Among the first series of questions most people ask when they are about to join other numerous Nigerians to become a subscriber of the largest satellite Tv in Africa is what is dstv decoder price in Nigeria right now in 2020.
DsTv is a leading cable TV service provider in Nigeria. Ever since this media company was introduced to the Nigerian market in 1995, it has reached a lot of milestones in the industry and has garnered millions of subscribers nationwide.
Part of the reasons why DSTv is loved by many include its huge channel list, flexible subscription rates, mixed indigenous and international channels, entertaining programs, unique features and controls, mouthwatering promos and bonanzas, to mention but a few.
That aside, DSTv also covers a wide number of niches, including entertainment, music, information, movies, series, news, children, educational shows, geography, etc.
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This article contains the current price of dstv decoders and their features. It also covers DsTv Packages including their prices and available channels, as well as places you can purchase your own decoder.
DsTv Decoder Price in Nigeria
Currently, there are two (2) major types of DSTv decoders in Nigeria and they include;
- 1.) Dstv Zapper
- 2.) Dstv Explora
The Zapper Decoder
This is the most affordable decoder from dstv and it is the most widely used in typical Nigerian homes. It sports brilliant pictures and superb sound quality.
Due to its cheaper price, this decoder does not have some of the sophisticated features that come with the other decoder (DSTv Explora), including Pause/Play/Rewind for manipulating programs, Program Recording for recording programs, and DSTv catch up for downloading sports highlights, movies, kids’ shows and events via the internet.
Prices of Zapper Decoder in Naira
- Zapper HD + Dish Kit + 1 Month DStv Compact Subscription (N9,900 – N12,000)
- The Zapper HD + Dish Kit + 1 Month DStv Premium Subscription (N18,900 – N23,000)
It is available in the packages listed above.
The Explora Decoder
DsTv explora is the most expensive decoder and of course it delivers better value for money due to its myriads of unique features.
Part of the features that distinguish this decoder from DsTv HD Decoder include
- (i) Pause/Resume/Rewind that allows you to pause, resume and rewind live station
- (ii) Program Recording that lets you record your favorite TV shows and programs for about 220 hours
- (iii) Box-Office that that gives you access to blockbuster movies for 48 solid hours.
That’s not all; it might please you to know that this decoder is compatible with the internet, meaning that you can easily download any latest sports highlights, movies, kids’ shows and events from the web and watch at any time on any device.
The decoder also supports organized playlist and offers crystal clear picture quality.
DsTv Explora Decoder Pricing
- Explora + Dish Kit + 1 Month DStv Compact Subscription + Smart LNB (N55,000 – N60,000)
- Explora + Dish Kit + 1 Month DStv Compact Plus Subscription + Smart LNB (N58,850 – N62,000)
- Explora + Dish Kit + 1 Month DStv Premium Subscription + Smart LNB (N64,000 – N67, 000)
Note: If you’ve already gotten a dish or you intend upgrading to the Explora decoder, you will spend about N45,000 to purchase the Explora decoder [without subscription though].
DsTv Packages & Their Prices
Below are all the bouquet available for all users of dstv decoders in Nigeria.
FTA Plus Package
Price/Subscription fee: #1,600 Per Month | Number of Channels: 6
This is the cheapest DSTV subscription package for Nigerians. It costs just #1,600 per month and features only 6 Nigerian local TV stations.
List of Channels
NTA I | Silverbird | AIT | Channels | MiTV | Lagos TV
Price/Subscription fee: #2,000 Per Month | Number of Channels: 92
Access is among the most affordable and one of the most subscribed for DSTV packages. It costs just #2,000 per month, and with that alone you will be able to access over 90 top-rated TV channels; both local and international.
That being said, it is equally important to highlight that DSTV Access does not have popular channels like BBC First, National Geographic Wild, CNN, SuperSports [1,2,3,4,5,6, 7,blitz], Sky News, Euro News, among others.
Price/Subscription fee: #4,000 Per Month | Number of Channels: 111
As the name suggests, this package is specifically designed for families as it comes mostly with TV channels that deal in family-related affairs. This include TV channels like Cartoon Network, Disney Junior, African Magic (English), BBC News, National Geographic Wild, Nat Geo World | BBC lifestyle | Telemundo, and the host of others.
That’s not all; this package also sports a wide number of radio channels, including the popular ones like Voice of America, Star FM, Ray Power, to mention but a few.
Price/Subscription fee: #6,800 Per Month | Number of Channels: 132
The DSTV Compact package comes with all the channels available on DSTV Family package with extra sport channels.
This is a suitable plan for entertainment-freaks and sport lovers as it features related channels like ESPN Sport, SuperSport 10, AfricaMagic Yoruba, E! Entertainment, Sony Entertainment, BBC World, MNET Action among others. Please note that the monthly subscription is just N6,800.
Compact Plus Package
Price/Subscription fee: #10,650 Per Month | Number of Channels: 139
This is a slight upgrade to the DSTV Compact package. It comes with additional sports channels and other TV stations that will help make your viewing experience more enjoyable and fun-filled.
Price/Subscription fee: #15,800 Per Month | Number of Channels: 150
This is the most expensive package on DSTV. With just #15,800 per month, you will gain access to all the channels available on DSTV, ranging from entertainment, news, sports, history, discovery, children, families, religion, and the host of others.
Where to Buy DsTv Decoders in Nigeria
Want to purchase any of the aforementioned DSTV decoders? You can get it from any of the following:
- DSTv offices near you
- DSTv website
- DSTv Dealers. You can locate them via the company’s website
- Online Shopping Sites e.g. Konga.com and Jumia.com
Wrapping it Up
The dstv decoder price in Nigeria depends on if you are going for the zapper or explora decoder. The explora is more expensive but also comes with more and great features. If you want access to all the major football leagues, you should go for the compact plus.
You can get the zapper for as low as 9,900 Naira with about 15,000 Naira as complete package and 55,000 Naira for the Explora right now in Nigeria.