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Everything you need to know about local HD channels in South Africa, including a channel list featuring HD channels on DStv Compact, installation and activation information and features including how to use the TV guide.

HD channel list

DStv Compact’s HD channels feature local series, reality shows and telenovelas, local and international soccer live in HD and international series and movies.

Watch local HD channels like Mzansi Magic and Channel O, sports channels including SuperSport 3 and 4 and full HD movies on M-Net Movies Action, M-Net Movies All Stars and Studio Universal.

View the full DStv Compact channel list here.


Installation and activation

Installation is included if you sign up for the DStv Compact Price Lock deal. The monthly price also includes your DStv Explora, satellite dish, smart LNB and free delivery.

If you prefer a lower monthly cost, you can sign up for DStv Compact for R365 per month and still enjoy 95 channels and over 100 DMX music channels and radio stations.  You can also buy a DStv Explora decoder or HD PVR online or from selected retailers. Once you’ve got the hardware you need, you can find an accredited installer online with DStv Self Service.

Activation can be done online or via the DStv Now app on your iOS or Android mobile device. You can also contact our customer care centre to assist with any installation or activation queries.


TV Guide and other features

With DStv Compact, it’s easy to find your favourite channels and shows with our 8-day TV guide available on your DStv decoder. You can also view a 14-day TV guide online or on the DStv Now app.

With the DStv Explora, you get access to your favourite series, movies, kids shows and sport highlights on DStv Catch Up. You can also watch full episodes and full movies online on DStv Now or on your smartphone with the DStv Now app.