As the coronavirus epidemic spreads across Africa, WHO advises people to stay at home and avoid unnecessary exits. In this context, StarTimes has decided to make available to all Africans and free of charge more than 100 local and international channels on its StarTimes ON streaming application.
Among these channels, local and international news channels such as France 24.
“StarTimes wants to help protect the population during this sensitive period. It is with this in mind that we have opened access to news channels on StarTimes ON which will allow everyone to follow the news and announcements from the authorities about the epidemic, “explains Ariel Wang, the director of StarTimes ON operations. “And to change our minds when we are confined to our homes, we have also made free music, entertainment and children’s programs available. “
In addition to live television, StarTimes ON also offers a video-on-demand service with a catalog of 20,000 hours of programming.
“We have reviewed the optimization of bandwidth to reduce user data consumption and the pressure on Internet infrastructures that will be in high demand in the coming weeks,” added Ariel Wang.