Meet Bright Echefu, The Owner Of TSTV Africa
It is no longer news that a new pay TV operator, TStv Africa is in town, though most are quite aware the company is wholly owned by a Nigerian, the identity of the Nigerian remains a mystery to some.
The owner of the company is Bright Echefu who hails from Obowo, Imo State.
Asia Broadcast Satellite (ABS), Telcom Satellite limited are TSTV partners
ABS 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 Echefu
“We’ve successfully run 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.”
Brief Information on Bright Echefu
1.) Apart from hailing from Imo, he is the MD/CEO of Bricke and Athens limited owners of AHTV-Heath Television, who have brought Telcom Satellites TV (TSTV).
2.) He had been in that position from November 2014 till date, which means he already has 2 years 11 months of work experience.
3.) He also attended the prestigious University of Nigeria, Nsukka,before leaving to pursue further studies abroad.
4.) He is the chairman of Briechberg Investment Limited,owners of Bright FM.
5.) Echefu is also on the board of Bright joy Multiventures limited.
6.) His skills include Strategic Planning Research, Nonprofits Public Speaking, Program Management, Fundraising Program Development.
7.) The TStv owner recently got married.