DStv's two new channels: yes, but are they ENOUGH?

Written by TVSA Team from the blog News on 13 Nov 2019
Favourite this post

Today DStv announced the two new channels they've been promising since they booted Crime & Investigation last month and we're so excited by them we're about to slip into a coma.

They strike us as more of the same-old, squashed in a soggy Euronews sandwich. As if we don't have enough Brexit!

Suddenly Euronews is good enough to be back on DStv after being dissed into oblivion five years ago. As you may remember, the 24-hour European news channel used to be on DStv Channel 414 before it was canned with no explanation as to why.

We can only assume it was because no-one was watching so why would anyone suddenly watch now?!

It returns to 414 on Thursday, 21 November on Premium, Compact Plus, Compact and Family so it should get about 5 to 10 viewers. If it's lucky.

As for the new channels: CuriosityStream on 185 and CBS Justice on 170... CuriosityStream is a mash-up of the Discovery and HISTORY channels and CBS Justice is CBS Reality with more investigators, mixed with C+I and IDx.

CuriosityStream is a streamer - a Video-on-Demand service that clearly has a broadcast component. It's by Discovery founder John Hendricks and has a factual line-up of series and films covering space, art, history, travel, cars, architecture, dinosaurs etc.

Examples of series titles: Deep Time History, the History of Food, Age of Big Cats and Breakthrough.

Titles on CBS Justice include Donal MacIntyre’s Murder Files, Secrets of a Psychopath, Fame Kills, Stalker! and The Real Prime Suspect, with investigator Jackie Malton - the real-life inspiration for Helen Mirren’s character in the British drama Prime Suspect.

Both channels will be on Premium and Compact Plus from 21 November.

Channels in this post: CBS Justice, Curiosity Channel

1 Comment

13 Nov 2019 18:04

I'm just wondering, what exactly are premium subscribers paying for? That Lifetime channel has been made available to Compact and it sucks! Barely has anything worth watching. Even as a Compacter, I'm fed up with DSTv and their content

Only TVSA members can reply to this thread. Click here to login or register.


New! My Identity Teasers - October 2020

Level 1. And Star Life beats back the COVID-shutdown with the premiere of a series that was delayed because of the pandemic.

2020 Primetime Emmy Awards - all the main winners

Watchmen, Schitt’s Creek and Succession. The Top 3 winners across every creative and main category.

New on TV today: Monday 21 September

New novela Legacy begins on M-Net, who also air the 72nd Primetime Emmys live and delayed.

New on TV today: Sunday 20 September

Celebrated Love returns to SABC3 and BBC Brit invites you to Dance Around the World.

New on TV today: Saturday 19 September

Real Housewives of Jozi starts a run on Vuzu and elderly killers are profiled on SABC2's Elder Skelter.

Idols 16: Top 16 guys' song choices

See what the eight are singing come Sunday (20th).

Star Life's new series My Identity in five flash facts

Inspired by the life of a filmmaker.

Series Review: The Boys Episode 4

There's one big difference between Seasons 1 and 2. Which is my gripe with this season thus far.

Geet Teasers - October 2020

Series finale! People are dropping like flies...

New on TV today: Friday 18 September

Psycho thriller Ratched drops on Netflix and The Masked Singer returns to M-Net.


More activity at TVSA Central




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