By Esther Muwonge
As some of the measures to counter the Covid-19 pandemic, the World Health Organisation –WHO has recommended nationals of different countries to stay at home as well as limiting their movement in addition to avoiding crowded places.
As such, people staying at home have enjoyed the upgraded services – including the introduction of a new educational program – codenamed Home Schooling on the ST Kids channel of pay TV giants –StarTimes.
The digital TV giant subscribers’ chances of remaining safe during the Covid-19 trying challenge were brightened after the company introduced several online recharge solutions.
The pay channel advised its subscribers in a press release to purchase and recharge bouquets via Airtel mobile money (dial *185#) or MTN mobile money (dial *165#).
“You can also pay using POS services such as PayWay, Selcom, Interswitch and Pebuu; or PesaPal that supports visa card payments; or use mobile apps like Apay, and Caramel. Meanwhile, for those using the StarTimes ON app, you can recharge or upgrade your TV bouquet directly on your phone by simply linking your smart card with the StarTimes ON app,” read the release in parts.
StarTimes – Uganda Chief Executive Officer – CEO, Franklin Wang noted in a press release issued on Saturday: “As the leading digital TV operator in Africa, StarTimes aims to contribute to the safety of the public during these special times.
“And making sure that people don’t have to leave their home to access and enjoy entertainment, news and educational programs is a small step, toward creating a Healthy Environment. We believe that every Healthy Behaviour can lead to a Healthy Body and a Healthy Mindset. StarTimes online payment solutions allow everybody to stay safe and calm.”
StarTimes, the leading digital TV operator in Africa, has viewership of over 30 million people who take advantage of a signal covering the whole continent and a massive distribution network of 170+ brand halls and 30,000+ distributors in 37 countries. StarTimes owns a featured content platform, with 480 authorised channels consisting of news, movies, series, sports, entertainment as well as children’s programs.
As a measure to further strengthen the safety methods towards fighting the Covid-19, government started the distribution of foodstuffs to the urban poor in the districts of Kampala and Wakiso.