StarTimes is one of the cheaper media streamers around – there is a good chance you’ve heard about it and wondered what all the fuss is about, especially after catching the wind of trending and exciting shows like Hello Mr. Right via rumor mills.

Well, don’t fret! It is the right time to learn about StarTimes, its bouquets, and its costs in Kenya. To help you get started with the service, in this article, you will find out a breakdown of everything you need to learn about StarTimes, including pricing on different plans, channels, and content.

What is StarTimes?

StarTimes is a digital TV operator owned by Pang Xinxing, the chairman and Founder of the StarTimes Group headquartered in Beijing, China. It was started in 1988 but entered the African market in 2002 with advanced television products that use a signal-relay satellite platform, a Direct-to-Home satellite TV platform (DTH), a digital terrestrial TV platform (DTT), and an Over-the-Top platform (OTT).

Up to today, StarTimes has amassed over 30 million subscribers in the continent and counting…in 2019, it was awarded the Consumer Top Brand for driving innovation in the digital broadcasting industry in Kenya by the Consumers Federation Of Kenya (COFEK) for being a key partner in enabling a sustainable transition from analog to digital.

Is StarTimes Cheap?

Yes. Compared to other streaming services and pay-TV providers in the Kenyan market, StarTimes comes out as the lowest with its cheapest plan, Nyota, going for Ksh299 per month, showing 29 television channels.

StarTimes deals, packages, and prices in Kenya

StarTimes comes with different price tiers on each bouquet for affordability and flexibility, hence the best digital television provider for budget shoppers. It has Nyota, Basic, Classic, StarTime Nova, Smart, Supa, and StarTimes Chinese subscription plans.

These are categorized as either antenna (DTT) and dish pay-TV (DTH) packages, with the latter being more expensive because of its powerful transmitters that cover a wide area – not the number of channels.

How do you pay for the StarTimes package via Mpesa?

What are StarTimes subscription plans and prices in Kenya?

Bouquet Monthly price TV type
Nyota Ksh299 Antenna
Basic Ksh649 Antenna
Classic Ksh999 Antenna
StarTimes Nova Ksh499 Dish pay-TV
StarTimes Smart Ksh1,059 Dish pay-TV
StarTimes Super Ksh1,599 Dish pay-TV
StarTimes Chinese Ksh1,999 Dish pay-TV

StarTimes on-demand TV channels 2023

StarTimes’ library of fun television channels are like endless; it has 630+ authorized channels that air varied content from news, sports, movies, fashion, and reality shows and a loaded assortment of over 40 self-operated channels like World Football, Novela, KungFu, Sino Drama, Series, Guide, Movies, and Bollywood, in addition to many others.

What channels are available on StarTimes Kenya?

DTT Nyota bouquet – 29 TV channels

StarTimes Nyota package costs Ksh299 per month and has 29 channels:

* AMC Movies
* JimJam
* PPP TV
* E-Stars
* Iqraa
* BTV Kenya
* CGTN
* Al Jazeera
* ST Sports Focus
* Citizen TV
* ST Zone
* KBC
* ST Gospel
* GOD
* Ebru TV
* Njata TV
* MBCI
* Family TV
* Times TV
* Rembo TV
* ST Kung fu

StarTimes on-demand TV channels
* ST Sino Drama
* K24
* Elimu TV
* NTV Kenya
* KTN News
* Sanyuka TV
* Border TV
* KTN Home

DTT Basic bouquet – 38 TV channels

StarTimes basic bouquet costs Ksh649 per month and has the following channels;

* ST Afrik
* BBC World News
* e.tv
* Star Life
* ESPN
* ST Bollywood
* Star Plus
* ST Rise
* Sky News
* Toonami
* KARTOON
* PBO
* TNT Africa
* Real Madrid TV
* Nickelodeon
* Zee Cinema
* Da Vinci
* ST Sports Focus
* Clouds TV
* CGTN Documentary
* CNC World
* Triple P
* M6 Music
* ST Sports Life
* ST Sports Arena
* Emmanuel TV
* TBN Yetu
* Africa News
* ST Yoruba
* Fox Life
* NGW
* ST Naija
* Trace Mziki

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* RT
* Zee Bollymovies
* ST Kids
* ST Novela E
* MUTV

DTT Classic bouquet – 62 TV channels

To subscribe to StarTimes Classic bouquet, you must pay Ksh999 subscription fees. It has the following 62 channels;

* Zee One
* ST Adepa
* ST Mania
* JimJam
* BBC World News
* Bloomberg
* e.tv
* Star Life
* Fox News
* ESPN
* ESPN 2
* Colors
* ST Nollywood Plus
* ST Bollywood
* Star Gold
* ST Movies Plus
* Star Plus
* TDC
* E-Stars
* Nickelodeon

StarTimes deals, packages, and prices in Kenya
* Iqraa
* Zee Cinema
* CGTN
* Al Jazeera
* Baby TV
* Da Vinci
* ST Swahili
* ST Sports Focus
* Citizen TV
* CTN
* Clouds TV
* ST Zone
* ST Sports Premium
* KBC
* CGTN Documentary
* GOD
* Ebru Africa
* Njata TV
* MBCI
* CNC World
* Family TV
* Times TV
* ST Kasi Music
* ST Sports Arena
* ST Kungfu
* ST Sino Drama
* Emmanuel TV
* K24
* E!
* Elimu TV
* Ebony Life
* Fox Life
* NGC
* Border TV
* ST World Football HD
* Trace Mziki
* ST Novela E Plus
* ST Kids
* DreamWorks
* CBeebies
* ST Novela E
* KTN Home

DTH Nova bouquet – 43 TV channels

StarTimes Nova bouquet is a satellite dish TV with 43 TV channels for Ksh499 per month. Here are ST Nova channels;

* AMC Movies
* Madani Channel
* Wasafi TV
* JimJam
* Kass TV
* Kiss TV Ken
* Lolwe TV
* PPP TV
* e.tv
* ST Dadin Kowa
* E-Stars
* TVC News
* Iqraa
* BTV Kenya
* CGTN
* Al Jazeera
* Dove TV
* Da Vinci
* ST Swahili
* ST Sports Focus
* TBC1
* Star TV
* ST Zone
* KBC
* CGTN Documentary
* Mindset Learn
* ST Gospel
* Ebru Africa
* Channel Ten
* CNC World
* Rembo TV
* CCTV 4
* ST Kungfu
* K24
* KTN
* Elimu TV
* NTV UGA
* NTV Kenya
* KTN News
* Inooro TV
* Sanyuka TV
* Border TV
* KTN Home

DTH StarTimes Smart bouquet – 53 TV channels

StarTimes Smart bouquet goes for Ksh1,059 a month with 53 channels for uncapped entertainment; *

* Zee One
* ST Adepa
* BE TV
* ST Mania
* JimJam
* ST Afrik
* BBC World News
* e.tv
* Star Life
* ESPN
* ST Africa
* ST Bollywood
* DW
* ST Rise
* Canal J
* Toonami
* KARTOON
* TNT Africa
* ITV
* Real Madrid TV
* Nickelodeon
* Nigezie
* Zee Cinema
* EWTN
* WAP TV
* Al Jazeera
* ST Sports Focus
* EATV
* Clouds TV
* Face TV
* Salam TV
* France 24 E
* ST Kasi Music
* M6 Music
* ST Sports Life
* ST Sino Drama
* Emmanuel TV
* E!
* TBN Yetu
* Africa News
* ST Yoruba
* Fox Life
* NGW
* NDTV 24X7
* ST Sports Premium HD
* ST World Football HD
* ST Naija
* Trace Mziki
* RT
* Zee Bollymovies
* ST Kids
* ST Novela E
* MUTV

DTH StarTimes Super bouquet – 20 TV channels

Startimes Super bouquet is the second most expensive tier going for Ksh1,599 a month and airing 20 channels which are mostly international.

Here are Super bouquet channels;

* Bloomberg

How much is startimes packages in kenya?
* Fox News
* ESPN 2
* Colors
* MSNBC
* ST Nollywood Plus
* Star Gold
* ST Movies Plus
* Star Plus
* TDC
* PBO
* Baby TV
* ST Sports Premium
* Classica
* Ebony Life
* NGC
* ST Novela E Plus
* Glow TV
* DreamWorks
* CBeebies

DTH Chinese bouquet – 22 TV channels

StarTimes is the only digital TV service provider with a specific set box that airs 90% of Chinese content. StarTimes Chinese bouquet costs Ksh1,999 per month and has the following channels;

* CCTV 13
* CCTV 6
* CCTV 9
* ST Sports Focus
* ST Sports Premium
* 福建卫视 (Fujian TV)
* 浙江卫视 (Zhejiang TV)
* CCTV 娱乐 (CCTV Entertainment)
* China Movies Channel
* 东方卫视 (Dragon TV)
* Hunan World
* 江苏卫视 (Jiangsu TV)
* 北京卫视 (Beijing TV)
* 天津卫视 (Tianjin TV)
* PHOENIX INFO
* CCTV 4
* CTI Asia
* 凤凰CNE
* ST Kungfu
* ST World Football HD
* 南方卫视 (Southern TV)
* 中国影视 (China Movie and Television)

How do you pay for the StarTimes package via Mpesa?

To pay your StarTimes subscription, follow these steps;

1. Go to Mpesa on your phone
2. Select the ‘Lipa na Mpesa’ paybill option
3. Enter StarTimes business number 585858
4. Enter your twelve-digit smartcard number as the account number
5. Enter the amount payable for your desired bouquet
6. Input Mpesa PIN and send

Your StarTimes subscription will be activated automatically. If you have any queries or problems, don’t hesitate to contact customer care via 0719077077 or their social channels.

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