For the first time in Nigeria, an indigenous television will be launching with amazing package and features that will no doubt bring the entertainment home with a bang. For long Nigerians have depended on South African DSTV for TV programmes, sports and entertainment; but now that TSTV has come, we all can be rest assured that TV as we now know will change with the speed of light.
TSTV will surely be a direct alternative to DSTV at a cheaper price. So I can sense the end of MultiChoice monopoly in the business in Nigeria if TSTV maintains their promises. So this post is about the new TSTV Decoder price, dish, full channel list, coverage areas, launch and availability as well as other information you need to know about this pay TV in Nigeria.
TSTV stands for “Telcom Satelite TV”, it’s a Pay-As-You-Consume TV provider in Nigeria, operated by ABS and Telcom Satellites TV. TStv is a DTH pay TV that offers a rich blend of local and international channels and packages for your Entertainment, News, Sports, Kids, Health etc. and will be distributed on the ABS 3A Africa beam, located at 3 degrees west.
The technology is the HBB TV tech, HBB is a combination of satellite and internet service for TV service, TSTv will run on 4.5g network every subscriber will get 20gig of data for 3k monthly, the data can also be used for video calls and wifi.
Features of TSTV
To sum it up, these are the basic features guaranteed by TSTV:
TSTV will be launching on October 1 with 100 channels including 12 sports channels for all the football leagues we want to follow
The decoder also has a hotspot of 20Gb and video call conferencing with a camera.
The TSTV decoder will have 50 gb hard disk to record TV programs and a pause/play function.
It is the first Nigerian TV to launch a Pay as you use so you can pause your subscription whenever you are traveling.
It is just N5000 for the decoder and dish and subscription prices are N200, N500, N1000, N1500 and N3000 respectively.
FAQs ABOUT TSTV
How much is TSTV decoder and what are its features?
TSTV Decoder + Dish cost N5000 . The TSTV Decoder Offers 200+ Channels but will start with 100+ channels, FREE 20GB Data, Video Calls, Pause Subscription, Record & Playback Feature And More
How Much is TSTV Subscription Fee?
TSTV Subscription Fee ranges from N200, N500, N1000, N1500 and N3000. Note that with TSTV, you don’t need to pay subscription monthly or periodically. You pay as you consume.
Where are TSTV Service Locations?
TStv Africa will function in ALL states in Nigeria but will launch first in Lagos, Abuja, Port Harcourt, Owerri and Kano.
When is the Official Launch Date of TSTV?
What Channels can I Watch on TSTv?
TSTv shows Live Sports like Premier League, UEFA Champions League, Europa League and so much more. Some Sport Channels on TSTV Africa are bein Sport 1-10, Fox Sport HD, and Ts Sports.
Some of Entertainment Channels on TSTV are E entertainment, Tele Novela, Fox, MBC 4. Below is the Full list of channels on TSTV in pictures;
SOME TSTV SPORTS CHANNELS
Euro Sports News
Euro Sports 2
Kwese Free Sports
bein Sports MAX 4HD
bein Sports 3HD
bein Sports Global
bein Sports MAX (bein Sports 1-10)
TS Sports 4 HD
TS Sports 2
TS Sports 3
Yolo Sports HD
SOME TSTV MUSIC CHANNELS
DSTV Versus TSTV
No doubt, DSTV has served Nigerians for a very long period of time but here is the time to think twice. DSTV, according to many customers has ripped off people in many ways but TSTV is a cheaper alternative that also offers a whole lot of channels.
DSTV shows live English Premier League matches same as TSTV. You can so enjoy Live La Liga and Champions League matches on TSTV.
Now the big deal, you can pause your subscription and you can connect your laptop and phones to the wifi and enjoy 20GB data to browse and download your favorite files with TSTV Decoder.
It’s very affordable and the subscription price starts as low as N200. If they make do with their promises and plans, then it’s a bad business to MultiChoice and other network providers in Nigeria as many people will now rely on the wifi instead of the usual monthly subscription from MTN, Glo, Airtel, 9Mobile etc.
TSTV operate on a different platform, multichoice only have rights over satelitte channel not telecom broadcast, the technology that will be used by Tstv according to some is hbb, which hybrid or fusion of satellite and telcom to view television. Believe is that channels like bein sports that will broadcast the football leagues since dstv has no right over them.
WHERE TO GET TSTV DECODER IN NIGERIA?
TStv Africa decoder shall be on sell nationwide from 1st October. But before then, dealers outlet location addresses shall be made available for easy accessibility of the decoders. You can buy the decoder and dish in Lagos, Owerri, Abuja, Portharcourt and Kano for now. It’s expected to be available in other states and cities time goes on.