People have been asking for the free channels on DSTV and Gotv. In this post, we will share the list of free channels.  DSTV is the acronym for Digital Satellite Television which operates in Nigeria and some other African countries. These other African countries include Kenya, Tanzania, South Africa, Mauritius and Uganda. Majority of their subscribers are from Nigeria and South Africa. The slogan for DSTV is Feel Every Moment.

DSTV offers paid subscription multichoice channels to her customers. It is however possible for you to still view free channels on your DSTV decoder when the subscription expires.

DSTV subscription packages

  • DSTV premium which is sold for N13,980 per month. The major draw to this subscription is the Barclays Premiership matches which is very popular in Nigeria.
  • DSTV Compact Plus which is sold for N9,420 per month.
  • DSTV Compact which is sold for N6,000 per month.
  • DSTV Family which is sold for N3,600 per month.
  • DSTV Access which is sold for N1,800 per month.

DSTV however allows her customers access to some Free Channels on DSTV/MULTICHOICE and GOTV DECODERS even in the absence of a running subscription. This allows you to still have something to watch on TV before you are able to gather together the funds to pay for your next subscription. The free channels on DSTV Decoders include:

List of Free Channels on DSTV/MULTICHOICE and GOTV

free channels on DSTV
Free Channels on DSTV


LTV is an acronym for Lagos Television and is the state television station of Lagos State. The station shows a lot of interesting programs including a lot of movies which could compensate to some extent for the Africa Magic and Africa Magic Yoruba you would be unable to watch when your subscription has expired.

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Dish on TV – Channel 100

This video channel is a complimentary and supportive entertainment channel to Dish on TV, showcasing the best programming, highlights and so much more on DStv.

People’s Weather – Channel 180

Where nature meets human nature, we tell stories that inform, unite and inspire. Our documentaries and shows are set against the ever-changing backdrop of Planet Earth – its weather, climate, oceans, wilderness areas and natural wonders. Watch this video about whale watching.

VOOV TV – Channel 196

#VOOV TV is a live social streaming channel that features content from South Africa’s favourite celebrities, social media influencers and talented viewers across Mzansi.

SuperSport Play – Channel 238

This sport offering is a channel that’s available to DStv Now linear streaming only.


NTA is the national television station of Nigeria. They also show a lot of informative and entertaining programs 24/7.

Silverbird TV

Silverbird TV is another free channel on DSTV decoders that plays a lot of music, movies and also feature a lot of informative and educative programs.


AIT is an acronym for African Independent Television. They are an independent local station in Nigeria owned by Raymond Dokpesi. The station runs all day and night and also shows a lot of educative, informative and entertaining programs. They also show Nollywood movies from 12:30am to 3am every day.


Channels TV is a major news station in Nigeria. They however also feature other informative and educative programs. They show movies from 11pm just after their 10:00 news before they close after the film between 12am and 1am to reopen in the morning.


MiTV is another free channels on DSTV decoders you can view even after your paid subscription has expired. They have a lot of educative and entertaining programs that you can watch.

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Mindset Learn

Mindset Learn is a DSTV station that shows a lot of educative programs. Their programs generally include secondary school level in Nigeria science courses including Chemistry, Physics, Mathematics and Computer amongst others.


TBN is an acronym for Trinity Broadcasting network which is an international Christian television network.


Rhema television is another Christian international television network.

Day Star

Day Star television is another Christian international television network.


IQRAA is an Islamic international television network which is a free channel on DSTV decoders and can be accessed even after your subscription has expired.


Islam is another Islamic international television network.

Inspiration TV

Inspiration TV is another Christian international television network in Nigeria.

Other free channels on DSTV decoders that can be viewed after your subscription has expired include: CCTV 4, NHK, CCTV News, Kingdom TV and TV Mundial.

You can therefore continue to rock your free channels on DSTV decoders even after your subscription has expired. The 18 free channels on DSTV decoders also comes with 32 radio channels. You therefore still have the luxury of choice after exhausting your subscription.

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  1. Bull shit !!!
    If you want to rock yourself join Star times.
    Ever since I started using Star times my Dstv Decoder is covered with dust.

  2. Everything about dstv are big lies stupid people, no free channel and repeating firms constantly, showing only one thing until your subscription will expire, liar’s

  3. You even get mind to come here and lie for people non of this channel is free on DSTV no single channel is free on DSTV

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