Gone are the days when viewers are restricted to local TV channels just within their locality. Days when you can only hope your favourite national or international TV shows are streamed by local channels because those were the only channels you could view. Thanks to information technology, the introduction of cable TVs has eased this predicament, opening the floor for you to have easy access to local, national and even international channels.
The days when people hang antennas on top of houses and trees are definitely long gone. With some cable TVs these days, you don’t even need to hang a thing. The signal is so strong that you have access to both local and international channels. Cable TVs have been one of the best sources of entertainment and infotainment in this generation. Apart from the fact that the cable TVs give you access to local channels your local antennas don’t have access to, you can be connected to what is going on around the world in a single click.
The evolution of cable TVS in Nigeria has been astonishing. When introduced to the market at first, only the high class and very rich people could afford it. Some that had it found it so difficult to subscribe for the channels. How do you keep in touch with the world when you cannot afford to buy or subscribe for cable TVs? Latest cable TVs ensure this issue is tackled with very affordable decoders, easy installation and affordable subscriptions.
Latest cable TVs come in grades and they vary in channels and numbers of channels. They also vary in subscription rate and method of subscription. One thing is common with all these cable TVs though, you can be very sure of pure entertainment and stay updated with what is going on around you and the world in general.
In this post, we will take a look at some popular cable TVs in Nigeria and how much they go for in the market. We will also take a look at various subscriptions options available and their charges per month.
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Prices of Cable TV Services in Nigeria
Cable TVs now clearly have the market in Nigeria. The improved market has seen lots of brands enter the industry. They are regarded as one of the major source of entertainment in the country. They give you access to know what is going on around you and in the world as a whole.
They are available in different brands, types and sound quality levels. While some popular cable TV brands have ruled this market over the years, some new generation companies are beginning to make wave with unique channels and affordable payment plans. Let us take a look at some of the popular cable TVS in Nigeria and how much they go for in the market.
DSTV is the most popular and arguably the most sought after cable TVs in Nigeria today. The South African company, Multichoice, was among the first to set their mark in the cable TV market. Indeed, many have come and gone, but DSTV stayed and still rules their market. They are among the cable TVs with the highest number of channels and feature important channels like the SuperSport which cover international footballs matches at club levels and other internationals channels. Their decoders are available as basic and Explorer. Here are the prices of the decoders in the market.
- DSTV Decoder (without installation) === N9, 000 – N12, 000
- DSTV Decoder (with installation) === N12, 000 – N16,000
- DSTV Explora (without installation) === N60, 000 – N65,000
- DSTV Explora (without installation) === N63, 000 – N65, 000
This is another cable TV owned by Multichoice. Although not as rated as DSTV, GoTV still remains one of the best in Nigeria. They boast of lovely channels that cover various spheres. They also feature Supersports like DSTV and other viewer-friendly channels. They don’t have as much channels as DTSV and are relatively cheaper than DSTV
- GoTV Decoder: N6, 500 – N9, 700
TSTV is one of the newest cable TVs in Nigeria. What sets it apart is the easy subscription rate and style. You can subscribe as low as two hundred naira daily. They also feature wonderful channels and cover live international club and country matches. The decoders are also affordable and picture quality is wonderful.
- TSTV Decoder: N5,500 – N8, 000.
Startimes cable TV channels are a step above local TV channels. They are not the most international of cable TVs but maintain quality TV channels.
- Startimes Decoder: N7,500 – N9, 500
MyTV is another cable TV that has brought entertainment to the doorstep of Nigerians. Which wonderful and viewer-friendly channels, MyTV remains a top rated cable TV. It does not boast of as many channels as DSTV or GoTV, but information and entertainment are guaranteed with MyTV.
- MyTV Decoder: N7,000 – N9,500