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GOTV Nigeria: Subscription, How to Activate, Channel List & More

GoTV Nigeria is a pay to watch TV satellite in Nigeria powered by multichoice company. From informationhood prospect, GOTV is now the best and most widely used satellite in Nigeria, having up to 1+ million active Nigerian users.

gotv nigeriaGoTV was launch in Nigeria in October 2011 by multichoice having 21 stations for NGN 1000 per month with latest DVB-T2 technology at that time.

Over these years GOTV has spreed all over Nigeria and have gain the likeness of many Nigerians due to it low rate subscription cost and cheap decoder price. GOTV is a low cost digital television service that is offering great selection of local channels in Africa for Africans and as well as the best international channels.

GOTV Dealers In Nigeria

GoTV currently have so many outlets dealers all over the country making it easy to get hold of GoTV decoder in no mater what your location is, you can check out GOTV dealers here GOTV Dealers in Lagos.
The General Manager of the digital terrestrial TV name is Mayo Okunola.

GOTV Subscription Plans

Gotv have 3 rocking subscription plans
GOTV Value

GOTV Subscription Prices

GOTV Plus – Price: 1800
GOTV Value – Price: 1200
GOTV Lite: – Price: 400

The GoTv Plus plan has 38 General Entertainment and 7 Local channels
The GoTV Value plan has 23 General Entertainment 7 Local channels
The Gotv Lite plan has 11 General Entertainment 6 Local channels

GOTV Channels List

GOTV Plus Plan Channels

  • Africa Magic Hausa
  • Africa Magic Yoruba
  • AfricaMagic Epic
  • AfricaMagic Family
  • AfricaMagic World
  • AIT
  • Al Jazeera
  • Arise News
  • BET2
  • Channel ED
  • Channels
  • CNN International
  • Discovery World
  • Disney Junior
  • Discovery Family
  • ED
  • E! Entertainment Television
  • e.TV Africa
  • Emmanuel TV
  • Fashion One
  • GO Channel
  • Galaxy Tv
  • HIP TV
  • Islam Channel
  • JimJam
  • Lagos TV
  • Movies Zone
  • MiTV
  • M-Net Movies Zone
  • MTV Base
  • Nat Geo Wild
  • Nickelodeon
  • NTA+
  • One Gospel
  • Planet TV
  • Silverbird
  • SONY
  • SuperSport 9
  • SuperSport Blitz
  • SuperSport Select 1
  • SuperSport Select 2
  • Tribes
  • Telemundo
  • Televista
  • TVC Entertainment
  • WazobiaTV
  • Vox Africa
  • Zee World.

GOTV Value Plan Channles

  • Africa Magic Hausa
  • Africa Magic Yoruba
  • AfricaMagic Epic
  • AfricaMagic World
  • AIT
  • Al Jazeera
  • Arise News
  • BET2
  • Channel ED
  • Channels
  • Discovery World
  • E! Entertainment Television
  • e.TV Africa
  • GO Channel
  • Galaxi TV
  • Islam Channel
  • JimJam
  • Lagos TV
  • MiTV
  • Nickelodeon
  • NTA+
  • One Gospel
  • Planet TV
  • Silverbird
  • SuperSport Select 1
  • Tribe
  • Wazobia TV

GOTV Lite plan Channel List

  • WazobiaTV
  • Channels
  • GO Channel
  • Islam Channel
  • TVC Entertainment
  • Galaxy TV
  • NTA
  • E-afrca
  • Siverbird Television
  • AIT
  • Mitv
  • Lagos Television
  • JimJam
  • Islam Channel
  • Aljazeera
  • Afro Music

How to Install GOTV Decoder

2. Connect the GOTV decoder to the TV using the Audio and Video (AV) cables provided in the GOTV pack. Now Connect the GOtenna to the GOTV decoder. The GOtenna has double sided tape to assist in fixing it to a place which has the best reception. Connect the decoder power supply, the decoder should be switch on.

2. Now switch your TV on and press the AV button on the TV remote control to go to the appropriate AV channel and wait. After a few seconds the GOtv logo will appear. You TV screen will automatically change to show the GOTV set up screen after a few seconds.

Now select your language option as English, press OK, select your country as Nigeria, press OK, on Active Antenna, if using a stub antenna (provided in the decoder packaging), Press OK, the decoder will start scanning automatically.

NOTE: The decoder will take approximately six minutes to scan through the channels. Do not interupt the scanning process, you should be patient as the decoder scans.

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Once the GOtenna is secure on your pole, you have to connect the cable into the back of the connection box using the screw-on connector (the end with the black rubber boot)

3. Once the decoder has finished scanning it will indicate the number of services acquired. Press OK to continue, the decoder will take you to the GO Channel automatically. Stay on the GOTV channel until the activation process is successfully completed. This channel has instructions on how to activate your decoder, the self-help options available, where to make payments, and where the terms and conditions can be obtained.

If the decoder does not acquire services, it will automatically take you to the signal detection screen. In this case you have to adjust your antenna by turning it to another direction or moving it around until the signal level goes above 50% on the TV screen before pressing OK to rescan the decoder again. Try turning the antenna upright (vertically) or in a flat position (horizontally) and make sure that there are no obstructions in the direction of the transmitter. If all fails, please contact your Accredited GTV Installer or the GOTV Contact Center. You can get the GOTV customer care contact details here

How to Activate GOTV

4. Activating the decoder: Once you see the GO Channel your decoder is now ready for activation. Under your decoder you’ll find a red sticker with a number on it. You must always use this number when contacting GOtv. DO NOT USE THE NUMBER ON THE WHITE BAR CODE STICKER UNDER YOUR DECODER. You must only use the number on the red sticker under your decoder. You must also refer to the number on the red sticker only as your reference number when making payments.

5. To activate your account you must SMS the word “activate” and the number on the red sticker under your decoder to the short code number for your country. The GOTV Nigeria shortcode is (22688).

You have to make sure you use the number on the red sticker only and that you type the number correctly before sending the SMS. Also ensure your decoder is switched on when you send the SMS.

How to Activate GOTV Online

  • visit
  • Select your country as Nigeria
  • Fill the name you wish to use at the Username Box
  • Put your IUC Number at the IUC Number Box (your iuc number is located in the red sticker at the back of your GOTV decoder)
  • Put your phone number you wish to use on the Mobile Telephone box and click the Activate button at the bottom.

Wait for the confirmation page to show up and that is it.

How to Subscribe GOTV

You can subscribe your GOTV in different method, GOTV subscription option is split in different veriest. You can pay GOTV subscription by visiting any of the GOTV outlet or dealers nearest to you with your GOTV decoder, you can subscribe your GOTV visiting FCMB Bank, Zenith Bank.

You can also pay GOTV subscription online easily without under going stress.

How To Subscribe GOTV With FCMB Bank

Cash is received by FCMB tellers at all FCMB Branches in Nigeria. Customer is required to fill a form by the teller by inputting your name, phone number and IUC number.

How to Subscribe GOTV With Zenith Bank

This method is a mobile wallet from Zenith Bank, Nigeria, the application can be downloaded from the mobile app store or from

  • Logging,
  • Select Bill payment.
  • Select Eazy money or bank depending on where the customer wants to pay.
  • The Biller Number is the smartcard number. Customer must enter the amount intending to pay.
  • Customer must Input 4 digit Secret PIN and will receive sms for successful or unsuccessful payment.
  • The App on a phone can be used by multiple users.
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NB: (Bank is for Zenith Account holders who has linked their account to the mobile wallet known as the Banked Customers while Eazy money selection is for Non-Zenith Account Holders called Unbanked Customers).The Biller Code is DStv.

How to Subscribe GOTV with Stanbic mobile

The Stanbic Mobile Wallet is USSD-based, you can pay for gotv subscription using the Stanbic Mobile Wallet. The customer is required to dial a short code and the menu will be displayed on the use phone screen.

  • Dial *909# on your mobile phone and send
  • Select ‘4’ and press Register.
  • Provide all your information required on each field and press send.

You can also pay your subscription on any WAP enabled phone such as Nokia or BlackBerry. To make a payment:

  • Visit the Mobile Money WAP site on
  • Select Mobile Money
  • Input your number.
  • Click on Register and provide your details as required,

It will then direct customer to GOtv Page on Stanbic Mobile To Pay for GOtv Subscription, directly dial. *909*60#

How to pay GOTV Subscription Online

paying for your GOTV subscription online is the most easiest method, it can be done any where whether in your comfort of home or office.

Pay GOTV Subscription With Quickteller

QuickTeller allows the subscriber to pay into his/her subscription account for the renewal of his/her services right from the Quick Teller web link.

This platform interfaces with the Integrated billing system (IBS) and gives the subscriber immediate values that prompts an automatic re-connection of the disconnected service within the period of 5 minutes highest.

To Pay Your GOTV Subscription Online

  • Switch your decoder on if your GOTV account has already been disconnected.
  • Log on to and elect the GOtv bouquet/plan of your choice (GOtvplus, GOTV Value, or GOTV Lite).
  • Enter your e-mail address, IUC number, and your mobile phone number.
  • Click NEXT.
  • Enter the GOtv subscriber’s name and confirm that your GOTV IUC number was filled correctly.
  • Click PAY and click on your debit card type i.e. Interswitch, Verve or MasterCard.
  • Enter your card details i.e. Card Number and Expiry Date as inscribed on your debit card, and then enter your 4 digit PIN.
  • Click PAY once, the transaction has been completed and your GOtv account is credited, your viewing will be restored.

Pay GOTV Subscription With PAGA e-Pay

You are now able to pay for your GOtv subscription using Paga e-Pay.

To make an online payment for your GOtv subscription using via Paga e-Pay,

  • Visit and then log into your account.
  • You will be presented with a list of online payment methods that are available in Nigeria.
  • Select Paga e-Pay and follow the instructions.

Pay GOTV Subscription With Eazy Money

Allows you to pay using your Eazy Money mobile wallet online ( Simply, enter your mobile number and Eazy money PIN. Should you not have a Eazy money wallet, you can register at a Zenith Bank branch.

How to Subscribe GOTV With E Tranzact

Steps to complete a successful GOTV subscription payment on the E-tranzact platform:

  • Visit
  • Click on “PAY DStv/GOtv”, on top of the main menu.
  • You will be redirected to the payment page.
  • Then click on DStv/GOtv or any bill you want to pay.
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Pay GOTV Subscription With GlobalPAY

To make an online payment for your GOTV subscription using via GlobalPAY.

  • Visit and then log into your account.
  • Go to the PAY page and select GlobalPAY and then fill in your payment details as required and then click on Complete Payment
  • You will be redirected to the GlobalPAY website where you will be prompted to select your Card Type and then enter your Card Number and then click on Pay.
  • You will redirected back to your account on the GOtv Eazy website

Pay GOTV Subscription With PayU

In order to make payment for GOTV subscription, using credit card payments via PayU follow the process below:

  • Login to your account on
  • Go the Pay page and click on the PayU logo.
  • You will be redirected to the PayU payment page to enter your credit card details and complete the payment.
  • After processing of the payment and confirmation on PayU you will be redirected back to the Eazy Self Service website.

Pay GOTV Subscription With PAGA mobile

PAGA Mobile payment is powered by an independent financial institution called PAGATECH. You can make the payments through a registered mobile wallet using a mobile phone, laptop or desktop device. Paga collects your PIN via IVR or USSD complete!

TO PAY VIA PAGA ONLINE: Simply log in (,
fill out the info transparent, then click “go“.

How to Pay for GOTV subscription With Konga

To make payments for your GOtv subscription using KongaPay.

  • Visit or download the app ( available for Android and iOS devices) and then register or log in to your account.
  • Go to services and bills and select TV subscription
  • Select GOtv as the subscription type and input your smart card number.
  • Your details as well as current bouquet plan are automatically pre-populated on the screen.
  • To change current plan select the bouquet drop-down menu and select appropriately.
  • Select *Auto-renew every month* to authorize GOtv to automatically bill and renew your subscription every month.
  • Select *Pay* and input your KongaPay pin and OTP sent to your phone.
  • Select confirm, the transaction has been completed and your GOtv account is activated.

Pay GOTV Subscription With Baxi Box

You can pay for your GOTV subscription using Baxi Box. Baxi Box agents are located nationwide.

GOTV Customer Contact Details

Customer care
Shortcode: 4688

Facebook: Follow us on Facebook

Twitter: Follow us on Twitter

Email:[email protected]

Tel: +234 803 904 4688

GOTV Office Address: Plot 1381 Tiamiyu Savage Street, Victoria Island, Lagos State

USSD: *288*1#

Self Activation Service

Self activate your decoder by sending the word: accept*IUC number*Surname*mobile number*City*GOtvPlus# to the following short code: 4688. Example: Accept*2000123544*Surname*2631234152*Benin*GOtvPlus# OR visit

GOTV Decoder Price

The GoTV Starter Pack which comprises of a decoder, an internal antenna plus one month free subscription goes for N2,900.

Advantage of GOTV Nigeria

GOTV is the cheapest satellite in Nigeria, the advantage here is you can watch almost all the useful channels on gotv with just 1800 unlike some Nigeria satellite decoders which require 10,000 Naira subscription before you can watch good channels. GOTV provide you all of these for just 1800, 1200, 600 naira.

Disadvantage of GOTV Nigeria

the only disadvantage informationhood ware able to record on GOTV is the fact that one can’t watch free channels when out of subscriptions. GOTV is unlike other satellite service that give the users free channels to watch even as their subscription expire. On GOTV you won’t be able to watch free channels when your subscription expire.  


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Add a Comment
  1. I can’t access most of the channels,,my iuc numb is 4620859515

  2. It more Dan two weeks now most channels are not showing

  3. I’m having same problem here.made payment fr subscription on the 4th of January, 2016 and my account info also proves that,and all the channels are still not showing..though after 24hours I.e the next day the channels started showing..unfortunately, went back to the way it was the next day..please help me fix Iuc Number is 4613783487…I’m really missing a lot..just so sad!

  4. Kingsley William Toka

    Pls some channels are missing on my Gotv, kindly help me to restore them.
    I’ve tried rescanning but still not coming up, my iuc number is 2003567493

  5. Can I make three months subscription?

  6. Pls I subscribe for gotv plus @1800 via Fidelity online banking and it has already been debited from my account wince 26th December. No channel is showing up till now..pls rectify the issue. My iuc no is 2022656022.

  7. good afternoon i using gotv in abeokuta but i am now in igbogila
    it not showing, i want to whether you don’t have service for gotv in igbogila

  8. I have made a 1,800. 2 months subscription on my Gotv account since 24th of December 2016 from my Gtbank a/c but is yet to be activated. My IUC number is 2003020998.
    The transaction ref:-10012313059.

  9. pls I have abandon my decoder since now I want to back should I subscribe or it can’t work again?

  10. My gotv is not showing african magic stations i dont no why. Pls help me do it my iuc no 2020664895

  11. I’m enoghama osawemen and my IUC number is 4613938445 subscribe using my elder brother zenith bank app at about 11:19pm yet no station could appear on my screen. The transaction was sissified and the amount of 1900 was debited as I imputed

  12. Olafimihan Oluwaseyi

    please my iuc number is 2020697657 I’ve been trying to clear E-16 error code but it’s not going through. l was told my surname does not match but it showed my regd name. pls help asap

  13. Taiwo Emmanuel Ajayi

    Is Dove TV on Gotv plus?

  14. Hi, I am a regular subscriber of Gotv plus, kindly add arewa 24 channel to my channel list. My IUC NO is 2028660992. Best regards.

    S. S. Babajo

  15. There is no one gospel on my 1800 subscription. Is is peculier to me or is the above post misleading?

  16. Please my IUC nuber is 4613466322 and my subscription is active, but for the past two days have been unable to view any thing.

  17. P
    Hello my IUC is 4613877704 kindly add arewa tv to my banquet i s.ubscribe to 1800 package every Month.

  18. Good morning,
    please I am a Cameroonian leaving in Limbe a town in Cameroon close to Akwa Ibom state in Nigeria.
    please I wish to know if gotv can work in Cameroon.

  19. Is it possible to link walka to Gotv account

  20. Good day, I received a message that I hav one month free on GO TV but it is not working. Help me activate it so that I can use it.
    IUC NO: 2021968505
    Thank you

  21. Hello Guys,

    Am having same issue . Made payment for subscription throu transfer and till date no channel is showing. What is the problem. can somebody help rectify this issue.

    1. Your complaint has been forwarded to the customer care center for assistant, your subscription will start working shortly if your payment was successful

  22. We paid our GOTV subscription fee with uba mobile app, process showed successful and my bank alerted me of the deduction. Then we put on our decoder to discover no channels is showing. We thought it will show in few hours time and left it, but today making it 3days still no good result. I’m not in any way happy with this deed of yours. Please you people should have this resolve let my gotv work proper. And if these should keep repeating itself then you people are chasing your customers away by yourself. Thank anyway awaiting your respond

    1. Exactly my case. Payment successful through access bank mobile app around past 9pm today 2nd December 2016. Debit alert received, yet no channels showing till now. Help immediately please.

  23. Thanks, this is all i am looking for.

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