Artwork for DStv Indian Open Week July 2016

All DStv viewers to experience the best Indian content in July!

From Friday 8 July to Friday 22 July, MultiChoice Africa will offer a two week experience of a variety in authentic Indian entertainment from eight channels on the DStv Indian package, at no extra cost.

DStv Premium, Compact, Compact Plus, Family and Access customers will be able to discover the best of Indian content during the open window from DStv Indian. Packed with critically acclaimed Bollywood blockbusters, feel-good family dramas, nail-biting reality shows, a colourful blend of music, food and dance, the DStv Indian package is a one-stop entertainment destination for every member of the family.

The eight channels that make up the DStv Indian package are ZeeTV (452), SET Asia (450), B4U Movies (451), Star Plus (453), Star Vijay (455), SunTV (454), Colors (456) and SET Max Asia (457).

Existing DStv Indian customers that have the Indian package will continue to receive these channels as per normal.

Have a Bollywood feast and enjoy the best of Indian entertainment every day for two weeks.

Visit your nearest MultiChoice office to find out how you can subscribe to DStv Indian or add it to your current DStv package.

Channels on DStv Indian

Channel Names

Channel Numbers

SET Asia

B4U Movies


Star Plus


Star Vijay


SET Max Asia










Programming highlights

SET Asia (450) and SET MAX Asia (457)

SET Asia is a general entertainment channel launched as part of the DStv Indian package in October 2001. The channel is fully subtitled in English accommodating our third and fourth generation of South Africa Indians. Programming includes dramas, reality shows and events catering to the entire family. The channel is home to top rated internationally syndicated shows including Who Wants to be a Millionaire and Indian Idols.

SET MAX Asia is a Bollywood movie channel launched as part of the DStv Indian package in November 2008. Premiere and library movies are fully subtitled with ‘Extra Shots’ (behind the scenes) specials. SET MAX Asia is the number one rated Hindi movie channel in India with exclusive rights to movies produced by Yash Raj Film Studios. The channel broadcasts around eight movies daily.

Kuch Rang Pyar Ke Aise Bhi is a mature love story of a successful business tycoon Dev Dixit and a nutritionist Sonakshi Bose. Dev was only eight years old when he lost his father. His mother Ishwari made a lot of sacrifices for the upbringing of Dev and as a result Dev  has immense devotion and indebtedness towards her. The series is about a realistic take on love relationship between Dev and Sonakshi.

Ek Duje ke vaaste is a story of a young and a beautiful girl, Suman who believes in being independent and has a huge self-respect. There are only two unfinished chapters in her life; one is to repay the loan taken by her mother to earn her respect and the other is to mend her relationship with a long-lost childhood friend – Shravan

Adaalat Season 2 - Courtroom drama series about a defense attorney, K.D. Pathak, a suave, sophisticated, witty and yet unconventional lawyer

The Kapil Sharma Show: India’s most famous standup comedy and talk show hosted by Kapil Sharma.

B4U Movies (451)

B4U Movies brings to viewers the very best of Bollywood films, from the latest blockbusters to classic old-time favourites. The channel provides a diverse range of films for Bollywood fans worldwide as well as an unprecedented access to the magic of Bollywood - with star-studded interviews, exclusive footage, behind-the-scenes action and a look at what went into making the films.

Tanu weds Manu - Friday 8 July at 20:00. Romance is everyone's guilty pleasure, so when the makers of Tanu Weds Manu decided to make a film on love and romance, they decided to make their audience feel the movie deep down to their hearts, and what better way to achieve this than to create a film that is inspired by real situations.

Holiday 2 - A Soldier Is Never Off Duty - Saturday 9 July at 20:00. Virat (Akshay Kumar) is among a battalion of military officers that comes to Mumbai on vacation. Virat is also a secret Defence Intelligence Agent who cannot lie low, much to the irritation of his friend and sub inspector. During a bus ride, an attempt to frisk passengers for a lost wallet leads Virat to something much bigger. Within minutes, the bus is blown into pieces and he helps cops nab the carrier of the bomb, who escapes from the hospital only to be caught by Virat again. Using tact, Virat follows one clue at a time hoping to track down the terrorist on whose orders the sleeper cell terrorists plan to cause mayhem in Mumbai.

Super Naani - Friday 15 July at 20:00. The movie revolves around how an Indian woman, Bharti, who sacrifices her life for her children and husband, and yet they do not value her or her sacrifices, and they all maltreat her. Then tables turn when her grandson, Mann comes to her rescue. He gets her modeling assignments which makes her more successful than any of the family members, including her husband. Even after so much success she misses the love and affection of family members. Mann suggests her to teach everyone in the house a lesson so that they start to value her. The movie has a happy end where she reunites with her family and they learn to respect her and value the efforts she makes for keeping them happy. The moral of the movie is importance of your mother and what all she does for you. Respecting her and valuing her efforts. 

ZeeTV (542)

Offers a range of scintillating shows from nail-biting reality TV, bittersweet Bollywood dramas, adrenaline-fueled action and entertaining kids shows.

Monday to Saturday at 18:30 is Tashan-e-Ishq. All is fair in love and war, they say... but what if there is love and there is war at the same time? Twinkle Taneja is a typically adorable Punjabi kudi and a drama queen! Her love story is set against the vibrant backdrop of upscale, upwardly mobile Punjab where her mother, Leela Taneja and her love interest Yuvraj Luthra's mother, Anita Luthra, have scores to settle both personally and professionally. Yuvraj then reveals that he will not go against his mother and is actually planning to ruin Twinkles life. Twinkle then meets Kunj Sarna who later becomes her knight in shining armour. Yuvarj makes it his life’s mission ruin the marriage between Kunj and Twinkle.

Will Kunj and Twinkle win all the challenges thrown their way?

Monday to Saturday at 20:00, Kumkum Bhagya – follows the life of a Punjabi matriarch Sarla Arora who runs a marriage hall and lives with the hope of seeing her two daughters Pragya and Bulbul who're poles apart, happily married someday.

Pragya, the elder daughter, is practical, hardworking and committed to supporting her family. Bulbul, is the younger daughter who has her head in the clouds is vivacious, smart, stylish and a complete dreamer. The show takes us through the lives of these two sisters, their hopes dreams and aspirations.

Colors (456)

A general entertainment Hindi channel with English subtitles offering great content like The Anupam Kher Show, Krishna Malram, Meri Aashiqui Tum se Hi and many more family favourites.

During the open window DStv customers will be part of the world television premiere of the Bollywood movie Ki & Ka. Starring Kareena Kapoor and Arjun Kapoor, Ki & Ka follows a young, married couple whose relationship challenges the gender roles placed upon women and men in Indian society.

Star Vijay (455) and Star Plus (453)

These showcase Star Network’s premium content with shows like Neengalum Vellalam Oru Kodi – a reality game show which is a Tamil avatar of Who Wants to be a Millionaire. The show, which is in its successful third season, is hosted by the very handsome actor Arvind Swamy. Neengalum Vellalam Oru Kodi is on Monday to Wednesday at 21:00.

Thursday to Sunday at 21:00 is Atcham Thavir – a more than a reality game show with lots of adventure, fun and thrills. Sixteen celebrity contestants are stranded in a remote location, have to undergo daily tasks and weekly eliminations for their survival.