TStv prepares to launch October, plans to roll out pay per view TV

by Johnson Daniel

Word got out earlier this month about TStv relaunching its services nationwide on October 1, 2020. TStv Africa would resume its services as the National Broadcasting Commission (NBC) has pledged to give necessary support to the digital satellite TV.TStv prepares to launch October, plans to roll out pay per view TV

The Acting Director-General of NBC, Armstrong Idachaba, made the promise on Monday in Abuja when the management team of TStv paid him an official visit to inform him of the company‘s readiness to commence full operation across the country on October 1. Mr. Idabachaba said in a statement;

We promise on our side that we will continue to support you. At this time, I think that the major issue confronting the PayTv sector is the area of giving Nigerians the option of deregulating purchasing capacity in terms of pay as you go concept.

We believe this will give you the visibility if you remain committed to the idea. We welcome that option and wish that it serves as a stimulant and as a progressive index for other pay-TV operators to adopt. Some of them have come up with a lot of excuses for why the pay per view is difficult and why it is not doable.

We want you to be the galvanizer to prove the naysayers wrong that this is doable in the interest of Nigerians. Once you begin and you make a success of it through increased subscription base, we are sure that others will be drawn into it as it happened in the telecommunication sector.

Idachaba said NBC is committed to promoting local participation in the nation’s broadcasting industry, especially in the pay-TV sector, to create jobs and provide diversity for Nigerians.

The acting DG also admonished the firm to refrain from any activity that would give Nigeria a bad name.

TStv managing director said they visited the NBC management to seek its support for a peaceful rollout and officially present samples of its decoders to the commission.

He said the TStv has broadcasting rights to air the La Liga, FA Cup, and Euro Cup. Within the next couple of days, you will get information on where and when to get the TStv decoders in your state of residence.


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