LIFETIME is available on DStv Compact!


Hot new reality series, addictive movies and binge-worthy crime content. LIFETIME is available to even more DStv customers and we’ve prepared the perfect picks for you to catch.

DStv Compact customers have welcomed the addition of LIFETIME to the platform. Known for its absorbing reality TV dramas and popular made-for-TV movies, LIFETIME DStv Premium and Compact channel 131 promises to offer hours of binge-worthy content for every member of your family.

More crime shows for the inquisitive

DStv customers who love crime and investigation content will be happy to know that LIFETIME has increased its crime content offering. The channel has introduced an extensive list of brand new crime shows, including the eagerly awaited Loved Like Crazy documentary, airing 9 December at 21:00.

The documentary casts a new lens on relationships that became headlines. Hosted by renowned journalist and author Iman Rappetti, Loved Like Crazy takes viewers through the dangerous ties of toxic love that trap women in a cycle of abuse. Looking at well-known couples such as Oscar Pistorius and Reeva Steenkamp, Sandile Mantsoe and Karabo Mokoena, Mampintsha and Babes Wodumo, Frederik Bossert and Annelise Kriek and more, the doccie takes an in-depth look at each stage of the cycle of abuse with empathy and insight.


Other upcoming crime drama on LIFETIME this month includes season two of South African Crime Stories (weekdays at 18:25) which investigates some of the country’s most notorious crimes. Then Homicide Hours to Kill (weekdays at 17:35) shows that the key to solving the toughest homicides lies somewhere within the final 24 hours of the victim’s life.

Meanwhile, Poisonous Liaisons (weekdays at 21:55) uncovers that poison has long been a weapon of choice, before Multiple Emmy and Peabody Award winner Soledad O’Brien executive produces and hosts this true-crime series Mysteries & Scandals (weekdays at 22:45) that takes a deep dive into Hollywood’s most baffling mysteries and notorious scandals.

Get lost in reality

Along with the extensive list of new crime content, DStv Compact and Premium customers can also enjoy several new reality shows exclusive to LIFETIME.

Hot new series Heartbreak Hotel (starting Tuesday, 10 December at 21:00), for example, sees twelve single guys and girls put everything on the line in a bid to find their perfect match and win $100,000. Another brand-new series The Expandables (Starting Monday, 2 December at 12.50) is a real-world construction show that sees Rob and his crew design and build space saving renovations spaces for homeowners without adding one extra square metre.

Another great reality series on LIFETIME is Cheerleader Generation (Thursdays at 20:05), which follows the competitive lives of two groups of hardworking cheerleaders and their completely dedicated coaches.

Lifetime also boasts new seasons of firm favourites like Married at First Sight (Fridays at 20:05). The massively popular relationship show heads to Charlotte, North Carolina for season nine and introduces viewers to eight new singles who agree to legally get married to a stranger at the altar. For the first time ever all the couples stay in the same apartment complex after they navigate the tricky terrain of being married to someone they don’t know.

Binge ever-popular Lifetime Original Movies

What would the festive season be without LIFETIME’s heart-warming Christmas movies?

Every Saturday and Sunday in December, at 19:20, LIFETIME will be spreading holiday cheer in the form of new holiday season movies. Reunited at Christmas (21 December at 19:20) follows the story of Samantha (Nikki DeLoach) whose beloved grandmother plots from beyond the grave to bring the family together for one more hometown Christmas. Samantha’s boyfriend, Simon (Mike Faiola), proposes marriage when she accepts in front of her entire family she soon realises that she have spoken too soon.

And in Christmas Reservation (29 December at 19:20) Holly (played by Melissa Joan Hart) is a pro at planning the Christmas events at her family's lodge. That is until her college sweetheart books a stay and tests her personal reservations about love.

Check out these and so many more on LIFETIME DStv Premium and DStv Compact channel 131.

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