DStv package price and channel comparison – Premium vs Compact vs Compact Plus

MultiChoice recently implemented its annual price adjustment for DStv, raising prices across most of its packages.

Two packages did not have their prices adjusted, however: DStv Premium and DStv EasyView. The monthly fee for all other DStv packages were increased.

The DStv Access Fee to enable video recording features on your PVR-capable decoder also increased from R90 to R95 per month.

In addition to increasing prices, MultiChoice has also made several changes to its channel line-up in the past year.


Prices

The monthly price and number of channels in each DStv package is summarised in the table below. The total channels exclude the DStv channel (DStv 100), and the price excludes the monthly PVR Access Fee.

Package Price Video Channels Cost per Channel
DStv Premium R809 136 R5.95
DStv Compact Plus R519 118 R4.40
DStv Compact R399 105 R3.80
DStv Family R265 78 R3.40
DStv Access R99 59 R1.68
DStv EasyView R29 32 R0.91

DStv Compact and up

The table below shows which channels you get with a DStv Compact subscription. All of these channels are also included with DStv Compact Plus and DStv Premium.

DStv Compact and up – R399 per month
Movies & Entertainment
M-Net Movies Action (110) Fox Life (126) eMovies Extra (140) Mzansi Magic (161)
M-Net Movies All Stars (111) BET (129) EVA (141) Mzansi Wethu (163)
Studio Universal (112) MTV (130) kykNET & Kie (145) Mzansi Bioskop (164)
M-Net City (115) CBS Reality (132) kykNET Nou! (146) ZEE World (166)
Vuzu (116) Discovery TLC Entertainment (135) AfricaMagic Epic (152) Star Life (167)
Universal Channel HD (117) Discovery Family (136) AfricaMagic Family (154) ROK (168)
Telemundo (118) TNT Africa (137) Real Time (155) e.TV Extra (195)
BBC Brit (120) eMovies (138) SABC Encore (156)
Fox HD (125) M-Net Movies Zone (139) Moja Love (157)
Documentaries & Lifestyle
VIA (147) Food Network (175) Travel Channel (179) Ignition (189)
Discovery ID (171) The Home Channel (176) National Geographic Channel (181) Spice TV (190)
BBC Lifestyle (174) Fashion One (178) Nat Geo Wild (182)
Free-to-air
SABC 1 (191) e.tv (194) 1KZN TV (261) GauTV (265)
SABC 2 (192) Soweto TV (251) Tshwane TV (262) Lesotho TV (292)
SABC 3 (193) Bay TV (260) Cape Town TV (263) NTA I (299)
Sports
SuperSport Blitz (200) SuperSport 7 (207) SuperSport 11 (211)
SuperSport 3 (203) SuperSport 9 (209) TeleTrack (239)
SuperSport 4 (204) SuperSport 10 (210) Ginx eSports (240)
Kids & Teen
Cartoon Network (301) Disney XD (304) JimJam (310)
Boomerang (302) NickToons (308) eToonz (311)
Disney (303) Disney Junior (309) Mindset (319)
Music
Channel O (320) MTV Base (322) Trace Africa (326) One Gospel (331)
Mzansi Music (321) Trace Urban (325) Sound City (327)
Religion
Dumisa (340) Day Star (342) iTV (347)
Faith (341) TBN (343) Emmanuel.TV (390)
News & Commerce
BBC World News (400) SABC News (404) Parliamentary Service (408) Business Day TV (412)
CNN International (401) Al Jazeera (406) CGTN News (409) NDTV 24X7 (413)
eNCA (403) Russia Today (407) CNBC Africa (410)
Specialist/Foreign
Rai Italia (430) RTPi (435) Deutsche Welle (446)
Beste van Nederlands (431) TV5 Monde Afrique (437) CCTV-4 (447)

DStv Compact Plus and up

The following additional channels are included in DStv Compact and DStv Premium subscriptions.

DStv Compact Plus and up – R519 per month
Movies & Entertainment
Comedy Central (122) Lifetime (131)
ITV Choice (123) kykNET (144)
E! Entertainment Television (124) AfricaMagic Urban Movies (153)
Documentaries & Lifestyle
Crime Investigation (170)
History (186)
Sports
SuperSport 8 (208)
Kids & Teen
Nickelodeon (305)
CBeebies (306)
Music
MTV Music 24 (323)
News & Commerce
Sky News (402)

DStv Premium

The following additional channels are only available on DStv Premium.

DStv Premium – R809 per month
Movies & Entertainment
M-Net HD (101) M-Net Movies Action+ (106)
1Magic (103) Sundance TV (108)
M-Net Movies Premiere (104) BBC First (119)
M-Net Movies Smile (105) M-Net Plus 1 (901)
Documentaries & Lifestyle
Discovery Channel (121)
BBC Earth (184)
Sports
SuperSport 1 (201) SuperSport 6 (206)
SuperSport 2 (202) SuperSport 12 (212)
SuperSport 5 (205) SuperSport Maximo (235)
Kids & Teen
Nick Jr. (307)
News & Commerce
Bloomberg (411)

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