StarTimes has, on the 29th June 2018, signed deals with both Discovery and Fox to bring high quality entertainment to viewers across Africa.
According to the Vice President and General Manager for Discovery in the Middle East and Africa (MEA), Amanda Turnbull, and the Head of Content Operation Center, StarTimes, Janet Liu, agreed on the broadcast rights of three general entertainment and lifestyle channels.
StarTimes and Discovery are also planning the launch of a new female lifestyle channel. Customized especially for the modern African woman, Real Time will launch later this year.
Pioneer of video streaming in Africa, leading digital TV operator StarTimes enriches its platform’s content to fulfill growing demand from African users. StarTimes App, the digital TV operator OTT platform, has been launched in partnership with 23 telecom operators and now reaches 450 million mobile phone users.
The deal will see StarTimes subscribers enjoy the best in family entertainment with the new addition of Discovery Family, alongside suspense-filled, true-crime channel, Investigation Discovery (ID), which will remain on the platform.