HiTV’s reality show goes international through deal with French IPTV operator.


When Koko Mansion, a television reality show facilitated by HiTV Nigeria, finally begins, viewers in France and Nigeria’s next door neighbour, Ghana as well as other African countries, will have the opportunity of watching it.

This is going to be made possible because HiTV, the wholly Nigerian pay television company, is among other African channels currently on the French IPTV operator free, which has introduced a new range of African channels on its platform.

Being the first group brought together in the African premium bouquet, it was developed in cooperation with Thema and comprises nine public and commercial channels from a variety of African nations: two from Senegal (RTS and 2STV), three from Cameroon, (CRTV, STV2 and Canal 2), the national public channel of Côte d’Ivoire (RTI), the public channel of the Mali (ORTM), the public channel of the Congo (Tele Congo) and the pan-African channel Africable. HiTV is available free as a la carte service. Freebasic TV subscribers can in addition receive the pan-African news and information channel, Voxafrica.

Also in Ghana, a deal has been signed between HiTV and Skyy Media for the distribution of HiTV’s flagship channels, Hi-Nolly and Nigezie on its platform. Its founder and chief executive director, Toyin Subair, said HiTV is pleased about this development “especially in light of its new TV reality show featuring D’banj tagged Koko Mansion, supported by Nigerian Breweries Plc, Jagal Group, that is billed to come up soon on our platform. The implication of this is that viewers in Africa and Europe will get to see Koko Mansion live as events unfold in the quest of searching for the ideal Kokolette (woman). We are happy that in just two years, HiTV is moving ahead on a difficult turf such as the pay television’s.”

The show is scheduled to show in a couple of weeks time.