DSTV Panics as TSTV Begins Commercial Roll Out of Decoder on November 1

TSTV – Telcomm Satellite TV says its newly launched Pay TV, TSTV Africa, will begin commercial operation on 1st of November 2017.

TSTV managing director, Mr Bright Echefu, made this known while briefing journalists on Saturday in Abuja.

Bright Echefu said that TSTV would launch its services with about one million decoders nationwide.

He also added that about 5,000 decoders would be given to the public next week for free plus free one month subscription for customers to test run its services.

This was his statement:

“Commercialization of our decoders will resume officially on November 1 and by that time, every part of Nigeria would have TSTV decoders for people to buy.   

“We are releasing about one million which can go round and our target for the first quarter is one million units.  

“In every quarter we will bring one million units and we are targeting four million units within the next one year.  

“I can tell you categorically that some decoders will be released next week for Nigerians to test and we are going to cover the 36 states of the federation.   

“These decoders are going to be free and it close to 5,000 units to test and that will last for two weeks,’’ he said.

Meanwhile, this development is already causing panic to DSTV which is the home of Pay TV outfit, Multichoice. My opinion is that DSTV should upgrade or they will fall in the nearest future.

What’s your say?


  1. Why are they panicking life is all about competition you can say you are selling something that no body else is not selling here in Nigeria and dstv thought all Nigerians will definitely going to subscribe but they don't know that someone is planning how to make a decoder which will be better than theirs so all dstv have to do in other not to loose their customers is to reduce the price of subscription because I know all Nigerians are all going to test the said tstv decoder and see how it works.

  2. why should they panic,they taught they can attract us by add new four TV channels to GOTV,but TSTV is now surprising them both DSTV&GOTV,I want to see the magic DSTV/GOTV will perform this time around.

  3. My Gotv Sub have already xpire since Sept. 28 , i no wan sub again since den, coz i dey wait 4 TSTV to start d selling of there decorder, The funniest part is dat i don already collect 3k from my frd make he cum carry d Gotv decorder and d antenna.

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