UK Pay-TV firm eyes stakes in Nigeria’s digital migration
Paywizard, a UK-based specialist in subscriber management for pay-TV is exploring stakes in the ongoing digital broadcasting switchover plan of National Broadcasting Commission (NBC), the broadcast industry regulator in Nigeria.
Paywizard says it has inked a deal with the Nigerian broadcast industry regulator to complement the successful delivery of the digital switch over programme underway and expected to be completed by June 2017.
Jonathan Guthrie, CEO of Paywizard confirmed the argeement with NBC and Inview, the broadcast and OTT software and services specialist for the realization of the June 2017 digital switch over deadline.
“For over 5 years, Paywizard were instrumental to the successful rollout of digital TV in the UK, which means we have the knowledge and experience to support NBC Nigeria,”. Transitioning to a digital service opens up opportunities for revenue growth but is fraught with challenges and pitfalls. We believe with our proven knowledge and expertise we are well placed to help, support and advice operators transition to digital”, according to Guthrie.
Paywizard sees the African pay-TV market growing at 15% year-on-year and the company says the deal with NBC expand its international presence and lets Nigerian service providers profit from the new TV landscape.
[blockquote right=”pull-right”]“Paywizard sees the African pay-TV market growing at 15% year-on-year and the company says the deal with NBC expand its international presence and lets Nigerian service providers profit from the new TV landscape.”[/blockquote]