Are You Using CTL Decoder in Nigeria?

A lot of people haven’t heard of CTL decoder in Nigeria, and that’s understandable. But CTL Nigeria is not a new kid on the block when it comes to provision of Cable Television Services in Nigeria.

Communications Trends Limited CTL is a Terrestrial multi-channel Pay-TV platform that functions in some cities in Nigeria. CTL has  wide coverage, cheap decoders and subscription packages as well as a large variety of entertainment and sports channels.

CtL decoder

With CTL you can watch top sports programmes like WWE Wrestling, Football(EPL, Champions League, La Liga etc) Basketball, Tennis and more just by purchasing a CTL decoder and Antenna at a price range between N8,000 to N10,000.

CTL Decoder Coverage

Some of the cities where you can find CTL  coverage in Nigeria include Ibadan, Port Harcourt, Akwa Ibom, Benin, Bayelsa, Delta, Aba, Owerri, Lagos, Warri and several other cities.

Installations of Decoder

You can get a CTL decoder for between N8, 000 and N10, 000. This cost also covers for the antenna which is very effective and gives clear and sharp signals.

Subscription Banquets

CTL subscription costs N2, 800 per month/ or you can buy any of their recharge PINs available from their retail outlets.

When you scratch the card to reveal the pin, simply send the following text message from your mobile phone;

VCR {PIN} CA [Smart Card Number}

The number to send to is 32818.


It offers about 56 Premium channels across different genres. There are several sports channels, musical channels, religious channels, Fashion channels, Movie Channels, Children’s channels and basically everything you would need.

All bein sport channels, CNN, BBC, Aljazera, MBC 2,4 and MBC Action and Max, ait, Channels TV, MTV, MTV base, NTA, Sound city, joy sport, dubai sport 1, ad sport 6, tbn, ewtn, cn, natgeo wild, wwe, AIT sport, dubai one, CCTV News, Joy tv, Dove vision, France 24, Emerald, City TV, Igbo tv, Bollywood, series, 4kids,  Sony, Star movie, star world, NatGeo, Bloomberg, Nollywood, Discovery, Makosa, Fox, Fox Movie, child, BET, e-channel and gh one.

Available Locations

Port Harcourt- CTL Emporium: Plot 57 Woji Road, GRA Phase ii

Abuja- CTL House: 19 Aminu Kano Crescent, Wuse 2

Enugu – 50 Zik Avenue, Uwani Owerri –30AWetheral Road

Warri – 3, Eku House, 6 Effurum/Sapele Road, Enerhen Junction.

Benin – Sir David Osunde Foundation House, 29A Uwa street (btw 2nd & 3rd East circular Road)

Jos – 2A Ibrahim Tawio Road

Umuahia – 2c Aba Road

Onitsha – 4, Oguta Road opp. D.M.G.S

UYO – 111, Atiku Abubakar Avenue

CTL Customer Care Line

If you have any enquiries or complaints, you can contact the CTL customer service centre on 08104631617 or 08058736388.

Let us know if you are already using the decoder and what has been your experience so far?

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42 thoughts on “Are You Using CTL Decoder in Nigeria?”

  1. i use Ctl in port harcourt…is the best…i watch all the matches….i miss Mbc 2….if they cum to lagos,Dstv will loss their customers

  2. Mr yomi I sent you a mail please go through over it I want to be sure with what I’m about to deal with

  3. Ctl don dey for years. I saw it when I visited Benin like 6 years but unfortunately not available in State of Osun.

  4. I swear their channels are better than of TSTV. THE reason why I like TSTV is because of that mbc Action and their hit music. Then I like DSTV because of discovery. I like wwe channel but dstv don’t even have it. Should have gone for this supposedly I know on time. No wahala sha. Thanks for the information.

  5. This is exactly what some viewing centers are using to show matches here in Uyo and I must say I’ll always be surprised that it has not displaced DSTV by now because it’s rich in content and comes very cheap .

  6. Like it was since 2014 but they later have serious problem. So they are back now. I don’t think their service is in Lagos

  7. Prof please your comment section should have a “delete” option for comment posted with mistakes, you know android keyboard with over sabi.

  8. Read this, the monthly subscription is 3200 not 2800 per say. It covers all the major leagues including Champions league. The only problem should be the picture quality not being HD. It what am using in my office here in Portharcourt.

    • Hello Churchill,
      Thanks for the head up. Is it all the package that goes for 3200 or some goes for N2800? I’m also aware they have HD decoder and normal decoder, are you using the HD decoder or the normal decoder?

      • Well, I’ve been using ctl for over two years now and it’s always 3200. I don’t think it has another package, not sure, it’s always 3200.

      • It’s not the HD version though, only see that on TV. While watching the Epl, it’ll show beingSport3HD, but the quality isn’t HD. And at times, theres this audio seizures. But overall, it the big Big deal.

        • I actually visited a friend in PHC few weeks back and he was using the CTL HD decoder. I checked the sport channels the pic wasn’t bad. The only channel with bad pic was their Yoruba Channel.. nothing to right home about..

          Thanks for the head up bro.

  9. For those of using it picture quality nothing to write about, you will be watching a match before you know they will change it from their office, most times you battle with signal problem and cracking. Even recharge na wahala

  10. Its a pure lie their signal is one of the best have seen so far . stil surprised ppl dont use it much. evn when is raining, it doesnt disturb it. we have been using it for years. i cant exchange it for any. i stay in aba. It’s very cheap considering it offers almost all live sports channels


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