April 23, 2015


Two lucky winners have emerged from the StarTimes-NBA All access tour promo which held between December 2014 and January 7, 2015. The lucky winners, Boluwaji Bamidele, a sports journalist and Chinedu Iroche, an advertising practitioner, both great lovers of basketball games, will be travelling for an all-expense paid one week trip to Los Angeles to meet favourite basketball icons, watch NBA games live and have fun


Unveiling the winners to journalists in Lagos today Thursday, StarTimes Public Relations Manager, Israel Bolaji, said, “StarTimes is very happy to announce the two lucky subscribers who have emerged winners in the just concluded StarTimes NBA All Access Tour program and the online trivia game done in collaboration with NBA TV, United States. The project is another great initiative from StarTimes to reward subscribers and encourage youth sports development and also to give StarTimes subscribers and basketball loving Nigerians the opportunity to watch and experience live NBA matches in the US.”

Our collective desire is to meet the yearnings of every subscriber including youth who love basketball, football and other games. We appreciate our loyal subscribers and would continue to strive to meet their demands. This program is our response to the demand of our subscribers for more exciting sporting initiatives. It has being our collective desire to bring sporting entertainments to all Nigerians, especially our esteemed sports loving subscribers. Whether it’s in the area of Football, Basketball, and Lawn Tennis or boxing, we consider it important bringing good sporting content to our subscribers, noted Bolaji.

Ayokunle Idowu, StarTimes Content Manager added further that, “At StarTimes, we are most committed to ensuring that our customers enjoy the best of digital television with the provision of high quality content at an affordable price. As such, we would not relent in ensuring that we meet the demands of our customers by providing them with quality contents.

StarTimes will continue to play both active and supportive role where necessary just to ensure we met the needs of sport loving subscribers. Our sport channels have the best of sport contents that are rich, diverse and global in outlook. Our contents are aimed at meeting the teeming needs of current and prospective customers, who are constantly searching for rich sports content like live broadcasts and highlights, sport news, sports programs, sports movies and exercise education.

It will be recalled that StarTimes in 2014, launched a sport channel ‘Star Sport 2 which began airing on July, 19, 2014 on StarTimes Channel 252 in response to the demand of subscribers.

The channel is available on the StarTimes Basic, Classic and Unique Bouquet. Our other sports channels are: Fox Sport, Fox Sports 2, Euro sport news, Star Sport 2, NTA Sports 24, NBA TV, and MCS Sports. And for its football lovers, StarTimes secured the exclusive rights to air the European Qualifiers for UEFA EURO 2016 on the Star Sport 2 channel.

StarTimes mission is to ensure that every home in Nigeria enjoys quality and affordable digital TV. This mission is backed with our collaboration with NTA; a relationship that is a strategic partnership to help Nigeria actualise its 2015 digital transition deadline. We are leveraging on NTA’s platform to provide quality digital service to every home in Nigeria and we are committed to making digital television accessible and affordable to all Nigerians on the latest technology in DTT operation.





The sport channels on Startimes includes;


  1. Star Sports 2 (Classic Bouquet)

Programs aired:

  1. Live Ligue 1 and European Qualifiers matches.
  2. Repeat – European Qualifiers, summer football and Ligue1matches
  3. Highlights of European Qualifiers and Ligue one.
  4. Sports Review
  5. Sports Confidential.
  6. Live Turkish cup and Florida cup matches.
  1. NTA Sports 24 (Basic Bouquet)

 The NTA Sports 24 shows different types of sports including live matches and replays.

Most importantly, it shows some live football matches which are:

  1. UEFA Champions League: Every Wednesdays.
  2. UEFA Europa League: Every Thursdays.
  3. German Bundesliga: This is mostly aired on Saturday, although some matches are shown on Tuesday an Wednesdays, depending on the Football time- table.
  1. NBA TV (Classic Bouquet)

This is a channel Dedicated to basketball, the network features exhibition, regular seasons and playoff game telecasts from the NBA and related professional basketball leagues, as well as NBA-related content including analysis programs, specials and documentaries.

It shows NBA Regular Actions, Playoffs, Playback and Women Basketball (WNBA) all week.

  1. FOX Sport 1 (Classic Bouquet)

Fox Sports 1 airs an array of live sporting events, including Major League Baseball, college sports, soccer matches (including the UEFA Champions League, UEFA Europa League, CONCACAF Champions League and Copa Libertadores), UFC mixed martial arts, and a variety of motorsports events such as NASCAR Camping World Truck Series and United Sports Car Championship. Fox Sport1 also features daily sports information, highlights, and discussion programming (with Fox Sports Live serving as the centerpiece), as well as sports-related reality and documentary programming.

  • Fox Sport 1 shows some live matches of City Tv, Chelsea tv and so on.
  • Belgian Pro League
  • Fox Sport News
  • Live Ligue 1 matches
  • Live Copa Del Rey matches
  1. Fox Sports 2 (Unique Bouquet)

Focuses on the culture of extreme sports, including skateboarding, UFC mixed martial arts, snowboarding, wakeboarding, motocross, surfing, BMX and FMX, Boxing and other mainstream sports.

  • Highlights of matches
  • Live NRL Teams
  • Sports Confidential
  • Milan report and Milan weekly.
  • Prime time boxing
  1. Euro sport news (Classic Bouquet)

 It features live scores, highlights, breaking news and commentary of different Sports. The service combines video, text and graphics with the screen being divided into 4 sections sometimes. A video section that displays highlights and news bulletins, a breaking news ticker at the bottom and a scoring section that gives in-depth analysis of results and game stats.