Watch Catch Up today, no matter your package!

DStv’s Catch Up service offers you TV in your own time, and there’s so much more to see on all packages!

For the first time ever, DStv is making shows on Catch Up available to DStv Access and DStv EasyView customers.

And DStv Compact Plus, DStv Compact, DStv Family customers will have access to a whole new world of Catch Up content when you're watching with an internet connection on your Explora or Explora Ultra, or using the DStv App on your PC, Android or iOS devices. Go check it out now, especially if you love international reality series, local and international documentaries, and lifestyle shows.

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Catch Up, a great way to watch

Catch Up is TV on your own terms. Aside from watching DStv live, with Catch Up in the mix, you can do all of this, too…

Create your own schedule: You can decide on your night’s viewing order and shows. You can make up viewing themes like Tuesday comedy nights, or Sunday action. There’s no more skipping through channels trying to find something to fill the gap while you’re waiting for your favourite series to come on live TV. And if you've had an exhausting day and you're not up to your tense emotional drama, you can save it for the weekend and just watch your cooking and makeover shows instead.

See it all: You can watch shows that were on while you were watching one of your other favourites, without having juggle your calendar or choose one over the other.

Re-watch a moment: Whether you’d like to relive the emotional impact of a kiss or a death, or someone spoke over an essential piece of dialogue, with Catch Up, you can start up that episode, skip to your moment, and relive it or clear things up. Whatever you need.

Binge: Whether you want to see the 4 latest episodes of your favourite soap, or binge a whole season Box Set of a show, you can do that with Catch Up.

Box Sets: With Catch Up, if DStv is making a show available as a Box Set, and with your Explora connected to the internet or via the DStv App, you will be able to see all the season’s episodes aired to date, rather than just the latest 4 episodes. If you wait until the season is finished, the whole Box Set will remain available to binge for a whole month after the show ended.

What’s new for you

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Explora Ultra
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+175 hours of movies, sports and shows, including the latest 4 episodes of selected on-screen shows+175 hours of movies, sports and shows, including the latest 4 episodes of selected on-screen showsAll the Catch Up content available to your package, including full-season Box SetsAll the Catch Up content available to your package, including full-season Box SetsAll the Catch Up content available to your package, including full-season Box Sets
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Satellites and internets

DStv delivers Catch Up content to your Explora in two ways - there’s content that is delivered via satellite automatically to your Explora; and the content you can choose to download or stream once you’ve connected your Explora to the Internet.

NB! Previously, content available to download or stream was only available to DStv Premium customers. The service is now available to all customers on all packages.

All content available on the Explora – via satellite or streaming and download – is available on the DStv App.

Here’s a cheat sheet of what types of content are delivered to your Explora via either satellite or Internet. Note that when you see “Satellite and Internet”, there is more of that type of content available when you connect your Explora to the Internet.

PackageLocal scriptedLocal realityInternational scriptedInternational realityMoviesKidsDocciesLifestyleReligion
PremiumSattelite & InternetSattelite & InternetSattelite & InternetInternetSattelite & InternetSattelite & InternetInternetInternetInternet
Compact PlusSatelliteSatelliteSattelite & InternetInternetSattelite & InternetSattelite & InternetInternetInternetInternet
CompactSatelliteSatelliteSattelite & InternetInternetSattelite & InternetSattelite & InternetInternetInternetP Internet
FamilySatelliteSatelliteSattelite & InternetInternetSattelite & InternetSattelite & InternetInternetInternetInternet
AccessSatelliteSatelliteSattelite & InternetInternetSattelite & InternetSattelite & InternetInternetInternetInternet
Easy ViewSatellite___SatelliteSatellite__Satellite

Catch Up for your package!

Here’s just a small sample of what’s available for your package. Click on the links and try it out!

TV Shows on Catch Up  Movies on Catch Up  Sport on Catch Up  Kids Shows on Catch Up

Compact Plus

Now that you have access to even more Catch Up on your Internet-connected Explora or the DStv App, there’s so much more to enjoy. Just search for the following titles and you’ll be able to see:

  • Hot new documentaries like Top Science Stories of 2020, Calculating Ada: The Countess of Computing, Mountain Monsters, Empire of The Tsars, In Ice Cold Blood (a Box Set), On The Rails, Forces of Nature, Migrations: The Big Swim, Y’Africa
  • Box Sets of classic series like The Wire
  • Reality and lifestyle galore including Big Fat Wedding Walk, Help! I Wrecked My House, Bargain Mansions, Darcey And Stacey, Wonderful World of Cakes, Vat Jou Goed En Trek, Jan Braai Vir Erfenis, Caribbean Life, The Chop, The Voice S18, Love Island UK S6 (Box Set), Isipho Sethonga, Africa Modern, Wraak My Mooi, Butter + Brown
  • Great kids content like Top Wings, Ollie’s Pack, and Barbapapas

And from January, there’s even more on the way, like…

  • Kids reality show Ready Set Dance from Monday, 11 January
  • The Westworld S1-S3 binge Box Set from Monday, 11 January
  • Documentaries My Wild Backyard and Enchanted Forest, both starting Wednesday, 27 January
  • A brand-new season of funny game show Misery Index from Friday, 1 January

So it’s always worth checking what’s new for you on Catch Up.


Now that you have access to  even more Catch Up on your Internet-connected Explora or the DStv App, you can so much more if you love international reality, and local and international documentaries and lifestyle.

  • You can binge local reality series Box Sets like Wian S1, The Voice S18, Wraak My Mooi S2, Ster Status S1, and Die Liefde-eksperiment S1, Musiekpaniek S2, Ouma Weet Mos S1, Sjefhuis S1, and Dans In Jou Taal S1, along with international reality Box Sets like Love Island UK S6, Wife Swap S13
  • Catch Up with lifestyle and reality shows like Botched S6, Ghosted: Love Gone Missing S2, Celebrity Game Face S1, Dr. 90210 S1, Dating: No Filter S1, Texas Sized Medium, The Bachelorette Australia S5, and It Feels Evil S1

And in January, there’s even more to see, like…

  • Misery Index S2 from Friday, 1 January
  • Man vs Food S4 from Wednesday, 13 January
  • Flip Or Flop Follow Up S1 from Thursday, 7 January
  • Bakeaway Camp With Martha Stewart from Friday, 8 January

Now that you have access to  even more Catch Up on your Internet-connected Explora or the DStv App, you can enjoy titles like lifestyle series The Gardener, the National Geographic documentary Going Viral Update, ghost hunting reality series Ghosts of Morgan City, and monster hunting show Mountain Monsters.

There are lifestyle series Inbly Saam Met…, Toks En Tjops, Anzél In Die Boland, La’t Wiel, Leef Jou Reis, and talkshows Die Uitnodiging, Tyd Met Aleit and Minki.

Reality lovers can enjoy international series like the 90 Day Fiancé spin-off series Darcy And Stacey, and Dr. Pimple Popper: Before The Pop. There are fun game shows like Misery Index and Die Flinkste Familie.

You’ll also get access to even more M-Net Movie 4 (DStv 108) movies than ever.

And coming up in January…

  • Glam Guru S19 from Sunday, 3 January
  • Nantes Koekboek Met Nataniël from Tuesday, 5 January
  • 90 Day Fiancé S8 from Thursday, 7 January
  • Kiss Kiss Bang Bang from Sunday, 10 January
  • Ghost Nation S2 from Wednesday, 13 January
  • Dr. Pimple Popper S3 from Saturday, 16 January
  • Trafficked With Mariana Van Zeller from Thursday, 21 January
  • Supernanny S1 from Sunday, 17 January
  • It Feels Evil S1 from Monday, 25 January

You’ll have access to entire Box Set seasons of local series like eHostela, The Herd, Ubizo, Ikhaya, Kwa Mamkhize and Unmarried, and reality shows like Living The Dream With Somizi, Yim Lo, Idols S16, automatically delivered to your Explora or ready to stream or download on the DStv App.

You can see brilliant local design series Africa Modern, and you’ll also be able to watch your international lifestyle favourites like Unboxed With Nikki Chu and Escape To The Country.

There is the latest season of Isibaya, along with international telenovelas like Lord of The Skies and The End of Paradise.

And for the kids, you can binge fun education series like Forces of Nature, Food Delicious Science, Did I Mention Invention, and Pincode. There are fun series like Eleanor of Avalor, PJ Masks and Vampirina, too.

Keep an eye on your Catch Up list because it’ll constantly be changing.

  • A new season of 90 Day Fiancé is coming on Thursday, 7 January
  • There’s new Dr. Pimple Popper starting Saturday, 16 January,
  • And a new season of Unexpected from Tuesday, 19 January
  • All of these will build to Box Sets
Easy View

If you’ve been hassling with other services trying to watch episodes that you’ve missed online on YouTube or other platforms, the best news of the day is that you can see Catch Up episodes of your favourite soaps like Rhythm City, Scandal, 7de Laan, Uzalo, Muvhango, Generations and Skeem Saam just using your Explora or the DStv App. Try it out. They’re all delivered via Satellite to your DStv Explora, and ready to stream or download for later, on the DStv App.

Also look out for documentary series like Lightning Pathologist and Snake Season in your Catch Up list, along with all your religious favourites and Christmas specials from the TBN channel, like Christmas Joy With Ernie Haas & Signature Sound, Celebrate Christmas With Natalie Grant & Danny Gokey, The Story Behind Traditions, and movies like Christmas Miracle.

Keep checking, because new content is coming to Catch Up all the time.

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