Watch action movies on KIX (DStv 114) from Thursday, 1 October at 19:00
Watch action movies on KIX (DStv 114) from Thursday, 1 October at 19:00

KIX now available on DStv

KIX (DStv 114) brings the best of action movies from Asia to Africa. Watch it on DStv Premium, DStv Compact Plus and DStv Compact channel 114.

South Africa has a massive appetite for martial arts. We go from sneaking and leaping about in our pyjamas playing ninja, to Kung Fu Panda birthday parties, to beating up our siblings and friends with our best Bruce Lee kung-fu moves (sorry about your shins, bro). Who can resist the thrill of the creative speed and acrobatics of Asian martial arts, or storylines about honour and family?

Now DStv is launching a high-energy, high-intensity new movie channel on Thursday, 1 October. KIX (DStv 114) will bring viewers on the Premium, Compact Plus & Compact packages heart-racing martial arts action from the East and Hollywood, all presented in English (either through dubbing or subtitles).

It’s everything from first-run movies, to classics going all the way back to the 1960s. In fact, KIX has access to the Shaw Brothers Film Library, an archive of over 760 Chinese movies produced by the Shaw Brothers Studio, dating back to 1950, through to the 1990s. It’s the birthplace of stars like Jet Li, Chow Yun-fat, Stephen Chow, Gordon Liu, Cheng Pei-pei, Maggie Cheung and Andy Lau, as well as directors and fight choreographers like John Woo, Yuen Woo Ping (Snake In The Eagle’s Shadow and Drunken Master) and Tony Ching Siu-tung (action choreographer for Shaolin Soccer, House Of Flying Daggers, and Hero).

No matter which genre sets your pulse racing, KIX has a place for it, 7 days a week…

What to watch

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All you have to do is keep a look out for video clips of your favourite KIX stars hitting their signature moves, and try to imitate them. Let us check out your video by tagging @DStv and stand a chance to win!

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Slay every day!

New KIX releases are scheduled for 19:00 every night of the week. Here’s a few top items to look forward to in November


Monday: Classic Martial Arts

Catch all the famous Kung Fu classics from the 60’s to 80’s, every Monday night, only on KIX!

Shaolin Martial Arts

The Manchu Emperor employs some top boxers to destroy Shaolin Temple. Almost all the Shaolin disciples were killed, but the survivors now band together to seek revenge.

Cast: Fu Sheng, Irene Chen I-ling, Chi Kuan-chun, Gordon Liu 
Watch Monday, 2 November at 19:00 on KIX (DStv 114)

One-Armed Swordsman

A noble swordsman, whose arm had been chopped off by his master’s spoiled daughter, returns to his master to defend him from a villainous gang of rival swordsmen.

Cast: Wang Yu, Pan Yin Tse, Chiao Chiao, Chang Pei Shan 
Watch Monday, 9 November at 19:00 on KIX (DStv 114)

Golden Swallow

A heroine teams up with a swordsman and a warrior to conquer the villains. However, a duel to the death is planned, leaving her caught between both men whom she admires.

Cast: Cheng Pei-pei, Wang Yu, Lo Lieh 
Watch Monday, 16 November at 19:00 on KIX (DStv 114)

The Duel

Jie was hunted by killers as he takes the blame for killing the head of a triad. Jie killed his enemies with Nan’s help, not knowing that Nan has killed his father.

Cast: Ti Lung, David Chiang, Wang Ping, Yu Hui 
Watch Monday 23 November at 19:00 on KIX (DStv 114)

Mad Monkey Kung Fu

A former Monkey Kung Fu master crippled by a ruthless villain is convinced by his young disciple to teach him monkey kung fu, so as to avenge his shame

Cast: Liu Chia-liang, Hsiao Ho, Kara Hui  
Watch Monday, 30 November at 19:00 on KIX (DStv 114)


Tuesday: Comedy Action

KIX brings you fun-filled with laughter action movies every Tuesday night, for you to enjoy with the whole family

God of Gamblers

When high-rolling gangsters set out to ruin the God of Gamblers, Little Knife and an unlikely ally, Sing, join forces to topple a common enemy.

Cast: Stephen Chow, Andy Lau, Sharla Cheung, Ng Mang Tat 
Watch Tuesday, 3 November at 19:00 on KIX (DStv 114)

God of Gamblers Part 3 - Back to Shanghai

While battling a psychic gambler, Sing hurtles back in time to 1937 Shanghai. He must now come to grips with his family history and get back to the present.

Cast: Stephen Chow, Gong Li, Ng Mang Tat, Ray Liu, Sandra Ng 
Watch Tuesday, 10 November at 19:00 on KIX (DStv 114)

Twinkle, Twinkle Lucky Stars

Five cops on holiday in Thailand are told to contact an informant there, but he gets killed. They must return to Hong Kong to protect his girlfriend who is now in danger.

Cast: Jackie Chan, Sammo Hung, Fung Shui Fan, Richard Ng, Yuen Biao 
Watch Tuesday, 17 November at 19:00 on KIX (DStv 114)

My Lucky Stars

Muscles, an undercover cop from Hong Kong, is in Japan chasing a bad cop when his partner is kidnapped in a fight. Luckily, Muscles’ five old friends are ready to help.

Cast: Jackie Chan, Richard Ng, Sammo Hung, Sibelle Hu, Yuen Biao 
Watch Tuesday, 24 November at 19:00 on KIX (DStv 114)


Wednesday: Adventurous Action

Escape from reality every Wednesday night, with mystical and fantastical adventure-driven action movies from the East and West.

The Storm Riders

An evil warlord takes in two students (Wind & Cloud) who can fulfil a threatening prophecy, in an effort to become invincible so he can take over the world.

Cast: Aaron Kwok, Ekin Cheng, Kristy Yang, Shu Qi 
Watch Wednesday, 4 November at 19:00 on KIX (DStv 114)

The 7 Adventures of Sinbad

Sinbad, the original Prince of Persia, is now a powerful industrialist entrusted with completing seven seemingly impossible tasks to save humanity from a catastrophe.

Cast: Patrick Muldoon, Sarah Desage, Bo Svenson 
Watch Wednesday, 11 November at 19:00 on KIX (DStv 114)

The Evil Cult

After narrowly escaping death by poison, Zhang (Jet Li) goes on the road to seek for a cure. On his journey, Zhang is trained by great masters to become a true warrior.

Cast: Jet Li, Sharla Cheung, Chingmy Yau 
Watch Wednesday, 18 November at 19:00 on KIX (DStv 114)

Once Upon a Time in China and America

After losing his memory while swashbuckling in America, martial arts master Wong Fei Hung(Jet Li) fights to defend a group of Chinese laborers against greedy villains.

Cast: Jet Li, Rosamund Kwan, Xiong Xin-Xin 
Watch Wednesday, 18 November at 19:00 on KIX (DStv 114)


Thursday: Modern action

Enjoy modern action-packed movies, as KIX presents current Asian blockbuster titles every Thursday night.

City Under Seige

A lowly clown becomes a crime fighting superhero when other performers turn hostile after being exposed to chemical gas that grants them superhuman powers.

Cast: Aaron Kwok, Shu Qi, Wu Jing 
Watch Thursday, 5 November at 19:00 on KIX (DStv 114)

Double Tap

Four G4 members were murdered by a gunman with double tap shooting technique. A top CID officer narrows the suspect list down to Rick, a former shooting champion.

Cast: Leslie Cheung, Alex Fong, Ruby Wong, Monica Chan, Vincent Kok 
Watch Thursday, 12 November at 19:00 on KIX (DStv 114)


A cop, a lawyer, and an assassin cross paths after the murder of a federal witness and the kidnapping of a famous pop star. The White Storm26NovemberCast: Louis Koo, Sean Lau, Nick Cheung. A devastating dilemma changes the fate of three cops when an undercover operation against a notorious Thai drug lord goes horribly wrong.

Cast: Aaron Kwok, Ekin Cheng, Daniel Wu 
Watch Thursday, 19 November at 19:00 on KIX (DStv 114)

The White Storm

A devastating dilemma changes the fate of three cops when an undercover operation against a notorious Thai drug lord goes horribly wrong.

Cast: Louis Koo, Sean Lau, Nick Cheung 
Watch Thursday, 26 November at 19:00 on KIX (DStv 114)


Friday: Star-studded Action

All-star Asian action from performers past and present (male and female), like Jackie Chan, Jet Li, Donnie Yen & Bruce Lee. SA will also get an introduction to Asia’s rising-star performers. Fridays are also fun because the weekend KIX off with a special additional new thriller movie at 21:00 following the night’s action movie.

The Master

Wong Fei Hung (Jet Li) arrives in Los Angeles looking for his former kung fu master, Uncle Tak, only to discover his herbal store trashed and his mentor missing.

Cast: Jet Li, Crystal Kwok, Yuen Wah 
Watch Friday, 6 November at 19:00 on KIX (DStv 114)

Tragic Hero

Li is a top gangster who comes out of retirement to seek revenge with Lam on Tang, after Tang launched an attack on the remnants of his gang.

Cast: Chow Yun Fat, Andy Lau, Alex Man 
Watch Friday, 13 November at 19:00 on KIX (DStv 114)

The Young Master

Dragon (Jackie Chan), the younger of two orphans who are brought up by a strict master, tries to save the elder orphan Tigerfrom being arrested by the county sheriff.

Cast: Jackie Chan, Wei Pai, Yuen Biao 
Watch Friday, 20 November at 19:00 on KIX (DStv 114)

Dragon Chronicles: The Maidens of Heavenly Mountain

When a beloved martial arts master falls ill, two bickering sisters must defend his power against an evil arch rival and her clan.

Cast: Brigitte Lin, Gong Li, Sharla Cheung 
Watch Friday, 27 November at 19:00 on KIX (DStv 114)


Saturday: Double-bill Western action

Sit back and relax every Saturday night with back-to-back airings of two Western action movies to energise your weekend.

Mega Shark vs Crocosaurus

A megalodon battles with a crocosaurus, causing massive destruction. The US Army has to try and destroy these havoc creating monsters.

Cast: Gary Stretch, Jaleel White, Sarah Lieving 
Watch Saturday, 7 November on KIX (DStv 114)

Road Wars

The earth’s water supply is depleted and survivors form armed road gangs to find and protect water supplies. However, when a new breed of vampires emerges, they must contend with a new threat to their existence.

Cast: Chloe Farnworth, Cole Parker, John Freeman 
Watch Saturday, 7 November on KIX (DStv 114)


A Russian Special Forces female soldier must escape from a mysterious island where people are harvested for their organs, and continue on her quest to rescue her sister.

Cast: Natalie Burn, Jason London, Edward Furlong, Daryl Hannah, Vinnie Jones, Robert Davi 
Watch Saturday, 14 November on KIX (DStv 114)

Never Let Go

A single mother searches for her abducted child and gets implicated in the murder of a seemingly innocent man in a foreign land. Her connections back in the US reveal there is much more at stake than first meets the eye.

Cast: Angela Dixon, Rami Nasr, Sarah Perles 
Watch Saturday, 14 November on KIX (DStv 114)

Hercules Reborn

When a young man’s bride is kidnapped by an evil king, he turns to Hercules, a fallen hero now living in exile, for help. Hercules is inspired by the young man’s courage and decides to help him, reclaiming his own honour at the same time.

Cast: John Hennigan, Christian Oliver, Marcus Shirock 
Watch Saturday, 21 November on KIX (DStv 114)

American Warships

When a US plane is taken down overseas by a mysterious force, World War III looms with North Korea being the prime suspect. The real attacker is however an alien armed force which only one old battleship can stop.

Cast: Mario Van Peebles, Carl Weathers, Johanna Watts 
Watch Saturday, 28 November on KIX (DStv 114)

200 MPH

An amateur racer seeks to avenge the death of his brother by entering the dangerous world of underground street racing in this adrenaline-charged action thriller.

Cast: Jaz Martin, Hennely Jimenez, AnnaMaria Demara 
Watch Saturday, 28 November at 19:00 on KIX (DStv 114)


Sunday: Ultimate Action

This is for the hardcore martial arts fans who want to explore real-life fighting styles performed by the word’s best-qualified practitioners, in the world of a movie.

Last Hero in China

Jet Li stars in this comic spectacle as a Chinese Robin Hood who stumbles upon a kidnapping scheme after unwittingly opening a martial arts school next to a brothel!

Cast: Jet Li, Sharla Cheung, Dicky Cheung 
Watch Sunday, 1 November at 19:00 on KIX (DStv 114)

Unbeatable Youth

Warlord Lei holds a fighting competition and brings in strong fighters from eight countries, intending to bring the traditional Chinese martial arts to shame. A group of Kung fu masters step up to reclaim their honour.

Cast: Louis Fan, Max Zhang, Danny Chan 
Watch Sunday, 8 November at 19:00 on KIX (DStv 114)


A struggling martial arts teacher must compete in an underground fight ring in order to save his brother from a crime boss and reunite with his family.

Cast: Marco Antonio Alvarez, Dennis Ruel, O.G. Dave Rivera 
Watch Sunday, 15 November at 19:00 on KIX (DStv 114)

The Big Boss

A young man (Bruce Lee) sworn to an oath of non-violence breaks it after his master is murdered and he discovers the factory he works in is a front for drug-smuggling.

Cast: Bruce Lee, James Tien, Maria Yi 
Watch Sunday, 22 November at 19:00 on KIX (DStv 114)

The Real Iron Monkey

The grandson of Iron Monkey is tasked to deliver an important document. He is attacked on the way by enemies, but the final one is none other than Iron Monkey himself!

Cast: Pierre Ngo, Meilin Mok, Jazz Lam 
Watch Sunday, 29 November at 19:00 on KIX (DStv 114)

Make a date with your friends to tune into KIX (DStv 114) and prepare to debate the best fighting styles, most impressive stars, the ultimate training scenes, and the best stunts ever. But do not try them at home! 

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