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BBC Entertainment

Broadcast on: Defunct
Active from: 01 Sep 2008
Active until: 31 Aug 2015

About

BBC Entertainment is a South African television channel broadcast exclusively on MultiChoice Africa's DStv platform which was one of four BBC-branded, themed channels that replaced BBC Prime and BBC Food in September 2008.

The channel positions itself as "bursting with glossy new dramas, classic sci-fi, hilarious sitcoms, celebrity chat shows and irresistible glamour".

AVAILABILITY

DStv: Channel 120
Bouquet: Premium, Extra

PICTURE FORMAT

576i (SDTV, 16:9) - DStv

ABOUT

BBC Entertainment features entertainment shows with a focus on primetime UK drama and comedies.

The channel showcases contemporary drama and crime series, along with classic and cutting-edge comedy. BBC Entertainment is also the home of shows such as The Graham Norton Show and Top Gear and the award-winning series, Sherlock and Downton Abbey.


Latest Updated Shows

Hell's Kitchen (USA)

Genre: Food, Reality Competition
Channel: BBC Lifestyle, BBC Entertainment
Summary: Hosted by celebrity chef Gordon Ramsay, this competition series features prospective chefs competing in an elimination format for a grand prize.
Starring: Gordon Ramsay


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


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


Latest Articles

Entertainment News 2019: Exzavier Whitley

12 Jun 2019 | Written by: Exzavier Whitley | From: New Entertainer: Exzavier Whitley
Recently, Singer-songwriter and artist from Denver, Colorado Exzavier Whitley has been up to lots of things lately. One of his most recent feats is his newest c...


BBC channels yanked, replaced with more relevant ones

12 Aug 2015 | Written by: TVSA Team | From: News | 1 comment
The abysmal BBC Entertainment is being yanked from DStv after years of torturing us. BBC Knowledge is out too. Three new channels replace them.


Norty Norton back for new season

14 Apr 2015 | Written by: TVSA Team | From: BBC Entertainment
Graham Norton's back for a new season this month. First guests include Stanley Tucci (who talks Hunger Games) and Kim Cattrall.



LATEST ARTICLES

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DStv seeks two presenters for YouTube what-to-watch show

TV lovers... if you're aged between 19 and 24 and want to be a presenter... need we say more?


The Red Room ripped as SABC3 struggles to be S3

There's no point to a new name for the same-old yawn fest. The latest on the 18h30 twilight zone.


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Stiletto Vendetta Teasers - May 2021

Merve loses it all.


New on TV today: Thursday 22 April

Two reality shows start on kykNET as Netflix reveals Life in Colour with David Attenborough.


Legacy Teasers - May 2021

Petra is pulled deeper into "The Game". Also, Willem has intimacy issues.


Muvhango Teasers - May 2021

Yoh! Tenda beats someone to death.


New on TV today: Wednesday 21 April

Returning shows include Rock the Block on HGTV, Pasella on SABC2 and Undercover Boss on BBC Brit.


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Two forbidden lovers cross a dangerous line.

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