DStv South Africa Packages, Price, And Channels List 2023

Last Updated on January 9, 2023

Are you a DStv subscriber or looking for reliable satellite TV with a variety of channels, from news to sports? Well, we think DStv suits your preference. Below are the various DStv South Africa packages with prices and channels that you can subscribe to. Don’t let the list overwhelm you. All you have to do is choose the package that best suits your preferences and budget.

DStv South Africa Packages

DStv South Africa is owned by Multichoice Limited, a subsidiary of a South African multinational internet and media group; Naspers. DSTV operates in South Africa and in over 48 African countries.

DStv Subscription Packages in South Africa

DStv South Africa offers a variety of packages you can subscribe to. All you have to do is choose from the six DStv packages. Whenever you are not happy with your choice, downgrade or upgrade your DStv South Africa subscription package.

Many South Africans subscribe to DStv to gain access to some foreign channels such as BBC, Supersport, CNN and many more. For sports fans, they can now watch England Premier Leagues, La Liga, Seria A and Bundesliga matches live on DStv.

DStv South Africa Packages Price and Channels List

DStv currently has six subscription packages for South Africa. Here are the six captivating packages available in DSTV for you:

  • DSTV Premium
  • DSTV Access
  • DSTV Family
  • DSTV Compact
  • DSTV Compact Plus
  • DSTV Easy  View

The initial access charge for DSTV is usually varied across countries. Sometimes depending on your location, this initial charge will cover the cost of the satellite dish, cables, DSTV decoder and other installation charges with a 3 months subscription access.

DSTV Access (R99 a month)

Over 55 TV channels which are mostly local and international TV channels are offered in the DSTV Access bouquet. Local channels in South Africa and International channels like Africa Magic, Aljazeera, SuperSport BLITZ, E Entertainment, etc are also offered on DSTV Access bouquet.

DSTV Family (R249 a month)

As the name implies, DStv Family bouquet was created with the family in mind. Often known to be the most popular DSTV package in South African homes, It gives you access to all DSTV Access channels with other additional channels such as Euro News, CNN, Mnet Series, Cartoon Network for kids, Channel O, Africa Magic, ESPN Classic with over 55 digital TV channels in this package. Note that HD channels are not included in the DSTV Family package. DSTV Family also offers around 20 available Audio services which include: Power FM, Pretoria FM, Jozi FM, Link FM, etc.

DSTV Compact Plus (R509 a month)

DSTV Compact Plus bouquet gives you all DSTV Compact channels with two sports channels as an addition. These sports channels include SuperSport 7 and SuperSport 10. This package offers Sports lovers wider access to different kinds of premium sports against the expensive DSTV Premium bouquet.

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Sports like basketball, golf, tennis, motorsport, Spanish La Liga e.t.c are available for those who subscribed to the DStv Compact bouquet. You would also be able to watch 90% of the English Premier League matches if you are an English football lover.

DSTV Premium (R809 a month)

DSTV Premium package is the full package that gives you access to all available DSTV SD/HD video, and all audio channels. This particular package is the best as channels exclusive to DStv Premium package are Mnet Movies 1 & 2, History Channel, SuperSport 3, Discovery channel, Boomerang, and all HD channels, and much more. You also get a DSTV Mobile+ free package for subscribing for this package as long as you have a DSTV Drifta decoder.

This is the highest priced DSTV package as well as the most complete. The premium bouquet provides full access to 148 channels at R809. The channels fall into several categories, however, the most popular are the documentary, sports, entertainment, news and children categories.

If you’re looking to see the channels available on offer with this premium package, you will find the most popular categories and their exciting channels in the list below.


  • Crime Investigation Network
  • Discovery channel
  • Nat Geo Wild
  • National Geographic Channel
  • The History Channel


  • SuperSport 1
  • SuperSport 2
  • SuperSport 3 (HD/SD)
  • SuperSport 4 (HD/SD)
  • SuperSport 5 (HD/SD)
  • SuperSport 6
  • SuperSport 7
  • SuperSport 8
  • SuperSport 9
  • SuperSport 10
  • SuperSport 11 (HD/SD)
  • SuperSport 12 (HD/SD)
  • SuperSport Blitz


  • Boomerang
  • Cartoon Network
  • CBeebies
  • Disney
  • Disney Junior
  • Disney XD
  • JimJam
  • Mindset
  • Nick JR
  • Nickelodeon
  • Nicktoons


  • Soundcity
  • MTV Base
  • TRACE Mziki
  • Hip TV
  • AFRO Music English
  • Planet Radio TV

News and Commerce

  • Al Jazeera
  • Arise News
  • BBC
  • Bloomberg Television
  • CNBC Africa
  • CNC World
  • CNN International
  • ETV Africa
  • Euro News
  • EuroNews German
  • SABC News
  • Sky News

Entertainment and Movies

  • Africa Magic
  • Africa Magic Epic Movies
  • Africa Magic Urban
  • Africa Magic Family
  • B4U Movies
  • BBC Brit
  • BET International
  • CBS Reality
  • CNBC Africa
  • Comedy Central
  • Discovery Family
  • E! Entertainment Television
  • Ebony Life TV
  • Eva
  • Eva+
  • FOX
  • FOX Life
  • Galaxy TV
  • ITV Choice
  • Lifetime Entertainment
  • Maisha Magic Bongo
  • Maisha Magic East
  • M-Net Action
  • M-Net City
  • M-Net Movies
  • M-Net Movies Action+
  • M-Net Movies Premiere
  • M-Net Movies Smile
  • M-Net Movies Zone
  • M-Net West
  • MTV
  • ROK
  • SONY Entertainment Television
  • SONY Max
  • Studio Universal
  • Telemundo
  • Trybe
  • Turner Classic Movies
  • Universal Channel
  • Vuzu
  • Vuzu
  • Vuzu Amp
  • Zee World

Other categories include the specialist category which comes with 11 channels, religion with 9 channels, audio with 46 channels, local TV with 11 channels as well as lifestyle and culture with 6 channels.

DSTV Compact Plus and Compact Bouquet

These bouquets provide exciting channels for your pleasure all day long. The Compact Plus is the more expensive of the two and it cost R509 per month. On the other hand, the Compact Bouquet cost R385 per monthly subscription. Compact Plus package provides access to 129 channels which have been highlighted below based on their categories:

  • Audio – 46
  • Children – 11
  • Documentary – 5
  • Entertainment and Movies – 41
  • Lifestyle and Culture – 6
  • Local TV – 12
  • Music – 7
  • News and Commerce – 14
  • Religion – 9
  • Specialist – 11
  • Sport – 12

On the other hand, the DSTV Compact provides access to 109 channels which have been highlighted based on their categories

  • Children – 11
  • Documentary – 3
  • Entertainment and Movies – 37
  • Lifestyle and Culture – 6
  • Local Channels -1
  • Music – 7
  • News and Commerce – 12
  • Religion – 9
  • Specialist – 11
  • Sport – 7

DSTV Family

This bouquet offers 87 exciting channels at a rate of R249 per month

  • Children – 7
  • Documentary – 6
  • Entertainment and Movies – 27
  • Lifestyle and Culture – 4
  • Local Channels – 12
  • Music – 6
  • News and Commerce- 13
  • Religion – 9
  • Specialist -11
  • Sport – 6

DSTV Access

The Access bouquet is packed with 66 channels and this plan provides good value at a very affordable cost of R99 per month

  • Audio – 11
  • Children – 4
  • Documentary – 1
  • Entertainment and Movies – 19
  • Lifestyle and Culture – 2
  • Local Channels – 12
  • Music – 5
  • News and Commerce – 12
  • Religion – 9
  • Specialist – 11
  • Sport – 4

DSTV Indian

DSTV Indian is another interesting package which comes at a very pocket-friendly rate of R375 per month

  • Audio – 11
  • Entertainment and Movies – 5
  • News and Commerce – 2
  • Religion – 3
  • Specialist – 2

DSTV EasyView

This is another interesting option which cost R29 per month and comes with 38 channels

  • Audio – 20
  • Children – 3
  • FTA – 13
  • Sports – 2
  • Entertainment and Movies – 3
  • News and Commerce – 7
  • Religion – 5
  • Specialist – 1

How Much Is The New DSTV Explora In South Africa Price?

Buy a DStv Explora and subscribe to DStv Premium or DStv Compact and you won’t have to pay a price increase for 24 months. Below are the available DSTV decoder options, their prices and the different packages they work with.

  • Explora + Dish Kit + 1 Month DStv Premium Subscription + Smart LNB
  • Explora + Dish Kit + 1 Month DStv Compact Plus Subscription + Smart LNB
  • Explora + Dish Kit + 1 Month DStv Compact Subscription + Smart LNB

If you already have the dish or you want to upgrade to the Explora decoder, you can purchase the Explora decoder alone. The second type of decoder is the HD which comes in the following packages:

  • HD + Dish Kit + 1 Month DStv Premium Subscription
  • HD + Dish Kit + 1 Month DStv Compact Plus Subscription
  • HD + Dish Kit + 1 Month DStv Compact Subscription
  • HD + Dish Kit + 3 Months DStv Access Subscription

Free Channels on DSTV

DSTV does not offer any free channels, once your subscription expires, you will not be able to receive any TV signal. Initially, some channels may be available free for a few hours, but with time all DSTV channels will no longer be available until you pay your subscription.

To avoid losing your viewing, visit any DSTV outlet two days before your payment due date to make your payment. Your subscription will be renewed automatically if you pay on time. You can also renew online at QuickTeller using your InterSwitch ATM/Debit card.

DSTV Installation

DSTV Installation is free, once you pay your initial payment, you will not be required to pay for anything in South Africa, although this is not a guarantee.

You may at your own discretion decide to offer some payment to the installation technician (may be for transport). The installation cost is usually lumped into your initial payment. Contact Multichoice to verify.

How to pay for DSTV Subscription

You can pay your DSTV subscription at any outlet of the pay-TV service near you. You can also pay at some designated banks. If you are on internet banking at your bank, you will not need to visit your bank as you can make payment to DSTV from your home or office.

You can also pay online in South Africa at QuickTeller using your InterSwitch ATM/Debit card. To avoid losing your viewing, make your payment two days before your payment due date.

To make your HD PVR decoder more useful, DSTV now offers seven high definitions (HD) channels. Premium subscribers with HD PVR decoders will now be able to watch dedicated HD channels.

HD channels currently available on DSTV include SuperSport HD 1, SuperSport HD 2, SuperSport HD 3, MNET HD, MMET Movies 1 HD, iConcert HD, and Discovery HD Showcase. HD offers crisp and bright pictures as well as crystal clear sound.

To experience the full power of HD, you will require some hardware upgrade in addition to the HD PVR decoder or Explora decoder. This includes an HD ready TV and a surround sound system.

To find information on DSTV specific to any African country, visit the DSTV Africa website at www.dstv.com. There you can select your country to view information specific to your country.  For DSTV Mobile Prices, compatible devices, and Mobile bouquets and cost, visit DSTV Mobile page.

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