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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
Year2022
DStv Access + Xtraview PriceR230

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

DStv Access ChannelsCodes
DStv100
M-Net Movies 4108
Telemundo118
CBS Reality132
Discovery TLC Entertainment135
TNT Africa137
Africa Magic Epic152
Real Time155
Moja Love 9.9158
Mzansi Wethu163
Mzansi Bioskop164
The Home Channel176
People’s Weather180
Nat Geo Wild182
Spice TV190
SABC 1191
SABC 2192
SABC 3193
e.TV194
Soweto TV251
Bay TV260
1 KZN261
Tshwane TV262
Cape Town TV263
GauTV265
Lesotho TV292
NTA i299
BLITZ200
SuperSport PSL202
SuperSport VARIETY 4209
TellyTrack249
Cartoon Network301
Disney Junior309
JimJam310
PBS Kids313
Da Vinci318
Mindset319
Channel O320
Mzansi Music321
MTV Base322
Sound City327
One Gospel331
Dumisa340
FAITH341
Day Star342
TBN Africa343
iTV Networks347
Emmanuel TV390
BBC World News400
SABC News404
Newzroom Afrika405
Al Jazeera406
Russia Today407
Parliamentary Service408
CGTN News409
CNBC Africa410
Business Day TV412
NDTV 24×7413
africanews417
CCTV 4447
Adult Contemporary751
Today’s Hits752
Hot Traxx753
70’s Hits754
80’s Hits755
Familiar Favourites756
Soft Hits757
Love Songs758
Metro Blends759
Cityscapes760
Groove Lounge761
House Party762
Power Hits763
Dance764
Trots Afrikaans765
Campus Rock766
Alternate Rock767
Hard Rock768
Classic Rock769
Golden Oldies770
90’s Hits771
Classic R & B772
Urban Adult Contemporary773
Urban Beat774
Reggae775
Modern Country776
Traditional Country777
Gospel778
African Rhythm779
Italian Contemporary780
Smooth Jazz781
Classic Jazz782
Blues783
Beautiful Instrumentals784
Contemporary Instrumental785
New Age786
Light Classical787
Arias And Overtures788
Chamber Music789
Symphonic790
Metro FM801
Channel Africa802
Good Hope803
Ikwekwezi804
5FM805
Lesedi FM806
Ligwalagwala807
Lotus FM808
Motsweding FM809
Munghana Lonene FM810
Phalaphala FM811
Radio 2000812
SAFM814
Thobela FM815
trufm816
Ukhozi FM817
Umhlobo Wenene FM818
X-K FM819
Groot FM820
LM Radio821
Hot 91.9 FM822
Mix 93.8 FM823
Channel 7825
Radio Islam826
BBC World Service English850
BBC Afrique en Français851
BBC African Languages852
Voice Of America853
World Radio Network854
Trans World Radio855
Talk Radio 702856
Classic FM857
Jacaranda FM858
YFM859
Chinese Radio International860
Kaya FM861
Channel Islam International865
Radio France Internationale866
Radio Wave867
Radio Energy868
1485AM Radio869
Radio Veritas870
Radio Vlaanderen internationaal871
TransAfrica Radio872
Link FM875
Radio Kosmos876
Jozi FM878
94.7 Highveld Stereo879
94.5 Kfm880
Radio Pulpit882
NNR883
Capricorn FM884
Cape Talk885
Pretoria FM887
Radio Pretoria887
Ubuntu Radio888

DStv Access Channels Update!

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With the DStv Access subscription, you’ll have a lot to annihilate boredom this November. Here are the top TV shows and movies you’ll find on Access this month:

  • My Worst Nightmare Season 1. This show begins Saturday, 19 November at 19:45 on CBS Reality (DStv Channel 132).
  • Tyler Perry’s The Oval Season 4 is showing on DStv Access from Wednesday, 23 November at 22:30 on BET (DStv Channel 129).
  • Moving Houses Season 1 starts on Monday, 28 November at 20:00 on The Home Channel (DStv Channel 176).
  • And for caretakers of pets and animals, Pop Goes The Vet With Dr. Joya Season 1 commences on Monday, 26 November at 18:00 on National Geographic Wild (DStv Channel 182).
  • Bad Hair Day Season 1 starts on Friday, 11 November at 21:00 on TLC (DStv Channel 135).

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

Want a PDF version of the list above? Having a PDF version of the list will allow you to view your channels list offline for as long as you want, anytime you want.

Click the download button below to load the PDF file. Once the file loads, select the download button at the top of the screen to download the list.

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 DStv Access

In this category, you’ll find everything this package has to offer when it comes to movies and entertainment. Have a look.

Channel NameChannel Number
M-Net Movies 4108
Studio Universal112
KIX114
Telemundo118
CBS Reality132
Discovery TLC Entertainment135
TNT Africa137
eMovies138
eMovies Extra140
Africa Magic Epic152
Real Time155
Moja Love 9.9158
Mzansi Wethu163
Mzansi Bioskop164
e.TV Extra195

Sports Channels on DStv Access

Do you love soccer, cricket, tennis, basketball, or even athletics? In this category, you will find the TV stations you need to enjoy lots of exciting sporting events. This is where you find out if Access is good enough for you when it comes to sports.

Channel NameChannel Number
SuperSport BLITZ200
SuperSport Premier Soccer League (PSL)202
SuperSport VARIETY 4209
TellyTrack249

Documentary

Documentaries are for shows like fashion, weather, food, wildlife, and lots of others. If your interest lies in anything related to the topics mentioned, then what you want to look at are the stations below.

Channel NameChannel Number
The Home Channel176
People’s Weather180
Nat Geo Wild182
Spice TV190

Teenagers

For homes with kids and teenagers, here’s where all the fun lives. There are lots of options to entertain and keep the children from pouting at home.

Channel NameChannel Number
Cartoon Network301
Disney Junior309
JimJam310
eToonz311
PBS Kids313
Da Vinci318
Mindset319

Music

Music is also available on Access and you will find all you need when it comes to music in this category.

Channel NameChannel Number
Channel O320
Mzansi Music321
MTV Base322
Sound City327

Religious Channels

Everything in this category falls under faith, religion, church, and worship. This is where you’ll find TV channels to build your faith and get you closer to your maker. Everything from music to sermons to faith-based movies.

Channel NameChannel Number
One Gospel331
Dumisa340
FAITH341
Day Star342
TBN Africa343
iTV Networks347
Emmanuel TV390

News and Commerce

For those looking to stay updated on important news and events as they happen in different corners of the globe, here is your domain. From Asia to Europe to America and beyond, there are enough news channels here to meet your need for information and knowledge.

Channel NameChannel Number
BBC World News400
SABC News404
Newzroom Afrika405
Al Jazeera406
Russia Today407
Parliamentary Service408
CGTN News409
CNBC Africa410
Business Day TV412
NDTV 24×7413
africanews417
CCTV 4447

Free TV Channels

I know we all like free things. With Access, you are not left out. DStv includes some channels for free to all users on this package. You can find them below.

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

That’s all you’ll get on this package. If you want a single streamlined and updated list, check out the DStv Access channels list.

Showmax on DStv Access

Just like other DStv packages, Showmax is available to DStv Access subscribers at the cost of R99. Adding Showmax (R99) to DStv access (R120) will bring your total subscription cost to R219. This is a great option for those who want more entertainment options on their Access package.

Adding Showmax to your Access account will save you more money than going for a premium DStv subscription. The caveat with using Showmax to complement DStv is that you will need data to watch movies and enjoy shows.

But with a smart device, such as a smartphone, PC, or smart TV, you can download your favourite movies and watch them anytime you want. The good thing about Showmax downloads is that once you’ve downloaded a movie or series, you can turn off your internet and watch it offline.

Upgrade and Downgrade

Access is a bit low in the pecking order and as such, you have four good options above it that you can upgrade to. You can upgrade to DStv Family at R309; Compact at R429; Compact Plus at R549; and you can also upgrade to DStv Premium at R839.

Renewals are easy and can be done at the same monthly cost once your subscription expires.

For downgrades, you can always downgrade your Access package to EasyView at R29 only.

How do I Upgrade or Downgrade?

To downgrade or upgrade from DStv Access to another package, visit any DStv store near you. But you can also do it on your own.

With My DStv App, you can perform upgrades and downgrades from your dashboard using a smartphone. Simply visit the “Account” tab on MyDStv app and follow the labels to change your package.

Conclusion

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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57 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. 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. 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.

    1. Hi, Rafael. To downgrade, simply make the R120 payment for DStv Access. I recommend doing this with MyDStv app so the process can be as easy as possible. If you don’t have the app, you can use other payment methods.

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