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What Channels are on DStv Compact Plus?

Channels on DStv Compact Plus

Compact Plus is one of the best entertainment plans you can get on DStv. This article will give you all the information you need on Compact Plus.

Here’s where we’re looking at all the channels you’ll get on Compact Plus. Knowing this is very important before paying for any package. We’ll be looking at the channels based on their respective categories such as sports, cartoons, movie channels, and more.

If you want a single streamlined channels list, please see the up-to-date DStv Compact Plus channels list.

Movie Channels on DStv Compact Plus

The movies category is where you’ll get all your movies and TV shows. You’ll find both local and international dramas: Hollywood, Nollywood, Bollywood, and just about anything in the world of movies.

Channel NameChannel Number
M-Net Movies 1104
M-Net Movies 2106
M-Net Movies 3107
M-Net Movies 4108
Studio Universal112
Universal Channel117
BBC Brit120
Discovery Channel121
Comedy Central122
Timeless Dizi123
E! Entertainment Television124
Ginx eSports127
CBS Reality132
tvN Africa134
Discovery TLC Entertainment135
Discovery Family136
TNT Africa137
Maisha Magic Movies141
kykNET & Kie145
kykNet Lekker148
Africa Magic Epic152
AfricaMagic Urban Movies153
AfricaMagic Family154
Real Time155
Moja Love157
Mzansi Magic161
Mzansi Wethu163
Mzansi Bioskop164
Novela Magic165
ZEE World166
Star Life167
e.TV Extra195
Annual African Festivals198
TV Record515
M-Net Plus 1901

Sports Channels on DStv Compact Plus

Compact Plus is another DStv package that brings you all kinds of sporting events year in year out. And it doesn’t matter the kind of sports you want to watch, you’ll get all of them on this package.

Channel NameChannel Number
SuperSport GRANDSTAND201
SuperSport Premier Soccer League (PSL)202
SuperSport Premier League203
SuperSport LA LIGA204
SuperSport FOOTBALL205
SuperSport VARIETY 1206
SuperSport VARIETY 2207
SuperSport VARIETY 3208
SuperSport VARIETY 4209
SuperSport ACTION210
SuperSport CRICKET212
SuperSport GOLF213
SuperSport TENNIS214
SuperSport MOTORSPORT215
ESPN 2219
WWE Channel236
SuperSport MAXIMO 1241

Documentaries, Lifestyle, and Wildlife

If you love things that are a little out of the ordinary, this is just the perfect category for you. Here’s where to watch channels related to space, food, fashion, adventures, wildlife, amazing discoveries and much more.

Channel NameChannel Number
CBS Justice170
Discovery ID171
BBC Lifestyle174
Food Network175
The Home Channel176
Travel Channel179
People’s Weather180
National Geographic181
Nat Geo Wild182
BBC Earth184
Curiosity Channel185
The History Channel186
Ignition TV189
Spice TV190

Kids and Teenagers

For those who love cartoons and animations, here is where you’ll find all the TV stations on kids series and animated movies. These are you’ll want to leave open for the kids.

Channel NameChannel Number
Cartoon Network301
Nick Jr307
Disney Junior309
PBS Kids313
Da Vinci318

Music Channels on Compact Plus

This category brings you the best local and international music videos without skipping a heartbeat. If you want to know if this package will meet your entertainment needs with regards to music, check out the channels below.

Channel NameChannel Number
KyKNet Nou146
Channel O320
Mzansi Music321
MTV Base322
MTV Music 24323
TRACE Urban325
TRACE Africa326
Sound City327
One Gospel331
Trace Gospel332


Whenever you feel like worshipping or praying, this is the category you need to get things going. For sermons, gospel music, teachings, prayers, and other religious activities, check the stations below.

Channel NameChannel Number
Day Star342
TBN Africa343
iTV Networks347
Emmanuel TV390

Local and International News channels

When we were much younger, we hated news channels. Since we didn’t quite understand what they were all about, watching the news was like a punishment. But now we know the value of news because we understand them. Here are all the news stations on Compact Plus.

Channel NameChannel Number
BBC World News400
CNN International401
Sky News402
eNews Channel Africa403
SABC News404
Newzroom Afrika405
Al Jazeera406
Russia Today407
Parliamentary Service408
CGTN News409
CNBC Africa410
Business Day TV412
NDTV 24×7413

Foreign Channels

From Italy to Holland to France, and even China, here the foreign TV stations you will find on this bouquet.

Channel NameChannel Number
RAI Italia430
Beste van Nederlands431
TV5 Monde Afrique437
Deutsche Welle446
CCTV 4447

Free Channels

This category includes all the free channels available on DStv.

Channel NameChannel Number
SABC 1191
SABC 2192
SABC 3193
Soweto TV251
Bay TV260
1 KZN261
Tshwane TV262
Cape Town TV263
Lesotho TV292
NTA i299
TV Mozambique Internacional701

Showmax on DStv Compact Plus

On Premium, Showmax is 100 percent free. This is because any payments that may come from their use of Showmax is part of their subscription. But it is not so for users on other packages, like Compact Plus. 

DStv Compact Plus users will only have to pay R49 to have Showmax. As such the total cost of using Showmax (R49) and a Compact Plus subscription (R539) is R588.

This appears to be a good deal because Showmax subscriptions go for R99 per month. This means that as long as you are a DStv Compact Plus subscriber, you get to save R50 on all Showmax subscriptions.

What’s more? You can watch Showmax from anywhere as long as you have a device that can connect to the internet.

Also, if you have the DStv Explora, you can start streaming Showmax movies and kids series directly on your big TV screen. This is because your Explora has internet connection capabilities of up to 10 Mbps.

Upgrade and Downgrade

If you are on any of the smaller packages, such as Compact or Family, upgrading to Compact Plus is easy. It costs R539 only (irrespective of the package you were using before the upgrade).

And if your subscription expires, you can renew it for the same amount using the numerous payment options available to subscribers. You can perform an upgrade at any of DStv’s service centres near you.

2 thoughts on “What Channels are on DStv Compact Plus?”

    1. Hi, @Bas van Stenis! All you need to do is to downgrade (that is, move) to Compact+, first. Then you can follow the setting below to add Showmax to your subscription:

      1. Log into your profile here at
      2. Select My Products.
      3. Chose the DStv package you’re subscribed to.
      4. Click Accept and Link on the Showmax banner.
      5. Accept the quotation.
      6. Click “Finish Showmax setup” to proceed.


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