Nigeria is Getting a New DTH Platform

Lekki Market in Lagos, Nigeria. Photo: Wikimedia.

Lekki Market in Lagos, Nigeria. Photo: Wikimedia.

ABS and Telcom Satellites TV (TSTV) signed a multi-transponder agreement to deliver a Direct-to-Home (DTH) broadcast service into Nigeria on the ABS 3A satellite. The new platform is scheduled to launch on July 25 and will be distributed on the ABS 3A Africa beam, located at 3 degrees west. The service will air more than 100 TV channels, and TSTV expects the number to grow to 150 soon after.

“Our vision is to provide premium video experience to Nigerians at affordable prices,” said Bright Echefu, TSTV managing director and Chief Executive Officer (CEO). “Our services will enable the viewers to experience HD and SD video and internet surfing at the same time. We are the first indigenous local operator in the region to launch such a premium platform with a variety of services to Nigerians, who have been so far paying exorbitant prices to foreign operators.”

According to ABS, the orbital slot of the ABS 3A beam at 3 degrees west is apt for Nigeria due to its high elevation angle and clear line of sight across the country.

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