Pay Television Company StarTimes Media has announced a revamped channel offering across news and movies which will give its viewers a wider selection of programming to choose from.
The new channels namely:
- FOX News
- Star Africa
- Star Movies
- and Bloomberg TV will be available on the ‘unique and classic’ bouquet and will widen the already existing news and movie channels
“The addition of these new channels will go a long way in boosting the education and knowledge sharing content for our esteemed viewers. Enhanced technology has seen increased content development which has also seen consumers call for more which we endeavor to meet as a brand” commented Mr. Leo, the Star Times CEO. He also noted that consumers are increasingly becoming discerning in the kind of programming availed to them and with new technologies creating new content every other day, it is only important that StarTimes deliver the same on TV which is much more accessible.
Two of the biggest international channels namely; FOX news which is a 24-hour news service will deliver breaking news as well as local and international political and business developments. Another globally renowned TV station, Bloomberg Television, delivering business & financial news from across 72 countries to StarTimes subscribers.
Dedicated to showcase and exploit the continent’s finest thespian talent, Star Africa will be airing a wide range of movies drawn from Kenya, South Africa and Nigeria.
Star Movies will be the ultimate ticket to the hottest smash hit movies of the year. Where latest Hollywood releases fresh off the big screen will air. Rated as one of the top movie channels in Africa, Star Movies will be accessible on channel 011 on the Unique Bouquet which retails at KES 1,999 per month.
Being one of StarTimes developed channels Star One will be available on StarTimes Channel 014 on Classic Bouquet which retails at Ksh 999 per month.
The move comes soon after the company slashed the cost of acquiring both the StarTimes Pay Television and Free to Air decoders where they will retail at Ksh 2,999 and 4,999 respectively both of which will be enabled with one month Unique Bouquet subscription which normally retails at Ksh1, 999.
A recent report by the ITU indicates that the shift from analogue to digital television is fast taking place with the Pay TV subscriptions increasing in the developing world pushed by growing consumer tastes and preferences in specialized programming.
“We remain committed to giving our subscribers access to enriched content in an effort to ensure they get value for money. StarTimes subscribers should expect even more as we progressively monitor consumer taste and progressively review our content to suit the whole family”, concluded Mr. Leo.