Startimes Uganda channels list, decoder prices and packages: Digital TV for everyone (else)

Chinese media company, Startimes opened shop in Uganda ahead of the digital TV migration deadline. The company came to kick multichoice right on the butt with satellite services, super cheap decoders and a variety of packages to choose from.

The company has content for not just Ugandans but other nationals such as the Indian and Chinese community. On its satellite service dubbed StarSat, Startimes has StarSat Indian package going for a price of UGX 25,000 and StarSat Chinese for a price of UGX 40,000.

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Even though it started with terrestrial digital TV where it famously touted its service as one that doesn’t require a dish, the company later on adopted satellite services branded as StarSat.

Now lets look at Startimes Uganda packages and prices.

Startimes Uganda StarSat Satellite packages and prices (Dish and decoder needed)

  • StarSat Special (40+ channels) for UGX 25,000
  • StarSat Smart (60+ channels) for UGX 50,000
  • StarSat Super(75+ Channels) for UGX 75,000
  • StarSat Indian for UGX 25,000 and
  • StarSat Chinese for UGX 40,000

Startimes Uganda StarSat channel list

Startimes Uganda Terrestrial packages and prices(No dish required)

  • Nova (local + 10 international channels) for UGX 6,000
  • Basic (33 channels) for UGX 16,500
  • Classic (52 channels) for UGX 33,000
  • Unique(67 Channels) for UGX 49,500
Startimes Uganda bouquets and prices 2015
BouquetSubscription (in Ugx)ChannelsDuration
Nova6,000/-Local channels + 10 international channels7 months
Basic16,500/-402.5 months
Classic33,000/-615 weeks
Unique49,5007425 days

Startimes Uganda channel list

Startimes Uganda Decoder prices

Startimes has really affordable decoders.  For terrestrial package that doesn’t require a dish, you pay UGX 85, 000. It comes with one month of classic package. For those interested in satellite version, the satellite dish and decoder go to UGX 155,000.

Pay TV providers are running out of time, now that the digital TV Migration deadline is less than 5 months away. Startimes recently introduced a decoder that costs only UGX 8,000.

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