How to Activate Big Brother Channel 198 on DsTV Decoder

Big Brother Africa is a continental reality show, which features contestants from various African countries who share the same house. They get to be voted off by viewers until there is one remaining who gets to win the prize.

If you want to view the Big Brother Africa game show on your DsTV decoder, you must activate channels 198 and 197 on the decoder. Besides, you must subscribe to the Compact or Premium bouquet for you to have access to the BBA channels. The channels bring audiences live 24/7 coverage from the Big Brother TV reality show.

If you are subscribed to the DsTV Access and Family bouquets, you will not be able to watch the 24/7 coverage but you can watch highlight packages of the game show on DStv channels Africa Magic, Africa Magic World as scheduled here.

How Can I Activate BBA Channel 197 and 198?

If you have subscribed to DsTV Compact Plus or the DsTV Premium bouquet,

==> Tune your DsTv to channel 198

==> Text "first 10 digits of your smartcard number and YES to 30333.

e,g 1234567890 YES

==> Wait for few minutes.


==> You must use the phone number you registered with your Smartcard number.

==> 30333 is the DsTV shortcode for Nigeria.

That's all.

If you want to view channels 198 in the on going DSTV Open weekend promo, you must activate the BB channels as explained above. If not, you will not be able to view #BBA The Chase 2013 show on the BBA channels.

I hope this helps.

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  1. Wow! Thx Jide. You be sure boy ooo. Was thinking the Open weekend is a 419..lol

    1. lol. Many subscribers don't know they must activate the channel, if not, they wont be able to view it this Open weekend. have fun Jummy

  2. Anonymous7/20/2013

    Thx bro. Pls how much is the dstv compact plus and premium package?

    1. Compact is N7, 500 and premium is N11,000


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