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Subscribers to enjoy early Easter gift from StarTimes

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Easter is a season when families spend time together at home or visiting or travelling to see loved ones. As part of its mission of ensuring that every home in Nigeria enjoys affordable digital entertainment, StarTimes has decided to give its numerous customers (Dormant and Active) an opportunity to enjoy specific channels for a period of one week for free.

Consequently, StarTimes is offering its customers an early Easter gift through its Open Week, April 7 to 13, when dormant, active and new subscribers would have free viewing access to 13 select channels on its pay-tv.

Irete Anetor, public relations manager at NTA-Star TV Network, said the selected channels were derived from a survey carried out on the StarTimes Nigeria official Facebook page to find out what the five favourite channels of its customers were, from a given list of channels that they could watch for free during the Open Week.

“At the end of the survey we arrived at 13 of our fans’ favourite channels and we decided to constitute an Open Week where all of our customers, irrespective of their current bouquet plan or whether or not their subscription is active, can enjoy free viewing of these channels for a week. The channels were carefully selected such that there is entertainment for every individual within the family unit.”

The channels to air during the StarTimes Open Week are WAP TV, Orisun, AMC Movies, FOX, Setanta Africa, Star Gold, BBC, Geo Gold, JimJam, Star Music, Star Series E1 Bollywood and Farin wate. All channels are currently available on StarTimes’ Unique bouquet, to which subscribers have access to more than 80+ digital channels of news, music, sports, cartoon, documentary, Nollywood, Hollywood and Bollywood movies and much more. These channels also include E-STARS, TLC, E! Entertainment, NBA, Fashion TV, MTV Base, AL JAZEERA, Bloomberg, Baby TV, True Movies One, AMC Movies, and B4U Movies.

Other bouquets available on StarTimes are the Basic bouquet, and the Classic bouquet, which has channels like JimJam, WAP TV, Setanta Africa, and AMC Movies that are on offer for free during the Open Week.

Currently, the StarTimes Nigeria official Facebook page has more than 106,000 likes. “Our customers can get a preview of our offerings/ content as well as get more information about StarTimes by liking the page,” Anetor said.

He noted that the survey for the Open Week, which ran from March 14 – 18, this year, was limited to Facebook because StarTimes wanted to give its customers on the social media platform an opportunity to make their own contributions to making their StarTimes’ pay-tv experience richer. “Just like we do with our customers’ offline – in the real world – building a relationship with people in the social media space via Facebook and giving them a reason to speak is one of our biggest priority. People on Facebook are clear and open about who they are.

Our fans regularly provide straightforward information about our business and this helps us to serve them better,” he added.

StarTimes has a mission of ensuring that every home in Nigeria enjoys affordable digital entertainment.

The mission is backed with its collaboration with NTA; this relationship is strategic partnerships that will help Nigeria actualise its 2015 digital transition deadline. StarTimes is leveraging on NTA’s platform to provide quality digital service to every home in Nigeria and is committed to making digital television accessible and affordable to all Nigerians on the latest technology in DTT operation.

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