Report okays DStv as preferred pay tv option for Nigerians
Multichoice Nigeria’s DStv and GOtv platforms have emerged as Nigerians’ preferred Pay TV service providers for home entertainment during the festive season of November and December 2019, into January 2020. This was revealed in a newly published independent report, which surveyed hundreds of Nigerians from various walks of life in 27 states across the country.
According to the report published by Nigerian Entertainment Today (theNETng), 52 per cent of respondents say that watching some form of TV at home is their preferred festive season activity, while over 48 per cent of Cable TV customers say that DStv is their preferred service provider throughout the festive period, including during the Christmas and New Year holidays. 33 per cent chose GOtv as their primary source of TV content.
The survey, which had over 80 per cent of its respondents under the age of 35, also suggests that watching TV was the overwhelmingly most popular activity amongst young people during the festive season. Only about 30 per cent of respondents say they spend most of the festive season going out to visit family and friends or to party.
The report also provides some insight into the most popular programming types among young pay TV subscribers in Nigeria.
Forty-seven per cent of respondents say they watch mostly foreign movies, while 12 per cent watch mostly Nigerian movies on channels such as Africa Magic. 16 per cent of respondents watch mostly football and sports, while 11 per cent spend most of their time watching music shows during the holiday season.
While highlighting the consumption behaviour of content consumers in the country during the end of year festive season, this report has further reconfirmed the acceptance of the TV station amongst Nigerians. With the recent launch of new packages, which are specially customised for Nigerians, the company aims to unlock a new level of entertainment and value for customers, giving them improved choices and a brand new, more-value-for-money experience.