Welcome to the DStv Family this March


DStv Family welcomes new Korean channel tVN (DStv channel 134) along with reality family drama from Zodwa Wabantu to Madam & Mercy, and so much more this March

DStv Family is bringing the party to you this March. You’ll never be alone with all the reality families who’re inviting you inside their lives and all their drama.

Zodwa Wabantu and Madam & Mercy are taking us behind the scenes, as are international celebs like Waka & Tammy and the Growing Up Hip Hop stars.

And there’s so much to see with Moja Love’s (DStv channel 157) shows focussed on social issues, like Ufelani, Mamazala, Uyaphuza and Riches To Rags.

The brand-new Korean entertainment pop-up channel tVN (DStv channel 134) launches on Monday, 1 March to bring you all the K-Drama and K-Pop excitement you’ve been seeing on the socials.

Drama series lovers, the brilliant Canadian series Coroner is back with intriguing cases and a work family you’ll love being a part of. And there’s so much love to share with 3 brand-new telenovelas bringing you heroines to adore and villains to hiss at.

There’s no shortage of shoot-’em-up action, either, with Keanu Reeves’ meme-worthy series of John Wick action movies coming to DStv Family this March. And there are brand-new series like Elliott from Earth for the kids to enjoy, too, along with intriguing educational content about North Korean Dictator Kim Jong Un and ancient Egypt, both from National Geographic (DStv channel 181).

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Introducing K-Pop Up channel tVN

The brand-new Korean entertainment pop-up channel tVN (DStv channel 134) launches on Monday, 1 March with a host of dramas, comedies, action shows, supernatural fantasy series, along with two K-Pop reality series that will make you a K-stan if you haven’t already been swept up in the global phenomenon yet. The channel will be available for 4 months, and all series will show from start to end, some dubbed into English in the US, and others with English subtitles. Check out what’s to come:

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Tempting Telenovelas

March brings 3 swooningly romantic telenovelas to DStv Family, with heroines who’ll steal your heart. There’s love at first sight – against all odds – in Italian Bride. And love must triumph over some wicked scheming in both Don’t Mess With An Angel and The Color of Passion.


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March’s special series

The big news this month is that Coroner is back with exciting new episodes as the team take on the global pandemic. Procedural fans can stay tuned for both NCIS and NCIS New Orleans. And if all this team work is making you miss working with your colleagues, keep watching because Superstore’s new season will have you in stitches.

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Coroner S3

The season starts in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, with Jenny and her colleagues at the coroner’s office, including new pathologist Melanie (Uni Park), thoroughly overwhelmed by the flood of bodies – not all of whom were victim to the virus. In her personal life Jenny, who’s now single again, will embrace some unusual therapies as she gets to grips with her past trauma. And Detective Donovan will have to come to terms with his own looming health crisis.

Watch from Monday, 8 March on Universal (DStv channel 117) at 20:00

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NCIS New Orleans S5

This pre-COVID 2018-2019 season picks up where S4’s 3-episode season finale left off, with Pride (Scott Bakula) in the ICU and would-be assassin and ex-CIA agent Amelia Parsons looking to finish him off. Coming up this season, Pride is up for promotion, and Agent Hannah Khoury (Necar Zadegan) takes charge of the team. Both Pride and LaSalle have to deal with daddy issues, and Pride will have to come to terms with his father’s death, too, later in the season. And there are 2 major bombing incidents in the city.

Watch from Thursday, 4 March on Universal (DStv channel 117) at 20:00

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NCIS S16

S15 ended with a cliff-hanger when Sloane’s captor from her days in Afghanistan kidnapped Director Vance. S16 starts with Gibbs having to take over as acting director of NCIS while the team searches for Vance. Halfway through this season we’ll learn that a member of the team isn’t dead, and she'll pop up right at the end of the season. And Gibbs has a dangerous confession to make to his team about what happened to the man who killed his wife and daughter.

Watch from Tuesday, 2 March on Universal (DStv channel 117) at 20:00

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Superstore S5

The Cloud 9 discount superstore is open for business. While the staff try to get Matteo back from the ICE agents who’re trying to deport him, the corporate overlords make their lives even more difficult by sending them a robot floor cleaner. Corporate is on the lookout for any signs of unionisation because heaven forbid the workers organise and demand basic healthcare, working hours and wages. And the workers are on the lookout to see which of them could be a serial killer.

Watch Mondays-Fridays from Thursday, 4 March on Vuzu (DStv 116) at 18:30

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Reality means real families and real issues

DStv Family’s March reality shows are all about family and the challenges we face together. You’ll get a window into so many different types of lives and struggles – it’s like being a fly on the wall with the most fascinating neighbours on your street.

There are people living off the grid in Alaska: The New Pioneers, local celebrity life with Zodwa Wabantu Uncensored and Madam & Mercy, international celebs with Waka & Tammy and the Growing Up Hip Hop kids. Even the church peels back the mask in confrontational series AmaBishop. And we’ll see into the lives of little people, morbidly obese people, polygamist families, and ex-prisoners. There are also a handful of local reality series that tackle social issues. Stay tuned for Ufelani, Mamazala, Uyaphuza and Riches To Rags.

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Also watch Marriage Boot Camp Reality Stars 14: Family Edition from Thursday, 18 March on Vuzu (DStv channel 116) at 20:00 (double bills)

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Love that Lifestyle

Cooking, farming, health and weddings take the spotlight in March as Chef Bertus returns with a new season of the competition show Sjefhuis, the Lanbouweekblad team take us out to the land, we visit the Curvy Brides Boutique, and Dr. Rust guides us through fixing our lifestyles to avoid serious medical issues.

March Movies

Keanu Reeves’ meme-worthy series of John Wick action movies is coming to DStv Family this March. His hitman character takes on the Russian mob and fellow assassins in what some reviewers have called a “ballet of blood” thanks to their incredible action scene choreography. And the films build a fascinating culture of mobs and assassins to explore, with a deep vein of humour throughout.

Remember, if you’re a movie addict and you want more, you can Add Movies!

Linking ADD movies to your existing DStv package makes DStv’s Premium movie channels M-Net Movies 1M-Net Movies 2 and fliekNET available on your DStv decoderDStv app and on Catch Up, giving you so much more awesome action to enjoy in March.

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And don’t miss…

Dadwethu

After her husband cheats on her with her own sister, a young woman decides to give them both another chance. Unfortunately, her shameless sister isn’t ready to let “her” man go.

Watch on Thursday, 4 March on Mzansi Wethu (DStv channel 163) at 17:00

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Senatla

A bodybuilder’s promoter uses all her savings to take a local bodybuilder to Johannesburg with hopes of turning him into a big star. It’s a gamble that could ruin them both.

Watch on Thursday, 11 March on Mzansi Wethu (DStv channel 163) at 17:00

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Basebenzi

The staff at a hotel are facing a dilemma: The business isn’t doing well and they have to convince the owners to keep the hotel running. How will they do it?

Watch on Thursday, 18 March on Mzansi Wethu (DStv channel 163) at 17:00

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Ibala

A young girl with albinism meets her fiancé's family for the first time. Instead of welcoming her, though, they forbid him from marrying her and threaten to disown him if he does.

Watch on Thursday, 25 March on Mzansi Wethu (DStv channel 163) at 17:00

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Vicious Fun

In this horror comedy film set in the 1980s, Joel (Evan Marsh), the snide and sarcastic film critic for a horror magazine, stumbles across a secret underground self-help group for serial killers. Using his appetite for the grotesque, he must blend in with the group of 5 killers to escape discovery throughout the night – or become their next victim.

Watch on Thursday, 4 March on TNT (DStv channel 137) at 20:00

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For the kids

There’s a brand-new series that’ll take kids out of this world and into space this March with Elliott From Earth, who’ll be meeting all sorts of alien friends. Our favourite unicorn and flying horse, Corn and Peg, are back, as is Arthur the aardvark, and 1 lion king has to fight for his crown in Kikoumba. It’s a feast of fun for the imagination, and there’s learning along the way, too, with the Siyaya kids, who’re taking us back to nature.

Documentaries

North Korea: Inside The Mind of A Dictator

Experts, journalists, government officials and even an assassin explore North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un’s leadership decisions over the past 3 years, including his meeting with US ex-President Donald Trump, the country’s history of isolationism, and the rise of Kim’s sister, Kim Yo Jung, and her use of fear and violence to maintain order. Among the rare and exclusive interviews in the documentary, for the first time ever João Micaelo, Kim’s former childhood classmate, speaks about visiting Kim in North Korea.

Watch on Tuesday, 2 March on National Geographic (DStv channel 181) at 21:00

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Lost Treasures of Egypt S2

Archaeologists in Egypt’s Valley of The Kings crawl beneath pyramids, uncover long-lost tombs and unearth 3,000 year-old mummies in this latest digging season. We’ll see new discoveries among the treasures of King Tutankhamun, archaeologists search for more answers in the enduring riddle of the Great Sphinx, we’ll find out new key facts about the royal home of Queen Cleopatra, and surprising revelations about Queen Nefertiti. And Egyptologists go inside the hidden palace of Ramses The Great, while they look at why the Old Kingdom stopped building pyramids.

Watch from Friday, 12 March on National Geographic (DStv channel 181) at 19:00

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NB! This is just the tip of your viewing iceberg. Check out the DStv Access highlights packages to see what else will be coming your way this March. 

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