By Moses Uwagbale
Nigerian Communication Satellite Limited (NIGCOMSAT) in collaboration with Trefoil Networks, has launched an indigenous satellite television network to promote local content programming.
The launch was held in Abuja in the presence of the Managing Director of NIGCOMSAT, Mrs Abimbola Alale who, said from the satellite distribution service to the local manufacturing of the set up boxes and local programming content is totally Nigerian.
Represented by the General Manager, Corporate Affairs Directorate, Mr Adamu Idris, he called on other potential clients to take advantage of the resources on board NigComSat-1R satellite, to achieve their ICT related goals and objectives.
“We have available capacity on C-band, Ku-band and Ka-band for Transponder lease, capacity on demand, satellite broadband, DTH services and others,” she said.
The Managing Director of Trefoil Networks, Mr Onochie Amasiani said the new satellite TV is a hybrid platform that offers completely Free-to-View channels with no monthly subscription, PVF and IP to watch YouTube and other Over-the-Air.
“We started the journey some years back and have culminated into what we are all proud of and to be associated with it.
” We know there are various players in the market but OurTV has a unique value proposition which every Nigerian, home, family and business will be proud to associate with.
” Every Nigerian home will ask for OurTV for entertainment, relaxation, news, education, kids, and for everything you value from Television,” he said.
The Head of TV, Trefoil Networks Limited , Miss Braide Sayaba said the launch of the new digital satellite TV transmitting via NigComSat 1R known as ‘OurTV’ is the first and only H265 DTH Satellite TV in Africa with 18 exciting channels.
” We started our first transmission in 2015, today Trefoil Networks is flagging off sales of OurTV decoders nationwide.
“Our customers can get our exclusive channels without monthly subscription. All they need is to buy the decoder which costs N11,900.
” OurTV is the definition of local content. Homegrown content, aggregated by Nigerians, transmitting on a Nigerian Satellite and being rece3 with decoders made in Nigeria.
.” The contents of the channels are safe for both children and adults. These channels cut across all demographics and genres.
Trefoil Networks Limited is a Technology Company with focus on Information and Communication Technology, Broadcast, Network and Internet Solutions, incorporated in Nigeria and licensed by the Nigeria Communications Commission (NCC) and the National Broadcasting Commission (NBC).