No more 5k: StarTimes Announces New Monthly Subscription Fees for All Packages

No more 5k: StarTimes Announces New Monthly Subscription Fees for All Packages

  • Nigerians will be paying higher prices to watch their favourite movie, and sports programmes on StarTimes
  • The Pay-tv operator has decided to increase prices for all their packages by 15%, similar to Multichoice
  • The changes come as StarTimes prepares to broadcast the African Cup of Nations starting on Saturday, January 13 journalist Dave Ibemere has over a decade of experience covering Tech, Energy, Stocks, Investments, and Economy.

StarTimes will begin implementing its revised subscription pricing packages starting Wednesday, January 10, 2024.

The reviewed price list first announced on January 6, 2024, showed a15% hike for all packages.

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StarTimes releases new subscription prices Photo credit: Issouf Sanogo
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StarTimes price changes

According to a post shared on its X handle, StarTime explained that the price hike was implemented to ensure the continued delivery of high-quality content to its subscribers.

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The post reads:

Bouquet Price Change. To keep giving you great content without reducing quality, we're reviewing bouquet prices and adding a new bouquet.
Starting from January 10, these prices will take effect. We remain committed to giving you the best. Thank you for choosing StarTimes

The price increment affects both its Terrestrial TV (Antenna) Service and Satellite TV (Dish) bouquets.

The company stated that subscribers on its Nova bouquet, currently paying N1,500 per month, would begin paying N1,700 from January 10, marking a 13% increase.

Users subscribed to the StarTimes Smart bouquet will see their fee increase by 6% from N3,500 to N3,708.

The new monthly subscription for special and super subscribers is now N5,600 and N7,500 respectively, up from N5,000 and N6,500.

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In another report, revealed that MultiChoice Group, the South African media company known for owning DSTV and GOtv, is making a foray into banking service by launching a new payment infrastructure platform called Moment.

In collaboration with investors Rapyd and General Catalyst, MultiChoice aims to revolutionise the payments landscape in Africa by providing businesses with a more accessible, faster, and cost-effective payment infrastructure.

According to a statement by MultiChoice, Moment will consolidate the $3.5 billion in payments processed annually by the company.


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Dave Ibemere (Senior Business Editor) Dave Ibemere is a senior business editor at He is a financial journalist with over a decade of experience in print and online media. He also holds a Master's degree from the University of Lagos. He is a member of the African Academy for Open-Source Investigation (AAOSI), the Nigerian Institute of Public Relations and other media think tank groups. He previously worked with The Guardian, BusinessDay, and headed the business desk at Ripples Nigeria. Email:

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