This new “pay as you go” cable TV is about to knock DsTv out


DSTV might be kicked out soon and by a local cable operator at that. The very first Nigerian owned cable operator to offer the pay per view service in Nigeria, Telcom Satellite TV (TSTV) is set to launch on the 1st of October 2017. As Nigerians celebrate Independence Day, they’ll have one more thing to celebrate.

TSTV is a Direct-To-Home (DTH) broadcast service that came to be as a result of a multi-transponder agreement between ABS and Telcom Satellites TV to deliver DTH to Nigeria on the ABS 3A satellite. The service is set to air more than 100 TV channels a first and grow to above 150 with time.

Bright Echefu, TSTV Managing Director and CEO said,

“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.”

Here are some special offers unique to TSTV
– Pay per view
– 20gb free data (Wi-Fi)
– Inbuilt camera for video calls
– Hard Disk 50gb storage space
– Low price decoder (N5000)
– Very low subscription fees (N200, N500, N1000, N1500, and N3000)
– Pause function (you can pause our subscription while on a trip without bothering about accruing costs)
– 10 BeIN sports stations

DSTV probably tried to up their game in the face of potential competition as a few days back they announced a Pay-as-you-go idea. It has since remained an Idea and has not been implemented as yet. While DSTV is purely a satellite TV provider, TSTV takes the cake providing both a satellite and Internet services.

DSTV customers think it is great that they get healthy competition and are hoping they shake things up and up their game. Others are just excited that TSTV is Nigerian owned.

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Here are trending tweets on the matter;

@chydee tweeted “I don’t know if TSTV will be another HiTv but when they launch I am buying it. if for nothing else, to contribute to shaking up DSTV a bit”

@Uncle_Ajala tweeted “Dear Nigerians, let’s support TSTV to give DSTV a good competition. Buy Naija to grow the Naira.”

Similar posts have been making the rounds as Nigerians earnestly anticipate 1st October. TSTV Africa will function in all states of Nigeria. TSTV decoder will be on sell all across the nation from 1st October.

The official site for TSTV is in the mean while, here’s a rundown of the channels that will be on board after the launch.

Trace Urban/Africa
MTV Base
Star Sports
Fox Sports
Euro Sports News
Euro Sports 2
Kwese Sports 1
Kwese Free
Kwese ESPN
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
Yolo Sports HD
BBC America
BBC Radio 2
TVC News
Sky News
Core TV News
France 24 (English)
Channels TV
Bloomberg Television
Fox News
TRT World
Press TV
Arise News
TV360 Nigeria


Culled from Nairametrics