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DSTV Compact Full Channel List, Price and How to Subscribe

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DStv Compact is currently one of the most searched packages of all the subscription packages offered by the brand.

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In case you are unsure what DSTV is, it is a sub-Saharan subscription-based cable TV service that offers approximately 50 African countries the best of music, movies, news, and sports from within and outside the continent.

DStv Compact and Compact Plus are two different packages, and they both have some mutually exclusive content on offer. However, many users still get confused on which package is which when they want to subscribe.

Below are the channels available on DSTV Compact only. It is important to note that this article and its content is mainly for Nigerian Subscribers.

Below are the categories and number of channels in each category:

Category Number of channels
Documentaries and lifestyle11
Kids and Teens13
Specialist and Foreign16
News and Commerce18
Other local channels15
Total channels number135 (44 audio channels included)

The table above is a summary of all the channels in different categories as well as the total number of channels available in the Dstv compact package.

There are over 140 channels in a total of 11 Dstv Compact categories. The monthly subscription fee for DStv Compact is set at 7, 900 Naira for a month.

Documentaries and Lifestyle

Channel NameChannel Number
NatGeo Wild182
National Geographic181
Fashion One178
BBC Lifestyle174
Discovery ID HD171
Food Network175
Travel channel179
Spice TV190
Discovery TLC entertainment HD135
Discovery Family HD136

DSTV Compact sports channels

Channel nameChannel number
SuperSport Variety 3208
WWE channel HD 128
SuperSport football plus 202
SuperSport Premier League203
SuperSport Blitz200
SperSport La Liga204
SuperSport Football205
SuperSport Variety 4209
SuperSport Variety 1206
SuperSport Variety 2207

From the table above, you can see that the number of sports channels has increased, and that’s good news for football lovers.

Movie channels on the DSTV Compact package

Channel NameChannel Number
TNT Africa137
Studio universal112
B4U Movies451
AfricaMagic Epic152

Kids and Teens channels

Channel nameChannel numbers
PBS Kids131
Disney XD304
Jim Jam310
Da Vicni Learning318
Cartoon Network301
Disney channel303
Disney Jr309

DSTV Compact music channels

Channel nameChannel number
Sound City327
Trace gospel332
MTV Base322
Hip TV324
AFRO Music English326
Urban TV328
Pop Central189

DSTV compact Novela

Channel nameChannel number
Zee World116
Star Life167

DSTV compact news channels

Channel nameChannel number
CGTN News448
Sky News402
CNC World415
Arise News416
BBC World News400
Al Jazeera406
CNN International401

DSTV Compact Religious channels

Channel nameChannel number
TV Mundial (P)680
Emmanuel TV390
Lumen Christi350
Islam Channel347
Day Star342
Eternal Word Television Network348
Dove TV349

Specialist and Foreign channels on DSTV Compact

Channel nameChannel number
EuroNews French438
EuroNews German445
Deutsche Welle446
CGTN Documentary448
CGTN French449
China Movie channel481
Shanghai Dragon TV482
Shanghai Dragon TV 428
Phoenix News and Entertainment485
Huan TV483
TV5 Monde Afrique437
Zhejiang TV484
CCTV 4447
CCTV Entertainment480
China Movie Channel481

DSTV compact Nigerian Only channels

Channel namesChannel number
Ebony Life TV165
Africa Magic Epic152
Africa Magic Urban153
Africa Magic Family154
Africa Magic Hausa156
Africa Magic Yoruba157
Africa Magic Igbo159
POP central189
Spice TV190
ROK 3164
ROK 2169
ROK 168
Galaxy TV258
Hip TV324
Sound City327
Other local channelsChannel number
NTA Parliament370
TVC News Nigeria418
NTA 2369
Arewa 24261
Wazobia Max259
NTA I251
Ebony Life TV165

Compact – At just ₦7,900 per month, you can enjoy all of the channels that are listed above. If you would like to pay for the whole year, the package costs ₦86, 900 per annum.

If you are unsure how to pay for your DSTV subscription, below are the options available to you:


Payments are easier now as DSTV has made the DStv Africa Self Service available to users. You can now easily pay for your own cable TV subscription or help your friends and family pay for their DStv cable subscription.

All that you need in order to get a cable subscription done for yourself or someone else is yours or the details of the other person’s details. Next, you need to verify the DSTV account and that you wish to pay for and the correct account.

The other payment methods include MyDStv App, USSD, Internet Banking, Debit Order, or DSTV Walk-in Centres.

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