DSTV Plans, Channels and Decoder Prices! What Multichoice Nigeria Offers

Everyone wants to the best entertainment options on television. This is why people go for the best service provider, especially the one with affordable options. One of such providers available to Nigerian viewers is Multichoice Nigeria, a subsidiary of Multichoice Africa which is the leading video entertainment provider in Africa.

Multichoice Nigeria is a company well known for exciting entertainment services offerred to the Nigerians. Topmost on their list are the DSTV and GOTV entertainment plans. These plans provide access to local and international channels such as first-run films, documentaries, childrens’ programming, news and sports. This article focuses on Multichoice Nigeria DSTV plans/bouquets, their prices and channels they offer. If you’re looking for the best TV service provider option then you should read this very informative piece first published on Nigeriafinder. It provides an insight to the leading satellite/cable TV service provider in Nigeria and beyond.

Multichoice Nigeria: DSTV Plans, Prices, and Channels

One of the most common questions is what is the cost of subscribing monthly to any of the DSTV bouquets?

Here’s your answer below:

  • DSTV Premium: N14700
  • DSTV Compact Plus: N9900
  • DSTV Compact: N6300
  • DSTV Family: N3800
  • DSTV Access: N1900

DSTV Family comes with 55 TV channels ranging from entertainment to music, news and sports. This bouquet also comes with 24 audio channels.

On the other hand, the Access bouquet comes with 45 exciting TV chan

If you want to enjoy any of these plans, the first step isn’t to subscribe but to buy a decoder and installation dish.

The two options are the Explora and Zapper decoders. However, the Explora is the only option currently available in the market and it costs N29300 exclusive of the installation cost.

If you’re looking to really enjoy your TV subscription and access a wide range of channels, top on your subscription list should be the Premium, Compact Plus or Compact bouquets:

The channels are basically divided into the segments below:

  • Entertainment
  • Lifestyle and culture channels
  • News and Commerce
  • Children
  • Documentary
  • Religion
  • Music
  • Specialist
  • Local Channels
  • Audi

Entertainment

The DSTV Premium Bouquet has 47 Entertainment channels. These include:

  1. Africa Magic
  2. Africa Magic Epic Movies
  3. Africa Magic Hausa
  4. Africa Magic Igbo
  5. Africa Magic plus
  6. Africa Magic Showcase
  7. Africa Magic World
  8. Africa Magic Yoruba
  9. B4U Movies
  10. BBC Brit
  11. BET International
  12. CBS Reality
  13. CNBC Africa
  14. Comedy Central
  15. Discovery Family
  16. E! Entertainment Television
  17. Ebony Life TV
  18. Eva
  19. Eva+
  20. FOX
  21. FOX Life
  22. Galaxy TV
  23. ITV Choice
  24. Lifetime Entertainment
  25. Maisha Magic Bongo
  26. Maisha Magic East
  27. M-Net Action
  28. M-Net City
  29. M-Net Movies
  30. M-Net Movies Action+
  31. M-Net Movies Premiere
  32. M-Net Movies Smile
  33. M-Net Movies Zone
  34. M-Net West
  35. MTV
  36. ROK
  37. SONY Entertainment Television
  38. SONY Max
  39. Studio Universal
  40. Telemundo
  41. Trybe
  42. Turner Classic Movies
  43. Universal Channel
  44. Vuzu
  45. Vuzu
  46. Vuzu Amp
  47. Zee World

While Compact Plus offer 41 entertainment channels. The unavailable channels on this bouquet are Trybe, Comedy Central, Mnet Movie Action, M-Net Movies Smile, M-Net Movies Premier and M-Net West.

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On the other hand, the Compact bouquet has 37 channels. This bouquet has all the entertainment channels available on Compact Plus except Africa Magic World, Vuzu, Africa Magic Showcase, Galaxy TV, Lifetime Entertainment and Vuzu Amp.

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Sports

DSTV Premium currently has 13 sports channels

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

Compact Plus has 12 sports channels. This bouquet includes SuperSport 7 Nigeria while Super Sport 1 and 2 from the Premium bouquet is unavailable.

Also, the Compact bouquet has 7 channels which include:

  1. SuperSport 7 Nigeria
  2. SuperSport 3,
  3. SuperSport 4,
  4. SuperSport 8,
  5. SuperSport 9,
  6. SuperSport 10 and
  7. SuperSport Blitz

Audio

The DSTV Premium, Compact Plus and Compact Bouquets provide access to 46 Audio channels which include:

  1. Trans Africa Radio
  2. Rhythm FM
  3. Star FM
  4. RAY FM
  5. Radio France International
  6. Channel Islam
  7. World Radio Network
  8. Voice of America
  9. BBC African Languages
  10. BBC World Radio 2
  11. BBC World Service English
  12. DMX – French Contemporary
  13. DMX – Symphonic
  14. DMX – Chamber Music
  15. DMX – Arias and Overtures
  16. DMX – Light Classical
  17. DMX – Beautiful instrumentals
  18. DMX – Blues
  19. DMX – Classic Jazz
  20. DMX – Smooth jazz
  21. DMX – Italian Contemporary
  22. DMX – African Rhythms
  23. DMX – Gospel
  24. DMX – Traditional Country
  25. DMX – Modern Country
  26. DMX – Reggae
  27. DMX – Urban Beat
  28. DMX – Urban Adult Contemporary
  29. DMX – Classic R&B
  30. DMX – Golden Oldies
  31. DMX – Classic Rock
  32. DMX – Hard Rock
  33. DMX – – Alternative
  34. DMX – Campus Rock
  35. DMX – Dance
  36. DMX – Power Hits
  37. DMX – House Party
  38. DMX – Groove Lounge
  39. DMX – City Scape
  40. DMX – Metro Blends
  41. DMX – Love Songs
  42. DMX – Soft Hits
  43. DMX – Familiar Favourites
  44. DMX – Contemporary Instrumentals
  45. DMX – Y2K Hits
  46. DMX – Adult Contemporary

Lifestyle and Culture

These 3 bouquets provide access to 6 lifestyle and culture channels:

  1. BBC Lifestyle
  2. Discovery IDx
  3. Discovery TLC Entertainment
  4. Fashion One
  5. Food Network
  6. Spice 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

Compact Plus includes TVC and NDTV24X7 to 12 channels available with the Premium Bouquet

On the other hand, the Compact bouquet is without TVC and eTv

Children

The 3 bouquets have 11 children channels

  1. Boomerang
  2. Cartoon Network
  3. Cbeebies
  4. Disney
  5. Disney Junior
  6. Disney XD
  7. JimJam
  8. Mindset
  9. Nick JR
  10. Nickelodeon
  11. NickTOONS

Documentary

The documentary channels on DSTV Premium include:

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

On the other hand the documentary channels on Compact Plus include:

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

The Compact Bouquet has 3 documentaries

  1. CCTV channel
  2. Nat Geo Wild
  3. National Geographic Channel

Religion

The 3 bouquets provide access to the 9 available religion channels

  1. Daystar
  2. Dove
  3. Emmanuel
  4. Eternal World TV
  5. Faith broadcast network
  6. IQRAA
  7. ISLAM TV
  8. TBN
  9. TV Mundial

Music

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

Specialist

  1. RTP International
  2. Phoenix News & Entertainment
  3. Jiantsu Television
  4. Hunan TV
  5. Shanghai Dragon TV
  6. China Movie Channel
  7. CCTV Entertainment
  8. CCTV 4
  9. Deutsche Welle
  10. TV5 Monde Afrique
  11. RAI International

The listed music and specialist channels are equally available on the 3 DSTV bouquets.

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Local channels

DSTV Premium and Compact Plus provide access to 11 and 12 local channels respectively while DSTV Compact provides access to just 1 local channel.

DSTV Old Prices and Plans

DSTV Nigeria, the satellite cable TV service of Multichoice, is reputed to offer the widest range of choice channels for direct-to-home pay TV in Nigeria or Africa.

With 5 unique bouquets and two types of decoders to choose from, subscribers can be quite in a world of their own with DSTV.  DSTV Bouquets and their respective channels plus the decoders are presented below.  The prices are also indicated.

DSTV Bouquets

DSTV Access (N1,800/month)

This is the entry level bouquet for DSTV.  It offers more than 45 channels.

Channels in the DSTV Access Bouquet are Telemundo, E! Entertainment, Blackbelt TV, CBS Reality,  BET, M-Net Movies, MGM, AfricaMagic World, Africa Magic Hausa, Africa Magic Yoruba, Maisha Magic Swahili, Style, Fashion TV, Nat Geo wild, Channel ED, Vox Africa, Spice TV, SuperSport blitz, Super SportSelect 1, SuperSport Select 2, e.TV Africa, NTA+, Silverbird, AIT, Channels, MiTV, Lagos TV, K24, Cartoon Network, Nickelodeon, Disney Junior, JimJam, Mindset, HIP TV, TRACE Urban, Soundcity, One Gospel, PRTV Test Channel, FAITH, Rhema TV, DAYSTAR, Kingdom Africa, Islam Channel, al Jazeera, CCTV News, CNBC Africa, Bloomberg, ND TV247, CNC World, RAI Italia, TV5 Monde Afrique, CCTV 4, CCTV 9, CCTV F, CCTV Entertainment, China Movies Channel, Shanghai Dragon TV, Hunan TV, Jiangsu TV, Phoenix Chinese News and Entertainment, RTP International, Euro News Portugues, TV Mundial, TV Brasil

DSTV Family (N3,600 per month)

This is a bouquet that is packaged with every member of the family in mind.  It has over 55 TV channels plus all the 24 DSTV audio channels.

TV channels in the DSTV Family bouquet include all the DSTV Access channels.  Additional channels in the package are CBS Drama, Africa Magic Family, Supersport 9, Cartoon Network, Boomerang, Nick TOONS, Mindset, Channel O, MTV ROA, B4U Music, CNN International,  CNBC Africa,

Audio channels in the package include BBC (3 channels), Voice of America (VOA), RAI radio, Ray power FM, Star FM.

DSTV Compact (N6,000 per month)

This bouquet has over 60 channels.  The channels include all of the Access and Family channels and more.  It also has all of the DSTV audio channels

Additional channels in the DSTV Compact Bouquet are M-Net Movies Action Africa, Studio Universal, Universal Channel, BBC Entertainment, SONY, SONY MAX, True Movie, AfricaMagic Epic Movies, Maisha Magic, Ebony Life, Discovery ID, TLC Entertainment, Food Network, National Geographic, Disney Channel, Disney XD, Afro Music Pop, China Movies channel, shanghai Dragon TV, Hunan TV, Jiangsu TV, Phoenix Chinese News and entertainment, TV Mundial, and BBC World News.

New Channels Added to the Compact Bouquet (February 2016): AfricaMagic Igbo, AfricaMagic Urban, BBC Brit, CBeebies, Eva, M-City, Zee World while added sports channels inclusive of the newly added are SuperSport 7 Nigeria, SuperSport Select Sports, SuperSport Select 2, SuperSport 11 (HD/SD), SuperSport 9, SuperSport Blitz, (DStv Channel 231) and SuperSport 12 (DStv Channel 232). Both SuperSport 11 and SuperSport 12 will be dedicated to showcasing the English Premier League, the Spanish La Liga and Euro 2016.

DSTV Compact Plus (N9,420 per month)

More sport channels are added to the DSTV Compact channels to make the DSTV Compact Plus Bouquet.  This is to afford sports lovers the opportunity to watch premium sports without paying for the premium DSTV Bouquet.

The the new channels added to the compact bouquet are: AfricaMagic Igbo, AfricaMagic Urban, BBC Brit, CBeebies, Eva, M-City and Zee World

New Channels Added to the Compact Plus Bouquet (February 2016): SuperSport 7 Nigeria, SuperSport 3 Africa, SuperSport 10, SuperSport 11 (DStv Channel 231) and SuperSport 12 (DStv Channel 232). Both SuperSport 11 and SuperSport 12 will be dedicated to showcasing the English Premier League, the Spanish La Liga and Euro 2016.

DSTV Premium (N13,980/month)

This DSTV bouquet has all of the channels in the Access, Family, Compact, Compact Plus and more. It is the most superior of all bouquet offered by DSTV. It has over 100 channels that offer subscribers the widest choice in on-screen entertainment in Africa. Additional channels for the DSTV Premium bouquet are M-Net West, M-Net Movies Premiere Africa, M-Net Movies Comedy Africa, M-Net Movies family Africa, M-Net Movies+ Africa, M-Net Movies romance Africa, M-Net Movies Showcase Africa, M-Net Movies Action Africa, M-Net Movies Stars, M-Net Edge Africa, Vuzu Amp Africa, Comedy Central, FOX, MTV, Lifetime, Turner Classic Movies, BBC Lifestyle, Travel Channel, Animal Planet, BBC Knowledge, History, TRACE Sport Stars, SuperSport HD3 Nigeria, Supersport 4, SuperSport HD 6A, Supersport 6, Supersport 5 Nigeria, Cbeebies, Nick Jr and Sky News.

DSTV Decoders

  • DSTV Zapper HD Decoder– Launched November 2014, the DSTV HD Decoder is replacing the existing Standard DSTV Decoder. Cost is N12,500 or a free swap till 30 November 2014 for subscribers who have old decoders and are active from 1 August to 15 September 2014.
  • DSTV Explora– Features HD, instant replay, ultra slo-mo & rewind, up to 220 hours of recording space, and pause live TV of up to 2 hours. Cost is N30,000.
  • Note:The costs include dish and remote control.

 

You can see that DSTV offers exciting packages you will definitely enjoy. This is still the leading Satellite/Cable TV service provider in Nigeria. Though it might seem a little bit expensive to install and service monthly, the benefits of having a DSTV decoder far outweighs the cost. The wide range of informative, educative and entertainment programme options offered by DSTV is worth what you spend to have it.

 

The Author

Chinenye Nwabueze

He is a Senior Lecturer in the Department of Mass Communication, Chukwuemeka Odumegwu Ojukwu University, COOU, (formerly Anambra State University), Igbariam Campus.

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