Award winning Digital Terrestrial Technology (DTT) service provider in Africa, StarTimes/NTA has launched the latest modern Pay TV decoder DVB-T2 technology in Nigeria.

The company at a press briefing  said the major advantage of the DVB-T2 is its ability to offer more educative news and entertainment because it contains more channels as one frequency on DVB-T2 has the capacity for 25 channels and can be expanded further, with Lagos presently having three frequencies.

With the launch, Nigeria joins other countries like Kenya, Uganda, Mozambique, and Tanzania where StarTimes has introduced the technology.

Senior Adviser to StarTimes, Mr. Bayo Adebayo, said StarTimes mission is to ensure that every home in Nigeria enjoys affordable digital entertainment backed by its collaboration with NTA, a strategic partnership that will help Nigeria in actualising its 2015 digital transition deadline.

“StarTimes will leverage on the existing platform on NTA to provide quality digital service to every home in Nigeria,” he said.

He said that having StarTimes DVB-T2 decoder with up to 75 channels of great sport, music, movies, news and lots more is a vision coming to reality, as Nigerians can now confidently migrate into digital space with StarTimes as it provides them with the latest technology in DTT operation which can give up to 75 channels and quality digital entertainment.

For customers who have the old technology, Adebayo said customers who recharge for two months can have access to the new technology.