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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

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


Last Tango in Halifax

Genre: Drama, Comedy-Drama
Channel: BBC Entertainment, BBC First
Summary: Celia and Alan are both widowed and in their seventies and when their grandsons put their details on Facebook they rediscover a relationship.
Starring: Derek Jacobi, Anne Reid, Sarah Lancashire


Silent Witness

Genre: Drama, Police Procedural
Channel: BBC Prime, BBC Entertainment, BBC First
Summary: Drama based on a real life forensic pathologist which focuses on a team of forensic pathology experts and their investigations into various crimes.
Starring: Amanda Burton, William Armstrong, William Gaminara


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

The Wild on e.tv and eExtra Teasers - August 2020

Series finale! Ashwin is obsessed with finding Amita. Also, will Itumeleng and Marang finally live happily ever after?


Days of Our Lives Teasers - August 2020

There is major fallout from the celebrations but slowly people start remembering what happened.


New on TV today: Wednesday 15 July

Tonight there's A Gathering Storm on Nat Geo and some Celebrity Ghost Stories on Lifetime.


The lowdown on SABC1's two new Bonang specials

It's goodbye to 1Magic and hello-again to SABC1 with a Bonang blitz in August.


The Way To Paradise 2 Teasers - August 2020

Pregnancy checks, drugging leading to sex and more!


Iron Rose 2 Teasers - August 2020

A fatal shoot-out unites Altagracia and León.


New on TV today: Tuesday 14 July

Spoorloos is back on kykNET with a new cast and story as three police dramas return to M-Net.


Moja Love responds to queries about #icanact open casting call

Is there a short list? What's happening with the audition applications? The answer to your questions.


Lithapo Teasers - August 2020

A mystery suitcase is opened, secrets are revealed and Pabi must deal with her Senzo/Nolo sandwich.


New on TV today: Monday 13 July

Predict My Future on CuriosityStream docuseries or join the Animal Kingdom on e.tv.

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