Satellite TV is a nightmare for most people living in Nigeria. The majority of the satellite TV providers in Nigeria mainly focus on establishing in Lagos, Abuja, Kano, Kaduna and Port Harcourt. Most Nigerians use the free terrestrial Direct-To-Home (DTH) TV cables for the multi-channel television.
We will be providing a list of popular and cheap satellite TV providers in Nigeria. However, you have to take note that each TV service company offers varieties of advantages over the other.
However, many more satellite TV companies are still coming to Nigeria and Africa as a whole. Some major players in this game are CONSAT, ACTV, MultiChoice’s DStv, HiTv, Chinese-owned Startimes have increased the competitiveness of the satellite TV market, Consat TV, African Cable Television ACTV, DStv, GoTV, HiTV, Startimes, CTL, Metro Digital, Montage Cable Network, Mytv, MultiTV, Daarsat, and Trendtv. Nevertheless, our focus for this post is to talk on seven big satellite TV providers in Nigeria, namely DSTV, GoTV, StarTimes, Mytv, MultiTV, Trendtv, and Daarsat.
Startimes and GoTV are Pay TV networks that make use of DVB-T. This means it does not require setting up a dish to make it work. This feature makes it equipment affordable for Nigerians.
List of Popular Satellite TV Providers in Nigeria
Here are some traditional satellite TV providers in Nigeria. If you know, other provides within this range available in Nigeria, kindly drop details in our comment form at the bottom of this post.
DSTV’s cable TV is a great service brought to Nigeria by Multichoice, it has helped people see what is happening around the world rather than being stuck with local TV stations, and so I will not say it has not been helpful. Their website is www.dstv.com
DSTV Nigeria Customer Care Service Lagos.
1381 Tiamiyu Savage Street; Victoria Island, Lagos State
1 270 3232 or 080 3900 3788
Fax 01 270 3256
Multichoice Nigeria Abuja
3 Kaura Namoda Street
Area 3 Garki, Abuja
Tel: 2347291/2 Fax: 2347295
GoTV is a pay TV service offered in Africa by Multichoice Africa. Unlike the other pay TV service from Multichoice Africa (DSTV), which is satellite based, GoTV is terrestrial digital TV service. So,
no need for dish and ceremonial installation, leading to reduced access cost. GoTV is currently available in select cities in Nigeria, Zambia, Uganda, Ghana, Malawi, Namibia, Zimbabwe, and Kenya. You can access their website through www.GoTVafrica.com
For GOTV users in Nigeria , here is GOTV Customer Care Number==> 08039044688
GOTV Official Twitter Account==> https://twitter.com/gotvng
GOTV Nigeria Official Email==> Nigeria@gotv.co.za
GOTV NIgeria Website==> http://nigeria.gotvafrica.com
GOTV Facebok Account==> http://www.facebook.com/GOtvN
GOTV NIgeria Headquarter Contact Address: PLot 1381 Tiamiyu Savage Street Victoria Island Lagos State, Nigeria .
This is another satellite TV service that can serve as an alternative to DSTV or GoTV. StarTimes TV is a prepaid PAYTV that works with a dish and decoder that allows you to watch some local Nigeria TV as well as some select international TV channels. They currently offer one of the cheapest Pay TV plans in Nigeria from as low as N1000 per month. Their channels include TBN, Iqra, Nat Geo Gold, Crime Explorer, NBA TV, Aljazeera, Setanta, France 24, Nickelodeon, E! Entertainment, MGM, MSNBC, MTV Base, NTA Entertainment, NTA 24 News, BET, Silverbird, CCTV News and so on. StarTimes is popular in Nigeria. Their website is at startimes.com.ng
StarTimes Nigeria Customer Care number: 08172398558 or 09-4618888
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StarTimes Nigeria Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
StarTimes Twitter Account: https://twitter.com/startimes_ng
StarTimes Facebook Account: https://www.facebook.com/StarTimesNG
StarTimes Nigeria Website: http://www.startimes.com.ng
StarTimes Nigeria Contact Address: AFRIBANK House, Fatai Atere Way
MyTV is also a cool PAY TV service. Channels on MYTV include AIT, Aljazeera, BBC World, BET, Eurosports, MyTV Hausa, MyTV Yoruba, NTA and others. Website is at mytvafrica.tv
E.N.O. Ike Nigeria Ltd S Zone 16, No 11, Nwagbala Estate Nkwo, Tel:(0803) 702-
Trend TV is a growing Pay TV service also available to Nigerians who want something a bit different from DSTV. Channels available on Trend TV are Nollywood Movies, Nollywood Movies+, CTL Africa, The African dance channel, Africa comedy channel, Ngozi(Igbo channel), Fumilayo(Yoruba channel), Lest We forget, EWTN, Aljazeera and others. Their website is at www.trendtv.tv
Trend TV. Address: Plot 8 Violet Yough Close, Victoria Island, Lagos, Nigeria. Tel 1: +234-802-873-63888 Tel 2: +234-805-873-6388
21 Mobolaji Bank Anthony Way, Etiebets Place 8th Floor. Ikeja, Lagos.
Multi TV is a privately owned satellite television station based in Ghana. The station offers a variety of news, sports and entertainment channel in digital format. It was sent up in 2009 by the Multimedia Group Limited.
Multi TV is a Free to Air Satellite Television, the first of its kind in West Africa. It is free to air, and you don’t need to pay anyone any monthly subscription. Presently, they have 10 channels comprising of the following – Joy TV, Joy News, Joy Sports, Hitz TV, Cine Afrik, 4Kids, Jesus Channel, TV3/GTV, Nhyra TV and of course CNN/BBC. There are two more channels coming soon – Adom TV and Real TV.
On the same satellite, (which is Astra 2b) you can also pick another channel called CRTV which is also a very entertainment channels though with a lot of bias for Christian religion, there is also LMTV with lots of bias for music. Their website is www.multitvworld.com
Multi Tv Office in Amuwo Odofin, Lagos
Daarsat is the direct to home DTH pay TV subsidiary of Daar communications a leading media group in Nigeria and owners of AIT TV and Raypower FM. This is a review of Daarsat DTH/cable TV network. In this page, you will find information on Daarsat full HD PVR decoders, channels, packages, prices and dealers.
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