Sony Channel

Broadcast on: DStv
Active from: 11 Feb 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, Extra, 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


Genre: Drama, Police Procedural
Channel: SABC2, Hallmark Channel, Sony Channel, Universal Channel
Summary: NCIS is a show that focuses on the sometimes complex and always amusing dynamics of a team forced to work together in high-stress situations.
Starring: Mark Harmon, Michael Weatherly, Sasha Alexander

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


Genre: Drama, Horror, Thriller
Channel: Sony Channel, Sony MAX, M-Net Edge, M-Net City
Summary: In this thriller, based on characters from the novels, we see where the story of psychiatrist-turned-serial-killer Dr. Hannibal Lecter began.
Starring: Hugh Dancy, Mads Mikkelsen, Caroline Dhavernas

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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