StarTimes is one of the pay television companies we have in the country and today they have announced some interesting news.
Today they have announced that their customers will enjoy upgrades to higher bouquets at the cost of lower bouquets when they renew their monthly subscriptions.
This means that Startimes subscribers on the terrestrial and satellite television platforms will be upgraded to the next higher bouquet upon renewal of their bouquet of choice at no extra cost.
“Subscriptions are key in our ability to retain our strong subscriber base, we have therefore introduced this initiative to enable our subscribers to access more premium channels at no extra cost thereby extending more value for less,” StarTimes Director of Marketing and PR, Mr Japhet Akhulia said. “We continue to enable more and more households across Kenya to enjoy affordable digital television and are committed to growing our service offering going forward.”
In the new system, for every monthly subscription made on the Nyota bouquet, subscribers will access the Basic bouquet. Customers enrolling to Basic will be automatically upgraded to Classic, subscribers enrolling to the Classic bouquet will access the Unique bouquet while those enrolling to Unique will have access to ten extra days at no extra cost.
Subscribers on satellite television platforms will be given the same treatment. People who enroll to the Smart bouquet will be upgraded to Super while Super bouquet subscribers will have access to ten extra days for every monthly subscription made.
Set-top box price reductions
StarTimes also announced that they have extended a 25% and 10% drop for the company’s terrestrial and satellite set top boxes respectively. This means that now terrestrial pay television set top boxes will now retail at Kshs 1,499 (down from Kshs 1,999) which is inclusive of 1 month classic bouquet subscription. On the other hand, the satellite combo set top box will retail at Kshs 1,599 (down from Kshs 1,999) which is inclusive of 1 month super bouquet subscription.4
Reduced prices on StarTimes Digital TVs
StarTimes also announced the reduction in price of their digital TVs which they announced way back.
The 32 inch set will now be priced at Kshs 23,999, which is down from the original price of Kshs 26,499. The 42 inch variant will now retail at Kshs 39,999 which will have a complete dish kit, accessories and access to one month super bouquet at no extra cost.