StarTimes has launched its plans to set up their Africa’s headquarters in Nairobi, Kenya. The project will be executed at an estimated cost of US$80m in Karen, Nairobi on a 20,000 ㎡ land. The centre is to be ready by the end of 2015.
The centre will act as the Group’s headquarters and Dubbing Center for Film and Broadcast Television in Kenya. StarTimes’ president Pang Xinxing indicated that the Group came to that decision based on Kenya’s strong economy, and the government’s commitment towards attracting increased foreign direct investment.
The project will see the construction of six units which will include StarTimes African Headquarter, StarTimes Kenya offices, a Film and Television Dubbing Center, StarTimes Broadcast Station, Digital TV research and development centre as well as a Training Center.
Cabinet Secretary for Sports, Arts and Culture Dr. Hassan Wario said that the government will continue to pursue efforts to make the business environment in the country suitable for investors. She also indicated that the move made by company is bold since the headquarters will not only serve as a base from where the group’s African operations are conducted from, but also as a production centre which will ensure the growth of local productions and talent.