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DStv Subscription Packages, Channels and Prices 2021


This post contains current new DStv South Africa packages price list for 2021. DStv is by far the best Satellite cable TV service in South Africa which also cuts across the whole African continent.

DStv South Africa services are controlled by Multichoice and offer one of the cheapest subscriptions in South Africa. HD channels, HD PVR decoders, and DStv mobile TV service are just some few services added for DStv by Multichoice.

DStv packages

Also for sports lovers, the DSTV Compact Plus package added by Multichoice can come in handy. It is a cheaper option for those who love watching sports.

The DSTV Compact Plus package shows 90% Premier league matches, Spanish La Liga, Bundesliga, covers an array of sports, and loads of channels which are available in this DSTV Compact bouquet.

With this current DSTV South Africa packages new price list for 2021, The DSTV Compact Plus package goes for a monthly price of R489 only. There is also the new DSTV Explora which was recently added into the bouquet offered by DSTV.

Important for sports lovers. DSTV did not show the community shield game between Chelsea and Man City. They will not also air FA cup matches because they don’t have the right to do so.

Before I continue with the review of the different DSTV packages in South Africa, you should know that you can now manage your monthly bouquet subscription with the DSTV online Subscription services anywhere in South Africa with the internet or mobile phone.

DSTV also used the opportunity to list the competitions they have rights to in the 2020/2021 season.

DStv Packages and Bouquets Price list for 2021 (New)

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 package costs R99 per month

DStv Access

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.

Channels like SkyNews, CNN and Bloomberg channels are not available as to when writing this post.

DStv Family package costs R249 per month

DStv Family

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.

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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 package cost R489 per month

dstv compact plus

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.

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 package cost R749 per 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.

How much is the new DStv Explora in South Africa price 2021?

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
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Now that we know about the decoder packages, let’s dive into the subscription packages.

DStv Premium

DStv Premium

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.


  1. Crime Investigation Network
  2. Discovery channel
  3. Nat Geo Wild
  4. National Geographic Channel
  5. The History Channel


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


  1. Boomerang
  2. Cartoon Network
  3. CBeebies
  4. Disney
  5. Disney Junior
  6. Disney XD
  7. JimJam
  8. Mindset
  9. Nick JR
  10. Nickelodeon
  11. Nicktoons


  1. Soundcity
  2. MTV Base
  3. TRACE Mziki
  4. Hip TV
  5. TRACE
  6. AFRO Music English
  7. Planet Radio TV

News and Commerce

  1. Al Jazeera
  2. Arise News
  3. BBC
  4. Bloomberg Television
  5. CNBC Africa
  6. CNC World
  7. CNN International
  8. ETV Africa
  9. Euro News
  10. EuroNews German
  11. SABC News
  12. Sky News

Entertainment and Movies

  1. Africa Magic
  2. Africa Magic Epic Movies
  3. Africa Magic Urban
  4. Africa Magic Family
  5. B4U Movies
  6. BBC Brit
  7. BET International
  8. CBS Reality
  9. CNBC Africa
  10. Comedy Central
  11. Discovery Family
  12. E! Entertainment Television
  13. Ebony Life TV
  14. Eva
  15. Eva+
  16. FOX
  17. FOX Life
  18. Galaxy TV
  19. ITV Choice
  20. Lifetime Entertainment
  21. Maisha Magic Bongo
  22. Maisha Magic East
  23. M-Net Action
  24. M-Net City
  25. M-Net Movies
  26. M-Net Movies Action+
  27. M-Net Movies Premiere
  28. M-Net Movies Smile
  29. M-Net Movies Zone
  30. M-Net West
  31. MTV
  32. ROK
  33. SONY Entertainment Television
  34. SONY Max
  35. Studio Universal
  36. Telemundo
  37. Trybe
  38. Turner Classic Movies
  39. Universal Channel
  40. Vuzu
  41. Vuzu
  42. Vuzu Amp
  43. 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 R489 per month.

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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

DStv South Africa Details: Website, Email and Address

Address: 144 Bram Fischer Drive, Randburg, South Africa
Customer Care No: 011 289 3000
Email: [email protected]
Official DSTV Website: www.dstv.com

Call Centres Customer Service Phone Number Of DStv South Africa

  • Johannesburg: (011) 289 2222
  • Pretoria: (012) 422 2222
  • Durban: (031) 710 2222
  • Cape Town: (021) 508 2222
  • Port Elizabeth: (041) 395 2222
  • Bloemfontein: (051) 503 2222

DStv Self Service

With self-service, you can pay for & manage subscription and fix error codes from the comfort of your home.

Dstv Self Service: Eazy.dstv.com.

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  1. Hi, I can’t understand why there is not a list anymore like in the old days where you van view all packages and the channels which is marked with a right and a wrong.

    I need to down grade not because I want to, but because I have to.

    So I need to downgrade from compact + to or access or to family but I need to still be able to record.




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