New DSTV service provider makes headway in Lilongwe: StarSat

Digital Satellite Television DSTV customers in the country now have a wider choice for subscribing to service providers as a new company opened its doors early January this year in Lilongwe to provide, according to their marketing manager, quality affordable DSTV services to as many Malawians as possible.

Emmanuel Mpinganjira, marketing manager for StarSat.

Emmanuel Mpinganjira, marketing manager for StarSat.

Customer inside Star Sat office

Customer inside Star Sat office

StarSat offices in NICO Center within Lilongwe Shopping Mall complex

StarSat offices in NICO Center within Lilongwe Shopping Mall complex

Emmanuel Mpinganjira, marketing manager for StarSat, said they are happy with the reaction of Malawians for embracing them though they are just new on the market scene in Malawi.

“We started selling on 8th of January but by today Jan 23rd we have already sold over forty decoders. As a new company, we feel this is a huge start for our business and we can see a beautiful future for our business,” jubilated Mpinganjira.

For introductory offers, customers pay MK21, 000 for a decoder and access to 80 channels. Normally, they sell dish, lnb and decoder at MK37 000 with free installation.

Normally the charges are MK12 500 for a full bouquet of 80 channels, they are also offering other bouquets such as StarSat special of 29 channels at MK3 500, StarSat smart at MK7 000 of over 50 channels and many more.

StarSat channels include Africa magic, Africa 2, Star movies, Novela movies, Aljazeera, France 24, CCTV. On sports, they have Star sports 1, 2 and 3 which beam UEFA and LALIGA among others. They also beam Premier League but not live. They have children channels such as Nick, Baby TV. In addition, they also provide 15 Indian channels and 12 Chinese channels.

Mpinganjira said StarSat is a subsidiary of Star Times and they are available in many African countries such as Ghana, Tanzania, Kenya, Botswana, South Africa, Mozambique and Uganda just to mention a few.

He disclosed that they will be opening offices in Blantyre and Mzuzu in the near future to expand their business.

Mpinganjira also said they will be talking to many players in the industry in order to increase the number of their channels they are providing.

“On the cards, we are looking to add more sports channels, news and Malawian channels in addition to MBC which we already have.

“We missed the Africa Cup of Nations because we started working late but we assure our customers that next time they will have it,” explained the marketing manager. – LINA.

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41 thoughts on “New DSTV service provider makes headway in Lilongwe: StarSat”

  1. Okavango says:

    A lot of thanks for weakening the monopoly we had in the digital satellite tvs. Now this is an oligopoly which needs our sustenance. Don’t take Manyasa for a ride! I gather Starsat has SABC1, 2, 3

  2. Kanyimbi says:

    This is very good news. More supply less demand and the prices will go down which will end up with the customers benefiting. But with no live EPL then you will not give more pressure to the multichoice guys. So have more market intelligence.

  3. karonga says:

    It’s a great opportunity to have such wonderful service that [STARSAT] company have brought to our door step, and I’m sure this company has brought competition with the other existing company to provide a better and affordable service to Malawian. Lets support them so that we can see the improvement in digital satellite television, but do you provide super sport channels?

  4. water boards and escom must follow suit

  5. hohoba says:

    Epl sells, think twice

  6. sapitwa says:

    Multichoice forever

  7. sensei says:

    is dstv not a trade mark? why not just call it satellite tv in your article like they do in all otjer countries?

  8. Born Politician says:

    zayamba ndichimala kale, we mised Afcon because we started late? make sure u gat english football malawians love english football not laliga and the like thats poor marketing research anyasa. premier league but not live? sounds chimidzi, wake up muike mpira yapo ndiye zizitchipa muona mmnene titagulile zimenezo, a multichoice agwanayo pompano agalu waja amatchaja mmadollar as if Malawi is one state that make the USA.

  9. Young&Denzel says:

    In morden days football is what make bussines so no live EPL i think we cant love your subsciption thats it star sat. Think again

  10. clement says:

    People, do not limit yourselves into thinking that we all love EPL or Football in general

  11. pido says:

    No live EPL games? Fotsek, we don’t need u. I, being a big fan of manchester united, m saying, we dnt need ur Hua shin shuang channels!

  12. Matey U .Mopiya says:

    No live EPL games ?did you do your research ?you have shot yourselves on the foot.I am giving you 3 months you will go
    Under very soon ,Zodiakztv,TimesTV,MbcTv can do better and talking about DSTV you can’t compete .

  13. abinte says:

    we need backlays osati zinazo.no backlays no buying ur dish.zotibera ngati anachita anzanu kutigulitsa ma decoder den nkuthawa musamale

  14. joliji says:

    Digital satellite television are simply English words not any company and thats why that company you think of has another name Multichoice they cant use only DSTv and distinguish between DSTV and DSTv with your small v, please dont show your ignorance to the world, we know it pains you that more companies are coming in and your customers are getting smaller by the day because you are thieves stealing from poor Malawians

    1. ujeni says:

      a Joliji
      Even the word Multichoice is English. At Star Multichoice company office, is that correct

  15. Angoni says:

    If you dont have supersport 3….mwagwa nao. Muisova

  16. Kalanga says:

    Is it national wide viewing! I just want to know coz am @ karonga and only multichoice can be accessed!

  17. Chetwick says:

    Kulibe cha nzeru ndi star sat repeated programs eish ask before u buy

  18. Chetwick says:

    Mukanaziwa za star sat ask pple in southafrica i have one but eish not lekker

  19. GN Phiri says:

    No live premier League matches? Pamenepo mwagwa nayo!

  20. opportunist says:

    Good news .Multi choice needs competitor

  21. sothini says:

    Kwacha has appreciated heavily and is still, understand.
    Reduce subscription, A Multchoice or please tiganizireni ise wene Malawi.

  22. Ababa Thamangiwa. says:

    kanema wangowoneta umbulitu apa. pwitipwitipwiti. ukundiseketsa!!!!!!!

  23. mbuzi says:

    Is this a news story or an advert? Come on Lilongwe News agency you can do better than this. To say that your agency comprise of big shots Journos in Malawi is a mockery to the journalism profession in Malawi. its actually an embrassment to some of us. Your news agency will not survive if you write stories the civil service way like MANA. Mr Mundango and group please raise the bar in terms of quality control. Give us a perfect story with context and background not just parroting of rehashing some useless press statement. this the last time I will read your mediocre staff.

  24. EYE WITNESSES says:

    Mr.Kanema (Television

  25. nyayo says:

    Ife tikudalitsika kale ndi Zuku

  26. jayz says:

    We are ok with multichoice and we need no alternative. We can’t change at this moment, Sorry try again later

  27. bizwek Pakhala says:

    DSTV ndi service ya multichoice. Umbuli bwanji?

  28. Kasenye says:

    Tayesani Tione, Zuku Ikutinamapo Apa!

  29. CHA JU!! says:

    Mukuchepera kwa MultiChoice!!!No live Barclays Premier League games!!!!

  30. Mukama says:

    So many problems with reporters or is it journarists these days, they fail to distinquish so many issues………imagine a whole journarist failing to pronounce “establish” I heard one saying extablish ,taks instead of task! Why do they like confusing Malawians on issues they are ignorant about!

    1. ujeni says:

      remove the log in your eye first. What is JOURNARIST?

  31. Gas Machinehead says:

    Kanema, it wouldn’t do u harm to find out first before u comment!

  32. wito says:

    DSTV simply means Digital Satellite Television, any digital television using satellite can be called DSTV it doesnt belong to one group of company, its not a name of any particular company, so check it up

  33. chikhwalingwa says:

    gud news. a multichoice akutibera kwambiri. koma zischitike za za Gtv tu! taweya!

  34. Kanema says:

    Why does the reporter refer to “DSTV”? These are not DSTV channels but Star channels.Don’t confuse customers, Mr Reporter.

    1. bigy says:

      D.S.T.V means digital satelite televison not the dstv you think mr kanema

      1. ujeni says:

        DSTV is an accroyn of a company. No company offering satellite television can be called DSTV, only the South African multichoice company

    2. Wailing Soul says:

      Kanema Kanema, you must be daft? DSTV does not beling to one firm. Find out the meaning of DSTV? Its just because you have been used to the monopoly of Multichoice providing you with DSTV channels. But it does not mean Multichoice owns them. They just provide Digital Satellite Television Channels and there are many players in the industry who can equally do that and Star is one of hem. School yourself, don’t be so daft. Simply put in Chichewa its like “kasonkhasonkha wa mbewu, Pannar Seed itha kusakaniza mbeu zosiyanasiyana nkupanga starter pack (thumba limodzi lalikulu kuikamo timapaketi ta nyemba, mtedza. soya) komanso Seed Co itha kupanga zomwezo,” Mbeuzo sizawo koma zochokera kumaiko osiyanasiyana tsono zili ndi inu dala kuti mugula kuti Starter pack yo malingana ndi mmene mulili mmatumba mwanu komanso mmene asokanizira tima paketi tambewuzo. Mwapurika?

    3. powder says:

      pali kaumbulitu apa, dstv si dzina la company ya wina ai! if anything we have multchoice and star sate. kutengeka zili zopanda nzeru.

    4. KING SOLOMONS PALACE says:

      MR KANEMA THANKX 4 YO CONCERN,UR NOT DE ONLYONE WHO DOES NOT UNDESTAND THESE THINGS,TO ALMOST 99%PPLE WHEN THEY HEAR OF DSTV;THEY AUTOMATICALLY THINK OF “MULTICHOICE MALAWI”.BUT MR KANEMA DO U NOT KNOW DAT FREE TO AIRS R ALL DSTVS? NO ONE CAN BLAME U BUT THE PROBLEM IS ON MULTICHOICE MALAWI-THEY CAPITALISED ON THE NAME DSTV BUT THAT IS NOT A BRAND NAME.PUT IT SIMPLY NOT ALL HOMETHEATRES R SONNY,WE HAVE SAMSUNG,SAMESONG,AIWA,DENON,TELEFUNKEN ETC BUT THEY R ALL HOMETHEATRES.SO DO NOT RESTRICT YO SELF TO MULTICHOICE,EVEN YO “FILIBAO” OR “FILIBWINO” IS DSTV,KIKIKIKK

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