Times in the current novel Corona virus Pandemic have placed all of humanity in an unprecedented situation calling for quick adapting and innovation to keep afloat. In the process, a large population has been required to stay indoors and maintain safe distance from friends and family. Work has been taken home and school is now attended in the study rooms. Satellite decoders such as StarTimes have come to the rescue.
It is a handful handling children who just want to run outside and ride their bikes doing what they do most excellently, being children. Parents now have the challenge to provide entertainment and education to their children in the confines of their houses.
Work does not stop and it certainly will not wait on any man. What therefore, will be some of the crutches that we will use in adapting to our times? Like Isacchar men, it is prudent that we know the times we are in and what is required of us to do.
StarTimes is a well-known TV provider having managed to gather up 9 million subscribers globally since its foundation in 1988. StarTimes took ground in Kenya in 2006 having adopted Digital TV technology in order to give customers a powerful and secure multi-frequency and multi-channel digital wireless TV transmission platform.
StarTimes gives to consumers both pay and Free to Air set-top boxes. The pay set-top boxes require a subscriber to pay monthly subscription charges to access the service while the Free To Air set-top boxes do not require the same. A customer is only expected to pay once on installation and from then on has free access to local TV and radio channels.
It offers packages for both satellite users and antenna users. Satellite or dish users are classified as The Direct To Home Bouquet (DTH) and the antenna or aerial users are classified as The Digital Terrestrial Technology Bouquet (DTT). These packages offer variety for the customer who can then choose what best suits their needs depending on affordability and taste for variance.
These are products that have been carefully crafted to compete in a market that in the past has been dominated by DSTV from Multichoice. StarTimes has gained attention in the Kenyan market due to its flexibility and affordability of packages.
Illustrated below are the current prices charged for StarTimes packages and their constituent channels.
DTH BOUQUET (DISH/SATELLITE USERS)
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DTT BOUQUET (ANTENNA/AERIAL USERS)
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