By James, Michael Igiri
Telecom Satellite TV (TSTV) is set to launch itself in Nigeria as a Direct-To-Home (DTH) satellite TV service provider.
This, according to reports, is in partnership with a Europe-based television station, ABS Global.
The newly launched pay TV satellite would cover all sub-Saharan African countries and would provide over 100 TV channels to their audience. It would offer a rich blend of local and international channels and packages including entertainment, News, sports, kids show, health and so on.
Managing Director of TSTV, Bright Echefu during the signing of the multi-transponder agreement with their ABS partner disclosed that TSTV services would offer viewers the experience of HD and SD video, internet services, broadband, TV and radio at a very affordable rate.
He said the service would be distributed on ABS-3A satellite located at the prime video neighbourhood of 3°W and the antenna would be straight to the sky such that there would be no interference.
According to him, “what makes the project unique is that it would start with 100 channels of local, regional and international in Yoruba, Igbo Hausa, Ghanaian,, Sierra Leonean, Liberian Languages among others. It would also provide news, entertainment, education content”.
Also, Managing Director Africa, ABS Global Flavien Bachabi noted that ABS global is providing the space capacity and technical support that would enable the actualisation of the TV work, adding that the addition of the Nigeria DTH platform from TSTV would undoubtedly strengthen ABS presence in ABS Africa.
He hinted TSTV has the right content as well as a premium product to satisfy the growing demand of Nigerians while also providing some strong leverage for Nollywood industry in terms of growth and development, “We have found out that Nigerians have passion for sport and entertainment industry and we want to be part of the success story,” he said.
Reports say that TSTV subscription fee is as low as between Naira 500-3000 with a flexible subscription system that would work on a pay-as-you-consume basis. It service locations will include Abuja, Kano, Lagos, Port-Harcourt and shortly after in Ogun State.