The Federal Government may have notified the management of MultiChoice (DStv/GOtv) 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 will ever operate in Nigeria again after the 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 MultiChoice DStv.

Nigeria is an extremely important market for MultiChoice. The company has invested more than N13 billion ($100 million) in Nigerian content since the entry in 1994. And also has been a source of employment for many Nigerians. The ramifications of this great, affecting massively searched entertainment channel Africa Magic and the accessibility of Nollywood films and its annual award show the AMVCAs. 2019 is still a fairly long time, and this is hoping MultiChoice get this sorted.

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