Gotv is a pay TV service offered in Africa by Multichoice Africa. Unlike the other pay TV service from Multichoice Africa (DSTV), which is satellite based, Gotv is terrestrial digital TV service. So, no need for dish and ceremonial installation, leading to reduced access cost. Gotv is currently available in select cities in Nigeria, Zambia, Uganda, Ghana, Malawi, Namibia, Zimbabwe, and Kenya. Here we would look at the various GOtv packages, subscription, and channels.
With as low as ₦6,900, you can access Gotv in Nigeria with 38 exciting channels. Cost includes the Gotv decoder, antenna, and 1 month free GOtv Max subscription.
Digital TV with no dish required
GOtv utilises the latest Digital Terrestrial Broadcast Technology, DVB-T2. The broadcast method is similar to that used by the likes of NTA and AIT, but is digital with better quality audio and video. Perhaps the closest service to Gotv is Startimes, a digital pay TV service based on DVB-T.
Gotv Prices and Subscription
The decoder comes with an outdoor antenna (a.k.a GOtenna), which offers better reception with better quality video and audio.
Initial Gotv access cost is 6,900 Naira for decoder, outdoor antenna, remote, and 1 month free Gotv Max plus package.
No dish, means that GOtv is not affected by weather easily as the case with pay TV satellite services like DSTV. Once your free one month GOtv subscription is over you will have to renew the GOtv Max subscription with ₦4150 or subscribe to any of the other packages that works for you.
Here are GOtv packages to choose from and their monthly subscription costs:
- GOtv Smallie – ₦900
- GOtv Jinja – ₦1900
- GOtv Jolli – ₦2800
- GOtv Max – ₦4150
- GOtv Supa – ₦5500
GOtv offers some of the channels available on DSTV. Some channels available on the GOtv packages include:
- MNet Movies 4
- Africa Magic Epic
- Africa Magic Family
- Africa Magic Igbo
- Africa Magic Yoruba
- Africa Magic Hausa
- Big Brother Naija
- Al Jazeera
- E! Entertainment
- Supersport 1 Select
- Supersport 2 Select
- Food Network
- and so on
GOtv offers five pay packages. There is an entry package that goes for 800 Naira per month or 7000 Naira per year. Here are the 5 GOtv packages, their prices, and some of the channels to expect:
1. GOtv Smallie (₦900 per Month)
This is the entry level package offering up to 35 channels. It offers the SuperSports Blitz channel for sports news. Al Jazeera, NTA, and Channels TV are also a part of the mix for international and local news. You also get JimJam for your kids.
2. GOtv Jinja (₦1,900 per Month)
This is the entry level package if you are looking for more entertainment options offering 45 channels. It has two sports channels (SuperSports Blitz and SuperSports 2 Select), 1 movies channel (Africa Magic Epic) and 1 music channel. You also get Arise News on this package as well as Africa Magic Igbo, Hausa, and Yoruba.
3. GOtv Jolli (₦2,800 per Month)
This mid-range package offers even more entertainment options 65 channels including 3 sports channels (SuperSports Blitz and SuperSports 2 Select, SuperSport Football), 3 movies channel (Africa Magic Epic, TNT, B4U Movies) and 3 music channel (MTV Base, Hip TV). You also get ROK 2, Telemundo, E, Africa Magic Igbo, Hausa, and Yoruba in this package.
4. GOtv Max (₦4,150 per Month)
This package is great for sports fans as it offers more sports channels. You get over 75 channels on this package with 6 sports channels (SuperSports Blitz, SuperSport 1 Select, SuperSports 2 Select, SuperSport Football, SuperSport La Liga, ESPN). The package also offers 4 movies channel (MNet Movies 4, Africa Magic Epic, TNT, B4U Movies) and 3 music channel (MTV Base, Hip TV). You also get ZeeWorld, BET, ROK 2, Telemundo, E, Africa Magic Igbo, Hausa, Arise News, and Yoruba.
5. GOtv Supa (₦5,500 per Month)
This is the premium package. You go for this if you want the full package with over 80 channels. This package offers 6 sports channels (SuperSports Blitz, SuperSport 1 Select, SuperSports 2 Select, SuperSport Football, SuperSport La Liga, ESPN), 6 movies channel (MNet Movies 4, ROK, KIX, Africa Magic Epic, TNT, B4U Movies) and 3 music channel (MTV Base, Hip TV). You also get ZeeWorld, BET, ROK 2, Telemundo, E, Africa Magic Igbo, Hausa, and Yoruba on this package.
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Gotv is a digital terrestrial TV service, not satellite TV. So, the service is deployed through TV masts and accessible only in locations with GOtv transmitter coverage. Currently GOtv is available in the following cities in Nigeria and in some cases their environs: Lagos, Enugu, Ibadan, Abeokuta, Benin City Owerri, Akwa Ibom, and Port Harcourt.
The major advantage of the GOtv setup is that no satellite dish is required leading to low/zero installation cost. It is plug n play, so you can install it yourself. Any TV antenna can be used for receiving the GOtv signals.
You can also visit GOtv Nigeria website at www.gotvafrica.com