StarTimes in Kenya: TV Packages, Channels, and Pricing (2024)

StarTimes, a prominent Chinese multinational, operates in over 30 countries, with a significant presence in Sub-Saharan Africa, including Kenya. StarTimes Kenya offers a diverse range of satellite and antenna TV packages, catering to varied preferences, including premium sports, children’s entertainment, movies, news, and documentaries.

Decoder Options

Direct To Home (DHT) Decoder Utilized with a satellite dish for accessing StarTimes TV channels.

  • Features: Enables seamless access to satellite TV channels.
  • Pricing: Offered as part of a comprehensive satellite full kit priced at Ksh. 3,499, inclusive of a one-month complimentary super bouquet subscription, renewable at Ksh. 1,799.

Digital Terrestrial Television (DTT) Decoder Operated with an antenna for receiving Nyota, Basic, and Classic packages.

  • Features: Facilitates easy access to antenna-based TV channels.
  • Pricing: Available for Ksh. 1,699, bundled with a one-month classic bouquet subscription.

Package Offerings and Prices

Satellite TV Packages

NovaKsh. 549
SmartKsh. 1,119
SuperKsh. 1,799
ChineseKsh. 2,300

Antenna TV Packages

PackagePrice per MonthChannels Available
StarTimes NyotaKsh. 32935+
StarTimes BasicKsh. 74956+
StarTimes ClassicKsh. 1,14975+

Channel Lineup

StarTimes Nyota Package Channels Over 35 channels, including ST Zone, E-Stars, AMC Movies, Jim Jam, and more.

StarTimes Basic Package Channels 56+ channels, encompassing ST Zone, TNT Africa, Zee Cinema, ESPN, Nat Geo Wild, and others.

StarTimes Classic Package Channels 75+ premium TV channels, such as ST Movie Plus, AMC Movies, Real Madrid TV, Nat Geo Wild, E!, and many more.

StarTimes Kids’ Channels

The young and the young at heart can access the following kids’ channels on StarTimes TV by paying an extra Ksh. 150 on their Nyota or Basic package:

  • Elimu TV
  • ST Kids
  • JimJam
  • Kartoon
  • Toonami
  • DaVinci Kids
  • Akili Kids
  • CBeebies
  • Mindset Learn
  • Canal J

Daily and Weekly Charges

  • Nyota Bouquet: Ksh. 25 per day or Ksh. 100 per week.
  • Basic Bouquet: Ksh. 60 per day or Ksh. 220 per week.
  • Classic Bouquet: Ksh. 85 per day or Ksh. 340 per week.

Payment Options

Subscribers can conveniently pay for StarTimes packages via MPesa paybill by following these steps:

  1. Navigate to MPesa menu and select Lipa na Mpesa.
  2. Choose Pay bill and input the StarTimes business number 585858.
  3. Enter the Smart Card number as the Account number.
  4. Specify the amount for the desired package and complete the transaction using your MPesa pin.

Customer Support

For assistance with StarTimes services, customers can reach out to the customer care team at 0719077077 or visit StarTimes offices located at Victoria Towers, Kilimanjaro Road, Ground floor, Upper Hill, Opposite Crown Plaza. Additionally, self-care USSD code *858# is available on Safaricom and Airtel networks for self-service options.

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