The DSTV Nigeria guide has now been updated. Use the comment box at the bottom of this page to ask any questions. This post has been very useful for folks looking at setting a dstv satellite TV in a Nigerian home or office?
If you’re totally new to this, here is a few things you must know:
You need to buy a device plus a package.
Your device is the hardware(the thing that looks like a dvd player).
Your package is the subscription.
Payment for the device is done once.
And the subscription? – You’ll pay monthly.
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If you looking at upgrading to DSTV Nigeria for the first time… You may wanna go for something inexpensive.
Here it is:
Cheapest DSTV Nigeria Set Up
cheapest most inexpensive option at the moment is:
HD + Dish Kit + 1 Month DStv Compact Subscription
or HD + Dish Kit + 3 Months DStv Access Subscription
The cost 9,900 NGN.
This implies that the least cost for setting up dstv cable in Nigeria is N9,900. They call it the Total Initiation cost. Gotv Nigeria is cheaper though.
As you’d expect; there’s a lot of channel restriction in this package…
In the course of this post – I will show all the available DSTV Nigeria package Device combination and prices plus all the available channels on each bouquet.
DSTV Explora Vs DSTV HD Decoder
Here is a quick side by side comparison of the two DSTV Devices.
The Explora cost N29,900 (for good reasons)
The HD Decoder goes for just N9,900.
NB: Please know that any of this devices works perfectly with all the available DSTV Nigeria packages(See comprehensive list of all DSTV Nigeria bouquets below)
SO here is the Explora Vs HD Decoder comparison…
Video on Demand
Recording Duration (HD)
Recording Duration (SD)
Front Panel Controls
Pause Live TV
Dstv Nigeria SetUp Prices 2017
Explora + Dish Kit + 1 Month DStv Premium Subscription + Smart LNB = N38,300.
Explora + Dish Kit + 1 Month DStv Compact Plus Subscription + Smart LNB =N33,500.
Explora + Dish Kit + 1 Month DStv Compact Subscription + Smart LNB = N29,900.
Explora = N20,000.
HD + Dish Kit + 1 Month DStv Premium Subscription = N18,300.
HD + Dish Kit + 1 Month DStv Compact Plus Subscription = N13,500.
HD + Dish Kit + 1 Month DStv Compact Subscription = N9,900.
HD + Dish Kit + 3 Months DStv Access Subscription = N9,900.
DSTV Nigeria Packages / Bouquets
Here is the complete list of DSTV Nigeria packages and their updated prices.
These DSTV Bouquets and prices was last updated on 13/05/2016.
DSTV FTA Plus 1600 per month
1600 per month.
Mind you it’s not just Free to Air.
it’s free to air PLUS.
This bouquet was launched recently. It consist of just 6 channels.
6 local channels.
The channels are Lagos TV, MiTV, Channels, AIT, Silverbird and NTA.
DSTV Access: 1900 per month
The next on the list is Dstv Access which cost N1600 per month.
This used to be the cheapest package from multi choice.
It has over 80 channels.
Channels like Nat Geo Wild, Ed, Nickelodeon, Disney Junior, Trace Urban, One Gospel.Day star, Islam Channel, SuperSport Blitz, SuperSport Select 2, Sound city, Hip tv etc. see full list
DSTV Family 3800 per month
DSTV family – just as the name suggests is the recommended bouquet for families.
It has the right amount of everything. A total of 99 channels.
Sports, Entertainment, News, Drama, Religion et al.
The DSTV Family bouquet has a whooping 22 entertainment channels.
Other channels are SuperSport Select 2, SuperSport 9, Mindset, JamJam, Sony Max, Africa Magic Movies, Boomerang, MTV Base, One gospel, B4U Music, CCTV Documentary, CNN International, Etv Africa, Al Jazeera, IQRAA, Y=TV Mundial | see current list here
DSTV Compact N6,300 Per month
The DSTV Compact bouquet offers access to some more premium channels.
It offers 10 News and commerce channels, 6 specialists channel, 4 documentary channels, 7 religion channels, 6 sports and 37 general entertainment channels. In total, there are 147 channels on the compact package.
Other premium channels available are M-Net Action and M-Net Series.
Animal Planet and National Geographic channel | See full list
DSTV Compact Plus N9,900 per month
The DSTV Compact plus bouquet has a variety of entertainment channels plus and lots of value added services on request.
Did I mention this is where you get all the European soccer? It is. It’s has a total of 166 channels.
There are 8 sports channels.
There’s also 11 channels for children. 5 cool music channels. 4 documentary channels. 6 lifestyle and culture channels and 37 general entertainment channels. See full list here
DSTV Premium 14700 per month
This the best package on the Dstv bouquet. There are 173 channels in the DSTV Premium package.
Not surprisingly, It’s also the most expensive.
It has 51 general entertainment and movie channels.
see complete list of channels on dstv premium here
Also see the new gotv bouquets