NIGERIA | How to switch on Free TV

NIGERIA | How to switch on Free TV

NIGERIA | How to switch on Free TV

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Free TV, the broadcasting platform created under the digital migration underway in Nigeria says consumers wanting to enjoy its service will need a Digital TV Pass.

Free TV says its offering will deliver “a wide range of home entertainment to Nigerians through highly entertaining and informative channels.”

The National Broadcasting Commission, the broadcast regulator is mid-wifing the phased rollout of analogue to digital broadcasting switch over across the country, the latest being Abuja, the seat of power.

“To receive Free TV you need to have purchased a Digital TV Pass. The Digital TV Pass provides access to over 15 channels in digital quality picture and sound on the free-to-view digital terrestrial and digital satellite platforms”, according to the service provider of Free TV.

“The Digital TV Pass usually costs N1,000 per Set Top Box and is purchased annually. The first year’s Digital TV Pass is bundled for free in the N1,500 price of the Free TV Set Top Box”, the company adds.

 

Digitune Set Top Box
Digitune Set Top Box

“The Digital TV Pass usually costs N1,000 per Set Top Box and is purchased annually. The first year’s Digital TV Pass is bundled for free in the N1,500 price of the Free TV Set Top Box”, the company adds.

According to Free TV, “dependent on where you live in relation to your nearest television transmitter and the strength of the signal you can receive to your home, you may need to buy a new antenna.”

But if you live near to a transmitter mast, most internal antennas will be suitable to receive the full range of Free TV channels and services, the company says.

“If you live further away from a transmitter and are not receiving a good digital signal, you may need to arrange an external antenna installation. Most electrical retailers where you can buy FreeTV set top boxes have installers affiliated to them who can assist you.”

Free TV says its broadcasting platform is offering a wide range of home Entertainment to Nigerians through highly entertaining and informative channels.

The FreeTV service brings to homes choice of Free-to-Air (FTA) Channels with electronic programme guide (EPG) and also covers the existing local, national, and selected international Free-to-Air channels.

The company’s vision is to deliver “Nigerian digital incentive channels with improved signal reception and picture quality directly to homes via Set top boxes.”

Free TV | What you need to get started | SET TOP BOX

Free TV says that to start watching more great channels in superior digital quality picture and sound, visit your nearest electrical retailer and buy one of these great set top boxes for only N1,500. Plus these boxes include the first year’s Digital TV Pass included in the price – everything you need to switch on to digital TV today, all in one box!

Free TV | What you need to get started | ANTENNA

TV antenna

Dependent on where you live in relation to your nearest television transmitter and the strength of the signal you can receive to your home, you may need to buy a new antenna.

Typically, if you live near to a transmitter mast, most internal antennas will be suitable to receive the full range of Free TV channels and services.

If you live further away from a transmitter and are not receiving a good digital signal, you may need to arrange an external antenna installation.

Most electrical retailers where you can buy FreeTV set top boxes have installers affiliated to them who can assist you. There are lots of great deals for antenna’s and installers out there – contact your nearest electrical retailer for more information.

Free TV | What you need to get started | DTT/DSAT

Free TV is available via both the free-to-view Digital Terrestrial Television (DTT) platforms and the Digital Satellite (DSAT) platforms.

To watch Free TV on DTT you will need a digital terrestrial set-top-box and a suitable internal or external antenna.

To watch Fee TV on DSAT you will a digital satellite set top box, satellite dish and LNB.

If you are not sure what is the best solution for where you live Free TV recommends that you contact your nearest electrical retailer and/or installer for advice.

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