CBS Reality (DStv 132 / StarSat 170)
Documentary Series, Docu-Drama, Paranormal
Your hotel room may be more crowded than you think...
Hotel Paranormal follows the terrifying true stories of those who have come face-to-face with otherworldly hotel guests.
Writer, actor, musician and filmmaker Dan Aykroyd, who is no stranger to the unexplained, narrates each episode featuring spine-tingling stories of paranormal encounters told from stays at grand hotels, highway motels and inns around the world.
From objects flying across rooms to ancient spirits trapped in lobbies to demonic guests, Hotel Paranormal, in 10 one-hour episodes, brings to life terrifying encounters with dramatic recreations and paranormal expert insights.
In the series premiere, "Paranormal Predator": A travelling salesman checks into a motel where he documents poltergeist activity with his cellphone.
Fleeing into the night, he becomes possessed by the spirit of a murderer and in need of an exorcism.
While on a school trip to the Vatican, a teenager and his friends accidentally set free an ancient evil and suffer the consequences.
Then, a journalist is hunting down a story in Connecticut when she checks into a historic New England inn and fights off a supernatural attack.
These guests have all become prey to a paranormal predator.
Additional episodes inside the hidden horrors of hotels include the following:
A Dark History
Supernatural events compel a hotel owner to dig up buried secrets, a chef is terrorized by a ghostly lady in red and a young boy is menaced by a dark apparition at a luxury hotel.
A security guard chases down a mysterious intruder at an isolated luxury hotel, an otherworldly creature follows two hikers back to their hotel room and a widow is accosted by a demonic entity at a small town bed-and-breakfast.
Renovations stir the ire of spirits at an infamous Arizona hotel, a porter is attacked by the ghost of a murderous pirate and a woman has a close encounter with a dead teenager at a historic inn.
When Ghosts Attach
A skeptic becomes a believer after a spectral bride appears on a hotel balcony, ghostly orphans attack a father and daughter in New Orleans and a man fights off the spirit of a serial killer at a roadside motel.
Haunted by Many
A cocktail waitress is attacked by malicious entities at a hotel bar and a bed-and-breakfast owner fights off a succubus while renovating a former brothel.
A romantic getaway becomes a night of terror, shadowy apparitions terrorize a front-desk clerk during the night shift and a security guard is accosted in a haunted bathroom at a glitzy California hotel.
The Witching Hour
A malicious presence attacks a bed-and-breakfast owner in the middle of the night, a couple awakens to a spirit shaking their bed and a woman gets a bizarre phone call at a seedy motel.
A hotel owner fights to save an entity from dark forces haunting the property and a woman longing for luxury in a four-star spa is confronted by a ghostly maid.
A security guard encounters a well-dressed spirit at an upscale California hotel, an invisible attacker leaves scratches on a woman and a young girl watches a shadow man emerge from the walls of her hotel suite.
M-Net (DStv 101)
Drama, Medical Drama
Dr Lucinda Edwards is a smart, battle-hardened doctor, but we meet her on a nightmare shift that ends in the death of an opioid overdose victim, Edith Owusu.
Despite the support of her medical supervisor, Dr Leo Harris, Edith's grieving father demands an inquiry into Lucinda's actions on the fateful night.
Leading the medical investigation are Dr Norma Callahan and Lucinda's former colleague, Dr George Adjei.
While George feels this was an unavoidable tragedy, Norma is suspicious of Lucinda's behaviour and decisions in the lead up to the patient's death.
As the pressure of the investigation intensifies, Lucinda's relationship with husband Tom starts to fracture, and her confident professional exterior begins to crack.
Is Lucinda hiding something?
2077 – 10 Seconds to the Future
Curiosity Channel (DStv 185)
Documentary Series, Science, Technology
Imagine our planet in the future. Will we be a multi-planet species with a lifespan of 110 years? Will human life be replaced by computers?
With continuous discoveries in nanotechnology, our constant thirst for knowledge and our advancement in technological expertise, our relation to robots once they are more cognitively aware of their environment will be different.
We are entering an age where it will soon be difficult to differentiate between the physical and the digital.
The next few decades will undergo the biggest and fastest transformations ever - in technology, science and interpersonal relations.
We are living in a scientific accelerator with irreversible consequences where our choices today will change the world of tomorrow.
With the aid of influential personalities in the global society such as theoretical physicists, pathologists and geopolitical forecasters, we attempt to address these unanswered questions.
This series is a journey which connects the present with the past to show us how we can influence the future.
In the series premiere, "Mutation": In 2007, a smartphone had more power than the computers NASA used to take man to the moon in 1969.
By 2077 experts predict that brain-computer interface technology will lead to a new computing revolution.
Stamped from the Beginning
Netflix South Africa
Using animation and expert insights, this documentary based on the 2016 book explores the history of racist ideas in America.
Published in 2016, Ibram X. Kendi's book chronicles the entire story of anti-Black racist ideas and their staggering power over the course of American history.
Williams' documentary adaptation uses an innovative animation process that blends live action with the art of the era to illuminate figures and moments both well-known and obscure, both historical and contemporary.
Female academics and activists such as Dr. Angela Davis, Honorée Fanonne Jeffers, Brittany Packnett Cunningham, Jennifer L. Morgan and Ibram Kendi guides you through a searing account of how racist tropes and imagery were developed and enshrined in American culture.
Changing Planet II
BBC Earth (DStv 184)
Documentary Series, Nature, Wildlife
Changing Planet is a documentary series which follows six presenters, passionate about the natural world, visiting six beautiful yet vulnerable habitats, returning over a period of seven years to chart pivotal changes at a critical moment in Earth’s history, meeting the scientists and local conservationists fighting to make a difference.
In the second year of this unprecedented project, presenters Liz Bonnin, Chris Packham, Steve Backshall, Gordon Buchanan, Ade Adepitan and Ella Al-Shamahi will be in California, Greenland, the Maldives, Brazil, Kenya and Cambodia, exploring the ecological issues threatening the planet.
Experiencing the effect of urbanisation, desertification, the warming and acidification of our seas, melting glaciers, global warming and economic development, each presenter will also discover stories of hope through the conservation efforts of local residents, scientists and conservationists, working to preserve our ecosystems.
Can we turn the tide, halt the wildfires, save our coral reefs and prevent vast areas of the earth becoming too hot to inhabit?
In this series the six eyewitness presenters will revisit some of the projects they discovered in the first season and introduce us to new ones that just may be the groundbreaking solutions that could restore Earth's natural balance and save the communities and wildlife under threat.
In the Season 2 premiere: In the first episode we travel to three of the six locations with Steve Backshall, Liz Bonnin and Chris Packham.
Steve Backshall travels to the Maldives, a country facing significant challenges because of climate change.
Warming seas and the acidification of the oceans have led to coral bleaching on a massive scale, globally.
And increasingly unpredictable weather patterns could deal the final blow.
Steve returns to Laamu Atoll to find out about one such cutting edge project.
Professor Steve Simpson and his team from Bristol University have identified that coral larvae, baby corals no bigger than a pinhead, move towards the sound of a healthy reef, a response that guides them to settle amongst a more biodiverse and healthier habitat and in so doing, add to the coral population.
Liz returns to California to investigate some surprising solutions for the relentless onslaught of the state's wildfire season.
California's wildfires are becoming a yearly catastrophe with the state government spending billions of dollars in just the last five years to fight these out-of-control blazes.
Chris Packham is in Greenland to learn more about the effects of global warming and the rate at which snow and ice are melting and retreating in the Arctic.
He travels to a science research station on the island's remote Northeast coast, one of the most important locations in the world for the understanding of warming in the Arctic and its global impact.
I Am Paul Walker
This feature-length documentary explores the life and legacy of actor Paul Walker, the Southern California native who cut his teeth as a child actor before breaking out in the blockbuster Fast and Furious movie franchise.
Paul Walker represented an ideal to a whole generation of fans of the high-octane Fast and Furious franchise, but few of his fans saw the thoughtful, generous soul beneath the fast cars and heart-throb good looks.
In I Am Paul Walker, we see candid interviews and personal home videos that show the man behind the global smash hit movie career and show Walker's close connections to his family and his passion for surfing and his humanitarian work.
The film will explore Walker's prolific film career and showcase a side of Paul few knew - from his passion for the world's oceans and marine life to helping rebuild Haiti after the devastating earthquake.
With fascinating insights into a life lived to its absolute fullest and cut tragically short, this documentary allows us an intimate glimpse into this contemporary screen legend.
Telenovela which depicts a family at war with itself, as beneath the surface exists many secrets and lies which threaten to test their belief system and tear them apart.
Set in a mega church, the story revolves around the close-knit and highly respected Zikode family.
After the mysterious disappearance of celebrated pastor Simon Zikode, played by Themba Ndaba, his daughter Faith (Kwanele Mthethwa) - who is on the cusp of an international music career - drops everything to come to her family's rescue.
As Faith immerses herself in the church and the family's affairs, she uncovers devastating secrets about those closest to her and is confronted with her own skeletons.
Dark truths come to light and the Zikode family are faced with many baffling decisions as they scramble to salvage the family's legacy.
Will Faith Zikode's discovery about the truth about her family's unscrupulous and devious past and present make her walk her away from her own blood for good or will she stick around to save the family's legacy?
The series tagline is "God for us all, Guluva for himself".
The series stars Themba Ndaba, Tina Jaxa, Sparky Xulu, Sthandiwe Kgoroge, Seputla Sebogodi, Kwanele Mthethwa, Pakamisa Zwedala, Yonda Thomas, Mmarona Motshegoa, Peter Mashigo, Helen Lebepe, Sonni Chidiebere, Pearl Modiadie, Luthando Mthembu, Zenzo Ngqobe, Marjorie Langa and Leera Mthethwa.
Revealed! Cast and storyline of BET's new telenovela Redemption
TVSA Show Page: Redemption
My Lottery Dream Home 15
HGTV (DStv 177)
Winning the lottery is something most people can only dream of, but for a lucky few, their dreams come true in an instant – but it does bring a whole new conundrum.
What luxurious home should they buy with their winnings?
In this series host David Bromstad comes to the rescue as he takes recent lottery winners on the search of a lifetime with extravagant house hunts for their new dream homes.
Whether they win hundreds of thousands or hundreds of millions, lucky lottery winners everywhere are jumping headfirst into the real estate market.
Will they spend all their winnings on an extravagant mansion or settle for a humble sound investment?
In the Season 15 premiere, "Big Kona Energy": A couple were married in Hawaii 18 years ago, and after winning $5-million on a scratcher, they're moving to the Big Island.
With a huge budget, David searches for incredible properties with ocean views, and takes in the Big Kona energy along the way.
In the second episode of the weekly double bill, "Myrtle Beach Moves": When a Pennsylvanian woman received an inheritance, it gave her the opportunity to move to the warm shores of Myrtle Beach, South Carolina.
Now, David helps her and her bestie navigate beach real estate to find her forever home.
Blue Bloods 13
Me (DStv 115)
Drama, Police Procedural
Blue Bloods is a drama about a multi-generational family of cops dedicated to New York City law enforcement.
Frank Reagan is the New York Police Commissioner, and heads both the police force and the Reagan brood.
He runs his department as diplomatically as he runs his family, even when dealing with the politics that plagued his unapologetically bold father, Henry, during his stint as Chief.
A source of pride and concern for Frank is his eldest son, Danny, a seasoned detective, family man and Iraq War vet who on occasion uses dubious tactics to solve cases with his partner, Detective Maria Baez.
The Reagan women in the family include Erin, a New York Assistant D.A. who also serves as the legal compass for her siblings and father, as well as a single parent to her teenage daughter, Nicky.
Jamie is the youngest Reagan, a Harvard Law graduate and the family's "golden boy."
Unable to deny the family tradition, Jamie decided to give up a lucrative future in law and follow in the family footsteps as a cop.
He's found a friend and ally in Eddie, his female partner who keeps him on his toes, and has very different reasons than the Reagans for joining the police force.
In the Season 13 premiere, "Keeping the Faith": The job takes a dangerous turn for the Reagans when Eddie and Jamie deal with a domestic violence case associated with an investigation led by Danny and Baez.
Also, Frank and his friend, Archbishop Kearns (Stacy Keach), go on a mission to avail themselves to an unfiltered look at the city.
Meanwhile, Erin is presented with a surprising offer by her ex-husband, Jack Boyle (Peter Hermann), regarding her run for District Attorney.
Pop Goes Freedom
1Magic (DStv 103)
Music, Documentary Series
A three-part music film series that explores the sound of South African liberation, with a curated playlist that has served as the soundtrack to youth culture for the past 30 years.
The series takes viewers on a journey of popular South African music from '94 to date.
During the past three decades, South African youth have relied on music as a voice and accompaniment in their lives.
This series celebrates the modern South African sound and the stories behind it, featuring interviews with influential musicians and industry professionals, as well as archival footage and newly filmed content.
Through Pop Goes Freedom, viewers are taken on an emotional journey through the nostalgia of South African music, revisiting the songs that have served as anthems for freedom and liberation.
The series celebrates the people behind the music and their stories of perseverance, resilience, and creativity.
It also remembers the moments of joy and celebration that were made possible by the music.
This is a collection of voices, nostalgia and reflections from music industry greats such as Kwesta, Babes Wodumo, JR, Magarimbe and DJ Zinhle amongst many other influential personalities.
Pop Goes Freedom shows how the South African music scene has evolved and changed.
A thread will stitch the narrative together in this documentary so that you can journey into the life and times of the music and songs that have been a part of South Africa's Black youth culture since 1994 with the people who pioneered the South African music and cultural landscape.
Pop Goes Freedom curates a playlist of some of the most influential songs of the past 30 years.
A portrait of South Africa's coming of age, it tells the story of how Mzansi has been shaped by its music, while also demonstrating youth culture's expression of a vibrant existence.