The grand finale of the 6th annual Digital Impact Awards Africa 2019 (DIAA) was on 20th September 2019 at Mestil Hotel. HiPipo were the organizers of the DIAA which is Africa’s most important gathering of C-Level Executives, and Senior Digital and IT executives.
Under the theme “Include Everyone”, the DIAA is a platform that promotes Digital inclusion, financial inclusion and cyber security.
The event was a climax of the Include Everyone- Digital and Financial Inclusion Summit which explores the strategic trends and technologies that are shaping the future of Digital, IT and business. The DIAA seek to recognize, celebrate and appreciate different individuals and organizations that are spearheading the use of digital media to better serve their communities. The awards had 16 Uganda categories and 6 Continental categories. There was a jury/research panel assessment and public survey/vote to determine eventual winner.
StarTimes was nominated in two categories; Africa Best Content App, and Disruptive Innovation (Uganda).
In the ‘Africa Best Content App’ category, the StarTimes ON App was up against Kwese iflix, DSTV Now and Netflix. StarTimes won the accolade!
While in the ‘Disruptive Innovation’ category, the StarTimes ON App was running against MTN MoMoCard, SafeBoda Pairing, Citimasta App, Standard Chartered Bank, and YO TV who won this award.
The StarTimes team was very happy to receive the news that they were the winner of the Africa Best Content App-StarTimes ON at the DIAA 2019.
The App for OTT platform, StarTimes ON, has been introduced to Africa in response to the astonishing increase in the application of mobile devices. StarTimes ON now is well recognized and popularized in Africa. Firstly, there is a Variety of content includes top novella dramas, local films, various programs and live sports matches under more than 150 live channels across Africa as well as the on-demand programming storage of more than 20,000 hours.
Secondly, the Velocity of system operation ensures the possibility of large-capacity content storage and high identification of network quality with support of automatic switching between HD/SD modes. Thirdly, StarTimes ON now has been applied by over 15 million Vital users and enjoy a rank of top 5 on the Popular Entertainment App List of Google App Store Popular Entertainment App List. Fourth, StarTimes ON offers additional Value for the users as to save up to 40% data consumption.
The CEO of Star DTV (Uganda) Co., Ltd, Franklin Wang said: “It was a tough competition! We were nominated alongside other equally successful companies so it is a great honor winning this award. We thank our customers for their support and DIAA for the recognition.”