If you know how to change the default setting on DStv, you will get a lot of
free channels at no extra cost to your subscription. Due to several requests from our users in the comments section, we’ll be sharing the DStv frequencies for several channels including Prophetic channel, Dunamis TV, Dove TV, Celebration TV, and more.
If you are making changes for the first time, we have created two helpful articles that will help you with that. See the articles below for a step-by-step guide on how to set up free channels on DStv:
For these settings to work:
You have to be
using a DStv decoder, whether HD or Explora with MPEG-4 capabilities. Your decoder must be set to the is20 satellite.
Ensure your signal strength and quality are in the 80s and above.
You’ll also need
a working DStv remote to make changes.
If you have everything in place, here are the settings with the frequencies and symbol rates you can use to get free channels on DStv in 2023.
Prophetic Channel Settings on DStv
Frequency 12722 Polarisation Vertical Modulation DVB-S Symbol Rate 26657 FEC 1/2 Satellite Position 68.5 degrees East
Dunamis TV Settings on DStv
Frequency 12682 Polarisation Vertical Modulation DVB-S Symbol Rate 30000 FEC 2/3 Satellite Position 68.5 degrees East Dove TV Settings on DStv
Frequency 12562 Polarisation Horizontal Modulation DVB-S Symbol Rate 30000 FEC 5/6 Satellite Position 68.5 degrees East Christ TV Settings on DStv
Frequency 12522 Polarisation Vertical Modulation DVB-S Symbol Rate 27500 FEC 3/4 Satellite Position 68.5 degrees East BTV Settings on DStv
Frequency 11474 Polarisation Horizontal Modulation DVB-S Symbol Rate 30000 FEC 5/6 Satellite Position 68.5 degrees East Times TV Settings on DStv
Frequency 11888 Polarisation Vertical Modulation DVB-S Symbol Rate 30000 FEC 5/6 Satellite Position 68.5 degrees East
Amazing Discovery Settings on DStv
Frequency 12522 Polarisation Vertical Modulation DVB-S Symbol Rate 27500 FEC 3/4 Satellite Position 68.5 degrees East Celebration TV Settings on DStv
Frequency 12682 Polarisation Vertical Modulation DVB-S Symbol Rate 30000 FEC 2/3 Satellite Position 68.5 degrees East Agape TV Settings on DStv
Frequency 12722 Polarisation Vertical Modulation DVB-S Symbol Rate 26657 FEC 1/2 Satellite Position 68.5 degrees East E TV Africa Settings on DStv
Frequency 11474 Polarisation Horizontal Modulation DVB-S Symbol Rate 30000 FEC 5/6 Satellite Position 68.5 degrees East
Those are the individual setting and frequencies for ten exciting channels you can get for free on DStv. Drop a comment if you need more.
frequencies and symbol rates for sports channels.
I want frequencies for voice of one tv
Voice of One used to be on Intelsat 20 at 12522 Horizontal. But it’s no longer there. It has been moved to another satellite. You’ll need to connect to Astra4A or Belintersat 1.
Greetings Sir! I would to know what might be a problem, solution my other FTA channels don’t show anymore other they just appear with screen of been blank with sounds only I used old model DSD 1131 decoder.
Hi George. There are many reasons for this. It could be the position of the dish or a faulty LNB. But sometimes the frequency of the channel may have changed.
You need to figure out how many channels are having this issue. If there’s a lot of them, then the fault is from the dish, LNB or decoder. And in this case, getting an installer to fix it for you would be the best option.
Is there cartoon channel on free channels?
It depends on your location. So no guarantees. But with FTA, your will get hundreds of channels so you’ll surely find a few channels that air cartoon.
Greetings, Ekemini Robert! am in need of FTA DSTV and don’t know if the star life, Channel O, MNet and Super Sports channels are possible cause just managed to get Gospel channels only. It’s a DVB-S.
Hello, Batho! You could get Star Life. But the rest of the channels listed here are premium channels, not FTA, as such, you cannot get them using FTA frequencies.
Good Day, I am using DSTV HD model 65, will this setting work for me? If not what should I do?
Hi, Anthony. It will work. We have a complete article on the topic. I recommend you read it and follow the steps properly.
Hi, I’ve tried in so many ways but it’s not showing. Please assist me.
Hi, @Tomiwa. See our article on how to set up FTA channels on DStv. This recommendation is based on your location.
Hi there, can you please send updates on SABC channels?
Hi, I would like to add BTV on my SA decoder, how can I go about it? Have tried the options up there but am failing. Am using decoder model 4S.
Hi, this is KP, been trying the celebration tv settings with no luck. Can you please assist?
Hi, KP. That’s what we have on Celebration TV for now. If new setting come up we’ll send out an update.
Hi, Robert. I have tried perimeters for the local channels in Joburg no success please.
Hi, Donald. What kind of decoder are you using?
Hi, Chibenda SABC 1,2,3 and eTV settings, please.
Please I can’t get sound on RTM tv channel help me … maybe also help me with its frequency.
Hi, Chibenda! RTM TV is using the HE audio format. It’s not something we can fix from here. You may need a dedicated FTA system to view it.
Hi, I’m Osca, any FTA apart form Multi TV’s?
Hi, Wan. Please check the frequencies above for FTA channels.
I need assistance with prophetic channel settings, please.
What’s your location, please?
Hi, I just want to commend you for the great job you’re doing and thank you for your patience and taking time to reply every comment sent to you. 🙏
You’re welcome, Tinashe. My pleasure.
I’m using a 6S decoder on e32B. How can I search for free channels?
Hi, Junior. Please click here to see our comprehensive guide on setting up FTA channels on DStv for E32B satellites.
Is it possible to watch all channels on different customized networks? Because when I search channels on a particular network for example network 3, immediately I try to search for network 4 those on 3 disappear.
Hi, Paul! Yes, it is.
From what I’m seeing, it seems those channels take up different channel numbers when you make the additional search with Network 4.
I recommend that instead of making a search for each network, you set up all the parameters for the different networks first (from network 1 to 5 as shown), then use the Scan All option to search for all channels at once.
It also looks like you may be confusing the channels from Network 3 with those from Network 4. Don’t forget that if you change a frequency for any network the FTA channels stored for that particular Network will be replaced.
Can I have Loveword settings?
Hi, Keryn. Here are the parameters for Loveworld:
Use Unit – Yes
Frequency – 12562
Modulation – DVB-S2
Symbol Rate – 30000
FEC – 5/6
Polarization – H
Hi Robert, will this channels continues to play even if stop paying my ds subscription?
Hi, Tumi! You have no problem with FTA channels. They will still play even without a subscription.
I’m in SA using HD decoder yet I can’t access those channels.
Use 10600 LNB on dish.
What is the frequency for itvn tv impact for Christ
Hi, Kas. Impact TV Network (ITVN) is on 12562 (Horizontal). The Symbol Rate is 30000 and FEC is 5/6.
When your dish is set to 36°, which frequency and symbol rate will you use to get free channels?
Hi, Alvin. I need more details. What’s your location and which satellite are you targetting from there?
I’m using old model DSD 1131 and I want frequencies for free channels.
Hi, Celumusa. Use the provided frequencies. All DStv decoders in the same region use the same frequency.
How do I add in my dsd 3u decoder here
We have an article that will show you how to receive FTA channels on DStv.
SABIC 1,2,3,4 Frequency on free to air satellite and BTV, please
Hi, Kaumba. At the moment, we are still working on frequencies for SABC. We’ll publish an update once it is available.
I need prophetic channel settings
Which satellite are you using? If you can’t identify the satellite, let me know your country.
Can u give frequency and symbol rate for starlife and its network
how can l fix all the frequency to normal .l have subscribed and its not working because of this.
Hi, Eugene. You need the default settings. Which country are you from?
Hi, the channels are playing but without sound it’s only a few that are playing.
And sabc and etv are not playing by any chance
Hi, Gift! Check your signal strength.
Prophetic channel is blank, with no sound. Other channels are playing except prophet channel, mercy plus TV.
What’s your location, Jabu?
Dunamis tv settings please
Hi, Abe! Please check the article above for Dunamis TV settings. Thank you.
times tv,sabc and etv frequency are not working
Hi, Dumakude. What’s your location?
Hey, you are a genius Mr.
It’s my first time visiting here but I will surely try these settings and get back to you.
My question is: do these settings work?
Yes, Prince. I checked and it appears you are using the IS20 satellite. We have made an article for that. Please, follow our instructions on how to set up free channels for IS20 satellites. Thank you.
How do I get free channels? I need BTV, Etv and SABC channels.
I want the procedure.
Hi, Jossy. We’re still working on those. We’ll make a broadcast when we have them. Thank you.
Me too, please.
SABC frequencies please.
SABC 1 settings and frequency on DStv:
Symbol Rate: 30000
eTV Setting and frequency:
Symbol Rate: 30000
SABC and eTV channels are blocked do you have settings of SABC and eTV channels?
Yeah, Vuyani, those channels are not completely FTA as we think they are. It’s hard to get them without going through some recognized source. What’s your location?