for inexpensive digital TV service. Multichoice Africa (DSTV) has, complementary
to its satellite- based service, started GoTV to offer an earthly option which
requires no dish and is extremely simple to install.
Ibadan, Abeokuta, Benin City Owerri,
Akwa Ibom, and Port Harcourt in Nigeria, is also available in select cities of
countries namely, Zambia, Uganda, Ghana, Malawi, Namibia, Zimbabwe, and Kenya.
Details on GoTV bouquets, channels and decoder with their prices are presented
GoTV has 2 bouquets, both with carefully selected choice and well-acknowledged channels.
The GoTV Standard Bouquet offers over 25 channels namely, Africa Magic Hausa –
entertainment in Hausa language, Africa Magic Yoruba – movie entertainment in
Yoruba Language, AfricaMagic Epic Movies – African cultural entertainment,
AfricaMagic World – variety of African local productions, BET – music, talk,
news and documentary
presenting Black culture, Blackbelt TV – martial arts Channel ED – expanding
knowledge, E! Entertainment Television – pop culture, e.TV Africa –
news for Africans, GO Channel – information on GoTV, Lagos TV free to air
MAX – bold channel for men, AIT – free to air channel, Channels, Mitt – free to
NTA – free to air channel, Silverbird – free to air channel, SuperSport –
Select 1 variety
sports channel, JimJam – programmes for pre- school children, Nickelodeon –
programmes, Discovery World – factual programming, Al Jazeera – world news and
current affairs, FAITH – message of faith and hope, Islam Channel – variety of
with Islamic themes, Channel O Africa – music, One Gospel – gospel music from
over the world and Soundcity – music.
The GoTV Plus Bouquet comprises of 40 channels. Channels on the bouquet, in
addition to those on the Standard Bouquet, are AfricaMagic Family – African
programmes, M-Net Movies Zone – dramas/ comedies/family movies featuring
stars, Sony entertainment Television – family- friendly entertainment,
telemundo – variety
of stories/action/events from Telenovela industry, Vox Africa – general
Africa, AIT – free to air channel, Channels – free to air channel, SuperSport
Blitz – sporting
highlights, SuperSport Select 2 – sports, Disney Junior – pre-school programme,
HIP TV –
urban youth programmes, Nat Geo Wild – wildlife and nature, and CNN
live news from around the world, MTV Base – urban music.
The GoTV Starter Pack which comprises of a decoder, an internal antenna plus
free subscription goes for N2,900.
but when comparing both services, DSTV is satellite based and needs a dish to access its service, the GOtv service is a
terrestrial or eartly digital service and so no dish would be needed to access the TV stations. GOtv is
currently available in some African countries namely Nigeria, Uganda, Ghana, Zambia,
Malawi, Zimbabwe, Namibia, and Kenya. With its every increasing subscriber base the
need for a self service portal was needed and GOtv has provided one thereby
its customers to do certain task/service at the comfort of their homes.
2. Pay for Subscription
3. Find a dealer
4. Get Gotv
5. View frequently answered questions about GOtv
6. Find their customer support information
Some of the self services listed above like activating your GOtv and Paying for
subscription would require you to know your IUC number, the surname used in
purchasing Gotv and the mobile number provided. The IUC number can be found on
your GOtv smartcard or on the red sticker under your decoder.
Other services are basically necessary information useful for any GOtv
To access GOtv’s self service you would need an internet enabled computer or
1. Click on the Activate link
2. Select your State
3. Enter your Surname
4. Enter the IUC number
5. Enter the telephone number
6. Click on Activate
You can also check your activation status by typing the IUC number in the field
activation status and click on the “Check Activation Status” button.
1. Click on the Pay Link
2. You have the option to pay for your Gotv account or Some ones account
3. Select your preferred account
4. Enter your Surname or mobile number in the first field
5. Enter your IUC number and click on Login
6. It would take you to a secured page where you can make payment.
7. Fill all details as necessary and you are done.
3. Stanbic Mobile
4. Any Fcmb bank
5. PAGA mobile
Finding Your Nearest GOtv Dealer
link. A page opens listing various
states and major cities, click on your state or you can search for your state
with the search box provided.
Click on your State or city, a page opens showing all Dealers and their contact
addresses in that city or state selected Contact the dealer nearest to your
In case you need any additional help or information, you should use the FAQ or Need Help
Link/page provided above.