Per View tariff being pursued by the member representing Ukanafun Oruk/Anam Federal Constituency and Deputy Chairman Communications Committee in the House of Representatives, Rep. Unyime Idem, it has become necessary to give an update as follow

“Yesterday Friday 12th May,2023 a motion by Rep. Unyime Idem seeking to investigate non implementation of Pay As You Go or Pay Per View tariff by DSTV and others broadcast satellite service providers, the House in its wisdom set up an adhoc committee headed by him to investigate the matter.”

Bilesanmi said that Nigerians PayTv Subscriber household are over 20million’s not happy with Operator’s and Lawmakers because we got an information that DStv, Gotv and Startime Plan to bribe National Assemble through National Broadcasting Commission, [NBC] with Ten billion of Naira for not to implement Pay Per View or Pay As You Go as demand by Nigerian PayTv Subscribers.

National President ATCIS Hon Sina Bilesanmi aka Ojueko warm our Lawmakers that they always remember two things; one they are also Subscriber, two four years just at the corner, they should use their good office to break the Digital PayTv Monopoly in that Sector.

On advocate ATCIS has made significant progress in various reforms, with 295 successful achievements to date, 861 newspaper publication both online, local, international news as well as radio and national Television interviews “During investigation, DSTV increased the prices of its bouquet. Irked by this act of insensitivity, the Committee asked the National Broadcasting Commission, NBC, the Regulator, to order DSTV to revert to the old price.”

DSTV responded by saying that the NBC Act does not give it powers to regulate or fix prices for her services stating that the forces of demand and supply is the determining factor”.

ATCIS has received 20 awards from Government agencies, corporate bodies and international organizations, including one from the world leaders Telecom Conference in Spain.

ATCIS social platforms are;
Instagram: atcisnigeria
Twitter: @atcis9ja
Facebook: atcisnigeria ATCIS hotline & WhatsApp: 07052713300


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