The Full List Of Channels on Nigcomsat and How To Get Them

The Nigeria Communication Satellite (Nigcomsat) is Nigeria’s provision for digital satellite television. It is based on a DTH (Direct o Home) Platform.  This means Nigcomsat is able to transmit television programs in KU Band using satellite. This way they are able to provide TV signals directly to the homes of subscribers. Nigcomsat is highly recommended for enthusiasts in need of a package with a lot of free to air channels.   As at the time of writing this very post, Nigcomst is available in most African countries including Nigeria, Ghana, South Africa, Cameroon, Benin Republic, Togo, Niger, Zimbabwe, Zambia and lots more.

The fact that Nigcomsat has been in operations for a couple of years doesn’t totally deter its ability to offers good services that encompass being host to many interesting channels. It has over its few years of operations gathered a fair amount of channels that encompasses entertainment, news, religion, and lots more.

How to track NIGCOMSAT

In order to gain access to Nigcomsat and watch your favorite FTA channels, you need the right knowledge on how to get them. This article encompasses the full list of Nigcomsat channels and a tutorial on how to track it from any location with the full coverage.

The Full List Of Channels on Nigcomsat

Before diving into the tutorial on how to track Nigcomsat conveniently, I’ll like to show you the full list of FTA channels that are readily available on it.

  1. BCS Starcross
  2. NTA Entertainment
  3. Rahma TV
  4. TVN
  5. Live TV Africa
  6. Alminhaj
  7. Kid Zone
  8. TVC News
  9. Harpazo TV
  10. Beat Plus
  11. NTAi
  12. TVC Entertainment
  13. GVTV
  14. Emmanuel TV
  15. MBC3
  16. MBC 2
  17. MBC Max
  18. MBC Action
  19. OurrootTV
  20. Nigerian Immigration Service TV
  21. Peace TV
  22. JW Broadcasting
  23. Trybe TV
  24. Televista
  25. Baby TV
  26. MBC Bollywood
  27. Silverbird
  28. Wazobia Max
  29. Quest TV
  30. Core TV
  31. Galaxy TV
  32. St Sport Focus
  33. JBM Benue
  34. OPM
  35. Dunamis TV
  36. ACBN
  37. MFM
  38. Nta news 24
  39. People tv
  40. TV Taraba
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How To Track Nigcomsat and Get the Full FTA Channels

The procedure to get Nigcomsat channels is far from being cumbersome. The whole procedure requires some basic knowledge of how decoders/satellite receivers operate. However, there are some requirements you must meet to get these channels running. These requirements are outlined below:

  • A Universal HD decoder e.g strong, Digisat, etc.
  • A 60 CM dish, 90 CM satellite dish, or larger
  • Nigcomsat parameters

Enthusiasts can get Nigcomsat channels on decoders like Universal HD decoder like Strong using specific Nigcomsat Parameters (frequency and symbol rate) which are outlined below:

  • Frequency: 12518 MHz
  • Symbol Rate: 29500 MHz
  • Polarization: Horizontal

After you must have met these requirements, the next step is to proceed to scan to get Nigcomsat channels. The procedure will be explained using the Strong decoder navigation system. Follow the steps outlined below to get Nigcomsat channels on your decoder.

  1. Navigate to the Menu on your decoder
  2. Next, go to installations
  3. Enter password: 0000
  4. Navigate to Manual Scan
  5. Set Polarization to Horizontal
  6. Set frequency to 12518
  7. Set Symbol rate to 29500
  8. Adjust your satellite dish to get full signal by pointing it to 42.5°E. Note: 42.5°E is a little below the DSTV position.
  9. Scan for the channels and start enjoying your favorite TV shows.

Wrapping up:

Nigcomsat may not have attained the status of being a big player in the ever-competitive market, but its sure a welcome development with prospects of being a lot better. However, if you are interested in getting the Nigcomsat channels, you are advised to follow the steps listed above. If You have any questions, kindly drop them in the comment section below.

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  1. Thanks for this elaborate guide. I tried using 12518H/29500 and the only channel I got is “dish”. Where did I go wrong please. Thank you. From Cameroon

  2. Can I get this channels while in Kenya?

  3. many channels on free to air are not currently available like tvc channel tv and nta

  4. What’s the new frequency for itage an amuludun on nigcomsat sat

  5. Thanks so much for the update

  6. Why nigcomesat is little bit had to track, the signal worried me yesterday, is there any other number except 12518 H 29500

  7. Pls what is the new frequency and symbol rate of nigcomsat

  8. I want to learn satellite dish installation

  9. Thanks for the good job, pls i just want to know if its compulsory to use strong thats hd, bcos i have strong 4672 thats not hd. I want to know if i can use it to get nigcomsat too?

  10. Today use track my nigcosat and I get

  11. Incomplete channels after scanning my nicomsat. What’s wrong, location kwara state Nigeria

  12. 12518h29500 please aside from this frequency, what are the other frq, symbol & polarity for nigcomsat for channel’s like sports on & others

  13. Thank you so much. Some channels listed are not in my NIGCOMSAT channel list of strong decoder. What could have happened please?

  14. How can. I get sat finder how much does it cost. I try to track nigcomsat yesterday but th channels came out were not the channels nigcomsat has what do i do.Henry from Edo state.

  15. Please Can I have Nat Geo at nicomsat

  16. Pls guys am tracking nigcomsat 12518H29500 with 60cm dish its showing me no program, what is the solution?

    • You, adjust your dish

  17. Fintenbia Aaron Fintenbia Aaron

    Is nigcomsat free to air satellite?

  18. Joseph Okunamiri Joseph Okunamiri

    I’m pleased joining viewsat network own by nigcomsat. It isn’t true that all the channels listed above are received after scanning for new stations.
    Pls verify. I shall soon list the TV channels not received which I’m sure viewsat network is not transmitting.
    Thank God that nigeria is able to come up at last with her own television satellite instead of depending on other countries’ satellite television like South Africa DStv, Egypt Nile sat, Ghanaian mytv etc
    It will be good and lovely if you link all the states television stations in nigeria to viewsat network including educational channels.
    Nigeria should have been the first country in Africa to introduce television satellite of this nature but procrastinated due to high level of corruption.

  19. Adeleye Ademokunla Adeleye Ademokunla

    Can I track nigcomsat tv with a 60cm dish?

  20. Please I was tracking nigcomsat with the frequency 12518 H 29500 since yesterday I don’t even get signal I don’t know why please or can I get another frequency?

  21. Please,
    Some stations like Nollywood, Bollywood, kingdom movies, televista, blockbuster etc are not showing, it does not have signal. Is there other way to make it work properly?

    • Yusuf Yakubu Gadzama Yusuf Yakubu Gadzama

      They are all back now, including Aljazeara, channels tv, and lots more. Make sure you get the highest signal then rescan your decoder. I did the installation yesterday.

  22. Kindly give detail breakdown of NIGCOMSAT services to a television organization with cost.

  23. There some Chanel I don’t get like wasobia & Silverbird.

  24. I really like the offerings of nigcomsat

  25. Onwube shedrack Onwube shedrack

    1: can strong decoder 4675 get nigcomsat
    2: in older of not seeing the frequency below ur strong machine how can u put the frequency in your own thanks

  26. Why are some channels like blockbuster, sports on, nollywood, etc no video on my srt 4669×11 strong decoder in abuja.

    • Joseph Okunamiri Joseph Okunamiri

      Change your decorder to high definition ( HD) to enable you receive all channels

      • Nice write up, quite educative and interesting, good work guy.

  27. Can I use nigcomsat in Liberia?

  28. I track nigcomsat I got 51 percent signal after scanning I got only 19 channels no MBC Max’s no TVC NEWS no MBC ACTION and some other channels so I don’t know is the problem is

    • What kind of decoder are u using?

    • Yusuf Yakubu Gadzama Yusuf Yakubu Gadzama

      Check if there are some obstructions like buildings, trees etc. Most importantly the lnb matters.

  29. Hi Nigcomsat, is been lovely viewing your channels for that I say a big thanks but I also want to bring to your notice that some of the most enjoyed channels are loosing signal/disappearing one after the other please do some about it. Thanks once again

  30. hi guys, I’m so confused why the following channels are disappeared:

    • Peace TV
    • JW Broadcasting
    • Trybe TV
    • Televista
    • Baby TV
    • MBC Bollywood
    • Silverbird
    • Wazobia Max

    especially televista; I’m so shocked.

    Can you guys show us the new transponder coz interesting channels have gone for good?

    • Joseph Okunamiri Joseph Okunamiri

      Except MBC and Nollywood, others are not received. I am sure nigcomsat have not started transmitting those channels

  31. Sabo xcellency Enoch Sabo xcellency Enoch

    Can I use Nigcomsat to track freetv box (decoder) if yes, how pls ?

  32. Can nigconsat have its personal decoder or it a satellite TV?

    • You can track the Nigcomsat signal with any FTA decoder such as Strong, DigiSat, etc.

      • Lateef Adams Iyiola Lateef Adams Iyiola

        Good morning
        Sir what is condition of NIGCOMSAT for now my own is off since 5 days ago it is general or what ???

      • Bro is there love world stations on nigcomsat?
        How can I get it

    • our tv decorder is associated with Nigcomsat.



    • Yes, NIGCOMSAT is 100% free and can be tracked with a small 60cm dish.

      • We tracked it with 60cm but the network is so poor.

  34. Nigcomsat is lacking more than ten of the channels you’ve listed above and the number of arabic channels is increasing considerably.

  35. Thanks for your post on NigComSat, but a lot of the channels you listed are down, and that’s the problem with Nigeria ????????. A handful of local TV stations are not NigComSat, I have complaints severally and it all got to the usual Nigerian red tape procedure.
    But NigComSat is more stable now than it was in the past

  36. When Will trybe and tvc entertainment come back o. I have missed them a lot

  37. Pleas, how stable is it now? I mean Nigcomsat. I once enjoyed it some years back but I changed from it because it was not stable at all. Also, what time of the day can I be sure of tracking it? Thanks for the enlightenment.

    • Hi Babs,

      Nigcomsat is more stable now than a few years ago although Trybe and TVC Entertainment have been down for 3 weeks now. Anything morning till before 6 PM has always worked for me. Just ensure that it isn’t raining or about to.

    • Please can I get arewa24 under nigcomesat?


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