• Friday, September 29, 2023
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Competition deepens in pay-TV as StarTimes launches streaming service

Nigeria pay-TV sector seems to be deepening competition in digital offerings as StarTimes announces its App video streaming service, officially launched in Nigeria.
To mark the launch of the new service, the first 40,000 users can enjoy an attractive pre-order offer for watching World Cup on StarTimes App. From June 7 to 13, the first 40,000 subscribers will only need to pay N450 to subscribe to ‘ON Sport’ on StarTimes App in order to watch all 64 World Cup matches live and in HD, including matches of Nigeria on the pitch. The original price of the ‘ON Sport’ service is N1,500, the firm discloses.
Besides live matches, full highlights, build-ups, interviews, analysis and magazine shows will also be available with the 5 StarTimes sports channels in the StarTimes ‘ON Sport’ service.
Speaking on the new innovation, Tony Tuo, StarTimes OTT operation director, noted that, “It is impossible to miss any moment of the World Cup with our App. There is absolutely no need to worry about the weather condition, signal quality, electricity or being in transit. Wherever you may be, with just a steady internet connection, the StarTimes App will get you fully entertained”.
The App, he also noted, can be downloaded from various app stores, including Google Play, iOS Store and StarTimes website while the Pay-TV subscribers can also check and recharge their subscription online through the App.
“Over 70 channels covering movies, series, documentaries, music and sports, are currently open to all users for free in a limited time on the StarTimes App. Video streaming service is a future trend and StarTimes hopes our service will pioneer for African digital TV industry,” he added.