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FG Introduces Indigenous Pay TV Network, Challenging DStv's Monopoly



Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF), Senator George Akume, on Thursday in Abuja inaugurated a new indigenous satellite pay television network known as SLTV.


Akume also recalled that Nigerians had been yearning for a satellite paid television to serve as an alternative to existing ones.


According to him, SLTV responds very loudly and clearly.


Akume, represented by his Senior Special Adviser, Technical, Prof. Babatunde Bolaji, disclosed that information made available to him revealed that the new pay SLTV would give Nigerians value for their money.


He said the value would be in terms of service, quality and affordability.


He said: “It is glaring that Metrodigital recognises the fact that the Federal Government has demonstrated an unwavering commitment through robust policies and legal framework to promote free competition and responsive broadcasting services in Nigeria.”


Akume stated that television remained the single largest source of video consumption.


Dr Ifeanyi Nwafor, Managing Director, Metrodigital Ltd, in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN), said the firm was the owner of SLTV.


He disclosed that the company created the platform in 2023 and had been gradually rolling out all over Nigeria.


“Today, we wanted to formally introduce it to the country. It’s a platform that can bring good quality entertainment to every home in Nigeria, covering football, news, other entertainment, and movies among others,” he said.


Nwafor said they would focus on quality service delivery at low cost as well as bring in many innovations, leveraging the latest technologies.


He stated that they had waited till now to bring numerous things to Nigerians as a way of entertainment at very reasonable rates.

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