DStv changes: Your new channel numbers

2012-09-27 13:14
 
DStv new channels
After the successful launch of their new Intelsat 20 (IS-20), DStv will be shaking things up in October.

Due to a bigger platform and space on their new satellite, the pay-tv service has now added some more channels to their existing service and as a result some of the channel numbers will be affected.

A newly packaged HD movie channel bouquet is being added to DStv, including a few other channels that will now also be available in HD.

While the Universal Channel and Studio Universal channels are both being upgraded to HD from October, DStv is removing the M-Net Movies 1, M-Net Movies 2 and M-Net HD (170) channels. Don't worry - M-Net is still available in HD, but it will be in simulcast on channel 101.

They're being replaced by six new TV channels in HD for DStv Premium viewers: M-Net Movies Premiere, M-Net Movies Action+, M-Net Movies Family, M-Net Movies Comedy, M-Net Movies Drama & Romance and M-Net Movies Showcase.

Here is a helpful guide to the new DStv channel line-up as from 1 October:

101 - 143: General entertainment channels with international content


101 - M-Net (SD/HD)

103 - M-Net Movies Premiere (SD/HD)

104 - M-Net Movies Comedy (SD/HD)

105 - M-Net Movies Family (SD/HD)

106 - M-Net Movies Action+ (SD/HD)

107 - M-Net Movies Drama and Romance (SD/HD)

108 - M-Net Movies Showcase (SD/HD)

110 - M-Net Movies Action (SD/HD)

111 - M-Net Movies Stars (SD/HD)

112 - Studio Universal (SD/HD)

114 - M-Net Series

116 - VUZU

117 - Universal Channel (SD/HD)

120 - BBC Entertainment

121 - Discovery Channel

122 - Comedy Central

124 - E! Entertainment

127 - Sony Entertainment

128 - Sony Max

130 - MTV

132 - Zone Reality

137 - TCM



144 – 169: General entertainment channels with local content


144 - KykNet

150 - Africa Magic Entertainment

152 - Africa Magic Movies

153 - Africa Movies 1

154 - Africa Magic

161 - Mzansi Magic

162 - Magic World



170 – 190: Documentaries and lifestyle

170 - Crime and Investigation

171 - Discovery Investigation

172 - TLC

173 - Style

174 - BBC Lifestyle

175 - Food Network

176 - The Home Channel

178 - Fashion TV

179 - Travel Channel

180 - Discovery Showcase (HD)

181 - National Geographic

182 - Nat Geo Wild

183 - Animal Planet

184 - BBC Knowledge

186 - History Channel

187 - Discovery World

188 - Trace Sports

189 - Ignition

191 – 195: Free-to-air channels such as the SABC and e.tv

191 - SABC1

192 - SABC2

193 - SABC3

194 - e.tv

195 - Saffron TV

200 – onwards: SuperSport channels including SuperSport HD

200 - 207 All the Supersport channels remain in their old slots

211 - Supersport 1 HD

212 - Supersport 2 HD

213 - Supersport 3 HD

214 - Supersport 4 HD

221 - Supersport MaxiMo HD



The kids, music, news and religion genre blocks, except for MTV, will not be affected by the move.

How do you feel about the channel change-up? E-mail your thoughts to tv@channel24.co.za


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