The shows DStv Compact subscribers can enjoy this July
25 June 2020
DStv has the hottest shows and movies that will make July sizzle - only on Compact
25 June 2020
DStv has the hottest shows and movies that will make July sizzle - only on Compact
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 through the 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.
Sunday 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 both 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 publics issues – big or small.
Mondays from 20 July on E! Entertainment (DStv 124) at 19:05
Follow the life of an optimist at heart who always seems to find himself in the middle of chaos. Ironically named Leslie Winner, he needs to overcome his past misfortunes and win over his future father-in law before his wedding day or risk losing his fiancé Jemma.
Fridays from 10 July on BBC Brit (DStv 120) at 20:40
A show for anyone who gets nervous about renovations. Using state of the art visual effects and virtual reality, homeowners are able to see what their homes will look like before they start the project.
Fridays from 10 July on BBC Lifestyle (DStv 174) at 20:00
Known as the ‘Wedding of the Century’, this documentary looks at the seven days leading up to that memorable day. It also goes beyond the joyous images the public saw at St. Pauls Cathedral to all the heartbreak, doubt, and fear that both the bride and groom faced as they realised there was no way to stop the wedding.
Thursday 30 July on BBC Lifestyle (DStv 174) at 20:00
In an attempt to keep their family businesses afloat, two fishing boats based in Gloucester, Massachusetts must join forces to battle the wild North Atlantic seas. If they can catch the elusive bluefin tuna, they could sell it for $20 000 and end their financial worries.
Thursdays from 2 July on Discovery Channel (DStv 121) at 20:00
A docuseries about some unusual dinosaur excavators – the ranchers and cowboys of Wyoming, Montana, and Dakotas. Their goal is to uncover valuable dinosaur bones that could lead to a million-dollar payday. But time is not on their side as they need to remove the fossils before winter arrives and turns their fortune to dust.
Thursdays from 16 July on Discovery Channel (DStv 121) at 20:55
Get ready to restart and refuel your engines in July! All the gearheads get ready for all the best in car shows – from custom designing, challenging restorations, or motor shops needing some serious TLC. It’s all here, all month.
Saturday 4 July on Discovery Channel (DStv 121) at 11:00
House renovations are taken to the next level in this fun show as the professionals add distinctive style and signature looks to each renovation.
Tuesdays from 21 July on Discovery Channel (DStv 121) at 19:50
A small community in Memphis, Tennessee, is rocked when a loving mother is shot at a gas station. This heightens the already tense relationship between the locals and the law enforcement. When an anonymous letter arrives, its contents could be the breaking point for peaceful living.
Thursdays from 9 July on Investigation Discovery (DStv 171) at 21:50
Relatives of murder victims are given free rein to their own account of events leading up to the loss of their loved ones. By handing over the camera to people who knew them well, we are given a raw and unfiltered side of story.
Tuesdays from 21 July on Investigation Discovery (DStv 171) at 21:00
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 two Jersey Shore alums are back for a new chance at love. After deciding to leave their season 1 exes behind, they decide to add more bros to the mix. The girls will be working and living with our favourite guidos and take them under their wing. But with so many new people living under the same roof, the drama is bound to be bigger than ever.
Wednesdays from 15 July on MTV (DStv 130) at 21:30
Chef Bobby Flay showcases the best in barbeque with his tried-and-true recipes with some unusual combinations. Bound to delight, make sure you have your braai ready to go with these fantastic new concoctions.
Mondays from 6 July on Food Network (DStv 175) at 19:00
Gabby’s new babysitting gig is far from normal. She lands the opportunity to look after some extra-terrestrial children who are hiding on Earth. Disguised as human kids, Gabby must step up to protect the unruly lot and keep their identities a secret.
Weekdays from 27 July on Disney Channel (DStv 303) at 16:35
After a fantastic year together, the summer holidays look like they will be even better for the East High Wildcats. They all take on jobs at an elite country club owned by Sharpay and Ryan’s family (of course) Get ready for more musical numbers and tons of fun as they handle all the ups and downs of summer jobs.
Friday 3 July on Disney Channel (DStv 303) at 17:00
Can technology create the best boy possible? Two teenage tech-savvy besties, Mae and Gabby, decide to create the perfect boyfriend using military software. Chaos ensues when the boy they make is also programmed to be a robotic super soldier. How can they stop a macho, sensitive soldier from giving away their secret?
Friday 10 July on Disney Channel (DStv 303) at 17:00
The Duncans are hitting the road! They decide to spend their Christmas holidays in California. But there’s chaos in store when daughter Teddy and her mother Amy get the opportunity for a free flight to Florida. After some major mishaps, they are forced on a cross-country adventure as they try to make it back to their family in time for Christmas.
Friday 17 July on Disney Channel (DStv 303) at 17:00
For the past 8 years, Abby (Debby Ryan) has been working on her 16 birthday wishes for her 16th birthday. A fairy arrives to grant her all her wishes – with some strings attached. Every hour for 16 hours, she is able to make a new wish but must remember that they will become permanent at midnight is she doesn’t undo them with her final wish.
Friday 24 July on Disney Channel (DStv 303) at 17:00
For those who loved the High School Musical series comes the adventures of Sharpay Evans. She decides to pursue her Broadway dreams by moving to New York City. But she takes a knock to the ego as she discovers that her dreams won’t be handed to her on a silver platter.
Friday 31 July on Disney Channel (DStv 303) at 17:00
Twins Logan and Lindy are as ultra-competitive as brother and sister can be. As they start their first year of high school, each episode looks at both sides of an event as told by the twins and their best friends.
Weekdays from 6 July on Disney Channel (DStv 303) at 18:40
The ultimate run down of every Phineas and Ferb episode ever made! The two inventers use their backyard to create all kinds of chaos. They have to make sure they keep their older sister, Candace, from telling their mom about their newest creations. Fortunately, they have some help in the form of a secret agent animal buddy, Perry the Platypus.
Weekends from 4 July on Disney XD (DStv 304) at 12:30
A marathon of Disney 11 awaits! Spend time in a small village near Buenos Aires in Argentina with Felipe and Gabo. These two boys have always dreamed of a football career together. They are put in a tough spot when a scout from an important football academy must decide on one person who will receive a scholarship.
Daily from 1 July on Disney XD (DStv 304) at 19:00
Get ready for a fantastic line up: all the best episodes from Phineas and Ferb, Supa Strikas, Lab Rats (inc. Elite Force), Big City Greens, Amphibia and Duck Tales.
Monday 13 July on Disney XD (DStv 304) at 09:00
Get ready for another intense season looking at the lives of those who work hard to save lives. We meet the police, paramedics, and firefighters who deal with high-pressure situations on a constant basis while trying to keep their own lives intact. Angela Basset and Peter Krause star.
Tuesdays from 14 July on M-Net City (DStv 115) at 19:10
From the brilliant mind of Shona Rhimes (Grey’s Anatomy) comes a show that will be a heart-stopping thrill ride. A criminal defence professor (Viola Davis) is entangled in a murder plot that includes some of her most promising students.
Tuesdays from 7 July on M-Net City (DStv 115) at 20:50
If it’s strong female leads that you’re after, then this one is for you! Tea Leoni plays Elizabeth McCord, the Secretary of State for the United States. This political drama looks at the struggles of balancing work and family as she tries to make a run for the highest office in the land. The final season is filled with baseless investigations, intense scrutiny and family pressures.
Wednesdays from 8 July on M-Net City (DStv 115) at 19:10
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 moved 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 new dangers as they try to set up a new civilisation.
Saturdays from 11 July on M-Net City (DStv 115) at 20:50
Take a deep dive into the world of mutant shark horrors. Passengers on a ship are fighting for survival when a scientifically modified great white starts to eat its way through the ship. Danny Trejo and Karrueche Tran star in this video movie.
Wednesday 15 July on Studio Universal (DStv 112) at 21:45
Believed to an extinct species of prehistoric shark, the Megalodon was believed to grow as big as 18 meters long. A military vessel on a mission to find submersibles discovers that this magnificent beast is not only alive, but hungry too. Using their skills and whatever is available to them onboard, they must fight off a monster like no other.
Friday 17 July on Studio Universal (DStv 112) at 21:45
Bull sharks are known to have the highest level of aggression of all the species. Trouble begins when a storm sends these violent beasts up a river that they have never been to before. They begin to hunt local fisherman to build a dam for reasons only the sharks know about. A major tech firm just so happens to be hosting their annual retreat nearby. We will see who wins the ultimate battle of nerd vs shark as they fight for control of the dam.
Monday 13 July on Studio Universal (DStv 112) at 21:45
A young mother loses her job and finds a new relationship very enticing. But, as she will soon find out, the cost of having someone take care of her might come at too high a price.
Saturday 4 July on Mzansi Magic (DStv 161) 20:30
Sima possess powers that could be the end of her bloodline if she doesn’t manage them carefully. As a trained professional stick fighter, she must use all her skills to keep her family safe.
Saturday 11 July on Mzansi Magic (DStv 161) 20:30
As royalty, Thandiwe, was raised to put family first. But as she steps into a path of self-discovery, she must decide between what her heart wants her to do and what duty is telling her to do.
Saturday 18 July on Mzansi Magic (DStv 161) 20:30
Kattie has never wanted for anything a day in her life. Surrounded by privilege, she must confront everything she knows when she falls in love with a young Zulu boy from a traditional upbringing.
Saturday 25 July on Mzansi Magic (DStv 161) 20:30
After years of having her mother and older brother clashing, Lindi decides to have an intervention. She is startled to discover that the rift is caused because they both blame each other for the death of her sister.
Saturdays from 4 July on Mzansi Magic (DStv 161) 20:00
A show focusing around helping family rebuild relationships by working through unspoken issues. As they address various challenges, they must learn essential skills to promote healing.
Tuesdays from 21 July on Mzansi Magic (DStv 161) 20:00
It’s all about the love as host Thomas Gumede brings couples together during the lockdown.
Thursdays from 9 July on Mzansi Magic (DStv 161) 20:00
A sensational second season awaits, riddled with twists and turns. Nothing is at it seems for those who must step into a life of crime in order to save the ones they love. And we all wonder if Linda will be able to get away with her terrible actions from last season?
Mondays at 20:00 on Mzansi Magic (DStv 161)
Get ready to see the former Harry Potter in a new light. Daniel Radcliff tackles a South African accent in a prison break story based on a true story. Set during apartheid, two white South Africans have been imprisoned for helping the African National Congress (ANC). They must work an intricate plan to escape the white man’s version of Robben Island – Pretoria Prison.
Saturday 4 July on TNT (DStv 137) 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