Nigeria: Nigcomsat Partners With Digital Satellite TV Providers

The Nigerian Communications Satellite Limited (NigComSat) has said it is ready to partner with digital satellite television providers who wish to transmit and offer other servicers with its facilities.

The Managing Director, NigComSat, Ms. Abimbola Alale said this in Abuja during the formal launch and inauguration of OurTV, a Nigerian digital satellite TV service, operated by TREFOIL Network, transmitting via NigComSat 1R.

Ms. Alale was represented by the General Manager, Corporate Affairs Directorate, Adamu Idris.

Idris urged other potential clients to take advantage of the resources in NigComSat-1R satellite to achieve their ICT related goals and objectives.

According to him, NIGCOMSAT had available capacity on C-band, Ku-band and Ka-band for transponder lease, capacity on demand, satellite broadband, Direct to Home services and others.

"Trefoil started this journey in 2015 when they looked inward and saw the huge potential within Nigeria and decided NigComSat would be their preferred satellite operator to distribute their content within its footprint," he said.

On his part, the Managing Director of Trefoil, Mr. Onochie Amasiani, said that OurTV would not require monthly subscriptions, as customers would only make a one-time payment for decoders.

He said that OurTv is a division of Trefoil Networks Limited, and will transmit via NigComSat-1R, a satellite of NIGCOMSAT Nigeria Limited.

He said that OurTv is the first and only H265 DTH Satellite TV Platform in Africa with over 18 channels free of subscription.

On her part, the Head TV section of the Trefoil, Braide Sayaba, said the digital satellite TV service will offer home-grown content and that the decoder and other components are made in Nigeria, with their technicians at hand for installation.

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