Feature Story – StarTimes ON serves its stay-at-home audience better.

Feature Story – StarTimes ON serves its stay-at-home audience better

The StarTimes ON app has been downloaded by over 20 million Africans to keep them entertained in the comfort and safety of their homes. The convenience afforded by the app and the sheer variety of content available has made StarTimes ON play a far bigger role in the way many people consume their news and entertainment.

StarTimes ON has a page dedicated to keeping you up to date with the latest developments in the fight against COVID-19. For thousands of people, this is their go-to place for accurate news and information regarding the global pandemic. In addition, StarTimes ON gives users access to ten 24-hour news channels and hundreds of news shows in multiple languages including English, French, Portuguese and Swahili. With StarTimes ON users are never more than a few taps away from the latest trustworthy news sources.

To help students stay on track with their education, StarTimes has collaborated with multiple African channels and educational programs to broadcast video learning materials to suit their needs.

With the StarTimes ON app doubling as a payment portal, users can, by linking their StarSat accounts, make changes to their bouquets and recharge their accounts without leaving their homes. Users of the app have voiced their love and support for these new features on social media, especially with regards to how much time and effort it has saved them.

“We greatly appreciate the support of our audience and as a show of our appreciation we’ve made more content available to them on our app,” said John Yan, the CEO of StarSat. “Now more than ever we need to keep everyone in the family entertained and our app makes that possible.”

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A subsidiary of StarTimes, Africa’s leading TV broadcaster, StarSat is a digital satellite television provider operating in South Africa.

Acquiring TopTV in 2013, StarSat has been supplying South Africans with quality digital paid TV for over 10 years.

Their channels are world-class and offer a variety of content that will satisfy the whole family. From series and movies to kid’s shows, news and documentaries, StarSat has enough variety to keep you entertained.


StarTimes is the leading digital TV operator in Africa, serving 13 million DVB subscribers and 20 million OTT users with a signal covering the whole continent and a massive distribution network of 170+ brand halls and 30,000+ distributors in 37 countries. StarTimes owns a featured content platform, with 600 authorized channels consisting of news, movies, series, sports, entertainment, children’s programs, etc. The company’s vision is “To ensure that every African family can access, afford, watch and share the beauty of digital TV”.