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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

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


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


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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New on TV today: Thursday 1 October

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Days of Our Lives Teasers - October 2020

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Pics! The Crown 4's Princess Diana and Margaret Thatcher

Two actresses. Two real life people. See how they mould.


Series Review: Lovecraft Country Episode 7 - I Am

This show just keeps getting better and better. The latest episode zooms in on Hippolyta with a bit of space/time-bending.


Gangaa 2 Teasers - October 2020

The one person both Gangaa and Sagar thought would be on their side, turns against them. Who is it?


Twist of Fate Teasers - October 2020

Pragya comes out of mourning and goes on a mission to avenge her sister's murder.


Legacy Teasers - October 2020

An explosive arrest! Also, Felicity has to fight a hostile takeover.


Zara's Nikah Teasers - October 2020

Zara makes it to the board and presents her case.

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