Cable TV in Nigeria: Your Choices

Years ago, people, in fact, no one would subscribe to a pay-TV, but here we are, and the adoption has been super cool. Starting with DStv to GOtv, then Startimes, more companies are trying to serve this sector. It’s only cool to get to know your options and which of them you should give your time to.

Like in every industry, not all pay-TV providers deserve your money for certain reasons, while some just don’t fit into what you plan to use cable TV for. To help you make informed decisions, this article will help you select the cable TV provider that’s right for you.

DStv Nigeria

This is obviously the most popular pay-TV in Africa. Born in 1995, DStv has grown into an accepted and respected pay-TV provider. Getting on the DStv bandwagon isn’t child’s play, as it takes a lot of cash upfront, and in the long run, you have to cough out much more cash just to get the best DStv Nigeria packages.

The beauty of this PayTv is that you enjoy things you never enjoy while using other pay-TV providers. You get to watch premium channels, and you get to enjoy all the sporting events going on around the world. One other thing that makes DStv Nigeria stand out is its coverage. It rarely lags when installed correctly, and that’s a plus, making every penny spent worth it.

GoTv Nigeria

Coming from the same company as DStv, GoTv serves society’s middle to lower class. I don’t mean only the rich can afford to use DStv, but GoTv takes owning and using a cable TV to a different level.

You enjoy some of the best sporting activities worldwide, and you get to enjoy some of the perks DStv users enjoy, only that you’re on a lower version. You can enjoy some of the most followed sporting activities worldwide, great shows, and great channels. Subscribing for the top-tier GoTv package gives you access to many channels to choose from.


This list will be incomplete without the mention of this pay-TV. It’s the perfect alternative to DStv and GoTV, it’s a prepaid PayTV and sports a dish and decoder that makes viewing some local and international channels possible.

It’s a great option if you’re searching for a cable TV that’s price-friendly and that still delivers on its promise, even though not fully.

Although StarTimes originates in China, Nigeria remains its biggest market today, and it doesn’t look like the company is eating into the market like competitors are doing.


Coming next is this other cool cable TV provider. It’s not popular, and its market share can’t be even close to the first three we highlighted in this article, but it’s a force to reckon with. If you are looking for a cheap option, MyTV might be a great consideration.

Let me know what you think of these in the comments, if you’ve used these and you have either good or bad experiences, I will be more than happy to hear from you.

Micheal Nosa
Micheal Nosa

I am an enthusiastic content writer, helping people to be financially free by giving them real insights of money-making skills and ideas

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