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CHANNEL NEWS Comedy Central actually tries to do something innovative for once! Introduces a "New at Nine" daily timeslot from Monday 29 March. Not that the first featured series is new but it hasn't been seen in South Africa before. Schitt's Creek starts a full series run of all six seasons. Tells the tale of the once wealthy Roses who must confront their new-found poverty and discover what it means to be a family.
Comments | 24 Mar 2021 13:18
CHANNEL NEWS SABC3 premieres a third telenovela in April titled The Red Room (Kirmizi Oda), from Thursday 8 April at 18h30 with new episodes Thursdays and Fridays. It alternates with the channel's other foreign novela Orphans of a Nation which will air Mondays to Wednesdays. Both lead into the new local novela The Estate at 19h00.
Comments | 15 Mar 2021 15:31
CHANNEL NEWS New episodes of The Tom and Jerry Show started on Boomerang at 08h05 on Monday 8 March in the wake of the Tom and Jerry movie launch at cinemas on Friday. The film opened at No. 1 at the weekend Box Office and new episodes of Season 5 air Mondays to Fridays.
1 Comment | 08 Mar 2021 14:59
CHANNEL NEWS Shocker! NOT. Eva to go dark on DStv on Monday 22 March after months of re-runs hiding behind by one new episode of Bold and the Beautiful a day.
1 Comment | 22 Feb 2021 13:07
CHANNEL NEWS M-Net picks up muscle-top series The Man Cave while previous broadcaster SABC3 cries in a corner. NOT. Six seasons was enough already - they should have stayed in their caves! Clearly M-Net disagrees. They've ordered a 10-episode Season 7 to premiere on Saturday 20 February at 21h30, still produced by Cheeky Media. Siv Ngesi, Jason Goliath and DJ Warras return, joined by newcomer Jonathan Boyton-Lee. Janez Vermeiren and Lunga Shabalala are gone but Lunga will be seen in another M-Net show soon: Legacy.
Comments | 18 Feb 2021 14:48
CHANNEL NEWS New African lifestyle channel HONEY launches on DStv Channel 173 on Monday 15 February. Features unscripted shows from African producers covering relationships, cooking, weddings, reality shows and makeovers. Produced by Media24, who produce Afrikaans lifestyle channel VIA. Will be available on Premium, Compact Plus and Compact. Keep a lookout on TVSA for more about its series.
Comments | 03 Feb 2021 13:28
CHANNEL NEWS It's Big Cat Month on National Geographic this February with a line-up of Sunday night specials dedicated to our feline friends. Starts this Sunday 7 February with a four-special burst. Check out TVSA's New Shows and Seasons on the day for everything you need to know about the shows.
Comments | 03 Feb 2021 13:16
CHANNEL NEWS History Channel series Icons of Music returns in May, with these titles: Paul McCartney: Wings of a Beatle, Bob Marley: Roots of a Man, Mick Jagger: A Knight to Remember and Ozzy Osbourne: Throne of Darkness.
Comments | 25 Jan 2021 14:42
CHANNEL NEWS SABC2 to debut new Afrikaans telenovela titled Die Sentrum, from Thursday 8 April at 18h00.
Comments | 22 Jan 2021 19:10
CHANNEL NEWS NovelaMagic (DStv 165) extends to Access subscribers from this Friday 22 January making it available from Premium through to Access. It's still only available to South African viewers - plans for other regions are still in the works apparently.
Comments | 21 Jan 2021 16:33
CHANNEL NEWS Pop-up James Bond channel coming to DStv 111 for Premium, Compact Plus, Compact and Family subscribers. Live from Friday 22 January to Sunday 31 January, 06h00 to 22h00. Features every 007 film starting with 1962's Dr. No. All films will also be available on Catch Up until Sunday 28 February.
1 Comment | 13 Jan 2021 13:43
CHANNEL NEWS Cartoon Network debuts African comedy and promo series titled CN to the Rescue, starring Congolese-born, Capetonian comedian André Lembwa. Eps are loading online at Cartoon Network's YouTube channel and it premieres on DStv on Monday, 18 January at 18h35, with new episodes until 24 January.
1 Comment | 10 Dec 2020 17:23
CHANNEL NEWS Two pop-up music channels launch on OpenView on Friday 4 December: SA Hits on 135 and Soul Playlist on 136.
Comments | 03 Dec 2020 17:45
CHANNEL NEWS AKA's Glammy mom Lynn Forbes to appear as Lifetime's latest movie ambassador for the channel's December line-up. The movie of the month: Merry Liddle Christmas, starring Kelly Rowland as Jacquie, a single and somewhat OCD entrepreneur who gets the Christmas she never imagined.
1 Comment | 26 Nov 2020 11:51
CHANNEL NEWS E! orders limited series event titled For Real: The Story of Reality TV, hosted and produced by pop culture fundi Andy Cohen. Each themed episode will reflect and comment on iconic moments from reality TV shows including Survivor, Real Housewives, The Kar'trashians and The Bachelor. No premiere date confirmed yet.
Comments | 23 Nov 2020 13:03
CHANNEL NEWS New Africa-centric, unscripted channel Honey to launch on DStv Channel 173 on Friday, 12 February 2021. All shows are created by African producers and genres include lifestyle, fashion, food, weddings, dating and reality. It's packaged by Media24's TV unit who make the Afrikaans channel VIA and will be available on Compact, Compact Plus and Premium. Will also be available in Nigeria, Ghana, Kenya, Uganda, Namibia, Botswana, Malawi, Zambia, Angola, Mozambique, Tanzania, DRC and Cameroon.
Comments | 23 Nov 2020 10:27
CHANNEL NEWS You know about the primetime shows, but which other shows are on the Timeless Dizi Channel (DStv 123)? Premiere episodes of Wings of Love air at 16h35, followed by Kurt Serit & Shura at 17h20. See comments for descriptions of each>>
1 Comment | 03 Nov 2020 17:03
CHANNEL NEWS New pop-up channel M-Net Movies Collection now available on Channel 111 to Premium subscribers. Features collections of films that have sequels, trilogies, sixologies etc. Franchises include the Mutant Teenagers, The Hobbit, Ghostbusters and Despicable Me. Pops until 22 November 2020. All other packages can upsize to get the channel by using DStv's R99 movie Add-On option.
Comments | 27 Oct 2020 14:55
CHANNEL NEWS Controversial news talk host JJ Tabane joins eNCA to host new show Truth to Power, starting on Sunday, 1 November at 20h00. Series aims to "afford the nation a chance to tell their stories in gritty detail and have a champion in JJ Tabane to challenge the status quo and demand answers with no fear or favour. " New episodes air Sundays at 20h00 and Mondays at 20h30.
Comments | 23 Oct 2020 13:49
CHANNEL NEWS Turkish novela pop-up channel TDC confirmed to launch on DStv Channel 123 on Monday, 2 November. We use "TDC" because its name has suddenly changed. When it was first announced DStv called it Timeless Drama Channel and now it's suddenly titled Timeless Dizi Channel. Let's hope it makes us Dizi for the right reasons. Will be available on Premium, Compact Plus, Compact and Family.
Comments | 22 Oct 2020 16:07
CHANNEL NEWS BET (Channel 129) extended to DStv Access for the rest of October as an advert for novela Isono (Mondays to Thursdays at 21h30).
Comments | 15 Oct 2020 17:29
CHANNEL NEWS Schedule alert! A heads-up that new telenovela channel tlnovelas launched on DStv (Channel 133) on the evening of Monday, 14 September (From Premium to Family). MultiChoice's communications agency told TVSA it was launching on 1 October BUT clearly that isn't the case.
1 Comment | 14 Sep 2020 18:51
CHANNEL NEWS TNT movie channel to launch on StarSat on Tuesday, 15 September, on Channel 186.
Comments | 07 Sep 2020 09:40
CHANNEL NEWS M-Net Movie Channels to be reduced from six to four channels on 1 September: M-Net Movies 1, 2, 3 and 4. Available on Premium - 1 to 4. On Compact Plus and Compact - 3 and 4. On Family and Access - 4.
Comments | 31 Aug 2020 12:46
CHANNEL NEWS WildEarth pop-up channel now available on DStv on Channel 183 on Premium and Compact Plus. Features daily, virtual live safari shows from wildlife locations including The Greater Kruger, KZN and the Kalahari. Pops-up until 25 November.
Comments | 27 Aug 2020 18:33
CHANNEL NEWS Five pop-up channels coming to DStv over the coming months: tlnovelas (Mexican novelas), ZooMoo (Canadian kids channel), KIX (African action movies), Timeless Drama Channel (Turkish novelas) and tvN (Korean drama channel). KIX to be available on Premium, Compact Plus and Compact. No confirmation from DStv on the others yet - will keep you posted. Keep a lookout on TVSA for channel broadcast dates.
Comments | 21 Aug 2020 11:48
CHANNEL NEWS CuriosityStream on DStv changes name to Curiosity Channel to differentiate it from the global streaming service and Curiosity on Demand. Also introduces new themed nights as at August 2020.
Comments | 19 Aug 2020 12:13
CHANNEL NEWS Eventually! FOX catches up with the latest season of Killing Eve. Season 3 premieres on Wednesday, 26 August 2020 at 20h45, following on after Season 2.
Comments | 29 Jul 2020 18:32
CHANNEL NEWS eNCA adds third new show to its line-up within a month-and-a-half: Style Syndicate, hosted by The Tea with Lindi's Lindiwe Sithole. Features fashion, property profiles, celebrities and fast cars. Premieres Friday, 24 July at 21h30.
Comments | 23 Jul 2020 12:53
CHANNEL NEWS It's the big 10 for Mzansi Magic this week. The channel's been on air for a decade, having first debuted on DStv on Monday, 12 July 2010.
Comments | 13 Jul 2020 10:03
CHANNEL NEWS The M-Net channels are turning into soap-suds. They're taking over from where ITV Choice left off by adding long-running British soapies Coronation Street and Emmerdale to their line-up, as a third soapie alongside their new local one Legacy. Corrie and Emmie to air on M-Net City and Legacy to air on M-Net.
Comments | 07 Jul 2020 11:37
CHANNEL NEWS Crime + Investigation channel makes South African comeback after being ripped from DStv. It's now available on streaming service Viu as Crime + Investigation Play. Lifetime also now available on Viu as Lifetime Play (while remaining on DStv). Both are on Viu's Premium paid-for service.
Comments | 01 Jul 2020 16:52
CHANNEL NEWS Gospel singer HLE (Hlengiwe Ntombela Hlengiwe) to host new variety show on One Gospel titled Adlib. Premieres Wednesday, 1 July at 17h30 with Idols winner Khaya Mthethwa as first guest.
Comments | 01 Jul 2020 15:56
CHANNEL NEWS M-Net loads the first episodes of three series on Catch Up before their premieres on the channel. They are: Perry Mason, I Know This Much Is True and The Sinner 3. See the comments box for their schedules>>
1 Comment | 27 Jun 2020 14:18
CHANNEL NEWS M-Net Binge pop-up channel (114) extended to 31 July 2020. Series in the June line-up include Westworld 1 and 2, Entourage 3, 4 and 5 and Watchmen.
Comments | 03 Jun 2020 12:15
CHANNEL NEWS TV journalist Freek Robinson goes into retirement after 45 years of broadcasting. He leaves eNuus after a decade.
1 Comment | 01 Jun 2020 09:46
CHANNEL NEWS Reminder: DStv Compact Plus channels have been made available to Compact viewers from 1 to 29 May. Tap the comments box for the available channels>>
1 Comment | 05 May 2020 19:51
CHANNEL NEWS M-Net Binge channel (114) extends to 28 June and daily times change. Channel now starts at 20h00 on weekdays and 19h00 on weekends because of the high age restrictions of shows.
Comments | 05 May 2020 10:01
CHANNEL NEWS SABC launches new channel SABC Education on Monday, 4 May - on YouTube and on DTT. It caters to foundation, intermediate, high school, as well as civic and tertiary education.
1 Comment | 01 May 2020 12:20
CHANNEL NEWS DStv opens up Compact Plus channels to Compact viewers from 1 to 29 May. Tap the comments box for the channels line-up>>
3 Comments | 24 Apr 2020 12:58
CHANNEL NEWS E! Entertainment extends to DStv Compact (Channel 124) from Tuesday, 14 April. And yes, it's a permanent set-up and not a glorified up-sell.
2 Comments | 09 Apr 2020 09:40
CHANNEL NEWS DStv to launch Easter weekend pop-up channel: Africa Easter Channel, on 344, featuring church sermons from different denominations and gospel artists including Lebo Sekgobela, Dr. Tumi, Hillsong, William McDowell and Sis Ribs. Goes live from Thursday 9 April to the 13th.
Comments | 30 Mar 2020 11:06
CHANNEL NEWS A repeats channel called kykNET Lekker launches on DStv on 148 on Monday, 9 March to give Access viewers access to the kykNET library. Series include Suidooster (from Season 1), Binnelanders (from Season 4) and Jou Show met Emo.
Comments | 28 Feb 2020 17:34
CHANNEL NEWS Zee World's short-running Snatched ends on Zee World on 27 March. What's next at 18h00? A family drama Our Perfect Place.
Comments | 24 Feb 2020 14:31


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