Monday, 20 November 2017

Finally Startimes TV Nigeria has broken the jinx in Nigeria. The digital satellite and terrestrial pay-TV service has finally become the first to introduce the daily recharge or daily subscription system which enables you to pay and watch even per day. This is coming at the wake of Startimes' launch of their 2017 Christmas offer of 50% discount on all Startimes TV packages, bouquets and even other products like the Startimes TV.

For instance, with just 40 NGN, you can easily recharge your account to watch the Startimes NOVA bouquet for one day. With 60 NGN, you can have access to Startimes programmes on the Basic Bouquet while 120 NGN gives you open access to view all Startimes channels on their Classic bouquet for a period of 24 hours. Due to its flexibility, you may also recharge your Startimes decoder to watch for 2 days, 3 days, one week, two weeks, just any how you deem convenient for you and your pocket.


Do you know that Startimes is available both on the regular startimes antenna and decoder as well as the satellite dish and the decoder. The Startimes regular terrestrial antenna goes with the ordinary or more common decoder known as the Standard Definition SD decoder. Most people use this category of Startimes system. However the Startimes satellite dish goes with another kind of decoder known as the COMBO decoder. The good news is that the COMBO decoder can also make use of the terrestrial antenna as well as the satellite dish.

The idea is that while the Startimes terrestrial TV signal may be limited in coverage, its satellite TV signal is accessible all over. As a customer using the SD terrestrial decoder, Startimes have advised that you may bring your SD decoder to their offices for a Swop or change to the COMBO decoder which uses either the satellite dish or the terrestrial antenna. This way, you can always access Startimes TV signals from any location.

With the new Startimes pay per day or per view subscription plan, 50% discount in all products and packages as well as the flexible functionalities of the HD COMBO decoder, Startimes TV Nigeria is set to give you the best of super digital terrestrial and satellite TV technology experience.
Installing your Startimes TV, whether terrestrial or satellite is as simple as ABC. Similar to other satellite pay-TVs like the DStv, Startimes satellite TV decoded with the COMBO settop box obeys the basic principles of uplink / downlink signal transmission technology. Directly via the TV satellite up in space, your satellite dish recieves the TV signals directly. Hence they are regarded technically as Direct-to-Home DTH pay-TV systems.

However, the standard Startimes SD decoder which uses the ariel antenna obeys the principle of terrestrial signal coverage. TV signals are transmitted via communicatiuon masts. this type of signal transmission can be largely limited by distance and other physical barriers like mountains and hills, trees, buildings etc. I guess you now understand why you may have signal problems with your Startimes when you relocate to more remote areas.

Startimes digital TV is available all over the country. The current Christmas promo or bonanza from Startimes will run till January 2018. For more enquiries, please drop your comments for immediate answers. Remember to LIKE and SHARE.

Wednesday, 15 November 2017

Previously, we brought you a publication on the latest digital satellite pay-TV service launched in Nigeria. It is the new Telcom Satellite Television TStv Nigeria. You may know about the DStv, MyTV and other satellite TVs in Nigeria that utilizes the Direct-to-Home DTH signal transmission technology. The DTH means that no matter where you are located, as long as you are seeing the blue sky, you can recieve the TV signals directly from the satellite in space. Just like the DStv, the TStv uses the satellite dish, decoders and other accessories similar to the DStv. However the only difference between the DStv and the TStv lies in the satellite and decoder settings which when set properly, gives you access to the TStv signals.

Therefore, this post will show you the complete settings for the TStv decoders and the satellite dish positioning settings too. If you knew how to install the DStv and other satellite TVs, then you can comfortably install the TStv. Basically they follow the same installation procedure as all satellite TV services currently operational in Nigeria are of similar technology.

TStv Installation


Now let us go straight to the point. Below are the decoder settings and satellite dish positioning parameter values which enables you to intercept or recieve the TStv Nigeria satellite TV signals.

  • Position : ABS 3A @ 3° West
  • LNB Position : 4 ‘O’ Clock
  • Symbol Rate : 30000
  • Frequency : 11052
  • Dish Size : 90cm (offset) and above
  • Polarity : Horizontal (H)
  • TRACKING TP 11167 H 30000
  • TSTV on *ABS 3A @ 3° West*

A careful application of these decoder settings and satellite positioning parameters will surely grant you access to the super quality digital video and audio satellite TV signals of the Telcom Satellite Tv service in Nigeria.

Full commercial sales of the complete dish, decoders and accessories of the TStv begins this November 2017 in Nigeria. Major wholesale and retail dealers of the new TStv are springing up all over the country. At least with TStv, Nigerians may soon have a veritable alternative to other already existing satellite pay-TV services in Nigeria.

Monday, 13 November 2017

Since October 2017, Nigerians have been enjoying a new brand of digital satellite pay-TV service. The Telcom Satellite Television TSTV is a purely satellite TV service that uses the Direct-to-Home DTH technology to offer High Definition HD and Standard Definition SD video and super audio TV signals.

The TSTV is similar to the DStv in technology, mode of signal transmission and other basic services. Although when it comes to interactive features between the useer and decoders or set-top boxes, the two differ significantly. In this post, we shall learn the features, properties, channels and other characteristics of this new digital satellite pay-TV TSTV recently launched in Nigeria.

Satellite TV in Nigeria

Key Features of TSTV

  • Pause subscriptions(for seven days every month)
  • Make Video calls
  • In-built 500GB hard drive inside Set top box(STB) for content storage
  • Video on Demand services
  • Uninterrupted world class contents available 24 hours every day.

TStv Subscription Cost and Validity Period

  • 3000 Naira – 30 days
  • 1500 Naira – 14 days
  • 1000 Naira – 10 days
  • 750 Naira – 7 days
  • 500 Naira – 3 days
  • 200 Naira – 1 day (24 hours)
Paying the full 3000 Naira will give you 30 days access plus 20GB of free data. You also get one month free subscription.

Complete List of Channels for TStv

1. TSTV Sport Channels

  • Star Sports
  • Fox Sports
  • Euro Sports News
  • Euro Sports 2
  • Kwese Sports 1
  • Kwese Free Sports
  • Kwese ESPN
  • MS Extreme
  • bein Sports MAX 4HD
  • bein Sports 3HD
  • bein Sports Global
  • bein Sports MAX (bein Sports 1-10)
  • TS Sports 4 HD
  • TS Sports 2
  • TS Sports 3
  • Yolo Sports HD

2. TSTv Music Channels

  • Trace Urban/Africa
  • MTV Base
  • TLC (HD)

3. TSTv News Channels

  • BBC America
  • CNBC
  • Aljazeera
  • BBC Radio 2
  • TVC News
  • United State Of America Embassy
  • Sky News
  • Arewa24
  • AIT
  • Core TV News
  • France 24 (English)
  • CCTV News
  • Channels TV
  • Bloomberg Television
  • DW
  • Fox News
  • TRT World
  • Press TV
  • NTA
  • Arise News
  • TV360 Nigeria

4. TSTv Kiddies Channels

  • Nickelodeon
  • CN Cartoon Network
  • Disney Channel
  • Boing
  • JimJam
  • Baby TV
  • TS Junior Kids HD
  • Fix Fox
  • Panda Biggs

5. TSTv Movie Channels

  • Star Movies
  • MBC Action
  • MBC 2
  • Star Movies
  • African Movie Channel Series (African Magic)
  • Liberty TV
  • MBC Bollywood
  • Wazobia TV
  • WAP TV
  • Viasat Life
  • Fine Living
  • FOX
  • FOX Life
  • Investigation Discovery
  • MBC 4
  • MBox HD
  • PCTV
  • Star Gold HD
  • Nollywood TV
  • Z Cinema
  • E Entertainment
  • BEN Bridging The Gap
  • BET
  • TS Novella
  • TS Movies HD
  • TS Series

6. TSTv Science Channels

  • Discovery Channel
  • Nat Geo Gold
  • AD
  • National Geographic

  • Discvery Health TV
7. TSTv Fashion Channels

  • Fashion One
  • AHTV

8. TSTv Religion Channels

  • Dove Television
  • Emmanuel TV
  • Sunna TV
  • Mountain Of Fire And Miracles Ministries
  • EWTN – Global Catholic Network
  • TBN Network

9. TSTv Africa Channels

  • Riwa Ndu TV
  • TS Hausa
  • TS Igbo
  • TS Yoruba
  • TS Sports 1 HD.

TStv Channel Genres

News, Music, General entertainment, Documentary, Movies, Kids, Religious, Events, Sports, Health, Fashion, and Lifestyle channels.

The TStv decoder displays in High Definition as well as in Standard Definition (HD and SD). The implication is that as long as you have a HD or smart TV, your screen display output will always be in High Definitions HD.
When it comes to installation, the TStv is installed the same manner or procedure of installing the DStv. 
All satellite TVs or DTH technology-based pay-TV obey same installation principles. The only difference lies in their respective satellites and parameter values.

Thursday, 2 November 2017

Just recently, MultiChoice introduced a higher bouquet of TV channels on its GOtv pay-TV services. This latest GOtv package  called the GOtv MAX contains over 70 TV channels and 5 radio channels

This is one of the ways technology and innovation are being utilized by the South African based company to penetrate the African market and dominate the digital tr terrestrial pay-TV industry.

For Nigerians using the GOtv, the new and highest package in GOtv can be subscribed to with just 3,000 NGN.

However, the price of a new set of GOtv decoders, antenna, accessories plus one month viewing subscription remains 7,700 NGN. A lower but more popular package, GOtv Plus still sells at 1,900 NGN. Other bouquet from GOtv remains as before.

Wednesday, 1 November 2017

Technology and innovation have remained integral parts of the Multichoice ranges of the DStv Explora decoders. By the introduction of more compact, sleeky Explora decoders with e enhanced features, you can't help but marvel. 

This post explains the features of the Explora decoders from the DStv. It is necessary to understand the features of the DStv E Explora decoders so as to help you enjoy it's use maximally.
Why just watch TV when you and your family can experience every picture-perfect moment in crystal-clear HD? The DStv Explora’s high definition viewing will push you to the edge of your seat and make you feel like you’re right in the middle of the action However, the HD view display are only available on selected channels example, the SuperSports and MNet Movie channels, etc.
There’s room for even the biggest of families with up to 110 hours of recording space. Keep that movie the kids want to watch again and again, keep up with your favourite shows, and still have space for the family’s must-see blockbusters.
With Remote Recording, there's no reason to ever miss your favourite show. Simply access our online TV Guide or download DStv Now to your smart device, log in and schedule a recording on your internet connected DStv Explora.
Have you missed your favourite  series, sports highlights, movies, documentaries, kids' shows and more. And if you connect your DStv Explora to the internet, you'll discover hundreds of extra DStv Catch up titles–all downloadable straight to your DStv Explora to watch in your own time.
The Playlist is where you can find your whole family’s DStv recordings. And, because you can record up to 110 hours, you will never be left without something to watch.
BoxOffice gives you the perfect excuse to plan a big family night in. Now you can rent up to 30blockbuster movies from the comfort of your own couch, and keep them for48 hours. Remember, if you're new to BoxOffice,the first rental's on us
DStv Explora to watch in your own time.
We've made it quicker and easier to find the awesome content you're looking for with Our INSTANT Search feature on DStv Catch Up, BoxOffice and Playlist. When on those screens, just hit searchon your remote and the DStv Explora will automatically display results that match your search, and will update instantly each time you type in a new letter.

Tuesday, 19 September 2017

Recently I published a post on How to Exchange your faulty or old GOtv decoder to a new one. This is done the MultiChoice Decoder Stop Program. By trading in your faulty GOTV or dstv decoder and paying a token (1,500 NGN for gotv),  a new decoder is instantly issued.

You don't need to worry about any active subscription on your faulty decoder account as the new decoder is linked into your existing account.  By this,  you continue from where you stopped.

However there are mistakes subscribers make when changing or swooping their gotv decoders. Basically GOtv decoders are of two models.  These are distinguished largely by the AC power input port and their respective power adaptor sizes. Recall that a decoder stop only changes the decoder box and if another model of GOtv decoder is issued,  you wouldn't notice until you got home since both models look exactly alike.

The implication is that you can not use the existing decoder power adaptor on your new decoder.  You must then be forced to buy another electric power adaptor for your new GOtv decoder.

By this development,  you are advised to carry your AC power adaptor along when going for a GOtv decoder stop.  Ensure that for any decoder to be issued,  it is tested with your AC power adaptor in order to verify their compatibility.  This is the only way you may avoid buying another adaptor with every change of GOtv decoders.

Tuesday, 1 August 2017

A lot of disturbing calls from the GOtv call Centre in Nigeria over subscribers' chances of winning some 200 or something litres of petrol has been on the increase. Thousands of my dedicated readers on this blog have attested to this fact some of them have been called on phone to inform them that by reactivating their GOtv decoders or renewing before the existing GOtv subscription expires, they would win some hundreds of litres of petrol. I am not disputing the credence of this promotional offer from GOtv but I wish to use this platform to explain how GOtv customers can see that this comes true.
GOtv Nigeria
GOtv is a reputable digital terrestrial pay-tv brand and by its social coporate responsibility, they would not fail Nigerians by putting up fictitious promos or offers. In as much as many customers complained that even after fulfilling the conditions for winning such litres of petrol, they still saw no petrol from GOtv. The truth is that GOtv call centre representative who speak directly with subscribers have failed to excplain in details what exactly happens behind the scene in the selection process of the GOtv litres of petrol offer.
A customer complained to My DigiTech Media that she actually received a text message congratulating her for winning some hundreds of litres of petrol. She thought the GOtv would tell her how to claim her bounty but unfortunately that was the last she heard from GOtv. Surprisingly, many users of GOtv now believe GOtv agents on phone lines are very pro-active when it comes to pushing customers to renew or reactivate their GOtv accounts through subscription payments. I think this proactiveness needs to be extended towards the building customers' confidence in the offers and promotional intergrity of GOtv.



When GOtv agents call you on phone to inform you about your chances of winning the GOtv litres of petrol, then you really stand a chance. All you need to do is to fulfill the conditions spelt out to you. However, the truth is that after fulfilling these conditions, a raffle draw is conducted for this GOtv petrol offer. Obviously you are not the only GOtv customer contacted for the petrol offer. The subscribers who fulfilled these conditions are collated and the final lucky winners emerge after a raffle draw is conducted.
If you however receive a congratulatory message that you have successfully won the litres of petrol from GOtv, it means you were successful in the raffle context. At this point, I advise you place a call to the GOtv Direct Helpline on 08149860333 to claim your GOtv litres of petrol bounty.
I believe this revelation would have enlightened you as a GOtv user on how to go about winning the GOtv litres of petrol offer in Nigeria. You may share your experience on this issue by commenting on the box below and also share this on your social platforms - Facebook, twitter, Google plus etc.

This is good news for millions of GOtv customers in Nigeria. For a long time now, GOtv users have had the problem of trying to contact the GOtv customer Care without success. The previously available helplines from MultiChoice were primarily for DStv customers. But today, an exclusive toll-free customer care line for GOtv has been unveiled.

GOtv Customer Care line:  08149860333


The all-time GOtv customer Helpline is available 24/7. This means that GOtv customers can get help from GOtv call centre at all times - night or day. This GOtv customer assistance number is toll-free for all networks. Therefore, you make calls to this GOtv helpline free of charge irrespective of your operating telecom network - MTN, GLO, ETISALAT (9Mobile), AIRTEL etc.


Customers could have all their GOtv issues resolved on the new TOLL-FREE active helpline. All GOtv reconnection, reactivations, wrong account payment transfers, TV channel or program inquiries, technical errors, installation guilds and many more GOtv matters are comfortably handled on the new GOtv customer care line at no cost.

Please help share this info to let your GOtv-user friends know about this new Helpline to make their use of GOtv easy and pleasurable.


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