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MULTICHOICE MAY INTRODUCE PAYG SUBSCRIPTION SYSTEM

By NBF News
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Multichoice Nigeria, owner of the Digital Satellite Television (DSTV) platform may be at the verge of introducing the Pay-As -You -Go (PAYG) recharge card system if realities on ground turn into possibilities.

Mr. Segun Fayose, Head, Corporate Communication of Multichoice Nigeria disclosed at the 2011 Customer Forum to test the pulse of subscribers to determine the extent to which it's platform and dealers have been able to satisfy subscribers.

While responding to questions from journalists and subscribers, Fayose said it is not out of place in recommending to the management of Multichoice to try the PAYG system, but observedthat, 'we all look forward to that time when this could be possible, the company may be looking at the option because of the challenges we have in the country, it could be difficult to operate such system in Nigeria as a result of the epileptic power system.' Differentiating PAYG from Pay-Per-View (PPV), Fayose explained that the PPV platform practiced in Europe is not the same with the PAYG recharge platform, stressing that PAYG is not practised anywhere in the world.

For customers who complained of distortion in viewership during and after rain fall said that the company has been working on the that , but hinted that it could be noticed for some time now distortions does not take long to disappear .He went further to explain that in some cases the geographical location of the area may warrant the company to install the W7 satellite system which has wider coverage, but that the company has to survey the area to determine whether the system could be installed.