The Chief Executive Officer of StarTimes Nigeria, Mr. David Zhang announced that the media group has invested over $220 million in Nigeria over the last nine years.
Zhang, who revealed that the company employs more than 1,000 Nigerians directly and 3,000 staffs indirectly through its dealers, said before the end of the second quarter of the year, the company will introduce a solar-powered panel to help manage the power problem the country is facing.
According to Zhang, “we all know the epileptic nature of our power supply, this solar panel also comes with TV and inbuilt decoder, you can just buy the solar panel and sack NEPA right away as from July. We are not relenting, StarTimes is always thinking of how to make life better for Nigerians and Africans at large”.
He added “because of our influence in Africa, the Chinese government elected us to implement the access to digital satellite TV for 10,000 African villages, with Nigeria getting 1,000 of those villages. This project is almost completed and we are proud to be the contractors in all of Africa”.
StarTimes is making effort to get more subscribers in Nigeria and Africa. The company is currently negotiating for broadcasting rights for the upcoming African Cup of Nations, adding that it also intends to secure broadcasting rights for the English Premier League (EPL) to Nigerian subscribers when the rights of its current holders expire.