StarTimes Group to support Ghana’s digital migration drive – Group president

Mr. Xinxing(left) in a handshake with president Akufo-Addo

Mr. Xinxing(left) in a handshake with president Akufo-Addo

The president of StarTimes Group Mr. Pang Xinxing has pledged to work with the government of Ghana to push forward the country’s digital migration agenda.

“I hope we can work together with the Ghanaian government to push forward the digital migration in Ghana,” Mr. Xinxing told Nana Akufo-Addo on his visit to China.

The two met Monday at Diaoyutai State Guesthouse in Beijing during President Nana Akufo-Addo’s stay in Beijing for the Summit of the Forum on China-Africa Cooperation.

Mr. Xinxing briefly introduced Startimes’ operation in African market and noted that achieving “digital migration” of TV industry had been one of priorities for African countries including Ghana, and StarTimes would provide a total “digital migration” solution for African countries, which includes financing and operation.

He said that the China-Africa Cooperation project, “Access to Satellite TV for 10,000 African Villages” that would be undertaken by StarTimes, was to be launched in Ghana very soon.

President Akufo-Addo spoke highly of StarTimes: “We welcome Chinese company, like StarTimes, to invest in Ghana and we believe that StarTimes and Ghana will forge a long –term partnership.”

He noted that both the project of “Access to Satellite TV for 10,000 African Villages and digital migration will be beneficial to Ghanaians, which will expand people’s vision and promote economic growth of Ghana.”

“For Ghana, 300 villages are included in this China-Africa cooperation project, he added.

Africa’s leading digital TV operator, StarTimes, has contracted the programme and is to accomplish the project under the guide of Chinese and African governments.”

StarTimes launched its services in Ghana in October 2016 with the goal of providing affordable pay-tv services for everyone.

 By Times Sports Reporter

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