Streaming issues? Report here
Sara-Jayne King Sara-Jayne King
Weekend Breakfast with Sara-Jayne King
06:00 - 10:00
volume_up
volume_mute

Up Next: Just the Hits with Abongile Nzelenzele
See full line-up
Weekend Breakfast with Sara-Jayne King
06:00 - 10:00
Home
arrow_forward
Entertainment
fiber_manual_record
Lifestyle

DStv has free channels and shows for South Africans to stream while staying home

17 March 2020 10:21 AM
Tags:
DStv
streaming
shows
DStv Now
#Covid19
news channels

Practicing social distancing? DStv Now has made some channels available for free - you don't need to be a DStv subscriber!

DStv Now is the online streaming service belonging to the satellite broadcaster.

If you have a steady internet connection, you can watch DStv Now from your cellphone, tablet, smart TV or laptop.

As South Africans grapple with the Covid-19 pandemic, DStv Now has opened up Channel O for music lovers, PBS for the kids on extended holidays, SuperSport Play and Christian-based channel TBN.

DStv Now has also provided free access to several 24-hour news channels.

The channels which are now available to stream for free are:

  • 100 – DStv
  • 180 – People’s Weather
  • 238 – SuperSport Play
  • 313 – PBS Kids
  • 320 – Channel O
  • 343 – TBN
  • 400 – BBC World News
  • 401 – CNN
  • 402 – Sky News
  • 403 – eNCA
  • 404 – SABC News
  • 406 – Newzroom Afrika
  • 414 – Euronews Now

In addition, episodes of some of South Africa’s best-loved soapies are available free, including Igazi, The River, Isibaya, Binnelanders, Suidooster and Die Ware Naarheid.

How to sign up for DStv Now free service:

  • Go to now.dstv.com and click on Sign Up.
  • Fill in your details and click Create An Account.
  • Provide your ID, smartcard or customer number.
  • If you’re not subscribed to DStv, scroll to the bottom and choose Skip.
  • Name your profile and set your profile pic.
  • Start watching.

Please note that this free service is currently limited to South Africa.

To watch on your mobile device, you must download the DStv Now app for Android or iOS.


17 March 2020 10:21 AM
Tags:
DStv
streaming
shows
DStv Now
#Covid19
news channels

More from Covid-19 coronavirus explained

Coronavirus Covid-19 South African flag 123rf

SA drops to 10th place as Covid-19 infections surge in Spain and Argentina

25 September 2020 12:10 PM

At its peak, South Africa ranked 5th in the world. The country ranks 13th by the total number of deaths.

Share this:
Read More arrow_forward

Woman saving money piggy bank mask 123rf 123rfbusiness 123rflifestyle

Money lessons Covid-19 taught – heed them for a brighter, wealthier future

25 September 2020 10:44 AM

Your financial future – even if you have to start over – could be brighter than it would’ve been without the pandemic.

Share this:
Read More arrow_forward

consumer-goods-groceries-shopping-slip-receipt-price-food-inflation-123rf

'Wholesale food prices are coming down. Retailers still charge lockdown prices'

23 September 2020 3:29 PM

"Retailers were quick to hike prices but slow to lower them,” says the Competition Commission. "There’s a history of this."

Share this:
Read More arrow_forward

rands

Covid-19 resurgence in Europe smashes South African rand off its pedestal

21 September 2020 6:50 PM

The rand was just recently trading at a six-month high. Arabile Gumede interviews Bianca Botes (Peregrine Treasury Solutions).

Share this:
Read More arrow_forward

Syringe vaccine needle

'A few rich countries have hogged most supplies of future Covid-19 vaccines'

17 September 2020 3:27 PM

Wealthy nations representing 13% of the world’s population already bought 2.7 billion yet-to-be-made vaccines, says Oxfam.

Share this:
Read More arrow_forward

Cape Town CBD city centre downtown 123rf 123rfbusiness 123rflifestyle

Cape Town CBD skyscrapers: 'We’ll see more of them converted into flats'

15 September 2020 3:13 PM

Cape Town's swanky city centre may soon have far more people living in it, says David Seinker, CEO at The Business Exchange.

Share this:
Read More arrow_forward

200717-facemasks-usjpg

'We're not out of the woods yet' says expert, as Level 1 looks likely for SA

15 September 2020 12:33 PM

Dr Jody Boffa says while the decline in Covid-19 cases is positive, it's important to remember that the rules still apply.

Share this:
Read More arrow_forward

Cape Town International Airport-flight-passengers-travel-airline-tourism-123fjpg

Open South Africa’s borders, please! - once-prospering tourism industry

14 September 2020 7:00 PM

Bruce Whitfield interviews tourism consultant Gillian Saunders, a previous advisor to former Tourism Minister Derek Hanekom.

Share this:
Read More arrow_forward

covid-19 coronavirus economy 123rfbusiness 123rflifestyle 123rf recession

Does Govt have a plan to fix our lockdown-smashed, drowning-in-debt country?

14 September 2020 6:25 PM

The Money Show’s Bruce Whitfield interviews Duma Gqubule, founder at the Centre for Economic Development and Transformation.

Share this:
Read More arrow_forward

Restaurant reopen reopening 123rf 123rfbusiness 123rflifestyle

First Thursdays: 'It's back! Come to town - the weather is clearing'

3 September 2020 3:24 PM

"People are tired of staying at home! They want to come out and have fun," says the clearly excited Tasso Evangelinos (CCID).

Share this:
Read More arrow_forward

More from 947 COVID-19 updates, tips, & information

children-travel-tourists-airport-flights-repatriation-mask-luggage-covid19-123rf

Lockdown Level 1: What you need to know at a glance

16 September 2020 9:01 PM

President Cyril Ramaphosa has announced that South Africa moves to Alert Level 1 at midnight on Sunday.

Share this:
Read More arrow_forward

200717-facemasks-usjpg

'We're not out of the woods yet' says expert, as Level 1 looks likely for SA

15 September 2020 12:33 PM

Dr Jody Boffa says while the decline in Covid-19 cases is positive, it's important to remember that the rules still apply.

Share this:
Read More arrow_forward

cigarette-pack-smoker-tobacco-product-addiction-packet-smokes-smoking-123rf

Makers of Marlboro and Chesterfield working hard to restock stores across SA

17 August 2020 4:02 PM

Philip Morris International, the second-largest tobacco company in SA, says it's working day and night to distribute its best-selling cigarette brands ahead of Level 2.

Share this:
Read More arrow_forward

gym-exercise-fitness-treadmill-equipment-health-club-weights-running-run-123rf

Virgin Active may remain closed this week while other boutique gyms get going

17 August 2020 12:49 PM

South Africa’s largest health group Virgin Active says it will delay the reopening of its fitness clubs this week.

Share this:
Read More arrow_forward

200319-nkosazana-edjpg

[WATCH LIVE] Ministers brief South Africans on details of level 2 lockdown

17 August 2020 12:10 PM

Ministers who serve in the National Coronavirus Command Council (NCC) will provide details of the level 2 regulations during a briefing at 2pm.

Share this:
Read More arrow_forward

classroom covid-19 coronavirus mask school

Exams start on 5 November – here’s the rather complicated schedule

13 August 2020 9:03 AM

"Exams officially start with English," says Elijah Mhlanga (Dept of Basic Education). "1.1m people are writing - a mammoth task!"

Share this:
Read More arrow_forward

car insurance short-term cover 123rfbusiness 123rflifestyle 123rf

Why it's a bad idea to ditch or downgrade your car insurance to save on costs

5 August 2020 8:21 PM

Involved in an accident you didn't cause? Third party claims don't pay out much. Wendy Knowler shares one driver's horror story.

Share this:
Read More arrow_forward

Red wine white woman female funny reaction 123rf 123rflifestyle

Alcohol industry 'optimistic' that sales prohibition will soon be lifted

5 August 2020 1:15 PM

"If allowed to trade, we can’t be on the edge of our seats every time that the President is about to speak," pleads Kurt Moore.

Share this:
Read More arrow_forward

Nigeria flag nigerian 123rf 123rfAfrica 123rfBusiness

Shoprite pulls the plug on Nigeria (pop 206m) – trouble for SA companies abroad?

3 August 2020 6:34 PM

Shoprite is exiting the oil-rich but spending-money-poor nation. Bruce Whitfield interviews Dianna Games (Africa At Work).

Share this:
Read More arrow_forward

school-learner-child-pupil-writing-notebook-classroom-pencil-stationery-123rf

Schools allowed to phase in more grades if they notify HOD - MEC Schäfer

3 August 2020 6:16 PM

Schools are now officially allowed to deviate from the academic calendar to bring back more grades ahead of time, says Education MEC Debbie Schäfer.

Share this:
Read More arrow_forward