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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Okavango
Guest

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

Kanyimbi
Guest

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.

karonga
Guest

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?

anthony kawinga
Guest

water boards and escom must follow suit

hohoba
Guest

Epl sells, think twice

sapitwa
Guest

Multichoice forever

sensei
Guest

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

Born Politician
Guest

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.

Young&Denzel
Guest

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

clement
Guest

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

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