From Kenneth Udeh, Abuja
The management of Moreplex TV has rolled out new tariff plans in line with the directive of the Senate that all pay television service providers must revert to pay per view module as against the mandatory monthly subscription. Chief executive Officer of Moreplex TV, John Okorocha said the company having taken into consideration the current economic challenges and the need for Nigerians to be entertained and informed said that a subscriber can watch a content with as little as two naira while with the Pay As You Go.
The Nigerian Senate had in March adopted a motion directing all pay television service providers to revert to the pay per view module as against the mandatory monthly subscription.
Okorocha who currently serves as the President/CEO of Isocare, Inc. Hawthorne, California, USA also acknowledged the increase in price and the need for Nigerians to pay per view. He said: The cost of living in Nigeria has continuously been on the rise. From the cost of foodstuff to the cost of electricity and every other aspect which does not exclude subscribing for your Pay TV.
“Most Nigerians have decried the modus operandi of some leading pay TV companies in Nigeria. The stories are almost the same all over, thereby almost wiping away our middle class. However with the emergence of alternatives like Moreplex Tv which readily embraced the Pay As You Go subscription model as prescribed by the Senate, there are opportunities to pay for only what they watch.
“For instance, with the Moreplex TV a la carte, one can watch a content with as little as two naira while with the Pay As You Go, a subscriber can choose to get a daily, weekly, monthly or even yearly subscription package. With a N1000 lease price, a Subscriber will have access to more than 200 Channels.”
Okorocha added that with the coming of Moreplex TV, it has further widened the space of Pay TV in Nigeria. When asked on the challenges of Pay TV operators in Nigeria, John highlighted problems such as inadequate electricity supply, insecurity and over regulation confronting the industry. He also emphasised that operators have to struggle to stay in business with the effects of a consistently high inflation rate and several unfavourable government policies.
“But as a company we shall continue to do our best to adjust to the economic situation to meet up with the needs of our subscribers and the government policies,” Mr. John said.
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