StarTimes just announced it’s daily Subscription tagged “Pay By Day” via its Twitter page.
According to the company, this latest innovation will take effect from November 1st.
With its Twitter handle, StarTimes broke the good news in a series of tweets thus:
“NIGERIA: What if we told you that you can now pay per day, per week & per month? #StarTimesPaybyday
“Nigeria: It gets better. You can now watch as much as 30 Channels with N60 ONLY.
“Nigeria: Entertainment just got subsidized. Enjoy over 40 TV channels with just N300 a week!
“Nigeria: Now you can pay only for the day bae is visiting. Enjoy all StarTimes channels for only N60 per day #StarTimesPaybyday
“Nigeria: Entertainment just got subsidized with #StarTimesPaybyday
“Nigeria: Enjoy unlimited access to quality entertainment on StarTimes.
“Now you can #Payperday #payperview #payasyouwatch #StarTimesPay
“Nigeria: IT’S OFFICIAL. You can enjoy #StarTimesPaybyday #PayPerView #Payasyouwatch From November 1st.
“#StarTimesPayPerDay starting November 1, 2017. 👍
“Make the smart choice now! Pay for the number of days you want & never miss your favorite programmes. #StarTimesPayPerDay”.
This development comes just a few weeks after the launch of Nigeria’s first indigenous satellite television, Telcom Satelite TV, otherwise known as TSTV.
TSTV came into the satellite TV industry in Nigeria with something very different from what the current industry players were offering its consumers.
It is the first Nigerian TV to launch a Pay-as-you-use service, so you can pause your subscription whenever you are traveling. Unlike most existing companies also, TSTV is cheap.
With just N5000 one can buy the decoder and dish and subscription prices are N200, N500, N1000, N1500 and N3000 respectively.
Considering this first-of-its-kind, mind-blowing offer, Nigerians took it upon themselves to advertise the new company, forcing the current service providers to reconsider their modus operandi or risk loosing their customers to the latest rave.
TSTV had announced that its full operations will begin on November 1, same date fixed for the commencement of StarTimes daily subscription package.
Reacting to the news, most StarTimes customers could not hide their excitement even as they attributed the new development to ‘fear of TSTV’.
One commentator said: “Pay per view? The fear of tstv is the beginning of wisdom”. Another said: “This is why competition is better. @tstvafrica effect.#StarTimesPaybyday #PayPerView #Payasyouwatch”.