It’s family time on DStv!

The battle for the remote control is over this April and May as DStv brings you a packed slate of programming for the entire family to enjoy together.

The TV set is in the heart of our homes, in a room the whole family uses together. So shouldn’t your TV offer shows that everyone can enjoy together – no matter who you count as family?

Now the battle for the remote control is over. This April into May is Family Time on DStv, and we’re highlighting series and movies that everyone you love can bond over between Monday, 5 April and Tuesday, 18 May.

Your family entertainment Calendar

Sneak peeks

Just take a look at just a few of the brand new shows coming to DStv this month.

Diepcity S1

Watch weekdays from Monday, 5 April on Mzansi Magic (DStv channel 161) at 20:30

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Wendy Williams: The Movie & Wendy Williams, What a Mess

Watch on Saturday, 10 April on Lifetime (DStv channel 131) at 19:20 and 20:50

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Op My Eish

Watch from Thursday, 22 April on kykNET (DStv channel 144) at 20:00

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Melting Me Softly

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The Uncle: The Hugh Bladen Story

Watch on Friday, 2 April on SuperSport Rugby (DStv channel 211) at 17:00

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Everyone together now!

Check out some of the amazing shows and movies that all ages can watch together, including shows targeted at children that grownups and older kids will love, too…


Mindful Earth S1

Do you ever just zone out to a show like Blue Planet and relax while looking at turtles? Now the multi-award-winning BBC Studios Natural History Unit and mindfulness experts Headspace have joined forces to create a 4-episode programme that combines nature footage and sounds with narration that immerses us in the natural world. Each episode explores what animals and nature can teach us about breathing, accepting change, finding joy, and rest. It’s the perfect show for helping you to break free of the dreaded Sunday afternoon gloom zone.

Watch from Sunday 4 April on BBC Earth (DStv channel 184) at 15:10

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Daisy Quokka: World’s Scariest Animal

A Quokka named Daisy (voiced by Angourie Rice) has a crazy ambition for someone so tooth-achingly adorable – she wants to win the annual World’s Scariest Animal Championship. Looks like she’ll need a coach, and a washed-up, former champion Saltwater Crocodile Frankie Scales (voiced by Sam Neill) could be just the ticket to help her to achieve that dream. This is something sweet and fun that kids of all ages from 4-90 can watch together.

Watch on Thursday, 1 April on TNT (DStv channel 137) at 20:00

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Garden Tales S1

Pre-school children are introduced to the natural world in this delightful new series through entertaining stories about cute, funny animals, shown on-screen using live wildlife footage. In each episode, they'll learn something new, and discover and explore new environments. Watch along as a narrator tells the story of a little duckling who gets lost while learning to swim, a badger whose taste for adventure gets him into trouble, or a family of owlets – belonging to the little owl species – play hide and seek. Grownups might actually expire from the cuteness.

Watch from Tuesday, 6 April on CBeebies (DStv channel 306) at 16:45

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Fantastic Journey To Oz

This Russian-made computer-animated film is based on the 2017 novel Urfin Jus and His Wooden Soldiers by Alexander Volkov, but features the familiar characters and settings from the Oz books by L. Frank Baum. A little girl named Dorothy interferes with the envious and power-hungry Urfin Jus’s plans for world domination with his army of wooden soldiers. Fantasy, imagination and some unusual story twists make this an unusual treat for the whole family to discover together.

Watch on Saturday, 3 April on M-Net (DStv channel 101) at 15:00

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First Wives Club S1

This comedy series is based on the 1996 film of the same name, along with the original 1992 First Wives Club novel by Olivia Goldsmith. 3 good friends – Bree (Michelle Buteau), Hazel (Jill Scott) and Ari (Ryan Michelle Bathe) – gang up for sisterly comfort and maybe even revenge after their marriages fall apart. The series is hot on the heels of the US broadcasts, and will build to a box set, so episodes will stay on Catch Up during the season’s run.

Watch from Wednesday, 21 April on 1Magic (DStv channel 103) at 21:30

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The romantics

Do you have a cozy little family of 2? Come a little closer and snuggle up as you watch what it’s like out there in the single life as the Bachelor series’ hopefuls go from extravagant dates to crying into their cocktails. These really are the most dramatic seasons in Bachelor history – check them out for yourself.

Bachelor In Paradise: Australia S2

Watch from Tuesday, 20 April on Vuzu (DStv channel 116) at 20:00

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The Bachelor S25

Watch from Friday, 16 April on 1Magic (DStv channel 103) at 20:30

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Partners in crime

These are the shows you watch with the people who get you mentally, because sharing the experience will bring you even closer. They’re plotty, twisted, funny and thought provoking. Whether it’s about a flight attendant waking up next to a dead guy and then try to give the whole situation the slip, FBI agent Clarice from the Silence Of The Lambs movies, a small town cop trying to solve a crime, or grisly local detective Die Byl and his work-family of investigators, we’ll be puzzling along with them.

We are family

DStv’s family focus extends to the larger community, too. With documentaries and reality shows about Muhammad Ali’s real battle outside the boxing ring for civil rights, or four friends talking about what it’s like to transition in South Africa in Becoming, DStv will spark an exchange of ideas and take you on an emotional journey together. You don’t even have to be in the same house to feel closer. Set up a date night, turn on the TV and get talking.


Becoming S1

Ramazan, Gugu, Yaya and Gina grapple with issues of what it means to be trans in South Africa. There’s a lot for us all to learn as they chat to each other and compare notes on what it has been like growing up in the wrong body, the challenges that they’ve faced in transitioning, and the struggles of gaining acceptance. We’ll also see them take the huge step of sitting down with their families to tell them their truth, and about their intention to fit into a truer identity.

Watch from Wednesday, 7 April on Mzansi Magic (DStv 161) at 20:00

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In Their Own Words: Muhammad Ali

This biography series explores the lives of some of the 20th century’s towering figures, their fascinating personalities and profound cultural and historical impact. See how boxer Muhammad Ali rose from the Columbia Gym in Louisville, Alabama, to international fame. While his athletic achievements inspired many, it was his political convictions and his courage to pursue them that arguably had the greater impact – but cost him a far higher sacrifice. The actions that once made him a polarising figure, have made him a beloved and honoured hero today.

Watch on Saturday, 17 April on History (DStv channel 186) at 20:15

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