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StarTimes Welcomes Sport 2 Channel

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StarTimes has unveiled a new channel, StarTimes Sport 2. 

The channel is dedicated to airing a variety of sports on the pay-tv platform.

Irete Anetor, public relations manager of the NTA-Star Network, said that StarTimes Sport 2 has a rich, diverse and global outlook aimed at meeting the teeming needs of current and prospective customers, who are constantly looking out for rich sports content.

“It will offer our sports inclined customers as well as prospects a diverse range of sports like soccer, tennis, golf, rugby, car-racing, cricket and extreme sports.

“Soccer lovers have a lot to watch out for on StarTimes Sport 2 as we have the exclusive rights to air some soccer competitions.” He noted that the content of StarTimes Sport 2 will include live broadcasts and highlights, sport news, sport programs, sports movies and exercise education,” he said.

StarTimes will air the Guinness International Champions Cup and the European Qualifiers for UEFA EURO 2016 on the new channel as the pay-tv has acquired the exclusive rights to air these competitions on its platform.

The channel will also be home to Summer Football (2014), and Ligue 1 matches amongst other exciting sports line-up.

Anetor stated that with the Guinness International Cup, starting on the 25th of July, soccer fans can catch up with some of Europe’s most prestigious clubs as they engage in the competitive tournament, which is a transformation of traditional European club preseason tours.

“Twelve of Europe’s most prestigious football clubs would be involved in the tournament; the clubs include Real Madrid, Manchester United, Manchester City, AC Milan and Liverpool FC,” he said

He added that soccer fans should look-out for the exciting line-up of the legendary Gunner’s summer programme in the Summer Football (2014), which started airing as the new channel launched on the pay-tv platform.

Anetor noted that StarTimes is committed to ensuring that its customers enjoy the best of digital television with the provision of high quality channel.

“We would not therefore relent in ensuring that we meet the demands of our customers as we have done with the launch of this new sports channel.”

StarTimes Sport 2 started airing on the StarTimes platform on 19 July.

The channel is available on the StarTimes Basic, Classic and Unique Bouquet. Other channels dedicated to sports on the pay-tv platform are Sports 24, Setanta Action, Setanta Africa, NBA TV, and MCS Sports.

StarTimes has a mission of ensuring that every home in Nigeria enjoys affordable digital TV.

He noted that the mission is backed with its collaboration with NTA; the relationship is strategic partnerships that will help Nigeria actualise its 2015 digital transition deadline.

StarTimes is leveraging on NTA’s platform to provide quality digital service to every home in Nigeria and is committed to making digital television accessible and affordable to all Nigerians on the latest technology in DTT operation.

StarTimes is the only licensed Digital Terrestrial Television (DTT) pay TV operator in Nigeria.

It started its operations in Nigeria as NTA-STAR TV Network Limited with the joint venture between Nigerian Television Authority (NTA) and Star Communication Network CO, Limited of China.

It was incorporated in August 2009 as a private limited liability company. The company was officially launched on the 29th of July 2010.

 

 


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Yobe Gov Approves Employment of Staff @ State Owned Broadcasting Stations

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Mai Mala Buni, governor of Yobe State has approved the appointment of experienced casual staff working at Yobe Broadcasting Corporation (YBC) and Yobe State Television (YTV).

Yobe Gov Approves Employment of Staff @ State Owned Broadcasting Stations

This is as part of efforts to ensure enough manpower for the on-going digitization of the two stations.

Abdullahi Bego, commissioner for Information, Home Affairs, and Culture revealed this when the officials of the Radio, Television and Theatre Art Workers Union (RATAWU) paid him a courtesy visit at the office in Damaturu.

Bego said the governor had after approving millions of naira for the total overhauling of the two stations directed for formulation of all strategies that will ensure effective implementation of the digitization process.

The commissioner also said, “His Excellency Hon. Mai Mala Buni is passionate about the digitization process of the media organizations in the state especially when it comes to equipment, staff strength and capability.

“The next step is the training and retraining of the staff of the two media organisations for efficiency in the execution of their job,” Bego disclosed.

He said the casual staffs billed for employment were serving at the stations for more than eight years while others five to six years without permanent appointment letters.

“We feel it is good to employ them taking into cognizance their experience in the system and dedication to duty.”

Bego commended RATTAWU among other members of the organization for their effort in informing, enlightening, and entertaining the public at all times.

Comrade Nasiru Illiya, chairman of RATTAWU, while speaking, said they were at his office to register their gratitude to the giant stride of Governor Mai Mala Buni, especially on the digitization of the two media organisations in the state.

“Sir, we are equally very grateful to note that within your short stay as commissioner of Information, we have started witnessing a positive transformation in the sector through the award of contracts worth millions of naira for upgrading YBC and YTV from analogue to digital transmission

“As I am speaking to you now, YBC is online transmission live,” Illiya disclosed


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FirstBank Supports Author on New TV Series

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First Bank of Nigeria Limited has announced its partnership with Arese Ugwu for the television adaptation of her best seller, Smart Money Woman.

FirstBank Supports Author on New TV Series

The weekly show – in its first season – is billed to premiere on Africa Magic Showcase this Wednesday.

The Smart Money Woman is a programme that shows the experiences, sacrifices, struggles and vigour of women in society as they carry out their day to day activities in spite of the gender imbalance in the society, especially in Africa.

The series is an adaptation of Smart Money Woman written to tackle debt, providing tips on inculcating the right savings culture of the African middle class (why don’t we say – every individual – as against limiting to African middle class), the fear and misconceptions surrounding money and the lack of it, love, friendships, cultural and societal pressures and the roles they play in success.

The half hour 13-episode series which is directed by Bunmi Ajakaiye and Co-, produced by Kemi Lala Akindoju, Akin Marinho and Arcadia Tv Africa would have viewers exposed to financial literacy nuggets. Its cast include; Osas Ighodaro, Toni Tones, Ini Dima-Okojie, Eby Eno, Eso Okolocha, Timini Egbuson, Karibi Fubara, Tope Tedela, Seun Ajayi and Temisan Emmanuel.

According to Arese Ugwu, author and executive producer, Smart Tribe Media; “The Smart Money Woman is a love letter to every modern and upwardly mobile African women who are exploring life opportunities and experiences to find that right balance in their day to day activities especially in their career, friendship, relationship and of course, family.”

“We thank First Bank of Nigeria Limited for being the first corporate sponsor to believe in my dream and take a chance on a first-time producer. This is a partnership we are pleased to reckon with, whilst we recognise how they have successfully empowered women across the geo-political zones in Nigeria through its various initiatives, especially the FirstGem product. They have provided mentoring, support and capacity building opportunities for all to create a new generation of financially literate women thereby contributing to the continued growth and development of the country.”

Speaking on the TV show, Folake Ani-Mumuney, group head, Marketing & Corporate Communications, First Bank of Nigeria Limited, said: “FirstBank has been at the forefront of promoting female empowerment and we understand the role financial literacy plays in deepening financial inclusion, whilst promoting female independence.

The essence of the TV programme is to raise financial awareness to inspire every individual in the society, especially women, to make informed choices and take effective actions for their financial wellbeing, she concluded.”


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OurTv Secures LaLiga Broadcasting Rights for Nigeria

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OurTV, a DTH free TV broadcast satellite service provider, has secured broadcast rights for Laliga matches in Nigeria.

OurTv Secures LaLiga Broadcasting Rights for Nigeria

OurTV will broadcast Laliga Santander matches live on its Sports Channel 120.

Commenting on the development, Olushola Peters, Head of Marketing of OurTV, said: “This is one major milestone for OurTv and we want to thank our esteemed users, who have always believed and supported us. We value your input and suggestions as it is a core culture in OurTv to listen and please our viewers as much as we can.”

OurTv is a Direct-To-Home (DTH) TV broadcast satellite service with onetime payment of set-up boxes that offers over 18 unique and exciting channels with the use of homegrown services.


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