Lifetime Africa

Broadcast on: Defunct
Active from: 23 Jul 2014
Active until: 31 May 2022


Lifetime was a pan-African version of the A+E Networks channel Lifetime which was broadcast in South Africa on the DStv satellite platform.


DStv: Channel 131
Bouquet: Premium, Compact Plus, Compact (from November 2019)


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.

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.

With an emphasis on fresh and uplifting content, Lifetime in Africa aimed to engage and inspire viewers with its formula of Lifetime Original Movies, scripted dramas and factual entertainment.

Lifetime was available in Africa on Channel 131 on the Multichoice DStv platform.

Lifetime was home to a wide array of exclusive programming dedicated to powerful, uplifting story-telling.

Lifetime underwent a refresh in February 2018, changing the logo.

Originally available on the Premium bouquet only, Lifetime was added to the Compact Plus and Compact bouquets in November 2019.

On 25 April, 2022 it was announced that the channel will be closing on 31 May, 2022.

Lifetime was discontinued on 31 May, 2022.


22 July, 2014 - 5 February, 2018

Lifetime logo 2014-2018

6 February, 2018-

Lifetime logo since February 2018

Latest Updated Shows


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

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Genre: Reality Makeover
Channel: Lifetime Africa
Summary: Reality Makeover series in which each week a team of experts completely makeover two people in the hopes of helping them find love online.
Starring: Pabi Moloi


Genre: Drama, Comedy-Drama
Channel: Lifetime Africa, eExtra
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.
Starring: Shiri Appleby, Constance Zimmer

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