In the current month, we announced the relaunch of TStv Africa after battling different challenges for roughly 51 months. Now, the National Broadcasting Commission (NBC) has pledged their support as the pay-TV provider prepares to relaunch on October 1st, 2020.
The Acting Director-General of NBC, Armstrong Idachaba, made the promise on Monday in Abuja when the management team of TStv paid him an official visit to inform him of the company‘s readiness to kick off full operation across the country on October 1.
TStv Africa is a wholly-owned Nigerian innovative multi-channel outfit which had promised to operate pay per view model for the benefit of Nigerians.
Mr Idachaba said: “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 admonished 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, you will get information on where and when to get the TStv decoders in your state of residence.