Startimes Makes It Easier for DStv And Zuku Satellite Subscribers To Migrate, Adds Free To Air Channels

Startimes DTH Satellite

Startimes DTH SatelliteIt will now be easier for Satellite TV users from DStv and Zuku in Kenya to migrate to Startimes Satellite transmission. This is after Startimes announced that users who already have the Satellite dishes on the rival service providers can move by just buying the Startimes HD Decoder. Startimes made it easy for users who already had dishes for the other services including the defunct GTV to just have their Satellite Dish repositioned and connected to a Startimes HD Decoder.

The HD decoder by Startimes is selling at Kshs 4,500 which is a steal as the same comes bundled with 2 months of Super bouquet which worth Kshs 5,000 in total. The price for the kit is Kshs 8,000 if you don’t have a dish already and this comes with the installation and two months of the Super bouquet.

The other interesting bit is that Startimes is the first to make the local channels free to air. This means that, just like they did with Startimes Terrestrial transmission, the Satellite option too will get the local stations KTN, NTV, Citizen TV, K24, KBC and QTV accessible for free. Even when your subscription ends you will be able to access these 6 channels like any free to air decoder, while with the added advantage of Satellite transmission that will work in any part of Kenya.

Speaking on the latest developments, StarTimes Vice President for Marketing Mr. Mark Lisboa noted that the company is leading the way in enabling Kenyans access affordable digital television service with the free to view satellite television service being a perfect fit for Kenyans both in urban and rural areas given its 100% signal coverage.

“We want to make it possible for Kenyans to enjoy the best that digital television has to offer at affordable cost, the free to view service is conveniently bundled to give subscribers the latest hardware, freedom to continue enjoying local channels for good while having access to premium international content whenever they wish to subscribe”, said Mr. Lisboa.


  1. Quite clever of Startimes to lower the barrier of entry, I am sure there is people with DStv dishes they don’t use and would jump in to this one. Here’s Startimes chance to onboard users, but they also need to work on signal quality.

  2. How much is the startimes satellite dish? Am interested to buying it. Is its signol good in rural areas like idakho East ward in kakamega county?

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