TStv Launches On October 1st, NBC Pledges Full Support

Earlier this month, reports says that TStv Africa plans a relaunch after battling different challenges for about 51 months. Now National Broadcasting Commission (NBC) is throwing its weight behind the Pay Tv provider as it prepares to fully launch on October 1.

The National Broadcasting Commission (NBC) has pledged to give TStv Africa the necessary support as it prepares to begin operations early next month.

The digital satellite TV service told Armstrong Idachaba, NBC acting director-general, on Monday that it will kick off operations with the pay per view model.

NAN reports that TStv’s management paid a courtesy visit to Idachaba in his office on Monday.


“We promise on our side that we will continue to support you,”

“At this time, I think that the major issue confronting the PayTv sector is the area of giving Nigerians the option of deregulating purchasing capacity in terms of pay as you go concept.

“We believe this will give you the visibility if you remain committed to the idea. We welcome that option and wish that it serves as a stimulant and as a progressive index for other pay-TV operators to adopt.

 “We are aware that it has been very challenging for you. All over the world dominant players will always want to remain in a dominant position.”

Idachaba said NBC is committed to promoting local participation in the nation’s broadcasting industry, especially in the pay-TV sector, to create jobs and provide diversity for Nigerians.

The acting DG also urged the firm to refrain from any activity that would give Nigeria a bad name.

TStv managing director said they visited the NBC management to seek its support for a peaceful rollout and to officially present samples of its decoders to the commission.

He said the TStv has broadcasting rights to air the La Liga, FA Cup and Euro Cup. Within the next couple of days, information about its decoder’s availability across the country would be known.

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