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Alhaji Lai Mohammed And NBC Should Stop The Unnecessary Attack On Dstv by temptnow: 7:47pm On Jul 13, 2020
I strongly believe Lai Mohammed and NBC boss are trying to destroy the already struggling media instead of improving them.

Nigerians are not paying attention until DStv will decide not to renew EPL and champions league right that's when people will act surprised by then we are left with Alhaji Lai Mohammed baby(NTA Startime) that can't afford $280 million dollars.

There's nothing like Pay as you go in South Africa.


The budget-conscious segment of the pay-Television market in Nigeria has been strident in its push for a pay-as-watch (PAYW) model.

This push is encouraged by the use of the pay-as-you-go (PAYG) model in the telecommunications sector, which also adopted the per-second billing system after an initial reluctance.

Pay-As-You-Watch, most pay-TV subscribers are convinced, will free them from monthly contracts and introduce greater flexibility in how they watch television.

More than that, many are convinced that the model is already in operation in South Africa and want its adoption in Nigeria.There is no such thing as pay-as-you-watch TV in South Africa.

What exists is the monthly contract model like we have in Nigeria and other countries of the world.Pay-as-you-watch is often confused with pay-per-view (PPV). Are they the same? No.

The PPV model allows a subscriber to watch some special events, usually of the high-ticket variety in sports and entertainment, by paying for such events in addition to having an active subscription.

This means that if pay-per-view was available in Nigeria, a subscriber would need to pay his/her monthly subscription to a pay-TV provider and then pay an additional sum-usually very expensive-to watch a high-ticket event like the Floyd Mayweather vs Manny Pacquaio fight for which boxing fans in the US paid $100 on top of their regular subscription.

That is $100 for a two-hour fight. In Nigeria, those who watched the fight on DStv’s SuperSport channel did so at no extra cost. Pay-per-view also does not exist in South Africa.

A question often asked is: Why can we not have a pay-as-you-go model for pay-TV as we have in telecommunications, where subscribers pay for what they use?The answer is that both industries operate differently. Very differently. How?

Telecoms service providers do not buy content like pay-TV providers do because they are not in the business of providing entertainment content. What they buy is spectrum, for which they make a one-off payment.Entertainment content is not bought on one-off basis.

Pay-TV providers continually pay for content, with an upward review in cost when contracts for such expire. Going by this, the pay-as-you-go model in telecommunications does not fit the pay-TV industry. Pay-TV companies are, by and large, agents or vendors.

They do not always own the content they broadcast. Content owners do not sell to vendors on pay-as-you-watch basis, an arrangement that does not accommodate the vending of such content on a pay-as-you-watch basis.

Pay-as-you-watch model, if ever adopted, will hinder rather than help the subscriber because of its prohibitive cost. It costs about N2,000 to watch a movie at a cinema. One movie.

If a pay-TV provider charges the same sum for a movie, subscribers are cooked! Now, if you find the movie you have gone to watch at the cinema unexciting after 40 minutes, do you get a refund?

Of course, not. It is the same with a football match you have paid to watch at a stadium.Pay-TV companies are also unable to go back to those who sell them content to demand a refund with a complaint that subscribers find their content tedious. Content contracts leave no room for such.

Subscribers often hinge their demand for a pay-as-you-watch model on the fact they are billed while not watching, probably when at work or out of town. The truth is that it cannot be otherwise.

The technology used in pay-TV broadcast transmits signals in just one direction: to the decoder. It is called downlink. It does not send back to the pay-TV provider.

That way, the provider has no way of knowing whether or not a subscriber is watching or what he/she is watching.

The only thing a provider can do is to block the smart card from accessing signal when subscription has expired. Pay-as-you-watch is assumed to be a pocket-friendly usage billing model, but it is not.

A semblance of that exists in the United Kingdom, where TV and broadband packages are tied together.

For example, BSkyB’s Now TV offers access to Sky’s seven sports channels as well as some entertainment and movie channels on smartphones, games consoles, tablets and similar devices.

A subscriber need not have an active Sky subscription to enjoy the service because it is exclusively internet-based.Payment, which is daily or weekly, depends on the package.

For the entertainment package, the sum is £6.99 (N2,380) daily. The movie package costs £9.99 (N3,400) daily. The sports package costs £6.99 (N2,380) daily and £10.99 (N3,740) weekly.

The model does not allow a subscriber to pay for only channel on any of the packages, as the content is sold in bundles. Now, add the cost to that of the data you need to view your favourite content and work out the cost.

And in a country where internet connection can be relied upon to be unreliable, pay-as-you-watch is not as appealing as you assume. Remember, you cannot demand a refund from the subscriber in the event of patchy internet service.

Re: Alhaji Lai Mohammed And NBC Should Stop The Unnecessary Attack On Dstv by Goldp5988(f): 7:54pm On Jul 13, 2020
If there's nothing as pay as you go in SA, are we in SA? If DSTV is not ready to give Nigerians the service we need and that will favour us, they should go in peace, imagine somebody paid 9k as sub on DSTV explorer decoder and you can't view all the channel.

I just hope the people that will make dstv do the right thing in Nigeria will not go behind and take bribe and forget the whole issue.

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Re: Alhaji Lai Mohammed And NBC Should Stop The Unnecessary Attack On Dstv by amaham(m): 8:00pm On Jul 13, 2020
Lai Mohammed is hustling for star times
Re: Alhaji Lai Mohammed And NBC Should Stop The Unnecessary Attack On Dstv by Nobody: 8:01pm On Jul 13, 2020
DSTV is a Scam. How can you paying for service you don't enjoy. If they can get PAY PER VIEW, they should pack up.

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Re: Alhaji Lai Mohammed And NBC Should Stop The Unnecessary Attack On Dstv by BERNIMOORE: 8:08pm On Jul 13, 2020
temptnow:


[s]I strongly believe Lai Mohammed and NBC boss are trying to destroy the already struggling media instead of improving them.

Nigerians are not paying attention until DStv will decide not to renew EPL and champions league right that's when people will act surprised by then we are left with Alhaji Lai Mohammed baby(NTA Startime) that can't afford $280 million dollars.

There's nothing like Pay as you go in South Africa.


The budget-conscious segment of the pay-Television market in Nigeria has been strident in its push for a pay-as-watch (PAYW) model.

This push is encouraged by the use of the pay-as-you-go (PAYG) model in the telecommunications sector, which also adopted the per-second billing system after an initial reluctance.

Pay-As-You-Watch, most pay-TV subscribers are convinced, will free them from monthly contracts and introduce greater flexibility in how they watch television.

More than that, many are convinced that the model is already in operation in South Africa and want its adoption in Nigeria.There is no such thing as pay-as-you-watch TV in South Africa.

What exists is the monthly contract model like we have in Nigeria and other countries of the world.Pay-as-you-watch is often confused with pay-per-view (PPV). Are they the same? No.

The PPV model allows a subscriber to watch some special events, usually of the high-ticket variety in sports and entertainment, by paying for such events in addition to having an active subscription.

This means that if pay-per-view was available in Nigeria, a subscriber would need to pay his/her monthly subscription to a pay-TV provider and then pay an additional sum-usually very expensive-to watch a high-ticket event like the Floyd Mayweather vs Manny Pacquaio fight for which boxing fans in the US paid $100 on top of their regular subscription.

That is $100 for a two-hour fight. In Nigeria, those who watched the fight on DStv’s SuperSport channel did so at no extra cost. Pay-per-view also does not exist in South Africa.

A question often asked is: Why can we not have a pay-as-you-go model for pay-TV as we have in telecommunications, where subscribers pay for what they use?The answer is that both industries operate differently. Very differently. How?

Telecoms service providers do not buy content like pay-TV providers do because they are not in the business of providing entertainment content. What they buy is spectrum, for which they make a one-off payment.Entertainment content is not bought on one-off basis.

Pay-TV providers continually pay for content, with an upward review in cost when contracts for such expire. Going by this, the pay-as-you-go model in telecommunications does not fit the pay-TV industry. Pay-TV companies are, by and large, agents or vendors.

They do not always own the content they broadcast. Content owners do not sell to vendors on pay-as-you-watch basis, an arrangement that does not accommodate the vending of such content on a pay-as-you-watch basis.

Pay-as-you-watch model, if ever adopted, will hinder rather than help the subscriber because of its prohibitive cost. It costs about N2,000 to watch a movie at a cinema. One movie.

If a pay-TV provider charges the same sum for a movie, subscribers are cooked! Now, if you find the movie you have gone to watch at the cinema unexciting after 40 minutes, do you get a refund?

Of course, not. It is the same with a football match you have paid to watch at a stadium.Pay-TV companies are also unable to go back to those who sell them content to demand a refund with a complaint that subscribers find their content tedious. Content contracts leave no room for such.

Subscribers often hinge their demand for a pay-as-you-watch model on the fact they are billed while not watching, probably when at work or out of town. The truth is that it cannot be otherwise.

The technology used in pay-TV broadcast transmits signals in just one direction: to the decoder. It is called downlink. It does not send back to the pay-TV provider.

That way, the provider has no way of knowing whether or not a subscriber is watching or what he/she is watching.

The only thing a provider can do is to block the smart card from accessing signal when subscription has expired. Pay-as-you-watch is assumed to be a pocket-friendly usage billing model, but it is not.

A semblance of that exists in the United Kingdom, where TV and broadband packages are tied together.

For example, BSkyB’s Now TV offers access to Sky’s seven sports channels as well as some entertainment and movie channels on smartphones, games consoles, tablets and similar devices.

A subscriber need not have an active Sky subscription to enjoy the service because it is exclusively internet-based.Payment, which is daily or weekly, depends on the package.

For the entertainment package, the sum is £6.99 (N2,380) daily. The movie package costs £9.99 (N3,400) daily. The sports package costs £6.99 (N2,380) daily and £10.99 (N3,740) weekly.

The model does not allow a subscriber to pay for only channel on any of the packages, as the content is sold in bundles. Now, add the cost to that of the data you need to view your favourite content and work out the cost.

And in a country where internet connection can be relied upon to be unreliable, pay-as-you-watch is not as appealing as you assume. Remember, you cannot demand a refund from the subscriber in the event of patchy internet service[/s].
Trash

So because.of Epl we deserve the swindling of our monies abi I strongly believed that you're paid to post this or your job or benefits from Dstv is on line

Leave Epl alone, Nigerians did not die when EPL Stopped during convid19 so let new stations come up we shall endure their epileptic delivery in the beginning until they grow better than Dstv.

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Re: Alhaji Lai Mohammed And NBC Should Stop The Unnecessary Attack On Dstv by TheGiftedOne(m): 8:46pm On Jul 13, 2020
Right now I'm in a fix about this whole debate.
Re: Alhaji Lai Mohammed And NBC Should Stop The Unnecessary Attack On Dstv by temptnow: 7:14am On Jul 14, 2020
BERNIMOORE:
Trash

So because.of Epl we deserve the swindling of our monies abi I strongly believed that you're paid to post this or your job or benefits from Dstv is on line

Leave Epl alone, Nigerians did not die when EPL Stopped during convid19 so let new stations come up we shall endure their epileptic delivery in the beginning until they grow better than Dstv.

I won't argue with you, there's absolutely no other company that can cough out $280million startimes will be a joker to try. For me, they shouldn't renew and let us have a cheaper option without football

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Re: Alhaji Lai Mohammed And NBC Should Stop The Unnecessary Attack On Dstv by juvewalex(m): 7:27am On Jul 14, 2020
DSTV should be left alone to continue it's extortion right ?

Dstv will just rise anytime and increase all it's subscription packages and will never heed to government warning of increment reviews.

The most annoying part is paying to watch our local channels during the lockdown. Dstv has been benefiting from the monopolised market by the government and still enjoys that till date.

Nobody is imploring dstv to renew EPL and UCL right if that's the cause of the extortion.

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Re: Alhaji Lai Mohammed And NBC Should Stop The Unnecessary Attack On Dstv by focus7: 7:37am On Jul 14, 2020
Op who told you that if Lai Muhammed cannot pay $280m we don't have other Nigerians that can pay it?

We don't care if there's pay as you watch in South Africa or not, Nigerians want pay as you watch policy and we also want dstv monopoly broken, let the airing right dstv enjoys be distributed evenly to interested broadcasting houses.

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Re: Alhaji Lai Mohammed And NBC Should Stop The Unnecessary Attack On Dstv by escohido123: 7:43am On Jul 14, 2020
temptnow:
I strongly believe Lai Mohammed and NBC boss are trying to destroy the already struggling media instead of improving them.

Nigerians are not paying attention until DStv will decide not to renew EPL and champions league right that's when people will act surprised by then we are left with Alhaji Lai Mohammed baby(NTA Startime) that can't afford $280 million dollars.

There's nothing like Pay as you go in South Africa.


The budget-conscious segment of the pay-Television market in Nigeria has been strident in its push for a pay-as-watch (PAYW) model.

This push is encouraged by the use of the pay-as-you-go (PAYG) model in the telecommunications sector, which also adopted the per-second billing system after an initial reluctance.

Pay-As-You-Watch, most pay-TV subscribers are convinced, will free them from monthly contracts and introduce greater flexibility in how they watch television.

More than that, many are convinced that the model is already in operation in South Africa and want its adoption in Nigeria.There is no such thing as pay-as-you-watch TV in South Africa.

What exists is the monthly contract model like we have in Nigeria and other countries of the world.Pay-as-you-watch is often confused with pay-per-view (PPV). Are they the same? No.

The PPV model allows a subscriber to watch some special events, usually of the high-ticket variety in sports and entertainment, by paying for such events in addition to having an active subscription.

This means that if pay-per-view was available in Nigeria, a subscriber would need to pay his/her monthly subscription to a pay-TV provider and then pay an additional sum-usually very expensive-to watch a high-ticket event like the Floyd Mayweather vs Manny Pacquaio fight for which boxing fans in the US paid $100 on top of their regular subscription.

That is $100 for a two-hour fight. In Nigeria, those who watched the fight on DStv’s SuperSport channel did so at no extra cost. Pay-per-view also does not exist in South Africa.

A question often asked is: Why can we not have a pay-as-you-go model for pay-TV as we have in telecommunications, where subscribers pay for what they use?The answer is that both industries operate differently. Very differently. How?

Telecoms service providers do not buy content like pay-TV providers do because they are not in the business of providing entertainment content. What they buy is spectrum, for which they make a one-off payment.Entertainment content is not bought on one-off basis.

Pay-TV providers continually pay for content, with an upward review in cost when contracts for such expire. Going by this, the pay-as-you-go model in telecommunications does not fit the pay-TV industry. Pay-TV companies are, by and large, agents or vendors.

They do not always own the content they broadcast. Content owners do not sell to vendors on pay-as-you-watch basis, an arrangement that does not accommodate the vending of such content on a pay-as-you-watch basis.

Pay-as-you-watch model, if ever adopted, will hinder rather than help the subscriber because of its prohibitive cost. It costs about N2,000 to watch a movie at a cinema. One movie.

If a pay-TV provider charges the same sum for a movie, subscribers are cooked! Now, if you find the movie you have gone to watch at the cinema unexciting after 40 minutes, do you get a refund?

Of course, not. It is the same with a football match you have paid to watch at a stadium.Pay-TV companies are also unable to go back to those who sell them content to demand a refund with a complaint that subscribers find their content tedious. Content contracts leave no room for such.

Subscribers often hinge their demand for a pay-as-you-watch model on the fact they are billed while not watching, probably when at work or out of town. The truth is that it cannot be otherwise.

The technology used in pay-TV broadcast transmits signals in just one direction: to the decoder. It is called downlink. It does not send back to the pay-TV provider.

That way, the provider has no way of knowing whether or not a subscriber is watching or what he/she is watching.

The only thing a provider can do is to block the smart card from accessing signal when subscription has expired. Pay-as-you-watch is assumed to be a pocket-friendly usage billing model, but it is not.

A semblance of that exists in the United Kingdom, where TV and broadband packages are tied together.

For example, BSkyB’s Now TV offers access to Sky’s seven sports channels as well as some entertainment and movie channels on smartphones, games consoles, tablets and similar devices.

A subscriber need not have an active Sky subscription to enjoy the service because it is exclusively internet-based.Payment, which is daily or weekly, depends on the package.

For the entertainment package, the sum is £6.99 (N2,380) daily. The movie package costs £9.99 (N3,400) daily. The sports package costs £6.99 (N2,380) daily and £10.99 (N3,740) weekly.

The model does not allow a subscriber to pay for only channel on any of the packages, as the content is sold in bundles. Now, add the cost to that of the data you need to view your favourite content and work out the cost.

And in a country where internet connection can be relied upon to be unreliable, pay-as-you-watch is not as appealing as you assume. Remember, you cannot demand a refund from the subscriber in the event of patchy internet service.



It seems u work with multi choice this is how we Nigerians betray ourselves.
We are not united in anything.
Weldone advocate general of multi choice.

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Re: Alhaji Lai Mohammed And NBC Should Stop The Unnecessary Attack On Dstv by abobote: 7:45am On Jul 14, 2020
Exactly, they should come up with better alternative if they have one, instead of all these unnecessary attack
Re: Alhaji Lai Mohammed And NBC Should Stop The Unnecessary Attack On Dstv by tamdun: 7:46am On Jul 14, 2020
For the past 3 years I've never missed a month on my gotv sub, I think it's time I try startimes, I watch all matches online so I won't miss them if they stopped showing epl
Re: Alhaji Lai Mohammed And NBC Should Stop The Unnecessary Attack On Dstv by focus7: 7:48am On Jul 14, 2020
Goldp5988:
If there's nothing as pay as you go in SA, are we in SA? If DSTV is not ready to give Nigerians the service we need and that will favour us, they should go in peace, imagine somebody paid 9k as sub on DSTV explorer decoder and you can't view all the channel.

I just hope the people that will make dstv do the right thing in Nigeria will not go behind and take bribe and forget the whole issue.

And to think that most of the channels are filled with junks and recycled programs, very annoying.

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Re: Alhaji Lai Mohammed And NBC Should Stop The Unnecessary Attack On Dstv by jammer777: 8:10am On Jul 14, 2020
tamdun:
For the past 3 years I've never missed a month on my gotv sub, I think it's time I try startimes, I watch all matches online so I won't miss them if they stopped showing epl

It's very likely DSTV is behind the blockage of Nigerian IP addresses on hesgoal.com, the site is very good for streaming with very small data usage. The ship is sailing already, dstv monopoly will be broken and Nigerians will find cheaper alternatives sooner or later.
Re: Alhaji Lai Mohammed And NBC Should Stop The Unnecessary Attack On Dstv by valentineuwakwe(m): 8:35am On Jul 14, 2020
Your write hit the nail on the head....we often shy away from the truth here in this part of the world but please dont compare SA to Nigeria cos theyhave steady electricity supply which they can pay n watch anytime but here the case is the reverse hence the pay as you watch option is now making noise....
The main thing am asking is that why is Gotv still showing old content in most of their channels? I remember I bought my decoder in 2014 and the same content is what they are still showing in 2020..haba Gotv!
Re: Alhaji Lai Mohammed And NBC Should Stop The Unnecessary Attack On Dstv by temptnow: 8:47am On Jul 14, 2020
escohido123:




It seems u work with multi choice this is how we Nigerians betray ourselves.
We are not united in anything.
Weldone advocate general of multi choice.

I will come back to this your comment when DStv drops Nigerians true love football right for Buhari to buy and share with DStv and startimes
Re: Alhaji Lai Mohammed And NBC Should Stop The Unnecessary Attack On Dstv by yourgistpartner: 8:55am On Jul 14, 2020
well, in as much as we are complaining. Let's also remember that south African companies are better than ours.

I hope we will cope if they leave, my opinion
Re: Alhaji Lai Mohammed And NBC Should Stop The Unnecessary Attack On Dstv by obinna37(m): 10:13am On Jul 14, 2020
yourgistpartner:
well, in as much as we are complaining. Let's also remember that south African companies are better than ours.

I hope we will cope if they leave, my opinion
Op if them want to go,let them go, we will cope, after all we have been coping from bad government for years
Re: Alhaji Lai Mohammed And NBC Should Stop The Unnecessary Attack On Dstv by edoairways: 1:56pm On Jul 14, 2020
BERNIMOORE:
Trash

So because.of Epl we deserve the swindling of our monies abi I strongly believed that you're paid to post this or your job or benefits from Dstv is on line

Leave Epl alone, Nigerians did not die when EPL Stopped during convid19 so let new stations come up we shall endure their epileptic delivery in the beginning until they grow better than Dstv.
Then let dstv be
Re: Alhaji Lai Mohammed And NBC Should Stop The Unnecessary Attack On Dstv by edoairways: 1:57pm On Jul 14, 2020
temptnow:


I will come back to this your comment when DStv drops [b]Nigerians true love football [/b]right for Buhari to buy and share with DStv and startimes
Not all Nigerians
Re: Alhaji Lai Mohammed And NBC Should Stop The Unnecessary Attack On Dstv by edoairways: 2:01pm On Jul 14, 2020
jammer777:


It's very likely DSTV is behind the blockage of Nigerian IP addresses on hesgoal.com, the site is very good for streaming with very small data usage. The ship is sailing already, dstv monopoly will be broken and Nigerians will find cheaper alternatives sooner or later.
Monopoly doesn't exist in Nigeria, there are alternatives

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