October 1, 2017, would be Nigeria’s 57th independence anniversary, on that day a new cable television platform will launch its services.
According to Telcom Satellites Ltd owners of TStv Africa, the cable television platform comes with a full monthly subscription at a maximum fee of N3000, while the decoder goes for N5000 only.
TSTV decoder comes with 20GB Internet data. The TSTV decoder will have a camera, 50 gb hard disk, WiFi and you have the pause/play function anytime you are away. It’s also Pay Per View , this is too outrageous for N5000 ??. Do you still find this hard to believe, you can read about it here.
A statement on its website says, “TSTV seeks to provide premium video experience to Nigerians at affordable prices”, adding that it is “the first indigenous local operator in the region to launch such a premium platform with a variety of services to Nigerians, who have been so far paying exorbitant prices to foreign operators.”
It is common knowledge that Nigerians over the years have complained about the exorbitant price of South African owned cable television platform, DSTV and with its many bouquets, DStv has failed to appeal to some Nigerians as it’s subscription fees are quite high and there’s an increment scare lurking around every month.
DSTV has been running a monopoly business in Nigeria for years. It’s about time DSTV had a solid competition that will put them in their place/curb their shenanigans but then again, can TStv deliver?
Will TStv give Nigerians independence from DStv? Will Nigerians be making the switch to TStv?