Native Direct-to-Home TV Service Provider (TStv) has reached an agreement with STRONG Technology Ltd. to migrate its MyTV customers on SRT 497S-HEVC decoders to TStv Africa’s pay TV platform.
TStvPerception Manager, Yemi Adebowale, made this known in a statement on Thursday in Abuja, saying that MyTV would stop broadcasting on September 1.
Adebowale said that due to the HEVC-encrypted nature of TStv broadcasts, only SRT 497S-equipped MyTV viewers would be eligible to access TStv channels at this stage.
He said the migration process was simple and seamless, as TStv broadcasts were carried through the same satellite used by MyTV in February 2020.
The manager said a simple blind scan of that satellite’s frequencies would tune and store all TStv channels.
According to him, TStv offers 104 high-definition (“HD”) channels that are properly equipped. My TV viewers can enjoy it right away.
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“STRONG/MyTV dealers are standing by to assist MyTV viewers in the migration process.
“An interested SRT 497S owner will be required to pay N12,000 as a contribution towards the migration costs, including the simultaneous encryption (“simulcrypt”) of TStv channels using MyTV’s encryption tools (“Conditional Access System” or “CAS”).
“On said payment, TStv will credit the new subscriber’s wallet with N12,000 to spend, but he will.
“The payment of N12,000 can be completed in up to three equal payments of N4,000 each, over a period of up to six months.
“With each payment, TStv will credit the subscriber’s TStv wallet with N4,000.00 to spend, however, she/he will.”
Adebowale said TStv Africa’s general manager, Dr. Bright Echefu, promised to migrate MyTV viewers and promised that this would be a whole new TV experience for them.
“We thank God that we have indeed delivered on our promise to Nigerians regarding our new pay-TV offering.
“Today Nigerians can really testify that TStv has implemented pay-preview, pay-as-you-go, A La Carte and Pause Subscription.
“We are excited about our agreement with STRONG Technologies and look forward to serving MyTV viewers.
“Eventually, non-HEVC MyTV compatible set-top boxes (“STB”) will also be able to access TStv channels.”
MyTV CEO Joseph Torbey said the company was pleased to offer both viewers and dealers an alternative pay-TV service with a wider choice of channels.
Torbey said this also created ways to build their subscription by pre-paying and scheduling.
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“STRONG will continue to serve Nigerian consumers with increasingly innovative digital TV receiving equipment, excellent technical support and efficient after-sales service.
“MyTV viewers are invited to contact a MyTV or TStv dealer near them at any time of the day or contact TStv customer service on (+234) 099 040 900, as it works around the clock,” said Torbey.