its kind 2-in-1 combo decoder in Nigeria, in an unprecedented move to
change the Pay TV landscape in Africa and offer surplus entertainment
access to subscribers.
Pictured above – Left to Right – John Oseimeme, Sales Director,
Israel Bolaji, Head of Public Relations and Dare Kafar, Marketing
Director, all of StarTimes Nigeria unveiling the New StarTimes 2-in-1
Combo Decoder in Lagos on Thursday.
The new innovative product, the first of its kind in Africa, is equipped
with world’s latest decoder technology to combine effectively for the
first time the features of both digital terrestrial (DTT) and digital
satellite (DTH) digital television technologies on a single device.
Marketing Director, StarTimes Nigeria, Mr. Oludare Kafar while unveiling the new decoder in Lagos, said:
“the 2-in-1 combo decoder is a game changing product from StarTimes and
it was deliberately designed with latest global technology to lavish
subscribers with unprecedented access to digital television and
entertainment. Interestingly, this new combo decoder works with both
antenna and dish and offers channels on both for the price of one.
It also grants our esteemed customers access to over 100 channels
across the genres with an enhanced high definition (HD) picture
Kafar noted that the digital television company’s desire is to
“offer multiple access to subscribers to enjoy both digital terrestrial
and digital satellite television channels and offerings on the same
decoder and grant ease of access to switch between the options
conveniently because our customers deserve utmost comfort and
We strive to ensure that with a single decoder customer enjoys access to
all digital television channels and contents available and this new
decoder is expected to replace the traditional single decoder model.
By default, both the DTT and DTH has comparative advantages but with
combo, StarTimes subscribers enjoy the combined strength of both.
DTT is embraced as a model for its affordability, low weather
interference, portability, more local channels, easy to set up and
mobile friendly while DTH is desired for its sharper and clearer images,
higher number of international channels, resilience and widespread
strength in remote areas.
Mr. Israel Bolaji, StarTimes Head of Public Relations, added that
StarTimes will continue to offer subscribers the best in class of pay TV
experience with world class channels for drama, sports, kiddies, news,
music and religion. We are keen to continuously enhance access and
improve digital television experience for our subscribers.
“As a digital TV company, StarTimes’ desire and commitment is to ensure
Nigerians continue to enjoy the best of digital television entertainment
and experience with a plethora of enjoyable programs in higher
definition (HD) images at very pocket-friendly bouquet rates. On
StarTimes, Nigerians can enjoy fantastic movie channels like ST Yoruba,
irokoworld, irokoplay Amc movies, ST Zone, Orisun, ST Yoruba, and
Bollywood channels like Star Plus and Zee Cinema. Music channels like ST
music, Nigezie and MTV Base; documentary channels like IDX, Nat Geo
Gold and Discovery science; news channels – Al Jazeera and Bloomberg; ST
Novela, Wazobia, Fox; Jim Jam, Nickelodeon, Baby TV, Fine Living and
many more, Bolaji concluded.