Everything you need to watch on DStv Compact this August

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Lifetime (131)

Celebrity Ghost Stories Season 1

A paranormal reality show that gives celebrities the opportunity to share their experience with the metaphysical. Hear as they recount their spine-chilling and unexplainable stories and make sure to watch with someone else nearby. Familiar faces like Taye Diggs, Kelly Osborne and Paula Abdul step up this season for tales of the mystical.
Tuesdays from 4 August on Lifetime (DStv 131) at 21:55

Court Cam

This courtroom drama is a far cry from Judge Judy’s respectful chambers. Every episode is filled with outbursts, no-nonsense judges and harsh sentences. Host Dan Abrams goes behind the scenes to interview victims and witnesses on what made their day in court so outrageous.
Thursdays from 26 August on Lifetime (DStv 131) at 20:05

Mzansi Magic (161)

Idols Season 16

The quest to find South Africa’s most talented unknown singer continues with a brand-new season of Idols. With some of the auditions done before lockdown, there will be an abundance of talented and misguided people who share their talent with the judges and the rest of the country. Get ready for entertainment at its best and get a head start on rooting for your favourite crooner.
Sundays from 2 August on Mzansi Magic (DStv 161) at 18:00

Women’s Month movies you will love

The Neighbour in the Window

A tale of keeping friends close and enemies closer. Karen and her family are adjusting well as they start a new life in Washington. Her husband and son have both settled in nicely and she decides to make new friends. Lisa is her charming neighbour who seems like a good fit. But Karen soon finds herself the victim of crazy rumours that seem to be coming from her new friend.
Monday 10 August on Lifetime (DStv 131) at 20:05

The Secret She Kept

Newlywed Tia can’t wait to support her husband as he makes a bid for political office. But the stress of her life intensifies a medical condition she has been trying to hide. What will her husband do when he discovers her secret? 
Saturday 16 August on Lifetime (DStv 131) at 19:20

The Cool Mom

Two teenage girls are neighbours that have a great friendship. One of their mothers, Tara, can’t seem to get rid of a feeling that the other family is trying to steal her daughter. Is this jealousy at its best or could she lose her child? 
Monday 24 August on Lifetime (DStv 131) at 20:05

Into the Arms of Danger

Jenny is a 17-year-old girl who gets into a car accident after a major fight with her mother. She is assisted by a pair of EMTs who quickly tend to her injuries. But things take a dark turn when she is locked in the ambulance and transported to a remote location. There she finds a grieving woman who wants to replace her lost daughter with Jenny.
Monday 31 August on Lifetime (DStv 131) at 20:05

E! Entertainment (124)

10 Things You Don’t Know Season 1

Fun and fast-paced, get your fill of strange secrets and unusual stories about your favourite celebrities. Light-hearted and fun for the inner gossip in all of us. 
Mondays from 17 August on E! Entertainment (DStv 124) at 19:05

Best of all the BBC channels

Reggie Yates Meets World Season 1

This four-part series takes an in-depth look at various opportunities being offered to young people who face uncertain futures. Reggie Yates investigates programmes around the world with benefits that seem too good to be true. From a London church helping people to leave their gang life behind them to the burgeoning film industry in Nigeria known as Nollywood – we find out what these organisations’ true intentions are.
Thursdays from 13 August on BBC Brit (DStv 120) at 20:00

Flirty Dancing Season 2

It’s Dancing with the Stars meets The Bachelor in this feel-good dating show with a difference. Each week Ashely Banjo matches up lovelorn romantics and gets them entangled in bespoke choreography dates. They must communicate without words and this makes each dance more important than ever. At the end of the dance, they must decide if their chemistry on the dance floor can translate into a real-life romance.
Sundays from 9 August on BBC Lifestyle (DStv 174) at 20:00

World’s Most Secret Homes Season 1

They have untold wealth and long for privacy. Come take a look at the unusual bunkers and remote islands of the uber-rich as they try to hide from the constant public gaze. 
Wednesdays from 5 August on BBC Lifestyle (DStv 174) at 20:00

Semi-Detached Season 1

A fun family sitcom about a divorced man whose life is filled with chaos. His ex-wife lives across the road, his eccentric booze-hound father lives next door and his new girlfriend thrives on attention. Watch every week to see the mayhem unfold. 
Fridays from 21 August on BBC Brit (DStv 120) at 20:00

Dragon’s Den Season 17

In a similar format to Shark Tank, this show encourages budding entrepreneurs to present their business ideas to a panel of experienced investors from a variety of industries. The contestants are hoping to exchange equity in their business for a sizeable sum of money upfront. The Dragons are also looking for a bargain deal and will try every tactic they can to get the best deal. Will the Dragons try to lowball their offers for maximum gain, or can the fledgling entrepreneurs motivate them to bring the big bucks? 
Wednesdays from 5 August on BBC Brit (DStv 120) at 20:00

The Great Pottery Throw Down Season 3

A new season and a new host for this unique show promises to be a spinning-y good time. Every week, 12 passionate home potters compete in various challenges that will test their skill and creativity. They must be prepared to tackle anything from homeware to toilets as master potters Keith Brymer Jones and award-winning ceramist Sue Pryke judge their final results. Each week, one contestant is crowned Potter of the Week and one is sent home. 
Mondays from 10 August on BBC Lifestyle (DStv 174) at 20:00

Mister Winner Season 1

Ever feel like bad luck follows you? Leslie Winner must live with irony of his last name as he often finds himself in the middle of misfortune. He is able to keep an optimistic heart as he finds himself engaged to a lovely woman, Jemma. With their wedding day fast approaching, Leslie realises that he needs to overcome his ill-fated life to impress his sceptical future father-in-law and change his luck forever.
Fridays from 7 August on BBC Brit (DStv 120) at 20:40

HGTV (177)

House in a Hurry

For most house buyers, choosing the right place can be a time-consuming experience as they struggle to make their budgets stretch. But sometimes, circumstances don’t give you the luxury of time. This series follows ordinary couples as they rush to find a perfect property with the added stress of being in an unknown new town. With just weekend to find their new home, can they find something that meets their needs and fits their finances? 
Mondays from 24 August on HGTV (DStv 177) at 19:50

Fox HD (125)

Killing Eve Season 2 – FINALE

Eve Polastri and Villanelle bring killer chemistry to the last episode in season 2. The two finally come head-to-head with unexpected results. Tired of playing their cat-and-mouse game, the two women must make a choice that could spell disaster or perfection. You’ll have to tune in to watch the cliff-hanger finale but don’t worry, season 3 will follow next week!
Wednesday 19 August on Fox HD (DStv 125) at 20:45

Killing Eve Season 3

Be sure to savour each episode of this season – once you’re done, you’ll be all caught up with the rest of the world. It seems that Villanelle is doubting the course of action she took last season. Eve wants a clean slate too and gets the perfect opportunity to put the past behind her. Daring TV that puts fierce females in the spy seat. We can’t think of a better way to spend Women’s Month.

It’s local at its best

Behind the Story Season 4

Pearl Thusi returns as the host to this heart-wrenching show featuring local stars. Each week, they are given an opportunity to open up about their struggles, the paths they’ve taken, and how their decisions have impacted their career, family, and romance.
Wednesdays from 12 August on BET (DStv 129) at 22:00

Isono: The Sin Season 1

Family viewing is about to get a big boost with this hugely anticipated local show. Gabriel must make a tough decision to go against his adopted family and protect the community. His mother is a devoted Christian and the matriarch of a large criminal syndicate. She will use every tactic to protect herself – including emotional manipulation and blackmail. 
Weekdays from 1 August on BET (DStv 129) at 21:30

Lasizwe Season 3

Social media sensation Lasizwe is not one to shy away from the camera. But through all his entertaining, has he ever shown the real man behind the laughter? Taking on the role of executive producer for the show, viewers will be able to see a more creative side to the show.
Mondays from 3 August on MTV (DStv 130) at 21:30

Trackers Season 1

A spy thriller surrounding a diamond smuggling ring in Cape Town known as the Black Rhinos. Their massive organised crime syndicate attracts the attention of the CIA.
Sundays from 9 August on M-Net City (DStv 115) at 19:10

DCOM at its best

The Swap

It’s another Freaky Friday-esque story where two teens accidentally swap bodies. Ellie (as Jack) must tackle the bro-life and tough hockey schedule. Jack (as Ellie) has to decipher girl-code and rigorous gymnastics practices. They learn important lessons as they struggle to walk in someone else’s shoes.
Friday 7 August on Disney Channel (DStv 303) at 17:00

Cloud 9

Kayla is a talented young snowboarder whose bad attitude gets her dropped from her team. A snowboarding champion is forced to take a break and decides to help train the prima donna. Together, they teach each other important lessons as they reach for greatness. 
Friday 14 August on Disney Channel (DStv 303) at 17:00

Pixel Perfect

A tech-savvy teen, Samantha, decides to give her dad’s failing band a lift with a holographic lead singer. The new songstress, Loretta Modern, catapults the band to stardom. But when she begins to feel alienated, will Sam sabotage the technology to get her father back? 
Friday 21 August on Disney Channel (DStv 303) at 17:00

Teen Beach

It’s a fun holiday as two teen surfers find love. Before their doomed relationship comes to an end, Brady and McKenzie find themselves in a magical 60s beach party musical. There’s plenty of funky songs, singing, and dancing to keep you upbeat for days after. 
Friday 28 August on Disney Channel (DStv 303) at 17:00

M-Net City (115)

Station 19 Season 13

A spin-off of Grey’s Anatomy, this show has exceeded the high expectations of avid Shonda Rhimes fans. Season 3 begins at the infamous Joe’s Bar where a major accident requires the assistance of the Station 19 crew and Grey Sloan doctors. Rumours of a new fire chief make everyone wonder what changes are in store.
Mondays from 17 August on M-Net City (DStv 115) at 19:10


A supernatural drama that will give you the chills. A sceptical psychologist and a priest work together to investigate mystical cases. Mike’s faith is sometimes the only answer when Katja’s scientific beliefs struggle to explain their investigations.
Mondays from 3 August on M-Net City (DStv 115) at 21:40

Tell Me a Story Season 2

A thrilling television experience that takes all childhood fairy tales and exposes their dark and sinister roots. This season be prepared to have your views of Beauty and the Beast, Sleeping Beauty and Cinderella completely transformed.
Tuesdays from 11 August on M-Net City (DStv 115) at 21:40

9-1-1 Lone Star Season 1

A firefighter father (hunky Rob Lowe) decides to make a change and moves with his son to Austin, Texas. He resumes the stressful work of saving people’s lives but soon realises that his progressive philosophies might be ahead of their time at his new firehouse. Liv Tyler plays a fellow crew member who is on a quest to find her missing sister.
Wednesdays from 12 August on M-Net City (DStv 115) at 19:10

All American

A poor but talented high school student is given the opportunity of a lifetime to play American Football for a wealthy new school. But there are divisions in the team as the rich kids don’t approve of the new kid’s presence on their team. Based on the real-life events of pro-footballer, Spencer Paysinger. 
Wednesdays from 26 August on M-Net City (DStv 115) at 20:50

American Dynasties: The Bush Years

With two elected presidents, the Bush family rivals that of the Kennedys. Take an in-depth look at their rise to prominence with family clips, news footage and unseen interviews.
Wednesdays from 27 August on M-Net City (DStv 115) at 19:10

Mzansi Magic (161)


Saturday 1 August on Mzansi Magic (DStv 161) at 20:30


Saturday 8 August on Mzansi Magic (DStv 161) at 20:30


Saturday 15 August on Mzansi Magic (DStv 161) at 20:30

Uthando Luka Yise

Saturday 22 August on Mzansi Magic (DStv 161) at 20:30


Saturday 29 August on Mzansi Magic (DStv 161) at 20:30

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