Ring in the new year with the coolest kids’ shows

Paws, ponies and Peppa Pig return to our screens – only on DStv

The new year’s looking a bit different in 2021 but that doesn’t mean you have to forego calm in your home with screaming kids that are tired of staying indoors. DStv’s got just the thing to bust their boredom with exciting new shows and new episodes of all-time faves.

Spyders, whichdebuts on Nickelodeon (DStv 305), kicks off a slate of new action-adventure programming that includes a movie special of everyone’s favourite four-legged friends, the Paw Patrol. For lessons on friendship and dealing with everyday life, My Little Pony: Pony Life and Peppa Pig season seven dish out some life lessons that are sure to stand the little ones in good stead. And for educational wildlife content, kids who enjoy the great outdoors can expect nothing less from pop-up channel ZooMoo (DStv 314), which heads for the skies with Owl’s Fabulous Feather Friends.

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Kikoumba Crown Down S1 (Brand new)

Every one thousand years, all the animals in the kingdom are allowed to challenge their king – with the goal of snatching the crown! There’s no escaping the law of the savanna as King Kikoumba is faced with the big day every day for one full year. 365 days, 365 challenges, 365 contenders… It’s time for the king of all that moves to ditch his snooze-fests and prepare for a very long year.

From Monday, 25 January on Boomerang (DStv 302) at 17:45

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Spyders (Brand new)

While on holiday, siblings Tommy, Nikki and Daniel Fisher discover their boring parents are actually covert spies. What follows is mayhem, mischief and undercover missions as the kids form their own secret task force to help their parents, whose mission is in jeopardy. But can a cute goofball, an impetuous teen and an anxiety-riddled computer nerd succeed where their mom and dad failed?

From Monday, 4 January on Nickelodeon (DStv 305) at 18:00

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Paw Patrol: Jet to the Rescue (Family)

In this made-for-TV movie special, everyone’s favourite paw-tastic pups go up against a scheming Duke, who turns out to be the Princess’s cousin. When the Duke steals a levitation gem from the castle, it’s up to the Paw Patrol to save the town from disappearing forever. High-flying adventure ensues, including saving a stunt pilot and flying to Jake’s Mountain.

Monday, 4 January on Nick Jr (DStv 131) at 07:55

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Peppa Pig S7

Little ones will be delighted at the return of Peppa and her baby brother George. This season, the two go on exciting adventures with Mummy Pig and Daddy Pig, including a visit to a castle, learning how to play games of pretend, and searching for the Easter Bunny during an Easter Egg Hunt. Of course, their adventures always end happily with loud snorts of laughter.

Monday, 4 January on NickToons (DStv 308) at 14:55

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My Little Pony: Pony Life

Head to Sugarcube Corner with Twilight Sparkle, Pinkie Pie, Rainbow Dash, Rarity, Fluttershy and Applejack in this new pony-powered series. Kids will relate to the hilarious and modern slice-of-life stories that are loaded with magic, friendship and lots of yummy frosted cupcakes.

Monday, 4 January on Boomerang (DStv 302) at 17:00

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ZooMoo Specials: Owl’s Fabulous Feather Friends

Pop-up channel ZooMoo has already brought a dearth of wildlife educational programming to DStv and this special is no different. A collaboration between wildlife filmmakers, early childhood development educationalists and tech developers, ZooMoo uses documentary footage, puppets and myriad other film techniques to educate and entertain children with the wonders of the animal kingdom.

Tuesday, 5 January on ZooMoo (DStv 314) at 11:00

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