TStv is the latest Pay TV service in Nigeria. Launched on October 1, 2017, TStv is promising loads of new value added services that are already exciting consumers in Nigeria. Some of the perks include the ability to pause your subscription for up to 7 days in a month, PVR feature with up to 500GB built-in storage, Video on Demand, Video Calls, and free 20GB data. However the thing that is exciting consumers the most about TStv is the affordable price, which has been capped to 3000 Naira per month by the company.
Satellite Dish Required
TStv is a satellite Direct to Home (DTH) Pay TV service just like DSTV. This means you will need to install a satellite dish for your system. According to information on the company’s website, your dish should be pointing to the ABS 3A satellite located at 3 degrees west.
You also require a set top box (decoder). The good news is that the dish and the decoder will cost just 5,000 Naira, making it affordable for a lot more Nigerians.
The TStv Set Top Box
The set top box (decoder) by TStv is the most versatile so far in the industry. This decoder uses the Hybrid Broadcast Broadband TV (HBB TV) tech to deliver high quality entertainment to your home. HBB TV combines satellite and internet services like IPTV and broadband to deliver content and other value added services to your home.
The TStv set top box will support internet connectivity and will even act as a Wi-Fi hotspot for connecting your devices to the internet. The company is also bundling 20GB of free data in the 3000 Naira monthly. With the data you can do video calls, Video on Demand, and other value added broadband services.
The decoder also comes with a PVR feature that enables you pause and rewind live TV. With its 500GB built-in storage you can store a whole lot of content for future viewing. The decoder also allows you pause your TStv subscription for 7 days within a 30-day period. This means you can pause your subscription if you are not going to be around for a couple of days and resume when you return.
TStv Subscription & Package
For now it seems TStv will offer one subscription plan. The plan costs 3,000 Naira for a month subscription. However, the unique thing about the service is that it offers flexible pay as you go option. For example, you can pay 200 Naira, 500 Naira, 750, Naira, 1000 Naira, 1500 Naira, and 3000 Naira depending on the length of time you want to subscribe.
TStv Subscription Cost and Validity Period
- 3000 Naira – 30 days
- 1500 Naira – 14 days
- 1000 Naira – 10 days
- 750 Naira – 7 days
- 500 Naira – 3 days
- 200 Naira – 1 day (24 hours)
Paying the full 3000 Naira will give you 30 days access plus 20GB of free data. You also get one month free subscription.
TStv boasts of over 70 channels ranging from Sports, News, Movies, Music, Kids, Documentaries, and much more.
Some popular TStv channels include:
- BBC News
- beIN Sports (Multuple Channels)
- FOX Sports (Multiple Channels)
- MTV Base
- National Geographic
- Nat Geo Wild
- TeleNovela Channel
- Nina TV
- M Africa Yoruba
- M Africa Hausa
- Riwendu TV
- M Africa Movies
- TVC News
- Sunna TV
- Emmanuel TV
- Euro Sport
- HITS TV
- Trace Africa
- For full channel list click here
Where can you get TStv
Technically TStv can operate nationwide, but the company will begin roll out of the service officially in Lagos, Abuja, Port Harcourt, Owerri and Kano. You can buy the decoder and dish from dealers in your city.
TStv was launched on Sunday, October 1. However, the set to boxes and dish are not yet available as at the the time of updating this article (October 2).
Our sources say the company will start delivering the set top boxes and dishes to their dealers nationwide by Tuesday, October 3. You should be able to buy the items from some dealers by Thursday, October 5. However, most dealers should have it in stock by next week.