Brand new content to get you feeling festive

With three new channels, two favourites staying in the family and five brand new shows, we’re giving you so much more opportunity to feel every moment this holiday season.

The festive season is approaching fast and we’re preparing to enter a new decade. At DStv, that’s even more reason to bring our customers brand new explosive entertainment for the whole family.

From brand new channels and shows to contracts that will keep two of your favourites on your screens for years to come, we’re giving customers so much more entertainment to enjoy this festive season and beyond.

Here’s everything you can look forward to this holiday season on DStv:

Three brand new channels

MultiChoice recently announced the launch of three new channels to the DStv platform. CuriosityStream, CBS Justice and Euronews launched Thursday, 21 November 2019 to outstanding response from viewers.

“We’re thrilled to welcome these channels into our line-up, which expand our programming offering for our DStv customers to enjoy,” says Yolisa Phahle, CEO of General Entertainment at MultiChoice Group.

“CuriosityStream and CBS Justice give our viewers informative entertainment that the family can enjoy together,” she says. “We’re also delighted to expand our viewers’ choice of news and actuality programming with Euronews so they’re kept in touch with what’s happening around the world.”

CuriosityStream and CBS Justice are available for the first time in Africa on DStv channels 185 and 170 respectively, to ensure fans of factual entertainment and true crime stories enjoy their favourite programming on familiar channel destinations. Euronews, which is currently available to DStv customers in the rest of Africa, will has also become available to Southern Africa customers on DStv channel 414.

HISTORY and LIFETIME channels remain on DStv

In more exciting news, MultiChoice recently reached an agreement with A+E Networks Africa to extend the carriage contract for HISTORY and LIFETIME. This mean the much-loved content offered y these popular channels will continue to air on DStv alongside the newly launched channels.

This extension of the contract, which was set to expire at the end of October, ensures that viewers continue to enjoy their favourite factual entertainment shows on HISTORY channel 186, alongside exciting entertainment series on LIFETIME channel 131.

Exciting new entertainment

At DStv, we’re committed to ensuring our customers get fresh content, more often. That’s why we’re constantly reviewing our content to ensure it meets the dynamic interest of our millions of customers.

With this in mind, our teams have worked tirelessly to bring you exclusive entertainment so you can have more choice all in one place.

Here is a snapshot of some of the explosive brand-new entertainment coming to DStv this holiday season:


1. Backyard Envy

A renovation series that follows New York City's top exterior design and landscaping firm, Manscapers, as they transform barren outdoor spaces into lush, jaw-dropping oases.

Starts Saturday 23 November on M-Net (101) at 08:30.


2. Family Food Fight USA

Celeb chefs Cat Cora, Ayesha Curry and Graham Elliot host this captivating cooking competition. Each episode sees families pit up against each other as they compete to serve up their best, authentic dishes.

Starts Sunday 24 November on M-Net (101) at 17:00.

3. Game Changers: Inside the Video Game Wars

Game Changers: Inside the Video Game Wars is the untold story of the personal battles that gave rise to the $100 billion video game industry. Brought to life by Oscar-winning director Daniel Junge, this is a tale of brilliant innovations, colossal failures, and ego-driven rivalries akin to Jobs v. Gates.

Starts Sunday 24 November on The HISTORY Channel (186) at 20:15.


4. Stumptown

Dex Parios is a sharp-witted army veteran with a complicated love life, gambling debt and a brother to take care of in Portland, Oregon. Based on the graphic novels of the same name.

Starts Tuesday 26 November on M-Net (101) at 20:00.


5. Emergence

This character-driven thriller follows a police chief who takes in a young child she finds near the site of a mysterious accident who has no memory of what has happened.

Starts Tuesday 26 November on M-Net (101) at 21:00.


6. Catherine The Great

Oscar-winning actress Helen Mirren leads this miniseries about the tumultuous monarch and politician Catherine The Great who ruled the Russian empire and transformed its place in the world in the 18th century. The four-part historical drama follows the end of Catherine’s reign and her affair with Russian military leader Grigory Potemkin that helped shape the future of Russian politics.

Starts Monday 2 December on BBC First (119) at 20:00.

7. HISTORY car weekend

For motoring enthusiasts, there are few activities better than relaxing indoors learning more about outstanding cars. That’s why the HISTORY channel is bringing an entire motoring marathon to your screens, with brand new motoring content.

Starts Saturday 7 December on The HISTORY Channel (186) at 12:00.

8. Wild Bill

In this offbeat new police dramedy, Lowe’s Texan accented police chief Bill Hixon relocates from Miami to the town of Boston in the UK’s East Lincolnshire to take over the largely unimpressed local constabulary. When it comes to solving crimes, Bill loves numbers, algorithms – logic! This immediately puts him at odds with the deep-rooted traditional methods that the local coppers have ingrained in them – despite the area’s alarming rising murder rate. The show is deeply unorthodox but completely funny – with a dark humour that the British have such a natural affinity for.

Starts Thursday 19 December on M-Net (101) at 22:00.

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