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The DStv Access Channels List 2023

DStv access channels list

South African residents can find the most recent DStv Access channel list and annual pricing for 2022 here.

R120 per month gets you the Access package, one of the most affordable packages in South Africa. It includes 156 channels, including radio stations.

PackageDStv Access
PriceR120 per month
Number of Channels156 channels
CountrySouth Africa
Year2022/2023
DStv Access + Xtraview PriceR230

The list below gives all the details regarding the channels included in the DStv Access package. It is a complete guide that shows all the DStv Access channels to help you select your desired TV channels.

DStv Access Channels List

DStv Access ChannelsChannel Number
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!

With the DStv Access package, you’ll have plenty of shows to keep you entertained. Here are some of the best TV shows and movies available on Access this month:

  • Tune in to My Worst Nightmare Season 1 on Saturdays at 19:45 on CBS Reality (DStv Channel 132).
  • DStv Access subscribers can watch Tyler Perry’s The Oval Season 4 on Wednesdays at 22:30 on BET (DStv Channel 129).
  • Catch the first season of Moving Houses, Mondays at 8:00 PM on The Home Channel (DStv Channel 176).
  • National Geographic Wild (DStv Channel 182) is airing Season 1 of Pop Goes The Vet With Dr Joya on Mondays at 6:00 pm, for those who care for pets and animals.
  • Season 1 of Bad Hair Day premieres Fridays at 9:00 PM on TLC (DStv Channel 135).

Recommended: Watch the FA Cup on Free-to-air.

DStv Access Channels list in PDF

Would you like a digital copy of this list? Having a PDF version allows you to access your channels at any time – even when offline!

To get the PDF file, click the download button below. Then, at the top of the page, press the download button to save the list.

What channels are on DStv Access?

This DStv package offers 156 channels, providing you with a variety of content such as sports, movies, cartoons, documentaries and more. The following sections will give you a better understanding of the different options available.

Facts about DStv Access

Movie Channels on DStv Access

This package provides numerous movie and entertainment options. Check it out!

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

Are you a fan of soccer, cricket, tennis, basketball, or athletics? This category provides the TV stations where you can watch exciting sports matches. On DStv Access, you can watch sporting events on the channels listed below.

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

Documentary

If you’re interested in topics like fashion, food, or wildlife, then check out these TV stations for quality documentaries.

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

Teenagers

Homes with children and teenagers can provide plenty of fun options to keep them occupied and happy.

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

Music

In the Music category, you’ll find an abundance of videos to choose from. Dance away from boredom with Access.

Channel NameChannel Number
Channel O320
Mzansi Music321
MTV Base322
Sound City327

Religious Channels

This section covers anything related to faith, including TV channels, music, sermons and more – all designed to bring you closer to your creator.

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

News and Commerce

If you’re looking to stay informed of worldwide events and news, this is the place for you. We have information from TV channels in different countries in Asia, Europe, America and beyond!

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

All of us delight in free items. If you are a user of Access, you don’t have to feel left out either. DStv offers some free channels for all Access users and these can be seen listed 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

Showmax on DStv Access

For an extra R99 monthly, DStv Access subscribers can get Showmax, bringing their total subscription cost to R219 – a great deal for more entertainment options.

Joining Showmax to your Access plan will be more cost-effective than getting a premium DStv subscription. The downside of using Showmax along with DStv is that you would require data access to watch movies and shows.

With the use of a smart device like a smartphone, PC, or smart TV you can easily download movies and series on Showmax and watch them in offline mode even after turning off your internet.

Upgrade and Downgrade

If you’re looking to upgrade from Access, you have four great options. DStv Family cost R309; Compact is R429; Compact Plus is R549 and DStv Premium costs R839.

Subscription renewals are hassle-free and can be done at the same monthly rate when your subscription expires.

Accessing downgraded services is possible for just R29 if you switch your package to EasyView.

How do I Upgrade or Downgrade?

To switch to a different package from DStv Access, you can go to a DStv store or do it yourself.

With the MyDStv App, you can upgrade or downgrade your subscription plan directly from your mobile device. Just open the “Account” tab on the app to make the changes.

What is DStv Access?

DStv Access is a Pay TV subscription service offered by Multichoice under the DStv subsidiary. The access plan gives a subscriber access to 156 TV networks for 30 days when they make the stipulated payment of R120.

How much is the DStv Access?

Without any add-ons (like the movies add-on or Showmax), DStv Access will cost you R120 per month.

What is DStv access fee?

Don’t be confused: The cost for a DStv Access plan is different from the DStv access fee. The normal DStv Access plan goes for R120 per month while a DStv access fee is the money you pay to make use of DStv XtraView. The DStv Access is a plan on its own, the access fee can be applied to all DStv packages, including DStv Access.

There is another access fee which applies to PVR decoders only. The fee allows you to record and replay old TV shows on your PVR-capable decoder. A PVR access fee can be paid separately and it can also be combined with the XtraView access fee. Everything depends on the setup and the features you’re trying to access.

Still confused? Drop a comment and we’ll be happy to help you out.

How many channels does DStv Access have?

DStv Access has 156 channels including radio and audio stations.

How do I add channel 161 to my DStv package?

Mzansi Magic (channel 161) is a popular TV channel. But DStv does not permit subscribers to add this channel using the add-on feature. You can only get this channel by upgrading to DStv Compact.

Conclusion

DStv Access is one of the cheapest packages in SA. But that low cost comes with a downside. If you want a package with lots of entertaining channels, then upgrade to a higher option such as Family or Compact.

If you’re searching for news and documentaries, Access is the top choice. However, if you want movies or sports, you may not get the desired level of satisfaction from this service provider.

People who enjoy cartoons have seven TV networks to pick from.

The Access package is ideal for children, providing entertainment without the high cost of premium packages. You will get great value for money with this option.

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