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What decoder should you subscribe to in Nigeria?

What decoder should you subscribe to in Nigeria? This article gives you an insight for choice making on what decoder to subscribe to in order to enjoy News channels, Nollywood & Hollywood movies, cartoons, sports channels (Champions League, Premier League, NBA, Boxing, wrestling, etc.)

A digital TV box allows you to receive digital signals and play them from an analog TV. As a result, you will get HDTV broadcasts and high-quality content without any hassle. We will be highlighting 4 of the most popular TV decoders to use in Nigeria – DSTV, TSTV, GOTV, and Startimes. Similar post Best Internet Service Providers in Nigeria.

Whenever there are multiple options, it may be hard to make a choice. There are multiple decoder services in Nigeria, which should you go for? Well, here are the most popular ones among which you can make a choice:

DStv – Best decoder in Nigeria (2022)

DStv is a multi-choice satellite television service that is popular in Sub-Saharan Africa. It provides services to people at a cheap price. So it is a good choice for our home. DSTV features 175+ TV channels. However, you can only access all 175+ channels with DSTV premium – the highest plan. 

  • DSTV Padi45+ Channels – N2,150 per month 
  • DSTV Yanga85+ Channels – N2,950 per month 
  • DSTV Confam105+ Channels – N5,300 per month 
  • DSTV Compact: 130+ Channels – N9,000 per month 
  • DSTV Compact Plus: 145+ Channels – N14,250 per month 
  • DSTV Premium: 175 + Channels – N21,000 per month 

To renew or switch to DStv Yanga, Visit quickteller.com/dstv and select DStv Yanga bouquet as your plan. Enter your Naira debit card details and decoder smart card number into the appropriate box and complete the transaction by entering the OTP sent to you by your bank.

In addition to the 175+ TV channels, DSTV also features 53 audio channels. Furthermore, with a DSTV Premium subscription, you get access to ShowMax – a video-on-demand service, similar to Netflix.  

DSTV is your go-to decoder if you want to enjoy football games – English Premier League, UEFA Champions League, La Liga, Ligue 1, Bundesliga, etc. No decoder is as consistent as DSTV in entertainment. 

GOtv – Best DStv Alternative in Nigeria (2022)

GOtv Nigeria is the cable TV of choice for many residents of the country. Why? One of the reasons is the selection of packages that suit any demands and any wallets. GOTV is a sister-decoder to DSTV as MultiChoice owns both. However, unlike DSTV, GOTV is a far more affordable decoder. It’s the most used decoder in Nigeria. You can purchase the full GOTV Kit for N8,000 to N10,000, depending on your location.

The digital TV service provider used to offer its Nigeria-based customers four packages, including GOtv Max, GOtv Jolli, GOtv Jinja, and GOtv Smallie. The service provider recently added a new package called GOtv Supa, which offers a longer channels list. Here is a look at each of the packages.

There are various ways you can reach the Multichoice provider via GOtv customer care personnel. The contact information is as follows:

  • Address: MultiChoice Nigeria Limited, Plot 1381, Tiamiyu Savage Street, Victoria Island, Lagos
  • Tel: +234 803 904 4688
  • Email: [email protected] GOtv

Nigeria offers various packages at friendly prices. Moreover, the comprehensive variety package offering allows you to subscribe according to the size of your pocket.

TStv – Best pay-as-you-go decoder in Nigeria

TSTV Africa is an emerging decoder service. The decoder features over 100 channels with a presence in 232 cities across Africa. This includes news, movies, sports, kids, health & lifestyle, religious, documentary, and music channels. TStv stands for Telcom Satellite TV. The name indicates that the company uses hybrid technology that combines satellite and telecommunications (Internet) services to deliver television programming to its consumers.

In case you haven’t heard about it, TSTV offers pay per view service which means you select the channels you want to watch and pay for them and how long you want to watch them. Similar post – Top 5 best music streaming apps and their subscription cost in Nigeria. What this means is that there is no package unlike the rest of its competition which in turn means you will be getting huge value for the money you are paying.

How much is the TStv decoder and installation? The TStv decoder costs between 5,000 Naira – 6,000 Naira in Nigeria without installation charges and 7,000 Naira – 9,000 Naira with installation charges.

TSTV subscription packages are unique and affordable. Viewers can subscribe as low as N200 and as it stands, their highest subscription rate is N3, 000. Let us take a look at various subscription packages available on TSTV.

  • Daily Subscription Package: N200
  • 3-Day Subscription package: N500
  • 7-Day Subscription package: N750
  • 14-Day Subscription package: N1500
  • Monthly Subscription package: N3, 000


Startimes Nigeria is a Digital Terrestrial Television (DTT) Network service. It is an offshoot of Startimes Media, a Chinese company that has spread its tentacles to West Africa. The service was introduced to Nigeria by NTA Star TV Network Limited in 2010.

StarTimes is another popular decoder in Nigeria although marginalized by GOTV. The decoder features different channels for Antenna (the most common in Nigeria) and Dish customers. They include:

Antenna Packages

  • StarTimes Nova: N900 per month 
  • StarTimes Basic: N1,700 per month 
  • StarTimes Classic: N2,500 per month 

Dish Packages 

  • StarTimes Nova: N900 per month 
  • StarTimes Sports Plus: N1,200 per month 
  • StarTimes Smart: N2,200 per month 
  • StarTimes Super: N4,200 per month 
  • StarTimes Chinese: N6,600 per month 

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