DSTV Mobile since introduced into the Nigerian market has since drawn a considerable amount of accolades. This innovation makes it possible for anyone to watch selected DSTV channels anywhere in Nigeria at very affordable prices as long as such people are around the DSTV Mobile coverage map. Indeed, DSTV Mobile channels and bouquet prices are really priced to ensure affordability to the consumer as regards to the DVB-H handset user but not really to the Drifta or Walka TV user.
It could be remembered that DSTV Mobile was first introduced Free of Charge in the Nigerian market since early 2010 with about 9 channels. MTN was the first to introduce it on mobile handsets with the DVB-H receiver. Glo and Etisalat introduced theirs around mid-August 2010 and the free service for all networks ended March 2011, after which billing started.
DSTV Mobile can be accessed with the use of DSTV Mobile receiver devices for use on Laptops, Desktops, Tablets, and Smartphones. It can also be assessed with handset that has the DVB-H receiver.
DSTV Mobile Bouquet Channels and Prices
There are 4 DSTV Mobile bouquets to choose from, that is the Free Tier channels which are free of charge, Mini, Maxi and Maxi + bouquets. The Maxi + bouquet is just an addition of the SuperSport 3 channel to the Maxi bouquet and can only be accessed if the subscriber is using a Drifta or Walka TV. This is indeed a strategy to make football lovers purchase the Drifta or Walka TV because important live matches are usually broadcasted only on SuperSport 3.
|Free Tier Bouquet||Mini Bouquet||Maxi Bouquet||Maxi+ (For Drifta and Walka TV Only)|
|NTA Plus||NTA Plus||NTA Plus||NTA Plus|
|Channel O||Channel O||Channel O||Channel O|
|Sound City||Sound City||Sound City|
|African Magic Yoruba||African Magic Yoruba||African Magic Yoruba|
|SONY Max||SONY Max||SONY Max|
|Cartoon Network||Cartoon Network||Cartoon Network|
|Trace Urban||Trace Urban||Trace Urban|
|African Magic||African Magic|
|SuperSport 9||SuperSport 9|
|SuperSport 10||SuperSport 10|
|SuperSport Blitz||SuperSport Blitz|
There are two DSTV Mobile bouquets prices in Nigeria, there’s the one for DVB-H receiver enabled handsets and the other for Drifta devices and Walka TV. The customer with DVB-H handsets can only subscribe on a weekly basis and only on a monthly basis can a customer using the Drifta, Drifta USB or Walka subscribe.
|Device/Duration||Free Tier||Mini Bouquet||Maxi Bouquet||Maxi+ Bouquet|
|DVB-H Handsets/Weekly||Free||N170||N400||Not Available|
|DVB-H Devices/Monthly||Free||N680||N1600||N1600 (No additional fee)|
Looking at the prices, one can only hope that there would be a downward pricing review because considering the channel offering, I think its actually a rip-off, especially to subscribers using the Drifta and Walka TV. DSTV Mobile could do better by offering additional channels to make it less of a rip-off and more valuable to the subscriber. I guess that would be an issue for another day.
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