The shows DStv Compact Plus customers can enjoy this July
24 June 2020
DStv has the hottest shows and movies for July - only on Compact Plus
24 June 2020
DStv has the hottest shows and movies for July - only on Compact Plus
A perfectly timed mini-series as America embarks on another presidential election in November. This is the story of the life of George Washington, the first president of the United States. But before his 1789 inauguration, what motivated the founding father to go from being a fatherless young soldier loyal to the crown to forging a new nation? And what prompts him to step down from his successful role? Tune in to see Washington’s rise to prominence, his years in office, and his life after the presidency.
Sundays from 5 July on History Channel (DStv 186) at 20:15
For the true bladed weapons historian; watch as every week four bladesmiths accept a unique challenge to forge historical edged weapons. This time, they must also compete against the judges, who are fire masters in their own right. They square off in three rounds of cutthroat competition that requires world-class skill and knowledge to avoid elimination. The champion takes home a title and $10 000.
Mondays from 20 July on History Channel (DStv 186) at 21:10
Tuesdays from 28 July on History Channel (DStv 186) at 20:15
Alaska is home to the land of extremes. It has the highest peak in North America and the some of the coldest winters in the country. This makes it the perfect place for some of the world’s wildest adventures. Be ready for helicopter rides to Anchorage, 1,000-mile dogsled races, and class 5 rapids.
Saturdays from 4 July on Curiosity Steam (DStv 185) at 19:00
Electricity has been one of nature’s most mysterious forces. For centuries, it was considered a magical, untamed power. As humanity learned to harness its properties, the modern world has become more and more reliant on it for everyday life. Follow the electrifying story of how we tamed this natural force to bring radical change to our world.
Mondays from 6 July on Curiosity Stream (DStv 185) at 21:00
Enjoy two seasons back-to-back! Take a look at the real battle for kingdoms that will make television shows feel like a walk in the park. Centuries ago, the only way to gain power was to take it. We follow the battle for domination of Europe and the turbulent complexities of the struggle for power.
Fridays from 3 July on Curiosity Stream (DStv 185) at 22:00
Another dynamic season following the gruesome and epic stories of the rival dynasties that wrote the grand history of modern Europe. Adultery, murder, and kidnapping were all in a day’s work for these power-hungry families.
Fridays from 31 July on Curiosity Stream (DStv 185) at 22:00
Narrated by the quiet yet authoritative voice of David Attenborough, be prepared to be enchanted by the world of dragon flies and damsel flies in this wonderful nature movie. Both have been on earth for almost 330 million years before humankind, but their presence is still so small. Thanks to the advancements of macro nature photography, we are able to see these delicate creatures above and below water. Watch in awe of the footage gathered with patience and extraordinary luck.
Sunday 5 July on Curiosity Stream (DStv 185) at 19:00
A stunning visual display featuring a variety of whales such as the Humpback, Orca and Sperm whale. This exquisite documentary gives a new look into whale behaviour across the globe. The more we learn about their intelligence and capabilities, the more in awe we are of these magnificent creatures.
Sunday 5 July on Curiosity Stream (DStv 185) at 20:00
In August 1915, two officers of the French army are assigned an incredible secret mission: bring back 450 sled dogs from Alaska and Canada within a hundred days before the freshwater rivers freeze over. Find out how man’s best friend was instrumental in shaping the outcome of WW1.
Sundays from 19 July on Curiosity Stream (DStv 185) at 20:00
Considered one of the deadliest natural phenomena on the planet because of their unpredictable nature, Tsunamis can arrive suddenly and with the power to wipe out an entire coastline. Because they build up energy below the Earth’s surface, they are hard to detect and prevent. We take a look at the ways that science is working to help predict them and how we can protect against this natural global threat.
Sundays from 26 July on Curiosity Stream (DStv 185) at 20:00
The story continues for two floundering millennial siblings whose attempts at stardom are dashed when their 13-year-old brother becomes an overnight internet phenomenon. Season 2 promises to explore the story of their mom, Pat (played by Molly Shannon) and her own rise to fame. Created and written by SNL alums, Sara Schneider and Chris Kelly, this show will be definitely be a laugh a minute.
Saturdays from 11 July on Comedy Central at 22:30
In the era of a global pandemic, Trevor Noah has taken to hosting his show from his apartment in New York. But never fear, he keeps up a strong line-up of superstar guests virtually. Viewers can expect extraordinary appearances from New York Governor Andrew Cuomo and Bill Gates, to basketball star Steph Curry. Thanks to Noah’s shortened commute, each episode has been lengthened to 45 minutes.
Weekdays from 7 July on Comedy Central at 22:30
A little boy named Andy loves to be in his room, playing with his toys. His favourite toy is a cowboy named Woody. What Andy doesn’t know is that his toys come to life when he is gone. As Andy’s family prepares for a big move, the toys rely on Woody to give them assurance that no one will be left behind. Then on Andy’s birthday, a new flashy toy is brought to the room – an astronaut action figure named Buzz Lightyear. With his position as favourite toy now in jeopardy, will Woody help Buzz get used to his new life?
Monday 13 July on Comedy Central (DStv 122) at 21:00
While Andy is away at Cowboy Camp, Woody is toynapped by a greedy collector. Buzz and friends must band together for an all-out rescue mission. Mr. Potato Head, Slinky Dog, Rex the Dinosaur and Hamm the Pig must find a way to save Woody before he is shipped to Japan.
Monday 20 July on Comedy Central (DStv 122) at 21:00
Andy is about to head off for college. The gang of toys is mistakenly dropped off at a day-care centre instead of being stored in the attic. Woody must work hard not only to convince the other toys that they weren’t abandoned, but that they must also work together on a plan to get back home.
Monday 27 July on Comedy Central (DStv 122) at 21:00
Lincoln Loud is an eleven-year-old boy who lives with ten sisters. Things are always full of craziness and chaos. With the help of his best friend Clyde, who happens to be an only child, Lincoln finds new ways to survive in such a large family every day.
Wednesdays from 1 July on Nickelodeon (DStv 305) at 14:30
Who is faster? Who has more power? Is it the Thunder or the Danger? Are the Thundermans & Henry Danger in a Secret Society? Don’t miss weekend marathons with the most powerful Nickelodeon heroes!
Saturday 4 July on Nickelodeon (DStv 305) at 17:20
The more the merrier! After accidentally stumbling into his uncle’s mysterious ‘tanning bed’, Adam discovers that it is a cloning machine. He decides that the answer to all of his problems is multiple Adams. With his new collection of clones, Adam is hoping to have one wild summer ride.
Saturday 4 July on Nickelodeon (DStv 305) at 12:00
Meet the Murphys, a family with neverending bad luck that brings true meaning to the idea of Murphy’s Law - “Anything that can go wrong, will go wrong”. Since a witch put a curse on their great-great-grandfather, every generation has been jinxed. After meeting a local boy named Brett, Meg Murphy is determined to break the hex on her cursed family.
Sunday 5 July on Nickelodeon (DStv 305) at 12:00
A family goes on a cruise with the best of intentions. However, they realise that this holiday is not what it’s cracked up to be. After their first day onboard, they wake up with no memories of the night before. Who or what has wiped their memories?
Sunday 12 July on Nickelodeon (DStv 305) at 12:00
When Zander’s father goes missing, he is sent to stay with his grandfather in a small town called Bixler. At his new high school, he teams up with Kenzie, a star junior reporter who wants to help him investigate a range of new clues.
Sunday 19 July on Nickelodeon (DStv 305) at 12:00
When Nicholas Borelli II is sent to stay with his tough Uncle Frankie in Brooklyn, he decides that this is the perfect time to reinvent himself. He gets a makeover and puts his best foot forward as Nicky Deuce.
Sunday 26 July on Nickelodeon (DStv 305) at 12:00
Follow the adventures of six fish-tailed kids. Every week until the new season arrives, you will get to know each of the Bubble Guppies a little bit better. Gil has a silly personality. He gets scared easily but often attempts do something that has unexpected results. Molly is always nearby to keep him safe. Goby has an imaginative personality. Deema has a wild imagination and plays the role of shopkeeper. Oona has a sweet personality. Nonny is polite and smart. Zooli is the animal expert.
Fridays from 17 July on Nick Jr (DStv 307) at 11:00
Led by a boy named Ryder, a team of six playful rescue dogs use their individual talents to protect the seaside town of Adventure Bay. The pups are occasionally joined by newer helpers: Cap’n Turbot, Robo-Dog, Everest, and Tracker.
Mondays from 20 July on Nick Jr (DStv 307) at 06:55
Fridays from 10 July on 1Magic (DStv 103) at 19:00
Desus Nice and The Kid Mero return in this late-night comedy series. Every week they speak off the cuff and chat with guests at the intersection of pop culture, sports, music, politics and more. The quick-witted duo brings a distinct voice to the talk show genre by delivering smart and comedic commentary on any and all topics. Featuring a variety of star-studded guest such as John Legend, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Jordan Peele, Hasan Minhaj and Malcolm Gladwell.
Wednesdays from 1 July on 1Magic (DStv 103) at 22:00
From broken relationships and love triangles to arrests and sibling rivalries, each hour-long episode will be a non-stop, drama-packed ride. Chronicling the lives of the children of hip-hop legends in New York City, we see their struggles as they try to make their way without the help of their famous parents. The cast includes the offspring of Ja Rule, Flavor Flav, Fat Joe, Irv Gotti, Rev Run and Ol’Dirty Bastard.
Thursdays from 9 July on 1Magic (DStv 103) at 21:30
The spin-off of The Bachelor follows single men and women who want to find love with someone who shares a passion for music. The contestants form a connection while performing well-known songs together, for specific people. These relationships deepen as the group lives together and go on Bachelor-style dates that focus on the music.
Fridays from 24 July on 1Magic (DStv 103) at 20:30
This docuseries follows the glitzy and glamorous lives of Los Angeles-based doctors. Saving lives by day and walking red carpets by night, this exclusive medical community has Hollywood at its fingertips. Watch them as they struggle with what’s real and who is fake.
Mondays from 6 July on 1Magic (DStv 103) at 19:00
The final season is here! Jane Doe was found in Times Square with no memory and mysterious tattoos on her body. The FBI discovered that the tattoos contain clues to crimes they would need to solve in order get to the bottom of who she is. Last season there were mounting accusations that the team has gone rogue. A drone strike destroys the cottage where everyone is hiding. How will Jane continue her quest now?
Wednesdays from 29 July on 1Magic (DStv 103) at 20:00
Fresh from the US, this show follows the employees of second-tier Wall Street trading firm, The Jammer Group in the year before the infamous Black Monday, a day when international markets crashed in 1987. Don Cheadle plays Maurice Monroe, a veteran stockbroker who takes Blair Pfaff (Andrew Rannelis) under his wing. Other interesting characters include Blair’s co-workers, such as a closeted homosexual having an affair with a Broadway star, and the only woman trader at the firm at a time before pollical correctness was required in the workplace.
Mondays from 13 July on 1Magic (DStv 103) at 22:00
A cooking show where Nataniël joins his brother Erik in Nantes, France, to explore cooking and the beautiful landscapes that Erik calls home. The show’s success can be attributed, in part, to the chemistry of the two brothers who live together in an old farmhouse. They spend their days touring different places in their small village and their nights creating wonderful dishes in a make-shift kitchen.
Mondays from 6 July on kykNET (DStv 144) at 20:00
Katryn van der Merwe and Estevan Dorfling from Limpopo have known each other since high school. They are the first couple who are tying the knot at the Amphitheatre at Legends Golf & Safari Lodge.
Mondays from 6 July on kykNET (DStv 144) at 17:30
Die Ware Naarheid, a satirical news programme, is presented by comedian Schalk Bezuidenhout. He and his correspondents give viewers tongue-in-the-cheek updates on current affairs.
Mondays from 6 July on kykNET (DStv 144) at 20:30
This series was filmed in Cradock. 13 years ago, kids went missing without a trace, then 13 years on, another kid suddenly disappears. This leaves the question – has the murderer ever been arrested?
Tuesdays from 14 July on kykNET (DStv 144) at 20:00
Ten marriageable farmers are each looking for a wife! This exciting reality series travels around the country to meet the farmers on their farms and to establish exactly what they are looking for in a life partner.
Sundays from 19 July on kykNET (DStv 144) at 20:00
A series consisting of all the best inserts of nature programmes that are broadcast on kykNET.
Tuesdays from 7 July on kykNET (DStv 144) at 21:00
A talk show that discusses the life of couples in relationships that other people may find weird or won’t necessarily understand. Liefde Sonder Grense shows that true love can conquer all!
Thursdays from 16 July on kykNET (DStv 144) at 20:30
Zander Tyler aka Jack Parow joins TV producer Hardus van Deventer to explore the Cape Peninsula in preparation for their motorcycle tour around South Africa.
Thursdays from 2 July on kykNET (DStv 144) at 21:00
Bethany Church is an African Orthodox church just outside Robertson. Father Zacharias van Wyk founded this church after exploring different faiths in the Christian tradition.
Thursdays from 16 July on kykNET (DStv 144) at 20:00
In this show, presenters Riaan Cruywagen, Simon Bruinders and Lieb Bester look at life during retirement and the interesting and practical ways senior people can enrich their lives. In this season, the team finds out from people living in retirement villages how COVID-19 has affected their lives, how to easily set up your own vegetable garden and more.
Wednesdays from 1 July on kykNET (DStv 144) at 17:30
A show that explores our unique cultures, people and centuries’ old common heritage – the braai.
Saturdays from 4 July on kykNET (DStv 144) at 18:30
A travel series that’s homegrown. We visit the world’s smallest desert that is based in KwaZulu-Natal. We also show one of South Africa’s first official nude beaches and learn how to make gin from coffee.
Saturdays from 4 July on kykNET (DStv 144) at 19:30
Johan sleeps over at Blitz again. It’s Anna’s first day as the personal assistant for Jacques. Fafa and Maryke try to add the spark back in their marriage.
Mondays from 20 July on kykNET (DStv 144) at 18:00
A new programme from the Charl du Plessis trio blends Mozart, Verdi and Wagner with the music of John Lennon. The audience can look forward to new arrangements and playful artistry.
Sundays from 26 July on kykNET (DStv 144) at 10:30
The team arrives in Mumbai for the start of the 3 month-long travel expedition. They explore the city for a couple of days, collect their Royal Enfield motorbikes and depart on their travels.
Sundays from 26 July on kykNET (DStv 144) at 20:00
Experience storms like never before. Through an extensive network – hundreds of cameras are embedded on boats, ships and oil platforms – you will get a unique view of the planet’s fiercest storms. Hear first-hand accounts of people who work at sea inside the major hurricane zones of the world. As the storm approaches and the clock ticks down, we are with the people who regularly witness the wildest weather from all angles.
Wednesdays from 15 July on National Geographic (DStv 181) at 21:00
Returning for another thrilling season, this series follows individuals as they find themselves caught on camera smuggling a wide range of illegal goods. Maybe it’s bad luck, stupidity or naivety – you will witness their foiled attempts at tricking customs officials as they delve into motivation for the trip all the way to the moment of arrest.
Mondays from 13 July on National Geographic (DStv 181) at 20:50
The series combines the thrill of ghost hunting with the emotion of psychic-medium readings. Celebrities are pushed to the limits as they share tales of the paranormal. Get ready to hear mystical recounts from Taye Diggs, Kelly Osbourne, Terry Bradshaw and others.
Wednesdays from 15 July on Lifetime (DStv 131) at 21:00
This popular show returns with a special twist. Dr Venus Nicolino and Dr Ish Major return to guide four famously dysfunctional families as they navigate painful truths and secret trauma. With the help of professional doctors, they will find out if blood is truly thicker than water.
Thursdays from 9 July on Lifetime (DStv 131) at 21:00
From the creator of ‘The Young Pope’ comes a beautifully shot 80s noir film. Clive Owen is a man who walks into a bar and makes conversation with a talkative bartender. As Owen waits for a woman, the bartender ends up sharing a story of about a long-forgotten patron, an unfaithful husband, and a murder.
Monday 6 July on Lifetime (DStv 131) at 20:05
Two high school sweethearts are forced to get married after becoming teenage parents. They work hard to overcome various obstacles but begin to realise that their successes have brought them further apart. The family decides to tackle an unconventional adventure to bring them closer together.
Monday 13 July on Lifetime (DStv 131) at 20:05
Joel McHale sprinkles his formidable sarcasm and satire as he provides commentary on the most titillating segments on television.
Weekdays from 13 July on E! Entertainment (DStv 124) at 21:00
Carissa, Justin, and Morgan bring your daily burst of credible celebrity news and gossip in a fun and exciting format.
Weekdays from 7 July on E! Entertainment (DStv 124) at 14:30
Nina Parker and Morgan Stewart round up the week’s juiciest pop culture stories, with outrageous and unexpected banter.
Weekdays from 7 July on E! Entertainment (DStv 124) at 21:00
Join twin sisters Nikki and Brie Bella as they embark on an unusual adventure – being pregnant at the same time.
Sundays from 19 July on E! Entertainment (DStv 124) at 20:00
A call centre with a difference! Celebrities donate their time to take calls and give advice to the general public in a bid to raise money for Stand Up To Cancer. The all-star agony aunts promise to help answer the British public’s issues – big or small.
Mondays from 20 July on E! Entertainment (DStv 124) at 19:05
No, this isn’t a misprint – fresh off last week’s season finale comes the next season of this gripping comedy-drama spy thriller television series. With the titillating cat-and-mouse game still rooted at its core, the second season returns for an enthralling high stakes escapade with Eve, an M16 operative and Villanelle, the beautiful yet psychopathic assassin.
Wednesdays from 1 July on Fox HD (DStv 125) at 20:45
The prequel to Breaking Bad follows Jimmy McGill, now known as Saul Goodman, as he transforms into Walter White’s morally challenged lawyer as he sets up shop in a strip mall in New Mexico.
Wednesdays from 22 July on M-Net City (DStv 115) 21:40
The final season is here! Two brothers, Sam and Dean Winchester, have followed in their father’s footsteps as hunters of a different kind. They spend their days fighting evil supernatural beings, including monsters, demons and gods that roam the earth. With an infestation of ghosts on the loose, the Winchester brothers and Castiel reluctantly form an alliance with a demon. As always, things don’t go according to plan.
Fridays from 10 July on M-Net City (DStv 115) at 20:00
A devastating nuclear apocalypse wipes out almost all of life on Earth. In order to survive, thousands of people move onto a space station orbiting Earth, known as the Ark. After 125 years of cryosleep, they wake up to find out that they are no longer orbiting Earth and have been brought to a new habitable world, Alpha. They discover a new society and dangers as they try to set up a civilization.
Saturdays from 11 July on M-Net City (DStv 115) at 20:50