Last Updated on October 12, 2023 by Twinbrodas
StarTimes is a very well known digital television company in Nigeria that provides a many channels to its subscribers. The StarTimes company is loved by many Nigerians because they are one of the company that has the cheapest plans when it comes to digital television subscription. StarTimes also offer high quality channels, which makes it one of the most popular digital TV company in Nigeria. In our previous post, we discussed about Strong decoder models, Channels and prices, In this article, we will be discussing the StarTimes Channels, Subscription codes and prices in Nigeria.
StarTimes Channels, Subscription Code and Prices in Nigeria
StarTimes has different subscription plans that is meant for everyone no matter your budget. The packages are divided into two main categories. The “Pay-as-you-go” plans and the “Pay TV” plans. Don’t worry as we will explain how the both works.
StarTimes Pay as you go Plans
The StarTimes pay as you go is plan that is meant for subscribers who wants to only pay for what they are watching. Let me explain more. The plan is designed for subscribers who want to pay for only the channels they watch. This allows the subscribers to pay for any channel they want to watch on a daily, weekly, or monthly basis.
To enjoy the pay as you go plan, you need to buy either a StarTimes Nova or Smart card. The Nova card price is about N900, while the Smart card is about N1,900. The both cards come with free access to over 30 channels, including NTA, Galaxia, TVC, and many more.
For you to buy or subscribe to your favorite and selected channels, You need to dial *477# from the phone number you used in registering the decoder and follow the prompt. The cost of the channels ranges from N25 to N400 per day, and from N1250 to N6400 per month. The prices depend on the quality of the channel and the number of channels in a particular bouquet.
Pay TV Plans
The pay TV plans is the plan most of us are used to. They are designed for subscribers who want to enjoy the full access to StarTimes. The plans provide access to over 80 channels, including sports, movies, news, music, cartoons, and others.
There are different types of Pay TV plans that StarTimes subscribers can choose from. The plans are divided into three main plans also referred to as bouquets. They are StarTimes Basic, Star Times Nova, and Star Times Smart.
Some may be asking questions why they are categorized, the answer is because not everyone has the money to pay for the full bouquets so StarTimes have to remove some channels so that everyone can have a channel that they can afford. Now let’s discuss about these plans and the amount amount of channels the have.
1. StarTimes Basic
The Star Times Basic is the entrylevel bouquets that cost N1,400 monthly. What we mean by entry level is that it is one of the most subscribed package in StarTimes. The reason is because they have the most basic channels which most people are interested in. It provides access to over 40 channels, which include the following
Channels TV News
2. StarTimes Nova
This bouquet is meant for those that don’t have much cash but they need to be active. It is the cheapest plan which is in StarTimes except for those who are using pay as you go.The Star Times Nova is the second level bouquets that cost N1000 monthly. It provides access to over 25 channels, which include the following
Channels TV News
Plus TV Africa
3. StarTimes Smart
The plan is the highest plan on StarTimes. If am to advise anyone I will recommend you to subscribe to this plan because you will have the full access to all the channels currently available on StarTimes.
The StarTimes Smart is also known as the premium level bouquets and it cost about N2,900 monthly. It gives you access to over 80 channels, which include the following:
Channels TV News
Plus TV Africa
ST Nollywood Plus
BBC World News
StarTimes Add-on Packages
Now there is this package that is not known by many people which is called the StarTimes Add-on Packages. So how does this packages work? Let me explain.
Apart from the Pay TV plans, StarTimes also gives add-on packages that subscribers can choose from. These add-on packages gives you access to specific channels that are not available on the Pay-TV plans.
The add-on packages are usually categorized based on the type of channels they provide. Some of the add-on packages available on Star Times includes
1. Sports Plus
The Sports Plus add-on package gives you access to over 7 sports channels which includes SuperSport Blitz, NBA TV, and beIN Sports.
Sports Plus is a sports focused channel offered by StarTimes. It is a part of their channel lineup and provides viewers with mainly sports content, including live matches, highlights, analysis, documentaries, and more. Sports Plus is specifically made for the lovers of sports especially football.
With Sports Plus, viewers can enjoy coverage of different types of sports, including football (soccer), basketball, tennis, athletics, motorsports, boxing, and few other sports. The channel broadcasts live matches and events from around the world, including popular leagues, tournaments, and championships.
Sports Plus also gives you analysis and expert commentary on sports events, allowing you to gain insights and perspectives on the various games and matches. They also provide highlights and replays of important sports moments, making sure that their fans don’t miss any exciting action.
Sports Plus may feature sports-related programs, including documentaries, interviews with athletes, sports news updates, and magazine shows that may go into the stories and personalities behind the sports.
Whether it is a local or international match, viewers can rely on Sports Plus to provide sports related content. The cost of this Add-on is about N1,200 monthly.
2. Indian Pack
The Indian Pack add-on package also gives you access to over 8 Indian channels which includes Star Plus, Zee Cinema, and Colors TV. The cost of this Add-on is about N1,500 monthly.
3. French Bouquet
The French Bouquet add-on gives you access to over 15 French channels which includes TV5 Monde, France 24, and Canal Plus.
Below are some popular channels that are commonly included in the French Bouquet.
1. TV5 Monde: This tv channel is French language channel that is focused on news, current affairs, documentaries, culture, lifestyle, and entertainment.
2. France 24: France 24 is an international news channel that covers global news and events in French.
3. France 2: France 2 is a general entertainment channel the offers a mix of news, series, movies, documentaries, and others.
4. France 3: This is a regional channel that focuses on local news, events, cultural programs, and regional content.
5. France 5: The channel is dedicated to knowledge, education, science, culture, and documentaries.
6. TF1: This is one of the most popular French commercial television channels, with programs like news, dramas, reality shows, and entertainment programs.
7. M6: This is another popular French television network that offers a mix of series, movies, reality shows, and entertainment programs.
8. Canal+: This one is a premium French channel that provides you with programs like movies, series, sports, and original programming.
9. Arte: This is a Franco-German cultural channel that showcases art, documentaries, music, theater, and others.
10. LCI: LCI is a news channel that provides news coverage, debates, analysis, and live reporting.
Please note that the availability of these channels may be different based on your location and the specific package given to you by StarTimes. The cost of this Add-on plan is about N1,500 monthly.
4. African Bouquet
The African Bouquet add-on package gives you access to over 29 African channels which includes Arise News, CGTN, and Africa News. The African Bouquet is particularly made to cater for the entertainment of viewers across the African continent.
The StarTimes African Bouquet focuses on local African channels, international news channels, sports channels, entertainment channels, movie channels, and few others.
One of the good feature of the StarTimes African Bouquet is its focus on promoting and showcasing African content. The bouquet includes many African channels that feature local movies, TV series, documentaries, music, and cultural events and this helps viewers to connect with and celebrate African culture. The cost of this Add-on Package is about N1,000 monthly.
How to Subscribe to StarTimes
Now that we have seen the StarTimes packages and channels, let’s now talk about how to subscribe to the bouquets. Subscribing to Star Times is simple and easy. To subscribe, follow the steps below.
1. You need to buy either a Nova or Smart Card from any StarTimes outlet or dealer.
2. Insert the card into your StarTimes decoder and turn on your television.
3. Dial *322# from your registered mobile phone and follow the prompts.
4. Choose the bouquet or add-on package that you want to subscribe to.
5. Make the payment using any of the available payment methods (mobile banking, bank transfer, or cash payment by visiting any of the dealer outlet).
6. After the payment is confirmed, the channels will be automatically activated on your decoder and you can enjoy the full access to those channels until the expiry date.
Please one thing you should always beware of is making mistake in your smart card number because once there is any mistake, you have subscribed to another user and will take sometime before it can be reversed.