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The DStv Access Channels List for 2022

DStv Access channels list 2022 for customers in South Africa

Here is the complete and constantly updated DStv Access channels list, and the current subscription price for the year, 2022. This list is for residents of South Africa only.

The price for the Access package is R120 per month. It remains one of the cheapest packages in SA, next to the Easyview package. There are 156 channels on DStv Access, including audio and radio stations.

PackageDStv Access
PriceR120 per month
Number of Channels156 channels
CountrySouth Africa

We’ve made a comprehensive list of the channels available on this package. You can find them below. This list will give you all the information you need on DStv Access.

DStv Access Channels List

S/NDStv Access ChannelsCodes
2.)M-Net Movies 4108
4.)CBS Reality132
5.)Discovery TLC Entertainment135
6.)TNT Africa137
7.)Africa Magic Epic152
8.)Real Time155
9.)Moja Love 9.9158
10.)Mzansi Wethu163
11.)Mzansi Bioskop164
12.)The Home Channel176
13.)People’s Weather180
14.)Nat Geo Wild182
15.)Spice TV190
16.)SABC 1191
17.)SABC 2192
18.)SABC 3193
20.)Soweto TV251
21.)Bay TV260
22.)1 KZN261
23.)Tshwane TV262
24.)Cape Town TV263
26.)Lesotho TV292
27.)NTA i299
29.)SuperSport PSL202
30.)SuperSport VARIETY 4209
32.)Cartoon Network301
33.)Disney Junior309
35.)PBS Kids313
36.)Da Vinci318
38.)Channel O320
39.)Mzansi Music321
40.)MTV Base322
41.)Sound City327
42.)One Gospel331
45.)Day Star342
46.)TBN Africa343
47.)iTV Networks347
48.)Emmanuel TV390
49.)BBC World News400
50.)SABC News404
51.)Newzroom Afrika405
52.)Al Jazeera406
53.)Russia Today407
54.)Parliamentary Service408
55.)CGTN News409
56.)CNBC Africa410
57.)Business Day TV412
58.)NDTV 24×7413
60.)CCTV 4447
61.)Adult Contemporary751
62.)Today’s Hits752
63.)Hot Traxx753
64.)70’s Hits754
65.)80’s Hits755
66.)Familiar Favourites756
67.)Soft Hits757
68.)Love Songs758
69.)Metro Blends759
71.)Groove Lounge761
72.)House Party762
73.)Power Hits763
75.)Trots Afrikaans765
76.)Campus Rock766
77.)Alternate Rock767
78.)Hard Rock768
79.)Classic Rock769
80.)Golden Oldies770
81.)90’s Hits771
82.)Classic R & B772
83.)Urban Adult Contemporary773
84.)Urban Beat774
86.)Modern Country776
87.)Traditional Country777
89.)African Rhythm779
90.)Italian Contemporary780
91.)Smooth Jazz781
92.)Classic Jazz782
94.)Beautiful Instrumentals784
95.)Contemporary Instrumental785
96.)New Age786
97.)Light Classical787
98.)Arias And Overtures788
99.)Chamber Music789
101.)Metro FM801
102.)Channel Africa802
103.)Good Hope803
106.)Lesedi FM806
108.)Lotus FM808
109.)Motsweding FM809
110.)Munghana Lonene FM810
111.)Phalaphala FM811
112.)Radio 2000812
114.)Thobela FM815
116.)Ukhozi FM817
117.)Umhlobo Wenene FM818
118.)X-K FM819
119.)Groot FM820
120.)LM Radio821
121.)Hot 91.9 FM822
122.)Mix 93.8 FM823
123.)Channel 7825
124.)Radio Islam826
125.)BBC World Service English850
126.)BBC Afrique en Français851
127.)BBC African Languages852
128.)Voice Of America853
129.)World Radio Network854
130.)Trans World Radio855
131.)Talk Radio 702856
132.)Classic FM857
133.)Jacaranda FM858
135.)Chinese Radio International860
136.)Kaya FM861
137.)Channel Islam International865
138.)Radio France Internationale866
139.)Radio Wave867
140.)Radio Energy868
141.)1485AM Radio869
142.)Radio Veritas870
143.)Radio Vlaanderen internationaal871
144.)TransAfrica Radio872
145.)Link FM875
146.)Radio Kosmos876
147.)Jozi FM878
148.)94.7 Highveld Stereo879
149.)94.5 Kfm880
150.)Radio Pulpit882
152.)Capricorn FM884
153.)Cape Talk885
154.)Pretoria FM887
155.)Radio Pretoria887
156.)Ubuntu Radio888

DStv Access Channels Update!

Please note that eExtra (DStv channel 195) is no longer available on DStv Access. But you can continue watching the channel on the Openview decoder. This will also allow you to catch up on intriguing TV shows such as Elif.

DStv Access Channels list in PDF

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What channels are on DStv Access?

From the channels list on Dish Portal, there are 160 channels on this package. With them, you’ll get access to sports, movies, cartoons, documentaries and much more. The next few sections will give you a clearer picture of what you’ll get from each category.

Movie Channels on Access

In the end, nothing beats a suspense-filled thriller. But can you get those on Access? Absolutely!

With the following channels, you can enjoy great movies on DStv. The channels include kykNET Lekker, SET Max, M-Net Movies 4, Telemundo, CBS Reality, Africa Magic Epic, Discovery TLC Entertainment, TNT Africa, Real-Time, Mzansi Wethu, Mzansi Bioskop, Star Plus, SET Asia, B4U Movies, ZeeTV, Sun TV, Star Vijay, and Colors.

Sports Channels on DStv Access

There are 3 sports channels on Access and they are BLITZ, SuperSport Variety 4, and TellyTrack. Nothing has changed when it comes to the number of SuperSport channels on this package.

Currently, SuperSport Variety 4 is the only Supersport channel available on this package.


Access still remains the best when it comes to News and Documentaries. If you’re looking to get movies and sports, you may not get the satisfaction you hope for on this bouquet.

For those of us who want to watch cartoons, there are 7 good TV networks for you to choose from.

Now, this also makes the package a good fit for kids. If your aim is to get the kids entertained, no point going for pricey premium packages, settle with Access and you’ll get good value for your money.

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55 thoughts on “The DStv Access Channels List for 2022”

  1. Can you add more channels of your choice on the R115 package for 2022 and how much will it cost. Maybe channels 161, 197 and 198

    1. Hi, Bennie! You can add three premium movie channels on Access. However, you cannot add channels 161, 197, and 198. You can only add M-Net Movies 1 (104), M-Net Movies 2 (106), and fliekNET (149).

  2. Bongumusa Mtshali

    Hello, my lovely Chief!
    Could you please add me some channels on my dstv access just to enjoy it: 101, 106, 112, 114, 152, 157, 158, 161, 164, 175, 182, 202 and 204?

  3. Hi, it’s really unfair to us people who use the Access package. When coming to sports we have only SuperSport Variety 4 which is similar to Blitz. You can’t give channel 240/249 and think we will watch it or love it. No, we are South Africans. We love soccer but not just any kind. Please, give us our teams here in Mzantsi pls.

    1. Hi, Lefa! To get other sports channels you will need to upgrade. If you are not comfortable with an upgrade, I recommend you complement your DStv Access subscription with other entertainment options like using a football streaming app or getting FTA channels. Visit our blog and you will find articles on these topics. Thank you.

    1. Yeah, Regina. eMovies (channels 138) and eMovies Extra (channel 140) will be removed from the DStv Access package. But there will also be an addition to the package. Kix (channel 114) will be added to Access on 31st March 2022. We’ll update our channels list at the end of the month to reflect these changes. Please do well bookmark the page. You can also follow us on Facebook (@dishportal).

    1. Yes. DStv will add KIX to the Access package. Dreamworks (channel 304) will also be added to Premium, Compact Plus, and Compact. Dreamworks will be open to DStv Family and Access customers for a limited period, from March 18th to April 19th.

    1. Hi, Mashudu! Access fee is optional and it is not the same as the DStv Access package. You only pay the Access fee when you need to connect another decoder to the same subscription using XtraView.

  4. The Access package is full of less enjoyable channels and then there’s a lot of repeated movies. You know and understand that not everyone afford high premium channels. How about you also consider adding channels with good movies on Access without charging a separate fee? Even if you charge, that R99 is high.

    We know that you also want to make profit at the end, but will you add enjoyable movies on Access. Please also play new movies and stop too much repeating same movies every now and then.

    1. Hi, Ismail. Two TV channels cannot air the same content all the time. But don’t just look at the two channels. The most important thing to consider is if the full package is good enough for you.

      1. Lehandie Sibanda

        Good evening. Can you please tell why channel 195 doesn’t show on the Access package anymore? Last night it played but today it’s not there anymore.

      1. As a DStv access customer, you can add Showmax to your bill using MyDStv app. You’ll get a 50% discount.

        Once you’re logged in, look for Add Showmax and click on it. Then follow the prompts to make payment and set up your account.

  5. Hi, I want to change my Dstv Family Package to Access Package. How must I do this and how much does the Access Package cost monthly?

  6. 1. Hi how can I add channel 157 to the access package?

    2. Channel 195 has just disappeared on my family package DStv after I have paid for this month.

  7. Hi why are the channels 137, 155 ,202 , 204/207 (not sure of that 1) not on my access package as from today? Was it removed and if so, why didn’t we have a notice given? Please respond. Thank you.

    1. Hi, Songezo, I’m sorry you can’t add SS PSL (channel 202) using the channels Add-on feature. This is because channel 202 is a sports channel and the feature can only be used on 3 movie channels including 104 and 106.

    1. Hi, Ntuli. 161 and 168 are not available on Access. And you can’t use the Add-on feature for these channels. To get these channels, you’ll have to upgrade to DStv Compact. Compact will cost you R429 per month.

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