Amid Digital migration debates, StarTimes Media has today effected a 17.5% price drop on the cost of acquiring its type approved DVB T2 Free To Air set top box with the move aimed at making it increasingly affordable for more Kenyans to acquire the company’s set top box that will not attract monthly subscription charges.
StarTimes free to air set top box will now retail at a one off fee of Ksh 3,299 down from 3,999 with free access to one month Unique bouquet worth Ksh 1,499 giving Kenyans over 75 premium international channels.
Upon the expiry of the one month free Unique bouquet package, Kenyans will enjoy uninterrupted access to over 55 free to air local channels in digital quality for good. Customers will also be in a position to enroll to the company’s pay television platform without the need to acquire another set top box by subscribing to a bouquet of choice at will.
The free to air set top box will complement the Pay Television one that is currently retailing at just Ksh 199 upon subscribing to a bouquet of choice at Ksh 1,500 giving Kenyans a choice for either of the two.
Kenyans who enroll on either the StarTimes free to air or the pay television platform will enjoy an elaborate aftersales service the company having established a 24 hour seven days a week call centre and a door to door technical service that is aimed at ensuring customers have the best digital television experience.
StarTimes has equally extended a 14% subsidy for the external antenna and 10 metre cable with the same retailing at Ksh 1,200 down from Ksh 1,400 to guarantee the best digital television signal reception. Uptake of set top boxes has been on the rise since the Communication Authority initiated the switch off of the analogue transmissions with the 3rd and final phase expected to take place on 30th March 2015.
StarTimes digital set top boxes will have a 1 year warranty with the offers applicable at all StarTimes outlets, supermarkets and other 210 dealer outlets across Kenya.