Tstv Africa Subscribers To Enjoy N2, N1 Charge Per Day On All Channels
The Chief Executive Officer of Telecomm Satellite TV (TStv), Bright Echefu has said that his organisation will be the first to implement the pay-per-view model in Nigeria.
Addressing journalists in Abuja on Wednesday, Echefu said TStv has over 100 channels that will be made available for as low as N1 per day and as high as N2 for a channel.
“We are going to be the first to implement pay-per-view. What TSTV has done is, allow you to create your own bouquet and you have channels that are as low as N2 per day,” he said.
Echefu said no other organisation has as much high definition (HD) channels as they do. We are rolling out with about 108 channels. We are going to be the first in sub-Saharan Africa to implement H.265.
“We can confirm to the representatives of the Nigeria Broadcasting Commission and members of the press that our plan and promise to provide Nigerians with a Direct to Home television service that allows consumers have total control over the choice of what they watch and pay for has been delivered and proven to be workable.
“This is unprecedented in Nigeria and TStv Africa is proud to lead this innovation. We are further delighted that we are able to reduce our prices per channels for the coming celebration periods from Valentine all through Easter and to Ramadan for subscribers to premium television content such as the Cinemachi channels, 1 Movies, Fox News, Al-Jazeera, ESPN and so many others.
“In our bid to provide quality and affordable service to Nigerians, we have in the spirit of love and understanding of the current economic upheaval decided to reduce the charge per channel for our customers and intending customers to a maximum of ₦2 (Two Naira) and a minimum of ₦1 (One Naira), Echefu said.
“TStv has invested a lot in acquiring rights. Most channels are as low as N1 per day. As a gift to Nigerians, we are releasing one of our sports channels free for a year.”
He said La Liga would be free but viewers would have to pay to view other football leagues, adding that about 18 states would be activated once they roll out their services on October 1.
The media was taken on tour of the facilities at the TSTV office
The company had initially launched on November 1, 2017. However, it encountered challenges and could not provide services to customers.
TSTV Africa has been broadcasting live matches of Spainish La liga football games to their viewers across Africa.
The Features of TSTV Satellite Decoder include: Smart decoder; Full Personal Video Recorder; Time Shift Functions; USB external Storage; HDMI output; Automatic scan; Electronic Program Guide; Fast boot, Forty Seconds.
TSTV decoders are now on sale across every States in Nigeria.
On September 29, Telcom Satellites TV (TStv), a Nigerian satellite TV service, raised the hopes of Nigerians once more just like they did when they first announced their plans in 2017.
Following an unofficial announcement about a comeback on Twitter — precisely three years after launch — TStv claimed that the period of silence was used to internally build trust and a competitive business that will serve Nigerians well.
The tactic employed was a reiteration of the model — pay-as-you-go subscription — that got Nigerians’ attention three years ago. It will allow users to pay only for desired channels and also pause their subscriptions.
In a promotional video showing the available channels and billing systems, the company made it clear that some channels would air for free in the first year.
While the price of the decoder isn’t high in comparison to others, TStv’s model seems to suit only subscribers who would prefer to pay for specific days to watch select programs.
To help them choose, new subscribers are allowed to view all channels for free for two weeks post-installation.
There is also a pause feature that allows subscribers to temporarily unsubscribe for days when they won’t be available. Interestingly, the pause feature might not entirely discourage bulk subscription but would allow users to spread regular monthly subscriptions across several months.
For ease, users can subscribe using recharge vouchers or a mobile app. There are also sales agents who can select subscription channels for users.
A recurring request is for sports channels that show popular leagues like the English Premier League, Italian Serie A, Spanish La Liga, and German Bundesliga. Though these are not available at the moment, it covers the English Football League.