GoTV Nigeria Plans: Channels, Decoder Prices & all you need to know

I was obviously tired of free internet TV software and decided to get myself a USB TV card to catch local news, entertainment, regular movies and trending programs.

The cheapest I could think about for this was the GoTV decoder, Sybla TV app already caters for live matches and sporting events.

Lucky enough for me, there’s a reliable GoTV dealer close to me here in Anambra state that made the installation process easy and fun.

Soon, you’ll be getting all those tips, tricks and hacks as I start exploring the satellite television services. For today, we’ll be looking at the subscription plans, included channels and decoder prices for the GoTV Nigeria services.

What is GoTV?

GoTV is a cheaper version of the digital Television (TV) Service offered by MultiChoice Africa that neither requires a satellite dish nor tedious installation process.

You can simply call it a cheaper version of DSTV.  The GoTV service is available in Nigeria, Zambia, Uganda, Ghana, Malawi, Namibia, Zimbabwe, Kenya Et al.

The Nigerian version (GoTV Nigeria) is what we’re focusing on for today’s article.

GOtv Bouquet Plans and Packages

GoTV bouquets packages

In addition to the GoTV Open package that gives you access to all local free-to-air channels for life, there are few more paid packages (GoTV bouquets) available for GoTV Nigeria subscribers.

There is the GoTV max bouquet package that costs ₦3,800 (3,800 Nigerian Naira) per month, offering 60 channels, – the GoTV plus bouquet package that costs ₦1,900 per month, offering 57 channels and the GoTV Value bouquet package that costs ₦1,300 per month, offering 40 channels.

The GOtv paid bouquets and packages (including the lite plan that costs only NGN400) is presented to you in no particular order, starting with their latest GOtv Max that promises over 60 interesting channels.

GoTV Max (₦3,800 per month with 60 Channels)

This is the latest digital TV package from GoTV Nigeria. It is scheduled to kick-off fully from November 2017, and promises your favorite premium DSTV channels.

Football and sport lovers are going to fall in love with GoTV max as it promises to televise selected live football matches from English premiere league, European champions league, Spanish Laliga and etc.

To wit: there is; – supersport select 1,2,3 and 4, supersport Blitz, FOX HD/SD, Sonymax for movies and lots of premium DSTV channels that isn’t found in other GoTV packages. Under-listed is the full list of channels available to GoTv max subscribers.

  • WAP TV
  • Wazobia Max
  • SuperSport Blitz
  • SuperSport Select 1
  • SuperSport Select 2
  • SuperSport Select 3
  • SuperSport Select 4
  • Discovery Channel (factual programming)
  • Nat Geo Wild
  • Spice TV
  • Fashion One
  • Nickelodeon
  • Disney Junior
  • JimJam
  • AFRO Music English
  • NTV Base
  • Sound City (Trending musics, latest music videos and sundry channel)
  • Hip TV
  • Planet Radio TV
  • Faith Broadcast Network
  • Islam Channel
  • Emmanuel TV
  • Dove TV
  • eTV Africa
  • CNN International
  • BBC World News
  • TVC News
  • Arise News
  • Al Jazeera
  • Channels TV
  • NTA Channels
  • Silverbird
  • AIT News
  • M-Net Movies Zone
  • AfricaMagic Epic Movies
  • AfricaMagic Family
  • AfricaMagic World
  • AfricaMagic Igbo
  • AfricaMagic Hausa
  • AfricaMagic Yoruba
  • Telemundo (variety of stories/action/events from Telenovela industry)
  • B4U Movies
  • Zee World
  • E! Entertainment Television (pop culture TV)
  • FOX (SD/HD)
  • FOX Life
  • Sony MAX
  • Eva +
  • CBS Reality
  • Vox Africa (general programmes on Africa)
  • Televista
  • Trybe
  • Galaxy TV
  • Liberty TV
  • Tiwa n Tiwa
  • RAVE
  • R2TV
  • MiTV
  • Lagos TV
  • Arewa 24
  • TVC International
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GoTV Plus (₦1,900 per month with 57 Channels)

The GoTV Plus Bouquet package is a little step downgrade from their max package. This Bouquet plan offers 57 local and international channels with clear-cut display quality.

It is the GoTv subscription package sitting between the max and value plans. The full list of channels available in this package is listed below for your perusal.

  • Telemundo
  • Zee World
  • Vox Africa
  • Eva +
  • M-Net Movies Zone (dramas/comedies/family movies featuring well-loved stars)
  • AfricaMagic Epic Movies
  • AfricaMagic Family (African family theme programs)
  • AfricaMagic World
  • AfricaMagic Igbo
  • AfricaMagic Hausa
  • AfricaMagic Yoruba
  • Nat Geo Wild (wildlife and nature)
  • Fashion One
  • Spice TV
  • TVC Entertainment
  • SuperSport Blitz (sporting highlights)
  • SuperSport 9
  • SuperSport Select 1
  • SuperSport Select 2 (Sports and sporting events)
  • Liberty TV
  • Tiwa n Tiwa
  • RAVE
  • R2TV
  • MiTV
  • Lagos TV
  • Wazobia Max
  • Arewa 24
  • WAP
  • Nickelodeon (kids’ programs and cartoons)
  • Disney Junior
  • JimJam
  • MTV Base
  • Hip TV (music, talk, news and documentary presenting Black culture)
  • AFRO Music English
  • Sound City
  • Planet Radio TV
  • eTV Africa (movies/African news/news for Africans)
  • GO Channel
  • E! Entertainment
  • Discovery Family
  • Televista
  • Galaxy TV
  • B4U Movies
  • FOX Live
  • BBC World News
  • CNN International (live news from around the world)
  • Al jazeera
  • Arise News
  • TVC News
  • NTA I
  • Silverbird
  • AIT News
  • Channels TV
  • Faith Broadcast Network
  • Islam Channel
  • Emmanuel TV (Prophet T.B Joshua, Synagogue church of all nations)
  • Dove TV (RCCG)

Just like the max Bouquet plan above – there’s a total of 57 channels ranging from: General Entertainment channels, Local channels,  Music channels, Children channels, News & Commerce broadcast channels, Documentary, Lifestyle & Culture channels, Sport channels and channels for Religious broadcast on the GoTV plus Bouquet subscription plan.

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GoTV Value (₦1,300 per month with 40 Channels)

GoTv value bouquet package is the least of premium packages from GoTv Nigeria. It is sitting at the bottom of their premium packages with over 40 channels on offer. The full list of channels found in GoTv value bouquet package is listed below for your perusal.

  • AfricaMagic Epic Movies (African cultural entertainment)
  • AfricaMagic World (variety of African local productions)
  • AfricaMagic Igbo (movie entertainment in Igbo language)
  • AfricaMagic Hausa (movie entertainment in Hausa language)
  • AfricaMagic Yoruba (movie entertainment in Yoruba language)
  • Fashion One
  • Spice TV
  • TVC Entertainment
  • SuperSport Select 1
  • SuperSport Blitz
  • Liberty TV
  • Tiwa n Tiwa
  • RAVE
  • NTA I
  • R2TV
  • Silverbird
  • AIT
  • Channels
  • MiTV
  • Lagos TV
  • Wazobia Max
  • Arewa 24
  • WAP TV
  • GO Channel (information on GoTV)
  • E! Entertainment
  • Galaxy TV
  • Nickelodeon
  • JimJam (programmes for pre-school children)
  • AFRO Music English
  • Sound City
  • Planet Radio TV
  • eTV Africa
  • BBC World News
  • Al Jazeera (world news and current affairs)
  • Arise News
  • TVC News
  • Faith Broadcast Network (messages of faith and hop)e
  • Islam Channel (variety of programs with Islāmic themes)
  • Emmanuel TV (Prophet T.B Joshua, Synagogue church of all nations)
  • Dove TV (RCCG programs, events)

In a nutshell, there’s a total of 40 channels on the GoTV Value Bouquet package or TV subscription plan. These includes high res. channels ranging from:  General Entertainments, Local, Musics, Kids/Children, Sports,  News & Commerce broadcast, Documentary and channels for Religious events.

GoTV Lite (₦400 per month with 23 Channels)

GoTv Lite bouquet package is an entry-level subscription bundle for news lovers and/or viewers of religious broadcast.

It is packed with free to air channels and/or channels that an average viewer would hardly find interesting. We brought the full list of channels found in GoTv Lite bouquet package for those interested in it.

  • Faith Broadcast Network
  • Islam Channel
  • Emmanuel TV
  • Dove TV
  • Liberty TV
  • TVC Entertainment
  • SuperSport Blitz
  • RAVE
  • MiTV
  • Lagos TV
  • Wazobia Max
  • WAP TV
  • GO Channel
  • Galaxy TV
  • JimJam
  • AFRO Music English
  • eTV Africa
  • Al Jazeera
  • TVC News
  • NTA I
  • Silverbird
  • AIT
  • Channels TV

GOtv Decoder Prices (GOtv starter kit)

The GoTV Nigeria basic subscription plan otherwise known as – Starter Pack comes with a decoder, an internal antenna plus one month free subscription.

The package is priced at NGN2,900. Update: Latest GOtv decoders or stater kit for new users (first timers) is sold with a free GOtv plus subscription and not the basic plan.

The decoder price is ₦5,900. As already explained, the decoder here means the full starter pack that includes: the decoder plus GOTV antenna plus one month free GOtv plus subscription.

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GoTV Installation and Error Troubleshooting

Fix GoTV Errors

As said earlier, GoTV is easier to install/setup than a DSTV satellite service. This is because it’s similar to our regular TV antenna setup.

All you need do to install or setup a GOTV network in your home and/or office- is to follow after the instruction found at their tutorial page. Visit https://bit.ly/2xXhyoP to read the full guidelines.

To fix GoTv error e16/e30 errors easily, simply note down your GoTV IUC number and use the free online troubleshooter found at this page.

How to Subscribe

You can subscribe or renew your subscription to the GoTV Nigeria digital terrestrial TV service by consulting your local dealer or using any of the methods below:

  • QuickTeller

QuickTeller is usually an easy choice for making payments on the go, it is flexible and can be accessed via several medium such as the ATM, Mobile Banking apps, QuickTeller Website and mobile channels.

To use QuickTeller for GoTV subscription and renewal – visit https://www.quickteller.com/gotv

  • PAGA Mobile or Firstmonie

PAGA and Firstmonie are mobile apps that works same way as that of QuickTeller. Makes payment for services, buying of recharge cards and all that easy and fun.

You can get access to Paga Mobile by visiting https://www.mypaga.com via an internet enabled mobile device and Firstmonie from Google play storeTM.

  • GoTV Self Service

GoTV Self Service is another easy payment method introduced by MultiChoice Africa – helps you renew your subscription to their GoTV services with little or no stress.

To get access to this method – visit http://eazy.gotvafrica.com and hit the pay button.

What More?

It is important to note that GoTV Nigeria is a digital terrestrial TV service and not a satellite TV, It works via TV masts and accessible only in locations with GOTV transmitter coverage.

Such locations as-

  • Onitsha in Anambra State
  • Lagos
  • Enugu
  • Ibadan in Oyo State
  • Abeokuta in Ogun state 
  • Benin City in Edo Sate
  • Owerri in Imo state
  • Abuja in Nigeria’s federal capital territory (FCT)
  • Akwa Ibom
  • Port Harcourt and other popular cities. 

Make sure there’s a good coverage in your area before going for one. You can get a list of dealers closer to you by visiting http://eazy.gotvafrica.com/en/ng/dealers/find.

Updated! GoTV Nigeria has reviewed its Bouquet plans and decoder prices up as well as added the GOtv Value and GOtv max subscription bundles.

You can always look to StarTimes or TSTV, if you think that their new pricing model is too ridiculous for its worth!