The Senate has finalised plans to commence a probe on DSTV, over alleged price hike.

A Senator said DSTV and its parent company,

Guardian reports that the motion titled: Concern on Unwholesome Practices by Multichoice Nigeria, which was moved by by Senator Isah Misau, set the probe ball rolling.

Misau also accused DSTV of arbitrary increase in the subscription charges, and refusal to adopt the pay as you use model.

He also said the company has been involved in several law suits as a result of their price hikes, addin that the move was in the interest of football loving Nigerians.

Speaking on the development, Senate President Bukola Saraki, said “we must play our role to ensure that we protect Nigerians and ensure that the best global practices are what is happening in our own country so I would want the committees as directed to look into the matter particularly to ensure that the CPC played the role they should play in ensuring that the rights of Nigerians are always protected.”

The Senate President also mandated the relevant committee to report  its findings back to the Senate.


Deputy Senate Leader, Ibn Na’Allah also supported the motion saying “People must not be allowed to take what is not due to them irrespective of where they operate, people must operate within the laws of the country and Nigerians must be protected on the way and manner people operate their business in this country.”

DStv is MultiChoice's digital satellite TV service, with about  8 million subscribers, with the majority being in South Africa and Nigeria.