China targets 10,000 villages for access to satellite TV

30th September 2023

School children watching TV

School children watching TV

By Gift Habib

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10,000 villages in Africa, including Nigeria are to benefit from the Chinese Access to Satellite TV, according to the Chinese authorities.

The programme is being championed by StarTimes, the leading digit-TV operator in Africa.

This was contained in a document obtained by our correspondent on Saturday on the activities of Chinese in Nigeria and other African countries since 2015.

The document read, “In 2015, when Chinese President Xi Jinping, attended the Johannesburg Summit of the Forum on China-Africa Cooperation, he announced that China would help implement satellite TV programs for 10 thousand African villages.