DStv


DStv
DStv
Type Public
Industry Telecommunication
Founded 1995
Headquarters Ferndale, Randburg, South Africa
Products Direct broadcast satellite
Website www.DStv.com

DStv ("Digital Satellite Television") is MultiChoice's multi-channel digital satellite TV service in Africa, launched in 1995. It operates from two satellites over Africa, broadcasting on Ku band via Eutelsat W7 and Intelsat 7 , which only requires a small satellite dish. Subscribers in South Africa also receive the South African Broadcasting Corporation's three terrestrial channels, SABC 1, 2 and 3 and the privately owned free-to-air terrestrial channel e.tv. These are not available to subscribers elsewhere, for rights reasons, although until August 1, 2008, they could receive the SABC Africa channel, until it was dropped by DStv due to poor performance.

Other countries are also able to receive their terrestrial channels, including Namibia's NBC, Uganda's UBC and Mozambique's TVM. For rights, reasons these terrestrial channels are not available to subscribers outside their respective countries.

In 2005 DStv introduced its own Personal Video Recorder (PVR). On 24 July 2008 they introduced the High Definition Personal Video Recorder (HD PVR) which allows the subscriber to record DStv's content. This functionality is similar to that found on set-top Digital Video Recorder units in other countries, such as Britain's Sky+ PVR. However, neither of these systems allow viewers to download or archive the recorded content. On 22 July 2011 they introduced a service called DStv Box Office, where you can rent a selection of 15 new movie titles from your PVR decoder.

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History

Old DStv logo

Pay-television came to South Africa in 1986, when an analogue, single-channel service, M-Net, was launched by Naspers. For almost seven years, all M-Net's operations were handled by a single company. Then, in 1993, Naspers created a subsidiary company, Multichoice, which was to handle the business arm of M-Net, such as decoder sales, subscriber services and account management.[citation needed]

In 1995, Multichoice announced that it was launching a new digital, satellite service in South Africa and, on October 6, 1995, DStv was officially activated to subscribers. A digital satellite decoder cost between R4,000 and R4,500, while the monthly subscription fee was R175.[citation needed]

The original video channel bouquet consisted of 17 channels: M-Net, Movie Magic, TNT Classic Movies, Sci-Fi Channel, SuperSport, ESPN, Hallmark Channel, SelecTV, Travel Channel, KTV, Cartoon Network, BBC World, CNN International, Sky News, Trinity Broadcasting Network, VH-1 and TV5 Afrique.[citation needed]

Video Channels

DSTV has expanded its offering to nearly 100 video channels and 78 audio channels. In August 2008 Multichoice introduced its first HDTV channel, M-Net HD on channel 170. On 15 December 2009 the second HD channel, a documentary channel, Discovery HD Showcase started on channel 172 and a sport channel, SuperSport HD started broadcasting on 26 December 2009 on channel 171. M-Net Movies 1 HD started on 1 October 2010, the first simulcast HD channel.

Note: This is a list of all channels offered by DSTV but each country has has a different selection of the channels below.

General Entertainment and Movies

EPG Ch. Channel Name Notes Owner/Parent company Broadcast Encryption/Package Format
100 Dish TV Guide Naspers 24 Hours Pay-TV
101 M-Net Naspers 24 Hours Pay-TV 576i (SDTV, 16:9)
720p (HDTV, 16:9)
102 M-Net Africa Naspers 24 Hours Pay-TV 576i (SDTV, 16:9)
720p (HDTV, 16:9)
103 M-Net Movies 1 Originally Movie Magic 1 Naspers 24 Hours Pay-TV 576i (SDTV, 16:9)
720p (HDTV, 16:9)
104 M-Net Movies 2 Originally Movie Magic 2 Naspers 24 Hours Pay-TV 576i (SDTV, 16:9)
720p (HDTV, 16:9)
105 M-Net Stars Naspers 24 Hours Pay-TV 576i (SDTV, 16:9)
720p (HDTV, 16:9)
106 M-Net Action Naspers 24 Hours Pay-TV 576i (SDTV, 16:9)
720p (HDTV, 16:9)
107 Mzansi Magic Naspers 24 Hours Pay-TV 576i (SDTV, 4:3)
720p (HDTV, 16:9)
108 Universal Channel Originally Hallmark Channel NBCUniversal 24 Hours Pay-TV 576i (SDTV, 4:3)
720p (HDTV, 16:9)
109 TCM Turner Broadcasting System 24 Hours Pay-TV 576i (SDTV, 4:3)
720p (HDTV, 16:9)
110 M-Net Series Naspers 24 Hours Pay-TV 576i (SDTV, 16:9)
720p (HDTV, 16:9)
111 KykNET Naspers 24 Hours Pay-TV 576i (SDTV, 4:3)
720p (HDTV, 16:9)
112 Magic World Naspers 24 Hours Pay-TV 576i (SDTV, 4:3)
720p (HDTV, 16:9)
113 Sony Entertainment Television Sony Pictures Television 24 Hours Pay-TV 576i (SDTV, 4:3)
720p (HDTV, 16:9)
114 Africa Magic Naspers 24 Hours Pay-TV 576i (SDTV, 4:3)
720p (HDTV, 16:9)
115 Africa Magic Plus Naspers 24 Hours Pay-TV 576i (SDTV, 4:3)
720p (HDTV, 16:9)
116 BET BET Networks 24 Hours Pay-TV 576i (SDTV, 4:3)
720p (HDTV, 16:9)
117 Africa Magic Hausa Naspers 24 Hours Pay-TV 576i (SDTV, 4:3)
720p (HDTV, 16:9)
118 Africa Magic Yoruba Naspers 24 Hours Pay-TV 576i (SDTV, 4:3)
720p (HDTV, 16:9)
119 Studio Universal NBCUniversal 24 Hours Pay-TV 576i (SDTV, 16:9)
720p (HDTV, 16:9)
120 BBC Entertainment Originally BBC Prime BBC Worldwide 24 Hours Pay-TV 576i (SDTV, 4:3)
720p (HDTV, 16:9)
121 Discovery Channel Discovery Communications, Inc. 24 Hours Pay-TV 576i (SDTV, 4:3)
720p (HDTV, 16:9)
123 Vuzu Naspers 24 Hours Pay-TV 576i (SDTV, 4:3)
720p (HDTV, 16:9)
124 E! Entertainment NBCUniversal 24 Hours Pay-TV 576i (SDTV, 16:9)
720p (HDTV, 16:9)
125 Zone Reality Chellomedia 24 Hours Pay-TV 576i (SDTV, 4:3)
720p (HDTV, 16:9)
126 Sony Max Sony Pictures Television 24 Hours Pay-TV 576i (SDTV, 4:3)
720p (HDTV, 16:9)
127 Africa Magic Swahili Naspers 24 Hours Pay-TV 576i (SDTV, 4:3)
720p (HDTV, 16:9)
129 Lagos TV 24 Hours Free To Air 576i (SDTV, 4:3)
720p (HDTV, 16:9)
130 NTA+ 24 Hours Free To Air 576i (SDTV, 4:3)
720p (HDTV, 16:9)
131 Silverbird 24 Hours Free To Air 576i (SDTV, 4:3)
720p (HDTV, 16:9)
131 SABC 1 SABC 24 Hours Pay-TV 576i (SDTV, 4:3)
720p (HDTV, 16:9)
132 SABC 2 SABC 24 Hours Pay-TV 576i (SDTV, 4:3)
720p (HDTV, 16:9)
132 AIT 24 Hours Free To Air 576i (SDTV, 4:3)
720p (HDTV, 16:9)
133 SABC 3 SABC 24 Hours Pay-TV 576i (SDTV, 4:3)
720p (HDTV, 16:9)
134 e.tv Hosken Consolidated Investments 24 Hours Free To Air 576i (SDTV, 4:3)
720p (HDTV, 16:9)
134 Chann 24 Hours Free To Air 576i (SDTV, 4:3)
720p (HDTV, 16:9)
135 NBC(Namibia) 24 Hours Free To Air 576i (SDTV, 4:3)
720p (HDTV, 16:9)
135 MiTV 24 Hours Free To Air 576i (SDTV, 4:3)
720p (HDTV, 16:9)
136 ZNBC 24 Hours Free To Air 576i (SDTV, 4:3)
720p (HDTV, 16:9)
136 Metro 24 Hours Free To Air 576i (SDTV, 4:3)
720p (HDTV, 16:9)
137 BTV(Botswana) Government of Botswana 24 Hours Free To Air 576i (SDTV, 4:3)
720p (HDTV, 16:9)
137 KBCTV 24 Hours Free To Air 576i (SDTV, 4:3)
720p (HDTV, 16:9)
138 ZBC Tv / ZTV (Zimbabwe) Government of Zimbabwe 24 Hours Free To Air 576i (SDTV, 4:3)
720p (HDTV, 16:9)
138 NTV 24 Hours Free To Air 576i (SDTV, 4:3)
720p (HDTV, 16:9)
139 Swazi TV(Swaziland) The Swaziland Television Authority 24 Hours Free To Air 576i (SDTV, 4:3)
720p (HDTV, 16:9)
139 KTN(Kenya) 24 Hours Free To Air 576i (SDTV, 4:3)
720p (HDTV, 16:9)
140 UBC(Uganda) 24 Hours Free To Air 576i (SDTV, 4:3)
720p (HDTV, 16:9)
142 GTV(Ghana) 24 Hours Free To Air 576i (SDTV, 4:3)
720p (HDTV, 16:9)
144 e.tv Africa Hosken Consolidated Investments 24 Hours Free To Air 576i (SDTV, 4:3)
720p (HDTV, 16:9)
146 Citizen TV 24 Hours Free To Air 576i (SDTV, 4:3)
720p (HDTV, 16:9)
150 Soweto TV Urban Brew Studios 24 Hours Free To Air 576i (SDTV, 4:3)
720p (HDTV, 16:9)
151 Lesotho TV The Lesotho National Broadcasting Service 24 Hours Free To Air 576i (SDTV, 4:3)
720p (HDTV, 16:9)

HD

EPG Ch. Channel Name Notes Owner/Parent company Broadcast Encryption/Package Format
170 M-Net HD Naspers 24 Hours Pay-TV 720p (HDTV, 16:9)
171 SuperSport HD 1 Multichoice 24 Hours Pay-TV 720p (HDTV, 16:9)
172 Discovery HD Showcase Discovery Communications 24 Hours Pay-TV 720p (HDTV, 16:9)
173 iConcerts HD Transmedia 24 Hours Pay-TV 720p (HDTV, 16:9)
174 SuperSport HD 2 Multichoice 24 Hours Pay-TV 720p (HDTV, 16:9)
175 M-Net Movies 1 HD Naspers 24 Hours Pay-TV 720p (HDTV, 16:9)
176 SuperSport HD 3 Multichoice 24 Hours Pay-TV 720p (HDTV, 16:9)

Lifestyle

EPG Ch. Channel Name Notes Owner/Parent company Broadcast Encryption/Package Format
180 BBC Lifestyle Originally BBC Food BBC Worldwide 24 Hours Pay-TV 576i (SDTV, 4:3)
720p (HDTV, 16:9)
181 Travel Channel Travel Channel International Ltd. 24 Hours Pay-TV 576i (SDTV, 4:3)
720p (HDTV, 16:9)
182 The Home Channel The African Business Channel 8am - 12am Pay-TV 576i (SDTV, 4:3)
720p (HDTV, 16:9)
183 Style Network NBCUniversal 24 Hours Pay-TV 576i (SDTV, 4:3)
720p (HDTV, 16:9)
184 Fashion TV Michel Adam Lisowski 24 Hours Pay-TV 576i (SDTV, 4:3)
720p (HDTV, 16:9)
185 Food Network Scripps Networks and Tribune 24 Hours Pay-TV 576i (SDTV, 4:3)
720p (HDTV, 16:9)
186 TLC Discovery Communications 24 Hours Pay-TV 576i (SDTV, 4:3)
720p (HDTV, 16:9)
198 Events 1 Multichoice 24 Hours Pay-TV 576i (SDTV, 4:3)
720p (HDTV, 16:9)
199 Events 2 Multichoice 24 Hours Pay-TV 576i (SDTV, 4:3)
720p (HDTV, 16:9)

Sport

EPG Ch. Channel Name Notes Owner/Parent company Broadcast Encryption/Package Format
200 SuperSport Interactive Service Multichoice 24 Hours Pay-TV 576i (SDTV, 4:3)
720p (HDTV, 16:9)
201 SuperSport 1 Multichoice 24 Hours Pay-TV 576i (SDTV, 4:3)
720p (HDTV, 16:9)
202 SuperSport 2 Multichoice 24 Hours Pay-TV 576i (SDTV, 4:3)
720p (HDTV, 16:9)
203 SuperSport 3 Multichoice 24 Hours Pay-TV 576i (SDTV, 4:3)
720p (HDTV, 16:9)
204 SuperSport 4 Multichoice 24 Hours Pay-TV 576i (SDTV, 4:3)
720p (HDTV, 16:9)
205 SuperSport 5 Multichoice 24 Hours Pay-TV 576i (SDTV, 4:3)
720p (HDTV, 16:9)
206 SuperSport 6 Multichoice 24 Hours Pay-TV 576i (SDTV, 4:3)
720p (HDTV, 16:9)
207 SuperSport 7 Multichoice 24 Hours Pay-TV 576i (SDTV, 4:3)
720p (HDTV, 16:9)
208 SuperSport Maximo Multichoice 24 Hours Pay-TV 576i (SDTV, 4:3)
720p (HDTV, 16:9)
209 SuperSport 9 Multichoice 24 Hours Pay-TV 576i (SDTV, 4:3)
720p (HDTV, 16:9)
210 SuperSport 10 Multichoice 24 Hours Pay-TV 576i (SDTV, 4:3)
720p (HDTV, 16:9)
211 SuperSport Maximo 2 Multichoice 24 Hours Pay-TV 576i (SDTV, 4:3)
720p (HDTV, 16:9)
213 SuperSport 3 Nigeria Multichoice 24 Hours Pay-TV 576i (SDTV, 4:3)
720p (HDTV, 16:9)
217 SuperSport 7 Nigeria Multichoice 24 Hours Pay-TV 576i (SDTV, 4:3)
720p (HDTV, 16:9)
220 SuperSport Select Multichoice 24 Hours Pay-TV 576i (SDTV, 4:3)
720p (HDTV, 16:9)
223 SuperSport 3 Africa Multichoice 24 Hours Pay-TV 576i (SDTV, 4:3)
720p (HDTV, 16:9)
226 CCTV 9 China Central Television 24 Hours Pay-TV 576i (SDTV, 4:3)
720p (HDTV, 16:9)
227 SuperSport 7 Africa Multichoice 24 Hours Pay-TV 576i (SDTV, 4:3)
720p (HDTV, 16:9)
230 ESPN ESPN Inc. 24 Hours Pay-TV 576i (SDTV, 4:3)
720p (HDTV, 16:9)
231 ESPN Classic ESPN Inc. 24 Hours Pay-TV 576i (SDTV, 4:3)
720p (HDTV, 16:9)
232 TellyTrack Phumelela 24 Hours Pay-TV 576i (SDTV, 4:3)
720p (HDTV, 16:9)
240 Eurosport TF1 Group 24 Hours Pay-TV 576i (SDTV, 4:3)
720p (HDTV, 16:9)
247 SuperSport Action Multichoice 24 Hours Pay-TV 576i (SDTV, 4:3)
720p (HDTV, 16:9)

Documentary

EPG Ch. Channel Name Notes Owner/Parent company Broadcast Encryption/Package Format
250 Discovery World Discovery Networks Europe 24 Hours Pay-TV 576i (SDTV, 4:3)
720p (HDTV, 16:9)
251 BBC Knowledge BBC Worldwide 24 Hours Pay-TV 576i (SDTV, 4:3)
720p (HDTV, 16:9)
252 ID: Investigation Discovery Launching 14 October 2011 Discovery Communications 24 Hours Pay-TV 576i (SDTV, 4:3)
720p (HDTV, 16:9)
254 The History Channel A&E Television Networks 24 Hours Pay-TV 576i (SDTV, 4:3)
720p (HDTV, 16:9)
255 Crime & Investigation Network A&E Television Networks 24 Hours Pay-TV 576i (SDTV, 4:3)
720p (HDTV, 16:9)
260 National Geographic Channel National Geographic Channel U.S. 24 Hours Pay-TV 576i (SDTV, 4:3)
720p (HDTV, 16:9)
261 National Geo Wild National Geographic Television & Film
and Fox International Channels
24 Hours Pay-TV 576i (SDTV, 4:3)
720p (HDTV, 16:9)
264 Animal Planet Discovery Communications 24 Hours Pay-TV 576i (SDTV, 4:3)
720p (HDTV, 16:9)
265 Ignition The African Business Channel Friday 12am to Sunday 12am Pay-TV 576i (SDTV, 4:3)
720p (HDTV, 16:9)

Children

EPG Ch. Channel Name Notes Owner/Parent company Broadcast Encryption/Package Format
301 Cartoon Network Turner Broadcasting System Europe 24 Hours Pay-TV 576i (SDTV, 4:3)
720p (HDTV, 16:9)
302 Boomerang Turner Broadcasting System Europe 24 Hours Pay-TV 576i (SDTV, 4:3)
720p (HDTV, 16:9)
303 Disney Channel The Walt Disney Company 24 Hours Pay-TV 576i (SDTV, 4:3)
720p (HDTV, 16:9)
304 Disney XD The Walt Disney Company 24 Hours Pay-TV 576i (SDTV, 4:3)
720p (HDTV, 16:9)
305 Nickelodeon MTV Viacom 24 Hours Pay-TV 576i (SDTV, 4:3)
720p (HDTV, 16:9)
306 BBC CBeebies BBC 24 Hours Pay-TV 576i (SDTV, 4:3)
720p (HDTV, 16:9)
307 Koowee Naspers 24 Hours Pay-TV 576i (SDTV, 4:3)
720p (HDTV, 16:9)
308 KidsCo NBCUniversal 24 Hours Pay-TV 576i (SDTV, 4:3)
720p (HDTV, 16:9)
309 Disney Junior The Walt Disney Company 24 Hours Pay-TV 576i (SDTV, 4:3)
720p (HDTV, 16:9)
319 Mindset Learn Mindset Network 24 Hours Pay-TV 576i (SDTV, 4:3)
720p (HDTV, 16:9)

Music

EPG Ch. Channel Name Notes Owner/Parent company Broadcast Encryption/Package Format
320 Channel O Naspers 24 Hours Pay-TV 576i (SDTV, 4:3)
720p (HDTV, 16:9)
321 MTV Europe MTV Networks Europe 24 Hours Pay-TV 576i (SDTV, 4:3)
720p (HDTV, 16:9)
322 MTV Base MTV Networks International 24 Hours Pay-TV 576i (SDTV, 4:3)
720p (HDTV, 16:9)
323 VH1 MTV Networks Europe 24 Hours Pay-TV 576i (SDTV, 4:3)
720p (HDTV, 16:9)
324 MK Naspers 24 Hours Pay-TV 576i (SDTV, 4:3)
720p (HDTV, 16:9)
325 Trace TV Olivier Laouchez and Claude Grunitzky 24 Hours Pay-TV 576i (SDTV, 4:3)
720p (HDTV, 16:9)
326 AfroMusic 24 Hours Pay-TV 576i (SDTV, 4:3)
720p (HDTV, 16:9)
327 Soundcity 24 Hours Pay-TV 576i (SDTV, 4:3)
720p (HDTV, 16:9)
328 iConcerts Transmedia 24 Hours Pay-TV 576i (SDTV, 4:3)
720p (HDTV, 16:9)
329 C Music TV C Music Entertainment Ltd 24 Hours Pay-TV 576i (SDTV, 4:3)
720p (HDTV, 16:9)
330 B4U Music B4U 24 Hours Pay-TV 576i (SDTV, 4:3)
720p (HDTV, 16:9)
331 One Gospel Urban Brew Studios 24 Hours Pay-TV 576i (SDTV, 4:3)
720p (HDTV, 16:9)

Religion

EPG Ch. Channel Name Notes Owner/Parent company Broadcast Encryption/Package Format
341 TBN Trinity Broadcasting Network 24 Hours Pay-TV 576i (SDTV, 4:3)
720p (HDTV, 16:9)
343 Rhema Rhema Television Pay-TV 576i (SDTV, 4:3)
720p (HDTV, 16:9)
344 Daystar Daystar Television Network 24 Hours Pay-TV 576i (SDTV, 4:3)
720p (HDTV, 16:9)
345 Kingdom Africa Kingdom Africa Network 24 Hours Pay-TV 576i (SDTV, 4:3)
720p (HDTV, 16:9)
346 IQRAA Arab Media Corporation 24 Hours Pay-TV 576i (SDTV, 4:3)
720p (HDTV, 16:9)
347 Islam Channel Mohamed Ali Harrath 24 Hours Pay-TV 576i (SDTV, 4:3)
720p (HDTV, 16:9)
348 EWTN Eternal Word Television Network 24 Hours Pay-TV 576i (SDTV, 4:3)
720p (HDTV, 16:9)
350 Inspiration TV Inspiration Network International 24 Hours Pay-TV 576i (SDTV, 4:3)
720p (HDTV, 16:9)

News and Commerce

EPG Ch. Channel Name Notes Owner/Parent company Broadcast Encryption/Package Format
400 BBC World News BBC News 24 Hours Pay-TV 576i (SDTV, 4:3)
720p (HDTV, 16:9)
401 CNN International Turner Broadcasting System 24 Hours Pay-TV 576i (SDTV, 4:3)
720p (HDTV, 16:9)
402 Sky News International British Sky Broadcasting 24 Hours Pay-TV 576i (SDTV, 4:3)
720p (HDTV, 16:9)
403 E News channel eSat 24 Hours Pay-TV 576i (SDTV, 4:3)
720p (HDTV, 16:9)
404 EuroNews SOCEMIE 24 Hours Pay-TV 576i (SDTV, 4:3)
720p (HDTV, 16:9)
405 Russia Today ANO TV-Novosti 24 Hours Pay-TV 576i (SDTV, 4:3)
720p (HDTV, 16:9)
406 Al Jazeera English Qatar Media Corporation 24 Hours Pay-TV 576i (SDTV, 4:3)
720p (HDTV, 16:9)
407 NDTV 24x7 NDTV Ltd. 24 Hours Pay-TV 576i (SDTV, 4:3)
720p (HDTV, 16:9)
408 Parliament Channel Parliament of the Republic of South Africa 24 Hours Pay-TV 576i (SDTV, 4:3)
720p (HDTV, 16:9)
409 CCTV-9 China Central Television 24 Hours Pay-TV 576i (SDTV, 4:3)
720p (HDTV, 16:9)
410 CNBC Africa Africa Business News 24 Hours Pay-TV 576i (SDTV, 4:3)
720p (HDTV, 16:9)
411 Bloomberg Bloomberg L.P. 24 Hours Pay-TV 576i (SDTV, 4:3)
720p (HDTV, 16:9)
412 Summit TV The African Business Channel 24 Hours Pay-TV 576i (SDTV, 4:3)
720p (HDTV, 16:9)
413 K24 24 Hours Pay-TV 576i (SDTV, 4:3)
720p (HDTV, 16:9)
414 NN24 24 Hours Pay-TV 576i (SDTV, 4:3)
720p (HDTV, 16:9)
415 CNC World CNC 24 Hours Pay-TV 576i (SDTV, 4:3)
720p (HDTV, 16:9)
415 Weather Channel and News24 Interactive Service 24 Hours Pay-TV 576i (SDTV, 4:3)
720p (HDTV, 16:9)

Specialist and Separate Subscription

EPG Ch. Channel Name Notes Owner/Parent company Broadcast Encryption/Package Format
430 Rai Italia 3 RAI 24 Hours Pay-TV 576i (SDTV, 4:3)
720p (HDTV, 16:9)
431 BVN RNW, NPO, VRT 24 Hours Pay-TV 576i (SDTV, 4:3)
720p (HDTV, 16:9)
432 ERT World Originally ERT SAT ERT 24 Hours Pay-TV 576i (SDTV, 4:3)
720p (HDTV, 16:9)
433 NHK World NHK 24 Hours Pay-TV 576i (SDTV, 4:3)
720p (HDTV, 16:9)
440 RTL Television RTL Group 24 Hours Pay-TV 576i (SDTV, 4:3)
720p (HDTV, 16:9)
441 Sat.1 ProSiebenSat.1 Media 24 Hours Pay-TV 576i (SDTV, 4:3)
720p (HDTV, 16:9)
442 Das Erste ARD 24 Hours Pay-TV 576i (SDTV, 4:3)
720p (HDTV, 16:9)
443 ZDF German Federal States 24 Hours Pay-TV 576i (SDTV, 4:3)
720p (HDTV, 16:9)
444 ProSieben ProSiebenSat.1 Media 24 Hours Pay-TV 576i (SDTV, 4:3)
720p (HDTV, 16:9)
445 3sat ZDF, ORF, SRG SSR, ARD 24 Hours Pay-TV 576i (SDTV, 4:3)
720p (HDTV, 16:9)
446 Deutsche Welle ARD 24 Hours Pay-TV 576i (SDTV, 4:3)
720p (HDTV, 16:9)
447 CCTV-4 China Central Television 24 Hours Pay-TV 576i (SDTV, 4:3)
720p (HDTV, 16:9)
449 CCTV-E&F China Central Television 24 Hours Pay-TV 576i (SDTV, 4:3)
720p (HDTV, 16:9)
450 Sony Entertainment Television Asia Sony Pictures Entertainment 24 Hours Pay-TV 576i (SDTV, 4:3)
720p (HDTV, 16:9)
451 B4U Movies B4U 24 Hours Pay-TV 576i (SDTV, 4:3)
720p (HDTV, 16:9)
452 Zee TV Zee Network 24 Hours Pay-TV 576i (SDTV, 4:3)
720p (HDTV, 16:9)
454 Sun TV Sun Network 24 Hours Pay-TV 576i (SDTV, 4:3)
720p (HDTV, 16:9)
456 Saffron TV MultiChoice And Avusa Media 24 Hours Pay-TV 576i (SDTV, 4:3)
720p (HDTV, 16:9)
457 SET Max Sony Pictures Entertainment 24 Hours Pay-TV 576i (SDTV, 4:3)
720p (HDTV, 16:9)
501 RTP Internacional Rádio e Televisão de Portugal 24 Hours Pay-TV 576i (SDTV, 4:3)
720p (HDTV, 16:9)
502 SIC Internacional Impresa 24 Hours Pay-TV 576i (SDTV, 4:3)
720p (HDTV, 16:9)
510 Rede Globo Organizações Globo 24 Hours Pay-TV 576i (SDTV, 4:3)
720p (HDTV, 16:9)
515 TVC HD Multichoice 24 Hours Pay-TV 576i (SDTV, 4:3)
720p (HDTV, 16:9)
562 iConcerts HD Transmedia 24 Hours Pay-TV 576i (SDTV, 4:3)
720p (HDTV, 16:9)
570 TPA 1 Government of Angola 24 Hours Pay-TV 576i (SDTV, 4:3)
720p (HDTV, 16:9)
572 TPA 2 Government of Angola 24 Hours Pay-TV 576i (SDTV, 4:3)
720p (HDTV, 16:9)
572 TV Mozambique Government of Angola 24 Hours Pay-TV 576i (SDTV, 4:3)
720p (HDTV, 16:9)
573 TV Zimbo Medianova 24 Hours Pay-TV 576i (SDTV, 4:3)
720p (HDTV, 16:9)
574 TV Brazil 24 Hours Pay-TV 576i (SDTV, 4:3)
720p (HDTV, 16:9)
581 TV Mundial 24 Hours Pay-TV 576i (SDTV, 4:3)
720p (HDTV, 16:9)
607 TV5 Monde Afrique TV5MONDE, S.A. 24 Hours Pay-TV 576i (SDTV, 4:3)
720p (HDTV, 16:9)
660 France 24 Société de l'audiovisuel extérieur de la France 24 Hours Pay-TV 576i (SDTV, 4:3)
720p (HDTV, 16:9)

Audio Channels

DMX Music

101 – Adult Contemporary
102 – Euro Hits
103 – Hot Traxx
104 – 70’s Hits
105 – 80’s Hits
106 – Familiar Favourites
107 – Soft Hits
108 – Love Songs
109 – Metro Blend
110 – City Scapes
111 – Groove Lounge
112 – Subterranean
113 – Power Hits
114 – Dance
115 – Electro Sphere
116 – Campus Rock
117 – Alternate Rock
118 – Hard Rock
119 – Classic Rock
120 – Golden Oldies
121 – Rock N Roll
122 – Classic R & B
123 – Urban Adult Contemporary
124 – Urban Beat
125 – Reggae
126 – Modern Country
127 – Traditional Country
128 – Gospel
129 – African Rhythm
130 – Italian Contemporary
131 – Smooth Jazz
132 – Jazz
133 – Blues
134 – Beautiful Instrumentals
135 – Contemporary Instrumentals
136 – New Age
137 – Light Classical
138 – Arias And Overtures
139 – Chamber Music
140 – Symphonic

Radio Stations

150 – BBC World Service 1
151 – BBC World Service 2
152 – BBC World Service 3
153 – Voice Of America
154 – World Radio Network
155 – Trans World Radio
156 – Talk Radio 702
157 – Classic FM
158 – Jacaranda 94.2
159 – YFM
160 – Chinese Radio International
161 – Kaya FM
162 – Raitalia Radio
163 – Radio Nederland Wereldomroep
164 – Radio Nederland Wereldomroep 2
165 – Channel Islam International
166 – Radio France Internationale
167 – Radio Wave
168 – Radio Energy
169 – 1485AM Radio
170 – Radio Veritas
171 – Radio Vlaanderen Internationaal
172 – TransAfrica Radio
173 – Jhankaar
174 – KL
175 – Link FM
176 – Radio Kosmos
178 – Jozi FM
179 – 94.7 Highveld Stereo
180 – 94.5 Kfm
181 – Metro FM
185 – Cape Talk

Free To Air Channels

There are several free-to-air channels available on DSTV simply by adding settings onto the decoder (excluding any of the HD Decoder models). More details can be found at the rites blog [1]

NB: Always leave "Network 1 Setup (Home)" unchanged!!

Network No Frequency Symbol Rate Polarization FEC Channels Notes
2 11170 26657 Vertical 5/6 SABC, e.tv, God TV, SABC radio channels Some of these services are encrypted and require a Vivid decoder and smart card.
3 11625 15000 Vertical 3/4
4 11674 26652 Vertical 5/6
5 12522 26657 Horizontal 1/2
6 12562 26652 Horizontal 1/2
7 12682 26657 Horizontal 1/2
8 12722 26657 Vertical 1/2
9 12562 26657 Horizontal 1/2
10 12574 26657 Horizontal 1/2
11 12574 33780 Vertical 3/4
12 12602 27000 Vertical 1/2
13 12684 26652 Horizontal 1/2
14 12648 28060 Horizontal 5/6

Packages

  • DStv Premium
  • DStv Compact
  • DStv EasyView
  • DStv Indian South
  • DStv Indian North
  • DStv Portuguesa
  • DStv Select 1
  • DStv Select 2
  • DStv Mobile
  • DStv Mobile DVBH
  • DStv Lite

Decoders

DStv has range of decoders (set-top box) manufactured by Altech UEC and Pace. The latest decoders allow subscribers to use XtraView. This allows a subscriber to link two decoders under a single subscription at a cost R65, to increase the viewing environments [2](similar to Sky‘s multiroom).

Standard Decoder

The Standard Decoder (DSD 1110 and DSD 1131) is DStv’s entry level single view decoder, manufactured by Altech UEC. It has XtraView capability, where it can be linked to itself or the HD PVR.

HD PVR

A High Definition PVR which was first released in 24 July 2008. It contains a 500GB hard drive, allowing recordings of 150 hours standard definition content and/or 50 hours of high definition content.[3] The HD PVR is XtraView cable being able to link to itself, the standard decoder or the SD PVR.

They are currently two versions available of the HD PVR:

  • HD PVR (4 tuner) was the initial HD decoder, it’s manufactured by Altech UEC and Pace. It allows to view one channel and concurrently record another two channels.
  • HD PVR 2P (2 tuner) was released in May 2010, a cheaper version to the 4 tuner currently only being manufactured by Pace but a Altech UEC version is expected. It allows to view one channel and simultaneously record one channel.

Drifta Decoder

[4] A Drifta is a mobile decoder that receives a DVB-H signal, converts it into Wi-Fi, then relays it to a Wi-Fi enabled viewing device: cellphone, laptop, PC, tablets and most smartphones.

For the product to work it must be within DVB-H coverage. Visit www.dstvmobile.com for more detailed coverage information

At purchase

  • Drifta Device
  • Battery
  • USB cable
  • Power Adapter

Features

  • Broadcast Mobile TV on your PC, Smartphone or Tablet
  • Connects to your device via Wi-Fi or USB
  • Access the Mobile TV Guide
  • Small, light-weight and ultra portable
  • Rechargeable with up to three hours of viewing

Discontinued decoders

These are decoders which DStv no longer produces:

  • SD PVR, DStv’s first personal video recoder which allowed to view two and record one concurrently. It was manufactured by Altech UEC and has XtraView capability with the HD PVR.
  • Dual-View decoder is a decoder which allowed two separate viewing environments. It was manufactured by Altech UEC.

References

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