The DSTV Compact Plus package
DSTV Compact Plus Package boasts over 155 channels, including over 30 HD channels. FILE PHOTO

The DSTV Compact Plus Package is one of the most popular packages, providing more than 155 channels, including more than 30 HD channels.

One thing that makes this package stand out from the rest is that it has the best coverage of football, including the Champions League, UFC, and NBA, as well as documentaries and movies and shows from other countries.

The package is cheaper compared to the “Premium” package, retailing at UGX 142,000 per month.

DSTV Compact Plus channel categories in Uganda

The package includes several categories, including

  •  audio with 52 networks.
  • General Entertainment has 48 networks.
  • Local networks comprise 17 channels.
  • News and Commerce, 13
  • Children’s channels, 12
  • Sports channels, 11
  • Documentary, 8
  • Religion, 8
  • 7 networks, music
  • Lifestyle and culture, 6 channels

Under audio channels, the DSTV Compact Plus Package has both international and local channels such as The BBC’s African language, World Service English, Islam Internationale, and World Radio 2.

DMX’s 70’s hits channel, 80’s hits channel, 90’s hits channel, Adult contemporary, African Rhythms, alternative, The Blues channel, Campus Rock, Classic Jazz, and Dance Channel, among others.

  • Radio France Internationale
  • World Radio Network
  • America’s Voice
  • Star FM
  • Citizen Radio
  • Hot 96
  • NNR 

Documentary networks serve as both entertainment and educational networks. Even though Ugandans love nature, most of them have not been to a different natural habitat. 

The channels here bring you closer to nature, including grasslands, parks, water bodies, and air.

Numerous nature documentary channels are included in the Compact Plus DSTV package.

  • Discovery Channel
  • The Discovery family channel
  • National Geographic
  • History Channel

There are other documentaries that involve people and how they live. These channels include 

  • The CCTV documentary channel
  • Crime Investigation Network
  • CGTN (documentary channel)
  • General entertainment segments include movies, series, TV shows, and musicals. 

The different channels include numerous movie and series genres besides thrillers, such as animation, comedy, adult content, and romance.

In such a category, the channels are

  • African Magic’s Epic Movies, Family, Hausa, Urban and World Channel
  • BET International and BET 2 channels
  • Lifetime Entertainment Network
  • Iroko Plus and Iroko Music
  • Action, City, Movies Allstars, and Movies Zone on M-Net
  • Maisha Magic East and Bongo
  • Telemundo 
  • Sony Max Network, and many others.
  • The Compact Plus channel has various local channels, for example:
  • Bukedde TV
  • Adom TV
  • Uganda Broadcasting Corporation (UBC)
  • NTVUganda
  • NTV
  • Citizen TV
  • Channel 44
  • Star TV
  • Urban TV

Music is the most interesting form of entertainment, and DSTV did not play around when introducing the Compact Plus DSTV package. 

The package involves more than five networks, such as

  • Trace Mziki
  • Trace Urban.
  • Trace Naija
  • Sound City
  • Hip TV
  • One Gospel network

News and commerce come in handy. Other than the local channels, DSTV offers international news through various stations.

  • CNN International
  • BBC World News
  • Bloomberg
  • CNBC
  • Sky News
  • CCTV News

The package offers numerous sports channels. The channels revolved around different sports and athletics. 

Other games, such as NBA and UFC, are also available through the channels below.

  • Supersport 3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10, and Blitz.


The DSTV Compact Plus Package offers the right measure of entertainment boosted with award-winning documentaries, sports, news, and movies. 

The package retails at a manageable fee of UGX 142,000.

Last but not least, those looking for a cost-effective package should look into the DSTV Compact Package.