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Startimes expands DTT service to Abeokuta, Osogbo, Akure and Lokoja


Startimes expands DTT service to Abeokuta, Osogbo, Akure and Lokoja


StarTimes-NTA Network, the popular Pay-TV service says its signals are now live in four new cities in Nigeria in its bid to bring its service to every home in the country.

“In line with our promise to provide every African family with affordable and enjoyable DTV, we have s extended our services to four new cities in Nigeria. The new cities include Abeokuta, Osogbo, Akure and Lokoja”, the company announced.

The Pay-TV service formed through a joint venture between Nigerian Television Authority (NTA) of Nigeria and Star Communication Network Limited of China says it is on a mission to deliver affordable and enjoyable digital TV service to “every African family.”

The addition of the four new cities adds to others where its service have gone live including Aba, Benin, Enugu, Ilorin, Jos, Kaduna, Makurdi, Onitsha, Sokoto, Uyo and Yola.

The Pay-TV service was officially launched on July 29, 2010 and commenced operations in Abuja, Lagos, Kano, Ibadan and Port Harcourt.

The Chinese company says it has established wireless digital TV platforms in many African countries and will invest in mobile TV service platform and Internet business platform in the near future.

“It not only brings the most advanced technology into Africa, but also radically changes the backward condition in its broadcasting and information sector, and helps it step into the wireless digital age”, Startimes says of its service.

As the most influential systems integrator, technology provider and Internet operator in china, Startimes started developing its African markets in 2002, and was issued the first digital TV operator license by Rwanda in 2007.

Currently Startimes says it has been granted licenses and registered companies in 10 African nations and its operations network covers Nigeria, Tanzania, Uganda, Rwanda, Burundi, and Republic of central Africa, Guinea and Kenya.

“Through setting up a multi-frequency, multichannel wireless terrestrial digital transmission platform, Startimes is capable of providing for the local people not only digital TV service, mobile multimedia service and various kinds of digital TV terminal products, but also digital signal transmission service for national and commercial broadcasting and television institution, and thus to realize the vision of advanced terrestrial digital television technology that enables every African family to afford digital TV set, to watch digital TV, to enjoy TV as well as share the beauty brought by digital television”, the Chinese company says.

Asuquo Eton founded, now one of the most visited TV, music, tech and features website, in 2011. He is also a social media analyst, media and entertainment consultant.

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