All you need to know about StarSat

StarSat is a South African direct broadcast satellite television service that began broadcasting on 1 May 2010. StarSat is operated by On Digital Media, who were granted a pay-TV license by ICASA in September 2007. On Digital Media is currently 20% owned by Luxembourgish satellite operator SES and 20% owned by Chinese company StarTimes.

StarSat packages and channels 

The channels are grouped into two main, differently priced packages; Special Packages and Super Packages. The company also has several add on packages to ensure that everyone has the chance to watch what they want. If you discover that the package you want contains your family’s favourite channels but not yours, then you can opt for the add on package to customize your viewing experience.

To start watching any of the channels, you first need to purchase a StarSat decoder. If you are new to the subscription TV services, a StarSat 3 HD decoder is a device that goes for R599. This gadget will enable you to view your entertainment in HD. By having a decoder, you will get access to premium TV channels and free to air digital channels that are available in your area. The amount is the total payment for full installation, which includes the satellite dish, installation and HD decoder.

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Saturday 08:00AM – 01:00PM

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The Super Package, which has a monthly subscription of R209 has over 80 TV channels and 25 audio stations, which is great for those who love listening to the radio. On the other hand, the Special Package, which has a cheaper subscription of R109 per month, has over 50 TV channels and 25 audio stations. The channel list that you will find in both Super and Special packages include:

  • 1KZN TV- 486
  • Africa News- 272
  • African movie- 185
  • Aljazeera- 257
  • Animaux- 235
  • BBC World News- 256
  • BRICS CHANNEL- 509
  • CGTN- 266
  • CGTN Documentary- 231
  • CNC- 273
  • DA VINCI- 308
  • E EXTRA -489
  • E STARS – 190
  • Emmanuel TV – 517
  • Deen Channel – 365
  • ETV – 160
  • EWTN – 367
  • Fashion One – 283
  • FILMBOX -188
  • Fine Living – 281
  • FOX LIFE – 133
  • FOX Sports – 248
  • FOX Sports 2 – 249
  • France 24- 259
  • Glow TV – 570
  • GOD – 361
  • INPAS TV – 463
  • Inspiration TV – 362
  • Jim Jam – 303
  • Mindset – 309
  • MSNBC- 263
  • My TV – 460
  • Nat Geo Wild- 221
  • Nigezie – 323
  • ONSETV – 462
  • RTP International – 370
  • SABC 1 – 157
  • SABC 2 -158
  • SABC 3 – 159
  • Smile-306
  • Soweto TV- 488
  • ST Dadin Kowa – 404
  • ST Gospel – 360
  • ST Guide -99
  • ST Kids – 300
  • ST Kungfu- 155
  • ST Music- 320
  • ST Naija-324
  • ST Novela E – 127
  • ST Rise -120
  • ST Sino Drama- 130
  • ST Sports Focus – 240
  • ST Sports Life- 243
  • ST Swahili – 400
  • ST Yoruba – 412
  • ST Zone – 129
  • Telesur- 461
  • Tshwane TV – 487
  • TVC News Nigeria – 270
  • WAP TV – 189

Other channels that you will find in the Super package but not in Special Package are:

  • Baby TV- 305
  • Bloomberg- 264
  • DW- 274
  • EbonyLive TV- 191
  • Discovery Science- 222
  • Trace Africa- 334
  • Stingray Classica-332
  • ST Soul- 321
  • ST Sports Arena- 241
  • ST SA Music- 322
  • ST SERIES E1- 125
  • ST Africa- 180
  • ST Bollywood- 550
  • ST Novela E PLUS- 128
  • ST Movies Plus-100
  • National Geographic- 220
  • NDTV- 567
  • ST Nollywood Plus- 102
  • FASHION BOX- 282
  • FOX- 131
  • FOX News- 261
  • POP- 302
  • FUEL TV- 250
  • ID Investigation Discovery- 223
  • IQRAA- 366

StarSat has four add on packages: Chinese Package, Indian package, French package, and Sports+ package. The Chinese package which has a monthly subscription of R209 has 17 TV channels that are individually grouped to cater for viewers that understand the Chinese language. As an add on, the French package, which has 9 TV channels and 25 audios go for R129 per month, but if you want it as a stand-alone package, then you will pay R248.

StarSat payment options are easy to use and come in various methods so that you can choose what is most convenient for you. You can pay for your StarSat subscription via the following ways:

  • ATM
  • Debit Order
  • Internet Banking
  • Credit Card
  • Direct deposit
  • An EasyPay outlet

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