StarTimes drops product and subscription fees for satellite TV viewers

Regulation & Policy

StarTimes TV subscribers in Kenya with existing dish kits can now access StarTimes satellite TV service by acquiring a full High Definition (HD) decoder at just Shs 9999 upon subscribing to a bouquet of choice for Shs 1500.

This is after the digital television company revised the product cost and monthly subscription fees for its satellite TV service in a bid to making it more accessible to viewers.

The company has also dropped the cost of its super bouquet which will now be retailing at shs 1, 799 per month down from 2, 299 with access to over 95 local and international channels. Smart bouquets will go for Shs 899 per month down from 1,799 with access to over 67  local and international channels while other bouquets will include Chinese and Indian to retail at shs 1799 and 899 respectively.

StarTimes has also introduced an affordable bouquet known as Nova to retail at Shs 299 with over 35 local and international channels and with the HD decoder viewers can watch 5 months of Nova bouquet, 50 days Smart bouquet or 25 days Super bouquet.

Speaking during the unveiling of the the new offers, StarTimes Sales Director Mr. Anderson Gichuru noted that the company is keen to ensure that the company can afford and access digital television both in urban and rural areas especially those which currently have a weak or no digital terrestrial signal as the StarTimes satellite now covers 100% of the country.

“Our new satellite television service offer is expected to enable more Kenyans afford and access digital television no matter their location in the country,” noted Mr. Gichuru.

The new Satellite television policy also comes with a drop in the full installation price where Kenyans will only part wityh Shs 2000 to acquire a Dish, LNB, 20m cable and accessories and in addition to the 2, 4999 HD and initial subscription fees the total is Shs 4, 499; a 31% drop from previous cost which was Shs 6, 499.

Source: Techmoran 28 Aril 2015