Startimes Drops Set Top Box Price to Near Free, Intros Kshs 150 Bouquet


Startimes Media on Friday
announced new prices for Set
Top Boxes with the PayTV one
getting a serious price slash to
Kshs 200. The Free To Air box
will now retail at Kshs 4,000.
StarTimes also made it easier for
those with the free to air set top
box to view tv at a new low

Angling for Christmas holiday
sales and migrants from
Analogue TV who will otherwise
be locked out of watching TV as
the year ends due to the
country’s digital migration
deadline, Startimes has a rather
interesting pricing for both set
top boxes and bouquets. Kenya
has set Nairobi and it’s environs
to migrate on the 30th of this
month so consumers will have no
choice but to get themselves a
DVB-T2 Set Top Box, or Satellite
TV as the only options to watch

With the deadline day coming,
Startimes announced a price
shift, specifically for this period
where they sell the Pay TV Set
Top Box at Kshs 200 for users
who purchase it and make a
commitment to spend Kshs 1500
which could either be used as a
one month subscription to the
Unique Bouquet, 45 days to the
Classic Bouquet, 3 months Basic
bouquet or 10 months of Nyota
Bouquet channel.

This is essentially selling the box
for Kshs 1700 but giving the user
leeway to choose which bouquet
to get free worth Kshs 1500.
Nyota bouquet which now sells at
a monthly Kshs 150 gives access
to 8 channels: Star Swahili, E-
Star, Star Music, Star Kungfu,
Child Smile, God TV, Iqraa TV,
CCTV News alongside the local
channels. This tries to seal the
gap left when StarTimes
introduced a free to air Set top
box instead of adding free to air
ability to the first set top box.

The Free to air box will now be
retailing at Kshs 4,000 and comes
with a month of Unique bouquet
worth Kshs 1500. The company
also dropped the price of the
external antenna to Kshs 1,000
from Kshs 1,400. This is used
when the internal antenna is

SOURCE : Techweez.


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