A letter signed by the company’s Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer, Mr. Bright Echefu, disclosed that the company has recently acquired five units of 35.5MHz transponders on the Nigeria Communication Satellite (NigComSat) through its collaboration with Intertel Nigeria, the Federal Ministry of Communications and NigComSat, which will enable it offer Nigerians quality 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”, he informed.
Mr. Echefu further thanked Nigerians for their concern and prayers for TSTV which helped the company overcome what he called ‘war’ for survival. “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 with showed they had stocked their armory 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. A God who doesn’t fail.”
The TSTV boss further lamented the after-effect of the struggle for survival, noting that “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.”
He noted that in appreciation to Nigerians for believing in and standing by them, TSTV management have decided that 45 TSTV Premium HD Channels will be available for free for another one month as the company does not 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 let’s enjoy premium entertainment together. We are now a True Nigerian Brand and we all should support ours. Kindly monitor our progress by tracking your dish to 42.5oE, Frequency 12589, Symbol Rate: 30,000. Polarization: Horizontal”. By his statement, the free viewing will last until September 20, 2018.
It will be recalled that TSTV launched its services in October 2017, after several months of delay. The operator received unprecedented support and anticipation from consumers but went off the air shortly after launch due to bureaucratic challenges. At inception, the Pay TV promised to revolutionize the industry with a pay-as-you-use service and up to 20 gigabytes free data as a complementary service had attracted huge patronage both from prospective subscribers and dealers who saw a brilliant business opportunity in the industry through TSTV.
It is expected that the company will subsequently roll out its subscription bouquet and operational manifest.