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.