The hype that greeted the newly launched satellite Television, TSTV seem to have died down as my Nigerian still remain in oblivion as to the status or fate of the provider.
TSTV which announced its services in September and had its official launch on October 1, was well received by many Nigerians who saw them as the messiah that would break the monopoly of satellite TV in Nigeria.
It launch on Oct. 1, with a promise to offer pay as you go services and lower rates for its programmes including the highly favoured football channels that air European League matches, got a large number of Nigerians interested.
In their joy, many went on to mock other existing providers, taunting them that their “reign of exploitation” was over.
However, the first disappointment came when TSTV extended sales of its decoder to Nov. 1, an action which didn’t seem to debase their fans who went about on social media and other platforms reaffirming their support for the new provider.
Even an allegation of attempting to illegally air sports channels from bEIN did not seem to shake the Nigerian supporters.
Two months after its official launch and one month after its commencement of sales, many Nigerians are still asking: “Where is TSTV”?
Some of the Nigerian who reacted on social media (twitter) also sought to know if the provider had kept to its promise to deliver certain choice services.
Some of the comments on Twitter go thus:
Ebenezer Gbenga @EbenezerGbenga asked: Pls can someone update me on when @TStv_Nigeria is starting the sales of their decoder & dish?
Also, Jaap Stam @shurlermozx said: “Well, no details apart from the catalogue of failed promises. We have 2 failed launch date now that is 1st Oct and 1st Nov, since then nothing again.
Iyamu Austin at @iyamuaustin005 said “Please I am about to get a TSTV decoder ……do they air epl matches live????…. #tstvafrica #tstv @tstvafrica, while tijuana Jibril @tijuanamexico1 quipped “pls I just want to knw if there’s any 1 out der currently watching #EPL on #tstv cos I’m not really sure if I’m receiving all stations.”
One Onyinye @Prettyliviah lambasted the pay tv channel that “Is God that would still punish those stupid TSTV people that gave us nonsense hope.”
Another Nigerian, KING SIMBA @Don_TEE said: On the issue of TSTV, u really don’t understand their end game. I can’t exactly say they are scamming anyone because they are the ones that have spent money but are yet to actually deliver anything.
How do you just setup a biz with millions and just sit back?
I don’t get it.