Lagos. July 16, 2013: In what the company describes as a back-to-back launch, GoTV has gone live in Onitsha and Asaba, two cities lying on the banks of the River Niger to drive uptake of the paid TV service.
With the launch of the satellite TV service in Onitsha, Anambra State, regarded as the commercial nerve-centre of the South-East and in Asaba, Delta State, residents will now experience the offerings and services offered by GOtv.
GOtv signals are now activated in Ibadan, Port-Harcourt, Lagos, Enugu, Benin-City, Aba, Owerri, Kano and Kaduna following successful launches in these cities recently, the company said.
Launched by Details Nigeria in association with MultiChoice Nigeria, GOtv utilizes the DVB-T2 technology standard, which allows for no less than 22 channels per frequency and is different from other first generation standard DVB-T1, which only allow for up to 13 channels per frequency, according to the company.
Thus, there is a dramatic improvement on the dividend of terrestrial frequencies available when DVB-T2 is deployed.
Elizabeth Amkpa, General Manager, GOtv, said that subscribers get value for money from quality content and programming.
“Customers are not likely to find these elsewhere at a affordable rate of N1,500 per month subscription for GOtv Plus bouquet, which has 37 world-class local and international channels and N1,000 for GOtv bouquet with 27 channels. The complete system sells for Nine Thousand, Five Hundred Naira (N9, 900)”, she said.
She added that GOtv guarantees a one-off migration to the digital age. According to her, “Nigeria is expected to join the rest of the world in 2015 to migrate from analogue broadcasting to digital. This migration will require every home to have a set-top box in order to continue to enjoy watching television. What GOtv does is to help fast-track the migration process and also provide Nigerians an opportunity to experience the digital terrestrial television (DTT) revolution in the comfort of their homes.”