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TSTV Nigerian satellite TV company still giving out free decoders on expected sales day

The operator is not quite ready to roll out sales as promised, rather they are still in the process of patching things up, test running and clearing doubts.

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Now that Nov 1 is here, how is TSTV looking? play

Now that Nov 1 is here, how is TSTV looking?


Telcom Satellite Limited, owners of TSTV are currently still giving out decoders for test running on the said day sales is supposed to commence.

play A captured shot of the TSTV decoder and its accessories. (TSTV Africa)

Issuing a statement on their website, the company wrote:

Good Morning Nigerians. Its November 1, 2017, the appointed date for TSTV launch nationwide.

Thousands of free units of TSTV PR Decoders have been deployed nationwide through our accredited dealers. We implore those who have received TSTV PR units to test our services and kindly drop their assessment on our facebook inbox and official email address. To ensure we reach more Nigerians throughout this test period, TSTV Management have launched TSTV transmission nationwide and all our channels are Free to Air for one month.

We are very conscious of the need to offer Nigerians value. That is why we have opened all our channels for free. We are doing all of this because Nigerians need to see what they are buying first. Every new product need to be tested before purchase. TSTV is currently transmitting and it’s available for free for now on ABS 3 satellite. All our channels are up and free to air for this period of test broadcast. Kindly track ABS 3 and you will receive TSTV on Freq: 11052, (V), S/R: 30,000 free to air. Please don't forget to drop your comments and findings on our facebook inbox or by email: info@tstvafrica.com

ABS 3 is easy to track. Kindly get any good installer to track ABS 3.

Enjoy TSTV for free throughout the month of November.

God bless Nigeria.”

Pulse speaking to a TSTV rep about the situation learnt that channels are still being added, and quality checks still being carried out to ensure the proper monitoring and evaluation of the signal strength and quality of their channels and programmes nationwide.

He added that the accreditation and full branding of selected dealers was ongoing across the country.

The rep also claimed places like viewing centres have gotten a hold of the free units giveaway and people have been watching live football matches already on the decoder.

So it looks like Nigerians might have to wait a little longer before they can get to purchase a TSTV decoder PR unit. There really is no definite time to say when commercial sales will begin.

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