One of Africa’s frontline digital television platforms, StarTimes continues its winning streak by clinching the Best Pay TV Operator in Nigeria award at the Beacon of Information and Communication Technology (BoICT) awards gala, which held at Eko Hotel and Suites, Lagos, recently.
During the ceremony attended by policy makers, captains of industries, regulatory bodies and other key players, StarTimes was presented with the prestigious award and commended for its consumer friendly offerings, particularly its record-smashing Nova Pay TV bouquet for N600 monthly subscription.
StarTimes is one of the leading digital-TV operator in Africa combining satellite and terrestrial DTV systems to provide an open and secure digital wireless platform. It provides a robust signal transmission service for public and private broadcasters that offers consumers outstanding Pay-TV programs and owns a featured content platform with 440 authorized channels consisting of news, movies, series, sports, entertainment, children’s programs, fashion, religion, among others.
Speaking on StarTimes awards, The Editor-in-Chief and CEO of CommunicationsWeek Media Limited, organisers of the awards, Mr. Ken Nwogbo, said over time, StarTimes has revolutionalise the Pay TV industry landscape in Nigeria with its consistently affordable and public friendly offerings. “Since StarTimes joined the industry, Pay TV has become more popular and accessible for many people.”
Receiving the awards on behalf of the board, management and staff of the company, its Marketing Director, Oludare Kafar, expressed appreciation to millions of StarTimes subscribers whom he said, made it possible for StarTimes to win consecutively for some years running.
“As a business, we have embraced innovation and cutting edge global technology solutions to deliver compelling digital television experience to our millions of subscribers. With very sharp picture quality, strong signals and rich channels that meet the entertainment need of every member of the family, we offer affordable bouquets of digital television as part of our commitment to guide Nigerians into full digitalization. We also engage in relevant collaborations with critical stakeholders to achieve this,” Kafar said.
“Recently, we have invested heavily into sports content acquisitions and channels, and expanded entertainment horizon for sports loving Nigerians. With StarTimes, Nigerians are guaranteed of an ever increasing buffet of solid entertainment, be it sports, movies, drama, cartoons and music,” he added.
Kafar noted that StarTimes had grown from a 40 channel platform to offering over 100 quality channels. “We are committed to giving more to our subscribers with various life enriching engagements. For instance, we just launched new channels including ST Plus for Indian movie lovers, Jyb TV for kids, Emmanuel TV for religion, Orbit TV, People TV and DiTV for general entertainment and IDX for true life stories and crime documentary. We also just concluded our annual all expense paid trips for 3 to USA. We are truly committed to enriching our viewers all round experience.
With this award, we are highly motivated to continue offering more robust experience for viewers,” he said.