ABS, Telcom Satellite limited are TSTV partners
So by now it is assumed that everyone already
knows about the latest Pay TV platform in town,
Telcom Satellites TV (TSTV) .
If you don’t, then its high time, you did.
Having done that, we also need to know about
ABS . ABS, short for Asia Broadcast Satellite , is a
communication satellites operator, based in
Bermuda, and owned by Permira, which is a
European private equity firm with services that
include satellite-to-home and satellite-to-cable TV.distribution, cellular services, and internet services.
It has in the past established telecommunications
network in Africa, Russia, Asia and the Middle East,
having a service network that currently covers 80%
of the population in the Americas, Africa, Asia
Pacific, Europe, the Middle East, Russia,
and Commonwealth of Independent States.
ABS and Telcom Satellites TV (TSTV) recently
signed a multi-transponder agreement to deliver a
Direct-to-Home (DTH) Direct-to-Home
(DTH) broadcast service into Nigeria on ABS’ -3A
satellite, Africa beam which is located at the prime
video neighborhood of 3°W.
Its journey began in the year 2006, with the
successful acquisition of the Lockheed Martin
Intersputnik-1 (LMI-1) satellite by ABS which was
promptly renamed ABS-1 satellite.
Then in the year 2010, Permira, along with the ABS
management team acquired ABS from Citi Venture
Capital International and Asia Debt Management.
Here in Nigeria, ABS is in business under the name
TSTV, but operates under the company name
TELCOM SATELLITES LIMITED, as TELCOM
SATELLITES is registered under the Companies and Allied Matters Act, Laws of Nigeria.
TSTV sure knows the terrain and is definitely here
to stay, going by the statement of its C.E.O, Bright
“ We’ve successfully ran African Health Television
for more than 5 years without hitches. We have no
doubts whatsoever that TSTV would offer an
excellent and affordable digital satellite television
services to Nigerians.”
But wait, did i hear Bright Echefu?, who is this guy,
to think he is Nigerian? Does he have what it takes
to stay in the industry, in the face of strong
competitors like DSTV, StarTimes?
First, Bright Echefu is a Nigerian, from Obowo in
He is the MD/CEO of Bricke and Athens limited
owners of AHTV-Heath Television, who have
brought Telcom Satellites TV (TSTV).
He had been in that position from November 2014
till date. This means he already ha 2 years 11
months of work experience.
He also attended the prestigious University of
Nigeria, Nsukka,before leaving to pursue further
He is the chairman of Briechberg Investment
Limited,owners of Bright FM.
He is also on the board of Bright joy Multiventures
He got skills that include Strategic Planning
Research, Nonprofits Public Speaking, Program
Management, Fundraising Program Development.
and the best of all,
He is newly married.