TStv: Made-in-Nigeria satellite TV expected to disrupt satellite television service in Nigeria

THE NEWSGHOST, NIGERIA – Telcom Satellites TV (TStv), a new Nigerian communication company, wants to provide Direct-to-Home (DTH) satellite television service in Nigeria.

The company reveals that it has partnered with Asia Broadcast Satellite (ABS), an operator of communication satellites based in Bermuda, a British island territory in the North Atlantic Ocean.

According to report, the service will launch in Nigeria on October 1, 2017 with a pay per view billing model. Although, an initial launch scheduled for July 25, 2017 had failed.

TStv is expected to disrupt the satellite television service market and likely to cause market-share leaders like DStv to lose their position in the market.

Report says TStv will launch with over 200 channels. The company says their channels cut across various genres which include: news, music, general entertainment, documentary, movies, kids, religious, events, sports, health, fashion and lifestyle.

According to report, the decoder will cost ₦5,000 and the monthly subscription will be available for ₦3,000, ₦1,500, ₦1,000, ₦500 and ₦200.

Other exciting features packed in the TStv decoder or set top box (STB) are 500GB hard drive for content storage, internet capacity, video calling capability.

On its website, the company says:

‘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.’

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