StarTimes Reduces Subscription Charges for Premium Bouquets

Digital television Company StarTimes Media has today announced the alignment of its top satellite (Direct To Home – DTH) and terrestrial (Digital Terrestrial Technology – DTT) bouquets that will see the subscription costs to the top bouquets capped at just Ksh 1,499 per month.

Super and Unique bouquets are the highest monthly packages offered by the pay television company for its Satellite and Terrestrial platforms respectively with access to over 100 international and local channels offering a variety of informative and entertainment content.

The alignment represents a 40% and 29% drop in the cost of the monthly subscription for the two bouquets which were previously retailing at 2,499 for Super and 2,099 for Unique.

Speaking on this latest development, StarTimes Vice President Mr. Mark Lisboa noted that the move is advised by the need to offer affordable digital television solutions for Kenyans in rural and urban areas through either the satellite or terrestrial platforms while driving accessibility of the company’s digital television service.

“This is a significant development that will see Kenyans enjoy a uniform monthly subscription fee for our top bouquets at just Ksh 1,499 which is driven by our goal to see more Kenyan households access, afford and enjoy premium digital television services,” noted Mr. Lisboa.

Other bouquets on both platforms will not be affected and will continue to retail as seen below:

StarTimes Satellite (DTH) BouquetsNumber of ChannelsPrice Per Month
NovaOver 35 channelsKsh 399
Smart69+ including 25 AudioKsh 899 includes all sports channels
Super100+; 4 HD; 25 AudioKsh 1,499 includes all sports channels + Indian bouquet
Chinese12 ChannelsKsh 1,999 including Super bouquet
Indian9 ChannelsKsh 899 available as an add on package for smart bouquet
StarTimes Terrestrial (DTT) BouquetsNumber of ChannelsPrice Per Month
Nyota10 International + over 55 FTA channelsKsh 259
Basic37+Ksh 599 includes all sports channels
Classic57+; 4 HD;Ksh 999 includes all sports channels
Unique76+ ChannelsKsh 1,499 including all sports channels

*Access to ALL sports channels offers: LIVE German Bundesliga, Italian Serie A, French Ligue 1, and World Rally Championships (WRC) among other sports.

StarTimes has equally effected a 20% drop in the cost of acquiring the company’s satellite television decoders from Ksh 2,499 to 1,999 which will be inclusive of Ksh 1,499 subscription which new subscribers can enroll with to a bouquet of choice.

The full installation for a StarTimes Satellite Television kit will now cost Ksh 3,999 being Ksh 2,000 for a Dish, LNB, 20m Cable and accessories in addition to the 1,999 cost of the decoder loaded with subscription worth Ksh 1,499.

The company has retained the cost of acquiring the company’s digital terrestrial set top boxes at just Ksh 949 which will be inclusive of Ksh 499 subscription.

“We aim to offer Kenyan households the freedom to choose the technology that suits them at the most affordable cost while equally availing premium television content that is both informative and entertaining,” concluded Mr. Lisboa.


  1. plz help me 2 understand i paid my decorder 250 date 28 nov 2017 bt it will due tommorow date 5 is it possible that it cn’t stay a month and this isn’t the first time plz help

  2. Please help me understand understand the decoder charges per month, I paid 400 last week 07/07/2020 and was due yesterday, why not full month


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