Daily Trust (Abuja)

9 January 2013

Nigeria: Startimes Investments to Hit N30 Billion in 2013

Nigeria's Digital Television provider, StarTimes, has said that it has so far invested about N15 billion in 16 cities across the country and hope to cover additional 15 cities before the end of 2013 which will bring its investments in the country to over N30 billion.

Addressing newsmen yesterday in Abuja on its New Year exciting packages, the Director, Mr. Maxwell Loko said that the company's mission that is backed by the collaboration with NTA is to ensure that every home in Nigeria enjoys affordable digital entertainment as well actualize the 2015 transition dateline for free television services.

He said that the NTA/Star TV network is unveiling its New Year package which includes the availability of DVB-T2 decoder, introduction of M50 Mobile TV phone and the launch of its door to door service.

He explained that the DVB-T2 technology unique advantage is its ability to offer more educative, informative and entertaining programmes, adding that one frequency on DVB-T2 has the capacity for 25 channels and can be extended further to receive 70 channels.

He said that Nigeria can now confidently migrate into digital space with startimes as it provides the latest technology in Digital Terrestrial Television (DTT) operation which will give over 70 channels and quality digital entertainment.

"Also, amongst the exciting new year package is the startimes M50 Mobile phone TV. It has better features of 3.2 resistive touch screens,QVGA resolutions that brings a distinctive visual experience. Its battery life is with ultra long standby time (1400 mah battery).You can also watch the African cup of nations and many more entertainment channels," he said.

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