DSTV Subscription Packages And Prices In Nigeria
Without any doubt you would agree with me that DSTV is one of the best and biggest Socialite TV cable in Nigeria, With millions of subscribers across Nigeria. On this post, our discussion would be majored on DSTV subscription packages in Nigeria and their various prices.
As a matter of fact, DSTV is a leading Satellite cable TV service from Multichoice in Nigeria and across Africa. The service offers direct-to-home DTH pay TV services to customers across Africa and boasts of one of the cheapest pay TV packages in Nigeria as well as innovative services like HD channels, HD PVR decoders, and a mobile streaming services like DSTV Now and Showmax.
Multichoice has the DSTV Compact Plus package targeted at sports lovers and has introduced three new bouquet in the DSTV Padi, DSTV Yanga and DSTV Confam with the Access and Family packages discontinued.
HD channels currently available on DSTV include, SuperSport HD 11, SuperSport HD 12, SuperSport HD 3, MNET West HD, 1Magic HD, MMET Premium HD, MNET Movies Smile HD, MNET Action+ HD, Studio Universal HD, WWE Channel HD, TLC HD, Discovery Family HD, Africa Magic Showcase HD, Discovery ID HD, and Discovery HD Showcase. HD offers crisp and bright pictures as well as crystal clear sound.
Barclays English Premier League is available on DSTV. So, if you want to watch the whole 380 matches live, you are better off with the pay TV service.
However, to be able to view all SuperSport channels that show the Barclays Premier league in Nigeria, you have to subscribe for the DSTV Compact Plus package, which goes for ₦10,925/month.
The package of over 150 channels is available on DSTV Premium, which costs ₦16,200 monthly. The Premium package also comes with free subscription to the Showmax streaming service.
DSTV Explora Decoder
DSTV Explora is the most advanced decoder from Multichioce. It offers a lot of features that offers a great viewing experience.
The Explora is first an HD PVR decoder. This means you can watch high quality HD content from HD channels. It also means you can record content on the decoder. Explora can record up to 220 hours of content.
However, Explora decoder is not just a PVR decoder, it also comes with internet access allowing you stream and download content online.
The DSTV Catchup feature enables you catchup with programmes you may have missed, plus other content. The DSTV BoxOffice gives you exclusive access to latest blockbuster movies.
The good thing is that You can rent and download any of the available movies and keep them for up to 48 hours.
The price of the Explora decoder is currently put at 55,000 Naira with installation kit (Dish, LNB, etc).
To receive DSTV channels, subscribers require a satellite dish (with dish kit like LNB, etc), a DSTV decoder (HD Zapper Decoder or Explora Decoder), a smart card and a remote control.
DSTV as a paid Satellite TV service, so signals are encrypted. By paying your subscription and slotting your smart card in your decoder, your decoder will be enabled to decode the encrypted digital TV signals.
DSTV as Satellite TV service in Nigeria or Africa, is packed with a list of digital channels which viewers are to make their choice after subscription.
DSTV signals are High quality digital TV signals with HD channels now a part of the mix. Watch exciting DSTV channels for your news, documentaries, live sports, entertainment and so much more.
Some DSTV channels are:
- BBC News
- 1Magic HD
- Africa Magic Showcase HD
- SuperSport Channels
- SuperSport BLITZ
- E! Entertainment
- Channel O
- CNBC Africa
- Africa Magic
- Africa Magic Epic
- Africa Magic Hausa
- Africa Magic Yoruba
- Africa Magic Igbo
- Zee World
- MNET Africa HD
- MNET Movies Premiere
- MNET Movies Smile HD
- MNET Movies Action+ HD
- MNET City
- Food Network
- NTA International
- National Geographic (Nat Geo)
- Fox Life
- WWE Channel HD
- Magic World
- Discovery Channel HD
- Universal TV
- BBC Brit
- ITV Choice
- Cartoon Network
- Studio Universal HD (formally Hallmark and Universal Channels)
- Sky News
- Comedy Central
- and so much more
Note that not all channels will be available in all DSTV packages, so verify what channels are included on your DSTV bouquet before you buy.
DSTV Packages, Bouquets, and Products
- DSTV Padi
- DSTV Yanga
- DSTV Confam
- DSTV Compact
- DSTV Compact Plus
- DSTV Premium
- DSTV Access (Not available since 2020)
- DSTV Family (Not available since 2020)
DSTV Mobile used to be associated with Mobile Devices. However, it appears the service is no longer available on DSTV.
The company seems to have replaced it with the DSTV Now service, it enables you to stream live TV on your mobile smartphone.
You can also catchup with series and programmes you missed on TV by watching them on your smartphone. To access DSTV Now, just download the app on Play Store or App Store.
Over time, DSTV Padi is the cheapest package offering the least number of channels. DSTV Yanga, DSTV Confam, DSTV Compact, and DSTV Compact Plus bouquets follow this in that order. DSTV Access and DSTV Family has been discontinued, replaced by Padi/Yanga and Confam respectively.
The Premium package offers the largest channel option and is the most expensive at 16,200 Naira monthly subscription. The premium package also comes with free subscription to DSTV-affiliated Showmax streaming service.
The Compact Plus package offers all Compact channels but adds more sports channels. It sits between the Compact and Premium package.
DSTV Special Bouquets
DSTV also have special bouquets for non-English speaking audience. This include:
- Indian Bouquets
- French Bouquets
- German Bouquets
DSTV Packages and Bouquets Prices
Below are the details listing of DSTV Packages Available and Bouquets prices.
DSTV Padi (₦1,850 per Month):
DSTV Padi bouquet offers over 40 channels mostly local and international TV channels, like BBC World, CNC World, Telemundo, Televista, B4U Movies, Africa Magic (Igbo, Hausa, Yoruba), NatGeo Wild, Spice TV, SilverBird, NTA 2, NTA News 24, Galaxy TV, AIT, Channels TV, SuperSport BLITZ, Jim Jam, Mindset, and so on.
CNN, most MNET channels, and most SuperSport channel are missing in this package the last time we checked. You also get audio channels with the Padi plan.
The Padi package is an entry-level cable package.
DSTV Yanga (₦2,565 per Month):
The Yanga bouquet looks similar to the discontinued DSTV Access, but boasts of over 95 channels mostly local and international TV channels. Yanga adds a couple of new channels to the Access channels like Africa Magic Epic, ROK2, RealTime, MTV Base, and EL.
However, all the highlight Access channels are available like BBC World, Telemundo, MNET Movies Zone, Fox Life, ROK3, Zee World, Africa Magic Family, Discovery Family HD, NatGeo Wild, AIT, SilverBird, Channels, NTA I, SuperSport BLITZ, SuperSport 9, SuperSport 10, Al jezeera, Mindset Learn, E! Entertainment, Jim Jam, Disney Junior, Africa Magic (World, Hausa & Yoruba only) and so on.
DSTV Confam (₦4,615 per Month):
The Confam bouquet looks similar to DSTV Family, but boasts of over 120 channels mostly local and international TV channels
You get all the DSTV Access channels plus CNN, ESPN Classic, MNET City, Universal Channel, Fox, Africa Magic Epic, ROK2, BBC Lifstyle, Food Network, SuperSport HD 7, SuperSport 8 HD, Boomerang, MTV Base, Cartoon Network.
Compared the DSTV Yanga, DSTV Confam adds channels like Fox, Universal Channel, Da Vinci, CBS Reality, MNET City, BET, TNT Africa, Star Life, BBC Lifstyle, Food Network, SuperSport HD 7, SuperSport 8 HD, Boomerang, Cbeebies, Cartoon Network
DSTV Compact (₦6,975 per Month):
DSTV Compact offers you all Family channels and more. Channels Added to the Compact package includes MNET Movies Action, MNET Movies All Stars, Studio Universal HD, VUZU, BBC Brit, BET, MTV, TNT Africa, Africa Magic Urban, ROK, National Geographic, Discovery ID HD, SuperSport HD 3, SuperSport HD 4, WWE Channel HD, Disney, Disney XD, Trace Mziki, Sky News, Ebony Life TV and so on, over 130 channels in all.
If you need more Exciting channels then, the Compact bouquet is a good choice. HD channels are also not available in this package.
This is usually the entry package that comes with your initial DSTV purchase. You get it free for one month with decoder, remote, dish, and dish kit all for 9,900 Naira.
You can always subscribe to a higher or lower package after the first depending on what your budget can handle.
DSTV Compact Plus (₦10,925 per Month):
DSTV Compact Plus offers all DSTV Compact channels in addition to more sports channels. The sports channels added are SuperSport HD 5 and SuperSport HD 6.
It is aimed at giving Sports lovers in Nigeria and across Africa access to premium sports at a more affordable price than is possible with the Premium package.
Subscribers to the bouquet will be able to watch EPL matches, Champions League matches as well as other live sports like the French League, Bundesliga, PSL, Spanish La Liga as well as rugby, golf, tennis, athletics, boxing and motorsport.
However, it is not only sports channels that are added to the Compact Plus compared to the Compact plus package.
Other additional channels include 1Magic HD, Africa Magic Showcase HD, Discovery Channel HD, Lifetime Entertainment, Crime and Investigation Network, History Channel, CGTN News
If the only reason you subscribe to the Premium bouquet is to watch sports, especially football then you are better off with Compact Plus.
DSTV Premium (₦16,200 per Month):
DSTV Premium package is the high-end package offering you all available DSTV video, and audio channels. The last time we checked, the Premium package offers over 150 exciting channels.
Channels exclusive to Premium package include Mnet Africa HD, MNET Movies Smile HD, MNET Movies Action+ HD, MNET Movies Premiere, Comedy Central, TLC Entertainment, CNC World, all HD channels, and so on.
Note that despite Compact Plus being all about sports, not all sports channels are available on the package. To get all sports channels, you will have to subscribe to the Premium package.
Sports channels exclusive to the Premium package include: SuperSport HD 1, SuperSport HD 2, SuperSport HD 11, and SuperSport HD 12. The Premium package is for people who want nothing less than the best.
If you want to receive HD channels then you need to go for the Premium as HD channels currently exclusive on the Preminm package.
If you also want to watch 100% matches of the English Premier league, the premium package is your best bet. You will also be able to access the Premier league’s 24-hour full HD content service, if you own a HD PVR decoder or Explora Decoder.
Subscribing to the premium package means you can stream movies and series on Showmax free. Showmax currently costs 2,900 Naira per month.
DSTV Access (₦2,000 per Month) [Discontinued]:
DSTV Access bouquet offers over 90 channels mostly local and international TV channels, like BBC World, Telemundo, MNET Movies Zone, Fox Life, ROK3, Zee World, Africa Magic Family, Discovery Family HD, NatGeo Wild, AIT, SilverBird, Channels, NTA I, SuperSport BLITZ, SuperSport 9, SuperSport 10, Al jezeera, Mindset Learn, E! Entertainment, Jim Jam, Disney Junior, Africa Magic (World, Hausa & Yoruba only) and so on.
CNN, most MNET channels, and most SuperSport channel are missing in this package the last time we checked. The Access plan now has Audio channels.
The Access package is an entry-level cable package.
DSTV Family (₦4,000 per Month) [Discontinued]:
DSTV Family is likely to be the most popular DSTV package; it offers a reasonable selection of TV channels at a reasonable price. The Family package offers you all DSTV Access channels and more.
Channels Added to the Family package include CNN, ESPN Classic, MNET City, Universal Channel, Fox, Africa Magic Epic, ROK2, BBC Lifstyle, Food Network, SuperSport HD 7, SuperSport 8 HD, Boomerang, MTV Base, Cartoon Network, and so on, over 100 channels in all.
It should be noted that, Multichoice reserve the right to alter channels in any package at anytime so always verify what is included in the package you intend to subscribe for before making payment.
DSTV Installation, Usage & Subscription Issues
Here are a few things you may want to know about DSTV
DSTV Installation may be free or paid separately. This should cost as low as 3k to 10k it depends on the nature of the installation.
Currently the cost of getting DSTV is 17,675 Naira. This includes cost of decoder, dish, dish kit (installation kit), remote, and one month free subscription to the compact package.
Free Channels on DSTV
DSTV offers a one free channel when your subscription expires. However, this is a local free-to-air channels NTA 2.
Once your subscription expires, you will not be able to receive exciting TV channels. Initially some channels may be available free for a few hours, but with time all DSTV channels, except NTA 2 will no longer be available until you pay your subscription.
However, to avoid loosing sight on good channels, it’s advised you visit any DSTV outlet two days before your payment due date to make advance payment.
Paying DSTV Subscription
You can pay your DSTV subscription at any outlet of the pay TV service near you. You can also pay at some designated banks. If you are on internet banking or mobile banking service of your bank, you will not need to visit your bank as you can make payment to DSTV from your home or office.
You can also pay online in Nigeria at using payment services like JumiaPay, QuickTeller, OPay, etc. To avoid losing your viewing, make your payment two days before your payment due date.
DSTV is a digital satellite TV service offered by MultiChoice in Nigeria and across Africa. DSTV signals are officially available in Nigeria, Ghana, South Africa, Namibia, Kenya, Madagascar, Cameroon, The Gambia, Liberia, and dozens of African countries.
Find more information about DSTV services in Nigeria at www.dstvafrica.com. There you can select your country to view information specific to your country.