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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

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


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


Latest Articles

New on TV today: Tuesday 20 July

20 Jul 2021 | Written by: Shows Editor | From: New Shows and Seasons
BBC Brit gets Pooch Perfect as one new and three returning shows start on VIA.


New on TV today: Monday 5 July

05 Jul 2021 | Written by: Shows Editor | From: New Shows and Seasons
Nqobile starts on Mzansi Magic and three new K-dramas start on tvN and Netflix.


New on TV today: Wednesday 23 June

23 Jun 2021 | Written by: Shows Editor | From: New Shows and Seasons
Enslaved starts a run on S3, along with seven returning shows on other channels.



LATEST ARTICLES

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Series finale! It's BAD news for Mateo Corona.


New on TV today: Thursday 5 August

Returning shows are Narco Wars on Nat Geo, Killing Eve on S3 and The Neighborhood on Vuzu.


Settle your small claims on South Africa's own Judge Judy: Die Hof

If you've got a dispute of under R20,000 you can get justice on this show.


The Cost of Love Teasers - August 2021

Rangoli misbehaves in court.


Final call! Who Wants to Be a Millionaire? on kykNET

The famous game show returns with its R1-million cash prize. Entries close soon!


Law of the Heart 2 Teasers - September 2021

Alfredo and Catalina start the adoption process - with surprising results.


New on TV today: Wednesday 4 August

BBC Lifestyle showcases the World's Most Luxurious as HGTV goes Inside Out.


A Love To Die For Teasers - August 2021

A crossover from The Cost of Love. Also, Tara and Aarohi fight.


Scandal! extended teaser: Lights out for Mamba and Gorbachev tonight

This is how it's going down on Tuesday 3 August.


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Everyone is concerned about AB.

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