DSTV Nigeria Prices Decoders Channels Bouquet HD PVR Subscribe Multichoice

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DSTV is a leading Satellite cable TV service from Multichoice in Nigeria and across Africa. DSTV 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 TV service. Multichoice has added the DSTV Compact Plus package targeted at sports lovers to their offerings.


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In this page, you will find information on DSTV HD PVR, decoders, packages or bouquets, HD channels, SD channels, DSTV Mobile and prices of different DSTV packages. You will also find information on how to order for or subscribe to DSTV from dealers in Nigeria.

HD channels currently available on DSTV include, SuperSport HD 1, SuperSport HD 2, SuperSport HD 3, MNET HD, MMET Movies 1 HD, iConcert HD, and Discovery HD Showcase. HD offers crisp and bright pictures as well as crystal clear sound.

Barclays English Premier League is now on DSTV. So, if you want to watch the whole 380 matches live, you are better off with DSTV. However, to be able to view the SuperSort channels that show the Barclays Premier league in Nigeria, SSNi3 and SSNi7, you have to subscribe for the DSTV premium package, which goes for N11,000/month. DSTV also has a cheaper option for sports lovers. The new DSTV Compact Plus package, which shows 90% English Premier league matches, sports coverage, as well as all channels available in the DSTV Compact bouquet. Compact Plus goes for N7,500 monthly.

DSTV SD & HD PVR Decoders


To receive DSTV channels, subscribers require a satellite dish, a DSTV decoder (HD or SD), a smart card and a remote control. DSTV is a pay Satellite TV service, so signals are encrypted. By paying your DSTV subscription and slotting your smart card in your DSTV decoder, your decoder will be enabled to decode the encrypted digital TV signals.

DSTV offers HD ready Personal Video Recording, PVR for short, which can combine perfectly with your standard DSTV decoder, enabling you to watch two channels while recording another two channels, all simultaneously. DSTV HD PVR decoders enables subscribers record live TV programmes and greatly improve user experience. With DSTV HD PVR decoders, subscribers can record up to 150 hours of standard definition TV programming or 50 hours of HD programming.

Imagine being able to pause live programmes, may be when answering a call and starting exactly where you stopped with a click of the button. DSTV HD PVR decoders come with instant replay feature, just press a button and the last 20 seconds of the programme will be replayed. Other possibility of DSTV HD PVR decoders include rewinding and fast-forwarding live TV and recording live TV programmes.

Recording is not the only advantage of DSTV HD PVR decoders, the HD stands for High Definition, which means that you get more details on your HDTV when watching the new DSTV HD channels. Your HD PVR decoder delivers crispier, brighter, smoother, and more colourful pictures to your living room. You also get better sound quality.

DSTV HD PVR decoders will cost more than classic/standard decoders but will add value to your user experience.

To make your HD PVR decoder more useful, DSTV now has seven high definition (HD) channels. DSTV Premium subscribers with HD PVR decoders will now be able to watch dedicated HD channels. HD channels currently available on DSTV include, SuperSport HD 1, SuperSport HD 2, SuperSport HD 3, MNET HD, MMET Movies 1 HD, iConcert HD, and Discovery HD Showcase. HD offers crisp and bright pictures as well as crystal clear sound.

To experience the full power of HD, you may require some hardware upgrade in addition to the DSTV HD PVR decoder. This include a HD ready TV (HDTV) and a surround sound system (Home theatre).

DSTV Channels


It is no longer news that DSTV has the best selections of channels of any direct-to-home Satellite TV service in Nigeria or Africa. 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 popular DSTV channels include:

  • CNN
  • BBC News
  • SuperSport
  • SuperSport BLITZ
  • Channel O
  • CNBC Africa
  • Africa Magic
  • Africa Magic plus
  • Africa Magic Hausa
  • Africa Magic Yoruba
  • ESPN
  • MNET Africa HD
  • MNET Movies 1/2
  • MNET E/W
  • MNET Action
  • NTA International
  • National Geographic
  • Magic World
  • Discovery Channel
  • TBN
  • Cartoon Network
  • Universal Channels (formally Hallmark)
  • Sky News
  • ESPN
  • Sony Max
  • Comedy Centrl
  • 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 currently offer six bouquets in Nigeria. In order of the number of channels they provide and prices:

DSTV Access is the cheapest package offering the least number of channels. DSTV Family, DSTV Compact, and DSTV Compact Plus bouquets follow this in that order. DSTV Premium package offers the largest channel option and is the most expensive at 11,000 Naira monthly subscription. DSTV Compact Plus offers all Compact channels but adds more sports channels. It sits between the Compact and Premium package.

DSTV may also have special bouquets for non-English speaking audience. This may include:
  • Indian Bouquets
  • French Bouquets
  • German Bouquets

DSTV Packages and Bouquets Prices


DSTV initial access cost is around N19,900 to N44,900. This will include cost of satellite dish, DSTV decoder, cables, and installation cost. This price includes 3 months subscription.

For DSTV Mobile Prices, compatible devices, and DSTV Mobile bouquets and cost, visit our DSTV Mobile page.

DSTV Access N1,500 per month:


DSTV Access bouquet offers over 45 channels mostly local and international TV channels, like AIT, SilverBird, Channels, NTA I, SuperSport BLITZ, Magic World, Al jezeera, Mindset Learn, E Entertainment, Africa Magic (World, Hausa & Yoruba only) and so on.

CNN, BBC, and MNET channels are missing in this package the last time we checked. DSTV Access now has Audio channels. DSTV Access is an entry-level cable package. HD channels are not available on this package. DSTV Access installation cost is about 24,900 Naira the last time we checked.

DSTV Family N3,000 per month:


DSTV Family is likely to be the most popular DSTV package; it offers a reasonable selection of TV channels at a reasonable price. DSTV Family offers you all DSTV Access channels and more. Channels Added to the DSTV Family package include CNN, Euro News, Channel O, ESPN Classic, Mnet Series, Inspiration, Africa Magic, MTV Base, Cartoon Network, and so on, over 55 digital TV channels in all.

DSTV Family also has all 24 available DSTV Audio services. Audio channels available include BBC (3 channels), Voice of America (VOA), RAI radio, Ray power FM, Star FM, music channels, and so on. DSTV Family installation cost is about 24,900 Naira the last time we checked. This price includes dish, standard decoder, and connection with 3 months free subscription. HD channels are not available on DSTV Family.

DSTV Compact 5,000 Naira per month:


DSTV Compact offers you all DSTV Family channels and more. Channels Added to the Compact package include BBC World, RAI international, Sony Entertainment, MNET Action, Africa Magic Plus, ESPN Sports, SuperSport 10, and so on, over 60 channels in all. DSTV Compact also has all 24 available DSTV Audio services. If you need more Exciting channels then DSTV Compact bouquet is a good choice. HD channels are also not available on DSTV Compact.

DSTV Compact Plus N7,500 per month:


DSTV Compact Plus offers all DSTV Compact channels in addition to two sports channels. The sports channels added are SuperSport 7 and SuperSport 10. 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 DSTV Premium package.

Subscribers to the bouquet will be able to watch 90% EPL 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.

If the only reason you subscribe to the Premium bouquet is to watch sports then you are better of with DSTV Compact Plus. HD channels are not available on DSTV Compact. Note that if you need 100% EPL, you have to go for the Premium bouquet.

DSTV Premium 11,000 Naira per month:


DSTV Premium package is the high-end package offering you all available DSTV SD/HD video, and audio channels. The last time we checked, DSTV Premium offers over 85 exciting TV channels. Channels exclusive to DSTV Premium package include Mnet Movies 1 & 2, Discovery channel, SuperSport 3, History Channel, Boomerang, Discovery, all HD channels, and so on. DSTV 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 DSTV Premium as HD channels currently exclusive on the Preminm package. If you also want to watch 100% matches of the English Premier league, the DSTV 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 DSTV HD PVR decoder.

If you subscribe to the Premium bouquet, you get DSTV Mobile+ package free if you have a DSTV Drifta decoder.

Find more information about DSTV services in Nigeria at www.dstvafrica.com.

Note that DSTV reserve the right to alter channels in any package at anytime so always verify what is included in the package you intend to buy or subscribe for before making payment.

DSTV Installation, usage & subscription issues


Here are a few things you may want to know about DSTV

DSTV Installation


DSTV Installation is free, once you pay your initial payment, you will not be required to pay for anything in Nigeria, although this is not a guarantee. You may at your own discretion decide to offer some payment to the installation technician (may be for transport). The installation cost is usually lumped into your initial payment. Contact Multichoice to verify.

Free Channels on DSTV


DSTV do not offer any free channels, once your subscription expires, you will not be able to receive any TV signal. Initially some channels may be available free for a few hours, but with time all DSTV channels will no longer be available until you pay your subscription. To avoid losing your viewing, visit any DSTV outlet two days before your payment due date to make your payment. Your DSTV subscription will be renewed automatically if you pay on time. You can also renew online at QuickTeller using your InterSwitch ATM/Debit card.

Paying DSTV Subscription


You can pay your DSTV subscription at any DSTV outlet near you. You can also pay at some designated banks. If you are on internet banking at 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 QuickTeller using your InterSwitch ATM/Debit card. To avoid losing your viewing, make your payment two days before your payment due date.

To make your HD PVR decoder more useful, DSTV now offers seven high definition (HD) channels. DSTV Premium subscribers with HD PVR decoders will now be able to watch dedicated HD channels. HD channels currently available on DSTV include SuperSport HD 1, SuperSport HD 2, SuperSport HD 3, MNET HD, MMET Movies 1 HD, iConcert HD, and Discovery HD Showcase. HD offers crisp and bright pictures as well as crystal clear sound.

To experience the full power of HD, you will require some hardware upgrade in addition to the DSTV HD PVR decoder. This include a HD ready TV and a surround sound system.

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.

To Subscribe to DSTV in Nigeria call 08039043788 now.

To find information on DSTV specific to any African country, visit DSTV Africa website at www.dstvafrica.com. There you can select your country to view information specific to your country.

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