This post was most recently updated on October 2nd, 2017
Yes, the day remained yesterday 1st of October, 2017 which coincidentally is also the Nigerian independence day. The venue was Sheraton hotels Abuja Nigeria. In attendance were men and women of timber and calibre which includes The Minister of information Alhaji Lai Mohammed. The tstv Africa launched/unveiled without sports channels. What am trying to say is that tstv Africa was unveiled yesterday amid all the pomp and pageantry that it deserves.
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It mentioned all the features that were listed on their website with the exclusion of dedicated sports channels that can broadcast prominent football action across major leagues of the world. IN a nutshell, the mention of bein sports was absent.
If you had read my analysis on them, you will not be disappointed. I am personally not disappointed with the genus of Bright echelu the CEO of the company. The offer pay as you view, wifi routing, huge data(for close to nothing) and entertainment channels for prices that range from 200 to #3,000. And what is more, the internet speed is peaked at 4g. Meaning even villagers can enjoy 4g network. I beg I duff my hat for them. This is no mean feat. I will never condemn them because I already knew from the beginning that they might not have right to broadcast EPL.
HIGHLIGHTS OF THE OCCASIONS
Don’t let your heart be broken that tstv Africa launched/unveiled without sports channels. They offer other innovative features that are first of its kind in Nigeria. You will never regret buying their decoder trust me. Below are the highlights of the occasion of tstv Africa launching at Sheraton hotel. The event was broadcasted live on AIT.
- The MC did his job perfectly by keeping the guest alive and introducing the speakers
- We had in attendance the Minister for information, Former minister for aviation Mr FemiFanii Kayode, some artist and others that I can’t mention
- They introduced some entertainment channels like “Hits tv”, M Africa, gande movie and so on. but there was nothing like the “bein sports”, the “fox sports”
- A notable staff from Nigerian broadcasting commission addressed the crowd and made a mistake of mentioning “D*st” instead of tstv. Don’t blame her its one of those things, everyone is used to the SA giant
- Lastly, the honourable minister officially inaugurated the decoder which is exactly like what is on their website. Any newly established creative/entertainment industry in Nigeria is now eligible to 3 years tax relief. This is a good incentive. I wish they extend this across all sectors
Tstv Africa launched/unveiled without sports What do you must know before you buy
First and foremost, I must admit that we Nigerians actually put words into the mouth of Tstv. Also, even if they went too far with the advertisement, we should have known their limits. We want all the best thing for cheap, however, we should know that some things are not possible at certain times. Join me in reading things you need to know before buying the Tstv Africa decoder.
Now to the factors under consideration before buying Tstv
- There are no negatives about this revolutionary platform even if they do not offer sports channels that will broadcast EPL. To me, it is a win-win situation. Ridiculously cheap data + entertainment channels+ pausing of subscription capability + PVR + an all in one package. There is no single deal breaker for me. Let us celebrate our own.
- Also, the internet services of tstv might precede the proper functioning of their satellite services. There is a leaked video on youtube to this effect. Please click this link to watch the youtube video
- Similarly, Tstv is not yet available in commercial quantity as at the time of publishing this article The 2nd of October, 2017. Please do not make any advance payment to any person or group.
- Furthermore, there is currently no channels that belong to tstv showing on Abs3w. Let us hope they are working on it. No channels at launch. This is weird
- Also, the pay-per-view capability is only available on their ultimate subscription which is that of #3,000 and its for a maximum period of seven days in a month which means you can only extend your service from 30 days to 37 days. Do not expect this on any of their subscription lesser than the one of #3,000
- More so, you should have it in mind that with #5,000, you get everything that will get you started with the exclusion of the installation fees.
- According to the information on their website, you can get additional data for #300 for 1gb. Please give me the data. The data must fall on me lol
- You get the 20gb free only when you first buy the package. Subsequently, you receive 10gb on renewal of your subscription
- Contrary to a popular misconception. There is no correlation between the data they offering and the viewing of their channels.One is independent of the other. The data solution is a value-added service(Although to me, they brought me over with this)
- Please click here to watch one of the finterviews with the CEO of Tstv Africa
Tstv Africa launched/unveiled without sports of what use is it then?
Although it might be painful that tstv did not launch with any sports channels, in fact, their satellite signal is off currently. On the other side, if they redeemed other promises made(like the cheap data solution), they will remain a winner against all odds. Below are the effects of the announcement and subsequent launching of tstv Africa on existing pay-TV and telecoms company.
- Tstv Africa gave DSTV a huge scare: currently, DStv compact users can watch the UEFA champions league. Learn more here. GoTv also has a massive channels upgrade and a currently ongoing promo. Generally, DStv is trying to adjust to the recession period currently being experienced
- The telecom industry is not left out: Assuming tstv make good its promise, the telecom industry in Nigeria will never remain the same. I mean, who will sell 20gb of 4g network for #5,000? That is what you get when you first buy their decoder. Talking of resubscription, you will be entitled to 10gb with every resubscription. They have also considered those who might want to top up their data. So they offer 1gb of data for a token of #300.
- This is a great revolution irrespective of your perspective: Pay per consumption, Wifi routing, satellite internet are all one of the needed services in Africa. They promise all of this, if they deliver them, we only need to sit down and watch as prices of cable tv subscription and that of internet data plummet drastically.
I am so sorry, I do not feel disappointed about the lack of sports channels on tstv at the launching. If you feel the same way, it means you are either new to this site, you are a novice about how broadcast rights/ licenses work or you just chose to give yourself some unbelievable hopes. I will probably do the same thing in areas where I lack an in-depth knowledge of the modus operandi.
Especially relevant, I want to state it categorically that this is not a sponsored article and I am not affiliated with any cable company or dongle company whatsoever. If tstv Africa propagates what they promise. I might be one of their resellers if I have the capital. Conclusively, please take any information you get outside their official channels with a pinch of salt. Share this information and help others.