NextTV launches via Nigcomsat

By Content Nigeria reporter
May 29, 2019


The federal government has launched a new direct-to-home (DTH) platform via Nigerian Communications Satellite (Nigcomsat).

NextTV offers more than 140 channels and has been launched thanks to a collaboration between Nigcomsat, Nigus International Investment and GWIC.

Nigusw will oversee marketing, content, licensing and total investment capital; Nigcomsat will provide a minimum of four transponders for the platform and will hold a 15% equity stake in the company; and GWIC will provide the uplink equipment and access to back-up satellites, holding a 10% stake in NextTV.

Unveiling the platform, communications minister Adebayo Shittu said: “The federal government is interested in the partnership between Nigcomsat and NextTV and is ready to offer all the needed support to make the partnership work.”

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