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Differences Between DStv Compact and Compact Plus Package – Channels List and Prices

A lot of people always wonder if the difference between the DStv packages – Compact and Compact Plus – is just the price and nothing more. Well, the fact that the prices are different should outrightly tell you that the more expensive package which is Compact Plus should offer more entertainment to its subscribers. If you are trying to choose between DStv Compact Plus and Compact packages and want to know more about their differences and channels list, you are in the right company.

Aside from being more expensive than the Compact bouquet, DStv Compact Plus subscribers will also enjoy access to more channels which means more entertainment. However, just like it is with the lower/cheaper packages, the fact that Compact is cheaper than Compact Plus, and has fewer channels does not mean that subscribers will not get enough value for their money.

Compact Vs. Compact Plus – What You Need To Know About Their Differences

Compact Plus is the second most expensive bouquet on DStv in South Africa, and it is quickly followed by the Compact package. Just as their names imply, Compact Plus is an upgraded version of Compact, and subscribers to the package have access to more channels and also pay more.

Sports lovers will absolutely prefer subscribing to the Compact Plus bouquet because it contains more amazing sports channels where you can catch up with football games such as the English Premier League (EPL), Spanish La Liga, Italian Serie A, and most importantly, live UEFA Champions League matches. You can also watch FIFA and Olympic tournaments, and a host of other prominent sports events.

Also, Compact Plus has more movie channels than Compact. For instance the 1magic movie channel. Most South African telenovelas and reality shows like The Real Housewives of Johannesburg (RHOJ) can also be accessed on Compact Plus. All of these contribute to reasons why you should preferably go for Compact Plus.

Notable Differences Between DStv Compact and Compact Plus

Areas of focusCompactCompact Plus
PriceR409R539
Number of  channels125 channels142 channels
Number of movie and entertainment channels40+45+
Sports channels8+10+
Kids channels10+13+

When it comes to news, music, and religious channels, the difference is not so obvious. In some instances, Compact Plus has just one or two channels more.

You may be wondering which of these packages is a better deal. Well, the answer to that question depends on your preference, but if you are not a sports person and if you are cool with the movie channels which Compact does not have, then Compact may be a better deal for you in terms of price.

What You Should Know About DStv Compact Package

DStv Compact is the 3rd most expensive package on DStv after Compact Plus. Subscribers who are not so interested in sports can consider paying for this package instead of Compact Plus which will cost you R539. The DStv Compact package costs R409 and has a validity period of 30 days.

All channels in the category of religion, foreign and specialist, free and audio channels on compact are the same as those on the Compact Plus bouquet.

Movies And Entertainment

Channel NumberChannel Name
100DStv
107M-Net Movies 3
108M-Net Movies 4
112Studio Universal
114KIX
115M-Net City
116Vuzu
117Universal Channel
118Telemundo
120BBC Brit
124E! Entertainment Television
125FOX
127Ginx eSports
129BET
130MTV
131Lifetime
132CBS Reality
133TLNovelas
135Discovery TLC Entertainment
136Discovery Family
137TNT Africa
138eMovies
140eMovies Extra
145kykNET & Kie
152Africa Magic Epic
154AfricaMagic Family
155Real Time
157Moja Love
161Mzansi Magic
163Mzansi Wethu
164Mzansi Bioskop
165Novela Magic
166ZEE World
167Star Life
168ROK
195e.TV Extra
198Annual Nigerian Festivals
507Telemundo
515TV Record

Documentary And Lifestyle Channels

Channel NameChannel Number
VIA147
Discovery ID171
Honey173
BBC Lifestyle174
Food Network175
The Home Channel176
HGTV177
Travel Channel179
People’s Weather180
National Geographic181
Nat Geo Wild182
WildEarth183
Ignition TV189
Spice TV190

Sports Channels

Channel NameChannel Number
BLITZ200
SS PSL202
SS Premier League203
SS LA LIGA204
SS FOOTBALL205
SS VARIETY 3208
SS VARIETY 4209
ESPN218
TellyTrack249

Kids And Teens

Channel NameChannel Number
Cartoon Network301
Boomerang302
Disney306
NickTOONS308
Disney Junior309
JimJam310
eToonz311
PBS Kids313
ZooMoo314
Da Vinci318
Mindset319

Free Channels

Channel NameChannel Number
SABC 1191
SABC 2192
SABC 3193
e.TV194
Soweto TV251
BAY TV260
1 KZN261
Tshwane TV262
Cape Town TV263
GauTV265
Lesotho TV292
NTA i299
Mozambique Internacional701

Music

Channel NameChannel Number
KyKNet Nou146
Channel O320
Mzansi Music321
MTV Base322
TRACE Urban325
TRACE Africa326
Sound City327
One Gospel331
Trace Gospel332

Religious Channels

Channel NameChannel Number
Dumisa340
FAITH341
Day Star342
TBN Africa343
iTV Networks347
Emmanuel TV390

News And Commerce

Channel NameChannel Number
BBC World News400
CNN International401
eNews Channel Africa403
SABC News404
Newzroom Afrika405
Al Jazeera406
Russia Today407
Parliamentary Service408
CGTN News409
CNBC Africa410
Business Day TV412
NDTV 24×7413
Euronews414
africanews417

Foreign And Specialist

Channel NameChannel Number
RAI Italia430
Beste van Nederlands431
RTPi435
TV5 Monde Afrique437
Deutsche Welle446
CCTV 4447

Audio Channels

Channel NameChannel Number
Adult Contemporary751
Today’s Hits752
Hot Traxx753
70’s Hits754
80’s Hits755
Familiar Favourites756
Soft Hits757
Love Songs758
Metro Blends759
Cityscapes760
Groove Lounge761
House Party762
Power Hits763
Dance764
Trots Afrikaans765
Campus Rock766
Alternate Rock767
Hard Rock768
Classic Rock769
Golden Oldies770
90’s Hits771
Classic R & B772
Urban Adult Contemporary773
Urban Beat774
Reggae775
Modern Country776
Traditional Country777
Gospel778
African Rhythm779
Italian780
Smooth Jazz781
Classic Jazz782
Blues783
Beautiful Instrumentals784
Contemporary Instrumental785
New Age786
Light Classical787
Arias And Overtures788
Chamber Music789
Symphonic790
Metro FM801
Channel Africa802
Good Hope803
Ikwekwezi804
5FM805
Lesedi FM806
Ligwalagwala807
Lotus FM808
Motsweding FM809
Munghana Lonene FM810
Phalaphala FM811
Radio 2000812
SAFM814
Thobela FM815
trufm816
Ukhozi FM817
Umhlobo Wenene FM818
X-K FM819
Groot FM820
LM Radio821
Hot 91.9 FM822
Mix 93.8 FM823
Channel 7825
Radio Islam826
BBC World Service English850
BBC Afrique en Français851
BBC African Languages852
Voice Of America853
World Radio Network854
Trans World Radio855
Talk Radio 702856
Classic FM857
Jacaranda FM858
YFM859
Chinese Radio International860
Kaya FM861
Channel Islam International865
Radio France Internationale866
Radio Wave867
Radio Energy868
1485AM Radio869
Radio Veritas870
Radio Vlaanderen internationaal871
TransAfrica Radio872
Link FM875
Radio Kosmos876
Jozi FM878
94.7 Highveld Stereo879
94.5 Kfm880
Radio Pulpit882
NNR883
Capricorn FM884
Cape Talk885
Pretoria FM887
Radio Pretoria887
Ubuntu Radio888
Power FM889

What You Need To Know About Compact Plus

Compact Plus is one of the most expensive DStv packages and it contains 142 channels. Subscribers to this package will pay a monthly subscription fee of R539, which is valid for 30 days. After 30 days, failure to renew your package subscription will result in disconnection which attracts a reconnection fee.

With Compact Plus, you will never have to think of what the next interesting show or movie to watch on DStv will be, as the entertainment is endless. If you cannot afford the DStv Premium bouquet, DStv Compact Plus will be an amazing alternative.

Note that all the channels in the category of religion, foreign and specialist, free and audio channels on Compact are the same as those on the Compact Plus bouquet. However, a few more have been added in different categories to give you your money’s worth.

Movies And Entertainment

Channel NumberChannel Name
100DStv
1031Magic
107M-Net Movies 3
108M-Net Movies 4
122Studio Universal
114KIX
115M-Net City
116Vuzu
117Universal Channel
118Telemundo
120BBC Brit
122Comedy Central
123Timeless Dizi
124E! Entertainment Television
125FOX
127Ginx eSports
129BET
130MTV
131Lifetime
132CBS Reality
133TLNovelas
135Discovery TLC Entertainment
136Discovery Family
137TNT Africa
138eMovies
140eMovies Extra
144kykNET
145kykNET & Kie
152Africa Magic Epic
153AfricaMagic Urban Movies
154AfricaMagic Family
155Real Time
157Moja Love
161Mzansi Magic
163Mzansi Wethu
164Mzansi Bioskop
165Novela Magic
166ZEE World
167Star Life
168ROK
195e.TV Extra
198Annual Nigerian Festivals
507Telemundo
515TV Record

Documentary And Lifestyle Channels

Channel NameChannel Number
VIA147
CBS Justice170
Discovery ID171
Honey173
BBC Lifestyle174
Food Network175
The Home Channel176
HGTV177
Travel Channel179
People’s Weather180
National Geographic181
Nat Geo Wild182
WildEarth183
BBC Earth184
Curiosity Channel185
The History Channel186
Ignition TV189
Spice TV190

Sports Channels

Channel NameChannel Number
BLITZ200
SS PSL202
SS Premier League203
SS LA LIGA204
SS FOOTBALL205
SS VARIETY 1206
SS VARIETY 2207
SS VARIETY 3208
SS VARIETY 4209
SS ACTION210
ESPN218
ESPN 2219
WWE Channel236
TellyTrack249

Kids And Teens

Channel NameChannel Number
Cartoon Network301
Boomerang302
Disney306
Nickelodeon305
Cbeebies306
Nick Jr307
NickTOONS308
Disney Junior309
JimJam310
eToonz311
PBS Kids313
ZooMoo314
Da Vinci318
Mindset319

Music

Channel NameChannel Number
KyKNet Nou146
Channel O320
Mzansi Music321
MTV Base322
MTV Music 24323
TRACE Urban325
TRACE Africa326
Sound City327
One Gospel331
Trace Gospel332

News And Commerce

Channel NameChannel Number
BBC World News400
CNN International401
Sky News402
eNews Channel Africa403
SABC News404
Newzroom Afrika405
Al Jazeera406
Russia Today407
Parliamentary Service408
CGTN News409
CNBC Africa410
Business Day TV412
NDTV 24×7413
Euronews414
africanews417