StarTimes media has moved to provide access to at least six Free To Air channels upon the expiry of subscriber’s monthly subscription. The subscribers on the Pay Television platform will have a two week access to KBC, Citizen Tv, KTN, NTV, K24, GBS and STV-Guide upon the expiry of their monthly subscription which will allow for a grace period awaiting subscription renewal.
According to StarTimes CEO Mr. Leo Lee :
“We are setting the pace in ensuring that our subscribers enjoy the flexibility that comes with uninterrupted television access. We are guided by our vision to see the majority of Kenyans can not only access but also afford premium digital television service. The two week access to local channels after subscription expiry will allow for adequate time to budget for a service that continues to be more of a necessity than a luxury”
StarTimes subscribers using the Free to Air set top box will continue to access over 20 local channels as the FTA set top box has a dual feature enabling them to subscribe to the pay television channels at will while continuing to access the local channels for good upon the expiry of their monthly subscription.
StarTimes Pay Television and Free To Air decoders are currently retailing at Ksh 2,999 and 4,999 respectively, both of which are enabled with one month Bouquet subscription which normally retails at Ksh1,999.