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This is a full list of TopStar Zambia bouquets and subscription

TopStar Zambia bouquets are 3 in total and give subscribers access to over 55 digital TV channels

TopStar Zambia bouquets are 3 in total and give subscribers access to over 55 digital TV channels. TopStar is a terrestrial pay-tv service that is a joint-venture between ZNBC and StarTimes – this was due to a directive by the international broadcasting regulator for all broadcasters to go digital by 2020. ZNBC did not have the technical resources to go digital solely; as a result, the merger with StarTimes came to be.

TopStar is only available in Zambia

Access to TopStar service is only available in Zambia due to its terrestrial technology. Although terrestrial TV coverage is limited to areas where transmitters are present, TopStar is accessible all over the country thanks to the many ZNBC transmitters.
The terrestrial TV has limited space to fit channels and is the cheaper alternative. However, if a subscriber wants access to more channels, she can buy a satellite TV service like StarTimes or DStv – satellite has broader coverage than terrestrial.

You need to pay to gain access

Since TopStar is a terrestrial pay-tv service, you need a decoder, antenna, and a subscription to access channels on the platform. Just as is the case for its terrestrial counterpart from Multichoice, GOtv, access to channels on the platform is tiered in the form of bouquets. The three bouquets on the platform are – namely – Classic, Basic, and Nova to suit different budgets.
In other words, the choice of a bouquet is dependent on individual taste and how much you can afford to pay. For the sake of clarity on what you get on the platform, check what channels are on offer next.

Below is a full list of TopStar bouquets and the cost of a subscription to gain viewing access.

TopStar Zambia bouquets and subscription 2019

Bouquet: TopStar Nova
Subscription: K45
Channels: 30‎
Starting the first on the line-up of bouquets is Nova. Nova is the cheapest bouquet on the TopStar platform but doesn’t compromise on content quality. If you were to try and relate it to GOtv Zambia bouquets, then GOtv Lite bouquet is what you can consider being similar. If one subscribes to the Nova bouquet, they’ll be inline to watch crystal clear content from local and international TV stations.

The table below shows what channels are available in the Nova bouquet.

JIMJAM E TV E – STARS IQRAA CGTN ALJAZEERA
DA VINCI ST SPORTS FOCUS ST ZONE CGTN DOCUMENTARY FRANCE 24 CNC WORLD
ST SPORTS ARENA ST KUNGFU EMMANUEL TV ZNBC TV 2 ZNBC TV 3 PRIME TV
QTV LIFE TELEVISION CITY TV CBC HOPE CHANNEL ZAMBIA CAMNET
REVELATION DIAMOND TV FRESH TV TBN ABN TV
Bouquet: TopStar Basic
Subscription: K80
Channels: 38‎
Second, on the list of bouquets is the budget TopStar Basic. TopStar Basic is the midrange bouquet that’s higher than Nova and lower than Classic; in short, it’s the middle child. If you’re thinking like me, you have realized that the naming scheme from TopStar is a little off as the Basic bouquet should have been what Nova is – the least. Anyway, Basic is the midrange bouquets with high-quality content packed with entertainment channels – this is the package for those that want to keep up with the Kardashians.‎

The table below shows what channels are available in the bouquet.

JIMJAM E TV E – STARS IQRAA CGTN ALJAZEERA
DA VINCI ST SPORTS FOCUS ST ZONE CGTN DOCUMENTARY FRANCE 24 CNC WORLD
ST SPORTS ARENA ST KUNGFU EMMANUEL TV ZNBC TV 2 ZNBC TV 3 PRIME TV
QTV LIFE TELEVISION CITY TV CBC HOPE CHANNEL ZAMBIA CAMNET
REVELATION DIAMOND TV FRESH TV TBN ABN TV  STAR LIFE
ST NOVELA E BBC WORLD NEWS AMC MOVIES ST SINO DRAMA ST KIDS E!
Bouquet: TopStar Classic
Subscription: K105
Channels: 55‎
Third, on the list of bouquets is Classic. Classic is the premium package available on the platform. Although being the premium package on the platform, the majority of subscribers can afford it. There are over 53 channels available in the bouquet in total. In a nutshell, Classic bouquet is for those who want it all and never want to miss out on what TopStar has to offer.

Below is a full list of channels available in the Classic bouquet.

JIMJAM E TV E – STARS IQRAA CGTN ALJAZEERA
DA VINCI ST SPORTS FOCUS ST ZONE CGTN DOCUMENTARY FRANCE 24 CNC WORLD
ST SPORTS ARENA ST KUNGFU EMMANUEL TV ZNBC TV 2 ZNBC TV 3 PRIME TV
QTV LIFE TELEVISION CITY TV CBC HOPE CHANNEL ZAMBIA CAMNET
REVELATION DIAMOND TV FRESH TV TBN ABN TV  STAR LIFE
ST NOVELA E BBC WORLD NEWS AMC MOVIES ST SINO DRAMA ST KIDS E!
FINE LIVING FOX NEWS MTV BASE ST BOLLYWOOD ST MOVIES PLUS STAR PLUS
BABY TV ST SPORTS PREMIUM ID ST WORLD FOOTBALL HD ST NOVELA E PLUS AMC SERIES
If you would like to stay up to date with changes in bouquet prices and more, click the bell icon.‎
You can pay for a bouquet of your choice through TopStar outlets and dealers such as Shoprite, countrywide. Alternatively, payments can be made through mobile money platforms, banking services, and vending machines.‎
For further information, call the call center on 2000, visit their website topstar.co.zm (FYI, it is not mobile-friendly), or pay them a visit at TopStar Business Hall, Arcades Mall, 10101, Lusaka, Zambia. Reach them up on their social media channels (Facebook, Twitter, WhatsApp +260977835435).
‎Alternatively, if you like to watch TV on the go or would like to access content available StarTimes and TopStar but cannot afford to buy a decoder, you can download the StarTimes app on your smartphone to watch TV for free.
In conclusion, it is fair to acknowledge that ZNBC and StarTimes have made access to digital television easy for everyone through TopStar.‎
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