A new cable television firm, Telcomm Satellite TV, has said it has faced severe battle from other operators in the industry for the past 10 months.
The Chief Executive Officer/Managing Director, TStv Africa, Bright Echefu, said in a statement on Wednesday that since it announced the commencement of its operations on November 1, 2017, the company had been fighting off enemies pitched against it.
While appreciating the concerns and prayers of Nigerians, Echefu acknowledged the power of God in winning the battle and announced the formal commencement of its operations starting from August 20, 2018.
He said the fight for survival had affected the company financially and its relationship with subscribers, satellite providers and dealers, adding, “It has not been easy one bit. We were wrestled even down to our satellite providers but our God is ever faithful.”
“I sincerely appreciate all your concerns and prayers for our darling TStv. From the date we announced TStv, it has been fight all the way. I doubt if a week passed without us quenching one fire or the other. We didn’t anticipate that there would be war. We were also not trained to fight in the arena we were pushed into,” he said.
Echefu added, “The kind of weapons our enemies would later contend us with showed they had stocked their armoury waiting for a time like now. We may not have their kind of money, neither their kinds of weapons, ‘connections’ and network but one thing I sure know we had more than them was a determined spirit and a steadfast God.”
He said the company was able to acquire five units of 35.5MHz transponders on Nigcomsat in partnership with Intertel and the Federal Ministry of Communications.
He said the TStv was ready to offer Nigerians real entertainment with 45 channels in full HD, which would be available for free for one month.
“TStv management in appreciation to everyone has decided that 45 TStv premium HD channels will be available for free for another one month as we don’t intend to encrypt the channels now. You can use any dish at all, including the ones you are using for other operators to track NigComSat today and let us enjoy premium entertainment together,” he added.