11 February 2013

Nigeria: Startimes Adds UEFA Champions League Channel, Others

Digital Terrestrial Technology Pay TV service provider in Nigeria, NTA Star TV Network - StarTimes is introducing six (6) new additional channels to its platform.

The company has also indicated that subscribers can now have opportunity to watch UEFA Champions League matches live.

At the unveiling of the additional channels in Lagos recently, the Director General, NTA Star TV Network, Maxwell Loco, stated that the new offering was the company's devotion to satisfying and bringing affordable digital entertainment to every household in Nigeria.

"StarTimes mission is to ensure that every home in Nigeria enjoys affordable digital entertainment backed by the collaboration with NTA, a strategic partnership that will help Nigeria in actualising its 2015 transition deadline. The new stations include, V Channel, NTA Yoruba, NTA Ibo, NTA Hausa and NTA Parliamentary Channel," he said.

Speaking further, he indicated that V Channel was purely dedicated entertainment channel with variety of fresh premium contents. "V Channel is positioned as a family entertainment, which is premised on fresh, bespoke, never-seen-before contents with interactive and interesting formats," he stated.

He further added that NTA, in its bid to foster unity and diversification, decided to create new channels that cut across three major ethnic lines in Nigeria, with its New NTA Yoruba, Ibo and Hausa channels.

According to him, NTA Parliamentary Channels main focus is updating Nigerians with vital News and information about the National Assembly activities.

The high point of the event was the declaration that Star times would bring live football actions of UEFA Champions League Matches Live on NTA Sports 24, which is available on StarTimes, from February to May 2013.

This, according to the DG, would make the company be able to show live, the UEFA Champions League match involving Manchester United and Real Madrid on February 13, AC Milan vs. Barcelona FC on February 20; Paris Saint Germain vs. Valencia CF on March 6, and FC Bayern Munchen vs. Arsenal FC on March 13.

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