Want to get Startimes and wondering how much Startimes Subscription cost you? Here we will be dissecting the cost starting with the initial access cost to the monthly subscription required to maintain access.
In case you are unfamiliar with StarTimes, it is a low cost multi-channel digital pay TV service available in a couple of cities in Nigeria.
The Access Cost
To access StarTimes, you need to be in a coverage area. For now StarTimes signal is available in Lagos, Abuja, Kano, Aba, Benin, Enugu, Ilorin, Jos, Kaduna, Kano, Markurdi, Onitsha, Port Harcourt, Sokoto, Uyo, Yola, and Ibadan.
Then you need a StarTimes Set top box (DVB-T2 decoder) and an antenna. You also need to subscribe to one of StarTimes subscription packages.
For an initial payment of 3,900 Naira, the Pay TV service will offer you the StarTimes decoder with remote, an indoor stud antenna, and 1 month free Startimes subscription to a bouquet.
If the signal in your area is weak, you will need an outdoor antenna (sold separately) for better reception and a more enjoyable Startimes Subscription.
The outdoor antenna currently costs 2,500 Naira. So, in a nutshell the initial cost for accessing Pay TV service in Nigeria is either N3,900 or N6,400.
There are currently four StarTimes Subscription Bouquet, namely: the Nova, Basic, Classic, and Unique bouquets offering over 33, 40, 60, and 80 channels respectively. Here are their monthly prices:
- StarTimes Nova Package – N1,000
- StarTimes Basic Package – N1,000
- StarTimes Classic Package – N2,000
- StarTimes Unique Bouquet – 4,000 Naira
Startimes Dish TV
Startimes have started a satellite TV service it call Dish TV. It offers same bouquets as the normal service but requires a satellite dish.
The initial cost of the dish system is 8,800 Naira with one month free subscription.
You can also visit StarTimes website at www.startimes.com.ng