Cabal frustrates TSTV launch in Nigeria, Oct. 1 not certain
The official launch of the Telcom Satellite TV Africa (TSTV) in Nigeria on October 1 is reportedly being threatened by a powerful cabal in government, insiders have said.
The new pay TV decoder is supposed to offer a pause subscription function, free 20 gigabytes data bundle and Wi-Fi to its customers.
Its entry into Nigerian market has excited pay TV subscribers.
According to the company, the decoder comes with 200 channels, web camera for video calls and 500 GB internal storage.
But according to an insider that is close to the management of TSTV, some forces are trying to frustrate the whole idea of the TSTV.
Saleh Jerry Zaman wrote: “I paid a courtesy visit to my friend a young Nigerian entrepreneur .The C.E.O of TSTV. We had an interactive discussion, I came to realise that there are forces who are bent on frustrating the effort and the whole idea of the Tstv through Dstv an it's collaborators, who saw TSTV as a treat to their business.
“We the youth of this country can not fold our hands and watch our own country man being frustrated by South Africans Dstv via our greedy and influential Nigeria men that find them self in power.
“This company has given millions of our youth jobs opportunities even before it official lunching.
And I ask where is the local content we are talking about?
“where is the made in Nigerian goods our government is talking about?
“Must we play politics with the innovations and effort of our youth?The people that are suppose to back him up are the one pulling him down.
“God have mercy on our country Nigeria. Am battered.”
In another post, Zaman wrote:
“About my post on TSTV yesterday alot of people said they didnt get the gist. Here is the gist, DSTV is coniving with Nigerian government with rigid policies to stop TSTV from being launched so there won't be competition forgetting that competition is healthy in business. Guess why they are doing this, they are stakeholders and also bribery and corruption is going on so we could stay with DSTV and their exploitation.
“Just like they played and killed HiTV they want to do same with TSTV but we will resist this evil men. If you don't know DSTV and GTB played roles in the defunct HiTV saga all because we have a greedy Government and Rigid policies.
“TSTV is an indigenous company and must survive in our soil whether Nigeria laws and policies that favours foreign companies better than indigenous companies like it or not.
NBC hear word, allow ours strive.
“DSTV stay on your lane and stop bribing these greedy lots to stop TSTV, enough is enough!
Competition is good and healthy, Nigeria politicians should grow up mbok and think of us for once.