In 2010, pay TV was faced with rising cost
and competition amidst deteriorating
economic trends. The players in the
industry had to constantly re-strategise to
ensure continual survival and profitability.
However, StarTimes, claims to be the market
leader in its DTT category, insisting that it is
the fastest growing digital pay-TV platform
Through its Direct-to-home (DTH) offering
called Dish TV, StarTimes says it is gaining
serious mileage among subscribers and
warming its way into the heart and homes
of Nigerians with its innovative, affordable
pricing and rich contents.
StarTimes nationwide coverage areas
include; Lagos, Abuja, Kano, Aba, Benin,
Enugu, Ilorin, Jos, Kaduna, Kano, Markurdi,
Onitsha, Port Harcourt, Sokoto, Uyo, Yola,
and Ibadan. The company which has
dealers in the cities it operates hopes to
cover more cities soon.
A StarTimes decoder usually comes along
with a remote, a 10m outdoor antenna and
a free one month Nova StarTimes package.
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 can be gotten separately for 1,900
Naira while the branded StarTimes satellite
receiver cost 4, 000 Naira.
Though the prices of decoders and its
accessories vary with time, information on
current prices can always be gotten online
from their website. The current decoder
prices are listed below;
The SD decoder can be gotten at 4,500
The HD decoder goes for 7, 500 Naira
The Combo decoder goes for 6,900
Currently, StarTimes offers customers four
different bouquets namely: the Nova, Basic,
Classic, and Unique bouquets offering over
33, 40, 60, and 80 channels respectively
with varying monthly prices.
The Nova Bouquet
The NOVA bouquet which costs N900/
month is the most affordable bouquet and
it offers over 26 channels. The channels that
come with this package include:
NTA Sports 24
Star Dadin Kowa
Startimes Nigeria currently has 3 subscription bouquets namely: Nova Bouquet, Basic Bouquet and Classic Bouquet.
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