The digital migration due date is drawing closer and with it come sweet deals to help you switch over. StarTimes Media has announced a massive drop in the cost of acquiring its approved DVB T2 set top boxes. The set top boxes will now retail at just Ksh 199 upon subscribing to any bouquet at a cost of Ksh 1,500 giving access to over 76 local and international channels.
To complement the digital migration offering, StarTimes has introduced the most affordable bouquet in the country to be known as Nyota that will be retailing at just Ksh. 149 per month. The bouquet will give Kenyans access to 8 international channels including Star Swahili, E-Star, Star Music, Star Kungfu, Child Smile, God TV, Iqraa TV, CCTV News and a host of local content.
Upon acquiring a StarTimes set top box for Ksh. 199 and the 1,500 subscription fee, Kenyans will have a choice to either enjoy 1 month Unique bouquet (over 76 channels), 45 days Classic bouquet (over 55 channels), 3 months Basic bouquet (over 37 channels) or 10 months Nyota bouquet for the same amount.
â€œIn the coming days, Kenyans will have to acquire type approved digital set top boxes, most of those who will be affected by the switch off from December 31st are first time buyers, we have therefore considered making it very affordable for Kenyans to acquire and access our digital television service while establishing a 24 hour call centre and a free door to door after sales service to further bolster our offering,â€ noted StarTimes Vice President for Marketing Mr. Mark Lisboa.
The company has also made a 20% drop for the Dual Feature Free To Air Digital Box that will now be retailing at Ksh 3,999 with access to one month free viewing of the Unique bouquet worth Ksh. 1,499. The Free to Air set top box is upgradable to the companyâ€™s pay television platform at a subscriberâ€™s will, while giving free access to local channels upon expiry of the monthly subscription for good.
To guarantee the best signal reception, the company has similarly made a 28% subsidy for the external antenna and cable. The outdoor antenna and a ten meter cable will now retail at Ksh 1,000 down from Ksh 1,400.
StarTimes digital set top boxes will have a 1 year warranty with the offers applicable at all StarTimes outlets, supermarkets and the over 210 dealer outlets across Kenya.