TStv since its announcement got all whole lot Nigerians at the cliff edge that a final major competitor has landed the market.
The indigenous digital satellite TV which will take to the airwaves this October is aiming to offer almost 100 channels and employ 5,000 locals. As well as 24-hour television content, the direct-to-home (DTH) TV platform promises to offer Nigerians “complementary Internet capacity, smart home, ability to pause subscriptions for a record of seven days every month, video calls, and in-built 500GB hard drive … for content storage [and] video-on-demand services.”
Our vision is to provide premium video experience to Nigerians at affordable prices. Our services will enable the viewers to experience HD and SD video and internet surfing at the same time. We are the first indigenous local operator in the region to launch such a premium platform with a variety of services to Nigerians, who have been so far paying exorbitant prices to foreign operators.
The company has been operating the broadcast network African Health Television for the past five years. “We have no doubt whatsoever that TSTV would offer an excellent and affordable digital satellite television services to Nigerians,” managing director and CEO, Echefu Bright Ikechukwu, told reporters, adding that 5,000 free decoders would be distributed at launch.
Analysts expect the service will compete for subscribers with pay-TV rivals GOtv and StarTimes, rather than MultiChoice’s premium pay-TV DStv service.