25 February 2019
StarTimes, a Chinese firm which offers direct-to-home pay TV services, introduced its digital television (DTV) service to Kpaduma, an underdeveloped rural community at the edge of Abuja, Nigeria's capital. It is the start of an wider project across Nigeria. As a pioneer digital terrestrial television provider in Nigeria, StarTimes has been able to disseminate digital terrestrial television in at least 80 cities across the West African country in nine years. With its simple-to-install decoders coupled with its low tariffs, StarTimes, in partnership with the Nigerian Television Authority, has brought DTV within the reach of many Nigerians since 2010. StarTimes offers some of its channels in three main Nigerian languages - Yoruba, Hausa, and Igbo.
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