Nigerian Senate has enjoined Federal Ministry of Communications and Digital Economy, and the Nigerian Communications Commission to order all pay-tv providers to introduce a pay-per-view model of subscription.
The upper chamber also directs all pay-tv service providers in the country to review their prices downwards to be in tandem with the prevailing reality of the economic situation in the country.
This came following a motion moved by Senator Moro, Patrick Abba (Benue South) titled Nigerians dumbfounded, outraged over Pay-Tv Tariff Hikes, demand for Pay-Per-View subscription model.
In his presentation senator Abba Moro said that the leading pay-tv service provider in the country, (MultiChoice Nigeria) increases the cost of its subscription without considering economic situation of the country.
He further said that the bitter complaints of Nigerian subscribers of pay-tv services is the epileptic electricity supply, which sometimes makes a whole month subscription wasteful without the subscriber watching anything before the expiration.
Moro, however, called for model plan of subscription which would enable subscribers to pay-per watch, in order to avoid paying for services they do not consume.