News Shorts - Channel News

CHANNEL NEWS Shahan Ramkissoon promoted to Prime Time news on eNCA after 17 years as a journalist. Took him long enough, jeez.
1 Comment | 18 Oct 2021 16:40
CHANNEL NEWS 2021 NBA season airs live with repeats on ESPN and ESPN2, starting with the first game on Wednesday, 20 October at 01h30 on ESPN, repeated at 08h00 on ESPN2. ESPN also premieres a weekday show on the same day at 21h00 to commemorate the NBA's 75th anniversary.
Comments | 18 Oct 2021 12:33
CHANNEL NEWS The blur disappears. Zee World goes HD in the rest of Africa on Thursday 14 October 2021. It happened in South Africa in November 2018 already.
Comments | 13 Oct 2021 11:09
CHANNEL NEWS The Ellen DeGeneres Show moves from Vuzu to new channel Me (115) in November, with episodes at 16h00 on weekdays.
Comments | 11 Oct 2021 12:30
CHANNEL NEWS Vuzu and M-Net City go dark at the end of October and merge into one channel in November, on 115. New channel name: Me. Question: "What you doing tonight?" Answer: "I'm watching Me." Mm.
4 Comments | 01 Oct 2021 14:58
CHANNEL NEWS Channel O orders another YouTube podcast to TV: The POPcast, by hip hopper Scoop Makhathini, DJ Ms Cosmo and digital creator Sipho Snaps. Four episode special premieres Tuesday 5 October at 21h30. Interviewees include DJ Sabby, Ayanda MVP, Smash Afrika and Loot.
1 Comment | 29 Sep 2021 17:10
CHANNEL NEWS Afrikaans-dubbed Turkish novela Dokter Ali to air on eExtra once Stiletto Vendetta 2 ends in October. The whole of Season 1 has loaded on eVOD and now it's starting a run on eExtra. When eVOD launched, eMedia told us the eVOD novelas would only reach TV after a year or so. Clearly that's changed.
Comments | 21 Sep 2021 12:11
CHANNEL NEWS SABC Education (on DTT and TelkomONE) revises channel schedule with new curriculum-support and children’s programming from 14h00 to 18h00, Mondays to Sundays. Catch up episodes of Skeem Saam and Daily Thetha air at 18h00 and 18h30. Evenings feature themed programming from 19h30.
1 Comment | 06 Sep 2021 15:49
CHANNEL NEWS Two new M-Net Movie channels launch on Friday 24 September: Hollywood's Sexiest (on 111) on Premium; and Lethal Legends (113) on Compact, Compact Plus and Premium. Hollywood's Sexiest features hot Hollywood stars and runs from 16h00 to 24h00, until 10 October. Lethal Legends celebrates action stars of the 80s and 90s, with screenings from 10h00 to 24h00, until 3 October. Movies will also be on Catch-Up until early November.
Comments | 31 Aug 2021 11:59
CHANNEL NEWS FOX canned on DStv and StarSat. Shut down by parent company Disney who are increasingly turning their attentions to streaming. Channel goes dark from 1 October 2021. The result: the eleventh and final season of The Walking Dead isn't airing on it.
2 Comments | 24 Aug 2021 16:02
CHANNEL NEWS Channel O picks up MacG's Podcast and Chill for TV. Sol Phenduka and Ghost Lady join MacG in the same set-up as the YouTube channel feat. convos with celebrity guests including Zahara and Bouga Luv. Premieres 1 September at 21h30.
Comments | 23 Aug 2021 17:20
CHANNEL NEWS National Geographic to debut documentary series 9/11: One Day In America from Sunday 29 August to Wednesday 1 September at 21h00. Chronicles events of that day through interviews with first responders and survivors. Includes footage of the towers from apartments and streets nearby just after the planes hit.
Comments | 11 Aug 2021 15:05
CHANNEL NEWS New series Emperor Ashoka replaces Love or Poison? on Glow TV from Monday 19 July at 19h00. Ashoka, the son of Emperor Bindusara, is trained to become an impartial ruler of Magadha. Meanwhile, Bindusara's wives plot to overthrow him and steal the empire.
Comments | 19 Jul 2021 16:39
CHANNEL NEWS SuperSport to feature eight Olympics channels when the Games begin on 23 July. The news and highlights channel will be available on Access and above. Family will have four channels in total. Compact: six. Compact Plus and Premium: all eight.
Comments | 14 Jul 2021 17:43
CHANNEL NEWS DStv launches Moja Love repeats channel Moja 9.9 on Channel 158 for Access viewers. Available from 16 June. New debate show Start Somewhere debuts on the same day, on both channels.
Comments | 11 Jun 2021 12:54
CHANNEL NEWS Vuyo Mvoko anchors new accountability show The Watchdog on SABC News aimed at "demanding productive answers from those responsible for managing public affairs." Airs weeknights from 20h00 to 21h00. Will it ask the hard questions? If so, how long will it be allowed to last?
Comments | 08 Jun 2021 10:15
CHANNEL NEWS eReality launches a weekend programming block on Saturday 10 July called eKasi, between 19h00 and 20h00 on Saturdays and Sundays. Titles still to be confirmed. We'll keep you looped.
Comments | 04 Jun 2021 11:36
CHANNEL NEWS The River starts a run from Season 1 on Mzansi Wethu in June, starting Monday 28th at 20h00.
Comments | 27 May 2021 16:42
CHANNEL NEWS SABC1 premieres new Sunday night drama on 6 June at 19h30: Judas Kiss. About limelight-loving Judas, who turns his construction company into a reality show and betrays his bright architect wife Nandi. Stars Marcus Mabusela, Angela Sithole, Cedric Fourie, Kabelo Moalusi, Hastings Muravha, Andile Masia, Mbalenhle Mavimbela and Hayley Owen Watters.
Comments | 25 May 2021 16:39
CHANNEL NEWS Supernatural novela A Magical Love Story premieres on Star Life on 3 July at 22h00, once The Evil Eye 2 ends. A rich magician's life takes a romantic turn when he falls in love. But it’s not a bed of roses obviously or there would be no series. Things take a turn when a powerful genie becomes a thorn on his side.
Comments | 24 May 2021 15:13
CHANNEL NEWS SABC1 continues its run of Mzansi Magic's The Ranakas with Season 1 running into Season 2 from Saturday 29 May at 18h30. New episodes air weekly at 18h00 and 18h30.
Comments | 20 May 2021 13:41
CHANNEL NEWS Fast & Furious pop-up channel returns to DStv from 21 to 30 May, as a lead in to the release of Fast & Furious 9 at cinemas in June. Will feature the eight original Fast & Furious fliks, and franchise spin-off Hobbs & Shaw. In a major twist of generosity instead of the usual stinginess, the channel will be available to Premium, Compact Plus, Compact, Access and Family viewers. On 111. Also on Catch Up, from 21 May to 30 June.
Comments | 05 May 2021 15:33
CHANNEL NEWS NickToons premieres new local music show NickMusic on Monday 17 May at 16h25, hosted by TV newcomer Lerai Rakoditsoe. Features a playlist of African and international tunes that kids and parents can enjoy together. Airs Mondays to Thursdays.
Comments | 28 Apr 2021 15:48
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


Muvhango Teasers - November 2021

K tries to kill himself. Also: Gugu and Azwindini get stuck underground.

Dokter Ali Teasers - November 2021

Complaints about Ali lead to him being called to a board meeting.

New on TV today: Wednesday 20 October

Men choose Russian brides in VIA's Ram vir 'n Rus as new novelas start on Star Life and Zee.

New! Broken Hearts Teasers - October 2021

Introducing the first teasers for Star Life's new series about the impact of a 20-year age difference on a couple.

Top Shows on TV: September 2021

The reload of The Estate on SABC1 knocks the primetime broadcast off S3's Top 20 list.

Voëlvry Teasers - November 2021

BOOM! A house explodes. Also: Another murder.

Legacy 2 Teasers - November 2021

Guess who's back, back again....Msizi!

Big Brother Mzansi: Revived! and now casting in 2021

The search is ON for housemates for reality TV's comeback kid.

New on TV today: Tuesday 19 October

A new show joins two returning ones on VIA, as med drama Nurses returns to Universal.

New! Wedding Planners Teasers - October 2021

Introducing the first teasers for Star Life's new 21h00 novela ahead of its premiere on Tuesday (19th).


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