Lifetime Africa

Broadcast on: DStv
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Lifetime is a pan-African version of the A+E Networks channel Lifetime which is broadcast in South Africa on the DStv satellite platform and comes with an emphasis on fresh and uplifting content, with the aim to engage and inspire viewers with its proven formula of Lifetime Original Movies, quality scripted dramas and factual entertainment.

It debuted in South Africa on Tuesday 22 July 2014, at 19h10. The first show broadcast on the channel was Dance Moms: The Competition Begins.


DStv: Channel 131
Bouquet: Premium


576i (SDTV, 16:9) - DStv


Already established in the US and the UK, this women's entertainment brand from A+E Networks launched across Africa in 2014 on Multichoice's DStv satellite platform.

The Lifetime schedule is packed with powerful stories, passionate people and addictive entertainment. With an emphasis on fresh and uplifting content, Lifetime in Africa aims to engage and inspire 
viewers with its proven formula of Lifetime Original Movies, quality scripted dramas and factual entertainment.

Lifetime is available in Africa on channel 131 on the MultiChoice DStv platform. Lifetime is currently available in more than 115 countries, reaching more than 140-million subscribers.

Lifetime is home to a wide array of exclusive programming dedicated to powerful, uplifting story-telling. Lifetime Original Movies tell compelling, often based on real-life stories through glossy, high-end productions starring Hollywood's biggest stars.

The channel also brings gripping dramas from around the world and the factual entertainment on Lifetime hosts a cast of strong female characters whose extraordinary lives are captured through the lens.

Ultimately, Lifetime is about having fun, with territory premiere performances from the biggest music stars from across the globe in the exclusive Live Music Nights.

Latest Updated Shows


Genre: Drama, Comedy-Drama
Channel: Lifetime Africa, ShowMax
Summary: A young reality TV producer is pushed by her unscrupulous boss to swallow her integrity and do anything it takes to drum up salacious show content.


Genre: Drama, Miniseries, Period Drama
Channel: History Africa, Lifetime Africa
Summary: Historical portrait of American slavery, recounting the journey of one family and their will to survive and carry on their legacy despite hardship.

Married at First Sight South Africa

Genre: Reality
Channel: Lifetime Africa
Summary: A team helps 'scientifically' match six South Africans in the hope they will tie the knot to a partner they meet for the very first time at the altar.
Starring: Sam Cowen

Latest Articles

Married at First Sight SA: renewed! - and casting for new singles

19 Apr 2017 | Written by: TVSA Team | From: Casting Calls
The first season's couples ran so fast it made our heads spin. Could You change this in Season 2?

New HD channels! Bouquet upgrades! Channel closures! MultiChoice gone mad!

27 Sep 2016 | Written by: TVSA Team | From: News | 3 comments
A raft of DStv changes have been announced including 9 new HD channels, a new Explora, channels closing down and more.

Hundreds of brave (crazy!) singles enter Married at First Sight

06 Sep 2016 | Written by: TVSA Team | From: News
An astonishing number of singles have entered the Lifetime reality show which will be hosted by Sam Cowen.


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