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 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 is the most superior of the DSTV bouquets. It has all of the channels in the Access, Family, Compact, Compact Plus and more. A total of 100 channels are present in this bouquet to 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 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.