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SundanceTV

Broadcast on: DStv
Active from: 01 Jun 2017
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About

SundanceTV is a digital satellite television channel which celebrates independent feature films, world cinema, documentaries as well as outstanding original drama series.

AVAILABILITY

DStv: Channel 108
Bouquet: Premium

PICTURE FORMAT

720p (HDTV, 16:9)

ABOUT

Dedicated to founder Robert Redford's mission to celebrate creativity, SundanceTV positions itself as "the television destination for independent-minded viewers seeking something different."

The channel, describing itself as "bold, imaginative and uncompromising", offers audiences a diverse and engaging selection of high-quality independent films, documentaries and original programs.

Launched in 1996, SundanceTV showcases today's creative icons and the emerging talent of tomorrow while celebrating the unique spirit of creativity and independent storytelling established by the world-renowned annual Sundance Film Festival.

SundanceTV showcases award-winning films from the Festival, many of which are seen exclusively on the network. The channel also broadcasts original drama series from AMC studios and other leading distributors such as Fear the Walking Dead, Into the Badlands and Breaking Bad, among others.

The channel launched in South Africa on 1 June 2017 and one of the first original series to air was The Son, starring Pierce Brosnan. It's a sweeping saga spanning 150 years and three generations of the McCullough family and is based on the best-selling novel of the same name.

Some of the Film Festival Selections to premiere on the channel at launch included the documentary Cries from Syria, which bears witness to the resiliency of the people of Syria in the wake of their exposure to unthinkable crimes against humanity. I Smile Back is a portrait of a suburban wife and mother dealing with depression and disillusionment that send her careening into a secret world of reckless compulsion.

In addition to being widely distributed throughout North America, SundanceTV is available throughout Europe, Asia, Latin America, Africa and the Middle East. Owned and operated by AMC Networks International, SundanceTV is available in HD and across multiple platforms.


Latest Updated Shows

Breaking Bad

Genre: Drama
Channel: M-Net Action, AMC Africa, SundanceTV, M-Net Series, M-Net Series Showcase, M-Net Series Zone
Summary: The story of a chemistry teacher who turns to a life of crime (specifically dealing methamphetamine) after being diagnosed with terminal lung cancer.
Starring: Bryan Cranston, Anna Gunn, Aaron Paul


Into the Badlands

Genre: Action/Adventure, Drama, Science Fiction, Miniseries, Fantasy, Thriller
Channel: AMC Africa, SundanceTV
Summary: Set in a future world, this series tells the story of a ruthless warrior and a young boy who embark on a spiritual odyssey across a dangerous land.
Starring: Daniel Wu, Marton Csokas, Aramis Knight


Fear the Walking Dead

Genre: Drama, Horror
Channel: AMC Africa, SundanceTV
Summary: Prequel to The Walking Dead which follows a teacher, a guidance counselor and her two children in the opening stages of the zombie apocalypse.
Starring: Kim Dickens, Cliff Curtis, Frank Dillane


Latest Articles

Final season: Breaking Bad 5

16 Nov 2017 | Written by: Shows Editor | From: Today's TV Highlights
CHANNEL: SundanceTV | Walt heads to see his family, while dealing with the aftermath of the bomb that killed Gus.


Movie: The Eyes of My Mother (2016)

29 Oct 2017 | Written by: Shows Editor | From: Today's TV Highlights
CHANNEL: SundanceTV | A young woman is consumed by her darkest desires after tragedy strikes her quiet life.


Western drama: Hell on Wheels

23 Oct 2017 | Written by: Shows Editor | From: Today's TV Highlights
CHANNEL: SundanceTV | A former soldier's quest for vengeance leads him to the the first Transcontinental railroad.




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