A new DTH TV platform is set to unveil its products into the Nigerian broadcasting marketplace, and this new platform is the brainchild of Mr Bright Echefu and his Telecom Satellites TV (TSTV) outfit.
Telecom Satellites TV (TSTV) entered into a technical agreement with ABS (a Satellite services company) to provide it with transponders that will enable the cost-effective delivery of DTH broadcast services to the Nigerian market.
Reports from ABS indicated that the new service planned to commence on October 1, 2017 would be on the ABS 3A Africa beam (3 degrees west). The broadcast service, it is said, would have between 100-150 TV channels.
Mr Bright Echefu, CEO of TSTV expressed his delight at being able to provide ‘premium video and broadcast service to Nigerians at prices they can afford’. He thanked ABS for their support.
ABS co-founder and CEO, Mr Thomas Choi hailed the new service as a real entry point for his organisation to play in the digital broadcasting landscape of Nigeria.
ABS is a new Satellite company owned by Primera funds.
TSTV is set to launch across major cities in Nigeria.
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ABS is one of the fastest growing global satellite operators in the world. ABS offers a complete range of tailored solutions including broadcasting, data and telecommunication services to broadcasters, service providers, enterprises and government organizations.
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Headquartered in Bermuda, ABS has offices in the United States, UAE, South Africa and Asia. ABS is majority owned by funds managed by the European Private Equity firm Permira.