DSTV — also known as Multichoice — are arguably the best cable TV in Nigeria due to their enthralling programs that give Nigerians boundless joy.
The highly-rated TV services provider are a force to reckon with when we talk of cable TV in the the country, thanks to their unrivaled wealth of experience and their ability to deliver at all times.
Since finding their ways into the shores of the West African country in 1995, the Cable TV has become the first name on the lips of every Nigerian who wants to enjoy quality Soap Operas, Telenovela, action movies, Nollywood and Hollywood without breaking the bank.
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List of DSTV Channels :
You must have heard of GoTv, Startimes, MyTv and TSTV, but none of them can be compared to the quality of enjoyment and entertainment derived from DSTV.
This is because the highly-rated TV service provider consists of many interesting channels that will make you want to stay glue to your television set.
Are you a football lover or you have huge interest in any sporting events? why not tune-in to Supersport 3, 4, 5, 8, 9, 10 among other Supersport channels and get the best and breaking updates on football, US Open (Tennis in general), Hockey, Formula 1, Golf, Basketball, WWE Wrestling etc. Your love is strictly for action movies? Movie Zone, AMC, Onmax, MNetW, and Movie Star are all available at your fingertips.
Tune in to Channels TV, AIT, NTA, Silverbird and TVC Nigeria to listen to latest up-to-date news about Nigeria’s government and everything that concerns the country. Dove TV, Kingdom TV, Emmanuel TV, and Daystar are readily available for everyone who doesn’t joke with the spiritual aspect of life because these channels are known for their spirit-lifting programs (strictly for Christians though).
For every Hollywood and Bollywood lovers, Telemundo, Zeeworld, ZeeTv, Eva+ and Televista are available for your convenience. If you want your kids to enjoy the best of their holidays, help them tune-in to Nickelodeon, Boomerang, Disney Junior, DisneyXD, Jimjam, and Cartoon Network as they have no option but to enjoy best entertaining and educative animations.
MTV Base, Soundcity, Afro, Hip TV and Urban are some of the most-watched channels for all Nigerian music lovers.
Finally, if you fall into the category of people who can’t do without local series or Nigeria movies (Nollywood), just pick up the remote and watch any of these channels — Africa Magic Urban, Africa Magic Epic, Africa Magic Family, Africa Magic Showcase, Africa Magic Yoruba, Hausa and Igbo; Trybe TV, WAP TV, Wazobia TV and others.
In a nut shell, DSTV consists of over 200 channels. The higher your subscription plan, the higher the number of channels you are eligible to watch.
We would be unfair if we fail to talk about DSTV’s decision to help Nigerian youths who desire to be financially buoyant.
Apart from providing the country with quality educative, informative and entertaining programmes, Multichoice also ensures that many youths are trained on how to install DSTV decoders.
This initiative ultimately serves as source of employments for everyone who participated in this training as they will be able to install other TV cables in the country and beyond.
Apart from the aforementioned training, Multichoice also has plans for young African students who are doing brightly in their studies. The company often organize competitions for students within the continent with the aim of supporting their educational careers.
Winners and runners-up of all competitions organized by Multichoice are given cash prizes and scholarship. Sometimes, winners will go on an educational excursion as all traveling expenses have been covered by Multichoice.
Plans and Packages/Bouquets
There are diverse plans or packages you can choose from, depending on your financial capacity. DSTV are aware of the present hardship in the country, hence they have monthly packages that are very affordable and cheap.
With N 2,000, you can enjoy 45 channels every month. However, you can release as high as N15, 800 for your monthly DSTV package or subscription.
Below is the list of DSTV monthly packages and the amount you must pay to subscribe to each of them:
1. DSTV Access
This is the most affordable DSTV plan you can get as it is created for every average Nigerian.
Despite its cheap price of N2,000 per month, you have the chance to enjoy over 45 local and international channels, including Supersport Blitz, Trybe TV, AIT, NTA1, Televista and ZeeWorld.
It is important we let you know that latest DSTV HD decoder doesn’t support this plan, but that doesn’t stop you from enjoying quality image and quality channels on your old decoder.
2. DSTV Family
This is the next monthly package available to all DSTV subscribers. Valued at N4,000, DSTV Family provides you with the chance to enjoy more than 55 channels — both local and foreign.
Some of the available channels include CNN, BBC, African Magic (English), Euro News, ESPN classic, Mnet series and Cartoon Network, thereby providing you diverse templates to be conversant with happenings around the world.
You will also enjoy all the available 24 audio services — such as the Voice of America, Ray Power FM and Star FM — as long as you are subscribed to this package.
Just like the DSTV access, this package is unavailable on High Definition decoders.
3. DSTV Compact
The Compact package is an upgrade to the two listed plans as it gives you the chance to watch over 70 local and international channels. MNet Action, BBC World, over six Supersport channels, and Sony Entertainment are some of the available channels.
However, DSTV Compact is a bit expensive than the previous packages as it cost nothing less than N6,800 monthly. It is unavailable on HD decoders.
4. DSTV Compact Plus
This plan is slightly different from the DSTV compact as it offers you more channels.
This package consists of more than 75 channels and it is available on HD decoders. It is expensive as it costs N10,650 per month, and only high salary earner can afford it.
This is the most expensive plan as it requires you to spend N15,800 on monthly subscription. It consists of over 85 channels and it is available on HD decoders, thereby, providing you with quality images.
Prices of Dstv Decoders in Nigeria
Are you willing to get a DSTV decoder for your newly-built mansion; or you want to know what’s happening in Nigeria and around the world via DSTV news channels?
Then, here is the current price of DSTV decoders across the country.
Whether you understand English language or not, DSTV is made for you because there are many local languages to choose from. Africa Magic Hausa, Igbo and Yoruba are strictly dedicated to the three major ethnic groups in the country.
Wazobia TV and WAPTV are also known for their pidgin programs for everyone who neither speak fluent English nor understand their indigenous languages.
2. Its Cheap Subscription Plan
With just 2k, you can watch as many as 45 local and international channels. This made things easy for low salary earners who can’t afford expensive packages.
1. Difficult Installation
You need an expert to help you install the decoder as it is difficult to do. DSTV installation is another reason why you need to spend more money as it costs nothing less than N3,000.
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