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NDTV launches English news channel on Africa’s StarTimes

African pay-TV operator StarTimes has increased its English-language news options with the addition of Indian channel NDTV 24×7.

“NDTV 24×7 was the first Indian news channel to launch on DStv, and we are pleased to now also join hands with StarTimes to serve their subscribers with our award-winning news coverage from the best journalists and news production team in India,” said Rahul Sood, Head of Network Distribution & Affiliate Sales, NDTV.

“This is in addition to many cable operators who also carry our channels in their countries like Nigeria and Tanzania,” he added.

StarTimes carries over 440 TV channels, including international and African channels, as well as StarTimes owned-and-operated channels.

“We are very pleased to welcome NDTV 24×7 in our platform, reflecting the ambition of Star Times to always offer more diversified high quality content,” said Michael Dearham, Vice President and Managing Director of Media Division, StarTimes.