TSTV Review: Price, Decoder, Subscription, Extras, Packages, Channels, Availability, Technology & Terms and Conditions.
TSTV (Telcom Satellite Tv) Africa is a recently launched Nigerian indigenous company that has vowed to take on existing companies in the industry. I doubt this is your first time of hearing about TSTV, but if it is, it is a Direct to Home (DTH) pay Tv service provider like DSTV. But the thing is that they offer tonnes of features (Value Added Service) on top of just being a digital Tv. This article is about TSTV review which include its decoder price and features, packages available and their prices, how to subscribe, channels you will have access to, technology behind it and their terms & conditions.
At the launch event, Nigeria Honorable Minister of Information and Culture Lai Mohammed congratulates the CEO and announced three years tax relief for the company which existing companies like DSTV and Startimes had since then let the Nigerian government know they are not happy about it.
As at the time of publishing this article (October 7 2017), their service is only available in 5 major cities (Lagos, Owerri, Kano, Abuja and Port-Harcourt) and it is expected to come to the rest cities and towns very soon. Though you will be able to buy their decoder anywhere in Nigeria.
TSTV Decoder: Price and what it Offers.
TSTV decoder is also called Set Top Box (STB), inside the package is a decoder, a remote control and satellite dish. STB costs N5000 Naira excluding the installation fee. You may have to pay for installation if you can’t do it yourself which is not expected to cost more than N1500 to N2000 Naira. Your satellite dish should be pointing to ABS (Asia Broadcasting Service) 3A satellite at 3 degree West.
TSTV decoder is one of its kind in Nigeria which operates behind Hybrid Broadcast Broadband (HBB) technology. This technology (HBB) combines Telecom and Satellite to deliver all their content and services to their customers in high quality.
Also Read: TSTV Customer Care.
Few among many things that excite Nigerians about the launch of TSTV on the 1st of October (Independence Day) 2017 were features like Pay as you go, free fast 4.5G 20GB data usable over Wi-Fi on all devices, video conferencing, cheap decoder, PVR feature that allow you pause, rewind and record live Tv with its up to 50GB internal storage and pause subscription (for 7 days) function. Aren’t these features amazing?
The features tstv decoder is offering doesn’t only have the potential to knock Dstv out of market but also telecommunication companies with its free 10GB from second full subscription and 1GB internet subscription for just 300 Naira. Meaning it is not only competing with DSTV, GoTv, Startimes but also MTN, GLO, Airtel and 9mobile.
These are good for consumers (Nigerians) but very bad for TSTV competitors because they may find themselves irrelevant in the next coming months if they refuse to reduce their product and service prices and increase their quality. That’s pretty much everything about decoder on my tstv review for now.
Read more about TStv box @ (http://www.tstvafrica.com/tstvbox.php).
TSTV Review: Channels List.
TSTV channel list contain over 70 channels which include News, Movies, Religion, Documentaries, Kid, Music and about 12 sport channels to enjoy EPL, UEFA Leagues, La Liga, Serie A etc. Below are few among the over 70 channels on the list.
- BBC News.
- Fox News.
- TVC News.
- Hits tv.
- Trace Africa.
- Mtv Base.
- M Africa Movies.
- M Africa Yoruba.
- M Africa Hausa.
- National Geographic.
- Nat Geo Wild.
- Discovery Science.
- Grande Gospel.
- Emmanuel tv.
- TBN Networks.
- Sunna TV.
- BeIN Sports (1 – 10).
- Euro Sport.
- Fox Sports (1 & 2).
- Kombat Sport.
You can navigate to tstv africa website to check the full channel list @ (http://www.tstvafrica.com/channels.php).That’s all for now on tstv channel list.
TSTV Subscription: Packages and their Prices.
TSTV full subscription is pegged at 3000 Naira and it is pay as you consume. You pay for only what you consume. The full subscription also comes with free 10GB to browse on any device on their very fast 4.5G network. Though it is 20GB for the first time.
There are also cheap subscriptions for as low as 200 for 24 hours and you will enjoy all the channels. Below are all the subscriptions.
- N200 Naira: 24 hours (1 days).
- N500 Naira: 3 days.
- N750 Naira: 7 days.
- N1000 Naira: 10 days.
- N1500 Naira: 14 days.
- N3000 Naira: 30 days.
Either you go for the full subscription or the flexible ones, you will enjoy all the channels at the same quality. The only thing is that you only get the free 10GB data access when you go for the 3000 Naira plan. But they also offers data plans for as low as 1GB for N300 Naira.
You can also pause your monthly subscription for 7 days which means you have 7-days extension after the validity period.
TSTV Review: Launching and Availability.
TSTV Africa was unveiled at Sheraton Hotel in Abuja, Nigeria on the first of October 2017 (October 1 2017). It will available for purchase on or before Mid-October 2017.
October 08 2017 Update: According to TSTV press release yesterday, TStv will start working fully on November 1 2017 and by then they would have distributed 1 million unit of their decoder starting from October 10 and in the next twelve months, they intend to have distributed about 4 million decoders all over the 36 states of the federation.
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