We’ve complied with Senate’s order on pay per view, says Moreplex TV boss
In line with the directive of the Senate that all pay TV service providers must revert to pay per view model as against the mandatory monthly subscription, the management of Moreplex TV has rolled out new tariff plans.
The Chief Executive Officer, John Okorocha, said having taken into consideration the current economic challenges and the need for Nigerians to be entertained and informed, the company resolved that a subscriber could watch content with as little as N2 following its ‘Pay As You Go’ policy.
Okorocha, who currently serves as President/CEO of Isocare Inc., Hawthorne, California, United States, 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, including 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.”
He continued: “For instance, with Moreplex TV a la carte, one can watch content with as little as N2, while with the pay-as-you-go model, a subscriber can choose to get a daily, weekly, monthly or even yearly subscription package. With an N1000 lease price, a subscriber will have access to more than 200 channels.”
Okorocha added that the coming of Moreplex TV, has further widened the Pay TV space in Nigeria.
When asked about the challenges of Pay TV operators in the country, the CEO listed the problems to include inadequate electricity supply, insecurity and over-regulation.
He stressed that operators have to struggle to stay in business with the effects of a steady inflation rate and unfavourable government policies.
“But as a company, we shall continue to do us. He stressed that operators have to struggle to stay in business with the effects of a steady inflation rate and 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 government policies,” he added.