StarTimes Launches Free To View Satellite TV Services

Technology & Convergence

Kenyans on StarTimes will not have to worry about paying for their local channels as the pay TV company will see their subscribers have unlimited access to KTN, NTV, Citizen TV, K24, KBC and QTV while equally giving subscribers the option to subscribe to either of their favorite bouquets at will.

StarTimes customers will also be able to acquire a HD Decoder, but this stands only for potential them with existing dish kits, at just Ksh 4,500 which will be bundled with two months Super bouquet worth Ksh 5,000 for free giving access to over 100 local and international premium television channels. Existing dish kits will just need to be repositioned to access the StarTimes satellite television service.

The full kit for the StarTimes Free to View satellite television service will be retailing at Ksh 7,999 inclusive of the dish, LNB, cable, HD Decoder, Installation and two months access to the Super bouquet worth Ksh 5,000 for free. Upon expiry of the subscription service, subscribers will have free access to the 6 local channels for good.

StarTimes Vice President for Marketing Mark Lisboa noted that the company is leading the way in enabling Kenyans access affordable digital television service with the free to view satellite television service being a perfect fit for Kenyans both in urban and rural areas given its 100% signal coverage.

StarTimes is seeking to drive digital television uptake beyond the current 70% coverage of the terrestrial signal, through the satellite service while equally making it possible for Kenyans with existing dish kits to conveniently acquire the HD decoder and continue accessing premium content.

The company’s Pay Television and Free To Air set top boxes on the digital terrestrial platform will be retailing at Ksh. 2,999 and 4,999 respectively with access to one month Unique bouquet for free worth Ksh. 1,499 with subscribers who renew their subscription before 31st January 2015 enjoying a 50% discount for the subsequent month.

Source: Techmoran 13 November 2014