Last year we saw the launch of Nigeria’s first indigenous DTH Pay-TV service provider with over 200 channels and also promised 20GB of free data. However, there has been no news regarding the sales of the decoders which the company has said would come with wi-fi hotspot for accessing the internet.
TSTV decoder comes in two variant, the sassy decoder and Dexterity decoder. The Sassy decoder has already begun sales but the Dexterity decoder which is the hotspot decoder is yet to begin sales. Although the indigenous DTH Pay-TV service provider has announced on its official social media page that the commencement of the Dexterity decoder sales will begin soonest.
Now, however, TStv’s MD/CEO, Bright Echefu, has expressed appreciation to Nigerians for their concern, lamenting the huge challenges hindering it from rolling out services as promised. He said: “the battle started right from the day the announcement about the brand was made”.
In his statements, he said:
“From the date we announced TSTV, it has been fighting all the way. I doubt if a week passed without us quenching one fire or the other. We didn’t anticipate that there would be war. We were also not trained to fight in the arena we were pushed into. The kinds of weapons our enemies would later contend us which showed they had stocked their armoury, waiting for a time like now. We may not have their kind of money, neither their kinds of weapons, ”connections” and networks but one thing I sure know we had more than them was a determined spirit and a steadfast God.
“It has not been easy one bit. Our struggles drained us financially and pitched us against all good meaning Nigerians, subscribers and dealers that believed in us. We were wrestled even down to our satellite providers but our God is ever faithful.”
Echefu said TSTV is back. He said with the successful acquisition of five units of 35.5megahertz (MHz) transponders on NigComSat through its collaboration with Intertel, Federal Ministry of Communications and NigComSat, TSTV can now offer Nigerians the true meaning of video entertainment.
“Our TSTV has successfully migrated to Nigeria Communication Satellite. All channels in full HD. No one does that. More channels are being added daily.
“TSTV management in appreciation to everyone has decided that 45 TSTV premium HD channels will be available for free for another one month as we don’t intend to encrypt the channels now. You can use any dish at all, including the ones you are using for other operators to track NigComSat today and enjoy premium entertainment together.
“We are now a true Nigerian brand and we all should support ours. Monitor our progress by tracking your dish to 42.5oE, Frequency 12589, Symbol Rate: 30,000. Polarization: Horizontal. I sincerely appreciate all your concerns and prayers for our darling TSTV,” Echefu said.
The interesting part is that users who already have the Sassy decoder do not need to purchase the Dexterity decoder once it begins sales, rather they have the opportunity to swap with the new decoder. More detail can be found here.
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