Pipul TV is a next-generation, Nigerian-based national information, entertainment and education television and media communications network established to provide premium, high-quality media content. The initiative is primarily to provide rich broadcast media content that is hitherto usually expensive and available only to the affluent, now to everyone regardless of social status, income levels, creed or standing. This service spearheads a new era of home media, combining the best of television, social, and digital life. It is an IPTV service that has eliminated the data access cost and poor connectivity bottleneck to subscribers in sub-Saharan Africa.
Pipul TV is the flagship service of Pipul Communications Limited, set up by a group of enterprising and visionary young Nigerians resolved to do something positive about changing the status quo rather than just whining about it. While the initiative took over three years to develop, the organisation was formally set up in January of 2016 in Abuja, Nigeria. Riding on the wealth of experience, Pipul TV is driven by the shared belief that real change can be effected when everyone comes together to play their respective parts in developing our society, standards and way of life. Pipul TV is a platform that has integrated major players in every sphere of our educational, financial, social and entertainment sectors to provide a service and a commercial venture that creates over 50,000 direct job opportunities as well as support every sector and industry in the Nigerian economy.
As the Federal Government of Nigeria spearheads the drive towards migrating the national broadcast industry from analogue to digital, Pipul TV serves as the one-stop solution that both digitalises the medium and provide the populace with an experience much more than value for money, introducing a first-of-its-kind service not available anywhere on the continent!
What Pipul TV Offers
Pipul TV is a Nigerian-based IPTV service that offers the most fantastic television and video streaming content in Nigeria and available worldwide. Access within Nigeria is data-cost free, but international access would require a pre-existing Internet bundle.
- More than 500 Nigerian and international live channels.
- Over 100 Nigerian and international sports channels.
- Over 19,000 free Videos on-Demand (VoD).
- Educational content from primary to tertiary levels. *See below
- 5 days Catch-Up TV (CUTV).
- All weather.
- Zero buffering.
- Triple view without extra cost.
- In-built Wi-Fi router supports 254 devices.
- Virtual Reality (VR) devices supported.
- HDMI/AV outlets and supports up to 4K quality.
- No Dish, No Antenna and No Installations.
- Can be installed in a car and your kids can watch it while you drive.
- Data-plan free (within Nigeria only).
…and so very many more!
Educational Content Offerings
Pipul TV is pioneering an educational platform for TV viewers. No more should parents tell their kids: “Turn of the TV and go do your homework!” Now the homework is on TV. We have two provisions on this service.
- The first contains video-based lectures and tutorials based on the Nigerian educational curriculum from Primary One to SS3. Pupils can select their class, term, subject and topic both for lectures, reviews, tests and mock exams.
- The second is strictly for exam-prep candidates (WAEC, JAMB, NECO, selected professional exams, etc). Brief 10-minute (short-form) review lectures on all topics and materials as well as an online mock-test platforms is made available. This offering also contains curriculum for Nigerian Universities and other tertiary institutions as well as the 1-year Law School programme.
More on this as we progress.
Poor Network Service Mitigation
Under optimal conditions, poor network conditions will not result to delayed broadcast. The weaker the signal strength, the blurrier the images (but still sharp enough that you can read screen text). Delays would not result from poor signals. In cases of complete signal loss, the transmission will freeze. On regaining of signal (if live transmission) the programme will skip to current broadcast timing or (if CUTV or VOD) start from where it was paused or stopped. Poor network conditions actually shouldn’t interrupt your viewing experience except the network is completely down, which is believed to be a rare occurence. Instead of the network to go down, the connectivity should degrade, usually as a result of network congestion. When that happens, the available bandwidth to your device degrades from the average (3G) UMTS (2mbps to 384 kpbs) to either (2G) EDGE (384-120 kbps) or GPRS (171-32 kbps).
Pipul TV is designed to transmit buffer-free on 2G (EDGE) as low as 200kpbs and, in rare cases, 2G GPRS as lows as 170 kbps. If the network provides you lower bandwidth than that chances are your connection MIGHT terminate. During network tests we have streamed for as low as 128 kbps but over the open Internet. Pipul TV is not operating over the open Internet so we do not expect service to degrade lower than the bottom phase of the GPRS network. If you find yourself in a location with such poor coverage that is below topline GPRS levels (170kbps), then you MAY not fully enjoy the Pipul TV service and should not even bother to obtain a box.
Provide a sustainable and affordable platform that integrates all communication, social, educational, entertainment and information media and processes on one device, providing a one-stop solution to all communication and entertainment needs.
To make access to information and entertainment easy, limitless and very affordable especially for the low-income earners.
“WE GADA DEY” PHILOSOPHY
The idea behind We Gada Dey is to establish the fact that real change, progress and development cannot be achieved without the enthusiastic support of our fellow citizens and well-wishers. Together we can make the impossible possible and take our dear country to greater heights! #WeGadaDey