TStv – The Cable TV You Never Knew You Needed, & Why It’s Better Than GOtv & DStv


In case you’ve been hearing the word “TStv” for some time now, and you’re wondering who this new guy is, and what’s making it so popular among the likes of DStv and GOtv, well, today, I’ll be telling you everything you need to know about it, and why it might seem better than every other cable tv providers out there.

So, first of all;

What is TStv?


Simple, TStv is a cable TV provider like every other cable TV provider out there such as the likes of DStv and GOtv from multichoice, Startimes, MyTV, etc, providing home entertainment for African countries such as Nigeria, South Africa, Ghana, Kenya, etc.

But unlike these other TV providers mentioned above, TStv has two tricks up its sleeve, and we’ll be talking about them shortly.

So, first is, unlike other TV providers, especially DStv and GOtv where you’d have to purchase a monthly subscription package ranging from ₦1,800 to ₦21,000, on TStv, you can simply pick the channels you want to watch, and pay for them separately, and guess what, each channel cost just ₦5 for a day subscription.

So, unlike other cable TV providers where what you can watch is being limited to the subscription package purchased, on TStv, you’re only limited by your preferences, and not how much you’re willing to pay.


Now, as if that’s not enough, another trick that TStv has up its sleeves is the fact that, unlike other cable TV providers where the subscription duration starts counting the moment you subscribed even when you’re not actively watching the TV, on TStv, the duration only counts when you’re actually watching it.

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So, let’s say you selected a couple of channels and paid for a day subscription which basically means 24 hrs, now if you turned off your TV and didn’t watch it during that 24 hrs period, your subscription will still remain active.

Cool, isn’t it?

And that’s basically the reason why TStv has been gaining the momentum in popularity that it has been enjoying lately because it’s doing something that others have never done before.

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How much does a TStv decoder cost?

As of when writing this article and as gotten from TStv’s official website, a TStv decoder currently costs ₦17,500, which comes with a dish similar to that of DStv.

How much does it cost to purchase channels on TStv?

As I already mentioned before, each channel on TStv starts at a price of ₦5 for a single-day subscription, so, depending on the number of days, weeks, or months you would like to purchase, the price will increase accordingly.

How many channels are there on TStv?

As of the time of writing this article, TStv currently has a total of 97 channels with the exclusion of some of the most popular channels you’ll find on DStv & GOtv such as the likes of Africa Magic channels which have been replaced by Mama Africa channels, SuperSport channels which again have been replaced by Grande Sports, etc.

So, in conclusion;

Is TStv better than DStv, GOtv, & Startimes?

Well, I’ll say it depends on the way you’re looking at it. For one, TStv tends to provide its customers with so much value, even greater than the price they’re paying for it when compared to others.

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But on the other hand, you miss out on the most popular TV channels that make people always run to the likes of DStv and GOtv, and these include all Africa Magic channels, all SuperSport channels, all MNET movie channels, Universal HD channel, ZeeWorld, Cartoon Network, and a whole lot of them.

Some of them already have alternatives on TStv as with the likes of Africa Magic and SuperSport which have been replaced by Mama Africa and Grande Sports, but the rest such as Zee World, Universal HD, Cartoon Network, Nickelodeon, TNT, KIX, etc, well, you just have to get used to their absence.

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