Startimes Packages & Prices in Nigeria

ListStartimes Packages & Prices in Nigeria

Startimes Nigeria is a Digital Terrestrial Television (DTT) Network service. It is an offshoot of Startimes Media, a Chinese company that has spread its tentacles to West Africa. The service was introduced to Nigeria by NTA Star TV Network Limited in 2010.

The service makes use of the DVB-T (Digital Video Broadcast on Terrestrial) technology. As such, it doesn’t need the installation of a dish for subscribers to enjoy its services. Currently, Startimes has upgraded its technology to DVB-T2.

How much does it cost to enjoy Startimes Nigeria services? Continue reading to find out the answer to this question and several others.

Startimes Packages and Prices in Nigeria

Startimes is the major competition for DSTV and GOtv in Nigeria. As such, the company has slashed its prices several times to ensure that it gains a major part of the market. Startimes provides access to satellite television entertainment at very affordable prices. In this section, we will look at the prices of Startimes decoders and the different Startimes packages.

Startimes has different types of decoders and their prices differ depending on what they offer. Note that these prices change frequently resulting from changes in company policies. With that being said, here is a list of the different Startimes decoders and their prices:

  • DTH Decoder: N13,200 (with Dish and its accessories + 1 Month Super)
  • DTH Decoder: N11,200 (with Dish and its accessories + 1 Month Smart)
  • DTT Decoder: N9,400 (with Antenna + 1 Month Classic)
  • DTT Decoder Only: N7,600 (with 1 Month Classic)

You can also purchase Startimes’ 10m yagi outdoor antenna for just N1,900. Now, let’s see how much the different Startimes packages cost:

  • Classic: N2500
  • Basic: N1700
  • Nova: N900
  • Chinese: N6600
  • Super: N4200
  • Smart: N2200
  • Sport Plus: N1200

Note that the first three bouquets on the list work with DTT decoders and antennas. The others work on DTH decoders that make use of dishes.

Startimes Bouquets and their Channels

In this section, we will look at the different Startimes bouquets and the channels that they offer.

Classic

This is the most expensive of all the Startimes bouquets that make use of the antenna decoder. Subscribers have access to 27 channels ranging from news to music, sports, and movies. Below are the channels under this bouquet:

  • Baby Tv
  • Cbeebies
  • Colors
  • Discovery Family
  • DreamWorks
  • E!
  • ESPN 2
  • EuroSport News
  • Fashion One
  • Fine Living
  • Fox
  • Fox News
  • ID
  • MTV Base
  • NGC
  • NGW
  • SmithSonian Channel
  • ST Adepa
  • ST Bollywood
  • ST Movies Plus
  • ST Nollywood Plus
  • ST Novela E Plus
  • ST Sports Premium
  • ST World Football HD
  • Star Plus
  • Start Gold
  • TLNovelas

Basic

This bouquet provides subscribers access to 40 channels. Here is the list of channels under this bouquet:

  • Nina Tv E
  • ST Rise
  • TVC News
  • Al Jazeera
  • ST SA Music
  • BBC World News
  • Love Nature
  • Nickelodeon
  • NTA Parliamentary
  • ST Sports Life
  • Tv
  • NTA E
  • Area Ten
  • ST Zone
  • ST Sports Arena
  • Star Life
  • Sky News
  • Nigezie
  • AMC Movies
  • ST Sino Drama
  • ESPN
  • Toonami
  • TBN
  • CGTN Documentary
  • TBN Yetu
  • ST Novela E
  • TNT Africa
  • Zee Cinema
  • ST Gospel
  • Africa News
  • ST Yoruba
  • Trace Mziki
  • FOX Life
  • ST Kids
  • NGW
  • EWTN
  • CNBC
  • Arewa 24
  • Isi Mbido
  • ST Naija

Nova

This antenna package presents subscribers with 30 stations. It is very affordable as it costs N900 monthly. Below is the list of channels under this bouquet:

  • AMC
  • AWA Tv
  • Border Tv
  • CGTN
  • CNC World
  • Dove Tv
  • Emmanuel Tv
  • E-Stars
  • Farin Wata
  • Galaxy Tv
  • Iqraa
  • JimJam
  • Liberty
  • Nigbati Tv
  • NTA Hausa
  • NTA Igbo
  • NTA Knowledge
  • NTA News 24
  • NTA Yoruba
  • Orisun
  • Plus Tv Africa
  • Race Tv
  • ST Dadin Kowa
  • ST Guide
  • ST KungFu
  • ST Sports Focus
  • TVBC
  • TVC NG
  • Wap Tv
  • Wazobia

Super

The Super bouquet has 25 channels and we have listed them below:

  • Baby Tv
  • Bloomberg
  • Cbeebies
  • Classica
  • Colors
  • DreamWorks
  • Ebony Life
  • ESPN 2
  • FOX
  • Fox News
  • Fuel Tv
  • ID
  • MSNBC
  • MTV Base
  • NGC
  • SmithSonian Channel
  • ST ADEPA
  • ST Bollywood
  • ST Movies Plus
  • ST Nollywood Plus
  • ST Novela E Plus
  • ST Sports Premium
  • ST World Football HD
  • Star Gold
  • TLNOVELAS

Smart

There are 39 stations on the Startimes Smart package. Check the channels out in the list below:

  • Africa News
  • Al Jazeera
  • Arewa 24
  • BBC World News
  • Dove Tv
  • DW
  • E!
  • ESPN
  • EWTN
  • Fashion One
  • Fine Living
  • France 24 E
  • ISI Mbido
  • JimJam
  • Love Nature
  • NDTV 24X7
  • NGW
  • Nickelodeon
  • Nigezie
  • Nina Tv E
  • Sky News
  • Srea Ten
  • ST Africa
  • ST Kids
  • ST Naija
  • ST Novela E
  • ST Rise
  • ST SA Music
  • ST Sino Drama
  • ST Sports Arena
  • ST Sports Life
  • ST Yoruba
  • Star Life
  • Star Plus
  • TBN Yetu
  • TNT Africa
  • Toonami
  • Trace Mziki
  • Zee Cinema

Sport Plus

The Sports Plus bouquet is something that sports lovers have been seeking since the inception of Startimes. It is a standalone package for just sports. This package is quite friendly to individuals that subscribe to DSTV services just for sports channels. Below is a list of the Sports Plus channels:

  • ST Sports Arena
  • ST Sports Life
  • ST Sports Premium
  • ST World Football HD

Startimes Nova Channels (Dish Decoder)

There is a Nova bouquet for the Startimes dish. This bouquet presents subscribers with 30 channels and it costs just N900 per month. We have listed the different channels under this bouquet below:

  • Nigbati Tv
  • E-Stars
  • WAP Tv
  • AMC Movies
  • CNC World
  • NTA Sports 24
  • Orisun
  • AIT
  • NBS
  • CCTV 4
  • Tv
  • Farin Wata
  • Da Vinci
  • CGTN Documentary
  • ST KungFu
  • ST Dadin Kowa
  • TVC News
  • ST Swahili
  • Mindset Learn
  • Emmanuel Tv
  • Channels
  • Iqraa
  • ST Sports Focus
  • ST Gospel
  • CGTN F
  • Plus Tv Africa
  • BTV
  • ST Zone
  • Channel Ten
  • Border Tv

Wrapping Up

While Startimes Nigeria offers very affordable packages, not many Nigerians have subscribed to their services. This is probably because of inaccessibility to certain channels that are available on DSTV. Some of the programs that you will not access on Startimes include Premier League, Champions League, and La Liga. Startimes is yet to gain the rights to show these programs. Notwithstanding, you will enjoy a lot of entertainment in form of music, movies, documentaries, etc.