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BBC Brit

Broadcast on: DStv
Active from: 01 Sep 2015
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About

BBC Brit is a South African television channel broadcast exclusively on MultiChoice Africa's DStv platform which was one of three BBC-branded, themed channels that replaced BBC Entertainment and BBC Knowledge in September 2015.

The channel positions itself as "premium factual entertainment that is intelligent but irreverent".

AVAILABILITY

DStv: Channel 120
Bouquet: Premium, Compact Plus, Compact

PICTURE FORMAT

576i (SDTV, 16:9) - DStv
720p (HDTV, 16:9) - DStv (from 5 October, 2017)

ABOUT

BBC Brit replaced the now-defunct BBC Entertainment channel on 1 September, 2015. The channel is Maleskewing but with broader appeal, it blends expertise with entertainment and fact with fun.

The channel is the exclusive home of Top Gear on DStv and covers a rich variety of subjects: cars, science, adventure, business, food, life-changing moments, extreme characters, quirky eccentrics, music, sport and comedy.

A blend of the meaningful and the meaningless, it's a place to learn and laugh at the hands of some of the most endearing and quirky characters on television.

Originally in Standard Definition, the channel converted to High Definition on 5 October, 2017.


Latest Updated Shows

Little Big Shots

Genre: Comedy, Reality, Kids, Variety
Channel: M-Net, e.tv, eExtra, BBC Brit
Summary: Created by Ellen DeGeneres and Steve Harvey, with Harvey hosting, this talent show features young performers and every form of wunderkind in the USA.
Starring: Steve Harvey


Downton Abbey

Genre: Drama, Period Drama
Channel: BBC Entertainment, VIDI, BBC Brit, BBC First
Summary: Set in the country house of the Earl and Countess of Grantham, this period drama follows the intrigues of the Crawley family and their servants.
Starring: Hugh Bonneville, Jessica Brown Findlay, Laura Carmichael


Come Dine With Me South Africa

Genre: Food, Reality, Reality Competition
Channel: BBC Entertainment, BBC Lifestyle, BBC Brit
Summary: Local version of the show in which amateur chefs attempt to wow each other with their culinary and hospitality skills in order to win cash prizes.
Starring: Dave Lamb


Latest Articles

New on TV today: Wednesday 24 February

24 Feb 2021 | Written by: Shows Editor | From: New Shows and Seasons
South Africa with Gregg Wallace starts on BBC Lifestyle and VIA debuts two true crime series.


New on TV today: Sunday 21 February

21 Feb 2021 | Written by: Shows Editor | From: New Shows and Seasons
Curiosity documents Besieged Fortresses and period drama Sanditon starts a run on BBC Brit.


New on TV today: Friday 5 February

05 Feb 2021 | Written by: Shows Editor | From: New Shows and Seasons
Sugar takes centre stage in Candy Land on Food Network and Mexico Life returns to HGTV.



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Back! For a new season after a whopping seven years since Season 1. Nine years have passed…


Close Enemies 2 -Teasers - April 2021

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Adoption can be a long, drawn out process.


New on TV today: Friday 5 March

Dating #NoFilter returns to SABC3 and Curiosity Channel documents History's Greatest Homes.


Generations: The Legacy Teasers - April 2021

Lesedi falls victim to exactly what she judged others for.

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