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DStv Compact Channels 2021 Update – As DStv deprecates M-Net City, Vuzu, And Woordfees TV

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In a bid to meet the growing demand from customers for better entertainment, South Africa’s premium TV service, DStv, is launching new TV channels and deprecating some well-known offerings.

Popular channels like M-Net City (channel 115) and Vuzu (channel 116) are going away and will be replaced by ME, which will take over M-Net City’s channel number.

Other popular additions and removals will be hitting us as October nears its end. We are not new to the growing number of repeats that have brought displeasure to DStv customers, especially in the movies category.

With major modifications coming to DStv packages (movie channels in particular), Multichoice will be hoping they can reduce the number of times a TV program is repeated by bringing in TV channels that will offer new TV shows and documentaries.

DStv Compact Channels 2021

Here is the updated DStv Compact channels list with the new TV channels coming to us this month.

S/NCompact ChannelsCodes
2.)M-Net Movies 3107
3.)M-Net Movies 4108
4.)Studio Universal112
8.)BBC Brit120
9.)E! Entertainment Television124
10.)Ginx eSports127
14.)CBS Reality132
16.)Discovery TLC Entertainment135
17.)Discovery Family136
18.)TNT Africa137
20.)eMovies Extra140
21.)Maisha Magic Movies141
22.)kykNET & Kie145
23.)Africa Magic Epic152
24.)AfricaMagic Family154
25.)Real Time155
26.)Moja Love157
27.)Mzansi Magic161
28.)Mzansi Wethu163
29.)Mzansi Bioskop164
30.)Novela Magic165
31.)ZEE World166
32.)Star Life167
34.)e.TV Extra195
35.)Annual Nigerian Festivals198
37.)TV Record515
39.)Discovery ID171
41.)BBC Lifestyle174
42.)Food Network175
43.)The Home Channel176
45.)Travel Channel179
46.)People’s Weather180
47.)National Geographic181
48.)Nat Geo Wild182
50.)Ignition TV189
51.)Spice TV190
52.)SABC 1191
53.)SABC 2192
54.)SABC 3193
56.)Soweto TV251
57.)Bay TV260
58.)1 KZN261
59.)Tshwane TV262
60.)Cape Town TV263
62.)Lesotho TV292
63.)NTA i299
64.)TV Mozambique Internacional701
66.)SuperSport Premier Soccer League202
67.)SuperSport Premier League203
68.)SuperSport LA LIGA204
69.)SuperSport FOOTBALL205
70.)SuperSport VARIETY 3208
71.)SuperSport VARIETY 4209
73.)WWE Channel236
75.)Cartoon Network301
79.)Disney Junior309
82.)PBS Kids313
84.)Da Vinci318
86.)KyKNet Nou146
87.)Channel O320
88.)Mzansi Music321
89.)MTV Base322
90.)TRACE Urban325
91.)TRACE Africa326
92.)Sound City327
93.)One Gospel331
94.)Trace Gospel332
97.)Day Star342
98.)TBN Africa343
99.)iTV Networks347
100.)Emmanuel TV390
101.)BBC World News400
102.)CNN International401
103.)eNews Channel Africa403
104.)SABC News404
105.)Newzroom Afrika405
106.)Al Jazeera406
107.)Russia Today407
108.)Parliamentary Service408
109.)CGTN News409
110.)CNBC Africa410
111.)Business Day TV412
112.)NDTV 24×7413
115.)RAI Italia430
116.)Beste van Nederlands431
118.)TV5 Monde Afrique437
119.)Deutsche Welle446
120.)CCTV 4447
121.)Adult Contemporary751
122.)Today’s Hits752
123.)Hot Traxx753
124.)70’s Hits754
125.)80’s Hits755
126.)Familiar Favourites756
127.)Soft Hits757
128.)Love Songs758
129.)Metro Blends759
131.)Groove Lounge761
132.)House Party762
133.)Power Hits763
135.)Trots Afrikaans765
136.)Campus Rock766
137.)Alternate Rock767
138.)Hard Rock768
139.)Classic Rock769
140.)Golden Oldies770
141.)90’s Hits771
142.)Classic R & B772
143.)Urban Adult Contemporary773
144.)Urban Beat774
146.)Modern Country776
147.)Traditional Country777
149.)African Rhythm779
150.)Italian Contemporary780
151.)Smooth Jazz781
152.)Classic Jazz782
154.)Beautiful Instrumentals784
155.)Contemporary Instrumental785
156.)New Age786
157.)Light Classical787
158.)Arias And Overtures788
159.)Chamber Music789
161.)Metro FM801
162.)Channel Africa802
163.)Good Hope803
166.)Lesedi FM806
168.)Lotus FM808
169.)Motsweding FM809
170.)Munghana Lonene FM810
171.)Phalaphala FM811
172.)Radio 2000812
174.)Thobela FM815
176.)Ukhozi FM817
177.)Umhlobo Wenene FM818
178.)X-K FM819
179.)Groot FM820
180.)LM Radio821
181.)Hot 91.9 FM822
182.)Mix 93.8 FM823
183.)Channel 7825
184.)Radio Islam826
185.)BBC World Service English850
186.)BBC Afrique en Français851
187.)BBC African Languages852
188.)Voice Of America853
189.)World Radio Network854
190.)Trans World Radio855
191.)Talk Radio 702856
192.)Classic FM857
193.)Jacaranda FM858
195.)Chinese Radio International860
196.)Kaya FM861
197.)Channel Islam International865
198.)Radio France Internationale866
199.)Radio Wave867
200.)Radio Energy868
201.)1485AM Radio869
202.)Radio Veritas870
203.)Radio Vlaanderen internationaal871
204.)TransAfrica Radio872
205.)Link FM875
206.)Radio Kosmos876
207.)Jozi FM878
208.)94.7 Highveld Stereo879
209.)94.5 Kfm880
210.)Radio Pulpit882
212.)Capricorn FM884
213.)Cape Talk885
214.)Pretoria FM887
215.)Radio Pretoria887
216.)Ubuntu Radio888
217.)Power FM889

New DStv Compact Channels

A few channels will lose their place on DStv. But those portals are going to be filled with new ones. Movie lovers should be excited as Multichoice is on a move to revamp the movie category with exciting new TV channels stuffed with great TV shows.

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The Prominent movie channel coming to DStv compact is the ME channel. ME will be broadcasted on DStv channel 115. It will replace M-Net and take over the channel number.

What Channels will DStv remove from Compact?

Following an update by the CEO of General Entertainment for Multichoice Group, Yolisa Phahle, DStv will be removing a few big names from DStv Family and Compact.

Channels that will get deprecated include M-Net City and Vuzu, which are both from the entertainment category. FOX (channel 125) which was axed on 30th September, 2021, will be removed from DStv Compact.

The Pop-Up channel, Woordfees TV will be going as well and there is no information from Multichoice on the replacement for Woordfees. But as usual, we expect novel Pop-Up channels with new TV programmes and shows.

How many channels are on DStv Compact?

Following the major changes to the top 4 DStv bouquets, we expect a slight change in the number of channels for those packages.

With the addition of ME, and the removal of M-Net City and Vuzu, the number of channels on DStv Compact is now 217 channels. You can get the updated channels for 2021 above reflecting the latest addition and removal of channels.

Will the Changes Affect The Price Of DStv Compact?

The price of DStv Compact will remain unchanged and will still be offered at R295 per month.

DStv is yet to announce any changes to the subscription prices. Once we get an update, we will announce it on our Facebook page and we’ll also update all DStv packages on this website to reflect the changes.

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If you notice any change in the total amount due for any of your DStv accounts, please contact DStv for more information before paying for the package.


We believe this is a step in the right direction for the DStv community, the subscribers and the satellite TV service.

For the subscribers, this will reduce the number of repeat broadcasts we are used to seeing, especially on television networks airing movies and general entertainment.

The competition between the TV networks will get stronger than ever which will force them to push out more enjoyable TV shows and this will ultimately be to the benefit of the subscribers.

For the Digital Satellite TV service provider (DStv), they stand to make more money because better TV content will make their customers happier. And when customers are happy, it’s easier to get them to pay more.

9 thoughts on “DStv Compact Channels 2021 Update – As DStv deprecates M-Net City, Vuzu, And Woordfees TV”

  1. Can I please get channels that I want….I don’t mind paying….but african magic and weather are just a waste of space for me……eg give me 5 channels I regularly watch and charge me R200… I wouldn’t mind… thanks Ruby Ramatlapeng

  2. Tecia angel sikgobela

    Am nolonger watching supersport 203 on my dstv compact. I’ve been paying compact for 8years but now can’t watch my favourite channel.

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