Open Window for Compact

MultiChoice is spreading some warmth this chilly season to its DStv Compact and DStv Access customers.

From 29 May to 23 June 2017, DStv Compact customers will be able to enjoy the laughs on Comedy Central, the insights on HISTORY and Discovery Channel.  

DStv Access customers will also be able to enjoy the DStv Family package from 10 May to 24 May 2017.

“These open windows give our customers a taste of some of the great channels available on other packages. It’s our way of saying thank you for your support – and highlighting some of the great content available on DStv,” said Aletta Alberts, General Manager for Content for MultiChoice.

Some of the highlights for DStv Compact customers

DStv Compact customers are in for a treat as Comedy Central (122) will be showing Jerry Seinfeld and his motley crew of unhinged friends in Seinfeld, the hit 1990s TV sitcom which is currently running on the channel every weekday along other fan favourites like the second season of Broad City which airs Tuesday 7 June. 

Jeff Ross Presents Roast Battle premiers on Monday 5 June inspired by the competitiveness of the stand-up circuit, Jeff Ross is back to preside over a series of one-on-one battles in an effort to determine a new roast champion.

HISTORY (186) will showcase 101 People Who Changed the 20th Century on Sunday 4 June, a factual documentary about the people who drove the changes in every aspect of life that made the 20th Century and set-up the 21st?

A decade and a half since the close of the century we can take a considered look at the people most responsible for the events that changed their world and made ours. In this series we count down - from a hundred-and-one to number one - the names of those who, in the judgement of experts, including those who contribute to the series, most influentially shaped the century and our world.

Forged in Fire, premiering on Monday 5 June, sees the best bladed weapon-makers, building everything from Viking battle-axes to Samurai swords, and even Indian claw daggers. There will be new weapons and contestants every week, and stunning tests of their creations.

The Greeks will premiere on Wednesday 14 June. In this series, historians and archaeologists, actors and athletes, scientists and artists launch a groundbreaking exploration into the ancient Greeks’ journey — not just to better understand their past, but to discover how their legacy illuminates our present, and will shape our future.

Discovery Channel (121) which offers viewers the finest entertainment in the areas of history, nature, science and technology and human adventure will air Hunted UK which follows a group of brave individuals as they attempt to go off grid and avoid detection in this 24-hour surveillance society. Airing Monday 5 June.

Cooper's Treasure, airing on Tuesday 6 June, is a real-life treasure hunt series which sees adventurer Darrell Miklos embark on a personal quest to fulfil his friend, astronaut Gordon Cooper’s, legacy of uncovering the hidden wealth he documented from space.

On Tuesday 13 June, viewers can watch Naked and Afraid where two complete strangers are tasked with surviving in one of the world’s most extreme weather environments with no food, no water and no clothes.

Some of the highlights for DStv Access customers:

DStv Access customers can tune in from Wednesday 10 May to see the great entertainment on channels such as Universal Channel (117), Sony Channel (127), Travel Channel (179), Discovery Family (136), Ignition (189), Boomerang (302) and Nicktoons (308) for the kids and TRACE Africa (326) for music fans.

Some of the great shows on offer on these channels include:

Quarx Monday 15 May at 16:00 on Discovery Family.

What happens if someone is made as heavy as a neutron star, or if a tornado is used to make ice cream? The answers to these fascinating questions and more are explored in this bright kids’ series.

In a completely original spin on science education, this is physics as it’s never been done before – a prank show that will captivate the YouTube generation and communicate the principles of physics in a fresh and fun way. Each “prank” is be played for comedy with seamless CGI bringing to life the craziest thought experiments in a lively way that kids will not only enjoy, but will want to share with the most important people in their lives – their friends.

Bosch on Sunday 21 May at 20:00 on Universal Channel, 

Titus Welliver returns as tough Los Angeles detective Harry Bosch as season three of the hit drama series explodes onto Universal Channel. Adapted from Michael Connelly’s acclaimed novels The Black Echo and A Darkness More Than Night, the intense new series sees the jazz-loving cop struggling to find integrity within a justice system seemingly riddled with loopholes and corruption as he investigates the murder of a homeless war veteran and the suicide of a suspected serial killer, as well as being caught up in the high-profile murder trial of a Hollywood director. Lance Reddick, Jamie Hector and Amy Aquino also star.


The New Woody WoodPecker Show on Monday 15 May at 18:30 on Boomerang.

The New Woody Woodpecker Show follows the escapades of Woody Woodpecker and other Walter Lantz characters including Andy Panda, Chilly Willy, and Inspector Willoughby. In this modern update, Woody Woodpecker lives in a treehouse overlooking an apartment building in the city. As a lazy moocher, he is often looking for ways to get by without lifting a finger. This does not endear him to his rivals, but Woody doesn’t take their resistance lightly.

The channels will automatically be made available to qualifying customers on the dates stipulated. If you do not see the channels, ensure you’re on All Channels and reboot your decoder.

Schedules for these channels are available on and will also be available on your TV Guide on your decoder from the start of the open window for your package – 10 May for DStv Access and 29 May for DStv Compact.

While this treat is limited to DStv Compact and DStv Access customers, MultiChoice is planning further open windows and special treats for all its DStv customers throughout the year.