Startimes

startimes2The NTA-Star TV Network, with the operating name ‘Startimes’, is a joint venture between the Nigerian Television Authority (NTA) and Beijing Star group. It is a strategic partnership between the largest Television Network in Africa (NTA), and China’s most influential radio television enterprise. 

 

INTRODUCTION
The NTA-Star TV Network, with the operating name ‘Startimes’, is a joint venture between the Nigerian Television Authority (NTA) and Beijing Star group. It is a strategic partnership between the largest Television Network in Africa (NTA), and China’s most influential radio television enterprise.
This followed the adoption of the report on the public hearing on the issue.

VISION
To share the beauty brought by Digital Television

MISSION
Striving to develop Digital Television to enable every African Family to have access to digital TV, enjoy good Digital TV and share the beauty brought by Digital Television

STRATEGY
System Integrator, Technology Provider, Network Operator

CULTURE
Innovation, Integrity, Thrill and Diligence.
The core objective of this partnership is to provide excellent, technology-driven digital public service/pay TV services in the Nigerian territory. Its core objectives are intended to dovetail into the immediate value thrusts of the NTA, namely to provide excellent and socially responsible television broadcast services in Nigeria.
The mandate of the NTA-Star TV network is to provide public service/pay TV services, using terrestrial wireless digital television technology to build a single/multiple frequency platform in the short term. In the long term, however, the project will expand its business concerns to include mobile phone TV as well as wireless internet services.

BOUQUET AVAILABLE
The platoform has three (3) bouquets namely:-

1. Basic Bouquet – 32 + channels
2. Classic Bouquet – 44 + channels
3. Unique Bouquet – 52 + channels

Monthly subscriptions are:
• Basic N1,000 (One thousand Naira only)
• Classis N2,000 (Two thousand Naira only)
• Unique N4,000 (Four thousand Naira only)

The bouquet include five local NTA channels, (a) NTA News24
(b) NTA Sports24
(c) NTA Language
(d) NTA Knowledge
(e) NTA Entertainment
as well as other well known International Satellite channels which provide News, Music, Sports, Cartoon, Religion, Movies, Reality, and many more.

STARTIMES LOCATIONS IN NIGERIA
Startimes has been fully operational in the following cities:-
• Aba
• Abuja
• Birnin Kebbi
• Enugu
• Ibadan
• Ilorin
• Jos
• Kano
• Lagos
• Makurdi
• Port-Harcourt
• Sokoto
• Uyo
It is hoped that by the end of 2013, all state Capitals in Nigeria and other commercial viable cities would have been covered.

SUBSCRIPTION BASE
Startimes, at present, has over 800,000 (eight hundred thousand) subscribers.

TECHNOLOGY AND STANDARDS :
(1) DVB-T2 as the national standard for Terrestrial Digital Television Broadcasts (DTT).
(2) The MPEG-4 AVC/264 as standard compression format for digital terrestrial television broadcasting.
(3) Technology Neutral Mobile Television Standard for Mobile Television.

MOBILE TV
Startimes also provides Mobile digital TV service to portable handsets such as GSM phones, MP4, CPS, PC, Camera and other small electronic devices with small screen. Startimes mobile subscribers can watch 12 digital TV channels which include news, movies and entertainment.

Contact:
Director NTA-Star TV Network
NTA Headquarters
Area 11, Garki Abuja.
e-mail: [email protected]
Phone
Office : +234(0)7098204328
Mobile : +234(0)8033010251

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