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TStv, NigComSat Team Up to Battle DStv, Others

TSTV, the wholly owned Nigerian Pay TV operator which failed to impress at launch has reportedly teamed up with Nigerian Communication Satellite (NigComSat) for a relaunch.

Bright Echefu, CEO of TSTV, said that the pay-tv operator is ‘TSTV is back and better’ as he announced the re-entry of the operator into the market.

TSTV is also pushing its unique selling proposition – the pay as you consume model where subscribers can pause subscriptions.

TStv and NigComSat, which has an active agreement with China Great Wall Industry Corporation (CGWIC) for Direct-to-Home (DTH) services are putting a common front to tackle competitions,

DTH refers to distribution of multi-channel television programmes in KU Band by using satellite system by providing TV signals direct to subscribers’ premises.

The NigComSat DTH system is capable of providing commercial broadcasting services to Nigeria and all countries within its coverage, from Senegal in the West to Namibia in the South.”

Recall also that TStv had earlier this year signed a multi-transponder agreement with ABS to deliver a Direct-to-Home (DTH) broadcast service into Nigeria on ABS-3A.

The new platform distributes on ABS-3A satellite, Africa beam which is located at the prime video neighborhood of 3°W.

The service airs over 100 TV channels, and the number is expected to grow to 150 soon after.

“TSTV is providing a ground breaking option from a dominated marketplace,” said Echefu.

“We are excited to partner with ABS in delivering an array of high quality programming. 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 addition of the Nigeria DTH platform from TSTV has undoubtedly strengthened ABS’ presence in Africa,” said Tom Choi, CEO of ABS.


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