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StarTimes Reports To Have Invested Over $220m In Nigeria

The Digital Terrestrial TV company, StarTimes, has announced that its investment in Nigeria currently stands at over $220m.

David Zhang, the company’s new CEO of StarTimes Nigeria disclosed this recently at a media briefing. Zhang said that StarTimes had also provided employment to many Nigerians throughout the 36 states of the federation.

He spoke just after China’s government had appointed StarTimes to roll out access to digital satellite TV for 10,000 villages in Africa, with Nigeria 1,000 of those villages being in Nigeria.

Zhang confirmed that the project is almost completed and that StarTimes is proud to be the chosen contractor for Africa.

According to him, the final stage of the project is ongoing as over 800 villages have benefitted from the project. The CEO said that all the communities would receive access to TV free of charge.

He noted that the company had deepened its content offering in Nigeria primarily through its platform called StarTimes ON, a VoD streaming service. Zhang shared that StarTimes ON is the next generation of StarTimes innovation in terms of streaming services.

It introduces brand new features such as live TV and lots of sports, movies and entertainment content all on a mobile app and for free.

Zhang also disclosed that later this year, StarTimes would launch solar powered decoders for its customers to enjoy its content offering without having to worry about electricity.

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