StarTimes launches DTH service in Kenya


Chinese pay-TV provider, StarTimes, has unveiled digital Direct to Home (DTH) service in Kenya. The service which comes as a competition to DTH providers, MultiChoice and Zuku, will be broadcast via satellite, SES 5, at 5° East.

The new DTH service, StarSat, will offer 98 local and international channels and will cost KES 5,600 (USD 63) for HD set-top box plus satellite dish along with a month’s free access to the Super Bouquet worth KES 2,500 (USD 28).

The company’s existing DTT service, which was launched in Kenya two years ago has over 272,594 subscribers, according to data from the Communications Authority of Kenya. StarTimes had also recently announced its plans to invest KES 6.9 million (USD 78.8 million) in Nairobi, to build its Africa headquarters.

Source: Nex TV  1 September 2014.