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The DSTV Compact package
This package contains 25 HD channels and more than 140 channels, including soccer coverage, Premier League, FA Cup, Carabao Cup, and friendlies. FILE PHOTO

DSTV Compact package offers 25 HD channels and over 140 channels, which include educational programming as well as sports channels covering the Premier League, FA Cup, Carabao Cup, and friendlies.

There are 25 HD channels in the DSTV Compact package, as well as more than 140 channels, which can be used for entertainment and educational purposes. Football stations cover the Premier League, FA Cup, Carabao Cup, and friendlies.

The package involves kids’ shows, international movies and series, documentaries, local and international news, plus a large number of documentaries, history, and simple “Do It Yourself” shows.

The package sells at UGX 104,000 per month.

The compact DSTV package includes several categories.

The package has more than 52 audio channels ranging from news audio, podcasts, music channels, interactive networks, and religious radio stations.

Among the radio channels are

  • Channel Islam ‘international
  • BBC ’S African Languages, World Radio 2, and World Service English
  • DMX channels include more than half of the total radio networks. Some of the networks included are 80’s Hits, Adult Contemporary, African Rhythms, Campus Rock, Chamber Music, Classic Jazz, Classic Rock, Classic R&B, contemporary instrumentals, love songs, Metro Blends, Modern Country, Reggae, symphonic, Urban Beats, Traditional Country, and Smooth Jazz.
  • Radio France Internationale ’
  • World Radio Network
  • Transafrica
  • NNR network
  • Hot 96
  • Citizen Radio

The Compact DSTV package is favoured by children because it has authentic shows made for children of different ages. They are:

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  • Cartoon Network
  • Cbeebies
  • Disney Channel
  • Nickelodeon
  • Nicktoons
  • Mindset
  • PBS kids
  • Jimjam
  • Disney Junior 

“General Entertainment” is another segment. The segment has more than thirty stations offering thrilling movies, series, TV shows and reality shows. 

There are different channels that are specifically made for certain people. Such channels include African Magic’s Igbo and Hausa networks. 

Television networks watched by people around the world include B4U movies, BBC Brit, BET2, CBS Reality, Fox Channel, Fox Life, Mnet movies, Sony Entertainment, Sony Max, Studio Universal, Zee World, and AMC network.

The Compact DSTV Package has local channels that offer immense content such as movies, shows, and general entertainment. They are VOX Africa, Vuzu, Maisha Magic East, Maisha Magic Bongo, and ITV Choice.

DSTV includes culture and lifestyle channels, especially for people who love watching different cultures from what they practice. They are BBC Lifestyle, Discovery, TLC Entertainment, Fashion One, Food Network, Spice TV, and Discovery IDX.

Musically, the Compact DSTV package has several options. The networks include AFRO Music, Fiesta TV, Trace Mziki, Trace Urban, and One Gospel Channel.

News and commerce networks are in plenty. There are international news networks and local ones. T

he international channels include Al Jazeera, BBC World News, Bloomberg, CNBC Africa, Euro News, Joy News, Sky News, and SABC.

On the local stations, the compact DSTV package has various Uganda and East African networks. They are

  • Urban TV
  • ETV Africa
  • KTN channel
  • Bukedde TV
  • Adom TV
  • Channel 44
  • K24
  • NTVUganda
  • NTV
  • TV West
  • Uganda Broadcasting Corporation


The Compact DSTV Package retails at UGX 104,000 per month. Compared with other packages, the package offers a huge variety of entertainment at a moderate price. 

The package is also known for offering a WWE wrestling channel that is available 24/7.

Last but not least, for those who are looking for a cost-effective package, DSTV Family is your best option.