There are times you don’t get a chance to view the screen or catch up with your favourite series, due to emergencies or whatsoever. If this is a normal occurrence for you, you can now opt for a daily payment on StarTimes for as low as N60 daily.
StarTimes has recently introduced a more convenient and faster means of payment to its subscribers in Nigeria. Remita is a local electronic payment solution for its Pay TV subscribers.
As the scramble for subscribers gets tougher, the only available options are to make payment options more convenient and make charges more pocket-friendly to accommodate more subscribers and retain the existing ones. A spokesperson from StarTimes said:
‘To further ensure that they do not miss a moment of the entertainment available on StarTimes, subscribers can also automate subscription payment by setting up a standing order on Remita. This means they do not need to manually make payments, as the Remita standing order ensures their pay TV subscription is automatically renewed at a fixed day of the month and guarantees their service is never interrupted.’
Aside from this new payment option, payments can also be made via internet banking platform, at any commercial bank, any microfinance bank branch nationwide.
With these numerous options, there are no barriers to payments and it bridges the hurdle of making payments in the bank. ‘Our aim is to continue to provide our subscribers with easier ways to access non-stop entertainment on our digital terrestrial and satellite television stations. We do not want them to have any barrier – least of all, subscription renewal’, the Chief Operating Officer, Tunde Aina said.
He said further that the usual text and email notification used to remind subscribers of a renewal will now no be accompanied by a link to make an instant payment. The link will direct you to the page for online payments.
What other strategy could have been implemented to keep GOTV and TSTV off their customers? With a subscription fee as low as N60 from the comfort of your home, what could any customer ask for? However, the Pay TV operator didn’t state if it would continue with its Pay-Per-View plan as it announced last month on Twitter.
Whatever the case may be, the competition between the operators is getting stiffer and as expected, it’s the consumers who get all the pleasure at the long run, while the marketers of the firms remain under pressure to meet an unrealistic target.