StarTimes invests $220m in Nigeria

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The MD of StarTimes Nigeria, David Zhang, has said the media group has invested more than $220 million (€196.3m) in Nigeria, and now employs more than 3000 staff in the country.

Zhang aded that later this year it will introduce a solar-powered set-top box to make digital TV accessible to all Nigerians, especially, those living in rural areas. He also promised new channels would shortly be added to its pay-TV bundles.

“We started mainly as a pay-tv company, offering DTT service that allows Nigerians to watch digital satellite TV from different parts of the country using just an antenna and a decoder. Our customers on DTT now enjoy more than 100 channels in sports, entertainment, news, kids programs, religion and much more,” said Zhang. “After some years we introduced DTH, which is the Dish. With this service, we broadcast programs to our entire customers pan Africa reaching more than 30 African countries as at today.”


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