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StarTimes reaches 400 Ugandan villages

August 25, 2021

By Chris Forrester

StarTimes, the China-backed pay-TV system, has completed the second phase of its Uganda satellite TV project and says it has now reaches an extra 400 villages in the country.

StarTimes will broadcast educational programming as well as conventional channels.

Song Wei, project director at StarTimes, said connecting villages will start this month and end before December 25th. He added that homes, public places, schools and offices will be connected with satellite television sets.

Phase 1 of the project saw more than 500 villages and an estimated 500,000 people. As part of Phase 1 StarTimes trained local technicians and engineers to help installations and distribution.

The StarTimes project is a result of the resolutions of the 2015 summit of the Forum on China-Africa Cooperation held in Johannesburg, South Africa, in which the Chinese government pledged to provide satellite TV in 10,000 African villages.

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