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Court Restrict MultiChoice Nigeria from Increasing DSTV Subscription Rates

A Federal High Court in Maitama, Abuja has restricted Pay television company, MultiChoice Nigeria from implementing its recent increase in DStv subscription rates.

Justice Nnamdi Dimgba on Monday granted an injunction restricting the television company from implementing the new rates. Also, the court placed restriction on the company from any other conduct capable of interfering with the regulatory process of the Consumer Protection Council (CPC).

The orders were granted in Suit No: FHC/ABJ/CS/894/2018 Federal Republic of Nigeria v. MultiChoice Nigeria Limited.

Representatives of the Federal Government were Babatunde Irukera Esq, Abimbola Ojenike, Eme David-Ojugo, Moray Adebayo, Teniola Medupin and Florence Abebe.

In July, MultiChoice increased its subscription rate which commenced on August 1. The new price rate are: DSTV Premium package from N14,700 to N15,800, Compact Plus from N9,900 to N10,650, Compact from N6,300 to N6,800, Family from N3,800 to N4,000, and Access from N1,900 to N2,000.

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