According to its management Telecom Satellite Television (TStv) is set to begin its operation as from 1 November 2017. Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer, Bright Echufu said, “With modern digital equipment and a group of talented youths, we are bound to change the narration of digital satellite broadcasting in Nigeria.” He also added, “the company has licensed 748 agents across the country and imported one million decoders to boost its operations.”
Echufu mentioned the company would change viewing experience by providing a better service to add value to the industry. Echefu has been given wrong impressions from briefing reporters at his headquarters in Abuja on social media about his company and his background, saying that TStv is a product of product of his passion and commitment to broadcasting.
With the encouragement of senior management staff, including popular musician, Sani Danja, Echefu said TStv is in the business of pay-tv to provide a good service to the society and not to compete with other providers such as Multi-choice, StarTimes and DSTV. He added, 5,000 decoders will be provided free of charge for test-running of the programmes of the satellite television. The company is also creating more than 10, 000 jobs for the Nigerians. TStv decoders would be subsidised when in full operation.