SOUTH AFRICA'S TV WEBSITE
SIGN IN SEARCH MENU
SOUTH AFRICA'S TV WEBSITE

BBC Knowledge

Broadcast on: Defunct
Active from: 03 Sep 2008
Active until: 31 Aug 2015

About

BBC Knowledge is a defunct South African television channel which was 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, which carried factual and non-fiction programmes.

The channel was discontinued along with sister channel BBC Entertainment on 31 August, 2015 to make way for a new slate of BBC channels: BBC Brit (which replaced BBC Entertainment), BBC Earth (which replaced BBC Knowledge) and in October 2015 a new channel entirely, BBC First.

AVAILABILITY

DStv: Channel 184 (previously 251)
Bouquet: Premium

PICTURE FORMAT

576i (SDTV, 16:9) - DStv

ABOUT

Broaden your horizons with BBC Knowledge, where facts are made fascinating and the truth is as entertaining as fiction.

The channel's award-winning factual and non-fiction programmes are presented by charismatic experts, whose passion for their subjects reveals the world in all its wonder.

When BBC Knowledge launched in 2008 it comprised five strands: The World (audiences can delve into new cultures); Science & Technology; People (explores fascinating aspects of the human body and mind); and Business, which highlights what it takes to stay on top in today's challenging business world.

It now offers the broadest range of revealing programming from natural history to science, technology, adventure and history.


Latest Updated Shows

Dragons' Den

Genre: Reality
Channel: BBC Knowledge, BBC Entertainment, BBC Brit
Summary: Reality series in which entrepreneurs pitch their ideas to millionaires willing to invest their own cash if they can be convinced the idea is a winner.
Starring: Evan Davis, Rachel Elnaugh, Deborah Meaden


Top Gear USA

Genre: Magazine, Science/Technology
Channel: BBC Entertainment, BBC Knowledge, SABC3, BBC Brit
Summary: Hosted by comedian Adam Ferrara, drift racer Tanner Foust and analyst Rutledge Wood, Top Gear explores the history of America, one lap at a time.
Starring: Adam Ferrara, Tanner Foust, Rutledge Wood


Top Gear

Genre: Magazine, Science/Technology
Channel: BBC Knowledge, BBC Prime, SABC3, BBC Entertainment
Summary: Motoring show featuring a variety of segments including reviews and the "Star in a Reasonably Priced Car", in which celebrities drive timed laps.
Starring: Jeremy Clarkson, Richard Hammond, Jason Dawe


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.


Goodbye BBC Prime. Hello BBC Entertainment

11 Jun 2008 | Written by: TVSA Team | From: News | 3 comments
In the coming months various new channels will launch across DStv, most notably: BBC Prime and BBC Food will disappear to be replaced with double the viewing.


LATEST ARTICLES

New on TV today: Sunday 31 May

Extreme Makeover: Home Edition is revived on M-Net and two comedies return to Vuzu.


New on TV today: Saturday 30 May

Riverdale spinoff Katy Keene starts on M-Net and Vuzu starts a run of Love Island USA.


Ta-ta Tau! Rapulana Seiphemo leaves Generations: The Legacy

TVSA can confirm that Rapulana and his long-time alter-ego Tau bow out to The Queen. A tease of his exit.


Twist of Fate Teasers - June 2020

A scandalous video is leaked which leads to divorce.


Uzalo Teasers - June 2020

The countdown begins. Your teasers for The Return on Monday, 15 June 2020...


Lithapo Teasers - June 2020

Death "on the job". Oops. This is the fate that awaits Spokes.


Age is Just a Number Teasers - June 2020

Your latest teasers for Zee World’s new 18h00 affair in the wake of its premiere last night…


New on TV today: Friday 29 May

The Voice returns to M-Net as Netflix releases six new and returning shows.


Geet Teasers - June 2020

Geet is nearly burnt alive!


Game of Love Teasers - June 2020

Will Anika catch the mysterious girl in the video and help clear the Oberoi name?

LATEST SITE ACTIVITY


More activity at TVSA Central


LATEST SOAPIE TEASERS



LATEST SOAPIE TEASERS





×
×

You browser doesn't have Flash, Silverlight, Gears, BrowserPlus or HTML5 support.