Are you a DStv customer? Maybe your DStv decoder shows only channel 100.
Wait, I will show you what to do to get back all your channels.
Therefore, here is a brief guideline on how to solve DStv showing channel 100 on your tv.
So the question is, what is channel 100 on DStv?
DStv channel is a promo channel available on every DStv bouquet. It requires no subscription to watch the Dish Channel on DStv.
The DStv Dish channel is a free to air channel on every DStv package, which offers telecast all Multichoice promotional contact to their subscribers.
Because it is free to view on DStv whenever your DStv subscription expires, the only channel you can watch is DStv channel 100(Dish TV).
We all know how irritating DStv can be sometimes, when you come back from work, switch on your DStv, and then only channels 100 that is showing on your screen.
So, what does it mean?
See also: How To Setup Your DStv Decoder.
Why Is Your DStv Not Showing All The Channels
If not all your DStv channels are showing, then there are a few things you need to look out for. All your channels are not showing because your satellite dish may not be properly aligned.
There are other instances where your DStv may not show all the channels because either some of the frequencies are showing or your account has expired.
One quick troubleshooting method to check this is by checking if your account is active.
Maybe not all your DStv channels were affected but a few ones. If that is the case then call a Multichoice agent or installer in your area to help you fix the problem.
In other instances, your decoder may only show channel 100.
If that is your problem now, then continue reading as we show you how to solve that in this DStv Guide.
Related article: How To Rescan Your DStv Africa Decoder.
What Does It Mean When Your DStv Decoder Is Showing Only Channels 100
The following are the reasons why your DStv is showing only channel 100.
Your DStv decoder will automatically switch to channel 100 when your subscription expires.
Channel 100 will only show on your DStv decoder when your account is suspended.
You can only watch channel 100 when you encounter an error code like the following on your DStv: E16, E30, and E32.
Sometimes when DStv is having technical challenges, you can have access to only channel 100.
Whichever way your problem may be, there is a solution. Read more below.
Recommended guide: How To Change DStv Package.
What You Must Do When Your DStv Decoder Only Shows Channel 100
Apply any of the following guides when your DStv is showing only channel 100.
When your DStv shows only Dish channel, kindly use the DStv self-service shortcode or platform to check your subscription status. Refer here and see how you can do that.
You can switch to any of the channels like 154 or Africa Magic channels, and read the information displayed on your screen. That will tell what the cause is.
You switch to any other channel like Super sports Blitz, which is available for all DStv subscribers. Now the error code that will appear on the screen allows you to use the self-service to clear it.
Reset your DStv decoder and rescan your channels.
That is what you can do to get back all your channels when your DStv shows only channel 100.
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100 dish persists on the screen while I could not changed to other channels after acknowledgement and activation of my accout payment.The channels refused to display while my account recharge expiry date is counting.
Helloo Oluwaseun, sorry to hear that, kindly press on #200 on your remote to switch to Supersport blitz channel. After that press on Grid button on your remote to get all the channels list on your box, then check if your favourite ones are working.Thank you
my tv screen is dark and there channel 100 nothing playing, even the channel 100 is not playing.
Hi, Veli am sorry to hear that, kindly restart your Dstv decoder to see if the issues will be resolved.
Channel 100 displaying. 2nd time in two weeks. My accounts arr paid, never missed a payment. Will cancel my subscription end Sept. Sick and tired of this service
my decoder was off for a while i reconnected it but my decoder has updated software but still stuck on 100 but i have acces to dstv now so my account is on
I just purchased an explora and ever since I have changed this package it only shows cha nel 100. I have already contacted four consultants on the customer care and all of them promised to come back to me but never did. I have used more airtime on the customer service but to no avail. I am tired of this and I think I am going to terminate my service with multichoice.
Hello Miya, am sorry to hear that, but you have to log into your account online either through your web browser or through the MyDStv app on your phone. Check if your payment has reflected in your account. if there is money in your account change the package to see if the issues resolve or contact Dstv Customer care.
I upgrated to dstv family and paid 301.00 as advised now the only channel showing is 100 and when checking my balance it says i must pay 400 and somthing by end of october ?
Why so much money for dstv famliy? When i upgraded this package was for 200 and something.
Hello Lukas, sometimes it does happen and you will see such message in your account asking you to pay in extra, but what usually happens is that when your package is changed to a different bouquet either than your preferred package it will ask you to pay the extra if the package is higher than your original one. So kindly reach out to the Dstv customer care in your country for a change of package.Thank you
Why is my DSTV now only showing DSTV 100?
I paid but still my DStv is only showing channel 100 only
Hi Phumeleir, kindly log into your account via the MyDstv app on your phone and check if your payment has reflected. After that check, if the package on your account is the same you paid for. Last, switch your decoder to Supersport Blitz channel at 200 and see the notification message on your tv screen.
My DStv Now on my Android phone is only showing channel 100 why
Hello Itunnuoluwa, kindly check if you have an active subscription on the Dstv account linked with your Dstv Now.
Im stuck on channel 100 guys please help me and i pay my account on 25 via debit order
I have paid my dstv but I m only seeing channel 100. I have tried everything.
Helloo DIDA, try to switch your channel to SuperSport Blitz at 200 or 220 depending on your country. Read the notification on your screen to have a fair idea of what is causing that then you can know how to rectify. The best way to solve this is to contact DStv customer care in your region. Thank you.
Good evening, I switched on my DSTV only to discover that the only channel showing is dish 100, not only that, whenever I click on other channels, it brings a message about already paid dial this code. From my own view, my subscription has not expired
My zapper decoder that has long been disconnected as secondary decoder from extraview keep showing me “WAITING FOR CONNECTION FROM PRIMARY DECODER” after I have just subscribed on it as a single decoder and I have called your customer care line on several occasion & they have all been promising that it will be fixed but all to no avail while my subscription is gradually wasting away.
Please I need help
I am sorry to hear that Owolanke. Please before you can use that as a single decoder, you must contact the Dstv customer care to separate your secondary decoder from the primary one. If that has been done already, it may be that it was not successful.
We just paid but no reconnection on the decoder. What do we do?
Goodday I went to DStv centre to activate a decoder I bought second hand. After they did activation went home plug it in only show channel 100. Show error code E30-4 if switch to any other channel.
Hello John, kindly log into your Dstv account on the MyDstv app and clear the error code
My account is up to date but only showing channel 100,what could be the problem?
Isa, kindly press on 200 or 220 on your remote to switch to Supersport Blitz and check the on-screen notification. You can log into your Dstv account in the MyDStv App to clear the error code on the screen
dish 100 is all i can see on my screen.
Hi Bolarinwa, kindly press on 200 on your remote to switch to Superpsofrt Blitz to see pictures will display.
I apaid for dstv access but I cant view some channels including channel 158
I have tried pressing 200 and 220 only 2 channels appeared should I keep pressing or should I wait?
I changed my dstv decoder at the walk in centre – now only showing channel 100
While watching a programme it jumps to 100 dish i can watch all programmes but this irritates me. It normally at the beginning of a new program,. What can i do to fix it
Recently did exra view on e 2 decorders in tge house but only one is showing n the secondary is showing channel 100 what should i do
Please switch to channel 154 to see if pictures will display or else contact DStv customer care for help.
My dstv is clearly showing on my TV screen but isn’t showing on my dstv now mobile app.
Only channel 100 is showing on my mobile. Please help
Hi Amosu, please log out and sign in again, if it does not show wait for some time for it to synchronize. That usually happens when you do not pay for a long time.
I just get a dstv is only showing channel 100
I’m stuck on channel 100 because my account was disconnected by the account holder. I can’t reach the account holder. How can I resolve the issue?
My dstv is showing only channel 100 and I don’t have a remote
My dstv is showing channel 100 only even after i tried using self service so many times to clear up the errors. Its been 2 weeks now with only channel 100. What must i do
Hi we have two decoders on one account and is paid uptodate but only one decoder is active the other shows only channel 100 and won’t change to other channels how to fix? i have communicated with chatbox but everything is in vain no help at all and now the problem is persisting for days