New Startimes Subscription Prices & Packages 2023
Startimes subscriptions have become a cornerstone of digital terrestrial cable TV consumption in Nigeria and several African countries. As a creation of Startimes Media, a Chinese-based company, Startimes has displayed robust stability since its establishment in 2010, even amidst the competitive landscape of players like Gotv, Metro Digital, Mytv, and Trendtv.
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Understanding Startimes Decoders
Before exploring subscription details, it’s vital to grasp the diverse range of Startimes decoder options available:
- SD Startimes Decoder: Priced between N9,000 – N12,000
- HD Startimes Decoder: Ranging from N11,000 – N15,000
- Combo Decoder: Available at prices between N13,000 – N17,000
Each decoder variant offers unique features to cater to diverse user preferences. Notably, Startimes tailors different packages and channels for both dish and antenna users.
Startimes Subscriptions for Dish Users
1. StarTimes Nova Package (Dish)
- Monthly Subscription Price: N1200
- Number of Channels: 49 channels
- Channel Highlights: E.Tv, Dasin Kowa, NTA 24 News, E-Stars, Orisun, Farin Wata, TVC News, IQRAA, Wap TV, CGTN, Baby Tv, AIT, Da Vinci, Star Guide, ST Swahili, ST Sports Focus, ST Zone, Nbs, CGTN Documentary, Mindset, ST Gospel, Channel Ten, CNC World, Tv5monde, ST Novela F, CCTV 4, France.2, MCM Top, France.3, ST KungFu, Emmanuel Tv, CGTN Francis, France.5, SFR Sports4, France24, Africa news, KTO, Aforevo, Border Tv, SCI Discovery Science, AM HD African Movie channel, Nigbati, NTA 24 Sports, SLBC Entertainment, Nollywood F, Plus Tv Africa, Star Tv, Btv.
2. StarTimes Smart Package (Dish)
- Monthly Subscription Price: N2800
- Number of Channels: 88 channels
- Channel Highlights: JimJam, ESPN, Bollywood HD, ST Rise, N Xtremely Nigerian, ZEE CINEMA, Aljazeera, Kasi Music, Sino Drama, E!, ST Yoruba, National Geographic Wild, ISI Mbido, ST Naija, Trace Mziki, Arewa24, Novela E, RT France, Film Box Action, RFM Tv, M6 Music, ZEE Bollywood movies, ST Kids, EWTN Global Catholic Network, MUTV HD, ZEE One, ST Sports Arena, CBS Reality, W Sports, StarLife, Nollywood Plus, Canal J, Sky News, Toonami, Kartoon Channel, PBO, TNT, Realmadrid Tv, Plus all the channels in Nova Package.
3. StarTimes Super Package (Dish)
- Monthly Subscription Price: N5300
- Number of Channels: 107 channels
- Channel Highlights: BBC World News, Bloomberg Television, Fashion Tv, Fox News Channel, ESPN 2, MSNBC, StarGOLD, ST Movies Plus, StarPlus, ST Sports Premium, Fuel Tv, Classica, ZEE Tamil, National Geographic, CBS Justice, CBEEBIES, Colors, ZEEONE, Dizi, Plus, all the channels in the Smart Package.
4. StarTimes Chinese Package (Dish)
- Monthly Subscription Price: N9800
- Number of Channels: 124 channels
- Channel Highlights: Channels catered specifically to Chinese viewers and 107 channels from the Super Package.
Startimes Subscriptions for Antenna Users
1. StarTimes Nova Package (Antenna)
- Monthly Subscription Price: N1200
- Number of Channels: 34 channels
- Channel Highlights: JimJam, Dasin Kowa, NTA24 News, Galaxy Tv, Channels, E-Stars, Orisun, Farin Wata, NTA Knowledge, IQRAA, TVC, Wap TV, CGTN, Rave Tv, NTA Hausa, NTA Ikanni Ooduwa, NTA Igbo, Wazobia Tv, Dove Tv, Liberty, AMC, ST Guide, ST Sports Focus, NTA Lagos, NTA Lagos 10, CNC World, AWA Tv, KungFu, Emmanuel Tv, TVC, Border Tv, Nigbati, NTA24 Sports, Plus Tv Africa.
2. StarTimes Basic Package (Antenna)
- Monthly Subscription Price: N2100
- Number of Channels: 83 channels
- Channel Highlights: BBC World News, E.tv, ESPN, Silverbird Tv, NTA E, Nickelodeon, Xtremely Nigerian, ZEE CINEMA, TVC News, Aljazeera, AIT, NTA Parliamentary, ST Zone, CGTN Documentary, ST Gospel, Kasi Music, ST Sports Life, Sports Arena, Sino Drama, TVBC, African News, ST Yoruba, Fox Life, National Geographic Wild, CNBC, ISI MBIDO, ST Naija, Trace Mziki, Arewa24, ST Novela E, M6 Music, TBN Yetu, RT, ZEE Bollywood movies, ST Kids, EWTN, MUTV HD, AM (African Movie channel), SLBC Entertainment, ST Afrik, StarLife, Sky News, Toonami, Star Tv, Kartoon Channel, PBO, TNT, Realmadrid Tv, Area Ten, Plus all the channels in the Nova Package.
3. StarTimes Classic Package (Antenna)
- Monthly Subscription Price: N3100
- Number of Channels: 104 channels
- Channel Highlights: Fox News, ESPN 2, Bollywood HD, StarGold, Movies Plus, EURO Sports News, Baby Tv, ST Sports Premium, E!, National Geographic, ST World Football HD, Novela E Plus, Dream Works, CBEEBIES, ZEE One, ST Dep, ST Mania, Colors, Nollywood Plus, Dizi, Plus all the channels in the Basic Package.
Pros of Startimes Subscriptions
- Affordable Variety: Startimes offers diverse subscription options at different price points, ensuring affordability for various budgets.
- Wide Channel Selection: With packages ranging from 34 to 124 channels, Startimes caters to diverse entertainment preferences.
- Regional Presence: Extending beyond Nigeria, Startimes has established a presence in multiple African countries, broadening its reach and accessibility.
- Decoder Flexibility: Various decoder options allow users to select a device that best suits their viewing needs and budget.
- Tailored Packages: The company offers specialized packages, such as the Chinese Package, targeting specific language preferences.
- Simple Recharge Process: Subscribers can easily recharge through multiple channels, including websites, mobile apps, and POS agents.
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FAQs about Startimes Subscription
1. How can I check my Startimes Subscription Status?
You can check your subscription status via the StarTimes website by entering your decoder’s smart card 11-digit number or through the StarTimes mobile app.
2. What are the available Startimes subscription prices for Dish and Antenna users?
For Dish users: Nova Package – N1200, Smart Package – N2800, Super Package – N5300, Chinese Package – N9800. For Antenna users: Nova Package – N1200, Basic Package – N2100, Classic Package – N3100.
3. Can Dish subscription work on Antenna?
No, Dish subscriptions are incompatible with Antenna. To access Dish channel packages, you must use a Dish-type Startimes decoder.
4. How can I subscribe to Startimes?
Subscribing or recharging your Startimes account is simple and can be done via the website, mobile apps like Palmpay, StarTime app, Opay, Bank mobile apps, or POS agents.
5. Where can I purchase a Startimes decoder?
Startimes decoders are available at dealers’ shops, supermarkets, Startimes business halls, and online platforms like Jumia or Konga.
Startimes subscriptions present a compelling option for individuals seeking quality entertainment without breaking the bank. The wide range of packages, coupled with ease of access and tailored options, solidify its position as a prominent choice in the digital terrestrial cable TV landscape.