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New entrant CONSAT battles for Nigeria pay-TV stakes

New entrant CONSAT battles for Nigeria pay-TV stakes
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Continental Satellite Limited (CONSAT), a Nigerian pay TV service has said its entry will boost Nigeria’s stake in the digital migration plan set by the International Telecommunication Unit (ITU)

Mayokun Okunola, CEO CONSAT said the new entrant  hopes to cut through the monopoly in the Nigerian pay-TV market by providing more content at a reasonable price.

While unveiling the service in Lagos recently, the CONSAT CEO also added that his company will focus on the English Premier League (EPL), entertainment and documentary.

“Our content providers are very passionate, we plan on developing our own content. It is our mandate to air contents from Nigeria and take it across the world, we will continue to invest in content”, he added.

According to him, CONSAT offers MPEG4 digital compression technology broadcasting of over 50 channels with international and local channels for news, music, sports, religion, documentary and movies.

However, the pay-TV platform plans to increase its channel portfolio to 70 by the end of 2014 and later to over 100 channels by 2015.He adds.

CONSAT decoder is available for N14,999 with a two-month free subscription and free installation as part of the package, the company announced.

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