As new Covid-19 cases keep being reported across Africa, governments, NGOs and communities are taking measures to fight the pandemic. StarTimes, as a major pay-TV operator, has joined global efforts to help stem the spread of the virus.
The payTV operator has launched a new dedicated television program aimed at sharing the latest information about coronavirus pandemic.
StarTimes Daily – COVID-19 Report will broadcast every weekday on 7 channels as well as on StarTimes ON mobile application in English, Kiswahili, French among other languages.
The program aims at ensuring information on the pandemic is more accessible to viewers. StarTimes Daily – COVID-19 Report will provide viewers with relevant updates and data about the situation in Africa and across the world.
Speaking on this development, StarTimes Regional Marketing Director, Aldrine Nsubuga noted that the program aims at making sure that the general public is adequately equipped with knowledge against the virus.
“We want to give people hope. The public needs to know that the World is united in the fight against the virus and that the fight can be won. The program will also share targeted messages on prevention and experience from various countries to enable the public protect themselves and their families more effectively,” noted Nsubuga.
The broadcast of StarTimes Daily – COVID-19 Report on mobile application will also go a long way towards ensuring the public have access to the updated content at their convenience.
|Kiswahili||ST SWAHILI||21:50 pm||12:50 pm and 11:50 am|
|English||ST SPORTS FOCUS||08:00 PM||12:30 PM and 03:30 PM|
|ST NOVELA E||07:00 pm||10:20 am|
|ST KUNGFU||20:15 pm||00:45 am and 04:45 pm|
|ST SINO DRAMA||07:45 pm||07:50 am and 11:35 am|
|ST ZONE||10:00 pm||13:30 pm and 03:40 pm|
|ST GUIDE E||From 8:00 pm, every four hours|
Recently, StarTimes opened free access to over 100 international and local channels on OTT platform StarTimes ON including international news channels such as France 24, KTN News (Kenya), TVC News (Nigeria) in News category and Trace Mziki, TV5 Monde, Da Vinci in entertainment and education category.
In the meantime, StarTimes has been leveraging its 10 million users’ Facebook platform and its nearly 20 million StarTimes ON users to raise awareness about the virus. On a daily basis, public service announcements (PSAs) and other related materials are disseminated on both platforms, allowing users to protect themselves more effectively.
As situation evolves, StarTimes will further leverage its media platforms to reach African people wherever they are with key messages to fight the virus.