Unearthing the mystery: This is CuriosityStream

As part of our commitment to bolster the offering we deliver to customers, DStv is excited to welcome CuriosityStream to our platform.

Award-winning global factual entertainment company CuriosityStream is now available on DStv Premium and DStv Compact Plus channel 185. The channel aims to empower viewers of all ages to fuel their passions and explore new ones. Launched by John Hendricks, founder and media visionary of Discovery Communications, CuriosityStream aggregates and delivers content across the full category of factual entertainment; namely science, history, technology, nature, society, and lifestyle.

We know our customers enjoy immersing themselves into factual content that is both informative and entertaining - and CuriosityStream offers exactly that. Covering every topic from space, art, volcanoes, history, travel, cars, architecture, dinosaurs and so much more, CuriosityStream is the channel millions of our DStv customers have been waiting for.

Viewing that enlightens and entertains

Show your not-so-inner nerd some love by binging CuriosityStream content anytime, anywhere on the DStv Now app. Or, make the most of the festive season and sink deeper into the world of “geekumentaries” via DStv Catch Up in December 2019.

To get you started, we’ve identified five great shows to check out on CuriosityStream:


Learn more about the innovations that revolutionised the world and allowed faster, more accurate oceanic travel in this exclusive CuriosityStream original on Saturdays at 21:00.

2. The Secret Life of Big Cats

Big cat populations are shrinking fast, but now we have the means to study them in more detail than ever. Learn more in this exciting CuriosityStream original Wednesdays at 20:00.

3. The History of Food

Go back in time to our earliest hunter-gatherer beginnings all the way to the future of seed storage and food production. Fridays at 20:00.

4. Bright Now

Bright Now offers timely and intriguing short stories about science and technology, history, global issues and the personalities at the centre of it all. Catch it every Monday at 20:00.

5. Breakthrough

Take a deeper look at some of the recent developments in physics, astronomy and other sciences in Breakthrough, Mondays at 21:00.

Fresh content, more often at great value

At DStv, we’re constantly reviewing our content and channel offering to ensure we give you fresh content, more often and at great value. When adding channels onto our platform, we need to consider the longevity and relevance of the content, and how it resonates with our customers.

That’s why we’re so excited to become the first sub-Saharan Africa partner to bring CuriosityStream content to Africa. We are continuously engaging with various content partners to ensure we can provide more compelling content for our customers.

How to watch DStv online

Sign up for DStv Now, a free service for all DStv subscribers. With DStv Now the same channels you watch on your decoder at home are available for you to stream online, or using the DStv Now app on your phone.