StarTimes Set to Launch Free Open Week


Emma Okonji

African pay TV giant, StarTimes, has announced that it will serve up a visual feast to subscribers with the launch of an ‘Open Week’ in the middle of this month.

The planned launch will enable all StarTines viewers and new subscribers of StarTimes in Nigeria to freely have access to several prominent channels including Fox Life, National Geographic Channel (NGC), StarTimes Bollywood and StarTimes World Football for one week.

From 12th to 20th November, StarTimes’ viewers can freely watch a variety of wonderful TV programs on StarTimes TV platform, such as one of NGC’s biggest new documentary shows Mars, Fox Life’s popular drama series Empire Season 1, Bollywood’s movie Force and fantastic Bundesliga matches on StarTimes World Football.

Brand and Marketing Director of StarTimes, Kafar Oludare, who made the disclosure in Lagos, said: “Consistent with StarTimes’ mission and values, the ‘Open Week’ will allow every viewer of StarTimes to enjoy a visual feast in November.”

The announcement is coming after FOX’s 3 major channels: Fox Life, National Geographic Channel and Nat Geo Wild, were aired on StarTimes in October this year.
“Open Week provides an excellent opportunity for StarTimes’ viewers to learn more about new channels and fully experience the fantastic content service of StarTimes,” Oludare said, adding that StarTimes’ self-owned channels, like World Football and Bollywood, will join the ‘Open Week’ too.
According to Oludare, StarTimes Movies 1, StarTimes Sports Premium, StarTimes Plus, StarTimes Bollywood Africa, E!, and IDX, would also be open to viewers during the ‘Open Week.’
He explained that “StarTimes will not spare any effort to offer rich, diverse and high quality television content services to African customers.”

The StartTimes platform carries over 440 TV channels, including quality international third party channels, most popular African local channels and StarTimes owned-and-operated channels. The platform also offers all genres of content, ranging from news, movies, sports, entertainment, kids programmes, music, life style and religion. The channels are broadcast in 10 different languages, such as English, French, Portuguese, Africa local languages and Chinese.