Big DStv changes coming on 1 September

August 10, 2020
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August 10, 2020 Tumelo Moloi

MultiChoice and SuperSport have announced big changes to their DStv offering, which include channels being cut and others being added.

In July, MultiChoice said it will reorganise its M-Net Movie channels from the current six current channels into four “slick, fuss-free” channels from 1 September.

DStv said that while there will be fewer M-Net Movie channels, it will not impact the number of movies customers have access to.

More recently, the company announced it would discontinue its BBC First channel on DStv, effective from 1 September.

The company said this change is part of a “refresh of its British entertainment lineup”, with a selection of the British drama continuing on BBC Brit.

Another change is that DStv customers received two 24-hour ESPN channels on 29 July after MultiChoice signed a deal with The Walt Disney Company Africa.

Sports leagues which are available on ESPN and ESPN2 include the National Basketball Association (NBA), National Football League (NFL), and Major League Baseball (MLB).

The channels also offer live football from the English Football League (EFL), Scottish Premier Football League (SPFL), Dutch Eredivisie, and Major League Soccer (MLS).

SuperSport has announced a major overhaul to its sports channels on DStv, launching a new lineup of channels across bouquets.

From 1 September 2020, SuperSport will drop the numbering system it has used for its channels for the past two decades, replacing it with a thematic offering around individual sports.

It said this change would make it easier for viewers to find their favourite sports.

DStv changes in a nutshell

The table below provides an overview of all the big DStv changes which were announced in recent weeks.

Apart from the availability of the ESPN and ESPN2 channels, the changes will kick in on 1 September 2020.

M-Net Movies Changes
ChannelCurrentFrom 1 September 2020Lowest Subscription
104M-Net Movies PremierM-Net Movies 1Premium
105M-Net Movies Smile
106M-Net Movies Action+M-Net Movies 2Premium
107M-Net Movies 3Compact
108M-Net Movies 4Access
110M-Net Movies Action
111M-Net Movies All StarsM-Net Movies Pop-UpPremium
139M-Net Movies Zone
BBC Changes
119BBC First
120BBC BritBBC BritCompact
Supersport Changes
200SuperSport Blitz – 24 hour sports news and highlightsBlitz – 24 hour sports news and highlightsAccess
201SuperSport 1 – Rugby, 7s, Golf, Premium VarietyGrandstand – Best of any live content.Premium
202SuperSport 2 – Cricket, Motorsport, Tennis, Cycling, Premium VarietyPSL – PSL and other South African footballCompact
203SuperSport 3 – EPL / UCL/ UEL / FIFA / UEFA InternationalsPremier League – EPL, UCL, UEL, International gamesCompact
204SuperSport 4 – Super Diski channel / Bafana Bafana / AFCON / CAF / FIFALa Liga – LaLiga, UCL, UEL, International gamesFamily
205SuperSport 5 – Variety Premium sport / UEFA / UEL / EPL OverflowFootball – Serie A, additional EPL, UCL, UEL, International gamesFamily
206SuperSport 6 – Variety Premium sport / UEFA / UEL / EPL OverflowVariety 1 – Cycling, swimming, additional golf, cricket, tennis, rugby, footballCompact Plus
207SuperSport 7 – La Liga / CAF / FIFA / UEFA international matchesVariety 2 – Gymnastics, squash, sailing, hockey, additional footballCompact Plus
208SuperSport 8 – Rugby / Hockey / Extreme sports / Nascar / Tennis 500s / Squash / LPGA tour / IAAF Diamond League / International BoxingVariety 3 – Athletics, Marathons, WWE live, PSL, additional footballCompact
209SuperSport 9 – African leagues / PSL overflow / MarathonsVariety 4 – Local sports: netball, schools rugby, varsity sports, BNL, MDC, SRC, WWE highlightsAccess
210SuperSport 10 – FTA PSL / MDC / SRC / Schools rugby / varsity sport / BNL / Netball / Horse racingAction – Adrenalin sports, UFC, EFC, Boxing, additional rugby, cricket, tennis, motorsportCompact Plus
211SuperSport 11 – Golf, rugby, motorsport, watersport, boxing, tennis and soccer.Rugby – Springboks, Super Rugby, Currie Cup, Test Matches, SevensPremium
212SuperSport 12 – Golf, rugby, motorsport, watersport, boxing, tennis and soccer.Cricket – Proteas, ICC Events, International Cricket, IPLPremium
213SuperSport 13 – Golf, rugby, motorsport, watersport, boxing, tennis and soccer.Golf – Majors, PGA Tour, European Tour, Sunshine TourPremium
214Tennis – Grans Slams, ATP 1000, ATP 500, ATP 250Premium
215Motorsport – F1, Moto GP, Superbikes, Supercars, Formule EPremium
218ESPN – EFL, Dutch Eredivisie and MLS.ESPN – EFL, Dutch Eredivisie and MLS.Compact
219ESPN2 – NBA, NFL, MLB, MLS and NHL.ESPN2 – NBA, NFL, MLB, MLS and NHL.Compact Plus
236WWE – Live events, RAW, SmackDown, WrestleMania, SummerSlamCompact

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