StarTimes enhances digital TV access with new channels


Digital television service provider, StarTimes, says it is further enriching its content, enhancing access for viewers, and pushing the boundaries to delight viewers and attract more households.

This direction was highlighted as the digital television company made new strategic announcements on its digital TV offerings recently.

StarTimes announced plans to launch five new sought-after channels on its platform and fresh additions across its four bouquets. It also stressed its entry-level TV bouquet called Nova, with over 26 channels and a new special offer for all customers.

The new digital television channels include Iroko Play, Iroko Plus, AMC Series, Star Zone and Star Sport Focus. While Star Sport Focus came live in March, customers from May 1 will view other channels.

“Iroko TV channels are top-class online subscription-based entertainment platforms with lots of local movies for the youth and women. Iroko Play brings the best of Nollywood classic, mid recent movies and other entertaining Nigerian programmes to viewers while Iroko Plus shows blockbuster Nollywood movies that are fresh and very recent,” the company said in a statement.

The statement also read, “It is also dearly loved by young women, students and youths who appreciate Nollywoood and general entertainment. With Iroko TV’s launch on StarTimes, Iroko Play and Iroko Plus will be accessible all over Africa exclusively for StarTimes viewers and in the first year alone, viewers will be treated to over 250 high-quality titles and 250 episodes of magazine shows.

“AMC Series channel offers interesting local drama, particularly the best of African and international black dramas while Star Movies Zone thrills viewers with generic content for all, including Novela series, Hollywood series, magazine shows and some children programmes. It features Hollywood action movies and acclaimed African films, popular Novela, series and comedies; variety and talk shows.”

It also notes that Star Sport Focus is an exclusive sports news bulletin channel, saying it can be viewed on both StarTimes (channel 250) and on StarSat (channel 240).
Source: Punch 13 April 2015