Dstv South Africa Packages, Cost, Channels, and General Content

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Dstv packages can be pricey, as such, it is good to know the cost and contents of the package you are paying for. In this article we will go over all the Dstv subscription options, cost, content and we will also provide the updated channels list for each bouquet.

There are currently 7 Dstv packages in South Africa and that is the second-highest when it comes to packages for a single country in Sub-Saharan Africa.

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As such, making a choice can be difficult. You don’t have to panic, though. Here is a collection of all the DStv packages, pricing, and channels list.

DStv Packages

PackagePriceNumber of channels
DStv PremiumR829 per month253 channels
Dstv Compact PlusR539 per month235 channels
Dstv CompactR409 per month218 channels
DStv FamilyR295 per month185 channels
DStv AccessR115 per month160 channels
DStv EasyViewR29 per month131 channels

You can find more information on each of those packages below.

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DStv Premium; DStv Compact Plus; DStv Compact; DStv Family; DStv Access; DStv EasyView
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Dstv Premium

Dstv Premium costs R539 per month with 253 TV and audio channels. View the updated DStv Premium channels list for 2021 in South Africa below.

DStv Premium Channels

S/NChannels
1.DStv (100)
2.M-Net (101)
3.1Magic (103)
4.M-Net Movies 1 (104)
5.M-Net Movies 2 (106)
6.M-Net Movies 3 (107)
7.M-Net Movies 4 (108)
8.M-Net Movies Pretty Deadly (111)
9.Studio Universal (112)
10.ITH (114)
11.M-Net City (115)
12.Vuzu (116)
13.Universal Channel (117)
14.Telemundo (118)
15.BBC Brit (120)
16.Discovery Channel (121)
17.Comedy Central (122)
18.Timeless Dizi (123)
19.E! Entertainment Television (124)
20.FOX (125)
21.Ginx eSports (127)
22.BET (129)
23.MTV (130)
24.Lifetime (131)
25.CBS Reality (132)
26.TLNovelas (133)
27.Discovery TLC Entertainment (135)
28.Discovery Family (136)
29.TNT Africa (137)
30.eMovies (138)
31.eMovies Extra (140)
32.kykNET (144)
33.kykNET & Kie (145)
34.kykNet Lekker (148)
35.fliekNET (149)
36.Africa Magic Epic (152)
37.AfricaMagic Urban Movies (153)
38.AfricaMagic Family (154)
39.Real Time (155)
40.Moja Love (157)
41.Mzansi Magic (161)
42.Mzansi Wethu (163)
43.Mzansi Bioskop (164)
44.Novela Magic (165)
45.ZEE World (166)
46.Star Life (167)
47.ROK (168)
48.e.TV Extra (195)
49.Annual African Festivals (198)
50.Telemundo (507)
51.TV Record (515)
52.M-Net Plus 1 (901)
53.VIA (147)
54.CBS Justice (170)
55.Discovery ID (171)
56.Honey (173)
57.BBC Lifestyle (174)
58.Food Network (175)
59.The Home Channel (176)
60.HGTV (177)
61.Travel Channel (179)
62.People’s Weather (180)
63.National Geographic (181)
64.Nat Geo Wild (182)
65.WildEarth (183)
66.BBC Earth (184)
67.Curiosity Channel (185)
68.The History Channel (186)
69.Ignition TV (189)
70.Spice TV (190)
71.SABC 1 (191)
72.SABC 2 (192)
73.SABC 3 (193)
74.e.TV (194)
75.Soweto TV (251)
76.Bay TV (260)
77.1 KZN (261)
78.Tshwane TV (262)
79.Cape Town TV (263)
80.GauTV (265)
81.Lesotho TV (292)
82.NTA i (299)
83.TV Mozambique Internacional (701)
84.BLITZ (200)
85.SS GRANDSTAND (201)
86.SS PSL (202)
87.SS Premier League (203)
88.SS LA LIGA (204)
89.SS FOOTBALL (205)
90.SS VARIETY 1 (206)
91.SS VARIETY 2 (207)
92.SS VARIETY 3 (208)
93.SS VARIETY 4 (209)
94.SS ACTION (210)
95.SS RUGBY (211)
96.SS CRICKET (212)
97.SS GOLF (213)
98.SS TENNIS (214)
99.SS MOTORSPORT (215)
100.ESPN (218)
101.ESPN 2 (219)
102.WWE Channel (236)
103.SS MAXIMO 1 (241)
104.TellyTrack (249)
105.Cartoon Network (301)
106.Boomerang (302)
107.Disney (303)
108.Nickelodeon (305)
109.Cbeebies (306)
110.Nick Jr (307)
111.NickTOONS (308)
112.Disney Junior (309)
113.JimJam (310)
114.eToonz (311)
115.PBS Kids (313)
116.ZooMoo (314)
117.Da Vinci (318)
118.Mindset (319)
119.KyKNet Nou (146)
120.Channel O (320)
121.Mzansi Music (321)
122.MTV Base (322)
123.MTV Music 24 (323)
124.TRACE Urban (325)
125.TRACE Africa (326)
126.Sound City (327)
127.One Gospel (331)
128.Trace Gospel (332)
129.Dumisa (340)
130.FAITH (341)
131.Day Star (342)
132.TBN Africa (343)
133.iTV Networks (347)
134.Emmanuel TV (390)
135.BBC World News (400)
136.CNN International (401)
137.Sky News (402)
138.eNews Channel Africa (403)
139.SABC News (404)
140.Newzroom Afrika (405)
141.Al Jazeera (406)
142.Russia Today (407)
143.Parliamentary Service (408)
144.CGTN News (409)
145.CNBC Africa (410)
146.Bloomberg (411)
147.Business Day TV (412)
148.NDTV 24×7 (413)
149.Euronews (414)
150.africanews (417)
151.RAI Italia (430)
152.Beste van Nederlands (431)
153.RTPi (435)
154.TV5 Monde Afrique (437)
155.Deutsche Welle (446)
156.CCTV 4 (447)
157.Adult Contemporary (751)
158.Today’s Hits (752)
159.Hot Traxx (753)
160.70’s Hits (754)
161.80’s Hits (755)
162.Familiar Favourites (756)
163.Soft Hits (757)
164.Love Songs (758)
165.Metro Blends (759)
166.Cityscapes (760)
167.Groove Lounge (761)
168.House Party (762)
169.Power Hits (763)
170.Dance (764)
171.Trots Afrikaans (765)
172.Campus Rock (766)
173.Alternate Rock (767)
174.Hard Rock (768)
175.Classic Rock (769)
176.Golden Oldies (770)
177.90’s Hits (771)
178.Classic R & B (772)
179.Urban Adult Contemporary (773)
180.Urban Beat (774)
181.Reggae (775)
182.Modern Country (776)
183.Traditional Country (777)
184.Gospel (778)
185.African Rhythm (779)
186.Italian Contemporary (780)
187.Smooth Jazz (781)
188.Classic Jazz (782)
189.Blues (783)
190.Beautiful Instrumentals (784)
191.Contemporary Instrumental (785)
192.New Age (786)
193.Light Classical (787)
194.Arias And Overtures (788)
195.Chamber Music (789)
196.Symphonic (790)
197.Metro FM (801)
198.Channel Africa (802)
199.Good Hope (803)
200.Ikwekwezi (804)
201.5FM (805)
202.Lesedi FM (806)
203.Ligwalagwala (807)
204.Lotus FM (808)
205.Motsweding FM (809)
206.Munghana Lonene FM (810)
207.Phalaphala FM (811)
208.Radio 2000 (812)
209.SAFM (814)
210.Thobela FM (815)
211.trufm (816)
212.Ukhozi FM (817)
213.Umhlobo Wenene FM (818)
214.X-K FM (819)
215.Groot FM (820)
216.LM Radio (821)
217.Hot 91.9 FM (822)
218.Mix 93.8 FM (823)
219.Channel 7 (825)
220.Radio Islam (826)
221.BBC World Service English (850)
222.BBC Afrique en Français (851)
223.BBC African Languages (852)
224.Voice Of America (853)
225.World Radio Network (854)
226.Trans World Radio (855)
227.Talk Radio 702 (856)
228.Classic FM (857)
229.Jacaranda FM (858)
230.YFM (859)
231.Chinese Radio International (860)
232.Kaya FM (861)
233.Channel Islam International (865)
234.Radio France Internationale (866)
235.Radio Wave (867)
236.Radio Energy (868)
237.1485AM Radio Today (869)
238.Radio Veritas (870)
239.Radio Vlaanderen internationaal (871)
240.TransAfrica Radio (872)
241.Link FM (875)
242.Radio Kosmos (876)
243.Jozi FM (878)
244.94.7 Highveld Stereo (879)
245.94.5 Kfm (880)
246.Radio Pulpit (882)
247.NNR (883)
248.Capricorn FM (884)
249.Cape Talk (885)
250.Pretoria FM (887)
251.Radio Pretoria (887)
252.Ubuntu Radio (888)
253.Power FM (889)

Premium is the best you can get from DStv when it comes to entertainment. This package is best enjoyed when combined with other devices and features, like a PVR decoder and xtraview. And as expected, the price is on the high side for most of us.

But there are just myriad entertainment options on Premium. And it can be difficult for an individual to consume alone. This package is best for businesses; where you can connect two or more decoders to one subscription.

A premium bouquet is also a good option if you will connect more than one decoder, most likely from different rooms for your household. You will also get the most of a premium subscription if you make use of the extra-view feature.

With Extra View, you can watch DStv on more than one medium using the DStv app. This allows several individuals to stream different channels on a single subscription on standalone devices, such as a smart TV, tablet, smartphone, or Android TV.

Television channels you’ll find on Dstv Premium but may not find on any other package include: M-Net (101); M-Net Movies 1 (104); M-Net Movies 2 (106); M-Net Movies Pretty Deadly (111); Discovery Channel (121); fliekNET (149); M-Net Plus 1 (901); BBC Earth (184); SS GRANDSTAND (201); SS RUGBY (211); SS CRICKET (212); SS GOLF (213); SS TENNIS (214); SS MOTORSPORT (215); SS MAXIMO 1 (241); and Bloomberg (411).

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Dstv Compact Plus

Dstv Compact Plus cost R539 per month with 235 channels. View the complete and up to date Dstv compact plus channels list 2021 in South Africa below.

DStv Compact Plus Channels

S/NChannels
1.DStv (100)
2.1Magic (103)
3.M-Net Movies 3 (107)
4.M-Net Movies 4 (108)
5.Studio Universal (112)
6.ITH (114)
7.M-Net City (115)
8.Vuzu (116)
9.Telemundo (118)
10.BBC Brit (120)
11.Comedy Central (122)
12.Timeless Dizi (123)
13.E! Entertainment Television (124)
14.FOX (125)
15.Ginx eSports (127)
16.BET (129)
17.MTV (130)
18.Lifetime (131)
19.CBS Reality (132)
20.TLNovelas (133)
21.Discovery TLC Entertainment (135)
22.Discovery Family (136)
23.TNT Africa (137)
24.eMovies (138)
25.eMovies Extra (140)
26.kykNET (144)
27.kykNET & Kie (145)
28.Africa Magic Epic (152)
29.AfricaMagic Urban Movies (153)
30.AfricaMagic Family (154)
31.Real Time (155)
32.Moja Love (157)
33.Mzansi Magic (161)
34.Mzansi Wethu (163)
35.Mzansi Bioskop (164)
36.Novela Magic (165)
37.ZEE World (166)
38.Star Life (167)
39.ROK (168)
40.e.TV Extra (195)
41.Annual African Festivals (198)
42.Telemundo (507)
43.TV Record (515)
44.VIA (147)
45.CBS Justice (170)
46.Discovery ID (171)
47.Honey (173)
48.BBC Lifestyle (174)
49.Food Network (175)
50.The Home Channel (176)
51.HGTV (177)
52.Travel Channel (179)
53.People’s Weather (180)
54.National Geographic (181)
55.Nat Geo Wild (182)
56.WildEarth (183)
57.Curiosity Channel (185)
58.The History Channel (186)
59.Ignition TV (189)
60.Spice TV (190)
61.SABC 1 (191)
62.SABC 2 (192)
63.SABC 3 (193)
64.e.TV (194)
65.Soweto TV (251)
66.Bay TV (260)
67.1 KZN (261)
68.Tshwane TV (262)
69.Cape Town TV (263)
70.GauTV (265)
71.Lesotho TV (292)
72.NTA i (299)
73.TV Mozambique Internacional (701)
74.BLITZ (200)
75.SS PSL (202)
76.SS Premier League (203)
77.SS LA LIGA (204)
78.SS FOOTBALL (205)
79.SS VARIETY 1 (206)
80.SS VARIETY 2 (207)
81.SS VARIETY 3 (208)
82.SS VARIETY 4 (209)
83.SS ACTION (210)
84.ESPN (218)
85.ESPN 2 (219)
86.WWE Channel (236)
87.TellyTrack (249)
88.Cartoon Network (301)
89.Boomerang (302)
90.Disney (303)
91.Nickelodeon (305)
92.Cbeebies (306)
93.Nick Jr (307)
94.NickTOONS (308)
95.Disney Junior (309)
96.JimJam (310)
97.eToonz (311)
98.PBS Kids (313)
99.ZooMoo (314)
100.Da Vinci (318)
101.Mindset (319)
102.KyKNet Nou (146)
103.Channel O (320)
104.Mzansi Music (321)
105.MTV Base (322)
106.MTV Music 24 (323)
107.TRACE Urban (325)
108.TRACE Africa (326)
109.Sound City (327)
110.One Gospel (331)
111.Trace Gospel (332)
112.Dumisa (340)
113.FAITH (341)
114.Day Star (342)
115.TBN Africa (343)
116.iTV Networks (347)
117.Emmanuel TV (390)
118.BBC World News (400)
119.CNN International (401)
120.Sky News (402)
121.eNews Channel Africa (403)
122.SABC News (404)
123.Newzroom Afrika (405)
124.Al Jazeera (406)
125.Russia Today (407)
126.Parliamentary Service (408)
127.CGTN News (409)
128.CNBC Africa (410)
129.Business Day TV (412)
130.NDTV 24×7 (413)
131.Euronews (414)
132.africanews (417)
133.RAI Italia (430)
134.Beste van Nederlands (431)
135.RTPi (435)
136.TV5 Monde Afrique (437)
137.Deutsche Welle (446)
138.CCTV 4 (447)
139.Adult Contemporary (751)
140.Today’s Hits (752)
141.Hot Traxx (753)
142.70’s Hits (754)
143.80’s Hits (755)
144.Familiar Favourites (756)
145.Soft Hits (757)
146.Love Songs (758)
147.Metro Blends (759)
148.Cityscapes (760)
149.Groove Lounge (761)
150.House Party (762)
151.Power Hits (763)
152.Dance (764)
153.Trots Afrikaans (765)
154.Campus Rock (766)
155.Alternate Rock (767)
156.Hard Rock (768)
157.Classic Rock (769)
158.Golden Oldies (770)
159.90’s Hits (771)
160.Classic R & B (772)
161.Urban Adult Contemporary (773)
162.Urban Beat (774)
163.Reggae (775)
164.Modern Country (776)
165.Traditional Country (777)
166.Gospel (778)
167.African Rhythm (779)
168.Italian Contemporary (780)
169.Smooth Jazz (781)
170.Classic Jazz (782)
171.Blues (783)
172.Beautiful Instrumentals (784)
173.Contemporary Instrumental (785)
174.New Age (786)
175.Light Classical (787)
176.Arias And Overtures (788)
177.Chamber Music (789)
178.Symphonic (790)
179.Metro FM (801)
180.Channel Africa (802)
181.Good Hope (803)
182.Ikwekwezi (804)
183.5FM (805)
184.Lesedi FM (806)
185.Ligwalagwala (807)
186.Lotus FM (808)
187.Motsweding FM (809)
188.Munghana Lonene FM (810)
189.Phalaphala FM (811)
190.Radio 2000 (812)
191.SAFM (814)
192.Thobela FM (815)
193.trufm (816)
194.Ukhozi FM (817)
195.Umhlobo Wenene FM (818)
196.X-K FM (819)
197.Groot FM (820)
198.LM Radio (821)
199.Hot 91.9 FM (822)
200.Mix 93.8 FM (823)
201.Channel 7 (825)
202.Radio Islam (826)
203.BBC World Service English (850)
204.BBC Afrique en Français (851)
205.BBC African Languages (852)
206.Voice Of America (853)
207.World Radio Network (854)
208.Trans World Radio (855)
209.Talk Radio 702 (856)
210.Classic FM (857)
211.Jacaranda FM (858)
212.YFM (859)
213.Chinese Radio International (860)
214.Kaya FM (861)
215.Channel Islam International (865)
216.Radio France Internationale (866)
217.Radio Wave (867)
218.Radio Energy (868)
219.1485AM Radio (869)
220.Radio Veritas (870)
221.Radio Vlaanderen internationaal (871)
222.TransAfrica Radio (872)
223.Link FM (875)
224.Radio Kosmos (876)
225.Jozi FM (878)
226.94.7 Highveld Stereo (879)
227.94.5 Kfm (880)
228.Radio Pulpit (882)
229.NNR (883)
230.Capricorn FM (884)
231.Cape Talk (885)
232.Pretoria FM (887)
233.Radio Pretoria (887)
234.Ubuntu Radio (888)
235.Power FM (889)

This package comes very close to giving you the best treatment. It falls short of the Premium package but not by much.

But it’s still a great entertainment option. Let’s face it: why pay a higher subscription fee when you can get all you need with Compact Plus?

You’ll still get movies, Sports, news, music, documentaries, TV shows, and many more.

Channels you will find on Compact Plus but not on lesser packages include: 1Magic (103); Comedy Central (122); Timeless Dizi (123); kykNET (144); AfricaMagic Urban Movies (153); CBS Justice (170); Curiosity Channel (185); The History Channel (186); SS VARIETY 1 (206); SS VARIETY 2 (207); SS ACTION (210); ESPN 2 (219); Nickelodeon (305); Cbeebies (306); Nick Jr (307); MTV Music 24 (323); Sky News (402).

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DStv Compact

In South Africa, DStv Compact costs R409 with 218 TV and audio channels. The complete and updated DStv compact channels list 2021 is displayed below.

DStv Compact Channels

S/NChannels
1.DStv (100)
2.M-Net Movies 3 (107)
3.M-Net Movies 4 (108)
4.Studio Universal (112)
5.ITH (114)
6.M-Net City (115)
7.Vuzu (116)
8.Telemundo (118)
9.BBC Brit (120)
10.E! Entertainment Television (124)
11.FOX (125)
12.Ginx eSports (127)
13.BET (129)
14.MTV (130)
15.Lifetime (131)
16.CBS Reality (132)
17.TLNovelas (133)
18.Discovery TLC Entertainment (135)
19.Discovery Family (136)
20.TNT Africa (137)
21.eMovies (138)
22.eMovies Extra (140)
23.kykNET & Kie (145)
24.Africa Magic Epic (152)
25.AfricaMagic Family (154)
26.Real Time (155)
27.Moja Love (157)
28.Mzansi Magic (161)
29.Mzansi Wethu (163)
30.Mzansi Bioskop (164)
31.Novela Magic (165)
32.ZEE World (166)
33.Star Life (167)
34.ROK (168)
35.e.TV Extra (195)
36.Annual African Festivals (198)
37.Telemundo (507)
38.TV Record (515)
39.VIA (147)
40.Discovery ID (171)
41.Honey (173)
42.BBC Lifestyle (174)
43.Food Network (175)
44.The Home Channel (176)
45.HGTV (177)
46.Travel Channel (179)
47.People’s Weather (180)
48.National Geographic (181)
49.Nat Geo Wild (182)
50.WildEarth (183)
51.Ignition TV (189)
52.Spice TV (190)
53.SABC 1 (191)
54.SABC 2 (192)
55.SABC 3 (193)
56.e.TV (194)
57.Soweto TV (251)
58.Bay TV (260)
59.1 KZN (261)
60.Tshwane TV (262)
61.Cape Town TV (263)
62.GauTV (265)
63.Lesotho TV (292)
64.NTA i (299)
65.TV Mozambique Internacional (701)
66.BLITZ (200)
67.SS PSL (202)
68.SS Premier League (203)
69.SS LA LIGA (204)
70.SS FOOTBALL (205)
71.SS VARIETY 3 (208)
72.SS VARIETY 4 (209)
73.ESPN (218)
74.WWE Channel (236)
75.TellyTrack (249)
76.Cartoon Network (301)
77.Boomerang (302)
78.Disney (303)
79.NickTOONS (308)
80.Disney Junior (309)
81.JimJam (310)
82.eToonz (311)
83.PBS Kids (313)
84.ZooMoo (314)
85.Da Vinci (318)
86.Mindset (319)
87.KyKNet Nou (146)
88.Channel O (320)
89.Mzansi Music (321)
90.MTV Base (322)
91.TRACE Urban (325)
92.TRACE Africa (326)
93.Sound City (327)
94.One Gospel (331)
95.Trace Gospel (332)
96.Dumisa (340)
97.FAITH (341)
98.Day Star (342)
99.TBN Africa (343)
100.iTV Networks (347)
101.Emmanuel TV (390)
102.BBC World News (400)
103.CNN International (401)
104.eNews Channel Africa (403)
105.SABC News (404)
106.Newzroom Afrika (405)
107.Al Jazeera (406)
108.Russia Today (407)
109.Parliamentary Service (408)
110.CGTN News (409)
111.CNBC Africa (410)
112.Business Day TV (412)
113.NDTV 24×7 (413)
114.Euronews (414)
115.africanews (417)
116.RAI Italia (430)
117.Beste van Nederlands (431)
118.RTPi (435)
119.TV5 Monde Afrique (437)
120.Deutsche Welle (446)
121.CCTV 4 (447)
122.Adult Contemporary (751)
123.Today’s Hits (752)
124.Hot Traxx (753)
125.70’s Hits (754)
126.80’s Hits (755)
127.Familiar Favourites (756)
128.Soft Hits (757)
129.Love Songs (758)
130.Metro Blends (759)
131.Cityscapes (760)
132.Groove Lounge (761)
133.House Party (762)
134.Power Hits (763)
135.Dance (764)
136.Trots Afrikaans (765)
137.Campus Rock (766)
138.Alternate Rock (767)
139.Hard Rock (768)
140.Classic Rock (769)
141.Golden Oldies (770)
142.90’s Hits (771)
143.Classic R & B (772)
144.Urban Adult Contemporary (773)
145.Urban Beat (774)
146.Reggae (775)
147.Modern Country (776)
148.Traditional Country (777)
149.Gospel (778)
150.African Rhythm (779)
151.Italian Contemporary (780)
152.Smooth Jazz (781)
153.Classic Jazz (782)
154.Blues (783)
155.Beautiful Instrumentals (784)
156.Contemporary Instrumental (785)
157.New Age (786)
158.Light Classical (787)
159.Arias And Overtures (788)
160.Chamber Music (789)
161.Symphonic (790)
162.Metro FM (801)
163.Channel Africa (802)
164.Good Hope (803)
165.Ikwekwezi (804)
166.5FM (805)
167.Lesedi FM (806)
168.Ligwalagwala (807)
169.Lotus FM (808)
170.Motsweding FM (809)
171.Munghana Lonene FM (810)
172.Phalaphala FM (811)
173.Radio 2000 (812)
174.SAFM (814)
175.Thobela FM (815)
176.trufm (816)
177.Ukhozi FM (817)
178.Umhlobo Wenene FM (818)
179.X-K FM (819)
180.Groot FM (820)
181.LM Radio (821)
182.Hot 91.9 FM (822)
183.Mix 93.8 FM (823)
184.Channel 7 (825)
185.Radio Islam (826)
186.BBC World Service English (850)
187.BBC Afrique en Français (851)
188.BBC African Languages (852)
189.Voice Of America (853)
190.World Radio Network (854)
191.Trans World Radio (855)
192.Talk Radio 702 (856)
193.Classic FM (857)
194.Jacaranda FM (858)
195.YFM (859)
196.Chinese Radio International (860)
197.Kaya FM (861)
198.Channel Islam International (865)
199.Radio France Internationale (866)
200.Radio Wave (867)
201.Radio Energy (868)
202.1485AM Radio (869)
203.Radio Veritas (870)
204.Radio Vlaanderen internationaal (871)
205.TransAfrica Radio (872)
206.Link FM (875)
207.Radio Kosmos (876)
208.Jozi FM (878)
209.94.7 Highveld Stereo (879)
210.94.5 Kfm (880)
211.Radio Pulpit (882)
212.NNR (883)
213.Capricorn FM (884)
214.Cape Talk (885)
215.Pretoria FM (887)
216.Radio Pretoria (887)
217.Ubuntu Radio (888)
218.Power FM (889)

The compact package stays in the middle of the park. This bouquet does not contain all the channels on Dstv but also, it has more entertainment options than three lesser bouquets below it.

DStv Compact
Image credits: DStv

For packages like DStv compact, it’s advisable to go through the channels list before paying for it. Since it does not contain all the Dstv channels, looking at the available options will help you decide if you can settle for it or if you will do better when you pay for a bigger package, like Premium or Compact Plus.

One thing you must know if you are a movie lover is that African Magic Urban Movies is not available on this package. The History Channel (186) and Curiosity Channel (185) are also missing.

Channels available on Compact but not on lesser packages include: M-Net Movies 3 (107); Studio Universal (112); ITH (114); M-Net City (115); BBC Brit (120); E! Entertainment Television (124); FOX (125); Ginx eSports (127); BET (129); MTV (130); Lifetime (131); Mzansi Magic (161); ROK (168); Annual African Festivals (198); Telemundo (507); TV Record (515); Discovery ID (171); Honey (173); BBC Lifestyle (174); Food Network (175); HGTV (177); TV Mozambique Internacional (701); SS Premier League (203); SS VARIETY 3 (208); ESPN (218); WWE Channel (236); Disney (303); CNN International (401); RAI Italia (430); Beste van Nederlands (431); RTPi (435); TV5 Monde Afrique (437); Deutsche Welle (446).

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DStv Family

The Dstv Family package costs R295 and it comes with 185 TV and audio channels. You can view the complete and updated South African DStv Family Channels List for 2021 below.

DStv Family Channels

S/NChannels
1.DStv (100)
2.M-Net Movies 4 (108)
3.Vuzu (116)
4.Telemundo (118)
5.CBS Reality (132)
6.TLNovelas (133)
7.Discovery TLC Entertainment (135)
8.Discovery Family (136)
9.TNT Africa (137)
10.eMovies (138)
11.eMovies Extra (140)
12.kykNET & Kie (145)
13.Africa Magic Epic (152)
14.AfricaMagic Family (154)
15.Real Time (155)
16.Moja Love (157)
17.Mzansi Wethu (163)
18.Mzansi Bioskop (164)
19.Novela Magic (165)
20.ZEE World (166)
21.Star Life (167)
22.e.TV Extra (195)
23.VIA (147)
24.The Home Channel (176)
25.Travel Channel (179)
26.People’s Weather (180)
27.National Geographic (181)
28.Nat Geo Wild (182)
29.WildEarth (183)
30.Ignition TV (189)
31.Spice TV (190)
32.SABC 1 (191)
33.SABC 2 (192)
34.SABC 3 (193)
35.e.TV (194)
36.Soweto TV (251)
37.Bay TV (260)
38.1 KZN (261)
39.Tshwane TV (262)
40.Cape Town TV (263)
41.GauTV (265)
42.Lesotho TV (292)
43.NTA i (299)
44.BLITZ (200)
45.SS PSL (202)
46.SS LA LIGA (204)
47.SS FOOTBALL (205)
48.SS VARIETY 4 (209)
49.TellyTrack (249)
50.Cartoon Network (301)
51.Boomerang (302)
52.NickTOONS (308)
53.Disney Junior (309)
54.JimJam (310)
55.eToonz (311)
56.PBS Kids (313)
57.ZooMoo (314)
58.Da Vinci (318)
59.Mindset (319)
60.KyKNet Nou (146)
61.Channel O (320)
62.Mzansi Music (321)
63.MTV Base (322)
64.TRACE Urban (325)
65.TRACE Africa (326)
66.Sound City (327)
67.One Gospel (331)
68.Trace Gospel (332)
69.Dumisa (340)
70.FAITH (341)
71.Day Star (342)
72.TBN Africa (343)
73.iTV Networks (347)
74.Emmanuel TV (390)
75.BBC World News (400)
76.eNews Channel Africa (403)
77.SABC News (404)
78.Newzroom Afrika (405)
79.Al Jazeera (406)
80.Russia Today (407)
81.Parliamentary Service (408)
82.CGTN News (409)
83.CNBC Africa (410)
84.Business Day TV (412)
85.NDTV 24×7 (413)
86.Euronews (414)
87.africanews (417)
88.CCTV 4 (447)
89.Adult Contemporary (751)
90.Today’s Hits (752)
91.Hot Traxx (753)
92.70’s Hits (754)
93.80’s Hits (755)
94.Familiar Favourites (756)
95.Soft Hits (757)
96.Love Songs (758)
97.Metro Blends (759)
98.Cityscapes (760)
99.Groove Lounge (761)
100.House Party (762)
101.Power Hits (763)
102.Dance (764)
103.Trots Afrikaans (765)
104.Campus Rock (766)
105.Alternate Rock (767)
106.Hard Rock (768)
107.Classic Rock (769)
108.Golden Oldies (770)
109.90’s Hits (771)
110.Classic R & B (772)
111.Urban Adult Contemporary (773)
112.Urban Beat (774)
113.Reggae (775)
114.Modern Country (776)
115.Traditional Country (777)
116.Gospel (778)
117.African Rhythm (779)
118.Italian Contemporary (780)
119.Smooth Jazz (781)
120.Classic Jazz (782)
121.Blues (783)
122.Beautiful Instrumentals (784)
123.Contemporary Instrumental (785)
124.New Age (786)
125.Light Classical (787)
126.Arias And Overtures (788)
127.Chamber Music (789)
128.Symphonic (790)
129.Metro FM (801)
130.Channel Africa (802)
131.Good Hope (803)
132.Ikwekwezi (804)
133.5FM (805)
134.Lesedi FM (806)
135.Ligwalagwala (807)
136.Lotus FM (808)
137.Motsweding FM (809)
138.Munghana Lonene FM (810)
139.Phalaphala FM (811)
140.Radio 2000 (812)
141.SAFM (814)
142.Thobela FM (815)
143.trufm (816)
144.Ukhozi FM (817)
145.Umhlobo Wenene FM (818)
146.X-K FM (819)
147.Groot FM (820)
148.LM Radio (821)
149.Hot 91.9 FM (822)
150.Mix 93.8 FM (823)
151.Channel 7 (825)
152.Radio Islam (826)
153.BBC World Service English (850)
154.BBC Afrique en Français (851)
155.BBC African Languages (852)
156.Voice Of America (853)
157.World Radio Network (854)
158.Trans World Radio (855)
159.Talk Radio 702 (856)
160.Classic FM (857)
161.Jacaranda FM (858)
162.YFM (859)
163.Chinese Radio International (860)
164.Kaya FM (861)
165.Channel Islam International (865)
166.Radio France Internationale (866)
167.Radio Wave (867)
168.Radio Energy (868)
169.1485AM Radio (869)
170.Radio Veritas (870)
171.Radio Vlaanderen internationaal (871)
172.TransAfrica Radio (872)
173.Link FM (875)
174.Radio Kosmos (876)
175.Jozi FM (878)
176.94.7 Highveld Stereo (879)
177.94.5 Kfm (880)
178.Radio Pulpit (882)
179.NNR (883)
180.Capricorn FM (884)
181.Cape Talk (885)
182.Pretoria FM (887)
183.Radio Pretoria (887)
184.Ubuntu Radio (888)
185.Power FM (889)

Dstv family is similar to Compact but comparatively has a lesser number of entertainment options to choose from.

But when you need DStv for specific purposes, such as information or entertainment, and personal use, the family package can easily be the best fit for you.

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You can get sports, news, movies, and much more. While it is true that this package can be a great option if you are looking to meet specific needs, you will need to look carefully at the channels list to be sure this is the best for you. There is just no point wasting money on premium packages if you can meet all your needs with this bouquet.

Is Mzansi Magic (161) available on Dstv Family?

About a year ago, Dstv removed Mzansi Magic from the Family package. This channel is now only available to subscribers on Compact and higher bouquets. If you need it, then you have to upgrade to a higher package.

Also, SS Premier League (203) and CNN International (401) are not available on Dstv Family.

The TV channels you’ll find on Dstv Family but not on lesser packages include: Vuzu (116); TLNovelas (133); Discovery Family (136); kykNET & Kie (145); AfricaMagic Family (154); Moja Love (157); Novela Magic (165); ZEE World (166); Star Life (167); VIA (147); Travel Channel (179); National Geographic (181); WildEarth (183); Ignition TV (189); SS LA LIGA (204); SS FOOTBALL (205); Boomerang (302); NickTOONS (308); ZooMoo (314); KyKNet Nou (146); TRACE Urban (325); TRACE Africa (326); Trace Gospel (332); eNews Channel Africa (403); Euronews (414).

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DStv Access

In South Africa, the Dstv Access package costs R115. It comes with 160 TV and Audio Channels. You can view the complete DStv Access channels list 2021 below.

DStv Access Channels

S/NChannels
1.DStv (100)
2.M-Net Movies 4 (108)
3.Telemundo (118)
4.CBS Reality (132)
5.Discovery TLC Entertainment (135)
6.TNT Africa (137)
7.eMovies (138)
8.eMovies Extra (140)
9.Africa Magic Epic (152)
10.Real Time (155)
11.Mzansi Wethu (163)
12.Mzansi Bioskop (164)
13.e.TV Extra (195)
14.The Home Channel (176)
15.People’s Weather (180)
16.Nat Geo Wild (182)
17.Spice TV (190)
18.SABC 1 (191)
19.SABC 2 (192)
20.SABC 3 (193)
21.e.TV (194)
22.Soweto TV (251)
23.Bay TV (260)
24.1 KZN (261)
25.Tshwane TV (262)
26.Cape Town TV (263)
27.GauTV (265)
28.Lesotho TV (292)
29.NTA i (299)
30.BLITZ (200)
31.SS PSL (202)
32.SS VARIETY 4 (209)
33.TellyTrack (249)
34.Cartoon Network (301)
35.Disney Junior (309)
36.JimJam (310)
37.eToonz (311)
38.PBS Kids (313)
39.Da Vinci (318)
40.Mindset (319)
41.Channel O (320)
42.Mzansi Music (321)
43.MTV Base (322)
44.Sound City (327)
45.One Gospel (331)
46.Dumisa (340)
47.FAITH (341)
48.Day Star (342)
49.TBN Africa (343)
50.iTV Networks (347)
51.Emmanuel TV (390)
52.BBC World News (400)
53.SABC News (404)
54.Newzroom Afrika (405)
55.Al Jazeera (406)
56.Russia Today (407)
57.Parliamentary Service (408)
58.CGTN News (409)
59.CNBC Africa (410)
60.Business Day TV (412)
61.NDTV 24×7 (413)
62.africanews (417)
63.CCTV 4 (447)
64.Adult Contemporary (751)
65.Today’s Hits (752)
66.Hot Traxx (753)
67.70’s Hits (754)
68.80’s Hits (755)
69.Familiar Favourites (756)
70.Soft Hits (757)
71.Love Songs (758)
72.Metro Blends (759)
73.Cityscapes (760)
74.Groove Lounge (761)
75.House Party (762)
76.Power Hits (763)
77.Dance (764)
78.Trots Afrikaans (765)
79.Campus Rock (766)
80.Alternate Rock (767)
81.Hard Rock (768)
82.Classic Rock (769)
83.Golden Oldies (770)
84.90’s Hits (771)
85.Classic R & B (772)
86.Urban Adult Contemporary (773)
87.Urban Beat (774)
88.Reggae (775)
89.Modern Country (776)
90.Traditional Country (777)
91.Gospel (778)
92.African Rhythm (779)
93.Italian Contemporary (780)
94.Smooth Jazz (781)
95.Classic Jazz (782)
96.Blues (783)
97.Beautiful Instrumentals (784)
98.Contemporary Instrumental (785)
99.New Age (786)
100.Light Classical (787)
101.Arias And Overtures (788)
102.Chamber Music (789)
103.Symphonic (790)
104.Metro FM (801)
105.Channel Africa (802)
106.Good Hope (803)
107.Ikwekwezi (804)
108.5FM (805)
109.Lesedi FM (806)
110.Ligwalagwala (807)
111.Lotus FM (808)
112.Motsweding FM (809)
113.Munghana Lonene FM (810)
114.Phalaphala FM (811)
115.Radio 2000 (812)
116.SAFM (814)
117.Thobela FM (815)
118.trufm (816)
119.Ukhozi FM (817)
120.Umhlobo Wenene FM (818)
121.X-K FM (819)
122.Groot FM (820)
123.LM Radio (821)
124.Hot 91.9 FM (822)
125.Mix 93.8 FM (823)
126.Channel 7 (825)
127.Radio Islam (826)
128.BBC World Service English (850)
129.BBC Afrique en Français (851)
130.BBC African Languages (852)
131.Voice Of America (853)
132.World Radio Network (854)
133.Trans World Radio (855)
134.Talk Radio 702 (856)
135.Classic FM (857)
136.Jacaranda FM (858)
137.YFM (859)
138.Chinese Radio International (860)
139.Kaya FM (861)
140.Channel Islam International (865)
141.Radio France Internationale (866)
142.Radio Wave (867)
143.Radio Energy (868)
144.1485AM Radio (869)
145.Radio Veritas (870)
146.Radio Vlaanderen internationaal (871)
147.TransAfrica Radio (872)
148.Link FM (875)
149.Radio Kosmos (876)
150.Jozi FM (878)
151.94.7 Highveld Stereo (879)
152.94.5 Kfm (880)
153.Radio Pulpit (882)
154.NNR (883)
155.Capricorn FM (884)
156.Cape Talk (885)
157.Pretoria FM (887)
158.Radio Pretoria (887)
159.Ubuntu Radio (888)
160.Power FM (889)
161.Studio Universal (112)
162.KIX (114)
163.Moja Love 9.9 (158)

If you are looking for something small but big enough to meet a specific TV entertainment need, Dstv access is one of the best options for you.

This package is great for users who want more of informative contents than fantasies. Lovers of news and documentary channels are better off with cheaper packages like Dstv access and Family.

That being said, you will still get entertainment options for sports, music, movies, and general entertainment.

TV channels available on Dstv Access but not on easy view include: DStv (100); M-Net Movies 4 (108); Telemundo (118); CBS Reality (132); Discovery TLC Entertainment (135); eMovies (138); eMovies Extra (140); Africa Magic Epic (152); Mzansi Wethu (163); Mzansi Bioskop (164); The Home Channel (176); Nat Geo Wild (182); Spice TV (190); NTA i (299); SS VARIETY 4 (209); TellyTrack (249); Cartoon Network (301); Disney Junior (309); PBS Kids (313); Da Vinci (318); Channel O (320); MTV Base (322); Sound City (327); One Gospel (331); Dumisa (340); BBC World News (400); Russia Today (407); NDTV 24×7 (413); africanews (417).

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DStv EasyView

The DStv EasyView package costs R29 in SA and it comes with 131 TV and audio channels. View the complete DStv EasyView channels list 2021 below.

DStv EasyView Channels

S/NChannels
1.TNT Africa (137)
2.Real Time (155)
3.e.TV Extra (195)
4.People’s Weather (180)
5.SABC 1 (191)
6.SABC 2 (192)
7.SABC 3 (193)
8.e.TV (194)
9.Soweto TV (251)
10.Bay TV (260)
11.1 KZN (261)
12.Tshwane TV (262)
13.Cape Town TV (263)
14.GauTV (265)
15.Lesotho TV (292)
16.BLITZ (200)
17.SS PSL (202)
18.JimJam (310)
19.eToonz (311)
20.Mindset (319)
21.Mzansi Music (321)
22.FAITH (341)
23.Day Star (342)
24.TBN Africa (343)
25.iTV Networks (347)
26.Emmanuel TV (390)
27.SABC News (404)
28.Newzroom Afrika (405)
29.Al Jazeera (406)
30.Parliamentary Service (408)
31.CGTN News (409)
32.CNBC Africa (410)
33.Business Day TV (412)
34.CCTV 4 (447)
35.Adult Contemporary (751)
36.Today’s Hits (752)
37.Hot Traxx (753)
38.70’s Hits (754)
39.80’s Hits (755)
40.Familiar Favourites (756)
41.Soft Hits (757)
42.Love Songs (758)
43.Metro Blends (759)
44.Cityscapes (760)
45.Groove Lounge (761)
46.House Party (762)
47.Power Hits (763)
48.Dance (764)
49.Trots Afrikaans (765)
50.Campus Rock (766)
51.Alternate Rock (767)
52.Hard Rock (768)
53.Classic Rock (769)
54.Golden Oldies (770)
55.90’s Hits (771)
56.Classic R & B (772)
57.Urban Adult Contemporary (773)
58.Urban Beat (774)
59.Reggae (775)
60.Modern Country (776)
61.Traditional Country (777)
62.Gospel (778)
63.African Rhythm (779)
64.Italian Contemporary (780)
65.Smooth Jazz (781)
66.Classic Jazz (782)
67.Blues (783)
68.Beautiful Instrumentals (784)
69.Contemporary Instrumental (785)
70.New Age (786)
71.Light Classical (787)
72.Arias And Overtures (788)
73.Chamber Music (789)
74.Symphonic (790)
75.Metro FM (801)
76.Channel Africa (802)
77.Good Hope (803)
78.Ikwekwezi (804)
79.5FM (805)
80.Lesedi FM (806)
81.Ligwalagwala (807)
82.Lotus FM (808)
83.Motsweding FM (809)
84.Munghana Lonene FM (810)
85.Phalaphala FM (811)
86.Radio 2000 (812)
87.SAFM (814)
88.Thobela FM (815)
89.trufm (816)
90.Ukhozi FM (817)
91.Umhlobo Wenene FM (818)
92.X-K FM (819)
93.Groot FM (820)
94.LM Radio (821)
95.Hot 91.9 FM (822)
96.Mix 93.8 FM (823)
97.Channel 7 (825)
98.Radio Islam (826)
99.BBC World Service English (850)
100.BBC Afrique en Français (851)
101.BBC African Languages (852)
102.Voice Of America (853)
103.World Radio Network (854)
104.Trans World Radio (855)
105.Talk Radio 702 (856)
106.Classic FM (857)
107.Jacaranda FM (858)
108.YFM (859)
109.Chinese Radio International (860)
110.Kaya FM (861)
111.Channel Islam International (865)
112.Radio France Internationale (866)
113.Radio Wave (867)
114.Radio Energy (868)
115.1485AM Radio (869)
116.Radio Veritas (870)
117.Radio Vlaanderen internationaal (871)
118.TransAfrica Radio (872)
119.Link FM (875)
120.Radio Kosmos (876)
121.Jozi FM (878)
122.94.7 Highveld Stereo (879)
123.94.5 Kfm (880)
124.Radio Pulpit (882)
125.NNR (883)
126.Capricorn FM (884)
127.Cape Talk (885)
128.Pretoria FM (887)
129.Radio Pretoria (887)
130.Ubuntu Radio (888)
131.Power FM (889)

The Easyview channels bouquet is the smallest and also the cheapest local Dstv offering for South Africans. Consequently, you need to have a close look at entertainment options before going for it.

This is because it has a narrow range of channels to choose from. But then, if you want to meet a specific TV need, EasyView could be the best for you. This works well in situations where your entertainment needs are also really narrow.

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