0
Video

StarTimes Media unveils free-to-air set-top boxes in Kenya

Wednesday 5 June 2013 | 11:59 CET | News
StarTimes Media has announced the introduction of its approved Digital Video Broadcasting Technology 2 (DVB-T2) free-to-air (FTA) set-top box (STB) to the Kenyan market. It has capacity to accommodate both pay-TV and FTA digital services, so that customers can switch without the need to purchase another box. The decoder will be retailing at KES 4,999 with a month's access to the Unique Plus bouquet, which provides over 70 pay-TV channels. Upon expiry of the offer, the subscriber will have access to all FTA local channels for good.

Thank you for visiting Telecompaper

We hope you've enjoyed your free articles. Sign up below to get access to the rest of this article and all the telecom news you need.

  • Register free and gain access to even more articles from Telecompaper. Register here
  • Subscribe and get unlimited access to Telecompaper’s full coverage, with a customised choice of news, commentary, research and alerts.

Subscriptions

Already registered?



Free Headlines in your E-mail

Every day we send out a free e-mail with the most important headlines of the last 24 hours.

Subscribe now

Categories: Broadcast & Satellite
Companies: Startimes Kenya
Countries: Kenya
::: add a comment

Comments

That is good news, but i already have a startimes decorder that i bought last year. Will i be able to view free to air channels with it or can i exchange it with the new one ?
Charles Wambugu @ 6/6/2013 - 11:49


Add comment

We welcome comments that add value to the discussion. We attempt to block comments that use offensive language or appear to be spam, and our editors frequently review the comments to ensure they are appropriate. If you see a comment that you believe is inappropriate to the discussion, you can bring it to our attention by using the report abuse links. As the comments are written and submitted by visitors of the Telecompaper website, they in no way represent the opinion of Telecompaper.


Related

Kenyan pay-TV cos may not cut off FTA channels to defaulters

Published 30 May 2013 10:43 CET | Kenya
Kenyan pay-TV subscribers will be able to watch at least five free-to-air channels even when in default of their monthly ...

Zambian govt says StarTimes has not won digital TV deal yet

Published 13 May 2013 13:12 CET | Zambia
The Zambian government said it has not yet awarded the terrestrial digital TV contract migration to Star Software Technology of ...

StarTimes to take over TopTV

Published 03 May 2013 11:39 CET | South Africa
South African broadcaster TopTV's creditors have voted to accept a rescue plan whereby China's Star Communication Technology ...

StarTimes increases subscription prices in Uganda

Published 19 Apr 2013 22:25 CET | Uganda
StarTimes said it has increased its subscription fees in Uganda, citing high costs of operation. Star Times said that from 15 ...





3,000,000
KPN closes in on 3 million broadband subscribers
Netherlands  |  2016 Q2

Calendar   /   Industry Events

26 Sep SCTE Cable-Tec Expo
26 Sep Microsoft Ignite
26 Sep Linaro Connect
27 Sep IP Expo Nordic
27 Sep OpenDaylight Summit
28 Sep BlackBerry fiscal Q2
28 Sep Telefonica Deutschland Digital Innovation Day
28 Sep EU Digital Assembly
29 Sep Ethernet Alliance Technology Exploration Forum
01 Oct India spectrum auction starts
04 Oct Micron Technology fiscal Q4
04 Oct NexTV Series 2016
04 Oct Total Telecom Congress
04 Oct Google press conference
::: More Calendar Items