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DSTV Subscription Packages, Plans and Prices in Nigeria (2021)


DSTV is by far the best Satellite cable TV service in Nigeria which also cuts across the whole African continent. This post contains current new DSTV Nigeria packages price list for 2021. Updated April, 2021.

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DSTV Nigeria services is controlled by Multichoice and offers one of the cheapest pay TV subscription in Nigeria. HD channels, HD PVR decoders, and DSTV mobile TV service are just some few services added for DSTV Nigeria by Multichoice.

Also for sport lovers, the DSTV Compact Plus package added by Multichoice can come in handy. It is a cheaper option for those who love watching sports. The DSTV Compact Plus package shows 90% Premier league matches, Spanish La Liga, Bundesliga, covers an array of sports, and loads of channels which are available in this DSTV Compact bouquet.

With this current DSTV Nigeria packages new price list for 2021, The DSTV Compact Plus package goes for a monthly price of ₦12,400 only. There is also the new DSTV Explora which was recently added into the bouquet offered by DSTV.

While the NBC and national assembly has ordered Multichoice to reduce their tariffs due to the COVID-19 pandemic, DSTV has started removing important channels from most of their packages. They even sighted they might stop showing soccer matches as they can’t keep up with low patronage and the failing Nigerian economy.

Before I continue with the review of the different DSTV packages in Nigeria, you should know that you can now manage your monthly bouquet subscription with the DSTV online Subscription services anywhere in Nigeria with the internet or a mobile phone.

Kindly scroll below to Last part of the article to see the latest news on the increase of DSTV subscription and bouquet prices

DSTV Packages and Bouquets Price list for April, 2021 (New)

The initial access charge for DSTV is usually around ₦18,900 to ₦25,000. Although, the price varies. This initial charge will cover the cost of the satellite dish, cables, DSTV decoder and other installation charges with a 3 months subscription access. It seems Multichoice has discontinued the access and family package, and has increased the prices for the rest. See them below

DSTV Access package costs ₦2,000 a month (Discontinued)

Over 90+ TV channels which are mostly local and international TV channels are offered in the DSTV Access bouquet. Local channels in Nigeria like SilverBird, AIT, NTA i, Channels and International channels like Africa Magic, Aljazeera, SuperSport BLITZ, E Entertainment, etc are also offered on DSTV access bouquet.

Channels like BBC, CNN and MNET channels are not available as when writing this post. This package is no longer available.

DSTV Family package costs ₦4,000 a month (Discontinued)

As the name implies, DSTV Family bouquet was created with the family in mind. Often known to be the most popular DSTV package in Nigeria, especially in homes, It gives you access to 110+ 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. Note that HD channels are not included in the DSTV Family package.

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DSTV Family also offers all DSTV 24 available Audio services which includes: 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 package cost ₦12,400 a month

As said in the introduction of this post, the DSTV Compact Plus bouquet gives you all 155+ DSTV Compact channels with two sports channels as an addition. This  sports channels include SuperSport 7 and SuperSport 10. This package offer Sport lovers wider access to different kinds of premium sports 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.

DSTV Premium package cost ₦18,400 Naira per month this 2021

DSTV Premium package is the full 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 DSTV Premium package are Mnet Movies 1 & 2, History Channel, SuperSport 3, Discovery channel, Boomerang, and 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 Compact package cost ₦7,900 a month

This package has over 135+ channels as seen on the DSTV website and it costs ₦7,900.

DSTV Confam package cost ₦4,615 a month

DSTV Confam is among the cheap packages of Multichoice and it has over 120+ channels for subscribers. It costs ₦4,615 per month.

DSTV Yanga package cost ₦2,565 a month

DSTV Yanga is a new cheap package that contains 95+ channels. This package costs N2,500 per month

DSTV Padi package cost ₦1,850 a month

The DSTV Padi subscription package cost ₦1,800 only and subscribers to this plan can watch more than 40 channels.

DSTV French Touch cost ₦2,300

Subcribers going for the DSTV French Toast addon package option have access to 10 channels.

DSTV Indian cost ₦6,200 per month

This addon package from DSTV has 15+ channels and the price is ₦6,200 monthly

DSTV French Plus cost ₦8,100 per month

Also has 15+ channels and goes for N8,100 monthly subscription.

How much is the new DSTV Explora in Nigeria price 2021?

The DStv Explora is currently being sold at Multichoice offices in Lagos for a retail price of N45,000 (without installation) and N35,000 (with installation). Commercial bouquet is currently N1,850.

Update , 2021: Below are the available DSTV decoder options, their prices and the different packages they work with.

  • Explora + Dish Kit + Smart LNB (₦45,000)
  • Explora + Dish Kit + 1 Month DStv Compact Plus Subscription + Smart LNB (N33,500)
  • Dish Kit + 1 Month DStv Compact Subscription + Smart LNB (₦9,900)

If you already have the dish or you want to upgrade to the Explora decoder, you can purchase the Explora decoder alone for ₦45,000

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

  • HD Zapper Decoder + Dish Kit + 1 Month DStv Compact Subscription (₦18,600)
  • HD Zapper + Dish Kit (₦10,000)

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

DSTV Premium

This is the highest priced DSTV package as well as the most complete. The premium bouquet provides full access to 178 channels at ₦18,400.

The channels fall into several categories however, the most popular are the documentary, sports, entertainment, news and children categories.

If you’re 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. Super Sport 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 Compact Plus and Compact Bouquet

These bouquets provide exciting channels for your pleasure all day long. The Compact Plus is the more expensive of the two and it cost ₦12,400 per month.

On the other hand, the Compact Bouquet cost ₦7,900 per monthly subscription.

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

On the other hand, 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
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DSTV Family (Not Available)

This bouquet offers 108 exciting channels at a rate of ₦4000 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 (Not Available)

The Access bouquet is packed with 90 channels and this plan provides good value at a very affordable cost of ₦2000 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

DSTV Indian is another interesting package which comes at a very pocket friendly rate of ₦5,540 per month

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

DSTV Great Wall (Not Available)

This is another interesting option which cost ₦1000 per month

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

DSTV Nigeria Details: Website, Email and Address

(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: [email protected]
e-mail: [email protected]

Official DSTV Website: www.dstv.com


DSTV has released some toll free numbers to accommodate Multichoice users on all network providers in Nigeria (MTN, GLO, AIRTEL & ETISALAT), if you have any questions on the DSTV Nigeria packages price list for 2021.

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

The DSTV toll free lines are: 09090630333 for Etisalat, 07080630333 for Airtel, 08113630333 for Glo and 08149860333 for MTN.

Latest News on DSTV planned increase on prices of subscription (April, 2021)

According to Multichoice, Premium subscribers on DStv will from December next month, pay ₦18,400 as opposed to ₦15,800. This announcement by the cable TV company has promised to adjust both its DStv and GOtv prices starting from December 1, 2020 so as to implement the new VAT rate of 7.5% from 5%.

Henceforth, Subscribers of Compact Plus will have to pay ₦12,400 against ₦10,650. Also, Compact bouquet price has been increased from ₦6,800 to ₦7,900. Confam bouquet subscribers will now pay ₦4,615 against ₦4,500 while those using the Yanga plan will pay ₦2,565 against ₦2,500.

Max on GOtv subscribers will pay ₦3,280 from ₦2,999 while Jolli and Jinja subscribers will pay ₦2,999 and ₦6,900 respectively.

MultiChoice dully explained that the increase in prices was in line with the legislation of the Federal Government which increased VAT in February 2021, with implementation effective 1 April 2021.

“In order to provide some relief for customers, MultiChoice Nigeria has absorbed the cost of increase in VAT for the past four months, keeping its products and services at the old 5% VAT, however this is no longer possible and the mandated 7.5% VAT will be applied accordingly”.


  1. Good afternoon. please, where can I buy the DSTV explora +Dish kit + 1 month Compact subscription for #29,900.00 in Jikwoyi, Karu & Nyanya Abuja. Thanks

  2. My name is Goodluck,please I want to know the channels under dstv family package.
    Is been confusing to me since I subscribe to family package and cannot find most channels as included in the package.

    I have made complaints to your local offices here in Abuja but cannot get better response

    • While we can’t list all, the following are some important channels under the dstv family package

      BBC Lifestyle
      Food Network
      Disney XD
      Cartoon Network
      MTV Base
      SuperSport 7
      SuperSport 8
      CNN International
      Star Life
      Naija Stand-UP Comedy
      Iroko Plus
      AfricaMagic Epic Movies
      CBS Reality
      M-Net City
      In total, DSTV Family subscribers will enjoy 112 channels.

  3. What package is good for persons that want start showing match to the public and how many decoder does it require for at least 2 TV at a time

  4. I bought Explora compact plus for #48850. 3 weeks ago.Before the lockdown said it was 45k.I still paid 3k for installation.

  5. Greetings, please my DSTV decoder was subscribed in the morning and up till this time it’s not activated. Please help me out.

  6. I learnt there are new packages now on DSTV and that DSTV family package will be no more as from June.
    Pls is it taking effect by the end of june?
    Can I still pay for family package( my subscription expires this weekend) b4 I decide to pick onenote the new ones next month?.

  7. I bought my Nigerian dstv in Sierra Leone but tried recharging it from Sierra Leone by giving the smart card number but I could not recharge it. Is there a code that I need to use. 7020755386

  8. If I want to upgrade my subscription, say from compact to compact plus, will I have to pay the full amount for compact plus again???? Or will I just wait till the present one xpires before paying?

  9. I subscribed #7,000 and yet DStv is not showing this CHAMPIONS LEAGUE that started today as i hv searched for it hoping its somewhere but couldn’t find it.

    May I know what the issue is or is there something I’m not doing right.

  10. Please if I have confam package at NGN 4615 a month for a single decoder, how much additional will I have to pay for extraview for a second decoder monthly ?

  11. hello
    am using dstv explorer, what is the cost of premium with the explorer charges. being out for 7 months, hope if i pay, i will be reconected

  12. I just made a dstv payment from Cofam to Compact which is an upgrade and my subscription is yet to reflect the compact payment I made.
    Kindly assist.

  13. hello,
    when we do subscribe for Access package, we do get Champions League at on Wednesdays. But now, with your new iyanga package which price also increased. WE CANT CATCH ANY UCL MATCH!
    That’s bad!


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