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New Korean entertainment channel tvN arrives in South Africa
15 Feb 2021 15:57
Your first look at the line-up when it launches in March.
A scoop of HONEY: your ultimate guide to DStv's latest channel
12 Feb 2021 16:17
The shows, the premiere dates, hosts, voice over artists and pics... a channel popcorn pack.
DStv's price increases from April 2021
12 Feb 2021 11:53
Box Office has the biggest increase and Compact Plus the least.
DStv's new African novelas channel Novela Magic: shows, skeds and format
24 Nov 2020 13:43
It launches Friday, 27 November for Family, Compact, Compact Plus and Premium.
Tech-talk on TV's latest gadget: DStv's Explora Ultra
12 Nov 2020 17:18
HD specs, construction materials, price and Netflix on board. A close-up on the Ultra.
Timeless Dizi Channel's primetime line-up on launch
29 Oct 2020 11:16
See the headline shows on DStv's novela'esque pop-up channel.
DStv's new channels: broadcast dates, packages, more
4 Sep 2020 15:43
Four pop-up channels and one new full-time. Your guide to each.
DStv's two new ESPN channels: all your questions answered
27 Jul 2020 16:10
Everything you need to know about the return of ESPN's sporting channels.
DStv info pack: who gets what for free
27 Mar 2020 19:01
Free news channels for everyone, pop-up channels for subscribers and channel additions to packages. We make sense of the mayhem.
DStv's new prices for 2020
17 Feb 2020 11:11
Relief for TV lovers. Compact and Easy View remain the same price and Premium increases by R10.
DStv channels newsflash: package additions & pop-ups
24 Jan 2020 16:39
Channel additions for two packages, a Love Island knock-off and two pop-up channels. The news you need to know.
Madiba centenary channel pops-up on DStv, channel 199
18 Jul 2018 10:00
A look at what to expect from the five-day tribute channel.
New TV shopping channel sets up shop on DStv
29 May 2018 16:16
TV Mall launches Friday (1st) on all bouquets.
M-Net ditches Vuzu Amp for 1Magic
11 Dec 2017 12:00
1Magic debuts with two new South African shows - and Muvhango's Sindi Dlathu.
DStv adds Disney Channel to Compact and Compact Plus
28 Nov 2017 12:12
The festive line-up includes Tangled: The Series, daily movies and a That's So Raven marathon.
How DStv chooses what to put on Catch Up
11 Sep 2017 00:00
TVSA asked MultiChoice who told us...
DStv Extra changes to Compact Plus - the price, the channels, open time
22 Aug 2017 12:29
It changed on 22 August and the additional channels will be available on Compact for 1 - 30 September.
Indie cool! SundanceTV coming to DStv
23 May 2017 11:19
Chipped nail polish, broken dreams and rays of creativity - on the way to Premium.
Snap preview: 2017 international series on M-Net, Vuzu Amp, BBC First, FOX and ITV
10 Mar 2017 16:48
New shows include the Twin Peaks revival, Marlon, Timeless, DC's first comedy Powerless and...
ALL DStv Compact and Extra subscribers to get DStv Now Catch Up service
10 Mar 2017 12:23
DStv has backtracked on its Catch Up policy when it comes to Extra and Compact too.
MultiChoice backtracks on Premium subscriber Catch Up policy
24 Feb 2017 15:10
After two, long, nasty years of losing out on Catch Up, Premium subscribers without PVRs now have it back.
Hearing impaired subtitles: now also on Sky News
21 Feb 2017 15:50
The channel joins the M-Net channels, Vuzu, Vuzu Amp and BoxOffice.
Dedicated Bollywood channel coming to DStv
10 Feb 2017 00:00
It goes live in March on Premium, Extra and Compact.
How to access Open Time windows, pop-up and new channels on DStv
5 Dec 2016 00:00
The secret sauce on what to do if you can't find new channels or Open Time windows on your decoder.
Bollywood comes to Box Office: now on all DStv bouquets
23 Sep 2016 13:24
The latest on DStv's impressive movie rental service with the line-up of upcoming Bollywood fliks.
DStv ditches TRACE Sport Stars for southern African music channel
17 Aug 2016 00:00
TRACE Africa launches in September with two new radio stations on the audio bouquet.
ShowMax now available on the DStv Explora
13 Jun 2016 16:13
VOD service ShowMax has been added as a feature for internet-connected Exploras.
DStv launches pop-up channel to tribute Muhammad Ali
4 Jun 2016 11:35
The channel will run for a week on the Premium, Extra, Compact, Family and Access bouquets.
Full list of DStv audio and radio channel numbers (June 2016)
11 May 2016 12:31
The audio and radio channels are changing numbers on 1 June so here's a handy guide of their new numbers.
Old and busted Discovery World to be replaced by Discovery Family
24 Mar 2016 12:29
Get a taste of the new Discovery Family channel which launches on DStv Premium, Extra, Compact and Family next week.
10 new shows to look out for on DStv this year
1 Mar 2016 16:08
A snack pack for TV addicts featuring 10 international shows to look out for now and in upcoming months.
DStv Box Office: now with subtitles
26 Jan 2016 16:03
What you don't know about Dstv's subtitles.
AUDIO problems on SuperSport cause HAVOC!!! on eardrums
13 Jan 2016 13:34
SuperSport's Test cricket coverage has been RIDDLED with EXTREME sound PROBLEMS that NEED to STOP.
Full list of DStv HD channels (2016)
4 Dec 2015 11:57
The best ever, ultimate, most frequently updated list of HD channels available on DStv.
SABC radio stations on DStv: channel numbers
5 Jun 2015 11:40
All of the SABC radio stations have been tuned into DStv's audio bouquet. Their channel numbers...
Three new channels added to DStv audio bouquet
16 Apr 2015 15:17
DStv's ditching the New Age and Electrosphere audio channels and replacing them with three new ones.
Four DStv channels open up for EasyView to Family bouquets over Easter weekend
23 Mar 2015 18:35
Big Brother Mzansi and three other DStv channels will open to the EasyView, Access, Select and Family subscribers over the Easter weekend.
DStv channel number listing (2015)
20 Mar 2015 17:02
Here's a handy print-out-and-keep list of all the channel numbers on the DStv so you can hop to any channel without suffering EPG scroll-thumb.
ITV coming to DStv
19 Mar 2015 12:04
Watch out BBC Entertainment! ITV Choice launches on DStv soon and features current British shows - some of which will air 48 hours after the UK.
New localised BET channel coming to DStv
10 Mar 2015 14:53
A second BET channel launches on DStv in April with a mix of local and international content including a Class Act-type South African reality show.
Africa Magic movie channel gets reloaded again
9 Mar 2015 14:17
The channel that can't decide what it wants to be goes through yet another change this week when series get added to Africa Magic Urban Movies.
Second telenovela channel to launch DStv
6 Mar 2015 14:30
DStv launches Eva later this month - a telenovela channel by AMC Networks featuring English and Portuguese dubbing.
DStv calls for musos in PE
27 Feb 2015 16:34
DStv is looking for a musician or group to be the opening act at the iRock Music Festival in PE in April. The entry details.
2015 Nickelodeon Kids' Choice awards: all the nominees
23 Feb 2015 15:55
Nominees for the 28th Nickelodeon Awards have been announced. See which shows, movies, actors and personalities have grabbed a nod.
High Commissioner of India launches Zee World channel
29 Jan 2015 12:10
New India-inspired channel Zee World was launched at a swanky event in Sandton on Wednesday in the build-up to the channel's go-live date in Feb.
India-inspired ZEE World to launch on DStv
20 Jan 2015 12:34
A new India-inspired channel ZEE World launches on DStv in early February featuring series and Bollywood movies, dubbed by South African voices.
Studio Universal goes HD on Compact, Compact Plus
19 Jan 2015 15:36
A heads-up that Studio Universal is now in HD on DStv's Compact and Compact Plus bouquets.
Criselda Kananda, Rhulani Baloyi and others headline new [ED] channel shows
5 Dec 2014 12:33
DStv's [ED] channel premieres a crowd of new local shows from 10 December including a sexual health talk show hosted by Criselda Kananda.
DStv launches new remote control app and WiFi connector
21 Nov 2014 10:23
DStv launches a new app in December which allows subscribers to set recordings remotely. It follows the launch of Catch-Up Plus this month.
New kykNET movie channel fliekNET to launch on DStv Extra too
19 Nov 2014 17:03
kykNET launches a new Afrikaans movie channel in December, on the Premium and Extra bouqets. A look at what to expect.
Eastern-inspired Glow TV to broadcast on DStv too
28 Oct 2014 15:15
South African created, eastern channel Glow TV (currently on OpenView HD) will also be on DStv soon, on the Family to Premium bouquets.
FAQs on Vuzu AMP and M-Net Edge
29 Sep 2014 15:30
An FAQ with answers about the new M-Net Edge and Vuzu AMP channels, the shutdown of the two M-Net Series channels - and what's happening with Vuzu.
TRACE Sport Stars added to three DStv bouquets
26 Sep 2014 00:00
As from this Tuesday (30th) the TRACE Sport Stars channel will be available on the Extra, Compact and Family bouquets on DStv.
EbonyLife TV comes to DStv Southern Africa
2 Sep 2014 11:04
Africa’s first black entertainment network EbonyLifeTV launches on DStv in Southern Africa on 10 September. The latest.
Full list of HD channels on DStv (August 2014)
14 Aug 2014 18:26
With all the HD changes going on it's difficult to keep track of what's HD and what's not. Here's the latest list of DStv's HD channels across bouquets.
All DStv subscribers to get HD channels
14 Aug 2014 15:35
DStv has announced that the satcaster's HD channels will be available to subscribers across all bouquets, immediately.
DStv Local Content Upfronts
4 Aug 2014 11:39
DStv announced future plans for South African content at the satcaster's Upfronts on Monday. TVSA was in the action, blogging live - pop in to see the news.
Oscar Pistorius Trial Channel - back Monday (30th)
27 Jun 2014 13:22
DStv's Oscar Pistorius Trial Channel returns to air on Monday (30 June) as court returns after the assessment of Oscar's mental health.
What to expect from the Oscar trial channel
26 Feb 2014 00:00
Former Big Brother South Africa housemate Leigh Bennie is on the presenting panel of DStv's dedicated Oscar Pistorius trial channel. See who else is involved and what to expec...
DStv to open Premium channels for a week
30 Oct 2013 00:00
DStv's Premium bouquet will be available to most other bouquet subscribers for a week, starting next Monday (11 November).
New SA news channel coming to DStv
7 Aug 2013 00:00
Gerry Rantseli-Elsdon, Chantal Rutter Dros and Arthur Mafokate will be anchoring shows on a new local news channel Africa News Network7.
DStv launches next generation PVR
31 Jul 2013 00:00
DStv's unveiled the Explora - a next generation PVR with a 2 terabyte hard drive that can record up to 220 hours of HD TV. More about it and its features.
ESPN programming to air on SuperSport
25 Jul 2013 00:00
A selection of ESPN programming will move to the SuperSport channels when the ESPN channels go dark at the end of July. Here's what will be available ...
Two news channels change number on DStv
23 Jul 2013 00:00
Channel number alert! ... news channels Russia Today and NDTV will be changing channel numbers on DStv from Thursday, 1 August 2013.
ESPN channels tune out of DStv
14 Jul 2013 00:00
The ESPN channels will shoot blanks on DStv from the end of July when ESPN and ESPN Classic close down.
25 Jun 2012 00:00
Dedicated telenovela channel coming to DStv
25 Jun 2013 00:00
Telenovela channel Telemundo launches on DStv on 12 August. It'll be available in English and Portuguese on the Premium, Compact, Family and Access bouquets.
FOX Crime to launch on DStv in July
18 Jun 2013 00:00
DStv launches FOX Crime on 9 July, on the Premium bouquet. Channel features a combo of crime dramas, documentaries, classics and new series The Bridge.
DStv audio, radio channels to change numbers
28 May 2013 00:00
A heads-up that the audio and radio channels will be changing numbers on DStv at midnight on Tuesday, 11 June.
DStv Lite changes to Access
19 Apr 2013 00:00
DStv's Lite bouquet changes name to DStv Access from 7 May and will include the two new channels that launch the same day: Mzansi Wethu and M-Movies Zone.
Two new M-Net channels to launch on DStv
19 Apr 2013 00:00
Two new channels launch on DStv on 7 May: Mzansi Wethu - an entertainment channel featuring a new soapie - and Zone: a movie channel available to Compact viewers too.
ONE Gospel ditches shows, adds music
11 Oct 2012 00:00
Various ONE Gospel shows including Call to Worship and Gospel Truth are being ditched by the channel in favour of music videos. Changes begin from 1 November.
DStv: new channel number listing
1 Oct 2012 00:00
The new movie and Africa Magic channels launched on DStv Premium today and new channel numbers are live across all bouquets. A listing of all the new channel numbers.
DStv BoxOffice & On Demand: 27 - 29 August
20 Aug 2012 00:00
Upcoming movie releases on DStv BoxOffice and movie highlights on On Demand. Fliks include The Descendants, The Iron lady and Marvel's The Avengers.
DStv BoxOffice & On Demand: 13 - 20 August
13 Aug 2012 00:00
Upcoming movie releases on DStv BoxOffice and movie highlights on On Demand. Fliks include The Raven, The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel, We Bought A Zoo and The Grey.
DStv BoxOffice & On Demand: 23 - 29 July
17 Jul 2012 00:00
A rundown of upcoming movie releases on DStv BoxOffice and movie highlights on On Demand. Fliks include Jack and Jill, The Devil Inside and The Help.
DStv Mobile unveils the new iDrifta for Apple
3 Jun 2012 00:00
On 11 June DStv Mobile releases a new iDrifta device specifically for Apple mobile devices including the iPod 4th generation, iPhone 4/4S and iPad 1/2/3.
Islam TV (iTV) to replace Islam Channel on DStv
1 Jun 2012 00:00
The Islam Channel has gone off-air on DStv to make way for a new locally produced Islamic channel iTV - launches on Monday, 18 June.
MultiChoice gives feedback on DISH magazine poll
22 May 2012 00:00
The results of the DISH magazine survey are in: DStv will be producing a single version of the magazine with a lifestyle section and schedules to those who opt in.
MultiChoice and Altech UEC launch locally developed 2-tuner HD PVR
18 May 2012 00:00
MultiChoice has released an Altech UEC supplied 2-tuner HD PVR 2U into the South African market. Details about the decoder and services on it.
Announcement from DStv: Dish Magazine Poll
25 Apr 2012 00:00
DStv are asking all subscribers to exercise their choice about Dish magazine. These are the choices available and the various ways you can state your preference.
DStv Compact: channel number listing
23 Apr 2012 00:00
A print-out-and-keep listing of the channel numbers for all channels available on the DStv Compact bouquet. Also includes radio and audio channels.
DStv Premium: channel number listing
23 Apr 2012 00:00
Grab yourself a copy of our handy print-out-and-keep list of the channel numbers for all channels on the DStv Premium bouquet. Includes radio and audio channels.
Important announcement from DStv re-Dish magazine
14 Apr 2012 00:00
DStv have responded to complaints about the removal of the schedules from Dish magazine and will be conducting a survey about it.
TRACE Sports coming to DStv
5 Apr 2012 00:00
TRACE Sports launches on DStv Premium on Tuesday, 17 April and will include a South African series hosted by Joelle Kayembe, the face of the channel.
Saffron TV moves to channel 187
23 Oct 2011 00:00
DStv's Indian lifestyle and entertainment channel Saffron TV changes channels on 1 November and introduces new shows and seasons.
DStv to launch two new Discovery channels
4 Oct 2011 00:00
DStv launches two new channels soon featuring crime, reality, investigation and Cher's daughter Chastity Bono. They go live on Premium and Compact on 14 October.
Dig deeper with Digital Dish
7 Sep 2011 00:00
As if DStv subscribers aren't spoiled for choice enough, they also have the option to choose a print or online version of the Dish mag. We dig a little deeper.
New on TV today: Thursday 4 March
New crime drama Hightown starts on M-Net and mystery novela The End comes to Timeless Dizi Channel.
Get your stuff back with Mzansi Magic's new reality show Wang'kolota
Someone owe you money, property or taken your possessions? Here's how to get them back.
Uzalo Teasers - March 2021
Updated! Your first look at what to expect from Season 7...
Suidooster Teasers - April 2021
Carmen and Rhafiek make a decision but not everyone is happy about it.
New on TV today: Wednesday 3 March
Love & Marriage: Huntsville starts a run on Vuzu as 7 Little Johnstons return to TLC.
Ask TVSA: Is Vuyo Dabula leaving Generations: The Legacy?
The man who's left Generations more than Eskom blackouts is at it again.
New on TV today: Tuesday 2 March
North Korea: Inside the Mind of a Dictator airs on NGC and Travel launches Paranormal Declassified.
Love Island SA: insulting, amateur drivel at Desperation Hotel
There isn't one, single redeeming feature to this show.
2021 Golden Globes - all the winners
Her Majesty lost to Diana, Chadwick was remembered and The Queen's Gambit moved to checkmate.
Soapie Digest - March 2021
Autumn. The end but also a beginning. Your monthly wrap of all the teasers on TVSA, with soapieville snippets.
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