Startimes TV is keen on ensuring Kenyans have a digital decoder before the postponed switch-off. The pay-tv service provider will waive off the Kshs. 2000 off the total cost for customers who make a purchase of the Startimes decoder and subscribe to the Unique plus Bouquet with over 70 channels, priced at 2500 a month. The total cost of uptake will thus be Kshs 3,499 to get fully connected. Startimes TV covers a total of 15 towns in Kenya and comes with a wealth of experience from the 9 other African countries they already cover.
Startimes CEO Mr. Leo Lee said the company aims to get as many households access digital migration while at the same time buffering them off the prohibitive cost of ownership of set top boxes.
“Digital migration is inevitable and as industry players, we feel that we have a role to play in not only making set top boxes affordable but also providing world class television content as we seek to give value to the Kenyan consumer,” said Mr. Leo Lee. “Concerns have been raised over the cost of set top boxes which in reality is beyond many Kenyans, we have therefore taken it as a challenge to be at the forefront in making them affordable,” added Mr. Leo.