In the wake of Nigeria being one of 52 African countries that missed the International�Telecommunication Unions mandated deadline of June 17th, 2015 to transition from analogue to digital, TV Continental, owners of TVC News and TVC Entertainment has decided to begin the process by empowering 100,000 Nigerian households in order to ensure they are not lefta without television at the time of switch off.
As a consequence of digital migration, it is clear that the number of households that require decoders will grow considerably. Deputy CEO of TVC, Mr. Lemi Olalemi, said, �While 100,000 might seem small when compared to the nationwide need, every little bit that can be done at this stage matters. The actions of TVC in making this bold step brings to the forefront the critical need to keep consumers aware of the implications of digital migration and make them aware that they have a choice in their selection of a pay-tv provider�. He further said; �TVC is committed to transitioning Nigerians to digital TV with the distribution of CONSAT decoders.� CEO of CONSAT, Mayo Okunola, said; �we are excited about the opportunity to work with TVC to distribute our set top boxes throughout Nigeria.
It forms part of our strategy to contribute to Nigeria�s digital migration process by the provision of affordable digital television for everyone�. Okunola continued by saying, �it is important to note that the overall benefits of digital migration is equal access to information and entertainment which is key to the development of the average Nigerian household�. Launching on July 8th, all that is required is a simple online registration, while stocks last, participants will be given a unique registration number which they can use to pick up their decoder from designated pick up points. It is that simple to transition to the digital TV. Some of the channels that will be available to CONSAT subscribers include TVC news, Sky News, Fox Sports 1 &2, Fashion One, Colors and Fix and Foxi.
The CONSAT channels were selected to ensure that subscribers get an exciting range of channels that cater for the whole family. The line-up is designed to cater for a variety of different tastes and cultures. This ensures that subscribers enjoy improved picture and sound quality synonymous with digital television.