StarTimes has 3m Nigerian subs

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China-backed StarTimes says it now has 3 million subscribers to its Nigerian pay-TV offerings.

William Macy, StarTimes PR director, says that Nigeria has proved to be a major market for the company’s TV transmissions.

The news emerged as a delegation of Nigerian journalists visited the StarTimes Group’s headquarters in Beijing, and announced that StarTimes would be establishing a manufacturing base for set-top boxes in Nigeria.

StarTimes will likely see this number grow over the next year or two because StarTimes has been selected to support the Nigerian government in its “10,000 villages” satellite TV project and as part of Nigeria’s ongoing digitisation programme.

Macy added that StarTimes has some 10 million subscribers over Africa as a whole.


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