Why GOTV and StarTimes May Be Free Soon

Nigerians may begin to watch all the channels on GOTV and StarTimes for free soon, after the order given by the Federal Government of Nigeria.

According to Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed, the two companies have been instructed to migrate their signals to the two licensed Free Tv Signal distributors in Nigeria.

While speaking in Abuja on Thursday, he maintained that the Nigerian constitution allows a single frequency network operated by two licensed signal distributors.

He highlighted that distributors to be Integrated Television Services (ITS) and Pinnacle Communications, which the two pay TVs are currently carrying their signals.

Mohammed said, “We have directed National Broadcasting Commission (NBC) to ask Gotv and Startimes to go to either Pinnacle of ITS.

“They cannot carry their signals and that is the only way the licensed signal distributors can survive”

This might come as good news to so many Nigerians who have been complaining about the recent hike in the subscription of the pay TVs in the country.

They have also requested that a pay-as-you-watch tariff be introduced to avoid paying and not watching.

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