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.
the theme “Include Everyone”, the DIAA is a platform that promotes Digital
inclusion, financial inclusion and cyber security.
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.
nominated in two categories; Africa Best Content App, and Disruptive Innovation (Uganda).
the ‘Africa Best Content App’category,
the StarTimes ON App was up against Kwese iflix, DSTV Now and Netflix. StarTimes
won the accolade!
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.
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.
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.”