NextTV launches via Nigcomsat
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.”