TWR's Africa Satellite Radio (Old Version)

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TWR Africa Satellite Radio Services
There are two options available

An English/Afrikaans/German service is on DStv channel 855 called TWR Africa.

 satellite dish and decoder

 (the trick is to point it in extactly the right direction!! )

How to Get TWR Africa Satellite Radio Service on Audio Channel 855 on a DStv Decoder

DStv requires you to subscribe at least to it's minimum bouquet, the Easyview Bouquet in order to listen to TWR Africa. Once you have purchased, installed and activated your decoder you can tune into TWR.

There are many DStv Bouquet Options

DStv Easy View Package 
This is the entry level  package and includes over 20 TV channels, Plus there are over 40 audio channels and radio stations, including TWR Africa on Audio Channel 855. The cost is R 39.00 per month.
(This is available in South Africa only and subject to terms and conditions.)

DStv Access
This package enables you to receive over 45 TV Channels and radio channels, including TWR Africa. There is an monthly subscription fee of R 99.00. 

DStv Family  Includes M-Net Series and over 60 TV Channels. Priced is  R 199.00 monthly subscriptionn, you will also have access to some DMX music and TWR Africa. Please see the DStv website for more details.

DStv Compact Bouquet

This option enables you to receive DStv's Compact Bouquet of television programmes and radio channels, including TWR channel 855. There is a monthly subscription fee of R 319.00 (Terms and conditions apply)

How to purchase a DStv Bouquet

  1. Purchase a decoder and a satellite dish installation from your local Satellite installer..
  2. Contact Multichoice and tell them which bouquet you wish to purchase. (See above)
  3. Pay Multichoice the relevant fee for set up, administration and technical support.
  4. Connect to your television and/or sound system. That's it!

*Prices subject to change.

How to tune to TWR Africa on DStv Audio Channel 855

Although there are several models of Digital Satellite Decoders out there, some are older than others, most contemporary Decoders tune in much the same way. Below are instructions on how to tune in to TWR's broadcasts using the remote that comes with the your Digital Satellite Decoder.

  1. 1. Press the "Function" button and then the audio button. ().
  2. 2. Press the numbers 8  5 5.   TWR Africa is on Audio Channel 855
  3. 3. The name TWR will come up in the yellow channel display window.

What happens if TWR Africa doesn't appear on your tv screen?

Please follow the following instructions to find Trans World Radio on your DSTV decoder if you cannot find channel 855 on your DStv decoder or your decoder displays the message "Searching for Signal at ---mHz" or "E45 Searching for Signal at---MHz"..:

When this happens this is what you do:

  1. Press Menu on the remote control.
  2. Scroll to Organising Services and press OK.
  3. Scroll to Full Rescan and press OK twice.

If the decoder doesn't recover completely or if your decoder does not have the "Full Rescan" option, follow these steps:

  1. Press Menu on the remote control.
  2. Scroll to Advanced Options and press OK.
  3. Press OK on Change Dish Installation.
  4. Key in the numbers 9949.
  5. Scroll to Retune IRD and press OK.
Still have problems?

Contact your local DSTV service provider for further instructions.