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MultiChoice renamed its DStv Extra package, which is the package between DStv Premium and DStv Compact, to DStv Compact Plus on 22 August 2017.

DStv Compact Plus costs just R489 a month and offers customers a range of great entertainment that fits their lifestyle and their pockets. This includes sport, general and kids’ entertainment. Customers on this package also receive access to BoxOffice, Catch Up, and DStv Now online and on the app for smartphones and tablets.

Compact Plus offers even more entertainment – more laughs on Comedy Central, great British drama like Victoria on ITV Choice, gripping reality like Married at First Sight SA season 2 on Lifetime and great local shows on kykNET. The best football in the world can be seen on the home of La Liga on SuperSport 7, as well as a variety of sport including rugby, tennis and boxing on SuperSport 8 and the kids will have lots of fun watching Cbeebies.

“DStv Compact Plus is a great solution for our Compact customers looking for more entertainment for their family. We strive to continuously enhance our DStv packages to give our customers more entertainment value for their money,” said Mark Rayner, CEO for MultiChoice South Africa.

This change will also eliminate any confusion between the Extra package and the company’s XtraView service which allows customers to connect more than one decoder under one subscription. It also creates a consistent suite of DStv packages across the African continent where the name Compact Plus has been used for some time.

Special for DStv Compact customers

MultiChoice also has a special surprise for its DStv Compact customers. From 1 September, Compact customers will get a chance to try out Compact Plus at no additional cost, until the end of September.

Current active Compact customers will automatically be upgraded to Compact Plus for this time without having to do anything.

DStv Compact customers who decide to remain on Compact Plus after the end of September, will just pay an additional R95 from October until January 2018 (R460 per month). Thereafter, they’ll pay the normal DStv Compact Plus subscription price of R495 a month.

Customers interested in DStv Compact Plus, can compare the different DStv packages on the DStv website.