DW joins StarTimes platform

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As part of its on-going commitment to bring the best in local and international content, StarTimes is announcing the launch of a new channel on its platform, DW.

Produced in Germany, DW is a global English-language channel broadcasting news around the clock.
Broadcasts are organized in a rotating schedule of 30-minute news blocks which follow developing stories with in-depth analysis. DW provides fascinating new insights into the people and places beyond the headlines.

Regional issues are also a priority as well as the environment. With Eco@Africa, DW tackles crucial issues like biodiversity conservation, the energy of tomorrow, alternative resource management and future mobility.

“We are very happy to add DW to our platform. It will join numerous international news channels such as BBC World News, Al-Jazeera, Fox News or CGTN to give our viewers a variety of viewpoints regarding international and regional affairs. DW offers very appealing programs such as Drive it! with everything about cars or Tomorrow Today to learn about the latest developments in science,” says Vincent Yu, StarTimes Media Division Chief Operating Officer.

Starting from August 1st, DW will join StarTimes DTH platform in the Smart bouquet on channel number 274.

StarTimes is the leading digital TV operator in Africa, serving nearly 20 million users with a signal covering the whole continent and a massive distribution network of 200 brand halls, 3,000 convenience stores and 5,000 distributors. StarTimes owns a featured content platform, with 480 authorized channels consisting of news, movies, series, sports, entertainment, children’s programs, etc. The company’s vision is “To ensure that every African family can access, afford, watch and share the beauty of digital TV”. StarTimes achieves this by combining satellite and terrestrial DTV systems as well as OTT services to provide an open and secure digital wireless platform. The company provides a robust signal transmission service for public and private broadcasters, offers consumers outstanding Pay-TV programs, mobile multimedia, wireless Internet connectivity and convenient online services.

DW is Germany’s international broadcaster and a trusted source for reliable, news and information with content in 30 languages. The flagship channel DW provides analysis and insights to viewers around the globe, reporting on important issues in English 24/7. With continuous news, special features and talk shows covering everything from business, science and politics to culture and sports, DW brings people closer to what matters most – made in Germany, made for minds.