Today, almost every household in Nigeria – and Africa at large – owns a DStv decoder. This wouldn’t have been so if not for the great television offers made available at affordable costs. With no argument, one will agree that DStv is the biggest cable television service in Africa, especially Nigeria. DStv is a brand under the umbrella of MultiChoice. GOtv is also under MultiChoice.
If you own a DStv decoder, or you are just about to purchase one, you will want to know about the packages they offer, the channels they feature, and how much it costs to subscribe to each package. The good news is that DStv comes with a variety of packages from which you will surely find one to love. It is also worth noting that these packages come at low prices.
This article will discuss DStv in Nigeria, their bouquets, the channels available, and prices.
DStv Packages and Prices
If you love to subscribe to DStv Nigeria, you have the option of choosing from six different bouquets. They are:
- DStv Padi
- DStv Yanga
- DStv Confam
- DStv Compact
- DStv Compact Plus
- DStv Premium
Before now, there used to be DStv Access and DStv Family, but they were recently discontinued and arguably replaced with better packages. Also, DStv mobile has been replaced with DStv Now. This offer enables you to stream your DStv channels live on your smartphone.
If you are not always available with your decoder and TV set, you can easily catch up with your favorite programs on your smartphone. To enjoy this offer, simply download the DStv app on App Store or Play Store.
DStv Padi: 40+ Channels (₦1,850/Month)
This is the cheapest of all DStv bouquet. Even as cheap as it is, it features great channels you will love to view. For example, if you are a lover of football, you will have access to watch football matches on SuperSport BLITZ.
While DStv Padi features audio channels, it is, however, important to mention that it lacks other great channels like MNET, CNN, and most SuperSport channels.
DStv Yanga: 95+ Channels (₦2,565/Month)
This is a replacement for the discontinued DStv Access. With this bouquet, you have over 95 local and international channels on your list. While you might want to consider it as a replacement for the DStv Access, know that it features more channels than the previously canceled package. New channels on Yanga include ROK2, MTV Base, and RealTIme.
However, it features all the channels you had on the Access bouquet, such as the SuperSport 9, SuperSport 10, and NTA 1.
DStv Confam: 120+ Channels (₦4,615/Month)
This is also considered to replace the Family bouquet as it features all Family channels. However, note that it features more channels than the discontinued bouquet as you now have access to over 120 local and international channels. With this package, you and your family will have great and exciting programs to view.
DStv Compact: 135+ Channels (₦6,975/Month)
The DStv compact is a great package to consider if you are a lover of exciting programs. The compact package is usually the entry package that comes with your decoder when you just buy it and haven’t made a subscription.
With a monthly subscription of NGN6,975, you have access to exciting channels with which you will never run out of exciting television programs.
DStv Compact Plus: 155+ Channels (₦10,925/Month)
This is an upgrade to the regular DStv Compact because it features all Compact channels and more. For example, SuperSport HD 5 and SuperSport HD 6 are channels you will not find in the DStv Compact but come with Compact Plus. Most subscribers like this package for its focus on sport channels.
We can rightly say this is the best package for you if you are a lover of football but on a low budget to afford the premium package.
If you subscribe to this package, you will have access to popular football matches, such as Bundesliga, Spanish, and La Liga matches. DStv Compact does not only focus on football matches but also on other sports activities like golf, tennis, rugby, and boxing.
It is also worth noting that other channels besides sports channels are added. For example, with this plan, you will have access to History Channel, African Magic, and more exciting channels that are not available on DStv Compact.
DStv Premium: 175+ Channels (₦16,200/Month)
This is the highest package from DStv. If you think the price is high, you might need to consider the offers you get from it. With this channel, you have access to over 175 channels.
This package comes with certain channels that you will not get on other packages. For example, while the DStv compact plus claims to offer sports channels, it does not contain as many sports channels as DStv premium. Sports channels exclusive to this package include SuperSport HD 1 and SuperSport HD 12.
If you don’t want to miss any matches in the English Premier League, then your choice of DStv package should be DStv Premium.
DStv Free Channels
When your subscription expires, you will have access to only one channel – NTA 2 – which is a local free-to-air channel.
In a few days that your subscription expires, you will have access to certain channels for a few hours. But later, those channels will no longer be available. Left with only NTA 2, you find it necessary to subscribe for again.
DStv Decoder Price
The cost of a DStv decoder in Nigeria is currently between ₦17,675 to ₦90,000. This depends on your location, the dealer, and the package that comes with the decoder. For instance, what you pay for a decoder that gives you a one-month free Padi package is different from what you will pay for a decoder with three months free premium package.