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China’s StarTimes Media offers FTA set top boxes in Kenya

Chinese digital pay-TV firm StarTimes Media has launched its approved Digital Video Broadcasting Technology 2 (DVB/T2) free to air set top box in the Kenyan market.

Tech News reports that this gives an option to those who wish to have access to digital Free to Air channels without having to incur monthly subscription charges while still being able to upgrade to the Pay TV option without having to acquire another device.

StarTimes Media Kenya CEO Leo Lee expressed the firm’s commitment in growing the broadcasting industry while enriching the viewing experience of the Kenyan people.

“Kenya becomes the flagship market for this device where we intend to ride on our 70 per cent digital television network coverage in the country as we plan to extend reach of local channels under our platform to more Kenyans on both Pay TV and free to air offers thereby giving Kenyans an enviable choice,” Leo told journalists in Nairobi.

StarTimes Media Africa operates in more than 10 countries with a combined subscriber base of over 3 million and a global reach of more than 7 million in China and Africa.