DSTV Nigeria: A Giant in the Nigerian Entertainment Television Industry
The DSTV (The full meaning of DSTV – Digital Satellite Television) is one of the biggest and most influential pay television companies in Africa. Ever since its establishment, the company have moved from strength to strength by offering its subscribers and viewers peak entertainment and experience that have never been felt elsewhere. This is why the company has been able to spread its services to numerous countries across Africa; Nigeria being one of these countries.
It is safe to say that the exponential rise of DSTV to the peak of the Television industry has always been inevitable. To most subscribers in the early days of the company, it was all a matter of time when the company will take over the television market. Fast-forward to 2021, DSTV is right where it was always destined to be; at the top.
Anyone who has got the chance to enjoy the quality viewing service offered by DSTV can easily testify to the fact that it is simply the best. It has been providing homes with apex entertainment in sport, drama, documentary, wildlife, science, cartoons, and so on.
Many viewers get so intrigued by the quality of entertainment offered by DSTV that they seek more information about the company, how it came to be, what they offer, and so much more. You are probably one of those curious minds. In this article, we are going to expose you to everything you need to know about DSTV and I’m sure most of your curiosity will be satisfied by the end of this piece.
History of DSTV
The birth of DSTV followed a succession of companies which later merged and formed what we know as DSTV today. For the first time in Africa in 1986, Pay Television service arrived on the shores of South Africa through the single channel service M-Net. This channel was owned and operated by the media company called Naspers.
After operating the channel for about seven consecutive years, the company decided to split its operations by opening up a subsidiary which would be known today as Multichoice. While the latter was focused on providing entertaining programs for subscribers, Multichoice handled the decoder sales, subscriber services, account management and other business issues.
After two years of operating as a subsidiary, Multichoice subsequently announced the creation of DSTV to subscribers. This brought a new dimension to television entertainment as it handled more than one channel. The first channels to be added to the service includes M-Net, MGM, TNT, Sci-Fi Universal, SuperSport, ESPN, Cartoon Network, BBC World News, CNN International and Sky News.
After the success achieved through the new service, the launch of W4 Eutelsat satellite with Ku-band services to sub-Saharan Africa and the Indian Ocean Islands in 2000, Interactive Television in 2002, Dual View decoder in 2003, and the DStv PVR decoder and DStv Compact in 2005 quickly followed up.
The growth of DSTV saw thee company add many other services to the televisions, and thus made it much more efficient and enticing to viewers from all across Africa. Today, DSTV has branches and operates in more than 50 African countries.
For readers wondering ‘How old is DSTV in Nigeria?`, DSTV is approximately 25 years old as it was first activated in Nigeria in 1996. Nigeria was one of the first few countries which Multichoice brought the pay TV service to during its expansion process.
Who is the Owner of DSTV?
This is one big question which most viewers have been finding answers to for years. You are however at the right place for the answers to your questions. The owner of DSTV is Koos Bekker. He is the founder and Chairman of the African media group known as Naspers. This company has subsidiaries such as Multichoice which gave birth to DSTV Gotv, and other viewing services across Africa. His company, Naspers is present in over 130 countries across Africa. To highlight his business acumen and the success of his business portfolio, Naspers has the largest market cap of any media company around the world, bar US and China.
Speaking of the management of Multichoice, The Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of MultiChoice Group is Calvo Mawela, and the Executive Chairman is Imtiaz Patel. Brand De Villiers is the Chief Executive Officer of MultiChoice Africa, and John Ugbe is the CEO of MultiChoice Nigeria.
Before deciding to go for any package on DSTV, the first step you are required to take is to purchase a decoder and an installation dish. These tools act as receiver for the data and information which will be displayed on your television for your enjoyment. There are currently 2 different types of decoders, each of which have features which set one apart from the other.
The 2 options are the DSTV Explora and Zapper decoder. Customers might, however, have no option than to go for the DSTV Explora decoder. This is due to the unavailability of the Zapper Decoders on the market. Subscribers have nothing to worry about, as you can still have access to any channel or subscription package of your choice. The DSTV Explora costs a total of N29,000 excluding the installation costs which may vary according to your region.
DSTV Packages Prices 2021
As a Pay television, there are so many options of packages which subscribers can choose from. Each of the packages comes at different rates and ranging number of channels accessible on them. Depending on the taste, needs, and use for respective subscribers, you can choose any one that best suits you. Many subscribers also go for packages which are affordable for them. Whatever the case may be, we will give you the list of DSTV subscription packages price in 2021. We will also provide you with the DSTV packages with channels list which can help potential users decide which one best satisfies their needs.
The DSTV packages and prices 2021 in Nigeria are listed below:
- DsTv Premium: 18400 Naira
- DsTv Compact Plus: 12400 Naira
- DsTv Compact: 7900 Naira
- DsTv Confam: 4615 Naira
- DsTv Yanga: 2565 Naira
- DsTv Padi: 1850 Naira
DSTV Padi (N1,850/month)
This is the most economical subscription package on DSTV. This package comes with up to 45 channels, each of which provide top notch entertainment.
Channels you will enjoy on the DSTV Access package 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.
Once you begin watching programs from each of these channels, it will be obvious that you got good value for your money.
DSTV Yanga (N2,565 per month)
As it implies, this package is suitable for each person in the family. From parents, kids, adults, and grandparents, this package has got something for everyone. The DSTV packages Family channels are up to 55 and an additional 24 DSTV audio channels.
The DSTV packages Family channels include all the DSTV Access channels. Additional channels in the package that makes the difference 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 Confam (N4,615 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 Confam 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.
Other channels include: 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 Olympics 1&2.
DSTV Compact Plus (N12,420 per month)
Premium sports channels are the major difference between the DSTV compact and compact plus. As such, this is the package for sport lovers who would never want to miss out on popular events like the English Premier league, The UEFA champions league, Serie A, LA Liga, German Bundesliga and so on.
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: 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 other leagues.
DSTV Premium (N18,400/month)
This subscription package is at the peak of packages offered by DSTV. This package comprises of all the stations which DSTV has to offer. It covers all channels available on other packages, while also offering more channels to give you the best in entertainment and variety.
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.
How to subscribe to DSTV Monthly Packages
A lot of people who own Dstv decoders at home, offices are usually tasked with questions like ‘How do I pay my DSTV subscription monthly?’, especially for new users. Well, you are at the right place.
There are different payment methods available to users to help them successfully subscribe to their favorite DSTV packages and enjoy max Entertainment. Each of these payment methods will be analyzed here and how to use them.
- Visit quickteller dstv payment page at (https://www.quickteller.com/dstv).
- Choose your favorite bouquet
- Fill in your smartcard number, mobile number and email address. Then hit the Continue button.
- A new page will request you to confirm supplied details.
- After confirmation, input your debit or credit card details and click/tap on the pay button.
- Notification of successful payment will be sent to you. Your DSTV account will be activated within 5 minutes of successful payment.
- Launch your internet banking app
- Input your details and password to log in
- Click on Pay Bills or Bills Payment.
- Select Cable Tv from available options.
- Locate and Click on DsTv.
- Select the dstv package or bouquet you want to pay for.
- Input your authentication PIN.
- Upon successful payment, you will receive a notification. Within a couple of minutes, your subscription will be activated.
Supported banks for this payment option include:
- First Bank.
- Zenith Bank.
- Access Bank.
- Union Bank.
- Unity Bank.
- Mainstream Bank.
- Keystone Bank.
- Stanbic IBTC Bank.
- Sterling Bank.
- Fidelity Bank.
- Entreprise Bank.
Other options which you can pay DSTV with your phone includes:
- Jumia pay
- Konga pay
- POS, and so on.
For users who may have any other questions and enquiries concerning DSTV, subscription, and so on; you may contact the DSTV customer service. The DSTV call center is available for 24 hours in Nigeria. You can reach them on +2349082368533, 09090630333, and 08149860333.
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