StarTimes has moved fast to entrench its commitment towards facilitating a smooth transition from analogue to digital television broadcasting by reinstating local channels KTN, NTV and Citizen TV on the digital platform. The channels had been withdrawn pending the determination of a legal process
This move will give subscribers both on the companyâ€™s Pay television and Free to Air platforms a chance to enjoy these and an array of other over 70 international channels hosted by the digital television service provider.
Confirming these developments, StarTimes media Vice President for marketing Mr. Mark Lisboa noted that the swift action by the company following the Supreme Court ruling on Monday was advised by its capacity and commitment to continue broadcasting an all-inclusive channel offering for the Kenyan subscribers adding that local content remains an integral part of the companyâ€™s content genres.
â€œThe re-introduction of the three channels will complement our already existing local channel offering which includes our self-produced Star Swahili channel thereby presenting the Kenyan subscriber with a rich choice that not only informs but also entertains. We remain committed towards ensuring Kenyans have access to affordable digital television,â€ noted Mr. Lisboa.
With a choice of either the StarTimes Pay Television or the Free To Air set top boxes that are currently retailing at just Ksh 2,999 and 4,999 respectively, Kenyan subscribers will continue enjoying access to StarTimes digital television service from as low as Ksh 499 per month.
Subscribers enrolled on the pay television platform will be enjoying a two week free access to local channels upon the expiry of their monthly subscription awaiting renewal of the same while subscribers using the Free To Air set top box will enjoy free access to the local channels for good with an option to enroll on the pay television platform by subscribing on either of the available bouquets anytime.
The company has also introduced a convenient online platform where Kenyans will be able to purchase either the Pay Television or the Free To Air Set top box where the same will be delivered at the customers door step. The platform www.startimes.co.ke/duka will enable customers to acquire StarTimes decoders at the comfort of their homes while enjoying fast, door to door after sales service at no extra cost.
StarTimes has also engaged five leading Supermarkets Tuskys, Naivas, Uchumi, Ukwala and Nakumatt where the Pay Television and the Free To Air set top boxes will also be available countrywide.