StarTimes, the pay television service provider, has launched a pay-per-view service in Kenya. The on package on the StarTimes pay-per-view offering is its Nyota daily bouquet at Ksh22, Ksh86 weekly while monthly payments have been retained at Ksh259.
Speaking during the launch, StarTimes Marketing Director Japhet Akhulia also announced the launch of Kenya’s first mobile TV platform. Users can download the StarTimes app for iOS and Android devices from Apple Store and Google Play Store respectively.
“There is no introductory price for the app downloads or viewings as we are still working on a structured payment module that will serve our various market segments,” said Mr Akhulia.
StarTimes Terrestrial Decoder platform now available to 70 per cent of the country will see subscribers to the Basic bouquet pay Ksh50 fee for daily viewing, Ksh200 for weekly subscription andKsh599 for the monthly package while the Supa bouquet will attract Ksh125 for daily viewing, Ksh500 for weekly subscription and Ksh1,499 for the monthly access.
Speaking in Nairobi, Mr Akhulia said the nationwide satellite StarTimes service will have its Nova package attracting a Ksh37 per day fee, Ksh150 (weekly and Ksh449 for the monthly package. Smart package will see viewers part with Ksh75 per day, Ksh300 (weekly) while its Supa package users will pay Ksh125 daily, Ksh 50 weekly and Ksh1,499 monthly.
“We are working on a module where our subscribers on the home domestic packages will soon be able to enjoy free access on-the-go via the StarTimes App. All you need to pay for is internet access and you can directly access our platform anywhere in Kenya,” he said.