Being a digital terrestrial television network that is based in Accra, the capital city of Ghana, the First Digital TV provides different range of media services to the people of Ghana which include satellite TV, high-speed internet access and a wide range of television boxes that come with routers and adaptors. As a digital terrestrial television service provider, they provide a technology that makes land based (terrestrial) television stations to broadcast their contents to their consumers' residences through a digital format using radio waves.
Established in 2011, the First Digital TV provider is acclaimed to be the largest provider of broadband and internet services that give their various customers the opportunity to make their choice as touching the plan that suits them best. Located at No. 5, Mozambique Link, North Ridge, Accra, the First Digital terrestrial television network covers areas including Greater Accra, Eastern, and the Western Region.
The First Digital television is owned by Wilsad Support Limited (WSL), a multimedia company that has a digital TV multiplexer authorisation that is nationwide. More so, the digital TV is recognized as one of the leading digital TV service providers in Ghana.
Prices of First Digital TV decoder and accessories
According to the First Digital TV official website, subscribers have the opportunity to either purchase the devices in items or everything as a combo. For those who want the TV combo bundle which covers the satellite and terrestrial decoder as well as the antenna and the dish, they are to pay GHS 220; but for those who are only interested in the satellite and terrestrial decoder without the antenna and the dish, they would pay a token of GHS 130.
More so, subscribers who want the terrestrial (T2) decoder alone will pay GHS 65 while those who want the antenna alone are to pay GHS 30. Then, those placing a request for the satellite dish only will also pay the sum of GHS 60.
First Digital TV decoder
The First Digital TV has a T2 (terrestrial) decoder which makes the reception of broadcast contents with radio waves in digital format possible at the consumers' residences. With it, subscribers can watch different kinds of paid terrestrial (local) digital channels as well as all the free to air channels that the digital service provider offers. The decoder comes in three different colours which are black, yellow and grey.
Apart from this, there is also the First Digital TV combo decoder which makes it easy for subscribers not to only watch all digital channels alone, but also enjoy a super-fast internet connection. To access the internet, the First Digital TV has a modern Wi-Fi router with an adaptor for internet connection which also works excellently well for subscribers who manage larger houses, stores and offices.
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But then, it should be noted that while the First Digital TV network has a limited coverage and so, not available to every customer in all areas of Ghana, only premises that have the First Digital devices pre-installed there will have access to the services.
Moreover, the signal strength reception of the First Digital devices owned by each customer may differ based on a number of factors like the number of people using the service at a time, the application that the customer is using, as well as the websites that they are accessing at a time.
First Digital TV decoder channels
There are different exciting television stations aired on the First Digital TV decoder. With the subscribers having different viewing need, the digital terrestrial television network provider has channels for entertaining children and adult at the same time. There are news and commerce channels available to news and business lovers; and for lovers of sports programmes, the service provider has different channels on their decoder to meet such customers' needs. And then, there are general entertainment channels as well as religious channels to satisfy everyone’s needs.
The decoder has international television channels like Al Jazeera, CNN, DW, France 24 French as well Bloomberg for all subscribers with news and commerce information needs. And then, children will always find the GNTV Junior channel interesting with lots of cartoon movies and other exciting programmes as they would always love.
For general entertainment programmes on the First Digital TV decoder, ATV, GNTV GH, Campus TV, GTV and Ocean 1 channels are there for a maximum entertainment of the viewers. For religious content lovers, Emmanuel TV and Faith TV channels are there to meet their needs, while lovers of sports programmes will always find KFS and GTV Sports+ channels relevant to them.
First Digital TV subscription
The First Digital service provider has an amazing flexible plan which subscribers can conveniently choose from. Basically, there are different packages that subscribers are to choose from based on their budget to enjoy the services available to them.
Based on the information available on the First digital TV official website, as touching their packages, subscribers can make a monthly, quarterly, or annual subscriptions, and even request for the full package. So, for those who are interested in the monthly package, they are expected to pay a subscription fee of GHS 25 while those who want to go for the quarterly subscription will pay GHS 70, or GHS 270 for annual subscribers.
Moreover, for any subscriber who wishes to enjoy the full package that the digital TV service provider offers, they are expected to pay GHS 220 per month. The full package grants the subscriber access to both the internet and TV channels services. But then, the moment a customer exhausts the data allowance they subscribed for, an extra data of GHS 2 per GB would be charged.
To juice up their offers, the First Digital TV service provider offers first time subscribers who purchase the full First Digital TV package up to 30 days of free subscription with great contents which is equivalent to GHS 220. And then, irrespective of the package a customer opts for, there is a free phone line available to everyone. So, every customer has the freedom to choose the limits of their data, the speed level of their device and even include a call pack at convenient prices.
With the flexible and amazing plans that the First Digital TV service provider offers their subscribers, it is without doubt that they are making effort to live true to their target of becoming the first in Ghana as their brand name implies.