StarTimes Gains Most Outstanding Digital Pay TV Channel In Nigeria


For Citizens in Nigeria, South Africa and some other parts of the world who enjoy watching loads of interesting channels on Decoders, StarTimes obviously wouldn’t be a new year.

Although not everyone uses a startime decoder, I’d believe that the number of people using the decoder are increasing by the day and Yes, i am actually one of the happy users :-).

StarTimes which one way or the other, happens to be the fastest growing pay TV in Nigeria, has been adjudged as the most outstanding digital pay TV Channel in Nigeria for the year 2013.

This award was given by the Nigeria Broadcaster Merit Award (NBMA 2013) for the company’s quest in ensuring that every home in Nigeria has access to digital television.

The award which was subject to public view and response through Short code SMS, on-line voting, and resourceful research/survey from reputable agencies was won by StarTimes amongst other competitors on the same digital platform.startimes

Speaking on the criteria of selection, Mr. Kazeem Popoola, organizer/initiator of the award,  said the award nomination was made by Nigerians through SMS and on-line voting and StarTimes has transparently emerged as the best public choice in digital service.

“Nigerians are now testifying to the tremendous service of this brand; it is so good to know that StarTimes within the short period of its entry into the Nigerian Market has changed the Nigerian attitude towards pay TV” Popoola said.

Responding, Mr. Anetor Irete, Public Relations manager, StarTimes, disclosed that StarTimes as a brand is contributing immensely to the development of the pay TV industry and to the economy in Nigeria,

“Our vision is to help Nigeria migrate successfully from analog to digital and also revolutionize the digital broadcasting industry and provide service that is affordable and available to all Nigeria’s, and we will continue to do so” he said.

Irete said that since the inception and operation of StarTimes in 2010, every Nigerian family has been able to access quality digital entertainment affordably.

He added that with this, StarTimes has improved on its quality of service, increased its local and international content on its platform.

Now over 1.5 million homes in Nigeria can boast of affordable digital service.

In just Three years, StarTimes, has covered thirty-two states in Nigeria which include Abuja, Lagos, Kano, Ibadan and Port-Harcourt, Aba, Benin, Enugu, Ilorin, Jos, Kaduna, Makurdi, Onitsha, Sokoto, Uyo and Yola, Abeokuta, Akure, Oshogbo, Lokoja, Zaria, Kastina, Gusau, Minna, Lafia, Owerri, Awka, Warri, Calabar, Suleja, Binin-Kebbi and Yanegoa.

It’s the desire of StarTimes to cover the remaining states before the first quarter of 2014.

StarTimes, the Only liscensed Digital Terrestrial Television (DTT) operator has really revolutionalized the service of digital pay TV in Nigeria through its accessible business model, ensuring every Nigerian family affords its product to enjoy over 80 + digital Channels of News Music, Sports, Cartoon, Documentary, Nollywood, Hollywood and Bollywood Movies and much more.

Irete said “ we have gone further to make Digital television enjoyable by reducing our Unique Bouquet to N 3,000 with 80+ Channels of the best contents, this gives Nigerians hope for a smooth 2015 digital transition.

StarTimes target is to cover the thirty six (36) states of the nation before digital transmission sets in and from the look of things, it wouldn’t be so long before that is accomplished.

  1. Jonathan says

    man, you need to see how people are buying it here in Akure. I see the downfall of DSTV.

    But I am suprised why Strong and d decoder which uses sim fail to get popularity more than Startimes.

    1. Adeniyi Samuel says

      Thats the power of promotion i guess 🙂

  2. Jonathan says

    in fact, the one with sim is better than Startimes. I think why so many people buy Startimes is because it is the cheapest decoder and does not require a dish. but when you consider the maintenance cost, you see that the one wth sim is better.
    On Startimes, you will need to subscribe at least #1500 per month after the first free month; but on the one with sim, you can use your free mb on your sim or subscribe 10mb weekly for just #100

    1. Adeniyi Samuel says

      Startimes has got a 1k plan per month buddy.

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