DSTV Packages in South Africa and other Countries – Channels and Price List UPDATE 2022

DSTV Packages in South Africa and other Countries – Channels and Price List UPDATE 2022

DSTv is a satellite TV service offered by MultiChoice, a pay-TV broadcasting company founded and headquartered in South Africa, in the town of Randburg, Ferndale suburb. The company was founded in 1994, and besides DSTv, MultiChoice runs digital entertainment services such as GOtv, a cheap pay-TV service for the lower income bracket, the VOD streaming service Showmax, and the channels M-Net and SuperSport. MultiChoice claimed to have about 20.1 million subscribers in 2020. The number of subscribers on their platform is reported to have increased to 20.9 million veiwers in June 2021, an increase which is attributed to the Covid-19 lockdown as people turned to screen entertainment to kill their idle time at home. In 2021, DSTv South Africa saw their subscriber base growing by 500,000 viewers, but due to economic hardships, rising unemployment and lay-offs caused by the Covid-19 pandemic, premium DSTv services (DSTv Premium and Compact Plus) lost an estimated 100,000 subscribers as people downgraded, opting for much more affordable services like DSTv Family. About 43% of MultiChoice subscribers are in South Africa, totalling 8.9 million viewers and the rest (11.9 million) are spread across other African countries. MultiChoice serves 50 countries, but the major DSTv markets are South Africa, followed by 19 African countries discussed below.

DSTv has three main domains DSTV.com, DSTVafrica.com and DSTV.co.za which is devoted to South Africa.

We shall look at the DSTv Packages and their Price Lists in 19 African countries:

South Africa DSTv Packages and Prices 2022:

Monthly subscription plans in South African Rands (R)

  1. The Premium Package comes with 157 channels – R829
  2. The Compact Plus Package comes with 143 channels  – R539
  3. The Compact Package comes with 126 channels – R409
  4. The Family Package comes with 90 channels – R295
  5. The Access Package comes with 66 channels – R115
  6. The EasyView Package comes with 36 channels – R29
  7. Indian Package with at least 25 channels – starting at R260
  8. +ADD Movies Package with 3 channels – starting at R99

Your MultiChoice products can be managed via the internet, on a desktop/mobile browser or app (Google Play or Apple Store). Lesotho DSTv packages and pricing are similar to South Africa.

DSTv Decoders

There are eight types of decoders which include the Explora, PVR and Single View ranges, all available with HD viewer options.

 

Which DSTv Packages include Channel 101?

Channel 101 (M-Net) is one of the most popular channels among viewers, featuring exciting movies and entertainment to keep you entertained at selected intervals throughout the day and night in the comfort of your home. It’s only available on DSTv Premium. M-Net 101 is the place to be for dedicated season followers, viewers have access to trending TV series and movies from 1:00 a.m. in the morning to 12:00 midnight. Take a 30 to 60 minute break or switch to other channels while waiting for your favourite M-Net TV show.

What Channels Does DSTv Compact Plus have?

DSTv Compact Plus is a premium program, the second most expensive package after DSTv Premium. It has 143 channels of which M-Net 101 and others are excluded from the list. In comparison, DSTv Premium is a full program with 157 channels, so you have 14+ less channels on Compact Plus. Get Compact Plus if you don’t mind the following being excluded in your package – 7 Sports channels, BBC Earth channel 184 and 14 Movie/Entertainment channels including M-Net 101, M-Net Movies 1 (104), M-Net Movies 2 (106), Discovery Channel 121, ZeeTV and others.

What Channels Does DSTv Family have?

DSTv Family is an affordable program for many people who can’t afford the Premium and Compact packages. Forking out $295 a month isn’t a huge deal for the employed low-income bracket earning at least R7,000 a month. Out of all the eight packages available on DSTv, the Family package has a price in the mid-range. There are only 90 channels. M-Net Channel 101 is excluded from the list.

 

Nigeria DSTv Packages and Prices 2022:

Monthly subscription plans in Nairas (₦)

  1. Premium Plan with at least 160 channels including 38 HD channels –  ₦18,400
  2. Compact Plus Plan with at least 145 channels including 30 HD channels – ₦12,400
  3. Compact Plan with at least 130 channels including 20 HD channels – ₦7,900
  4. Confam Plan with at least 105 channels including 10 HD channels – ₦4,615
  5. Yanga Plan with at least 85 channels including 7 HD channels – ₦2,565
  6. Padi Plan with at least 45 channels including 1 HD channel – ₦1,850

There are six subscription plans to choose from.  The Confam Plan is the name of the family package in Nigeria, available at ₦4,615 per month and offering viewers a minimum of 105+ channels including 10 HD channels. The Yanga Package is a cheaper plan for those who are fine with watching African movies, Premier football league, kids entertainment and music.

Kenya DSTv Packages and Prices 2022:

Monthly subscription plans in Kenyan Shillings (KSh)

  1. Premium Plan with at least 175 channels –  KSh 8,400
  2. Compact Plus Plan with at least 155 channels  – KSh 5,100
  3. Compact Plan with at least 135 channels – KSh 2,800
  4. Family Plan with at least 120 channels – KSh 1,500
  5. Access Plan with at least 95 channels – KSh 1,050

There are 5 subscription plans to choose from.  The Family Package in Kenya is available at KSh 1,500 per month, offering viewers a minimum of 120+ channels. The Access Package is a cheaper plan for those who are fine with watching African movies, Premier football league, kids entertainment and music.

Ghana DSTv Packages and Prices 2022:

Monthly subscription plans in Ghanaian Cedi (GH₵)

  1. Premium Plan with at least 90 channels –  GH₵ 390
  2. Compact Plus Plan with at least 70 channels  – GH₵ 240
  3. Compact Plan with at least 65 channels – GH₵ 160
  4. Family Plan with at least 55 channels – GH₵ 55
  5. Access Plan with at least 40 channels – GH₵ 40

There are 5 main subscription plans to choose from, including 4 Addon Packages which can be purchased and added to your existing plan without upgrading . Addon Packages are cultural channels, focussed on Chinese, Indian and French movies:

  1. Great Wall Africa Plan with at least 7 channels – GH₵ 32
  2. French Touch Plan with at least 5 channels – GH₵ 59
  3. Indian Plan with at least 15 channels – GH₵ 149
  4. French Plus Plan with at least 10 channels – GH₵ 203

The Family Package in Ghana  is available at GH₵ 55 per month, offering viewers a minimum of 55+ channels. The Access Package is a cheaper plan for those who are fine with watching African movies, Premier football league, kids entertainment and music.

 

Angola DSTv Packages and Prices 2022:

Monthly subscription plans in Angolan Kwanza (Kz)

  1. Mega Plan with at least 180 channels –  Kz 22,000
  2. Premium Plan with at least 120 channels  – Kz 18,200
  3. Bue Plan with at least 95 channels – Kz 15,850
  4. Grande Plus Plan with at least 85 channels – Kz 12,050
  5. Grande Plan with at least 70 channels – Kz 7,600
  6. Familia Plan with at least 50 channels – Kz 4,050
  7. Facil Plan with at least 35 channels – Kz 2,950

There are seven main subscription plans to choose from, including 4 Addon Packages which can be purchased and added to your existing plan without upgrading . Addon Packages are cultural programs, focussed on Chinese, Indian and French movies:

  1. Indian Plan with at least 20 channels – Kz 8,000
  2. French Plus Plan with at least 15 channels – Kz 7,250
  3. French Touch Plan with at least 9 channels – Kz 2,450
  4. Great Wall Africa Plan with at least 7 channels – Kz 1,600

The Family Package in Angola (Familia)  is available at Kz 4,050 per month and viewers have access to a minimum of 50+ channels. The Facil Plan is the equivalent of the Access Package. It’s a lower-priced package for those whose interests are limited to African movies, Premier football league, kids entertainment and music.

 

Namibia DSTv Packages and Prices 2022:

Monthly subscription plans in Namibian Dollars (N$)

  1. Premium Plan with at least 125 channels –  N$829
  2. Compact Plus Plan with at least 101 channels  – N$539
  3. Compact Plan with at least 90 channels – N$409
  4. Family Plan with at least 55 channels – N$295
  5. Access Plan with at least 45 channels – N$130

There are 5 main subscription plans to choose from, including 2 Addon Packages which can be purchased and added to your existing plan without upgrading . Addon Packages are cultural programs, focussed on Indian and Portuguese movies:

  1. Indian Plan with at least 20 channels – N$280
  2. Portuguesa Plan with at least 5 channels – N$275

The Family Package in Namibia is available at N$295 per month and viewers have access to a minimum of 55+ channels. At the bottom is the lower-priced Access Plan which is limited to African movies, Premier football league, kids entertainment and music.

Zimbabwe DSTv Packages and Prices 2022:

Monthly subscription plans in US Dollars (US$)

  1. Premium Plan with at least 115 channels –  US$75
  2. Compact Plus Plan with at least 90 channels  – US$45
  3. Compact Plan with at least 85 channels – US$29
  4. Family Plan with at least 55 channels – US$19
  5. Access Plan with at least 40 channels – US$13
  6. Lite Plan with at least 25 channels – US$8

There are six main subscription plans to choose from in Zimbabwe, including 2 Addon Packages which can be purchased and added to your existing plan without upgrading . The Addon Packages are usually cultural programs, but they can be a mixed bag:

  1. Indian Plan with at least 15 channels – US$37
  2. +ADD Movies Plan with at least 3 channels – US$6

The Family Package in Zimbabwe is available at US$19 per month and viewers have access to a minimum of 55+ channels. At the bottom is the lower-priced Lite-Plan, but for those who want something between the Family and Lite Plan, you can opt for the Access Plan which is limited to African movies, Premier football league, kids entertainment and music.

Zambia DSTv Packages and Prices 2022:

Monthly subscription plans in Zambian Kwachas (ZK)

  1. Premium Plan with at least 190 channels –  ZK995
  2. Compact Plus Plan with at least 150 channels  – ZK600
  3. Compact Plan with at least 140 channels – ZK400
  4. Family Plan with at least 100 channels – ZK260
  5. Access Plan with at least 90 channels – ZK145
  6. Great Wall Plan with at least 7 channels – ZK145

There are six main subscription plans to choose from in Zambia, including 5 Addon Packages which can be purchased and added to your existing plan without upgrading . The Addon Packages are cultural programs airing Indian, Chinese, French and Portuguese movies, but they can be a mixed bag:

  1. +ADD Movies Plan with at least 3 channels – ZK130
  2. Indian Movies Plan with at least 90 channels – ZK220
  3. French Plus Plan with at least 15 channels – ZK295
  4. French Touch Plan with at least 9 channels – ZK150
  5. Portuguesa Plan with at least 4 channels – ZK185

The Family Package in Zambia is available at ZK260 per month and viewers have access to a minimum of 100+ channels. At the bottom is the lower-priced Great Wall Plan (a Chinese movie channel), but for those who want something cheaper than the Family Plan and much better than the Lite Package , you can opt for the Access Plan which is limited to African movies, Premier football league, kids entertainment and music.

Uganda DSTv Packages and Prices 2022:

Monthly subscription plans in Ugandan Shillings (USh)

  1. Premium Plan with at least 140 channels –  USh 239,000
  2. Compact Plus Plan with at least 130 channels  – USh 142,000
  3. Compact Plan with at least 125 channels – USh 89,000
  4. Family Plan with at least 95 channels – USh 55,000
  5. Access Plan with at least 75 channels – USh 37,000
  6. Great Wall Plan with at least 30 channels – USh 25,000

There are six main subscription plans to choose from in Uganda, including 5 Addon Packages which can be purchased and added to your existing plan without upgrading . The Addon Packages are cultural channels airing Indian, Chinese, French and Portuguese movies, but they can be a mixed bag:

  1. +ADD Movies Plan with at least 3 channels – USh25,000
  2. Indian Movies Plan with at least 30 channels – USh132,000
  3. French Plus Plan with at least 15 channels – USh136,000
  4. French Touch Plan with at least 9 channels – USh27,500
  5. Indian Addon  Plan with at least 5 channels – USh132,000

The Family Package in Uganda is available at USh55,000 per month and viewers have access to a minimum of 95+ channels. At the bottom is the lower-priced Great Wall Plan (a Chinese movie channel), but for those who want something cheaper than the Family Plan and much better than the Lite Package , you can opt for the Access Plan which is limited to African movies, Premier football league, kids entertainment and music.

Mauritius DSTv Packages and Prices 2022:

Monthly subscription plans in Mauritian Rupees (Rs)

  1. Premium Plan with at least 140 channels –  Rs 2,800
  2. Compact Plus Plan with at least 130 channels  – Rs 1,800
  3. Compact Plan with at least 115 channels – Rs 1,150
  4. Family Plan with at least 90 channels – Rs 730
  5. Access Plan with at least 68 channels – Rs 420
  6. Great Wall Plan with at least 7 channels – Rs 250

There are six main subscription plans to choose from in Mauritius, including 2 Addon Packages which can be purchased and added to your existing plan without upgrading . Only Indian Addon channels are available:

  1. Indian Movies Plan with at least 5 channels – Rs 1,150
  2. Indian Addon  Plan with at least 19 channels – Rs 1,150

The Family Package in Mauritius is available at Rs730 per month and viewers have access to a minimum of 90+ channels. At the bottom is the lower-priced Great Wall Plan (a Chinese movie channel), but for those who want something cheaper than the Family Plan and much better than the Lite Package , you can opt for the Access Plan which is limited to African movies, Premier football league, kids entertainment and music.

Mozambique DSTv Packages and Prices 2022:

Monthly subscription plans in Mozambican Meticals (MT)

  1. Mega Plan with at least 185 channels –  MT 5,900
  2. Premium Plan with at least 135 channels  – MT 5,200
  3. Bue Plan with at least 115 channels – MT 3,950
  4. Grande Plus Plan with at least 90 channels – MT 2,600
  5. Grande Plan with at least 80 channels – MT 1,700
  6. Familia Plan with at least 60 channels – MT 1,050
  7. Facil Plan with at least 40 channels – MT 650
  8. Base Plan with at least 25 channels – MT 400

There are eight main subscription plans to choose from in Mozambique, including 4 Addon Packages which can be purchased and added to your existing plan without upgrading . Addon Packages are cultural programs, airing Chinese, Indian and French movies:

  1. Indian Plan with at least 10 channels – MT 1,150
  2. French Plus Plan with at least 15 channels – MT 1,800
  3. French Touch Plan with at least 9 channels – MT 580
  4. Great Wall Africa Plan with at least 7 channels – MT 380

The Family Package in Mozambique (Familia)  is available at MT 1,050 per month and viewers have access to a minimum of 60+ channels. The Facil Plan is the equivalent of the Access Package. It’s a lower-priced package for those whose interests are limited to African movies, Premier football league, kids entertainment and music.

Malawi DSTv Packages and Prices 2022:

Monthly subscription plans in Malawian Kwachas (MK)

  1. Premium Plan with at least 130 channels –  MK 61,000
  2. Compact Plus Plan with at least 110 channels  – MK 38,800
  3. Compact Plan with at least 90 channels – MK 25,000
  4. Family Plan with at least 70 channels – MK 14,900
  5. Access Plan with at least 50 channels – MK 9,300
  6. Indian Movies Plan with at least 15 channels – MK 29,000
  7. Portuguesa Plan with at least 5 channels – MK 30,000

There are seven main subscription plans to choose from in Malawi, including 2 Addon Packages which can be purchased and added to your existing plan without upgrading . The Addon Packages are cultural programs airing Indian and Portuguese movies:

  1. Indian Addon Plan with at least 9 channels – MK 18,000
  2. Portuguesa Addon Plan with at least 3 channels – MK 18,000

The Family Package in Malawi is available at MK 14,900 per month and viewers have access to a minimum of 70+ channels. At the bottom is the lower-priced Portuguesa Plan (a Portuguese movie channel), but for those who want something cheaper than the Family Plan and much better than the Lite Package , you can opt for the Access Plan which is limited to African movies, Premier football league, kids entertainment and music.

Tanzania DSTv Packages and Prices 2022:

Monthly subscription plans in Tanzanian Shillings (TSh)

  1. Premium Plan with at least 150 channels –  TSh 145,000
  2. Compact Plus Plan with at least 140 channels  – TSh 93,000
  3. Compact Plan with at least 130 channels – TSh 51,000
  4. Family Plan with at least 100 channels – TSh 31,000
  5. Access Plan with at least 80 channels – TSh 21,000
  6. POA Plan with at least 40 channels – TSh 9,900
  7. Portuguesa Plan with at least 7 channels – TSh 127,000

There are seven main subscription plans to choose from in Tanzania, including 5 Addon Packages which can be purchased and added to your existing plan without upgrading . The Addon Packages are cultural programs airing Indian, Chinese, French and Portuguese movies:

  1. Indian Plan with at least 20 channels – TSh 60,000
  2. French Plus Plan with at least 15 channels – TSh 91,000
  3. French Touch Plan with at least 9 channels – TSh 16,000
  4. Great Wall Africa Plan with at least 20 channels – TSh 17,000
  5. +ADD Movies Plan with at least 3 channels – TSh 15,000

The Family Package in Tanzania is available at TSh 31,000 per month and viewers have access to a minimum of 100+ channels. At the bottom is the lower-priced Portuguesa Plan (a Portuguese movie channel), but for those who want something cheaper than the Family Plan and much better than the Lite Package , you can opt for the Access Plan which is limited to African movies, Premier football league, kids entertainment and music.

Ethiopia DSTv Packages and Prices 2022:

Monthly subscription plans in Ethiopian Birrs (Br)

  1. Premium Plan with at least 170 channels –  Br 2,600
  2. Compact Plus Plan with at least 160 channels  – Br 1,300
  3. Compact Plan with at least 130 channels – Br 550
  4. Family Plan with at least 100 channels – Br 380
  5. Access Plan with at least 70 channels – Br 220

There are 5 main subscription plans to choose from in Ethiopia, including 3 Addon Packages which can be purchased and added to your existing plan without upgrading . The Addon Packages are cultural programs airing Indian and French movies:

  1. Indian Plan with at least 10 channels – Br 1,404
  2. French Plus Plan with at least 15 channels – Br 1,134
  3. French Touch Plan with at least 9 channels – Br 252

The Family Package in Ethiopia is available at Br 380 per month and viewers have access to a minimum of 100+ channels. At the bottom is the lower-priced Access Plan which is limited to African movies, Premier football league, kids entertainment and music.

DRC Congo DSTv Packages and Prices 2022:

Monthly subscription plans in US Dollars (US$)

  1. Premium Plan with at least 140 channels –  US$ 105
  2. Compact Plus Plan with at least 130 channels  – US$ 68
  3. Compact Plan with at least 95 channels – US$ 30
  4. Family Plan with at least 85 channels – US$ 26
  5. Access Plan with at least 70 channels – US$ 12

There are 5 main subscription plans to choose from in DRC Congo, including 3 Addon Packages which can be purchased and added to your existing plan without upgrading . The Addon Packages are cultural programs airing Indian and French movies:

  1. Indian Plan with at least 50 channels – US$ 45
  2. French Plus Plan with at least 15 channels – US$ 39
  3. French Touch Plan with at least 9 channels – US$ 7

The Family Package in DRC Congo is available at US$26 per month and viewers have access to a minimum of 85+ channels. At the bottom is the lower-priced Access Plan which is limited to African movies, Premier football league, kids entertainment and music.

Gabon DSTv Packages and Prices 2022:

Monthly subscription plans in US Dollars (US$)

  1. Premium Plan with at least 140 channels –  US$ 82
  2. Compact Plus Plan with at least 130 channels  – US$ 53
  3. Compact Plan with at least 110 channels – US$ 25
  4. Family Plan with at least 90 channels – US$ 19
  5. Access Plan with at least 70 channels – US$ 12

There are 5 main subscription plans to choose from in Gabon, including 3 Addon Packages which can be purchased and added to your existing plan without upgrading . The Addon Packages are cultural programs airing Indian, Chinese, French movies:

  1. Indian Plan with at least 9 channels – US$ 38
  2. French Plus Plan with at least 15 channels – US$ 30
  3. French Touch Plan with at least 9 channels – US$ 7
  4. Great Wall Plan with at least 7 channels – US$ 7

The Family Package in Gabon is available at US$19 per month and viewers have access to a minimum of 90+ channels. At the bottom is the lower-priced Access Plan which is limited to African movies, Premier football league, kids entertainment and music.

Swaziland DSTv Packages and Prices 2022:

Monthly subscription plans in Swaziland Lilangeni (L)

  1. Premium Plan with at least 123 channels –  L 829
  2. Compact Plus Plan with at least 106 channels  – L 539
  3. Compact Plan with at least 92 channels – L 409
  4. Family Plan with at least 57 channels – L 295
  5. Access Plan with at least 45 channels – L 130

There are 5 main subscription plans to choose from in Swaziland, including 2 Addon Packages which can be purchased and added to your existing plan without upgrading . The Addon Packages are cultural programs airing Indian and Portuguese movies:

  1. Indian Add-on Plan with at least 9 channels – L 260
  2. Portuguesa Add-on Plan with at least 4 channels – L 295

The Family Package in Swaziland is available at L295 per month and viewers have access to a minimum of 57+ channels. At the bottom is the lower-priced Access Plan which is limited to African movies, Premier football league, kids entertainment and music.

Botswana DSTv Packages and Prices 2022:

Monthly subscription plans in Botswana Pula (P)

  1. Premium Plan with at least 130 channels –  P680
  2. Compact Plus Plan with at least 110 channels  – P500
  3. Compact Plan with at least 90 channels – P345
  4. Family Plan with at least 70 channels – P220
  5. Access Plan with at least 50 channels – P100

There are 5 main subscription plans to choose from in Botswana, including 2 Addon Packages which can be purchased and added to your existing plan without upgrading . The Addon Packages are cultural programs airing Indian and Portuguese movies:

  1. Indian Add-on Plan with at least 20 channels – P155
  2. ADD Movies Plan with at least 3 channels – P70

The Family Package in Botswana is available at P220 per month and viewers have access to a minimum of 70+ channels. At the bottom is the lower-priced Access Plan which is limited to African movies, Premier football league, kids entertainment and music.