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Pay TV company slashes price of decoder to N5, 900



Leading Nigeria’s digital Pay TV company, StarTimes, has announced an downward review of its 2-in-1 combo decoder prices from N13,900 to N5,900. The company had while launching the decoder last year, noted that it was the first of its kind in Nigeria, and a move to change the Pay TV landscape in Africa while offering surplus entertainment access to subscribers.

Speaking on the new price slash, Acting Brand and Marketing Director, StarTimes, Qasim Elegbede, said the price slash was a deliberate move to avail all Nigerians the opportunity to access digital television and entertainment with a decoder that combines both antenna and dish, offering channels on both at very affordable prices.

He said, “We are keen to continuously enhance access and improve digital television experience for our subscribers. As a digital TV company, StarTimes’ desire and commitment is to ensure Nigerians continue to enjoy the best of digital television entertainment and experience with a plethora of exciting programs in high definition (HD) images at very pocket-friendly bouquet rates.’


“The Combo Decoder offers multiple accesses to subscribers to enjoy both digital terrestrial and digital satellite television channels and offerings on the same decoder and grant ease of access to switch between the options conveniently,” Elegbede enthuses,” he added.

According to Elegbede, the Pay TV company, will continue to offer subscribers the best in pay TV experience with world class channels for drama, sports, kiddies, news, music and religion.

He further explained that by default, both the DTT and DTH have comparative advantages, but with Combo, subscribers enjoy the combined strength of both. He noted that DTT is embraced as a model for its affordability, low weather interference, portability, more local channels, easy to set up and mobile friendly, while DTH is desired for its sharper and clearer images, higher number of international channels, resilience and widespread strength in remote areas.

“On StarTimes, Nigerians can enjoy fantastic movie channels like ST Yoruba, Iroko 1, Iroko 2, AMC Movies and Series, ST Zone, Orisun, ST Yoruba, and Bollywood channels like Star Plus and Zee Cinema. Music channels like ST music, Nigezie and MTV Base; documentary channels like IDX, Nat Geo Gold, Nat Geo Wild and Discovery Science; news channels – Al Jazeera, BBC and Bloomberg; ST Novela, Wazobia, Fox; Jim Jam, Nickelodeon, Baby TV, Fine Living and many more,” said Content Marketing Manager, Bose Adewara.

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