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StarTimes has extended its deals to distribute content from Discovery and Fox on its African direct-to-home (DTH), digital terrestrial television (DTT) and over-the-top (OTT) platforms.

startimes logo 6 July 2018Discovery Family is to be added to the already carried true-crime channel, Investigation Discovery (ID). In addition, later this year StarTimes and Discovery plan to launch a new lifestyle channel customised for African women, called Real Time.

The Chinese-owned digital TV operator has also renewed carriage deals with Fox. StarTimes will continue to air Fox, Fox Life, Fox Sports, Fox Sports 2, National Geographic Channel, Nat Geo Wild, Baby TV and Voyage. They will be available in English, French and Portuguese.

StarTimes will also offer Fox and National Geographic content on its over-the-top (OTT) video platform. Subscription video-on-demand (SVOD) services Fox+ and NG+ will join around 70 channels already available on the StarTimes app.

The app has been launched in partnership with 23 telecommunications operators and now reaches 450 million mobile phone users.