When it comes to straddling the border and serving both ends effectively, Dstv South Africa is a good example. In case you may be wondering how Dstv South Africa is straddling the fence and still serving both sides efficiently, here is how.
Many TV subscribers are a fan to just a few channels which they find very useful to them at present, while on the other hand, many subscribers think more is better. Yes, you’ll agree that more is better, remember, variety, they say, is the spice of life.
So with all these individual differences to cater for, Dstv South Africa meticulously plan out various TV channels to suit the unique needs of every subscriber. With Dstv South Africa, many people are enjoying over 100 channels that cut across entertainment, news, reality shows, live sports, the latest Telenovela, and many other TV channels right in their comfort zone. Dstv is a capable name to reckon upon when TV shows and other entertainment TV series is a necessity.
However, all these goodies come with a price tag. Never be scared, the price tag merely has the liberty from Dstv South Africa to serve yourself the way you would like to be served. By this, you have various subscription packages to choose from. And as it would interest you to know, whichever package that you subscribe to comes with a handful of great channels with amazing shows.
And to make it a lot easier for you to choose your best picks, all the available channels are grouped into various categories called packages. And with this, you can easily select a premium plan that contains your favorite channels
If you want to know more about Dstv South Africa and the various subscription packages, and which one will serve you the most, read on to learn more. Again, make sure that you are not missing out on your favorite programs and channels simply because you couldn’t have access to the updated Dstv South Africa channels list. In case you skeptic about the which channels make up the package you are subscribing to, you can use the Dstv TV guide to find and locate which shows are enlisted in the premium package you wish to subscribe to.
Also, you can use your remote control to scroll through and locate the Dstv guide. Once you find it, you can identify your favorite program, and then set a reminder for it. With this, once the set time for a particular show on a channel comes, you won’t have to go searching for it. Better still in a situation where you must have forgotten that there is a fantastic show to catch up with, in a particular channel, once the reminder has been set, the set channel automatically comes up once the set time has reached.
More so, with the TV guide which is digitally displayed, it receives a frequent update of latest, current, and even upcoming channels. With this, none of your favorite channels and shows can escape your view.
Know More About Each Package
One question which keeps reoccurring from Dstv subscriber is, “how can I check my Dstv subscription package?”
DTSV South Africa has a total of seven (8) subscription packages for you to choose from. These are:
- Compact Plus
- Portuguesa and
As you would expect, different DStv packages have a unique price, and each of these packages is well balanced in such a way that every channel included match every member of your family. With this, every member of the family can have one or more favorite channels to choose from.
With this in mind, it is always advisable that before you make payment for a particular package, you check through to ensure that your favorite channels are included in the plan. This will help you to avoid paying for tons of channels without finding any of them useful for your viewing pleasure.
Check Your Package Channels Yourself
I’m sure you would like to know which channels are included in a package you are subscribing to. To do this, you are required to sign up on the self-service section in the official website of Dstv where you can create your account using only your smartcard number. Once you are through with the registration, you can log in with your registration details to view your package and your account details.
The table below gives a summary of all the packages, their prices and the number of channels include
|Subscription Package||Number of Channels||Cost per Channel||Total Price|
|Dstv Compact Plus||128||R3.97||R509|
Note: Total number of channels doesn’t include Dstv channel (Dstv 100)
Total price doesn’t include the monthly PVR access charge.
- Dstv Premium Package
This subscription package contains a total of 148 channels, and these channels cut across children’s channel, general entertainment and documentary channels. The subscription fee for Dstv premium package every month is R809
- DStv Compact Package
This subscription package contains a total of 109 Dstv compact channels with excellent value for choice and money. It consists of programs for both adults and children. The subscription fee for Dstv compact every month is R385
- DStv Compact Plus Package
Compact plus subscription package contains a total of 128 channels which are carefully selected to meet the subscriber’s choice. The subscription fee for Dstv compact plus every month is R509
- Dstv Family Package
This subscription package has a total of 86 channels which are carefully combined to meet the need of the whole family, children inclusive. With this package, a family can increase their cord of love since they have lots of exciting topics to talk about at their leisure. The subscription fee for Dstv Family package every month is R249.
- Dstv Access Package
This subscription package contains a total of 65 great channels that will serve both adults and children perfectly. The subscription charge for Dstv Access every month is R99.
- DTSV EasyView Package
The EasyView subscription package contains a total of 38 channels, with a monthly subscription charge of R29.
- Dstv Indian Package
The Indian subscription package is comprised of 27 incredible channels, and the monthly subscription fee is R375.
- Dstv Portuguesa Package
This subscription package contains a total of 13 channels, and the monthly subscription charge is R375.
Despite the differences in the number of channels as well as the subscription charges for each of the subscription package listed above, one fantastic feature about all these channels is the fact that they are all made up of great channels with a high-quality picture on your TV screen.
More Flexibility With Dstv TV Channels
Over the years, many subscribers had little or no chance to choose what channels they would like to watch, and when they would like to watch such channels. But, at last, Dstv TV packages came with the breakthrough. With the Dstv packages, subscribers can now choose what shows they want to pay for, and their subscription plan will be streamlined appropriately based on their choice.
However, if you wish to have this awesome experience with which Dstv package will fit best for you, there is a need to compare the available TV channels in each subscription plan. With this, you are sure not to have a personal viewing satisfaction, but your whole family will bask in the delight of having their favorite channels all the way.
To serve you right, let’s take a look at soon comparison between various DStv packages.
Dstv Premium VS DStv Compact Plus
As you already know, the highest subscription packages are DStv premium and Dstv compact plus, with each varying from each other with a total sum of R300. That’s not all between them. While Dstv premium comes with a total of 148 channels, DStv compact plus has a total of 128 great channels
Again, in terms of channel distribution, DStv premium has more of local and international channels while Dstv compact plus is lavished with amazing local programs, TV series and other movies which is suitable for both the young and old in the family.
The following channels listed below are some channels that are present in the DStv premium package but are not in the compact plus package.
1) M-Net (101)
2) 1Magic (103)
3) M-Net Movies Premier (104)
4) M-Net Movies Smile (105)
5) M-Net Movies Action Plus (106)
6) Sundance TV (108)
7) BBC First (119)
8) kykNet Nou (146)
9) M-Net Binge (900)
10) M-Net Plus 1 (901)
11) Discovery Channel (121)
12) BBC Earth (184)
13) 201 – SuperSport 1
14) 202 – SuperSport 2
15) 205 – SuperSport 5
16) 206 – SuperSport 6
17) 211 – SuperSport 11
18) 212 – SuperSport 12
19) 235 – SuperSport Maximo
20) 307 – Nick Jr.
21) 802 – Channel Africa
22) 803 – Good Hope
23) 411 – Bloomberg
To strike the balance, compact plus comes with just one channel which is not present in the Dstv premium package, and the channel is Supersport Play (238).
More so, to further give you a clearer insight into what to expect and what not to look out for, the following channels listed below are not present in both Dstv premium and Dstv Compact plus packages. They are;
1) 450 – Sony Asia
2) 451 – B4U Movies
3) 452 – ZeeTV
4) 453 – Star Plus
5) 454 – SUN
6) 454 – Star Vijay
7) 456 – Colors
8) 505 – SIC International
9) 515 – Record TV
10) 347 – iTV Religion
DStv Compact VS DStv Family
Other packages that would interest you to know more about their differences are the Dstv compact package and the Dstv family package.
In terms of price, the difference between these packages is a total of R135. Furthermore, Dstv compact package contains over 95 channels with lots of live sports, the latest local shows, international series as well as reality TV. On the other hand, Dstv Family package has its peculiarity. It contains over 60 channels with unlimited local and international series, documentaries, movies, and other exciting programs.
Channels that are exclusive to Dstv Compact include this following listed below;
1) 110 – M-Net Movies Action
2) 112 – Studio Universal
3) 114 – Zee Bollywood Movies
4) 115 – M-Net City
5) 120 – BBC Brit
6) 129 – BET
7) 130 – MTV
8) 161 – Mzansi Magic
9) 165 – Ebony Life TV
10) 168 – ROK
11) 171 – Discovery ID
12) 174 – BBC Lifestyle
13) 175 – Food Network
14) 181 – National Geographic
15) 203 – SuperSport 3
16) 204 – SuperSport 4
17) 240 – Ginx eSports TV
18) 303 – Disney
19) 304 – Disney XD
20) 322 – MTV Base
21) 325 – Trace Urban
22) 401 – CNN
Dstv Access Package VS DStv EasyView Package
Worth comparisons are the Dstv Access and EasyView Packages. These packages differ from each other with a token sum of R70. In terms of channels collection, DStv Access has a total of 65 channels, while EasyView is regarded as a start-up channel with 38 great channels.
Other channels that are present in the Dstv Access Package but missing in Dstv EasyView package include;
1) 100 – Dstv
2) 118 – Telemundo
3) 126 – FOX life
4) 132 – CBS Reality
5) 135 – TLC Entertainment
6) 138 – eMovies
7) 139 – M-Net Movies Zone
8) 140 – eMovies Extra
9) 152 – AfricanMagic Epic Movies
10) 159 – eBella
11) 163 – Mzansi Wethu
12) 164 – Mzansi Bioskop
13) 176 – The Home Channel
14) 178 – Fashion One
15) 182 – Nat Geo Wild
16) 210 – SuperSport 10
17) 213 – Supersport 13
18) 239 – TellyTrack
19) 301 – Cartoon Network
20) 309 – Disney Junior
21) 320 – Channel O
22) 327 – SOUNDCITY
23) 340 – Dumisa
24) 400 – BBC World News
25) 407 – Russia today
26) 410 – CNBC Africa
27) 413 – NDTV 24×7
Also, EasyView is unique in its way. It has one exciting channel which is missing in the Dstv Access package, and that is Supersport Play (238).
Useful Tips to Enjoy the Best from Dstv TV Packages
After successfully purchasing your DStv decoder and doing all the necessary registration, and since the anxiety of watching your favorite channels from the comfort of your home is heightened, you may decide to subscribe to the cheapest subscription package. EasyView is the most affordable package you can enjoy with just a token sum of R29 for a monthly subscription. One fantastic feature about this package is the fact that it still comes with thrilling channels and a high-quality video picture and sound quality.
For More Inquiries
You can chat with Dstv customer care agent on Twitter @Dstv. Preferably you can reach Dstv call center representative in various cities of South Africa with the following numbers;
Johannesburg: (011) 289 2222
Pretoria: (012) 422 2222
Durban: (031) 710 2222
Cape Town: (021) 508 2222
To remove error codes on your screen, dial *120*68584#,
Multichoice is a company that determined to create TV subscription packages to fit the budget of everyone. Most importantly is their willingness to meet the entertainment and infotainment needs of every subscriber.
With this article, it is apparent that you will no more have a challenge as to which subscription package to choose from since you have all the prices and channel list at your fingertips.
On a final note, you can serve yourself to the peak of excitement with the Dstv customer support care channels for a swift response to any challenge that may want to hinder you from enjoying your favorite TV programs.