7 January 2013

Nigeria: Startimes Launches Dvb-T2 Technology to Facilitate Digital Migration

Ahead of the June 17, 2015 deadline for transition from analogue to digital broadcasting, StarTimes, a Digital Terrestrial Technology (DTT) service provider in Africa, has launched the latest digital technology, DVB-T2 technology in Nigeria and other Africa countries.

Announcing the launch of DVB-T2 in Lagos, Marketing Director, NTA Star TV Network, Mr, Eric Liu said StarTimes which commenced streaming of digital contents with the Nigerian Television Network (NTA) with the DVB-T technology in 2010 decided to upgrade to DVB-T2 technology to provide wider range of channels, and sharper image with high resolution, for better customer experience.

Nigeria had signed agreement with the International Telecoms Union (ITU) to transit from analogue to digital broadcasting by June 17, 2015 and with two years to the switch on date, Liu said StarTimes is making efforts to ensure that its customers remained connected and enjoy best of digital terrestrial television contents available in the world today.

He said "One of the major advantages of the DVB-T2 is its ability to offer more entertainment because it contains more channels. One frequency on DVB-T2 has the capacity of 25 channels. StarTimes mission of ensuring every home in Nigeria enjoys affordable digital entertainment is backed by its collaboration with NTA, a strategic partnership that will help Nigeria in actualising its 2015 digital transition deadline."

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