CIO East Africa (Nairobi)

Kenya: Startimes Expands Digital TV Coverage to 15 Towns

StarTimes digital television service is now accessible to more Kenyans as the company's signal is now available in more towns across the country. The company has today confirmed that the service is up and running in Meru, Embu, Karatina, Nanyuki, Malindi, Kakamega, Webuye, Kitale, Bungoma, Eldoret, Nyeri and Nakuru. This in addition to the country's major towns Nairobi, Mombasa and Kisumu.

The development comes at a time when the Government is keen on having the Nairobi analogue signal switched off as the country makes major steps towards making the digital television service a reality.

Acknowledging this development, StarTimes Media Kenya Chief Executive Officer Leo Lee said the company is glad to have covered so much ground less than a year since it officially launched in the country and in the process bringing premium television experience to Kenyans with over 70 channels now available on StarTimes.

"We are very impressed with the progress we have made so far and we thank the Kenyan people for supporting us overwhelmingly thereby making this rate of service expansion possible. Our goal is to ensure the majority if not all households in the country have access to our world class digital television content at very affordable subscription charges," said Leo Lee.

The company has also announced the addition of two more channels in its rich menu of channel options which will see TLC a lifestyle channel and Discovery Science a documentary rich channel incorporated in the bouquet options at no extra cost.

Leo Lee noted the company's quest to revolutionize subscriber's television viewing experience through the provision of content that is sure to meet the diverse viewing tastes.

"With over 70 channel options now available on StarTimes, we will keep making it even better not only through competitive pricing but also spicing up our content in an effort to give value for money while keeping our subscribers informed and entertained," said Leo Lee.

With the service now available across the 15 towns, the company is aiming to not only make the digital television service accessible but also provide unrivaled customer service experience. The company has established a 24 hour call centre that will be at hand to assist subscribers whenever they have any enquiries on the service.

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