DStv Premium Package: Cost, Channels, Entertainment Features and Add-ons

DStv Premium package

Whether you’ve already subscribed to this package or about to purchase it, we’ve put together this article to help you learn all there is to know about the DStv Premium Package. You’ll get everything from pricing to channels to all the entertainment features available on this package.

Knowing what to expect will make it easier for you to decide if you’re going to buy it or not. And if you are already subscribed to Premium, this knowledge will help you enjoy it even more.

PackageDStv Premium
PriceR829 per month
Number of Channels254 channels
CountrySouth Africa
Year2021
One-time annual paymentR9348 (6% discount)
Showmax IntegrationFree
Joox Music (optional)Additional R69.99

The price for the DStv Premium package is R829 per month and it comes with 253 TV channels. This is DStv’s biggest package and with this, you’ll get all you need when it comes to entertainment.

Upgrading to Premium

You can easily upgrade to Premium at a price of R829. You can do this on your own using My DStv App. Simply navigate to the “Account” tab at the bottom of the app and follow the labels to upgrade to DStv Premium.

Alternatively, you can get an upgrade at a DStv service centre near you. Go there with your smartcard number and the name or phone number on the account and they will help you upgrade at the current subscription price.

What Channels are on DStv Premium?

Knowing the channels you’ll get on DStv is by far the most important factor when it comes to choosing a Package. For that reason, we’ll thoroughly go over all the channels on this package based on category.

But if you need a streamlined channels list, please see the updated DStv Premium Channels.

Movie Channels on DStv Premium

Here are the movie channels available on DStv premium. If you want to get all the movie channels on DStv, this the package you’ll need to buy.

Channel NameChannel Number
M-Net101
1Magic103
M-Net Movies 1104
M-Net Movies 2106
M-Net Movies 3107
M-Net Movies 4108
Studio Universal112
ITH114
M-Net City115
Vuzu116
Universal Channel117
Telemundo118
BBC Brit120
Discovery Channel121
Comedy Central122
Timeless Dizi123
E! Entertainment Television124
Ginx eSports127
BET129
MTV130
Lifetime131
CBS Reality132
TLNovelas133
tvN Africa134
Discovery TLC Entertainment135
Discovery Family136
TNT Africa137
eMovies138
eMovies Extra140
Maisha Magic Movies141
kykNET144
kykNET & Kie145
kykNet Lekker148
fliekNET149
Africa Magic Epic152
AfricaMagic Urban Movies153
AfricaMagic Family154
Real Time155
Moja Love157
Mzansi Magic161
Mzansi Wethu163
Mzansi Bioskop164
Novela Magic165
ZEE World166
Star Life167
ROK168
e.TV Extra195
Annual African Festivals198
Telemundo507
TV Record515
M-Net Plus 1901

Sport Channels on DStv Premium

When it comes to sports, Premium is just the best thing you could ever think of having. It works best for sports fans that have an interest in different kinds of sports.

You’ll get everything on sports, athletics, gymnastics and more. One of the key features of this package is its dedicated rugby channel. Check out the list below to learn more.

Channel NameChannel Number
BLITZ200
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 RUGBY211
Supersport CRICKET212
Supersport GOLF213
Supersport TENNIS214
Supersport MOTORSPORT215
ESPN218
ESPN 2219
WWE Channel236
Supersport MAXIMO 1241
TellyTrack249

Lifestyle, Documentary, and Wildlife

For those who love weird things, this is your category. This is where you’ll find channels on fashion, history, food, lifestyle, travel, education, animals, dangerous real-life adventures, and more. This category will take you from earth to space and back.

Channel NameChannel Number
VIA147
CBS Justice170
Discovery ID171
Honey173
BBC Lifestyle174
Food Network175
The Home Channel176
HGTV177
Travel Channel179
People’s Weather180
National Geographic181
Nat Geo Wild182
WildEarth183
BBC Earth184
Curiosity Channel185
The History Channel186
Ignition TV189
Spice TV190

Channels for Kids and Teenagers

Don’t let the kids disturb you. Get to this category and you’ll find all you need to keep the kids entertained till they fall asleep. But if things go wrong, falling asleep is the last thing they’ll want to do.

Channel NameChannel Number
Cartoon Network301
Boomerang302
Disney303
Nickelodeon305
Cbeebies306
Nick Jr307
NickTOONS308
Disney Junior309
JimJam310
eToonz311
PBS Kids313
ZooMoo314
Da Vinci318
Mindset319

Music Channels

The music category brings you even more entertainment. Go here for the latest and the best music videos.

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

Religious channels

Here is where you’ll get faith-based channels. These channels will lift your faith and get you closer to your maker.

Channel NameChannel Number
Dumisa340
FAITH341
Day Star342
TBN Africa343
iTV Networks347
Emmanuel TV390

News and Commerce

For the latest local and international news, you’ll find 16 stations on DStv Premium to keep you informed on everything from business to sports to natural disasters.

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
Bloomberg411
Business Day TV412
NDTV 24×7413
Euronews414
africanews417

Specialist and Foreign

If you have an interest in international channels or speak more than one language, you’ll find this category interesting. Here you’ll find foreign TV stations including the ones broadcasting from Europe and Asia.

Channel NameChannel Number
RAI Italia430
Beste van Nederlands431
RTPi435
TV5 Monde Afrique437
Deutsche Welle446
CCTV 4447

Free Channels

For those who love free things, you might want to stick around. But I doubt you’ll want to skip any of the premium channels for the free ones.

Channel NameChannel Number
SABC 1191
SABC 2192
SABC 3193
e.TV194
Soweto TV251
Bay TV260
1 KZN261
Tshwane TV262
Cape Town TV263
GauTV265
Lesotho TV292
NTA i299
TV Mozambique Internacional701

Showmax on DStv Premium

Why would you want to use Showmax on DStv? One good reason is that DStv customers get special deals on Showmax.

DStv Premium customers do not need a separate payment for Showmax. Once you pay for Premium, DStv will also grant you access to Showmax. So whether you are already a Showmax subscriber or not, you can easily add Showmax to your DStv without having to pay for it separately.

But if you do not have a Showmax account, you’ll need to create one to start using the service on your Premium subscription. This is the only way DStv can ensure that you have accepted Showmax’s terms and conditions.

If you own a DStv Explora, then you can connect it to the internet and use it to stream movies right away. But without a DStv Explora, you’ll need a device such as a smartphone, tablet, laptop, or smart TV to enjoy Showmax.

See this article to learn about other DStv packages in South Africa.

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