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Startimes Nigeria: Decoder Price and Packages 2020

Startimes Nigeria is a subsidiary of Startimes Media, a Chinese based company. This pay tv is a digital terrestrial television (DTT) network services brought to Nigeria by NTA star tv network limited. startimes nigeria

This article contains everything you need to know about startimes from current price of decoder in Nigeria to packages/bouquets and channels or stations under them.

Brief History of Startimes Tv in Nigeria

Startimes tv Nigeria is managed by Nta star tv network and was the first digital Tv to hit Nigerian market earlier in 2010.

It uses DVB-T (Digital Video Broadcast on Terrestrial) technology which does not requires the installation of dish to deploy its services.

This technology has since then been upgraded to DVB-T2.

First set of customers that bought the DVB-T decoders can only use it in the first four (4) cities their service was initially launched. Which are Lagos, Abuja, Port-Harcourt and Kano. combo decoder

The new DVB-T2 technology will works anywhere in the country where they operates or where their services has been extended to.

Introduction of Startimes digital tv to Nigerian market in 2010 challenge dstv which happens to be the most popular dish based pay-tv.

Reason being startimes decoder and subscription packages can be afforded by an average Nigerian. startimes dish packages

As a result of this, Multichoice Africa (dstv’s parent company) launch a new product (GoTv) to tackle startimes in 2012.

It has been a tight competition between startimes and GoTv Nigeria over the past half decade. This has aided in the slashing of decoder and packages price.

Startimes has recently launched new set of decoders with technology better than DVB-T2. In fact their latest and most expensive decoder uses dish.

How Much is Startimes Decoder in Nigeria 2020 {Current Price}

Price of startimes decoder changes from time to time. The company run promo offers during festive period which in most cases slash down its price. startimes decoder

But this article will be updated anytime there is a change in price. Below are the current price of their decoders.

Startimes decoder is packed with a remote, in-door antenna and a free one month unique startimes bouquet.

  • SD Decoder: 6,500 Naira. Decoder + Antenna is 7,900 Naira.
  • Combo Decoder: 8,900 Naira. Decoder + Accessories is 12,900 Naira.
  • HD Decoder: 7,500 Naira. Decoder + Antenna is 7,900 Naira.
  • DTH S2 Decoder: 7,900 Naira. Decoder with complete set is 11,900 Naira.

Their 10m yagi out door antenna can be bought separately for N3,200 Naira. If you want to go for the dish plus other accesssories, it goes for 8000 Naira. startimes yagi antenna

About activation, your startimes decoder will be activated by the dealer or an agent from the retail outlet you buy it from.

Startimes Nigeria Packages: Bouquet, Channels & Price in Nigeria.

Startimes Packages has four (4) bouquet for antenna decoders and three (3) bouquet for dish decoders.

Dish super and nova bouquet are equivalent to antenna unique and nova bouquet respectively. startimes antenna packages

Smart bouquet for dish decoders has over 85 channels for 1900 Naira monthly.

Unique or super bouquet is the most expensive bouquet with over 136 channels.

Each of these bouquet offer daily, weekly and monthly subscriptions. I elaborated more in my post on startimes subscription.

Below are the list of all startimes bouquet and channels under each of them.

Startimes Nova Bouquet

Nova is the most affordable startimes tv bouquet. It costs N900/Month and offers Over 30 Channels.

Below is the list of the channels under this bouquet.

  • AIT.
  • CCTV News.
  • Channels TV.
  • Child Smile.
  • Cool TV.
  • DOVE TV.
  • E-STARS.
  • Galaxy TV.
  • IQRAA.
  • LTV.
  • MITV.
  • Nta Sports 24.
  • Silverbird TV.
  • Star Zone.
  • TVC.
  • Star Dadin kowa.
  • TVC News.
  • Wazobia TV.

Startimes Basic Subscription

Basic bouquet is another affordable startimes package that offer over 60 channels at 1,300 Naira per Month.

It has all nova bouquet channels plus the extra channels listed below.

  • Aljazeera.
  • aMc.
  • AMC-Nigeria.
  • BBC World News.
  • Da Vinci Learning.
  • DTN.
  • eTV.
  • MCS Extreme.
  • Nickelodeon.
  • Nigezie.
  • TBN.
  • Wap TV.

Startimes Classic Bouquet 2020

It offer over 80 channels at 2,600 Naira per month. This startimes package/subscription offers quality value for your money.

Classic bouquet has all nova and basic bouquet channels plus the extra channels listed below.

September 2018 Update: There is an ongoing promo that reduce the price of this bouquet to 1900 Naira. That is if you buy between Now and October 31st.

  • AMC Series.
  • BET.
  • CCTV 4.
  • CCTV 9 Documentary.
  • CCTV News.
  • Channels TV.
  • Child Smile.
  • Cool TV.
  • Discovery Science.
  • DOVE TV.
  • E! Entertainment.
  • Fox News.
  • E-STARS.
  • Eurosport News.
  • Fine Living.
  • Fox Sports.
  • Galaxy TV.
  • GET TV.
  • IQRAA.
  • iroko Play.
  • JIM JAM.
  • LTV.
  • MITV.
  • MTV Base.
  • Nature and History.
  • NBA TV.
  • Nta Sports 24.
  • POP.
  • QYou.
  • Silverbird TV.
  • Star Africa 2.
  • Star Bollywood TV.
  • Star Dadin kowa.
  • Star Sport 2.
  • Star Zone.
  • Tiwa’n’Tiwa.
  • TLC.
  • Trace Sport Stars.
  • TVC.
  • TVC News.
  • Wazobia TV.

Startimes Super or Unique Bouquet

Unique bouquet is the most expensive startimes packages. It offer over 100 Tv Channels at N3,800 Naira per month.

Below are all the 136 channels available on startimes in Nigeria.

  • ST Novela E.
  • Bloomberg TV.
  • ETV.
  • MSNBC.
  • ST Africa 2.
  • ST Bollywood.
  • ST Dadin Kowa.
  • Star GOLD.
  • ST Movies Plus.
  • ST Music.
  • Star Plus.
  • ST RISE.
  • NTA NEWS 24.
  • NTA E.
  • Silverbird TV.
  • GALAXY tv.
  • MITV.
  • E STARS.
  • Orisun.
  • Farin Wata.
  • Nickelodeon.
  • NTA Knowledge.
  • Nigezie.
  • TBN.
  • IQRAA.
  • Zee Cinema.
  • EWTN.
  • DBN.
  • TVC NG.
  • Wap tv.
  • CGTN.
  • Al Jazeera.
  • ST Series E1.
  • Baby tv.
  • DTN.
  • AIT.
  • Wazobia TV.
  • NTA Parliamentary.
  • Dove Tv.
  • Gamji.
  • Liberty.
  • AMC.
  • Da Vinci Learning.
  • Smile of a Child.
  • Pop.
  • FOX.
  • ST Guide.
  • ST Swahili.
  • ST Sports Focus.
  • Gospel Music TV.
  • ST Zone.
  • IROKO 1.
  • AMC Series.
  • NTA SPORTS 24.
  • NTA Lagos 10.
  • AMC Movies.
  • ST Sports Premium.
  • NBS.
  • France24.
  • Fashion One.
  • ST Gospel.
  • GOD.
  • Deen TV.
  • Channel TEN.
  • ST Soul.
  • ST SA Music.
  • KISS.
  • Magic.
  • Fuel TV.
  • Classica.
  • Fujian TV.
  • Zhejiang TV.
  • China Movies Channel.
  • Beijing TV.
  • Tianjin TV.
  • Phoenix Info.
  • CCTV 4.
  • CTI Asia.
  • Phoenix CNE.
  • AWA TV.
  • ST Sports Life.
  • ST World Football SD.
  • ST Sports Arena.
  • ST Kungfu.
  • ST Sino Drama.
  • Sony SAB.
  • ID.
  • IROKO 2.
  • E! ENG.
  • TVBC.
  • Africa News.
  • Remdel TV.
  • ST Yoruba.
  • ST Plus.
  • ST Bollywood Africa.
  • NGW E.
  • NGC E.
  • NDTV24x7.
  • RAJ TV.
  • M TUNES.
  • ST World Football.
  • CNBC.
  • AMC Movies HD.

There you have it on startimes Nigeria, decoder price, subscription, bouquet & packages for 2020. Kindly share this tutorial using the social buttons below.

110 thoughts on “Startimes Nigeria: Decoder Price and Packages 2020”

  1. Dear star time officials….I just have a question for you guys….why can’t you people include Zeeworld and Telemundo in the list of your channels….trust me if you can do dis,your company will progress greatly because there are some state dat Gotv cant really work because of network and in such case,we can depend only on star time and the channel we like watching are not in it. I will be grateful if my message is put into action .thanks.

  2. I recharge wrongly into this account 02027179317 on Sunday 25 June by. first mobile money with the reference 1094552911600 my account number are 02027179310

  3. Good evening,
    I requested for an account reset so as to view the channels I paid for via your call line but it’s taking like forever for that to be done. Kindly assist.
    Acct: 02139120596
    Bouquet paid: Unique
    Amount: 3600


    please i will like to have an account with you so that i can manage my connection to you. i am in Bamenda Cameroon and i am currently paying to someone. can you do something?

  5. How much is Basic banquet?I recharged with #1200 only for not finding the following channels;Nigezie,Nickledeon and TBN….I was told it belongs to Basic banquet…so that makes me wonder which plan I subcribed for.pls you guys should try as much as you can to be more transparent in your dealings.

  6. I recently bought star time decoder but for now I am not satisfied with the service and virtually all the channel is not showing

  7. Please I just paid 1300 thru paga banking today and I can’t access d network place help me. 02145844483 and I have very important show to watch

  8. I subscribed to dis decoder no 01831259586 with gtbank mobile @ #1,300 while gtbank charged me #100 but up til dis moment d subscription is not come up since September 1st. Pls help me rectify it. Thanks

  9. I subsribed for Basic bouquet, 1300 Naria plus bank charges. And up till now it hasn’t shown any channel. My decoder number is 01467200468. And also this is the second time I am complaining about this. Can you guys rectifer this as soon a possible

  10. Start ones, pls is ur promo of additional two wks stl on? My Nova Bouquet jst expired today & I want to recharge 02110691371. Snd reply tru 08131866127 urgt.

  11. I am seriously missing WWE wrestling on etv, that was the main reason, apart from the good rate & digital pictures, that I embraced StarTimes.
    You will need to quickly get one of the SuperSport channels that now show WWE on your platform to retain some of us. We are just waiting awhile to see what you will do about this.

  12. Please I just subcribe today nova bouquet and i am still finding it difficult to access the channels not even a text of successful subscription please check in with this 02146568055 and reply me with 07069127343

  13. I can hardly watch any of my favorite channel again due to “no network or no service” pls, improve your service. What happen to AMC Movie on basic boutique?

  14. Sir, I on NOVA platform, which used to be #1300 here in Ondo towm, i was told that it has gone down to #1000, i paid the #1000 to recharge in one of your outlets in Ondo. 4 days on now, i can not watch Aljazeera, BBC and other channels of interest. What is the problem please.

  15. Good morning..I really need ur help, I recharge 800 for my star
    time subscription via my GTB yesterday 10th of November
    2017…nd its has not been activated nd it had been deducted
    from my account. my smart card number is 02027860077

  16. I heard the scrapping away of Unique bouquet, when is this going to be effected and hope our best Basic channels won’t disappear to reappear on Classic Bouquet? Please I need clarity……

  17. Please I just subcribed yesterday for unique bouquet of N3,800. Although I was subscribing for Basic Bouquet before. Now am still finding it difficult to access the channels(unique bouquet) I paid for only limited to Basic Bouquet subscription. Please check in with this 01467048019, My phone no is 08029164817

  18. I’m trying to subscribe on my
    Startimes decoder though it’s been 2 years since I used it last decided to subscribe on it using my mobile banking on my phone and all it tells me
    Is expired transaction what’s the reason for this

  19. Please I just subcribed yesterday for unique bouquet of N3,800. Although I was subscribing for Basic Bouquet before. Now am still finding it difficult to access the channels(unique bouquet) I paid for only limited to Basic Bouquet subscription. Please check in with this 01467048019, My phone no is 08029164817

    I am still waiting for upgrade and correction

  20. Irecharged my start time decoder with 1300 naira and its lasted only 10days what is the problem? inspite of all this i can,t even find a single channel that show wrestling pls add a channel that shows wrestling or i trow away my start time decoder smart card No:01831548999

  21. why is it that I can’t access the children channel on my startimes decoder. am on the #1300 package. answers please

  22. Olu-Samuel Akintobi

    I made a payment of #3,900.00 through gtbank this morning but till now, my decoder is only showing on channel 1.
    Please help.

  23. why is it start time are not showing premier league? We prefer premier league than bundeliga secondly how will I recharge my startime please if there is any court send it to my mail address

  24. Please I have just recharged for 1month basic bouquet for #1,300 after a long time but none of the stations is showing other than the free to air. My registered phone number is 08069720422.

    1. Kindly restore your decoder (Settings >> Decoder Information >> Restore. Password is 0000, you will need it).

  25. I subscribe to the star times classic package,but most of the channels like iroko,bet,e-entertainment,channels etc are all not showing.what do I do.

    1. You can contact customer care using any of the above contact details or try and restore your decoder (Settings >> Decoder Information >> Restore. If you are asked of password, put 0000). I also face the same issue couple of weeks ago, restoring worked for me.

  26. Abiola Ayodele Omosanya

    Please, I made payment of basic, and my decoder isn’t really connected 02146451174,dont know what happened.

  27. please i subscribed for 1200 basic since Thursday and up till now, no station has come up. i have done restore settings still not coming up.

    1. This is terrible, sorry for the inconveniences. Kindly reach out to customer care via 094618888 or 014618888. Make sure you have your decoder details as well as owner’s information in place.

    1. Try and restore it. Settings >> Decoder Information >> Restore >> Code is 0000. If that doesn’t work, contact them on 094618888 or 014618888.

  28. Hello good morning, my decoder is’nt work properly.it Saying All the time: channel list is upderting,please wait..ans I forget my pin code son I would like you restore it for me please..here is my devoder’s no:29372816485886526. Ans my card no:01831099142

  29. Uwemedimo Nkantah

    Paid N1,000 last week as a month’s subscription for the Startimes live TV on my android (itel 1556 plus).
    However, for 2 days now I’ve not been able to watch any video. When the app is opened, it writes ‘subscribe’.
    What is the problem & what should I do to live world cup matches

  30. Hello,we use to watch WWe wrestling on e entertainment but it has been removed. Startimes should create a wrestling channels just like dstv.The current one you’re showing is odd.pls replace it with wwe.

  31. who need my startime decoder this is not good enough.
    Look at nova and basic package is a joke.
    let me selle this decoder to aboki condem

  32. I was on basic bouquet but I have just paid #2,600 this night for classic bouquet. Yet I find myself Nova bouquet. Kindly update my package to classic bouquet monthly. Thank you

  33. My UBA account was debited with #13650,and I only try to subscribe for basic but it was not recharge, kindly help me on this
    I use this code:*322*1*240617933*1300#
    My number. 08032934464

    1. Quickteller web is the best way to subscribe to most of this Pay Tv in opinion. Have you been using this code before? I think you should contact startimes customer service to resolve this quickly. That’s over 12,000 Naira extra.

  34. you guys should include zee world and telemundo in your channel options.if you can do that we your customers will really appreciate it.Thank you.

  35. I just installed Star times on the 13th of October, 2018 but some channels are not showing and they are saying i should subscribe please put it in order.08085048290

  36. i am on basic bouquet of 1300 naira that is entitled over 60 channels yet its only 27 channels that is showing, my smart card number is 02110448252

  37. i bought a new conbo decoder on 14/9/2017, got it activated/ registered but NEVER connected because i had the decoder using aerial antenna (02110886258). i however activated the new combo decoder (01831330145)on Saturday November 4, 2018 with a starTimes dish installed and payments made on it via mobile application transferred and #1,405 deducted from my account.
    MY COMPLAINS: (I). my installer mistakenly changed my view to NOVA, on 6/11/18 via the StarTimes mobile app i change it to SMART but notice that not all channels said to be for SMART are showing. KINDLY HELP, WHAT COULD BE THE PROBLEM?

  38. Good morning please am having issue with my startime decoder I subscribe last week Saturday and for days now my startime have been showing software upgrade) please I will be glad if you can help me solve it asap my smart no02110822559 oguntola Felix olufemi

  39. OKany chukwudubem c

    am finding it difficult to view channels list.
    card number 02110801606
    always display software upgrade still can’t upgrade.
    please reply via my email

  40. Goodafternoon Sir,i change the location of the decoder from Lagos to Ekiti No:02027055289 and I recharged on nova package to and I still giving me no signal… kindly help me out so that children can enjoy it this Xmas… Thanks

  41. startimes, why will it take u a whole day to respond to a simple call at my own expense?
    I just recharged tru unity bank mobile app n its not coming up having received an alert showing deductions from my acct. Plz Wat’s wrong?

  42. Startimes pls why is it that anytime I subscribe for one month it doesn’t last up to one month its just 2 weeks.I subscribed on the 16th of march #900 ands it has expired today 24th of march.This is not the first time its happening. Card number 02027445928

  43. Bankole Ayo Sunday

    Pls how can you connect me my brother was using Star time and since 2015 He abandon it and travel to USA but now I wanted to be using it how can I be connected

  44. Startimes you are useless no more wrestling, no UCL matches no EPL matches we don’t mind dumping you for gotv or Dstv that gives us that. Pooooooor customer services. I will have to burn mine a buy DSTV

  45. Please, I made three times payments of 1300 each on this account IUC no. 02145735886, Emeka Nweke by name. How do I get my 2600 back?

  46. ABDUR rauf maruf a.

    On my mobile application I load nova yesterday 3,12,2019, #1000.but mistakenly put smart card no in reference No,but not load till now.1000 was deducted.

  47. Please I made a payment subscription on Nova bouquet but orisun has not been showing for the past 5days now

  48. I recharged startimes basic
    package early march 2020
    and couldn’t find most of the
    channels like- st. kunfu, novela e,
    sino drama,tbn,e.tv,novela plus emmanuel tv, dove etc. I placed
    a call to customer service and they
    said i should keep turning the
    antenna which i did but it didnt yield
    any result. I have recharged again same thing. What do i do because it
    is very frustrating when i can’t watch
    my favourite sino drama.

    1. I had same experience several times before they took my two subscriptions without any access. I am done with startime

  49. Very bad that I recharged startime classic twice now as a new Costumer each time it expired 11 days after subscription this is stealing not up to one month am done with startime.I preferred Gotv

  50. I have a startimes decoder, but I don’t subscribe it because there is no CNN and Telemundo channels on any of their packages. The moment they add CNN at least, I’ll be their number one fan , because, I think startimes is great and will take over the market if there is CNN- the best news channel for the matured minds!

  51. Mine is question, I’m using antenna with startime decorder, I want to change the antenna to use dish. please is it possible to replace dish with antenna with one decorder????


    I subscribed #1900 instead of #2500 bcoz I have no idea about the new rates. Can I add balance of #600 or just leave like that?

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