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HipTV takes Heritage Bank to court

The owner of Nigerian network HipTV has filed a lawsuit against Heritage Bank, accusing it of breaching professional conduct amid a protracted disagreement.

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HipTV is owned by Smooth Promotions, which is run by Ayo Animashaun. By order of the federal high court, the bank recently seized HipTV’s property after it failed to pay back a loan.

However, Smooth Promotions claims the bank fraudulently deducted insurance premiums from HipTV’s account without remitting the money to the insurance company, and charged interest that was not agreed upon, alleging that almost N200m worth of charges were incorrect.

The company is requesting that the court reverse these charges, which were revealed by an independent audit.

“We have gone to the courts and we believe the justice system will intervene to make sure another honest, responsible Nigerian company does not fall prey to a mafia financial institution,” said a spokesperson for the entertainment channel.

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Youth net Hip TV joins Kwesé

Nigerian contemporary music and lifestyle channel Hip TV has been added to the line-up of entertainment channels on pay TV platform Kwesé TV.

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Available on channel 610, the youth-focused net joins a bouquet of exclusive entertainment channels on Kwesé TV. This includes Box TV, Trace Africa, Trace Gospel, Trace Mziki and Sean ‘Puff Daddy’ Combs’ music channel Revolt TV.

Hip TV, owned by Smooth Promotions CEO Ayo Animashaun, is known for its exclusive interviews with Nigerian celebrities, entertainment news and red carpet moments.

Speaking about the addition of Hip TV, Elizabeth Amkpa, Kwesé TV Nigeria’s general manager, said: “Kwesé TV is Afrocentric and youthful so we are happy to have Hip TV, a home-grown channel for a youthful audience, on our platform.”

“Whether you are in the mood for the distinctly Naija beat, hip hop, R&B or gospel from around the world, you will find them all on Kwesé TV.”

Hip TV adds to the varied list of more than 70 channels that are carried by Kwesé TV, which is part of Econet Media. The Hip TV channel is also carried on Multichoice’s DStv platform.

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