This post was most recently updated on October 15th, 2019
This is an article about CTL-[Communication Trends Limited]. CTL, as it is popularly called, is a pay-TV company that targets mainly people from south-southern Nigeria and parts of the southeast including the FCT. Generally, CTL’s services are available nationwide but their sports channels are only available for to people of the abovementioned regions.
Important update as of October 2019: CTL has widely been regarded as a pirate pay-TV company because it broadcast channels that shows EPL without permission from the orginal right holders. That is the reason why CTL channels have been offline for a while.
The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, Uyo Zonal office on Monday arrested two staff of Communication Trend Limited, Prisca Isaac and Nwosu Precious in Uyo, Akwa Ibom State.
They were arrested for alleged illegal transmission of broadcast signals of Multichoice (DSTV) to Uyo and environs without authorisation.
The company allegedly charges N3, 500.00 and N7, 500.00 monthly as subscription fees to its customers using DSTV and other decoders without permission.
The arrest followed a petition alleging breach of Multichoice’s English Premiership broadcast rights. Source: pmnewsnigeria.
Especially relevant: The Pay tv company that offers the cheapest sports subscription
CTL-[Communication Trends Limited]
This satellite service provider has been in operation since 1994. They started so strong, later they started having problems. CTL used to open all beIN sports on Nilesat. The decoder retails for for around #8,000 to N15,000k and then you will be paying a small monthly subscription of there subscription is #3,000 per month.
This is a terrestrial package just like GoTV and startimes hence, you don’t need any dish as it comes with an antenna. The signal is not too bad but not on par with the likes of gotv and startimes.
CTL Area of Coverage in Nigeria
Like I said earlier, CTL sports channels are only available in Abuja, Portharcourt, Akwa Ibom, Benin, Ibadan, Lagos, Owerri, Aba, Delta, Bayelsa and basically all south southern cities of Nigeria.
In their prime, they show virtually all the EPL matches, La Liga, german league, Seria A, champion league, Europa League, FA cup, carling cup etc. they are the best for the lovers of football at minimum price. Please note that this has changed and CTL and metro are currently battling with broadcast piracy issues. You may not get those beIN sports channels on their package anymore.
On their single subscription plan, there are about 56 channels mostly premium channels from the middle east these channels cut across everything u will need in a cable TVi.e news, movies (Nollywood and Hollywood), musical channels, cartoons for children and Christian TV.
it will interest you to know that there are other three companies that offer similar service with comparable channels and well affordable. the companies are CmTv, metro digital and CAN TV. they all use terrestrial decoders with the antenna.
CTL-[Communication Trends Limited] Channels List
- Some beINsport channels.
- mbc 2,4 and mbc action and max
- channels tv,
- mtv and mtv base,
- NTA, sound city
- joy sport
- Dubai sport 1,
- ad sport 6,
- natgeo wild,
- ait sport,
- dubai one,
- CCTV news, joy tv, dove vision, France 24, Emerald, city tv, igbo tv, Bollywood, series, 4kids, sony, star movie, star world, NatGeo, Bloomberg, Nollywood, discovery, makossa, fox, fox movie, child, bet, e channel and gh one.
How To Subscribe?
Subscribing to CTL is by Recharge pins which can be purchased from CTL dealers and Union Bank branches.
You load the recharge pin as follows:
Compose an SMS on your mobile phone with the format:
VCR followed by space Enter the Pin number revealed on the CTL recharge card followed by space. Type CA followed by space and enter your Smart card number.
That is: VCR [Pin Number] CA [Smart Card Number] For Example:
VCR 123456789012 CA 01398123456-9
Send to 32818
On successful processing of your recharge you will get the response:
The voucher was assigned to your smart card successfully. Entitlement is sent smart card no.
Locations of CTL Dealers in Nigeria
NOTE: They operate everywhere they have an office.
Trend Media Centre
Plot 8 Violet Yough Close
CTL Emporium: Plot 57 Woji Road, GRA Phase ii
Support Centre: Nigeria: 0802 87363888 / 0805 8736388 International +234 802 8736388
CTL AFRICA DIRECT LINE. Nigeria: 08104631617 International: +234 8104631617
Email: [email protected]
CTL CONTACTS. DEALERS
Port Harcourt- CTL Emporium: Plot 57 Woji Road, GRA Phase ii
Abuja- CTL House: 19 Aminu Kano Crescent, Wuse 2
Lagos – Trend Media Center: plot 8, violet yough close, off Ademola Adetokunbo street, Victoria island
Enugu – 50 Zik Avenue, Uwani
Owerri – 30AWetheral Road
Warri – 3, Eku House, 6 Effurum/Sapele Road, Enerhen Junction.
Benin – Sir David Osunde Foundation House, 29A Uwa street (btw 2nd & 3rd East Circular Road)
Ibadan – 9th floor,cocoa house,dugbe,Ibadan
Jos – 2A Ibrahim Taiwo Road
Umuahia – 2c Aba Road
Onitsha – 4, Oguta Road opp. B.M.G.S
UYO – 111, Atiku Abubakar Avenue