By Ejike Ejike, Abuja
Telecom Satellite Television, TSTV over the weekend, announced plans to share free 5000 decoders as part of its first phase of commercial satellite television services in Nigeria.
Making the revelation in Abuja, TSTV Managing Director/Chief Executive Officer, Bright Echefu said the free decoders, which will serve as test run, will run for one month free ahead of the official commercial roll out on November 1.
Echefu, who said the giving out of the decoders will commence today, added that the decoders would also be installed for free to enable them test the strong signal and services of the new pay TV.
He explained that the delay in the commercial deployment of decoders to customers was to prevent sabotage by unscrupulous elements who would want to frustrate the company.
The TSTV, DTH pay TV, offers over 70 rich blend of local and international channels and packages for entertainment, including news, sports, kids, health.
Some of the channels include Star Sports, Fox Sports, Euro Sports News, Euro Sports 2, bein Sports MAX 4HD, bein Sports 3HD, bein Sports Global, bein Sports MAX (bein Sports 1-10)
TS Sports 4 HD, TS Sports 2, TS Sports 3 and Yolo Sports HD
Others are Trace Urban/Africa, HITS TV, MTV Base
TLC (HD), BBC America, CNBC, Aljazeera,Riwa Ndu TV, TS Hausa, TS Igbo, TS Yoruba, TS Sports 1 HD
BBC Radio 2, TVC News, Sky News, Arewa24, Nollywood TV among others.
Running on 4.5G network, every subscriber will get 20G of data for N3,000 monthly. The data can also be used for video calls conferences with camera and WiFi, even as the TStv decoder has 50GB hard disk to record TV programmes and a pause/play function.
Echefu had during the signing of the multi-transponder agreement with their ABS partner, said their services would offer viewers the experience of HD and SD video, internet services, broadband, TVand radio, at a very affordable rates.
Also speaking, Head of Corporate Communications, Madu Ugo, assured Nigerians that TStv will “ensure that their yearnings about pay TV are met”.
“We are here to provide the best products and services. We urge every one to get their decoders and start enjoying sports, news, movies, documentaries, soap operas and others”.
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