Some festive news for Compact subscribers... Disney Channel (Channel 303) has been added to the Compact and Compact Plus bouquets and will be available from this Friday (1 December).
The best news is that isn't one of those annoying "now you see it/now you don't" situations that DStv loves foisting on Compacters as a marketing strategy for Premium. The channel is a permanent fixture and won't disappear after Christmas.
If you aren't able to access it once it's gone live, you need to go to All Channels to view the channel, and then add it to your Favourites.
Here's an overview of what to expect in December from a release by DStv and Disney:
In October this year, the stars of hit Disney Channel Original Movie (DCOM), Descendants 2, swung into Jozi on a whirlwind tour to celebrate the film’s release on the channel.
The tour was documented and this month we will take a look behind the scenes as Dove Cameron, Cameron Boyce and Thomas Doherty went on safari, sampled a proudly South African braai and tried their hand at traditional warrior dancing.
Catch all the local happenings and be sure to tune in as Descendants 2 airs on 3 December at 10h40 to see how the teenage sons and daughters of Disney's most infamous villains - Mal, Evie, Carlos and Jay (also known as Villain Kids or VKs) - try to find their place in idyllic Auradon.
K.C. Undercover, the hit spy comedy and action series starring Zendaya has found a new home on Disney Channel with brand new episodes airing each weekend at 09h50.
To kick things off, a one hour special called Coopers on the Run will air on 9 December and sees K.C. and her family of spies, along with her BFF Marisa, on the run from archenemy Zane in Rio de Janeiro when they must take on another spy like none before - the fierce and slightly bizarre enemy agent Sheena.
The cast of Disney Cookabout.
The series has been nominated for an International Emmy Kids Award
in the category of Best Non-Scripted Entertainment.
Viewer’s plates continue to fill up as season 2 of the popular local series Disney Cookabout is served up each Saturday and Sunday at 09h25.
Disney Cookabout is a comedic adventure game-show that uses food preparation, cooking and outdoor exploration to showcase local ingredients and a fun-filled approach to healthy eating.
Home-grown hosts Kirsten Mohamed and Mthunzi Ntoyi return with a brand new group of cooktestants who travel across the Western Cape in search of the freshest ingredients, returning to the magical Cookabout kitchen to rustle up some tasty dishes.
Fans of animated series are in for a treat as they welcome Disney’s long-haired Princess, Rapunzel, to screens in Tangled: The Series.
The show sees her acquainting herself with her parents, her kingdom and its people. The hair-raising action kicks off in a 1-hour special Tangled: Before Ever After on 2 December at 08h10, and then Tangled: The Series launches each day from 4 December at 16h00.
In addition, viewers will be able to catch up on the latest adventures of Mavis, Dracula’s daughter each day in Hotel Transylvania: The Series from 4 December at 17h45.
Just in time for the festive season, Disney Channel is bringing viewers the best in Disney Channel Original Movies each day at 09h00 from 7 December. Sit back and relax as we bring you the likes of Cloud 9, Adventures in Babysitting, Teen Beach and many more.
Disney Channel will also be celebrating the summer break with the Hilarious Holidays slot that will feature the funniest shows that we have to offer. Tune in from 12h00 each day from 7 December and prepare to be in stitches as Bunk’d, Stuck in the Middle, Bizaardvark and so much more tickles your funny bone.
Fans across the globe are eagerly awaiting the premiere of Raven’s Home in February that sees Raven-Symoné reprising her role as charismatic and somewhat psychic Raven Baxter from the iconic comedy That’s So Raven. In anticipation, Disney Channel viewers can catch every episode ever of That’s So Raven, daily from 7 December at 11h05.
To celebrate a full and exciting 2017, Disney Channel will be counting down our top 30 favourite episodes of the year. On 30 and 31 December from 17h50, 15 episodes of the most memorable, exciting, fun-filled and hilarious series will run until midnight.