How Many Channels Are On DSTV Premium 2019
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- 1986 – Pay-television came to South Africa when an analogue, single-channel service, M-Net, was launched by Naspers. For almost seven years, all M-Net’s operations were handled by a single company.
- 1993 – Naspers created a subsidiary company, Multichoice, which was to handle the business arm of M-Net, such as decoder sales, subscriber services and account management.
- 1995 – Multichoice announced that it was launching a new digital, satellite service in South Africa and, on 6 October 1995, DStv was officially activated to subscribers. The original selection of channels besides M-Net and SABC included MGM, Turner Classic Movies, TNT, Sci-Fi Universal, SuperSport, ESPN, SelecTV, Travel Channel, KTV, Cartoon Network, BBC World News, CNN International, Sky News, Rhema Network, MTV, VH1 and TV5Monde.
- 2000 – Launch of W4 Eutelsat satellite with Ku-band services to sub-Saharan Africa and the Indian Ocean Islands.
- 2002 – Launch of Interactive Television.
- 2003 – Dual View decoder launched.
- 2005 – The DStv PVR decoder and DStv Compact is launched. DStv Premium subscribers in South Africa cross the 1 million mark.
- 2008 – Launch of DStv’s first High Definition decoder the HD PVR, XtraView and the first HD channel, M-Net HD.
- 2010 – DVB over IP (Digital Video Broadcast over Internet Protocol) and DStv on Demand service launched, as well as the HD PVR 2P and M-Net Movies 1 HD.
- 2011 – DStv BoxOffice & DStv Mobile launched.
- 2013 – DStv subscribers across Africa reach 6.7 million, with 4.5 million within South Africa Explora PVR launched.
- 2015 – Dstv launches two Indian channels Zee World and Glow that have Indian shows dubbed in English.
- 2017 – DStv subscribers reach 11.9 million, while average revenue per user for personal video recorder (PVR) decoders decline slightly.
- 2018 – Dstv launches English Indian channel Star Life
- 2018 – DStv reaches 13.5 million customers across Sub-Saharan Africa, with 7 million subscribers alone in South Africa.
- 2018 – DStv PVR decoders reach 1.4 million.
HD channels currently available on DSTV include, SuperSport HD 11, SuperSport HD 12, SuperSport HD 3, MNET West HD, MMET Premium HD, iConcert HD, and Discovery HD Showcase. HD offers crisp and bright pictures as well as crystal clear sound.
Barclays English Premier League is available on DSTV. So, if you want to watch the whole 380 matches live, you are better off with pay TV service. However, to be able to view all SuperSport channels that show the Barclays Premier league in Nigeria, you have to subscribe for the DSTV Premium package, which goes for N13,980/month.
The Pay TV service also has a cheaper option for sports lovers. The DSTV Compact Plus package, which shows 90% English Premier league matches, sports coverage, as well as all channels available in the DSTV Compact bouquet. Compact Plus goes for 9,420 Naira monthly.
The Compact package recently introduced some more sports channels.
Number Of Channels On DSTV Premium
DSTV Premium has a total of 188 channels of which the channels are broken down below.