MultiChoice DSTV, GOTV Loses License
Nigerian authorities have notified the management of MultiChoice, owners of Digital Satellite Television (DSTV) and GOTV, a Sub-Saharan African direct broadcast satellite service, that their operations in Nigeria will come to an end in 2019 as their license expires June next year.
According to a letter to that effect issued on Tuesday by the Nigerian Broadcasting Corporation (NBC), the license issued to them in 2014 by NBC will not be renewed because it was not in line with Digital Switch Over (DSO) White Paper.
If Multichoice DSTV/GOTV will ever operate in Nigeria again after expiration of its license, the only option left for them is to go to licensed Signal Distribution company, that is Pinnacle Communications Ltd or ITS.
GOTV has been accused of being used as a conduit to siphon foreign exchange from Nigeria by its parent company, South African Multi Choice DSTV.