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!

69 COMMENTS

  1. How do I become a Dealer or Distributor in Gotv? I have an intention to venture into the business.
    Thanks.

    • 3ptechies Default

      You can write to Multi-Choice Nigeria via their official website.

  2. I bought gotv decoder in Lagos I’m relocating to benin city will it still function in benin?

    • 3ptechies Default

      It will function properly, all you need do is reconnect the antenna and devices

  3. I have not used my gotv in more than 3 years. Can it still be used? What can I do to reactivate if it can still be used?

    • 3ptechies Default

      You will need reconnect the setup and then contact them via any of their contact numbers to reactivate your account.

  4. what causes the decorder to display just a few channels instead of the full channels?

  5. I recharged my Gotv decoder with my phone on 5 of August 2016. and my recharged card number is 8621 8234 1925, AND card Serial no is NGN26041617243685 , And my IUC no is 4613720449, and my phone no is 08033244054,since then till now my Gotv have not been activated why ? .

    • 3ptechies Default

      You can reach their customer support directly via 08039003788

  6. Ternongu Justine Gyali

    I have subscribed my GOtv Bouquets via quick-teller after exhausting GOtv Plus without changing the package and is not working. what do i do?

    • You can clear error codes with *288# or get in touch with their customer care via 08039003788

  7. I recharged my Gotv via my phone but I want to upgrade the bouquet,I’ve called the customer care and I was directed on how to go about it but the bank keeps deducting my money without any effect

    • The customer care would resolve that for you Goody

  8. Pls y was d zword channel removed, pls some one shld reply

  9. Our channel just reduced 31 what could be the problem

  10. I would really love to watch all EPL games this season on GOTV, I am currently on the 1800 naira monthly subscription. Please what bouquet do I switch to? Thanks

  11. I also live in Awka…Is it better to watch the live matches on an app? What/which do you recommend?

  12. I am on 1800 naira sub on GOtv and can’t see some of the channels anymore what can I to get them back pls help

    • You can re-attempt a complete scan search or get in touch with them via Multi-choice GoTV support line

  13. Why gotv and Dstv is not pay as you go?

  14. Anslem Nwachukwu

    I Subscribed on December 11 2016 all through that period my family did not view anything all we keep seeing was searching for signal until l it expired. then somebody said i should change my antenna which i did on the 31/12 /2016 yet up till now my gotv have not worked properly and my money is going sometime 6-7 channels then searching for signal will appear you people should do something about it please my decoder NO IS 2009363930.

    • you’ll need get in touch with their customer service via 08039003788

  15. Please how much is the current price for GOtv decoder and the subscription?

    • Depends on the dealer and location you’re shopping from. Price range is between NGN3,500 to NGN6,500 with subscription plans of choice

  16. plz i want to subscribe for 2months so am i getting the one month free

  17. I need to watch all live matches, how can that b possible for me. pls I need a package for that

    • You’ll need upgrade to DSTV to get all “premium only” channels

  18. hello please i bought a new gotv for my home and for the past 4 days i have not been able to activate the account. called the dealer number on the receipt but till now he hasn’t been able to do anything about it. seriously not happy. how can you help me with this. the iuc of number is 2022076691. i cant even activate it online

    • Call their (Multi-choice GoTV/DSTV) customer support line @ 08039003788

  19. Hello, please if someone buys a new Gotv in Nigeria that has not been activated, can it be activated in Ghana and work properly?

    • You’ll need the services of an agent to get that activated.

  20. I just bought a new decoder! were i bought it told mi dey have activated it , 2028859037 is the code at the bottom of the decoder! my decoder is nt yet working i can only seen dere advert channel whc is channel one pls help mi. my phone num is 08073783871

    • you can get in touch directly with multi-choice support staff to resolve this ASAP

  21. Livinus Okpodike

    In the bid to recharge my gotv, the sum of #1020 was deducted from my account as I was told that that was what I was due to pay through Firrstmoney. Since a week and a day of that recharge, I haven;t been given any services. 4620997272 is my serial number.

    • Call their Multi-Choice support line to resolve this issue ASAP

  22. my signal quality And strength is 100 percent but i keep getting searching for signal message..i tried rescaning using my neighbors antenna. the channels are complete but wen i use my antenna to scan. the channels complete not complete. but it read 100percent on both bars

  23. why is my gotv interface different from other gotv interface

  24. my signal quality And strength is 100 percent but i keep getting searching for signal message..i tried rescaning using my neighbors antenna. the channels are complete but wen i use my antenna to scan its not complete

    • Seems like a faulty Antenna hardware to me Adams. Get in touch with a GoTV support staff for a quick fix

  25. i need to buy gotv decoder which model is better to use thanks

  26. I wonder what happened to SONYMAX on gotv channel? I couldn’t get it. Please, I want to know the problem.

  27. I was using Gotv in Abuja but I’ve now relocated to Gombe state, can I still have access to it? Thanks

    • Sure, you can Jennifer. just ask around to make sure there’s a good GoTV coverage in your area.

  28. Hello, can I make 12 months plan with GOTV?
    Meaning I don’t wanna pay monthly,but to pay the whole of the year at once?
    Thanks.

    • This is possible Doyan, you can do that at any of their office or by crediting your account with the equivalent

  29. Oladoyinbo Mutiu

    I have not recharge my gotv decoder in two years because of light problem in my area, please what are bouquet options available and their cost

  30. i bought gotv on promo an is showing mic grand insist of bashar idris,i want to change the name and the phone no 08066440760.

    • Contact multi-choice Nigeria via their support line to effect those changes Bashar

  31. If someone does not recharge his gotv for a month or two months pls, what will happens to his decoder?

    • Nothing. You’d only need to call their support to re-activate your subscription once you choose to re-subscribe.

  32. How much does gotv cost right now in nigeria?

  33. Pls i need to know how much is gotv decoder right now, nigeria.

    • As a first time user Emmz, NGN5,900 would get you the starter kit, which includes: the decoder plus GOTV antenna plus one month free GOtv plus subscription.

  34. pls, we just relocate from Lagos to Ibadan and my gotv is not given signal. what I’m going to do

    • This looks like an issue with positioning. Have you gotten in touch with an installer yet?

  35. Some of the channels on Gotv plus are nt showing in my decoder, examples are Africa magic world, Wap, liberty, Rave, R2TV, Spice tv, wazobia max and Arewa. Pls can I know what d problem is? I am a regular subscriber. Tnx

    • Have you tried reaching their support helpline?

  36. No, I don’t even knw hw to reach them. Pls help, it is important I ve those channels. Tnx

    • You can reach them on 08039003788 or 12703232

  37. Akinrele Blessing

    Pls my remote is not working properly since I recharge ,both the gotv .l need a help

    • Have you tried complaining to a local technician? looks like an issue with your remote battery

  38. Tnx, I jst did nw, I mean I jst called d line nw, hoping to talk to customer care, bt NO, rather they told me my acct bal nd wen nxt to recharge, dat is nt what I want. Pls do something. Tnx

    • Hi Okprima,

      When you dial the number, you actually need to wait for the option to press zero (0) to speak with a GoTV staff. Ignore the self help options and wait for the prompt to press zero to speak with an agent. You can then explain every to them.

  39. Ok Mr Obasi Miracle. Tnx a lot ????????

    • You are welcome and always Okprima.

  40. My gotv decoder has been acting up,it keeps offing own its own what do I do.

    • How ventilated is the placement location? You can try cleaning the air vent properly, remove every obstruction from around the air vent, etc. If all these fails, get in touch with a nearby technician for a quick fix.

  41. Pls Mr Obasi Miracle, if u dnt mind, I would like to know the reason why big brother channel (channel 29) is removed from gotv plus. Tnx

  42. Hello Mr Obasi. I am on Gotv max, I wz told d channels re 77 channels, bt am receiving jst 64 channels. Pls can u assist wit dat. Tnx

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