Startimes is one of the cheapest digital pay TV network in Africa and Nigeria in particular. It is the average man's cable network as it offers the most affordable subscription rate of as low as N600 for one month on the Nova Bouquet.
Startimes has a very wonderful customer relationship and an easy to use online platform to subscribe, check for Channels, set notifications on important TV programs and lots more. Users of Startimes decoder can easily pay or renew their subscription easily from the Startimes Application or through quick teller application. With the Nova bouquet of just N600, you will enjoy more than 28 TV channels though most of them are local channels but it is still better and a nice option for low earners who can't afford the high cost of DSTV or even GoTV.
Apart from the cheaper Nova bouquet, there is also basic, classic and unique bouquets respectively with more advanced channels. The only problem with this digital network is their inability to broadcast and show live English Premier League matches but they show all bundesliga, Italian seria A and French league 1
Among Dove TV (Redeem Christian Church Of God Channel, TBN, IQRAA, and EWTN, Startimes just launched Emmanuel TV and IDX to make TV more interesting for the religious customers.
According to Startimes Marketingng Director, Mr. Oludare Kafar, he said the firm just launched the two new channels on its DTT and DTH platforms to further enrich the quality of Pay TV content for subscribers and promote digital TV entertainment.
“Emmanuel TV and IDX have just landed on StarTimes platform and will further spice up our entertainment and religious offerings. While Emmanuel TV (religion) can be viewed on channel 454, IDX (crime documentary) can be viewed on channel 334, both channels are on both digital terrestrial and satellite.
IDX is a documentary style crime channel showing factual mystery and suspense drama. With IDX viewers will be kept entertained on the edge of their seats and get a chance under the skin of unsolved mysteries. For religious ardents, they can enjoy Emmanuel TV, one of Africa’s largest Christian television networks owned by the Synagogue Church Of All Nations showing various religious programs with global followership.
We will continue to engage our subscribers for great moments of exciting entertainment with our array of over 100 great channels consisting of movies, series, sports, news, children’s programs, fashion and religion, said Kafar.”
By this, this Chinese digital pay TV are making a good statement of intent and competing very well to outclass the South African GoTV competitors in the business. All I want from Startimes is to include English Premiership and Laliga in their channel lists.