StarTimes, a leading digital TV operator serving 45 million users in 30+ countries across Africa, is celebrating its 35th anniversary with exciting consumer incentives and a vision to become a media group with international influence.
A Brief History of StarTimes
StarTimes was founded in 1988 by Chinese engineer Pang Xinxing, who had a dream of bringing affordable and quality TV entertainment to every African family. Starting from a small workshop in Beijing, StarTimes has grown into a major system integrator, technology provider, network operator and content provider in the African television broadcasting industry.
A Rich and Diverse Content Platform
StarTimes owns a 700+ channels’ content platform combining local African and international channels. As of July 2020, StarTimes operates in thirty countries, serving thirteen million subscribers and twenty million streamers via its StarTimes-ON mobile app. The pay-TV company launched in Nigeria in 2010.
StarTimes offers a wide range of genres, including news, movies, series, sports, entertainment, children’s programs, fashion and religion. Some of the popular content on StarTimes includes:
– Original productions, such as Hello Mr Right, which premieres June 10 on ST Nollywood Plus and Novela E, and airs every Saturday evening
– Local drama series, such as new seasons of Jenifa’s Diary, and well-acclaimed indigenous series like Ile-Alayo produced by Femi Adebayo.
– Nollywood channels, such as ST Nollywood Plus, ST Yoruba, PBO TV, AMC Movies, ST Nollywood, Orisun, Wakaati TV, Isi Mbido, Ten Urban, Dadinkowa, Farin Wata, and more.
– Cartoon channels, such as Kartoon Channel!, ST Kids, Toonami, Cbeebies, Baby TV and Jimjam
– Bollywood channels, such as Star Life, Colors, Star Gold, Star Plus, Zee Bolly Movies, Zee Cinema, Zee One, and Zee TV.
– Exciting documentaries like NatGeo Wild, National Geographic Channel, CBS Reality and more.
– International and Local News Channels like BBC World News, Al Jazeera, Fox News, MSNBC, RT, News Central, AIT, Channels TV, TVC, Silverbird News24, Bloomberg, France24, Sky News, Africa News, Trust TV, AIT News24 and more
Celebration of milestones
To mark its 35th anniversary, StarTimes is rewarding its loyal customers with a consumer reward promo. From June 12 to August 31, customers will receive instant upgrades to the next higher bouquet when they recharge for two months on their current bouquet, while Classic/Super bouquet subscribers will get fifteen days extra when they pay for two-month recharge. Also, new customers will get massive discounts on decoder purchases as the price of the antenna decoder is slashed to N7,500 from N8,900, while the dish decoder goes for N9,900 from N13,300.
Joshua Wang, CEO of StarTimes Nigeria, said that StarTimes is grateful for the support and trust of its customers over the years. He said that StarTimes will continue to provide quality and affordable TV entertainment for every African family.
“With our affordable and flexible subscription options, diverse and quality content platform, pioneering role in digital migration and innovation, and strategic partnerships and social responsibility, StarTimes is well-positioned to achieve this vision and become a media group with international influence,” Mr. Wang concluded.