E! Entertainment (124)
The channel has confirmed the below shooting breaks but return dates are subject to change as isolation requirements unfold.
- E! News and Pop of the Morning - confirmed shooting break - 13 March to 27 March
- Daily Pop - confirmed shooting break - 16 March to 27 March
- Nightly Pop - confirmed shooting break - 16 March through 26 March
- In The Room - confirmed shooting break - starting week of 3/30
- The Soup - shooting has halted until further notice.
BBC Brit (120)
- Stacey Dooley Investigates: The Bounty Hunters – Territory premiere now scheduled for Tuesday, 19 May 2020 at 22:15.
- Stacey Dooley Investigates: ISIS Brides – Territory premiere now scheduled for Tuesday, 26 May 2020 at 22:15.
Deutsche Welle (446)
Deutsche Welle will be halting the entire production of TV magazines as of Monday, 23 March 2020 until further notice. However, the news and current affairs channel will continue to produce daily news programs from Berlin.
Zee World (166)
Zee World has announced some changes due to the nationwide lockdowns announced in India and South Africa. Jodha & Akbar will be halted and the channel will screen Twist of Fate S1 from 1 April at 21:00. Furthermore, Ring of Fire will be also be enter production break and the channel will screen Ganga S1 from 1 April at 20:00.
Star Life (DStv 167)
From 1 April 2020, all programmes on Star Life (DStv 167) including Kulfi, Made for Each Other, The Inseparables, Family Affairs, Let’s Dancy and A Perfect Lie will be halted. The channel will screen some older successful shows over seven to eight weeks, during the following weekly slots:
- 18:00 – 19:00: The Crossroads
- 19:00 – 21:30: Forever Yours
- 21:30 – 23:00: Chasing My Heart
- Daily Bollywood movies will continue as normal from 3 – 6pm CAT.
A representative from Star Life said in a statement, "Dear Viewers, as you may be aware, due to the global COVID 19 crisis, countries around the world are observing a preventive lockdown. Unfortunately, this emergency has also impacted the shooting and production of your favourite shows. Under these circumstances, you will be seeing the return of some of your favourite Star Life shows for your continued entertainment. We regret any inconvenience caused and intend to resume services soon. In the meantime, we hope to keep getting your love and support. Please continue watching Star Life.”
Talk Shows on M-Net, 1Magic and Vuzu
Popular US talk shows; The Kelly Clarkson Show, The Late Late Show with James Corden and Last Week Tonight with John Oliver on M-Net (ch. 101), as well as The Talk on 1Magic (ch. 103), The Ellen DeGeneres Show on Vuzu (ch. 116) and The Doctors on Mzansi Magic (ch. 161) - have halted production as a result of COVID-19.
You can still however enjoy new episodes of Kelly Clarkson, James Cordon, The Talk, Ellen and The Doctors in their regular timeslots, as we have not aired all their recorded shows as yet.
Please Note: the last recording of Last Week Tonight with John Oliver will be coming your way this week Sunday, tune in to see his stark, audience-less set and his final burn before he signs off! M-Net will screen repeats of its brand-new drama series Still Breathing in this slot until further notice.