StarTimes has launched a new channel dedicated to top-rated Nollywoood movies, series, sitcoms, music and late-night comedy shows.
The pay TV company said it launched the 24-hour channel, PBO TV, in collaboration with a notable Nollywood production company, Big Idea Mediaworks.
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A statement from StarTimes on Wednesday said PBO TV is on basic bouquet at N1700 monthly on channel 184 and smart bouquet at N2200 monthly on channel 017, the same bouquets housing recently launched Hollywood movie channel, TNT Africa.
“Going on-air from Thursday, October 1 to mark Nigeria’s 60th independence, PBO TV will air 12 hours of non-stop Nollywood blockbuster movies and series, with the remaining half of the day set aside for general entertainment”, it said.
The channel promises to be explosive with top-rated Nollywood stars on display, the statement added.
Among the movies showing in October are June featuring Uche Jombo, Vector Tha Viper, Chinyere Wilfred, Empress Njamah; Mad About You featuring Blossom Chukwujekwu, Linda Osifo and Annie Macaulay Idibia; Being Annabel featuring Oma Amadi, Ken Erics and Desmond Elliot; and drama series including Tough Love featuring Nkem Owo, Sola Sobowale, Timini Egbuson and Sharon Ooja; Life of a Single Mom, a series featuring Mofe Duncan, Gregory Ojefua and Mercy Macjoe, among others.
“PBO TV celebrates the rich diversity of African culture with original and exclusive content” Gabriel Nworah, CEO of The BigIdea Mediaworks Limited said.
“In July, when we announced the adjustment of our bouquet prices due to persistent naira fall, we assured our subscribers that as a business, we would continue to make it a priority to broaden our content offerings to meet a variety of their interests without compromising affordability,” Tunde Aina, COO StarTimes Nigeria said.