StarTimes Media is a well-recognized pay TV provider with over 9 million subscribers worldwide, founded in 1988 with headquarters in Beijing. We have adopted Digital TV technology to establish a powerful and secure multi-frequency and multi-channel digital wireless TV transmission platform. Combining satellite with terrestrial technology has facilitated the transmission of more than 140 local and international channels over our platform which we are well capable of hosting, thanks to our eight uplink stations in the region.
Our African operations date back to 2006 when we launched in Rwanda, kicking off our expansion into Guinea, Nigeria, Tanzania, Kenya, Uganda, Central Africa, Burundi, Mozambique, Senegal, Ghana, Congo, Gabon, Sudan and Malawi. We continue to roll out wireless digital TV platforms based on DVB-T2 technology in these and other countries. These will contain colorful international channels and will incorporate all analogue channels, making them available on the digital platform.
StarTimes In Kenya
StarTimes officially launched our business in Kenya in July, 2012. We expect to invest over USD 75 million toward the achievement of a 100% network cover across the country, in our quest to make digital television a reality in Kenya. Currently, our signal is already on air in: Nairobi, Kisumu, Mombasa, Eldoret, Nyeri, Kakamega, Kisii, Nyahururu, Kericho, Bungoma, Meru, Nakuru, Narok, Malindi and Webuye.
Our Business Model
We have made access to Pay TV a reality by implementing affordable subscription-based models which provide various packages to choose and hosts over 70 premium local and international channels.
With the imminent analogue to digital television switch, StarTimes will play an important role in making digital television a reality in majority of households. With extensive signal coverage and distinguished offering of both Pay TV and Free to Air decoders, StarTimes has widened consumers’ choice while still providing world class digital television service.
Our Program and Content
Our content covers diverse categories to meet the great needs of the Kenyan market. These categories include news, sports, music, movies, TV series, entertainment, documentaries, religious programming and local channels.
We also provide customized channels and content for Kenyan customers. To this end there are currently ten StarTimes-produced channels airing in Kenya. These are Star Movies 1+2, Star Series E1, Star One, Star Africa 2, Star Novella E1, Star Chinese 2, Star Kung Fu, Star Music, Star Bollywood, Star Triple P and Star Guide.
We keep improving our content and adding better channels to provide a better viewing experience for our Kenyan customers.
Our After Sales Service
To serve our Pay TV subscribers and Free to Air decoder customers better, we have a 24-hour customer care call center and an on-ground technical team that attends to client request at no extra cost.