Four more channels coming to DStv? Yip!

Written by TVSA Team from the blog News on 06 Nov 2013
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TVSA has learned from a very well placed source that DStv will be launching four new channels soon. Specifically, four Chellomedia properties which include two CBS channels.

You may remember that Zone Reality changed to CBS Reality late last year? The channel was acquired by CBS Studios and Chellomedia in a joint partnership and the channel changed to CBS Reality as a result. Now four other channels will be joining it: CBS Drama, CBS Action, MGM and JimJam.

Movie channel MGM and the children's channel JimJam are already on StarSat (formerly TopTV) while CBS Drama and Action are brand fresh to South Africa.

CBS Drama is a compendium of shows and movies that are considered to be modern US TV classics. The line-up includes series such as CSI: Crime Scene Investigation, Dallas (the original), Judge Judy, Cheers, Knots Landing, Matlock, Touched by an Angel, Charmed, JAG and Medium.

CBS Action has a similar vibe, except with a focus on action series such as Deadwood, Bonanza (bang!), Dexter, Nash Bridges, Numb3rs, Wonder Woman, The Agency and Jake and the Fatman.

No exact date has been confirmed for their launch but word is they'll most likely launch towards the end of November/early December.

Updated on 7 November 2013:
DStv confirmed our story on 7 November. Please see the update below for the launch date and channel numbers.

Channels in this post: CBS Drama, CBS Action, CBS Reality

Tags: DStv


07 Nov 2013 16:11

DStv has just confirmed our exclusive - the four channels will go live on Tuesday, 12 November.

These are the channel numbers and the bouquets they're on:

CBS Action: channel 133
on the Family, Compact, Extra and Premium bouquets

CBS Drama: channel 134
also on the Family, Compact, Extra and Premium bouquets

JimJam: channel 310
on the Access, Family, Compact, Extra and Premium bouquets

MGM: channel 140
on the Access, Family, Compact and Extra - but NOT on the Premium bouquet!

07 Nov 2013 19:08

I know Jim Jam from Toptv, its a nice channel for the nephews enjoyed it. MGM is a boring channel with the 60's, 70's and 80's movies

08 Nov 2013 16:08

The channels will be going live at these times on Tuesday:

CBS Action: 16h00
CBS Drama: 16h00
JimJam: 16h00
MGM: 15h50

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