Press Release – StarTimes Launches E-Commerce Platform: StarTimes GO

Press Release – StarTimes Launches E-Commerce Platform StarTimes GO

StarSat is proud to announce that, very soon, we’ll be launching e-commerce functionalities on our StarTimes ON app called StarTimes GO. In the time of lockdown, many everyday things have become far more difficult, and in some cases impossible. StarTimes GO aims to help by featuring StarTimes products for people to purchase and have delivered to their homes, all without ever having to leave their homes.

In addition to the app, a new show with the same name, StarTimes GO, will be appearing on StarSat connected screens soon. In this show, a presenter will be showcasing the best technology that StarTimes has to offer, from smart TVs to decoders and solar-powered battery systems.

Users can make purchases through StarTimes GO by using any online-purchasing enabled Visa or Mastercard. The entire process from make the order to receiving the delivery and activating accounts can be done from the safety of people’s homes. If users prefer to make their orders directly they can make a quick call to StarSat’s call centre at 011 582 9988.

“We know that a healthy, self-isolated environment is important to prevent the worsening of this pandemic,” said John Yan, CEO of StarSat. “Therefore, we’ve innovated an all-in-one platform that doubles as both a source of entertainment and a way to purchase items without having to leave one’s home, so that we can all remain safe in these difficult times.”

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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”.