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Sony Channel

Broadcast on: Defunct
Active from: 02 Nov 2007
Active until: 31 Oct 2018

About

Sony Channel (formerly known as Sony Entertainment Television, also known as SONY or SET) was a general entertainment channel that is part of the DStv bouquet of Sub-Saharan Africa satellite channels owned by MultiChoice.

AVAILABILITY

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

PICTURE FORMAT

576i (SDTV, 16:9) - DStv

ABOUT

Sony Channel was designed for complete family-friendly entertainment with mix of programming that included dramas, comedies and thrillers.

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

The channel also aired South African week-nightly broadcasts of the US night-time talk show Late Show with David Letterman, and was 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."

Both Sony Channel and sister channel Sony MAX were discontinued on 31 October, 2018.


Latest Updated Shows

Girlfriends

Genre: Comedy
Channel: SABC1, M-Net Series, Top One, Vuzu, Sony Channel, 1Magic
Summary: Girlfriends takes a sometimes serious but mostly hilarious look at the lives of four African-American women as they tackle socially relevant issues.
Starring: Tracee Ellis Ross, Golden Brooks, Persia White


NCIS

Genre: Drama, Police Procedural
Channel: SABC2, Hallmark Channel, Sony Channel, Universal TV, M-Net, M-Net City, SABC3
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


Everybody Hates Chris

Genre: Comedy
Channel: SABC1, Sony Channel, Vuzu, SABC3, 1Magic
Summary: Comedy inspired by the teenage experiences of comedian Chris Rock while growing up in the Bedford-Stuyvesant neighbourhood of Brooklyn, New York.
Starring: Terry Crews, Tichina Arnold, Tequan Richmond


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06 Jun 2018 | Written by: Shows Editor | From: New Shows and Seasons
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