StarTimes Nigeria Secrets: Decoder Price, Bouquets, App, Channels, and More

Startimes is one of the topmost pay tv companies in Nigeria.

The company originated from China and has been around since 1988.

It found its way to the Nigerian TV industry in 2009 when it collaborated with NTA to form a joint venture known as NTA-STAR TV Network.

Today, Startimes has outlets in different areas across the country. It offers over 100 channels to millions of customers in Nigeria.

It has now become a household name when you talk about direct-to-home pay tv service in Nigeria.


Startimes Decoders and Prices in Nigeria

Startimes offer two types of decoders to in customers; the HD decoder and the combo decoder.

 Startimes HD decoder ₦5,100
 Startimes Combo decoder ₦9,900
 External Antenna (10m) ₦3,200


  • The Startimes HD decoder can be used without having to install a dish. Installing it is easy and fast. All you have to do is to plug and play. The decoder gives high-quality pictures and has a good user interface
  • With the Startimes combo decoder, you get over 100 channels. It works well with both antenna and dish. You should also expect a high-definition picture quality with this well-designed decoder. The combo decoder is more expensive than the HD decoder and has a better quality
  • The external antenna is designed for a stronger signal. Although the decoders have inbuilt antennas, the 10m external antenna gives you a more reliable signal for more entertainment. This doesn’t mean that you won’t get enough pleasure without it. Your decoder will work perfectly even without the external antenna


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How to Pay for Startimes Subscription

Just as you need data subscription to browse with Mtn, Glo, or Airtel network, Startimes also requires its own subscription to watch its channels.

One of its advantages is that it has several payment gateways.

You can subscribe via the following options.

  • Any Startimes office
  • Recharge card payment
  • Quickteller
  • Selected banks
  • Mobile money (Stanbic IBTC)
  • Pocket money (etranzact)
  • GistMe payment

Click here to see the full details of how to subscribe via each option.

How to Contact Startimes Customer Care

There are different means to contact the Startimes customer representatives. The fastest way to get a reply, of course, is by giving them a phone call. Others include;

  • Go to any of their outlets. Find the location Startimes outlet in your area here. The hotlines of each outlet are given alongside the locations.


How to Solve Common Startimes Issues/Problems

Technical issues are bound to occur with your decoder just like all other systems.

Some of the issues are not major problems. But a minor issue becomes a major one if you don’t know how to fix it.

It’s worthwhile to know a ‘go to’ place where you can get solutions to any problem you come across with your decoder.

I’ll show you the most common errors and where to get the solutions.

Here are some of the challenges most customers encounter.

  • Auto rebooting
  • No service
  • The decoder doesn’t power
  • No video/audio
  • Running a default setting on the decoder
  • The smartcard not paired or wrong pairing
  • No signal
  • No access/Not subscribed
  • No channel received
  • The decoder shows 8888/9999,”C” / “0” on the front panel

The solutions to each of these problems have been given in details here.


Download Startimes App to Watch All Channels


Startimes app screenshot

The Startimes app allows you to watch free online videos, TV guides, and live matches.

You get free access to all these entertainment 24 hours a day and 7 times a week.

It also gives access to Nollywood, Bollywood, and Hollywood, and kung-fu movies.

The live football matches include EPL, Afcon, Serie A, and La Liga.

Even other sports like tennis, boxing, car racing are available on this mobile app. It makes life easy for you as long as you have enough data to stream live videos.

Download the Startimes mobile app here from Playstore.

Startimes Bouquets (Packages) and Startimes Channels

Startimes offer several channels depending on the package you subscribe to.

I’ll show you the 4 bouquets and the available channels on each.

Note that each bouquet has a different monthly subscription fee and a particular number of channels.


Nova Bouquet

This package is the cheapest of all and allows access to over 26 channels.

Currently, the subscription is charged at a rate of N800/month.

Here’s the list of some of the channels on this package.

AIT 128 CCTV News 280
 Child Smile 356  Dove TV 464
 Emmanuel TV 454 Galaxy TV 110
 JYB TV 361  LTV 113
 NTA ENTERTAINMENT 105  NTA Knowledge 359
ORISUN 168  Silverbird TV 109
 ST Music 400  Star Dadin Kowa 162
 Star Zone 054  STV Guide 001
TVC News 307  Wazobia TV 195
Channels TV 111 E-STARS 122
IQRAA 452 MITV 119
Nta Sports 24 Sports Focus 250


Basic Bouquet

Basic bouquet offers over 40 channels. It has more channels than the Nova bouquet and is available at N1200/month.

 All channels in Nova Bouquet  aMc 017
 AMC MOVIES 018 AMC-Nigeria 117
 ANIMAUX 235  BBC World News 300
 Da Vinci Learning 363  DTN 118
ALJAZEERA 301  eTV 156
 FARIN WATA 178  Nat Geo Wild 221
 Nickelodeon 357  Nigezie 427
 NTA PARLIAMENTARY 306  Sports Arena 251
 Sports Life 253  Sports Premium 252
 ST Yoruba 160  Star Bollywood Africa 501
 STAR ONE 055  TBN 451
 Wap TV 116  World Football 254
 Zee Cinema 507


Classic Bouquet

This offers a whole lot more channels than two above and is offered at N2,400/month. With the classic bouquet, you can watch over 60 channels.

 All channels in Nova & Basic bouquet  AMC Series 072
 AMC MOVIES 018 CCTV 4 550
 CCTV 9 Documentary 231  Discovery Science 222
 E! Entertainment 157  Eurosport News 259
 Fine Living 337 Fox News 302
 Fox Sports 256 IDX 334
 iroko Play 022  JIM JAM 360
 MTV Base 421  Nature and History 229
 POP 355  SONY SAB 509
 ST Plus 503  Star Africa 2 056
 Star Bollywood 500  Trace Sport Stars 260


Unique Bouquet

This is the best and most expensive bouquet. It allows you to enjoy over 80 channels at N3,600/month.

 All channels in Nova & Basic bouquet  Baby TV 358
 All channels in Classic bouquet Bloomberg Television 304
 Crime Explorer 230  Fashion TV 336
 Fox 080  Fox Life 071
 Fox Sports 2 257 iroko World 023
 MSNBC 303 Nat Geo Channel 220
 Star Gold 506  Star Movies 1 010
Star Plus 506 Star Series E1 051


Do You Need Help with Dish Installation?

Installing your dish doesn’t have to be a problem. You can always get the help of a technician if it seems too difficult.

I recommend Engr. Abdullateef if you reside in Lagos or Ibadan. Contact him on 08165677846 (also on WhatsApp). He’s well experienced in dish installation of various types and has been helping users install their antennas and dishes for over 3 years.

[Note: He is not in any way affiliated to Startimes. He is a dish installation expert. Only contact him if you reside in Lagos or Ibadan and need help with any kind of dish installation]

Install Antenna & Dish

Now you have everything you need to start enjoying Startimes channels. What are you waiting for?

Set it up and share your experience in the comment box. I’ll be right here to reply.

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Hi, I'm Fouad. I write about gadgets and other tech related stuff. Feel free to ask me any question in the comment box below.

3 thoughts on “StarTimes Nigeria Secrets: Decoder Price, Bouquets, App, Channels, and More

  • September 27, 2020 at 5:57 pm

    I subscribed for startimes super but ST WORLD FOOTBALL still showing no access


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