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

Luther

Genre: Drama, Police Procedural
Channel: BBC Entertainment, SABC3, BBC First
Summary: Drama which follows the cases of a troubled yet brilliant English police detective, DCI John Luther, who is tormented by the darker side of humanity.
Starring: Idris Elba, Ruth Wilson, Steven Mackintosh


DCI Banks

Genre: Drama, Anthology Series
Channel: BBC Entertainment, BBC First
Summary: Crime drama which follows Chief Inspector Alan Banks and the feisty and headstrong DS Annie Cabbot in three thrilling crime stories each season.
Starring: Stephen Tompkinson, Andrea Lowe, Lorraine Burroughs


The Graham Norton Show

Genre: Comedy, Talk Show
Channel: BBC Entertainment, BBC Brit
Summary: Graham Norton presents a show about the people, trends, stories and celebrity culture that interest him, featuring comedy monologues and celeb chat.
Starring: Graham Norton


Latest Articles

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.


New season of Top Gear to simulcast with UK

13 Jan 2015 | Written by: TVSA Team | From: BBC Entertainment
Top Gear speeds-up for the new 22nd season with a UK simulcast, airing at the same time as it airs in the UK.


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