Tag Archives: StarTimes

StarTimes expands signal to rural Kenya

Chinese digital television service provider, StarTimes Media, announced major for its digital terrestrial services in Kenya. Signal coverage are now available in rural areas in Kenya namely: Kitui, Garissa, Kapenguria, Embu, Trans-Nzoia and Laikipia. This brings to 33 the number of counties where Kenyans can use StarTimes set-top boxes to watch television. StarTimes Vice President [...]

StarTimes to air the 2017 FIFA Confederations Cup

StarTimes will broadcast the 2017 FIFA Confederations Cup live in its channels ST World Football, channel number 245 and ST Sports Premium, channel number 246.  The tournament will see eight teams competing for the trophy and will welcome the winners of different regional tournaments such as UEFA, CONCAF, AFC etc. It will be fierce, especially [...]

StarTimes to invest in Turkey

Star Times Media Group, the Chinese pay TV operator has laid his eyes upon the Turkey. The company’s Director of International Marketing Wang Jin said that Chinese relations with Turkey had developed considerably as a result of the ‘Belt and Road Initiative.’ Wang Jin declared: “After analyzing this, we want to bring our new technologies [...]

Rwanda gets US$ 7 million from China to create a digital film production

Rwanda obtains a loan of US$ 7 million to fund a digital film and TV production studio, the loan came from the Chinese government via the Star Times group. Arthur Asiimwe, Director General of the Rwanda Broadcasting agency commented: The dabbing and production house will facilitate both private and public television houses in the country [...]

StarTimes get exclusive broadcasting right for the FIFA U-20

In 2017 FIFA U-20 World Cup will take place with 24 young teams. StarTimes the pay TV broadcaster will be the exclusive broadcaster for Sub-Saharan Africa. “The tournament will be intense, between a host country which wants to prove it belongs to the great nations of football and the favorites France and Argentina, who want [...]

African Countries pressed to conclude the DTT process

June 2015 was supposed to be the deadline for the digital migration in Africa set by the International Telecommunication Union (ITU), however the vast majority of African countries missed it. Even the most advanced such as Nigeria, Malawi, Zimbabwe and Ethiopia did not switch from analogue to digital. The reasons stated are still the same, [...]

BOCRA in Botswana issues two pay-per-view TV licenses

The Botswana Communications Regulatory Authority (BOCRA) has issued two TV broadcasting licences under Subscription Management Service (SMS) category to Mediacore Botswana and Harrington Square under Star Times name. Thari Pheko BOCRA’s CEO declared The Communications Regulatory Act defines the Subscription Management Service as a broadcasting service. It is, therefore, one of the broadcasting licence categories [...]

Startimes asked for a review of Nigerian FG broadcast policies

Startimes the Chinese pay-TV operator in Africa calls to the Nigeria federal government to urges them on policies creations in order to support and promote the broadcast industry. This request is due according to Tunde Aina COO of StarTimes Nigeria who said that: “Businesses that require a relatively longer time to be profitable also require [...]

StarTimes bags FIFA 2018 World Cup rights in Kenya

Chinese group StarTimes announced the acquisition of the broadcasting rights of FIFA 2018 World Cup in Kenya. The media group will also broadcast all other footbalistic events. Mark Lisboa, VP StarTimes commented: We are delighted to secure the broadcast rights to the 2018 World Cup, a tournament that every soccer fan across the globe looks [...]