Digital pay TV provider hails China-Africa Cooperation

By Barbra Onkoba

The Forum on China-Africa Cooperation (FOCAC) Summit that was attended by over 3,200 participants from China, Africa, and international organizations cemented the relationships.

This was a demonstration that China-Africa practical cooperation is full of vitality as it set new grand goals for upgrading.

StarTimes media has been in the forefront to champion the Chinese agenda in the country by playing an active role in African digital migration progress, the project of Access to Satellite TV for 10,000 African Villages and African HIV/AIDS Prevent Campaign.

The FACAC summit in collaboration with StarTimes attracted 18 African presidents who appreciated the role played to realize the satellite TV access in African rural areas.

Among those who attended the summit included Malawian President Peter Mutharika, Ghanaian President Nana Akufo-Addo, Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni and Mozambican President Filipe Nyusi among others.

StarTimes President Pang Xinxing said that the will continue to partner with institutions for the welfare of the community.

“The project of “Access to Satellite TV for 10,000 African Villages” is a China-Africa Cooperation program, which was announced by Chinese President Xi Jinping on December 4th, 2015 when he was present at the Johannesburg Summit of the Forum on China-Africa Cooperation, “he said adding that the project is aimed at enabling African families in rural areas to have access to the digital signal.

Mr. Pang Xinxing said StarTimes has been involved in the successful digital transformation in Uganda, Kenya, Tanzania, Rwanda, Burundi, and Zambia.

“There will be 10,112 villages in more than 20 African countries benefiting from the project of “Access to Satellite TV for 10,000 African Villages “he said adding that in Kenya, 800 villages will benefit from the project translating to 16,000 households and 2,400 public institutions.

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