The deal means that Da Vinci Learning is now available to subscribers of the Special bouquet on StarSat and he basic bouquet on StarTimes.
StarSat is the Chinese-owned StarTimes’ high-end DTH brand, offering a bouquet of about 70 channels, while StarTimes services are available via digital-terrestrial TV.
The deal means that Da Vinci Learning will be available in over 50 African countries via the StarSat service.
“StarTimes is delighted to launch the Da Vinci Learning channel on its African pay TV platforms. We are happy to be adding a very special channel that adds superior value to enquiring minds of all ages in a fun and creative way,” said Michael Dearham, vice-president: Star Times Group and managing director of the media division.
“It is rewarding to facilitate a global experience in which learning becomes fun. Our channel aims to feed the appetite for curiosity of viewers both young and old,” said Da Vinci Media’s managing director, Ferdinand Habsburg.