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What are the Price of DSTV Packages in Nigeria?

This is one of the numerous question I have heard so often so I decided to address this issue. Many Nigerians don't  really know the prices of DSTV packages.

In this article, I will be looking the different DSTV packages avaliable in Nigeria and their prices. It is no long news that DSTV is the best Television satellite provider in Nigeria and in Africa. Here in Nigeria, DSTV offers different packages  that comes with different prices.

DSTV Packages and Prices

As of today, DSTV offer six packages in Nigeria. These packages are as follows:

    =>>  DSTV Mobile (with compatible mobile devices) DSTV Mobile Devices
  =>>   DSTV Access
 =>>    DSTV Family
 =>>   DSTV Compact
 =>>  DSTV Compact Plus
 =>>  DSTV Premium

DSTV Access is the cheapest of all packages follow by DSTV Family, then DSTV Compact, then DSTV Compact Plus, and lastly DSTV Premium.

DSTV Premuim is the most expensive in all DSTV Packages.

DSTV Packages and  Prices

DSTV initial access cost is around N19,900 to N44,900. This will include cost of satellite dish, DSTV decoder, cables, and installation cost. This price includes 3 months subscription.

For DSTV Mobile Prices, compatible devices, and DSTV Mobile package and cost, visit our DSTV Mobile page.

1)    DSTV Access N1,500 per month:

DSTV Access Package offers over 45 channels mostly local and international TV channels, like AIT, SilverBird, Channels, NTA I, SuperSport BLITZ, Magic World, Al jezeera, Mindset Learn, E Entertainment, Africa Magic (World, Hausa & Yoruba only) and so on.

CNN, BBC, and MNET channels are missing in this package the last time we checked. DSTV Access now has Audio channels. DSTV Access is an entry-level cable package. HD channels are not available on this package. DSTV Access installation cost is about 24,900 Naira the last time we checked.

2)    DSTV Family N3,000 per month:
DSTV Family appears to be the most popular DSTV package; it offers a reasonable selection of TV channels at a reasonable price. DSTV Family offers you all DSTV Access channels and more. Channels Added to the DSTV Family package include CNN, Euro News, Channel O, ESPN Classic, Mnet Series, Inspiration, Africa Magic, MTV Base, Cartoon Network, and so on, over 55 digital TV channels in all.

DSTV Family also has all 24 available DSTV Audio services. Audio channels available include BBC (3 channels), Voice of America (VOA), RAI radio, Ray power FM, Star FM, music channels, and so on. DSTV Family installation cost is about 24,900 Naira the last time we checked. This price includes dish, standard decoder, and connection with 3 months free subscription. HD channels are not available on DSTV Family.

3)   DSTV Compact 5,000 Naira per month:

DSTV Compact offers you all DSTV Family channels and more. Channels Added to the Compact package include BBC World, RAI international, Sony Entertainment, MNET Action, Africa Magic Plus, ESPN Sports, SuperSport 10, and so on, over 60 channels in all. DSTV Compact also has all 24 available DSTV Audio services. If you need more Exciting channels then DSTV Compact package is a good choice. HD channels are also not available on DSTV Compact.

4)   DSTV Compact Plus N7,500 per month:
DSTV Compact Plus offers all DSTV Compact channels in addition to two sports channels. The sports channels added are SuperSport 7 and SuperSport 10. It is aimed at giving Sports lovers in Nigeria and across Africa access to premium sports at a more affordable price than is possible with the DSTV Premium package.

Subscribers to the package will be able to watch 90% EPL matches as well as other live sports like the French League, Bundesliga, PSL, Spanish La Liga as well as rugby, golf, tennis, athletics, boxing and motorsport.

If the only reason you subscribe to the Premium package is to watch sports then you are better of with DSTV Compact Plus. HD channels are not available on DSTV Compact. Note that if you need 100% EPL, you have to go for the Premium bouquet.

5)  DSTV Premium 11,000 Naira per month:

DSTV Premium package is the high-end package offering you all available DSTV SD/HD video, and audio channels. The last time we checked, DSTV Premium offers over 85 exciting TV channels. Channels exclusive to DSTV Premium package include Mnet Movies 1 & 2, Discovery channel, SuperSport 3, History Channel, Boomerang, Discovery, all HD channels, and so on. DSTV Premium package is for people who want nothing less than the best.

If you want to receive HD channels then you need to go for DSTV Premium as HD channels currently exclusive on the Preminm package. If you also want to watch 100% matches of the English Premier league, the DSTV premium package is your best bet. You will also be able to access the Premier league's 24-hour full HD content service, if you own a DSTV HD PVR decoder.

If you subscribe to the Premium bouquet, you get DSTV Mobile+ package free if you have a DSTV Drifta decoder. You can also watch DSTV channels on your Android device using DSTV NOW App

Find more information about DSTV services in Nigeria at

Note that DSTV reserve the right to alter channels in any package at anytime so always verify what is included in the package you intend to buy or subscribe for before making payment.

To renew your DSTV subscription online, you can use myPaga.

I hope this helps.


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