Already! TSTv raises alert on fake Twitter accounts


Can you beat that, the yet to be launched TSTv has raised scam alert on a certain twitter accounts impersonating the business. TSTv, in a tweet warned members of the public to ignore messages from the said twitter accounts.

TSTv via its official handle said: ‘Please disregard any tweets from @tstv_nigeria and @tstvcentre. They are both impersonators’

Since it started its proposed launch campaign that it will operate a pay as you go payTV services, TStv has generated a lot of interests, admiration and excitement in Nigeria.

While many would-be subscribers have expressed various reasons they might try out TStv on its October launch, the pay as you go proposition of the company has come out to be the most significant of all its promises.

TStv is promising its prospective subscribers that it will be offering a pay as you go model where subscribers will only pay for what they choose to watch. This is a big deal to average payTV subscribers in Nigeria due to Nigeria’s epileptic power supply and busy/stressful lifestyle of many people in cities such as Lagos where an average person spends close to five hours of their 24 hours in traffic every working day.

According to available information, TSTv is a joint venture owned by ABS and Telcom Satellites TV. The company’s signals will be distributed on the ABS 3A Africa beam, located at 3 degrees west.

In its mission statement, ABS was established to meet the growing demands of broadcast and telecommunications operators in Africa, Russia, Asia and the Middle East.

In September 2006, ABS successfully concluded the acquisition of the Lockheed Martin Intersputnik-1 (LMI-1) satellite which was renamed ABS-1 satellite.

In November 2010, the Permira funds and the ABS management team announced the successful acquisition of ABS from Citi Venture Capital International and Asia Debt Management.

ABS is majority owned by the Permira funds which are advised by European Private Equity firm Permira. Historically the Permira funds have been a leading investor in the satellite industry with substantial ownership stakes in Intelsat and Inmarsat.



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