Kenya has the most competitive pay TV field. On the other hand, the market is overcrowded considering the relatively-limited rewards on offer. As competition bites, most operators are reducing subscription fees despite depreciation of the local currency. Kenya is experiencing a digital TV boom due to the launches of DTT and satellite TV platforms.
As the premier league tension increase, we have decided to compile a list of the different pay TV services and their packages offer here in Kenya to give you an idea of which one is perfect for you.
Zuku offers satellite and cable Pay TV services. Zuku Satellite has four packages namely: smart pack which has 42 TV channels and 18 radio for ksh 399 Zuku; Classic which has 76 TV channels and 55 radio channels for KSh 999 monthly fee; Zuku Premium has 97 TV channels and 55 radio channels for KSh 1,399; and Asia package with 26+ channels for KSh 999.
The cable option, Zuku Fiber, offers internet, TV and telephone services in Nairobi and parts of Mombasa. The prices range from KSh 4,499 for home basic (15 Mbps internet, 62 television channels and free Zuku calls) home preferred (30Mbps internet and similar number of channels); (KSh 5,699) and home premium for (KSh 9,999).
StarTimes has two services: the Digital terrestrial television (DTT) and the Satellite TV (known as StarSat). DTT uses and aerial while the StarSat uses a satellite dish.
The least costly DTT option is it’s the Nyota Bouquet which charges KSh 259 monthly for 10+ channels. Basic Bouquet costs KSh 599 for about 33 +local and international channels while Classic Bouquet goes for KSh 999 for 57 + channels with dedicated sports channels like Star Times Sport 2, Euro Sports News, Fox Sports and NBA TV.
StarTimes’ most priced DTT option is the Unique Bouquet that goes for KSh 1,499 to access 76 channels. StarSat options are: Nova (KSh 399 monthly for 35 channels), Smart (KSh 899 for 69 channels), Super (KSh 1,499 for 100 channels) and Chinese (KSh 1,999 for 12 Chinese channels and 69 other international ones). Indian (ksh 899 monthly for 7 channels.
GOtv is a Multichoice’s DTT product that offers three packages; GOtv Lite, Plus and Value. Users pay an annual fee of KSh 220 to get 16 general entertainment and 2 local television channel on GOtv Lite per month. GOtv Plus has 40 television channels for KSh 699 monthly while the Value package charges KSh 470 monthly for 28 television channels.
DStv (Digital Satellite Television) is Multichoice’s digital satellite TV service in Africa, launched in 1995, providing various bouquets offering general entertainment, movies, lifestyle & culture, sport, documentaries, news & commerce, children, music, religion and consumer channels to MultiChoice subscribers. DSTV product offers the following packages; Compact PLUS at a monthly subscription on KSh 5,425 while Compact goes for KSh 3,550.DSTV Family KSh 1,900, and DSTV Premium KSh 8,180.
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