Sony Channel

Broadcast on: DStv
Active from: 02 Nov 2007
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Sony Channel (formerly known as Sony Entertainment Television, also known as SONY or SET) is a general entertainment channel that is part of the DStv bouquet of Sub-Saharan Africa satellite channels owned by MultiChoice.


DStv: Channel 127
Bouquet: Premium, Compact Plus, Compact, Family


576i (SDTV, 16:9) - DStv


Sony Entertainment Television is designed for complete family-friendly entertainment with mix of programming that includes dramas, comedies and thrillers.

The channel broadcasts a mix of programming including drama, comedy and reality series as well as commercial and independent movies.

The channel also airs exclusive South African week-nightly broadcasts of the popular US night-time talk show Late Show with David Letterman, and it is the premiere broadcaster of the reality series The Amazing Race.

The channel changed named from Sony Entertainment Television to Sony Channel on Tuesday 23 September, 2014. According to Sony, the name change was because "the channel is seven years old and the name change is part of the brand evolution process that aims to both simplify and provide greater brand clarity. The resulting 'Sony Channel' is just that."

Latest Updated Shows

The Moment of Truth

Genre: Game/Quiz Shows
Channel: M-Net Series, Sony Channel, Sony Max
Summary: Game show in which contestants are asked a series of difficult questions about themselves while strapped to a polygraph prior to the show.
Starring: Mark L. Walberg

The Amazing Race

Genre: Reality, Reality Competition
Channel: SABC3, Sony Channel, StarTimes One
Summary: Reality competition series in which teams of two or four race around the world against other teams, with the first-place team winning $1,000,000.
Starring: Phil Keoghan

Law & Order: Criminal Intent

Genre: Drama, Police Procedural
Channel: SABC3, Sony Channel, StarTimes One, Universal Channel, SABC1, SABC2
Summary: The third spinoff of Law & Order which follows a division of the NYPD called the "Major Case Squad" which investigates high-profile homicide cases.
Starring: Vincent D'Onofrio, Kathryn Erbe, Jamey Sheridan

Latest Articles

TV lovers to headline Sony Channel's first South African show

03 Nov 2015 | Written by: Tashi | From: Tashi's TV
What to expect from Sony Channel's new TV fandom series. (with vid)

Who's who on The Amazing Race 25

27 Aug 2015 | Written by: TVSA Team | From: News | 1 comment
TAR 25 premieres on Sony Channel on Sunday and includes a team of former Survivors. Get to know all the teams with our who's who.

Hott new guardian angel for Drop Dead Diva on Season 5

12 Aug 2015 | Written by: Tashi | From: Tashi's TV
Drop Dead Diva star Brooke Elliott gives her insider take on what to expect from Season 5 when it starts on Sony Channel on Monday.


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