Nigerians Excited as Tstv Kicks off Commercial Operation October 1st with Channels on HD
—Five Latest Transponders Installed to prevent Services Interruption due to bad weather.
—La Liga, English Football League, and other Sports Channels included.
The much awaited unveiling of Nigeria Indigenous Telecom Satellite Television, Tstv Africa is scheduled today, Thursday, October 1st, 2020.
At a world Press Conference held at the Cable Television corporate head office, Abuja, yesterday, The Managing Director and Chief executive, Dr Bright Ikechukwu Echefu told Nigerians that the initial delay, challenges and obstacles is now a thing of the past, as the satellite television is reposition to serve and bridge the gap in the digital communications and technology.
Speaking to IfeanyiCy Media/blog, Dr Echefu said “Tstv is to offer Nigerians affordable subscriptions on pay-per-view basis starting from October 1st, 2020 when it relaunches into services.”
Dr Bright Echefu said “Most of our channels would be high definition and they are priced at N3 or N5 per day. Noting that subscribers would be able to pause their subscriptions temporarily if they are unavailable to watch the programmes.”
The Chief Executive of TStv, Dr Echefu, explained that the Cable Television had learned from it’s past mistakes which forced it out of business for some time.
He said, his firm had invested much in content acquisition which would give Tstv a competitive edge in the Nigeria market, and across Africa.
We have invested heavily in the rights acquisition and acquired five latest transponders which would help us to overcome service disruption and outage during bad weather.
The Tstv commercial operation would be rolled out nationwide from Thursday, October 1st, when the cost of the decoders and location of vendors would be announced.
Dr Echefu said customers have to acquire the new decoders to enable them enjoy the quality service being offered by Tstv a la carte, stating that the old decoders would be swapped with the new one.
Outside offering a-la-carte, meaning subscribers can simply select the channels they wished to watch instead of buying a bouquet of channels they does not watch. Dr Bright said Tstv will show sports including LA Liga and English Football League.
Credit: IfeanyiCy Njoku.