China TV to invest in Sierra Leone

Chinese state-owned StarTimes Communication Network Technology is set to invest in Sierra Leone, according to a report carried by the BBC’s Monitoring Service. This was made known to officials from the Sierra Leone embassy in China by StarTimes Vice-President Charles Liu, during an official visit to the headquarters of StarTimes at Jianguo Road, Chaoyang District.

StarTimes, which was established in 1988 in China with comprehensive digital television coverage in over eight African countries, has been playing the role of the most influential system integrator, technology provider and network operator in China’s broadcasting and television industry.

Liu went on to say the company has a vision of enabling every African family to “afford a digital TV set, to watch digital TV, to enjoy TV as well as share the beauty brought by digital television.”  He explained the strategy the company is using to meet this vision which is by obtaining satellite communication technology and terrestrial DTV system, setting up and advanced broadband information platform to operate pay TV, mobile multimedia system, wireless internet business and terminal product sales and to provide digital signal transmission service for national and commercial radio and television institutions.

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