StarTimes Emerges Fastest Growing Pay TV in Nigeria 



Africa’s frontline digital television platform, StarTimes, has again continued its winning streak by clinching the Fastest Growing Pay TV award in Nigeria at the Lagos Chamber of Commerce and Industries (LCCI) awards, which held at Muson Centre, Onikan, Lagos recently.
The event, which was attended by many business leaders, CEOs, industry captains and top brands, was presided on by the hosts, President and former President of LCCI, Dr. Nike Akande, and Alhaji Remi Bello, where StarTimes was presented with the prestigious award and commended for its consumer friendly offerings.
StarTimes is a 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 authorised channels consisting of news, movies, series, sports, entertainment, children’s programs, fashion, religion, among others.

According to Akande, “the objective of the annual awards is to recognise, celebrate and promote private and public institutions who have exhibited the core values of best business practices, growth through innovations, business sustainability and have impacted positively on the society.”
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 who made it possible, while promising them better subscribers experience.
“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 digitalisation. 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 has 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. StarTimes, with our partner channel will continue to provide an enjoyable experience for viewers. So, we are really glad that our dedication has paid off in the form of being nominated for this award. We will like to thank all those who participated in the award and we promise to do more and retain the confidence reposed in us,” he said.