Nigerian DTH pay TV platform TStv Africa has partnered with Dubai-based Strong Technologies to acquire the latter’s MyTV customers.
According to the service provider, MyTV will cease broadcasting on September 1 while its viewers will move over to TStv and have access to over 104 high-definition channels on the platform.
However, it is only MyTV customers with certain decoders – those that are SRT 497S HEVC encoded – who will be able to access TStv channels at this stage.
Bright Echefu, MD of TStv Africa, promised MyTV viewers a whole new TV experience after they migrate to TStv Africa.
He said: “We thank God that we have indeed delivered on our promise to Nigerians regarding our novel pay TV offerings. Today, Nigerians can truly testify that TStv has implemented pay-per view, pay-as-you-go, a la Carte and pause subscription.
“We are excited over our agreement with Strong Technologies and look forward to serving MyTV viewers. Eventually, non-HEVC MyTV-compliant set-top boxes may be granted access to TStv channels, as well.”
Joseph Torbey, MD of MyTV, said Strong Technologies was “delighted to offer viewers, as well as dealers, an alternate pay TV service, offering a wider choice of channels and creative ways for composing one’s subscription, prepaying for it and scheduling it.”
He added that his company would “continue to serve Nigerian consumers with ever-more innovative digital TV receiving equipment, outstanding technical support and efficient after-sales service.”