Digital Satellite Television (DSTV) – Best cable Satellite in Nigeria


Digital Satellite Television (DSTV)

Digital Satellite Television – DSTV is by far the best cable satellite television service in Nigeria, which also covers the entire African continent. This article contains the new current price list of DSTV subscription package in Nigeria 2020. Updated in November 2020.

The Digital Satellite Television, DSTV Nigeria’s services are controlled by Multichoice and offer one of the cheapest TV subscriptions in Nigeria. HD channels, HD PVR set-top boxes and DSTV mobile TV service are just some of the services that Multichoice has added for DSTV Nigeria.

Also for sports fans, the DSTV Compact Plus package added by Multichoice can be useful. It is a cheaper option for sports fans. The DSTV Compact Plus package features 90% of the Premier League, Spanish La Liga, Bundesliga games, covers a variety of sports and the many channels available in this DSTV Compact package.

With the current packages of the new DSTV Nigeria price list for 2020, the DSTV Compact Plus package is charged monthly at only N12,400. There’s also a new DSTV Explora that was recently added to the industry offered by DSTV.

As NBC and the National Assembly ordered Multichoice to cut rates due to the COVID-19 pandemic, DSTV began cutting important channels from most of its plans. They even say that they could stop showing football matches because they could not keep up with weak patronage and a stumbled Nigerian economy.

Before you proceed to view the various DSTV packages in Nigeria, know that you can now manage your monthly bouquet subscription through DSTV online subscription services anywhere in Nigeria via the internet or mobile phone.

Price list of DSTV subscription packages for November 2020 (New)

The initial fee for access to DSTV is usually between N19,900 and N45,000. Although the price varies, this initial fee will cover the cost of the satellite dish, cable, DSTV decoder and other installation costs with a 3-month subscription. Multichoice appears to have scrapped the family and access plan and increased the prices of the rest. See them below

DSTV subscription access plan costs N2,000 per month (abolished)

More than 90 TV channels, most of which are local and international, are offered in the DSTV Access package. Local channels in Nigeria like SilverBird, AIT, and NTA, international channels and channels like Aljazeera, SuperSport BLITZ, Africa Magic, E Entertainment, etc. are also offered in the DSTV access sector.

Channels like the BBC, CNN and MNET are not available at the time of writing.

DSTV subscription family plan costs N4,000 per month (abolished)

As the name suggests, the DSTV family bouquet was created with the family in mind. Often known as the most popular DSTV package in Nigeria, especially in homes, it gives you access to over 110 DSTV access channels, along with other additional channels like Euro News, CNN, Mnet Series, Channel O, Africa Magic, Cartoon Network for Kids, ESPN Classic with more than 55 digital TV channels in this package. Note that HD channels are not inclusive in the DSTV family package.

The DSTV family also offers all available DSTV 24 audio services, including Voice of America (VOA), Star FM, RAI radio, BBC (3 channels), Ray Power FM, etc. With an installation cost of N24,900, giving you a 3-month free subscription, satellite dish and standard decoder.

The DSTV Compact Plus plan costs N12,400 per month.

As discussed in the introduction to this article, the DSTV Compact Plus package offers you more than 155 DSTV Compact channels with two additional sports channels. These sports channels combine SuperSport 7 and SuperSport 10. This package provides sports fans with broader access to different types of premium sports compared to the expensive DSTV Premium package.

Sports such as basketball, golf, tennis, car racing, La Liga, etc. are available to those who have subscribed to the DSTV Compact subsidiary. You will also be able to watch 90% of English Premier League matches if you are a fan of English football.

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The DSTV Premium package costs 2020 N18,400 Naira per month.

The Digital Satellite Television, DSTV subscription Premium package is a complete package that allows you to access all available DSTV SD / HD videos and all audio channels. This package is the best because the exclusive channels in the package are DSTV Premium Mnet Movies 1 and 2, History Channel, SuperSport 3, Discovery Channel, Boomerang and all HD channels and much more.

You also get a free DSTV Mobile + plan to subscribe to that plan if you have a DSTV Drift Decoder.

A compact DSTV subscription plan costs N7,900 per month.

This package has more than 135 channels as seen on the DSTV website and costs N7,900.

The DSTV subscription Confam package costs 4615 N per month.

DSTV Confam is part of Multichoice’s access plans and has over 120 subscriber channels. It costs N4,615 per month.

The DSTV Yanga package costs N2,565 per month.

DSTV Yanga is a new low-cost package containing over 95 channels. This package costs N2,500 per month.

The DSTV Padi package costs N1,850 per month.

This package costs only 1,850, and subscribers to this plan can watch over 40 channels.

The DSTV French Toast costs N2,300

Subscribers who opt for the additional DSTV French Toast option have access to up to 10 channels.

Indian DSTV subscription costs N6,200 per month.

This DSTV supplement has more than 15 channels, and the price is N 5400 per month.

DSTV French Plus costs N8,100

It also has over 15 channels and has a monthly subscription of N6 360.

How much does the new DSTV Explore in Nigeria 2020 cost?

DStv Explora is currently sold at Multichoice offices in Lagos at a retail price of 45,000 N (without installation) and 35,000 N (with installation). The commercial bouquet is currently N1,850.

Update, 2020: Below are the DSTV decoder options, their prices, and the different packages they work with.

Explore Chainset Smart LNB (N45,000).

If you already have an antenna or if you want to switch to the Explora decoder, you can buy the Explora decoder for only 45,000 N

The second type of decoder is HD which comes in the following packages:

HD Zapper decoder + Dish kit set + 1-month subscription to DStv Compact (N18.600)

HD Zapper + Dish kit (N10,000)

Now that we understand about the decoder packages, let’s dive into subscription plans.

DSTV Premium

This is the most expensive and most comprehensive DSTV package. The premium bouquet offers full access to 178 channels on 18,400 N.

Channels are divided into several categories, but the most popular are documentaries, sports, entertainment, news and children.

If you want to see the channels available for sale with this premium package, you will find the most traditional categories and their exciting channels in the list below.


  1.    Crime Investigation Network
  2.    Discovery channel
  3.    Nat Geo Wild
  4.    National Geographic channel
  5.    The History channel


  1.  All SuperSport ( 1, 2, 3 (HD / SD), 4 (HD / SD), 5 (HD / SD), 6, 7, 8, 9, 10,11 (HD / SD), 12 (HD / SD) ).
  2.    Super Sport Blitz


  1.    Boomerang
  2.    Cartoon Network
  3.    Cbeebies
  4.    Disney (Junior, XD)
  5.    JimJam
  6.    Mindset
  7.    Nick JR
  8.    Nickelodeon
  9.    Nicktoons


  1.    Soundcity
  2.    MTV base
  3.    TRACK Mziki
  4.    Hip TV
  5.    TRACE Naija
  6.    AFRO Music English
  7.    Planet Radio TV

News and Commerce

  1.    Al Jazeera
  2.    Arise News
  3.    BBC
  4.    Bloomberg Television
  5.    CNBC Africa
  6.    CNC World
  7.    CNN International
  8.    ETV Africa
  9.    Euro news
  10.    EuroNews German
  11.    SABC News
  12.    Sky News

Entertainment and Movies

  1.    Africa Magic
  2.    Africa Magic Epic Movies
  3.    African Magic Hausa
  4.    Africa Magic Igbo ( plus, showcase, World, Yoruba)
  5.    B4U movies
  6.    BBC Brit
  7.    BET International
  8.    CBS Reality
  9.    CNBC Africa
  10.    Comedy Central
  11.    Discovery Family
  12.    E! Entertainment television
  13.    Ebony Life TV
  14.    Eva
  15.    Eva +
  16.    FOX
  17.    FOX life
  18.    Galaxy tv
  19.    ITV choice
  20.    Lifetime Entertainment
  21.    Maisha Magic Bongo
  22.    Maisha Magic East
  23.    M-Net (City, movies, Action +, Premier, Movies Smile, Movies zone, West)
  24.    MTV
  25.    ROK
  26.    SONY Entertainment TV
  27.    SONY Max
  28.    Studio Universal
  29.    Telemundo
  30.    Type
  31.    Turner Classic Movies
  32.    Universal channel
  33.    Vuzu Amp
  34.    Zee World
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Other categories include the specialist category with 11-Channel, 9-Channel Religion, 46-Channel Audio, 11-Channel Local TV and 6-Channel Lifestyle and Culture.

DStv Compact Plus and Compact package

These bouquets provide exciting channels for you to enjoy throughout the day. Compact Plus is more expensive than the two and costs N12,400 per month.

On the other hand, the DStv subscription compact package costs N7,900 per monthly subscription.

The Compact Plus package provides access to 174 channels, which are listed below by their categories:

  •    Audio – 46
  •    Children – 11
  •    Documentary – 5
  •    Entertainment and movies – 41
  •    Lifestyle and culture – 6
  •    Local TV – 12
  •    Music – 7
  •    News and commerce – 14
  •    Religion – 9
  •    Specialist – 11
  •    Sport – 12

On the extra hand, the DSTV Compact provides access to 151 channels that stand out by their categories.

  •    Children – 11
  •    Documentary – 3
  •    Entertainment and Movies – 37
  •    Lifestyle and culture – 6
  •    Local channels -1
  •    Music – 7
  •    News and Commerce – 12
  •    Religion – 9
  •    Specialist – 11
  •    Sport – 7

DSTV family (not available)

This package offers 108 exciting channels at the rate of N4000 per month

  •    Children – 7
  •    Documentary – 2
  •    Entertainment and Movies: 27
  •    Lifestyle and Culture – 4
  •    Local channels – 12
  •    Music – 6
  •    News and Commerce – 13
  •    Religion – 9
  •    Specialist -11
  •    Sport – 6

DSTV access (not available)

The Access package includes 90 channels, and this plan offers excellent value at a very affordable cost of N2000 per month.

  •    Audio – 11
  •    Children – 4
  •    Documentary – 1
  •    Entertainment and Movies: 19
  •    Lifestyle and Culture – 2
  •    Local channels – 12
  •    Music – 5
  •    News and Commerce – 12
  •    Religion – 9
  •    Specialist – 11
  •    Sport – 4

Indian DSTV

DSTV Indian is another great plan that has a very cheap rate of N5540 per month

  •    Audio – 11
  •    Entertainment and MOvies – 5
  •    News and Commerce – 2
  •    Religion – 3
  •    Expert – 2

Great Wall DSTV (not available)

This is another great option that costs N1000 per month.

  •    Audio – 10
  •    Children – 1
  •    News and Commerce – 1
  •    Religion – 5
  •    Specialist – 7

(DStv Nigeria) Office address in Lagos

1381 Tiamiyu Savage Street, Victoria Island, Lagos State,
1270 3232 or 080 3900 3788, Fax 01 270 3256.

(DStv Nigeria) Office address in Abuja

Legion House,
Kaura Namoda Street, 3
Area 3 Garki, Abuja
Phone: 2347291/2 Fax: 2347295

(DStv Nigeria) Email Addresses

e-mail: [email protected]
e-mail: [email protected]

DSTV official website:


DSTV toll-free lines are: 09090630333 for Etisalat, 07080630333 for Airtel, 08113630333 for Glo and 08149860333 for MTN.

All online service providers in Nigeria (MTN, GLO, AIRTEL and ETISALAT) if you have any questions about the DSTV Nigeria 2020 price list, please call the numbers above.



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