DStv Subscription Packages & Prices in Nigeria (2020)


DStv is no doubt the best satellite cable television service provider in Africa, more specifically Nigeria. This post lists DStv Nigeria packages price list for 2020.

DStv Nigeria is controlled by MultiChoice Nigeria, launched in 1993 as a pioneering joint venture between MultiChoice Africa and Nigerian businessman and senior advocate of Nigeria, Adewunmi Ogunsanya. HD channels, HD PVR decoders, and DSTV mobile TV service are just some few services added for DStv Nigeria by Multichoice.

The DStv Compact Plus package is the best for sports lovers. It features over 90% of the English Premier League matches, the Spanish La Liga, the German Bundesliga and other sports, and also features some channels shown on the DStv Compact Bouquet. With the current DStv Nigeria packages new price list for 2020, The DStv Compact Plus package goes for a monthly price of N10,650 only. 

In addition to previously existing packages, there is also the new DStv Explora which was recently added into the bouquet offered by DSTV.

DStv Packages & Bouquets in Nigeria 2020

The initial access charge for DSTV is usually around N19,900 to N45,000. Although, the price varies, depending on the initial package. This initial charge will cover the cost of the satellite dish, cables, DSTV decoder and other installation charges with a 3 months subscription access.

DStv Access

The DStv Access package features over 45 TV channels which are mostly local and international Television channels. Local channels in Nigeria like SilverBird, AIT, NTAi, Channels Television and International channels like Africa Magic, Aljazeera, SuperSport BLITZ, E Entertainment, etc, feature on the DStv Access which costs N2,000 per month in Nigeria.

Channels like the BBC, CNN and MNET channels are not available at the time of compiling this post.

DStv Family

As the name implies, the DStv Family bouquet was created with the family in mind. Known as the most popular DStv package in Nigeria, especially in homes, the DStv Family package gives you access to all DStv Access channels with other additional channels such as Euro News, CNN, Mnet Series, Cartoon Network for kids, Channel O, Africa Magic, ESPN Classic with over 55 digital TV channels in this package. Cost of the DStv Family in Nigeria is N4,000 monthly. HD channels are not included in the DStv Family package.

The DStv Family package also offers all DStv 24 available Audio services which include: Voice of America (VOA), BBC (3 channels), Star FM, RAI radio, Ray Power FM, etc. With an installation cost of N24, 900 that gives you 3 months free subscription, a dish, and a standard decoder.

DStv Compact Plus

The DStv Compact Plus bouquet gives you all DStv Compact channels with two sports channels as an addition, as earlier mentioned in the introduction of this post. These sports channels include SuperSport 7 and SuperSport 10. This package offers Sports lovers wider access to different kinds of premium sports as against the expensive DStv Premium bouquet. Sports like basketball, golf, tennis, motorsport, Spanish La Liga e.t.c are available for those who subscribed to the DStv Compact bouquet. You would also be able to watch 90% of the English Premier League matches if you are an English football lover. The DStv Compact Plus package costs N10,000 a month in Nigeria.

DStv Premium

The DStv Premium package is the complete package that gives you access to all available DSTV SD/HD video, and all audio channels. This particular package is the best as channels exclusive to the DStv Premium package are M-Net Movies 1 & 2, History Channel, SuperSport 3, Discovery Channel, Boomerang, all HD channels, and much more. You also get a DSTV Mobile+ free package for subscribing for this package as long as you have a DStv Drifta decoder. DStv Premium bouquet costs N15,800 monthly in Nigeria

Cost of the new DStv Explora in Nigeria (2020)

The DStv Explora is currently being sold at MultiChoice offices in Lagos for a retail price of N65,000 (without installation) and N71,300 (with installation). The commercial bouquet is currently N1,850 monthly.

Below are the available DSTV decoder options, their prices and the different packages they work with

  • 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)

If you already have the dish or you want to upgrade to the Explora decoder, you can purchase the Explora decoder alone for N20,000

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

  • 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)

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

DStv Premium

The DStv Premium is the highest-priced DStv package as well as the most complete in Nigeria. The premium bouquet provides full access to 178 channels at N15,800 monthly. The channels fall into several categories however, the most popular are the documentary, sports, entertainment, news and children categories.

If you are looking to see the channels available on offer with this premium package, you will find the most popular 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. 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 8
  9. SuperSport 9
  10. SuperSport 10
  11. SuperSport 11 (HD/SD)
  12. SuperSport 12 (HD/SD)
  13. SuperSport Blitz


  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


  1. Soundcity
  2. MTV Base
  3. TRACE 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. 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

Other categories include the specialist category which comes with 11 channels, religion with 9 channels, audio with 46 channels, local TV with 11 channels as well as lifestyle and culture with 6 channels.

DStv Packages & Channels

Below are all the DStv packages in Nigeria, the number of channels each package is allowed and a breakdown of the channels by categories.

DStv Compact Plus & Compact Bouquet

The DStv Compact Plus and the DStv Compact provide exciting channels for your pleasure all day long. Of the two, the DStv Compact Plus is more expensive and it cost N10,650 per month, while the DStv Bouquet costs N6,800 monthly.

DStv Compact Plus Channels

The DStv Compact Plus package provides access to 174 channels which have been highlighted below based on 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

DStv Compact Channels

On the other hand, the DStv Compact provides access to 151 channels which have been highlighted based on 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 Channels

The DStv Family bouquet offers 108 exciting channels at a rate of N4,000 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 Channels

The DStv Access bouquet is packed with 90 channels and this plan provides good value at a very affordable cost of N2,000 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

DStv Indian Channels

The DStv Indian is another interesting package which comes at a very pocket-friendly rate of N5,400 per month.

  • Audio – 11
  • Entertainment and Movies – 5
  • News and Commerce – 2
  • Religion – 3
  • Specialist – 2

DStv Great Wall Channels

The DStv Great Wall package offers 21 channels, including 10 audio stations for a cost of N1000 monthly.

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

DStv Nigeria Contact Details

(DStv Nigeria) Lagos Office Address

Plot 1381, Tiamiyu Savage Street; Victoria Island, Lagos State
1 270 3232 or 080 3900 3788
Fax 01 270 3256

(DStv Nigeria) Abuja Office Address

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

(DStv Nigeria) Email Addresses

e-mail: dstv@nigeria.multichoice.co.za
e-mail: dstv@mwebnigeria.com

Official DSTV Website: www.dstv.com

DStv Nigeria Toll-Free Lines

MultiChoice has released some toll-free numbers for DStv subscribers in Nigeria. The numbers cuts across all major telecommunication networks (Airtel, 9mobile, Glo, and MTN) in Nigeria in order to accommodate its teeming subscribers. The DStv toll-free lines for Nigerians are 09090630333 (Etisalat), 07080630333 (Airtel), 08113630333 (Glo), and 08149860333 (MTN).

The DStv Call center operating hours are now 8 am to 9 pm on Saturdays, Sunday and public holidays.

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