Press Release – StarTimes ON offers secure online payments and greater access to live channels

Press Release – StarTimes ON offers secure online payments and greater access to live channels

With so many families stuck at home due to the lockdown, StarSat’s customers have welcomed the additional children’s programming available on ST Kids, Da Vinci, Mindset and Baby TV. StarSat isn’t going to stop there, however, for they now bring you greater access to news, documentaries and TV series on their OTT platform StarTimes ON. In addition to more content, the StarTimes ON app now supports secure online payments.

By linking your StarSat decoder and smartcard to the StarTimes ON app not only will you gain access to more Livestream channels but you will also get complete control of your account. Recharge your account using your Visa or Mastercard or change your bouquet to suit your needs. All this and more without having to leave the safety of your home.

Data is expensive, so the StarTimes ON programmers made sure that their app uses as little data as possible. You can stream the same HD quality as other OTT platforms but use 30% fewer data thanks to how efficient the app is. In case you’re very low on data, the app also allows you to switch to standard definition allowing you to consume even less. A lot of the content on the app can be download to your device so even when you’re out of data or when the signal’s bad you can stay entertained.

“As a digital TV operator in South Africa, StarSat feels a duty to contribute to the safety of the public during these difficult times. People’s homes are the safest place they can be right now so we’ve made it possible to keep enjoying great entertainment and have access to accurate news and information without the need to go outside,” says StarSat CEO John Yan.

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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.

We offer three main packages and multiple add-on packages that viewers can use to customize their experience. Our Special Package is our most affordable bundle and offers over 50 television channels for R109 per month. Our Super Package is our premium bundle and has over 80 channels for R209 per month. Our add-on package includes the Indian Package that has language and culture-specific content. Our top tier package, the Max Package for R299 per month, contains all the channels of the Super, Indian and French packages.

Our channels are world-class and offer a variety of content that will satisfy everyone in your family. The best movies and series can be caught on ST Movies Plus (ch 100) and the African Movie Channel (ch 185). Keep the young ones entertained with a variety of child-centred channels like Baby TV and ST Kids. International documentary channels like CGTN Documentary (ch 231) and Discovery Family (ch 222) will keep the intellectual ones engaged and fascinated. Sports and news buffs can stay up to date with the very latest in current events through the likes of ST Sports 1, 2 and 3 (ch 241, 243, 245) and BBC World (ch 256). Drama lovers can catch the very best in Telenovelas, Nollywood and Bollywood series and films, each with channels dedicated to them. Music lovers can listen to everything from gospel music to urban jams through channels like ST SA Music. StarSat has all this and so much more on offer.


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”.