StarTimes Nigeria: Plans, Channels and Decoder Prices

StarTimes is a direct-to-home pay-tv service.  With its simple-to-install antenna decoders that require no dish coupled with its low tariffs, StarTimes has brought digital TV within the means of very many Nigerians.

StarTimes however offers dish decoders also for interested customers.  Here are the bouquets, channels and decoders from StarTimes.

Plans (Bouquets) with Channels Offered

Nova Bouquet (N600/month)

The Nova Bouquet is the lowest tarrif and it contains 28 channels. The channels include AIT

AWA TV, CCTV News, Channels TV, Child Smile, Cool TV, DOVE TV, E-STARS, FARIN WATA, Galaxy TV, IQRAA, LTV, MITV, NTA HAUSA, NTA IGBO, NTA News 24, NTA Sports 24, NTA YORUBA, ORISUN, Silverbird TV, ST Music, ST Sports Focus, Star Dadin kowa, STAR KUNGFU 1, Star ZONE, STV GUIDE, TVC, TVC News, Wazobia TV

The Basic Bouquet (N1,200/month)

This attracts the second lowest tariff on the StarTimes service. It offers 35+ channels covering news, education and entertainment.

Channels (with their codes) offered in the Basic Bouquet  include  017 – MGM, 053 – Star Novela E1, 055-  Star One, 101- NTA News 24, 105 – NTA Ent, 109 – Silverbird TV, 110 –  Galaxy TV, 111 – CHANNELS, 117 – AMC, 118 – DTN, 119 – MITV, 120 – DBN, 121 –  TVC, 122 – E-STARS, 123 – REAL-STARS, 125 – Rave TV, 128 – AIT, 130 – ITV, 132 – Superscreen, 156 –, 162 – Star Dadin Kowa, 165 – NTA Hausa, 166 – NTA Yoruba, 167 – NTA Igbo, 168 – Orisun, 178 – Farin Wata, 231 – CCTV Doc, 235 – Animaux, 262 – MCS, 280 – CCTV-NEWS, 300 – BBC WORLD, 301 – Al Jazeera E, 306 – NTA Parliamentary, 307 – TVC NEWS, 329 – Core TV News, 356 – Childsmile, 357 – Nickelodeon, 59 – NTA Knowledge, 400 – Star Music, 427 – Nigezie, 451 – TBN, 452 –  IQRAA, 464 – Dove Tv, 507 – B4U Movies

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The Classic Bouquet (N2,400/month)

This plan offers over 55 channels, including more choice channels than the Basic Bouquet.  The variety also includes news, education and entertainment.

In addition to channels in Basic bouquet, the Classic Bouquet has  018 – AMC Movies, 056 – Star Africa 2, 116 – WAP TV, 129 – Get TV, 150 – Star Kungfu 1, 155 – BET, 157 E! Entertainment, 158 QYOU, 169 Tinwa Tinwa, 222 Discovery Science, 229 Viasat N+H, 251 Star Sport 2, 256 – FOX Sports, 258 – NBA TV, 259 – Eurosportnews, 260 – Trace Sport Stars, 302 – Fox News, 334 – TLC, 337 – FLN, 360 – Jim Jam, 421 – MTV Base, 500 – Star Bollywood

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The Unique Bouquet (N3600/month)

This is the toast of StarTimes.  It offers over 70 channels.

In addition to channels in the Basic and Classic Bouquets, the Unique Bouquet has  010 – Star Movies 1, 019 – True Movies One, 051 – Star Series E1, 080 – Fox, 081 – FX, 220 – Nat Geo Gold, 230 – Viasat E+C, 257 – FOX Sports 2, 303 – MSNBC, 304 – Bloomberg, 336 – Fashion TV, 358 – Baby TV, 505 – Star Gold, 506 – Star Plus.

StarTimes Decoders

The decoders are priced as written below:

  • N3,390 for the Normal StarTimes Decoder
  • N4,390 for the HD StarTimes Decoder

The decoders contain an internal antenna but you can purchase the external antenna separately if needed. There are 2 types, the 10m external antenna cost N1,500 while the 20m external antenna cost N2,000

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  1. Adeyemi kabiru

    Since when i change my startime decorder to HD startime decorder i use to recharge #3,600 they used to open all the channel but if the month dont they reach 5days to the time i recharge some channel will stop working on 11-03-2017 i recharge #1,250 but the channel didnt open till now what happen,what causes it plz i need your assistant pls although am using the external arearial

  2. Emeka

    Star times frequently fluctuates. please remedy the situation. it hurts to turn on TV only to meet with disappointment. thanks.

  3. Adeniyi Adedotun

    i need one of the HD decoder, where would i get the original one, i learnt that most one selling outside at the retailer kiosk doesn’t last before it develop fault.

  4. John Ogar

    pls I just subscribed my startimes decoder with 1200 to basic bouquet it has not been activated. I used quickteller

  5. anne

    Pls does star times have zee world channel?

  6. becky

    wow really i dont even have any problem with my decoder
    but it will be awesome if they had zee world

  7. Ayo Fagbe

    Please I just paid a subscription of Two thousand naira but my subscription is yet to be activated card no 02146505945

  8. oyekanmi kehinde solomon

    Good afternoon sir what is the frequency & polarity of startime dish & decoder. Thanks.

  9. Kingsley

    What Are The Technical Datas For Startime, I Mean The Frequency , Polarity And Symbol Rate

  10. Lilian Timothy

    My AMC movies is not working. it says no service.

  11. Lilian Timothy

    And also my AMC movies is not working. it says no service.

  12. Lilian Timothy

    I recharged my startime on 14 of October which supposed to expire 13 of November but I just received a message that it will expire today which is very very bad. startime please what is going on?


    Novela E1 doesn’t exist on basic bouquet again. What can I do

    1. Ogunleye J.

      Pls what is the current tariff on startimes now i last recharge about a year ago for lack of power in my area

  14. Olubunmi

    Good morning. , i recharged Oct 13 2016 for nova bouquet. My subscription ought to last till Nov 12. Only for me to receive a message yesterday that my subscription will end today. My account has been suspended now. I need clarification on this. If not then, startimes is no more truthful to her terms of agreement.

  15. Tope Alabi

    pls how can i pay true ATM

  16. Michael

    Can we receive your sat in Benin Republic?

  17. Michael

    Can we vie your sat in Benin Republic?

  18. tochukwu

    can star time work in a village like neni in anambra state? and how much for a month?

  19. Wole

    I’m on Nova bouquet and still want to remain on it. Can I recharge 2400 or more to cover for 4moths of NOVA bouquet?

  20. Abayomi Ikotun

    i just paid for my subscription now how do i activate my acc. i need the email to send my evidence of payment

  21. olugbade

    does startime show laliga matchs

  22. olugbade

    does startime show laliga match or copa del rey

  23. Adelowo Rotimi


  24. Yusuf lukman

    I want to known if the startime has coverage in bwari area precisely Kuduru.
    If yes, what do i need to do?


    I have problem with my star times. smart card no 01467179163. I recharge on 27 jully after a week it stop show till now I can only watch NTA.

  26. yusuf sulaiman

    pls why do people removed sunnah tv , bringing back sunnah TV will attracted more customers to startimes mostly among the northern part of the country. thanks

  27. Kabir

    I paid N3600 online for unique bouquet but instead i got renewal for my previous plan which is basic bouquet for N1200. I want to know what’s going on. Please reverse this subscription to what i paid for or refund my money. And mind you that my subscription starts counting on the day you effect changes on my account.

  28. gifty olowolade

    st novela doesn’t exist on my decoder anymore

  29. Oche

    Pls why is nba tv off line? Will it be restored? Cos that’s why I am using startime.

  30. babatunde odere

    why is NBA TV not showing on star times again?

  31. Muhammad Magaji Ibrahim

    I paid 1200
    naria for Basic B but I can not get Nova
    channels almost 3 days now what is the
    problem pls. Thanks

  32. Omoboye kolawole

    wy is it dat wazobia TV is no longer on star time

  33. Precious Obazee

    Good day. I need to know if my startimes decoder will still work as the last time I recharged was in 2014. Thanks.

  34. John Lamu

    Good Day I put my money in StarTimes because of TLC channel but not long the channel was disconnected not long I paid 1200 naria for Basic B but I can not get Nova channels almost 3 days now what is the problem pls. Thanks

  35. Peter Ugwu

    Pls what has Ndi Igbo done to StarTimes to deserve only 1channel while Hausa and Yoruba has 3channels each in Abuja it is not fair my people

  36. Vichens Itopa

    how do I recharge #1200.00 since MTN doesn’t have #1200.00 recharge card?

  37. Arkila S Taimako

    Good evening, please I recharge my decoder no 02146177898 but only four channels are showing I.e Child smile, farin Wata,Dove TV, please kindly recti fy the problem

  38. pls i bought a decoder from sb,how will i get d external anntena and d wire?tnx

  39. CLEM


  40. stephen

    How can i change my startime banquet

  41. Deric Bright

    hello Guy’s, pls I need help, I installed the star timer dish nd search for frequency it show but when I try to view the channels it show me not subscribers, pls I don’t knw what to do, but the dealer told me over 70channels will show as free on air for a month. pls I need help on how to do it thanks

  42. michael

    Do star time has p*rn channel

  43. oyatope o james

    pls my decoder is showing smartcard error, what is the way out of this?

  44. Ayeni Oluwaseun

    Hello, i subscribed for Nova Bouquet yesterday and I only got 10 stations
    The stations that didn’t show are
    Orisun,Cool tv,Wazobia tv,Ait,Silver bird and the likes
    kindly reply with an explanation of the cause and how to rectify it,Thanks

    1. ezema ebere

      E_zone and wazobia is not showing

  45. samuel

    I want to be an agent of star times decoders and antennas. where can I register as a dealer?

    1. Samuel,
      You need to fill a form and submit on the StarTimes link:

  46. Emmanuel

    Go to Jos.

    Rwang pam street,
    Beach road,
    Old airport road,
    Zenith bank etc

  47. Emmanuel

    Am in Damaturu Yobe state.

    Pls, will a startimes dish help bring startimes coverage in a place like Damaturu that has no coverage?

    Or the Dish is just to watch HD channels?

  48. sunny

    how many meter dish do use to track startimes

  49. Adamu

    My name is adamu ibrahim frm damaturu yobe state, +2347061940274 i need one HD decoder

  50. Ajibogun Victor

    Pls i am in kogi state, hw can i purchase d startimes decoder with antena?

  51. Collins

    So startimes doesnt show any EPL matches

  52. OKONKWO Motole

    This stations are not showing again on Nova bouquet

    1. CCTV NEWS
    2. STAR
    3. AIT
    4. Galaxy tv
    Channels tv

    Please what the cause

  53. OKONKWO Motole

    This stations are not showing again on Nova bouquet

    1. CCTV NEWS
    2. STAR
    3. AIT
    4. Galaxy tv
    Channels tv

  54. walax

    why is it that mtv base is not showing and mitv channel is abscent on my classic bouquet?

  55. Fade

    Pls I would like to know the current prices of all the bouquet

  56. Michael

    Good day sir, please i wanna know if the startimes HD decoders must be used with a dish. Thanks

    1. Michael,
      YES, it must be used with a Dish.

  57. nkem linda

    While tryin to see wat went wrog i mistakenly deleted al chanel list,pls wat do ii do

  58. nkem linda

    I recharged since yestfrday and have nt bin able to watch any chanel.i recharge wit 1500

  59. Gabriel Kingsley

    I am presently in Abia state for work is it possible I buy startimes decoder here and install in Yola? secondly I am using strong decoder is it possible to use the existing dish to install startimes because i don’t want use more dishes. please advice.

  60. Rev Easy

    Please l like to know all channels list in each plan of the subscriptions.

  61. Sunday Clement

    Good day, please do you allow your customers to change plan or package, if you do how can one go about it?

  62. Muhamed salisu

    Pls return rave channel

  63. Hassan Gimba

    Pls is the antenna type decoder HD?

    1. Hassan,
      No. The antenna type is not HD.

  64. Jennifer Richard

    please I want to know if star time does show NBA, NFL sports

  65. Ibrahim M. S.

    Does Star Time decoders record?

  66. obi Fidelis

    I have not received cooltv and wazobia TV on my bouquets for over two weeks now

  67. Sadeeq Magaji

    Can I use two decoders in one subscription? I want be viewing star times in my parlour and bedroom and be able to tune to any channel of my choice in either my parlour or bedroom


    a Star time decoder I bought in Osun where I was using it but bringing to Delta State, I can no longer use it. it is showing no signal. pls can I still use it in Delta State?

  69. Gbemiga

    Please where can I get Startimes in Sanago-Ota or the contact person(s)? Thanks

    1. Gemiga,
      You can get Startimes Dealer address from Startimes link:

    2. Bigjeff

      You can get it a shop beside the complex after Sango bridge before sweet sensation that is situated in a filling station. Best of luck…

  70. Joseph Oke

    How much is the unique bouquet…. and I want to know if startimes is still running the msnbc channels?

  71. Awotubo adetutu

    Since last year, i’ve not be able to watch movie from my startime mobile phone. what can i do.

  72. OTEMU


  73. lawal

    Pls why is English premiere league not shown on star times

  74. Okediji Adeola

    Please I need the frequency for installing startimes decoder with dish in Ilorin… Reason been that I was using it in Jalingo Taraba State during my nysc.. And now back to Ilorin. Thanks

  75. Bruce

    Does startimes air champions league matches on any of their banquet?

  76. Olatunji

    Add telemundo to your basic package. I bet you almost all gotv user will switch.keep doing the good work.

  77. Ibikunle Comfort

    Pls,d last time i recharged my startime decoder was 2013,pls will it work if i recharge it now?

    1. Ibikunle
      Yes it should still work

  78. ale babajide

    Pls sir, does starttimes show life premiership match in any of their sports channels

    1. Hello Ale,
      No they do not show EPL matches on Startimes

      1. ale babajide

        Gd mon, but which of the bouquet shows laliga, bundusliga, seria A amd other live matches

  79. Chukwuebuka Collins udeagbala

    please I just purchased the startimes HD decoder,i really don’t have any dish and can’t afford to buy one, does that mean that I can’t watch channels in HD or can’t I use smaller antenna,i want to also know if I can really access startimes in UNN nsukka, please reply me I beg una

    1. Hello Collins,
      You would need the dish to receive hd channels.
      As fot UNN Nsukka i do not know if there is a transmitter around there however you can confirm from any dealer in your location.

  80. rahma

    Pls I want to download the series drama on star plus. “Yeh Haai Mohabbatein”

  81. Oyekunle Lukman

    Pls, I want to know the frequency at which BCOS TV Channel 28 UHF Ibadan operates on star times

  82. Aminu

    my startimes decoder was activated on 30th august 2015 at 9:30pm, why you blocked it on 29th sept at 8:30am? i sent my complain to through your address and you asked me to send my smart card number which i did, but no any response

  83. Yemi biyi

    Why is ltv8 and galaxy not showing in ibadan on startime

  84. Olalemi Mrs

    D startime nova bouque is not showin LTV,Galaxy $ MITV.why.i bought it bcos of these chanels $ they a counted 2 make up 28 chanels.pls take a step

  85. zulaihat ibrahim

    plxx try and answer to our questions, we love startimes and datx y we r on dis, but if ur nt attending well 2 ur costomers dey will be negetive thought on u guys, so plxxx try and answer 2 all questions, is ur duty.

  86. Dennis

    I subscribe for basic bouquet, and most of d channels in my bouquet are not showing. I don’t know why, please u guys should do something ooo, my subscription is going.

  87. momoh Abdulraheem

    I just received a msg that from Oct 1 the #3600 subscription will be increase to #4800….on what basis…? I thought the whole idea was to make satellite TV affordable to common nigerians…how is the startimes idea of extortion better to the one of dstv within this short period…I think the board should sit well on the issue and not lose the little attention they are getting recently


    Pls where is Startimes office in sango

  89. Jerry Uche

    Pls does startimes has coverage in outskirts of owerri, as in village far from owerri town. If yes, what type of startimes is suitable to purchase to enable have good coverage

  90. paul ohio

    pls can you guys list the name of the HD channels on startime

  91. Gabriel

    I have a dstv decoder and dish and another dish that came with my television. Can any of these dish work percfectly with startime decoder?

    1. Yes it will work provided you position it properly

  92. Samsolo

    Is it true that i can watch Mitv and MSNBC on star times?

  93. samuel shodipo

    why did fox sport is not in the channel list again as from Friday 14th 2015

  94. shola Temple Sule

    i am a pocketmoni agent and i want to know how to change plan for subscribers like a customer was subscribing for NOVA Bouquet and now he want to subscribe for Basic Bouquet and secondly if he has not choosing plan at all, how do i change plan lastly a customer came to my unit and she is subscribing for basic bouquet and she just want to subscribe for just two weeks.

  95. Olajide

    All the stations and prices written here don’t apply. The cards go for #1200 and unique package for #3600. Worst still, stations like history, natgeo gold etc, that made me purchase the plan don’t exist on startimes (as far as my decoder goes). I hope I hadn’t just thrown my cash into the air?

    1. Hello Jide,
      The prices have been updated as gotv recently changed the prices for their packaged. However the channels you complained about exist and you can confirm from the gotv official page here

  96. Israel D

    How do can I get the startime dish type in Maiduguri since the normal antenner type is not functional here yet?

  97. freezer

    I have a big motor drive dish.can it work with star time decorder?i don’t want so many dish around me.

    1. Hello freezer,
      I know you can you any antenna with startimes decoder but if the dish cable can fit into to back of the decoder you can give it a try. I believe it should work if pointed to the right direction.

  98. John

    Is startimes going to work in my village ( akwa-ihedi, nnewi south, anambra state . Nigeria.

  99. ibejohnson83

    How I wish that startimes will start to show EPL and Champions leagues, so that Dstv can go and rest.

  100. Tade

    I am having difficulty recharging my startimes decoder online using quickteller. After several attempts I get the same response that I cannot proceed to completion. Please, advise.

    1. Demi Agunbiade

      I am unable to recharge on Quickteller as well.
      Can Startimes do something about this as i want to top up to the full bouquet of available channels including Bundesliga and Serie A

  101. Abdullahi Funtua

    Hi Startimes, i want to know if startimes is active in my home town (Funtua).

  102. David Oladele

    please send me the frequency for installing star time

  103. David Oladele

    i need the frequency for installing star time for HD decoder thanks

  104. Paul

    Does bad weather affect Startimes decoder just like dstv?

  105. Chiemela Okoro

    I want to know why etc, BBC and sabc channels have not been restored by star times.

  106. choffy

    Can a startime antenna work on any strong decoder please anyone help

  107. Dr Kenny

    Pls what is the extent of coverage of startimes network? Does the dish type cover all parts of the country? If it doesn’t, how will i know if my area (omoku) has coverage?

  108. Kifayat Durosinmi

    Which star time is closer to the mainland ebute meta to be precise. Can I have your star customer care number for more info.

    1. You can contact StarTimes in Lagos on 08172398558
      All details on how to contact startimes is available here:

  109. Theophilus

    What is the difference between the dish and the antenna type of startimes tv?

    1. StarTimes is also available in HD just like DSTV and the only way to get HD channels on Startimes is to get the HD Decoder and Dish.
      While the antenna type is for normal StarTimes channels.

      1. Samuel

        I have just gotten a Startimes HD decoder to go with my new Samsung HD TV. I am not using any dish. Does that mean I will not be able to watch HD channels? Secondly, my indoor antenna can’t pick signals at my place, behind legislative quarters Apo Abuja. So I am trying to have an external installed. Will it work?

        1. You need to use the dish to receive HD channels

  110. amos

    can d star time decoder dish work with exiting dish in place becos i don’t like to set up two many dish.

  111. john

    does startimes shows igbo movies

    1. Chinedu


  112. john

    does startimes shows igbo movies and live football

  113. olusola

    d antena type does not work in my area, what can i do, n ao much is d dish type?

    1. The star times dish type is N9000

      1. Agbede Rotimi

        How can we make payment for recharge by ourselves without going to your agent office?

  114. cosmos

    hw much iz d startimes decoder

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