Daily Trust (Abuja)

Nigeria: Startimes Records 100 Percent Increase in Subscription

Kaduna — In its bid to take over the lead in the process of television digitalization, the StarTimes television company has recorded over 100 percent increase in its subscription in Kaduna, the Zonal Director of the Nigerian Television Authority (NTA), Kaduna Network Center, Mallam Bala Hassan has said.

Hassan, who spoke at the StarTimes promo ceremony in Kaduna, commended the TV Company for this laudable achievement saying the collaboration between StarTimes and NTA has come to stay.

"Where there is no NTA there is no STARTIMES and likewise, subscription of the company has increased from 20, 000 to 40, 000 and we need to applaud it," he said.

He said that very soon the company will do away with DSTV because virtually all the channels will be on StarTimes as the world is gradually being over taken by digitalization.

NTA reaffirmed its commitment to lead in Nigeria television digitalization compliance process in collaboration with StarTimes digitals in Nigeria.

The zonal director, who was represented by Austine Ayembe of the Kaduna Zonal office, commended StarTimes for slashing the price of its Decoder from N7, 500 to N2, 500 despite huge production and free maintenance cost offered by StarTimes to all subscribers.

In his remarks StarTime General Manager (GM) Mr. Oswold Idoko, also affirmed that NTA and StarTimes has come to stay and shall continue to support government policy to meet world target of global television digitalization. He said the company has already introduced three different monthly subscription packages to meet Nigerians choice of channels.

It also introduced a door-to-door service agent as well as a free technical maintenance services.

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