TSTV is launching Oct. 1 – check-out Decoder Price, Channels, Subscription, Dish, and Coverage Areas

For the first time in Nigeria, an indigenous television will be launching with amazing package and features that will no doubt bring the entertainment home with a bang. For long Nigerians have depended on South African DSTV for TV programmes, sports and entertainment; but now that TSTV has come, we all can be rest assured that TV as we now know will change with the speed of light.

TSTV will surely be a direct alternative to DSTV at a cheaper price. So I can sense the end of MultiChoice monopoly in the business in Nigeria if TSTV maintains their promises. So this post is about the new TSTV Decoder price, dish, full channel list, coverage areas, launch and availability as well as other information you need to know about this pay TV in Nigeria.

TSTV stands for “Telcom Satelite TV”, it’s a Pay-As-You-Consume TV provider in Nigeria, operated by ABS and Telcom Satellites TV. TStv is a DTH pay TV that offers a rich blend of local and international channels and packages for your Entertainment, News, Sports, Kids, Health etc. and will be distributed on the ABS 3A Africa beam, located at 3 degrees west.

The technology is the HBB TV tech, HBB is a combination of satellite and internet service for TV service, TSTv will run on 4.5g network every subscriber will get 20gig of data for 3k monthly, the data can also be used for video calls and wifi.

Features of TSTV

To sum it up, these are the basic features guaranteed by TSTV:

  1. TSTV will be launching on October 1 with 100 channels including 12 sports channels for all the football leagues we want to follow
  2. The decoder also has a hotspot of 20Gb and video call conferencing with a camera.
  3. The TSTV decoder will have 50 gb hard disk to record TV programs and a pause/play function.
  4. It is the first Nigerian TV to launch a Pay as you use so you can pause your subscription whenever you are traveling.
  5. It is just N5000 for the decoder and dish and subscription prices are N200, N500, N1000, N1500 and N3000 respectively.




  1. How much is TSTV decoder and what are its features?

TSTV Decoder + Dish cost N5000 . The TSTV Decoder Offers 200+ Channels but will start with 100+ channels, FREE 20GB Data, Video Calls, Pause Subscription, Record & Playback Feature And More

  1. How Much is TSTV Subscription Fee?

TSTV Subscription Fee ranges from N200, N500, N1000, N1500 and N3000. Note that with TSTV, you don’t need to pay subscription monthly or periodically. You pay as you consume.

  1. Where are TSTV Service Locations?

TStv Africa will function in ALL states in Nigeria but will launch first in Lagos, Abuja, Port Harcourt, Owerri and Kano.

  1. When is the Official Launch Date of TSTV?

TSTV will be officially launched on the 1st of October 2017.

  1. What Channels can I Watch on TSTv?

TSTv shows Live Sports like Premier League, UEFA Champions League, Europa League and so much more. Some Sport Channels on TSTV Africa are bein Sport 1-10, Fox Sport HD, and Ts Sports.

Some of Entertainment Channels on TSTV are E entertainment, Tele Novela, Fox, MBC 4. Below is the Full list of channels on TSTV in pictures;


  • Star Sports
  • Fox Sports
  • Euro Sports News
  • Euro Sports 2
  • Kwese Free Sports
  • Kwese ESPN
  • MS Extreme
  • bein Sports MAX 4HD
  • bein Sports 3HD
  • bein Sports Global
  • bein Sports MAX (bein Sports 1-10)
  • TS Sports 4 HD
  • TS Sports 2
  • TS Sports 3
  • Yolo Sports HD
  • Trace Urban/Africa
  • MTV Base
  • TLC (HD)
  • DSTV Versus TSTV


No doubt, DSTV has served Nigerians for a very long period of time but here is the time to think twice. DSTV, according to many customers has ripped off people in many ways but TSTV is a cheaper alternative that also offers a whole lot of channels.

DSTV shows live English Premier League matches same as TSTV. You can so enjoy Live La Liga and Champions League matches on TSTV.

Now the big deal, you can pause your subscription and you can connect your laptop and phones to the wifi and enjoy 20GB data to browse and download your favorite files with TSTV Decoder.

It’s very affordable and the subscription price starts as low as N200. If they make do with their promises and plans, then it’s a bad business to MultiChoice and other network providers in Nigeria as many people will now rely on the wifi instead of the usual monthly subscription from MTN, Glo, Airtel, 9Mobile etc.

TSTV operate on a different platform, multichoice only have rights over satelitte channel not telecom broadcast, the technology that will be used by Tstv according to some is hbb, which hybrid or fusion of satellite and telcom to view television. Believe is that channels like bein sports that will broadcast the football leagues since dstv has no right over them.


TStv Africa decoder shall be on sell nationwide from 1st October. But before then, dealers outlet location addresses shall be made available for easy accessibility of the decoders. You can buy the decoder and dish in Lagos, Owerri, Abuja, Portharcourt and Kano for now. It’s expected to be available in other states and cities time goes on.

More details can be gotten at their official site and from their Facebook page

If you will like to become a dealer or installer – Click Here to register.


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  1. Welcome TSTV to the larger geographical airways of the Nigerian cable TV market, your futures are very innovative, amazing, convincing and worthwhile for the idleentertainment of the Nigerian Man. We in Makurdi Benue State earnestly wait to be added on your coverage map. TSTV… proudly Nigerian.

  2. This is great. The earlier cabletv 0perators shall be forced to use PAYE and makes it more competitive. #thier extortiondonend. I read that you are given out 5000 free decoders. I don’t mind to get one ooo.

  3. Can I install the decoder with the dish by myself or I need to contact your installer or how can one do that.also how there is no additional charges apart from the price of the decoder with one capacity of subscription?

  4. It’s a good development. we should support n encourage indigenous companies. I pray they perform to our expectations. DST n gotv RIP.

  5. This is the problem that we have in nigeria will don’t like our own product in this country. for my i can’t wait for this oct 1

  6. Hey, this is amazing! As u said Here it is not only for watching favourite stations, it also comes with Hotspot functionality that enables us to connect through our phone WiFi to its Hotspot.
    Thanks so much for sharing.

  7. The love of TStv begins the downfall of DStv, let’s support Nigerians. pls where is it in Kano.I can’t wait. Today is my own Oct 1

  8. TSTV wants to eat their share from Nigeria. that their 20gig go slow pass snail. packaging free to air channels to customers. hmnn my hd V8 Strong decoder with 3lnb got all this for free including Porn station ;DTSTV wants to eat their share from Nigeria. that their 20gig go slow pass snail. packaging free to air channels to customers. hmnn my hd V8 Strong decoder with 3lnb got all this for free including Porn station

  9. Hope it doesn’t come with big ditch sha….the options re too good to be true anyway ….
    1. I expect good quality programs
    2. Must be clearer than dstv
    3. Must have all the things listed
    4. They should be able to sustain the channels
    If all these and more no de na trouble them the find o

  10. All I can see is 200+ channels, this may include useless channels just like we have on DStv. I don’t think they have EPL rights, which could have been the game changer.

    When I checked a similar post, they don’t have CNN on their subscription (thank goodness Fox news is listed) but I want contrasting views to what is happening in the world.

    Maybe when they start we will have better idea of their channel offerings

  11. No matter the stations they have…if DSTV have the sole broadcasting right for premiership, champions league et al in Nigeria, they dare not show it.

  12. Premier league is exclusive to super sport and super sport is exclusively to DSTV. So my brothers and sister, this ppl can’t show premier league matches.

  13. New GOtv Package Alert! On 1 October, GOtv MAX launches with La Liga, FOX, Sony Max and more for only N3,800! Visit gotvafrica.com for more details

  14. Pls dont limit this to Nigeria. Make sure you reach all African continent and beyond. Meanwhile people like Dstv because of Nigerian movies. Ensure you incorporate all Nigerian movies in languages into it.

  15. DSTV, MTN are among the Greatest “Legal criminals” we have in Nigeria…. If news about this TSTV is true….. then we get rid of the criminals

  16. I don’t know if TSTV will be another HiTV but when they launch, I am buying it. If for nothing else, to contribute to shaking up DSTV a bit.

  17. Dear Nigerians, we have tolerated enough of DSTV, even if it’s for one month, let’s do our own back, let’s dump DSTV for TSTV

  18. If you think I will dump DSTV that I have used for years for TSTV because of PPV and 20GB data then …

  19. This is indeed a good development, I can’t wait to see the amazing features tstv promised coming true. Dstv is just too expensive

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