StarTimes to expand African offering with new SES deal

StarTimes-logoSatellite operator StarTimes has expanded its partnership with SES to offer better picture quality and more channels to DTH customers in Africa.

StarTimes has contracted additional capacity on the SES-5 satellite to provide an “enhanced TV viewing experience” for its subscribers in Africa, according to the firms.

“We see unprecedented growth opportunities for StarTimes in the region. We are extending our presence and reach in the DTH market to deliver on our promise to provide affordable, world class pay TV services across Africa,” said StarTimes group chairman and president Pang Xinxing.

“SES is the leader in providing satellite services and well regarded for its reliable and comprehensive networks, and we are confident of realising our mission, together with SES, of enabling every household in Africa to have the chance to experience digital TV.”

StarTimes claims to be the fastest-growing digital TV operator in Africa, with more than 5 million DTT and DTH subscribers across 16 countries in Africa.

It currently provides English-language DTH content to viewers across the region via the SES-5 satellite located at 5 degrees east.