StarTimes have announced planned reduction in subscription fee for its classic bouquet from N2,600($7) to N1,900($5.25) come September 1, with the inclusion of Ebony Life TV, ST Nollywood Plus and Fox and ST Kids to the bouquet.
The pay-TV company also declared a one month free access for all its subscribers starting from August 1 to 31 on all decoders, irrespective of subscription status to ensure customers have access to its new channels, available on the classic bouquet.
Kunmi Balogun the company’s Public Relations Manager said in a statement that “This reinforces our commitment to ensuring that our customers enjoy the best for less.”
The statement read in part “Starting from September 1, all StarTimes subscribers will enjoy more entertainment for less. With the addition of new entertainment, movies and kiddie’s channels. We are aware of the economic challenges faced by many Nigerians and have resolved to allow them watch all our new channels for free this August and reduce our subscription rate come September 1”
The company added that it seeks to enrich the lives of its customers across the various territories where it operates. “We are constantly looking for new ways of delivering more value to our customers with the best local and international entertainment. We want to do our bit with this offering. While others are increasing prices, we find ways to lower ours to ensure customer satisfaction”
StarTimes is the leading digital TV operator in Africa, serving nearly 20 million users with a signal covering the whole continent and a massive distribution network of 200 brand halls, 3,000 convenience stores and 5,000 distributors.
StarTimes owns a featured content platform, with 480 authorized channels consisting of news, movies, series, sports, entertainment, children’s programs, etc. The company’s vision is to ensure that every African family can access, afford, watch and share the beauty of digital TV.
This is coming after DSTV increased their subscription fee to something subscribers are not happy about… and yet Subcribers were left disappointed last Sunday when DSTV and other cable TV left Nigerians hanging with nowhere to watch Manchester City Vs Chelsea charity shield 2018 which marks the commencement of the English Soccer Season.
The US is to impose sanctions on Russia after determining that it used nerve agent against former Russian double agent Sergei Skripal in the UK in March.
The move was announced on Wednesday by the US state department.
A UK investigation blamed Russia for the attack, but the Kremlin has strongly denied any involvement.
Mr Skripal and his daughter Yulia were found unconscious on a bench in the city of Salisbury on 4 March.
They were seriously ill but recovered after spending several weeks in hospital.
The US determined “that the government of the Russian Federation has used chemical or biological weapons in violation of international law, or has used lethal chemical or biological weapons against its own nationals”, US state department spokeswoman Heather Nauert said.
BBC reports that the sanctions are to take effect on or around 22 August, she added