Unlike terrestial TV, cable/satellite TV has exciting and eventful foreign programmes. The days where we had to hang out antennas on top of trees and long poles are long gone. Technology did see it off and today we are enjoying quality broadcast via cable tv.
There has been flexibility inserted into tv broadcast, making for a much wider list of channels. The decoders are responsive and technologically motivated. You can even save favourite programmes which you intend to view later on your decoder.
The cable tv industry in Nigeria is certainly advanced but still has issues of subscription price as it's lurking poster man. Industry reports has it that Nigerians would likely go for cheap satellite subscription bundles that the expensive ones.
The purchasing power of so many Nigerians is low and cable tv investors know this; that's why more and more cheap cable tv are being introduced.
List of cable/satellite/pay tv subscription in Nigeria
When it comes to price scale, it's the value to price ratio that should be considered. There's no need paying less then viewing nothing.
Various DTH (direct-to-home) cable tv has different unique packages to satisfy the various types of their subscribers. There are ones that are cheap and the expensive ones aswell under a cable tv brand. The various subscription prices of various cable tv are outline below: MyTv
Mytv is one of the cheapest paytv around in the country. They own the popular 'strong' antennas and decoders. One important thing about the cable tv is it's free to air access.
Unlike other cable tv, with mytv you have the benefit of viewing free-to-air channels at no cost! The price of a mytv subscription might range from ₦500 to ₦1,250. Startimes
Startimes decoders were one of the most popular paytv decoders in 2017. They have interesting and entertaining channels to keep one busy but it's subscription also comes with the masses in mind.
They have both terrestial and satellite tv packages however only the satellite aspect of it's subscription would be outlined. Startimes has three packages under the satellite package:
- StarTimes Nova – costs ₦1,300 monthly.
StarTimes Smart – costs ₦2,600 monthly.
Startimes Super Bouquet – costs ₦3, 800 monthly.
This paytv doesn't need to be introduced. They are the current industry leaders of satellite tv in Nigeria. They aren't planning to drop so soon as they offer quality contents for the price they place. DSTV packages
|Packages||No. of channels||Price(per month)|
|DSTV Access||over 45 TV channels||N2,000|
|DSTV Family||over 55 TV channels||N4,000|
|DSTV Compact||over 65 TV channels|| N6,800 |
|DSTV Compact Plus||over 67 channels||N10,000|
|DSTV Premium||over 95 TV channels||N15,800|
Gotv is owned by Multichoice Africa - a company that owns DSTV aswell. The difference between them two is that while DSTV uses satellite signals to transmit GoTv uses a new digital terrestial broadcast.
Gotv's package is quite pocket-friendly offering entertainment to various class of subscribers.
Their packages include:
- ₹ GoTv Max - Subscription being ₦3,200 per month.
₹ Gotv plus - ₦1,900 per month.
₹ Gotv value - ₦1,300 per month.
₹ Gotv lite - ₦900 per month.
Cheapest satellite Tv in Nigeria
If you go for quality of transmission i.e crear HD pictures, then go for Dstv packages as your cheapest satellite tv. If you need entertainment at whatever picture quality, then go for packages under Gotv or startimes cable tv. Mytv although cheap has various signal problems and is widely voted-down by many. It might be an option no doubt!