July is legally awesome & out of this world on DStv Premium


Bad guys, watch out for local crime-buster Reyka, and Stabler’s return in Law & Order: Organised Crime. Want something lighter? Board the zero gravity Moonbase 8 for idiots in space

Step away from the daily stress with DStv Premium this July, with series, documentaries and movies.

Brain teasing mysteries include new local thriller series Reyka and a brand-new addition to a much-loved franchise wit, Law & Order: Organised Crime. Mystery gets a supernatural spin in the return of Nancy Drew and you can test which of your family members is the best detective, with a brand-new season of The Masked Singer.

If the names John C. Reilly, Fred Armisen and Tim Heidecker have your attention, please enter the habitat of NASA comedy series Moonbase 8. And if you have a song in your heart, you might be headed for Zoey’s Extraordinary Playlist. There are also new dramas like Us and Republic of Sarah, along with returning series like A Million Little Things.

Documentary lovers, July is shark month on DStv and while you’ll find sharky content across the packages, Premium has the exclusive on the OG Shark Week founders as the Discovery Channel bares its teeth with brand-new shark shows. And Michael Palin brings us the stories behind his adventures in Michael Palin's Travel.

Since we’re still not quite back at the movie theatres yet, DStv Premium is helping you to re-create that special Saturday movie outing feeling for your own kids, with the latest box office hits like Pinocchio, and classics like The SpongeBob Movie.

Grownups get their weekend movie treats, too, with the Joaquin Phoenix Joker movie, action films, some intriguing science fiction like 2067, horror, and romantic dramas like After We Collided.

Read on for all the details. 

The big one!

If you’ve been addicted to M-Net’s local dramas like Inconceivable and Still Breathing, it’s time to make Sunday night at 20:00 your special TV time. New serial killer cop drama Reyka features Kim Engelbrecht and Game of Thrones star Iain Glen in a battle of wits against the backdrop of KZN’s eerie cane fields. There are already loads of cast interview videos online on M-Net’s YouTube channel, long with series information on M-Net official website, and on dstv.co.za, so study those case files and prepare to get sucked into that one show everyone is going to be talking about on Monday morning. Sunday blues, who?

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Brilliant criminal profiler Reyka Gama (Kim Engelbrecht), who's investigating a serial killer at work in the sugar cane fields of KwaZulu-Natal, reaches out to a sinister man to help her enter the mindset of the killer. This manipulative, charming prisoner, Speelman (Iain Glen), is the farmer who kidnapped Reyka when she was 12 years old and tried to mould her to fit into his idea of the perfect family. 20 years on he still has his claws sunk into her – but Reyka is still fighting back.

Watch from Sunday, 25 July on M-Net (DStv channel 101) at 20:00

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It’s a mystery

Get ready for a full body workout, from the head scratching mysteries to pulse-pounding action. Christopher Meloni’s brand-new Law & Order: Organised Crime is here along with a new season of twisty time jumping mystery Manifest and a brand-new season of Nancy Drew. And for the lighter side of mystery, The Masked Singer is back, too!

Weird, the people

July is a fantastic month for comedy and drama lovers on DStv Premium, with the silly space base comedy Moonbase 8 taking centre stage, the return of musical comedy Zoey’s Extraordinary Playlist, and a quest to save a middle aged marriage in Us. More serious fans of human drama will enjoy Republic of Sarah, the story of a small town that declares independence from the USA. And the tear-jerking drama A Million Little Things sees its group of grownup friends entering COVID times in its 3rd season.

Go places, see things

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Michael Palin's Travel S1

In this 4-episode documentary series, actor and comedian Michael Palin reveals how he became a TV globe-trotter as he looks back over his career in making travel shows, from Around The World In 80 Days (1989), which he did pretty much on a dare, to Michael Palin in North Korea (2018). Michael will take us inside his shows, share his travel diaries and some fascinating facts and memories. And Michael’s friends and colleagues including Sir David Attenborough, Joanna Lumley and Simon Reeve reflect on his influence on the genre.

Watch from Friday, 2 July on BBC Earth (DStv channel 184) at 19:00

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Shark Week

Discovery will be airing brand-new shark-centred shows every day at 22:35 between 11 and 18 July. While exact programme details were still TBC at the time this went live, Discovery is working with around 24 of the world’s top notch marine biologists and marine institutes, to bring us the latest research and exciting footage. We’ll see great white mating behaviour, visit a place where sharks have their pups, look inside a pregnant shark, see directly down the gullet of a tiger shark, explore bull shark hunting behaviour, and more.

Watch from Sunday, 11 July on Discovery Channel (DStv channel 121) at 22:35

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Billy Buys Brooklyn S1

Billy Leroy (Best known from the Baggage Battle series) lost his long-running store Billy's Antiques & Props in Manhattan when developers tore down his building. Now he’s starting over in Brooklyn. He opens his doors to the camera crew to reveal some treasures already in store, including a Haro BMX bike and a Victorian walking cane hiding a secret gun. Billy and his team will take us along as they use his network of contacts and instinct to sniff out a deal, to collect and restore new antiques and curiosities.

Watch from Sunday, 25 July on Discovery Channel (DStv channel 121) at 20:00

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Mini cinema

Still in a school holiday mood? There are plenty of animated and live action kids’ movies to keep your lot entertained throughout the month, with new movies premiering every Saturday on M-Net (DStv channel 101) and M-Net Movies 1 (DStv channel 104). From a sublime new Italian-made, live-action production of Pinocchio that the whole family can fall in love with, to the wonderfully silly spy action of a new Cats And Dogs film, these are sweet treats for the imagination.

Movies for grown-ups

Wherever you’d rather be, whatever story world you want to enter, DStv has something special for grownup movie lovers. Batman fans, the Joaquin Phoenix Joker movie is family here, and there’s more action to come in heist movie Force of Nature and siege film Becky, in which a 13-year-old girl slaughters a group of bad guys. Science fiction fans have their pick of intriguing time travel movie 2067 and body swap horror/slasher film Freaky, while romantic drama fans should watch out for After We Collided.

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Joker

Mentally unstable failed Gotham City party clown and stand-up comedian Arthur Fleck (Joaquin Phoenix) becomes the face of a social uprising against the rich and out of touch politicians, particularly billionaire mayoral candidate Thomas Wayne (Brett Cullen), after Arthur shoots and kills 3 drunk Wayne Enterprises businessmen for attacking him unprovoked.

Watch on Sunday, 4 July on M-Net (DStv channel 101) at 21:00

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After We Collided

Based on the 2014 novel of the same name by Anna Todd and a sequel to the 2019 film After, this romantic drama follows Tessa Young (Josephine Langford) and her recently ex-boyfriend Hardin Scott (Hero Fiennes Tiffin) as they continue to bump into each other, make up and break up again while he deals with anger issues.

Watch on Sunday, 11 July on M-Net (DStv channel 101) at 21:00

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Becky

Rebellious 13-year-old Becky (Lulu Wilson) and her father Jeff (Joel McHale) are trying to reconnect during a weekend getaway at a lakefront house when escaped convicts led by Neo Nazi Dominick (Kevin James), stage a home invasion while Becky is off sulking in the woods. But as the gang’s violence escalates, Becky reveals her own potential for brutality and ruthless cunning.

Watch on Sunday, 18 July on M-Net (DStv channel 101) at 21:00

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Freaky

In this fun slasher horror comedy flick, bullied teenager Millie Kessler (Kathryn Newton) swaps bodies with middle aged serial killer the Blissfield Butcher (Vince Vaughn), thanks to a magical ancient dagger that he tried to stab her with. If she doesn’t stab the Butcher, who’s now in her body, with the dagger by midnight, the changeover will be permanent.

Watch on Sunday, 25 July on M-Net (DStv channel 101) at 21:00

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2067

In the year 2067, climate change has destroyed all plant life on Earth. Only one small oasis of civilization remains in Australia. When the factory producing the area’s oxygen starts to fail and cause a deadly illness, a worker named Ethan (Kodi Smit-McPhee) whose father invented a prototype time machine, is sent into the future to find a cure.

Watch on Saturday, 3 July on M-Net Movies 2 (DStv channel 106) at 16:00

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Force of Nature

As a hurricane approaches Puerto Rico, police officers, Cardillo (Emile Hirsch) and Jess Peña (Stephanie Cayo) must weather the chaos of evacuating people, and dealing with a last minute panic buying stampede. But thieves are plotting to take advantage of the general confusion to rob a building in search of a valuable group of paintings.

Watch on Sunday, 4 July on M-Net Movies 2 (DStv channel 106) at 20:00

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This is just the tip of your viewing iceberg. Check out the DStv Compact Plus! Compact, Family and Access highlights packages to see what else will be coming your way this June including comedy series The Keenan Show, reality show Put A Ring On It, National Geographic’s Impact With Gal Gadot documentary, Shark month specials including National Geographic’s Sharkfest and Chris Hemsworth’s Shark Beach, a new season of cop show Hudson & Rex, and all-new documentaries on Greece, opera, art and World War II history.

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