Broadcast on: DStv, Online
Active from: 14 Oct 2022


Universal+ is an international streaming service provided in South Africa exclusively on DStv which features a selection of boxsets to binge, as well as new shows and movies from linear channels including Universal TV, E!, DreamWorks, Studio Universal and Telemundo.

It is owned by NBCUniversal International Networks & Direct-to-Consumer.


DStv: Catch Up on the DStv App or website
DStv: An Internet-connected Explora
Bouquet: DStv subscribers get the additional content for the channels which are available on their package


NBCUniversal International Networks & Direct-To-Consumer and DStv made Universal+ available to DStv subscribers across Sub-Saharan Africa from 14 October, 2022.

The content is sourced from NBCUniversal's channels that are already on DStv, specifically Telemundo, E!, Universal TV, DreamWorks and Studio Universal.

Universal+ is an extension of the linear channels, at no extra cost.

DStv subscribers can use any Explora model decoderto accessthe streaming service, but they must be connected to the Internet.

Alternatively, they can connect to Universal+ via the mobile app or the DStv Now website.

Examples of television titles available at launch include Celebrity Game Night, Botched, Departure, Nurses, The Scent of Passion, Dragons: Race to the Edge and The Adventures of Puss in Boots.

Latest Articles

Lord of the Skies 8 Teasers - October 2023

14 Sep 2023 | Written by: TVSA Team | From: Lord of the Skies Teasers
The DEA chip Aurelio with an electric device to shock him in his tracks.

Our Universal+ questions answered

13 Oct 2022 | Written by: TVSA Team | From: DStv | 1 comment
It's the first time it's happened. A free streaming service on DStv as a catch-up service.

New on TV today: Friday 14 October

14 Oct 2022 | Written by: Shows Editor | From: New Shows and Seasons
Thriller series Shantaram drops on Apple TV+ and new streamer Universal+ launches on DStv.


New on TV today: Tuesday 5 December

Intervention show Uthanda Bani? debuts on Mzansi Magic as Curiosity documents The Balkans in Flames.

WANTED: Singers for new kykNET game show Oppi Noot

The search is on for session singers, karaoke singers, established singers, any singer who can keep a tune.

New on TV today: Monday 4 December

TLC invites you to Survive the Raft and Couples on the Couch chat up S3.

New on TV today: Sunday 3 December

The Crown Gospel Awards bling up SABC2 and Nat Geo airs the doc Bobi Wine: The People's President.

New on TV today: Saturday 2 December

HISTORY documents Footprints of Civilization and Jackie Malton: A Life in Crime begins on ID.

Soapie Digest - December 2023

A Krismas box of all the teasers on TVSA in case you've missed your faves.

New on TV today: Friday 1 December

A new season of The Zoo starts on Real Time and three My Family Xmas Specials drop on BritBox.

Come Dine With Me South Africa 9: Episode 3 recipes

Two cheesecake recipes, cookie dough ice cream, oxtail and tuna steaks. A cookbook by Carolyn, Sakhile, DJ Njabs and Dave. (Includes who won.)

Naagin 6 Teasers - December 2023

Raghu is afraid... scared that Prathana will take his second daughter from him.

Isitha: The Enemy Teasers - December 2023

Chaos before Christmas when Rebs sparks a protest that explodes into the looting of Sokhulu businesses.


More activity at TVSA Central




You browser doesn't have Flash, Silverlight, Gears, BrowserPlus or HTML5 support.