DSTV is one of the topmost Satellite Cable TV service providers in Nigeria, and Africa at large. The Service is offered by Multichoice which services customers throughout Africa. They offer one of the cheapest TV subscription packages and highly innovative services in the country. These include mobile TV service, HD PVR decoders and HD channels. Sport lovers also get to enjoy extra benefits in a dedicated package called DSTV Compact Plus. This review X-rays all the mobile packages, subscription, payment channels you need to know to get on the DSTV Nigeria network.
With DSTV online Subscription services, you will be able to manage your monthly bouquet subscription effectively, from the comfort of your home. All you need do is log on to their service online, and you are good to go. Ok, now let us review some of the top bouquet options, packages and prices. Shall we? Ok now, here we go…
DSTV Products , Packages and Bouquets
There are currently six DSTV packages and bouquets. Here are the number of channels and prices of packages available:
- • DSTV Compact
- • DSTV Family
- • DSTV Compact Plus
- • DSTV Mobile Devices
- • DSTV Mobile (able to work on most mobile devices)
- • DSTV Access
- • DSTV Premium
So far is the most affordable subscription package even though it offers the smallest number of channels. The number channels with each package increases in from DSTV Family to DSTV Compact Plus bouquet. You will have the largest number of channel options in the DSTV Premium package, the most expensive and it goes for about 11,000 Naira monthly.
Non-English audience too can enjoy special bouquets such as Indian Bouquets, French Bouquets and German Bouquets.
How much do DSTV Packages and Bouquets Cost?
The starting access cost of DSTV varies between N20, 000 to N45, 000 (approximately). The starting cost covers installation charges, satellite dish, DSTV decoder and cables. You will also enjoy 3 months subscription access. See how to Pay DStv Subscription online
DSTV Access costs N1, 500 monthly:
DSTV access is the entry-level package on the DSTV network and it often does not give you HD channels. It is sold for around N24, 900. There are also Audio services on this package.
With the DSTV Access bouquet, you get to enjoy over 45 TV channels both local and international. This includes channels like Al jezeera, SuperSport BLITZ, E Entertainment, Magic World, Mindset Learn, Africa Magic, SilverBird, AIT, Channels and many more. However, DSTV Access bouquet does not include BBC, CNN and MNET channels as at the last check.
DSTV Family N3, 000 per month:
DSTV Family is the most widely known package so far, offering reasonable choice channels at an affordable price. It basically gives you access to all DSTV Access channels and much more. Additional channels in the DSTV Family package include Cartoon Network, CNN, Channel O, ESPN Classic, Euro News, Mnet Series, Africa Magic and lots more. Over 55 channels are in this package.
All the 24 available DSTV Audio services are included in this package. Examples of these include Voice of America (VOA), BBC (3 channels), Ray power FM, RAI radio, music channels, Star FM and lots more. Installation of the DSTV Family package cost N24, 900. For this price, you will get a dish, standard decoder, as well as 3 months free subscription.
Just like DSTV Access, DSTV Family does not include HD channels.
DSTV Compact 5,000 Naira Monthly
DSTV Compact comprises all Family channels and much more. Besides, added channels in this package include Africa Magic Plus, SuperSport 10, MNET Action, Sony Entertainment, ESPN Sports, BBC World, RAI international, and a host of other channels.
DSTV Compact has 60 channels in all and 24 audio services. It is a good choice if you need a wider selection of channels. However, HD channels are also missing.
DSTV Compact Plus Costs N7, 500 per month:
On this bouquet, you get all the channels in the DSTV Compact package with 2 additional Sports channels—SuperSports 7 and 10. Sport lovers can now have wider access to premium sports without the need to drain their bank account or pay more as in a DSTV Premium package.
You will be able to watch close to 90% EPL matches and other live sport actions such as Bundesliga, Spanish La Liga, golf, athletics, French League, motorsport, boxing and so on.
In fact, you are simply better off with DSTV Compact Plus if your sole reason to pay for Premium bouquet subscription is to watch sports. However, 100% of EPL match actions are available for the Premium bouquet. Unfortunately, HD channels are also not available.
DSTV Premium at N11, 000 Monthly
The DSTV Premium package is a high end bouquet which offers you all the available audio, SD/HD channels. The DSTV Premium package gives access to over 85 interesting TV channels as at the last time we checked.
If receiving HD channels is of utmost concern to you, then you should take advantage of their exclusive availability on DSTV Premium. You will also get full access to Premier league’s 24-hour complete HD content service and 100% English Premier League matches. All you need is to have a DSTV HD PVR decoder.
Your subscription to the Premium bouquet comes with DSTV Mobile+ free of charge, of course, provided you have a DSTV Drifta decoder.
DSTV Nigeria Customer Care Services.
1381 Tiamiyu Savage Street; Victoria Island, Lagos State
1 270 3232 or 080 3900 3788
Fax 01 270 3256
or you visit THE Multichoice Nigeria Office:
3 Kaura Namoda Street
Area 3 Garki, Abuja
Tel: 2347291/2 Fax: 2347295
Finally, don’t forget that DSTV Nigeria reserves the right to alter any of their packages or prices anytime they deem fit. So, you will want to verify before making any payment. If you need more information about DSTV Nigeria Services, click the reply button below and post your
Readers’ COMMENTs: If you have any questions, complaints about DSTV, feel free to fill the comment section below and hit the ‘send’ button. We will reply as soon as we can. These are some of the readers questions and answers we received and solved their issues.
tbals » Mon Sep 01, 2014 6:48 am
Tnk u so much 4d information passed………pls 2get a dstv dual view,ow much is d cost for getting its decoders n its supscription amount?
Hello tbals , Dstv Dual View Access fees and that of the monthly access fee subscription for HDPVR both remain at N1, 800. However, Dstv decoders should be around N27,000 now. Although it was sold for as low as N15,500 in April during their DStv promo offers. I hope this helps!
How do I subscribe for the maxi bouquet on dstv mobile?
Hello Chioma, you should call MTN customer care for maxi bouquet dstv mobile subscription. Since they offer the service in connection with DSTV, they will be able to guide you.
obelenze » Wed Dec 17, 2014 6:37 pm
Pls I wan to buy dstv from onitsha anambra , how much can I get it and is it posible to buy it without card cus I base in lagos but the person that I wan him to get d dstv for me said is 32, 000 and card will not be among it is anything like on dstv
Reply from Admin:
DSTV sells between N20, 000 to N45, 000 (approximately). It was as low as 15, 000 at the last promo offers. Cost covers installation charges, satellite dish, DSTV decoder and cables. You will also enjoy 3 months subscription access. But I suggest you call them now to find out the current price. You can call DSTV cUSTOMER CARE ON 080 3900 3788 TO CONFIRM. Hope it helps?
segunghazal wrote: Good day.
I am so furious at all of you. Bunch of rogues just robbing Nigerian by trick. I keep on paying higher subscription each month to get extra view but you kept me on the access bouquet & when I call you just keep on wasting my credit.
God will make all of you @ dstv suffer for this. My decoder is 4288769181 & I paid for compact plus but you kept me on family. I wont call you fraudulent call centre again.
Reply from Admin:
Sorry Mr Segun, I feel sorry about your plight. I think a way put would be to directly visit DSTV office if you are based in Lagos. I am sure they will listen to your complaint.
Pls note that this forum, Reviewcious is not associated with DSTV in any way. We are just a forum where Nigerians can say their opinions online about issues bothering them.
Pls let us know if anything positive comes out of the issue you are having. Doing so will alert others and keep Nigerians aware about bad customer services.
Emirate » Tue May 12, 2015 11:46 am
Good morning,i want to buy dstv premium,how much is the decoder and monthly subscription.
And does it come wt free subscriptions?
Dstv Premium bouquet has got all the channels in the Access, Family, Compact and Compact Plus bouquets. In total, you enjoy over 100 channels. It gives you will get the widest choice on-screen entertainment in Africa.
Monthly subscription costs N13,980 month for the DStv Premium bouquet. I am not aware of any free subscription on the dstv decoder.
DSTV HD Decoder currently costs around N13,500. On the other hand, DSTV Explora decoder sells for N65,000.
With the new dstv Explorer decoder, you get additional features such as instant replay, ultra slo-mo & rewind, as well as up to
220 hours of recording space, and the unique ability to pause live TV for up to 2 hours.
I hope that answers your questions
presh wrote:pls the dstv family do i get all the africa magic including zee world when i pay 3000
Reply from Admin:
Hello Presh, yes on DSTV family you will get Zee world and these Africa Magic channels:152 – Africa Magic Epic Movies, 154 – Africa Magic Family and 155 – Africa Magic World. A whole lot of other entertainment channels are also included in the package.
nkay wrote:n what bouquets will I get channel 159 and am so surprised that all other Africa magic channels are there on family bouquet except for 151 and 153. They r been unfair to the Igbos.
Reply from Admin: Actually, The AfricaMagic Igbo, Channel 159, is a new channel to be launched today as from 6pm
(April 2, 2015 by 6 pm.) I suggest you tune in to this channel around 6:30pm today and check. Pls do get back to me if you are still unable to access it by 6:30pm. Hope it helps. Thanks!
mrs augusta enem wrote: Good morning. Pls my subscription is due today and i hv paid yesterday. I got payment alert and next due date from dstv only for me to see this morning that the channels have been blocked. Its so not right. My smart card number is 41118750979
Pls reset me ASAP
Smart card number 41118750979
Reply from Admin:
Hello Mrs Augusta, Sorry for the issue.
I have referred the dstv customer care to your complaints. However, they seem to be on holiday because of today’s governorship elections going on in the country currently.
In the mean time, Kindly send your smart card number with the Code “RA” to the DSTV self-card number . The self- care number for Nigeria is ‘ 30330 ’. Let me know if you need further assistance. –
mrs augusta enem
Ok. I hv been reset. Though i paid in additional 600 pls let me know my acount status as regards balance. 41118750979. Thanks
King Ruby wrote:Do I get supersport 3, supersport 5, and supersport 7 in the compact plus?
Reply from Admin:Sorry, it is Supersport channels 7, 3 and 10 that belong to the DSTV Compact Plus bouquet. Supersport channel 9 is found in DStv Family bouquet, while Supersport 5 bouquet is found on DStv Premium
King Ruby wrote:
Thanks for the info…. How much exactly is the price now for compact plus now that they’ve increased the prices.?
Reply from Admin:They have increased it a bit. Based on the current charges, DStv compact Plus subscription now costs N9,420 per month.
Zinokreationz wrote: Good morning! I paid for the family bouquet around 5:33pm yesterday but uptil this moment the channels on that package are not showing.
Reply from Admin: Good morning! Pls send your smart
card number with the Code “RA” to the DSTV self- care number for Nigeria: 30330. Let me know if you need further assistance.
Lekan: It’s almost 3years I recharge my dstv last, bcos I’m not around. Hope it will work again if I recharge now. Thanks
Reply from Admin: Well, 3 years is such a long time and your DStv smart card may have been blocked. Before you pay, I suggest you contact the dstv customer service on 080 3900 3788 for further assistance
victoribinabo wrote: I hav a gotv nd I will love to upgrade it to a dstv is it posible cos where I am there is no ntwk for gotv
Reply from Admin: Hello Victor,
I think there should be a way around this. You should be able to upgrade your gotv to a suitable DSTV package of your choice. It’s just that they may ask you to pay extra money. You should try calling Multichoice on this number, 080 3900 3788 to confirm or better visit the nearest DSTV/Multichoice office in Portharcourt..
Pls come back and post their response you get on this forum thread so others in your shoes could benefit. Thanks! –