What to watch on DStv Compact Plus


Get settled on that couch – this week’s DStv Compact Plus viewing is going to keep you mesmerised.

DMVCA nominees & reminder to vote

The third annual DStv Mzansi Viewers’ Choice Awards (DMVCA) are just around the corner, on the 14 March 2020 to be exact. The public votes for all 11 diverse entertainment categories, and the one that’s hotly contested is The Ultimate Viewers’ Choice. The awards have become the growing annul celebration of Mzansi’s favourite talent and this year, Prince Kaybee leads the pack with three nominations, newcomer Kabza de Small has two and John Cena’s favourite artist Sho Madjozi also nominated for two awards.


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LOCAL

Fynskrif on Tuesday 24 December on kykNET (144) at 20:00
Genre: Series / Drama

Hans (Chris van Niekerk) notices some disturbing behaviour from René (Susanne Beyers). The death of his father has Corné (Beer Adriaanse) unable to cope and struggling to make sense of everything and a devastated Katrien (Cintaine Schutte) is furious when she learns the truth about Ben (Neels Van Jaarsveld).

Nomthawelanga on Saturday 21 December on Mzansi Magic (161) at 19:30
Genre: Movies / Drama

Nomthawelanga is a young girl who’s just lost her mother and is now stuck with her stepfather Vusi. When Vusi’s family insists that he take on another wife, Nomthawelanga finds herself forced into marriage because Vusi, after all, is not her biological father.

Arendsvlei S2 on Monday 23 December on kykNET&Kie (145) at 20:00
Genre: Series / Telenovela

Everyone is worried about how Sybil’s article will affect the school and Claudia seeks refuge at the Booysen household. Lionel (Jody Abrahams) and Janice (Crystal Donna-Roberts) declare a truce and there’s a big Christmas dinner planned. No matter what, the people of the Arendsvlei have always tried to rise above their problems and societal ills which plague them like teenage pregnancy and drug use amongst the youth.


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MOVIES

The Oscars and the Golden Globes are practically around the corner so what better way to celebrate the awards season this holiday than with our binge-worthy award-winning movies. And what a lot we’ve got.

On 20 December, tune in to TNT (137) at 20:00 for The Shining Friday, screening as part of Jack Nicholson Fan Month. Other like classics like Hook, The Mask, Spider-Man, Beetlejuice, Innerspace and Charlie and the Chocolate Factory are also available for viewing on Christmas Day.


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REALITY

André Rieu Specials on Saturday 21 and Tuesday 24 December on kykNET (144) at 20:00 & 21:00
Genre: Actuality / Music / Special Interest
André Rieu: Love in Maastricht on Saturday 21 December at 20:00

For more than an hour and a half, allow André Rieu and his Johann Strauss Orchestra to serenade you with his sweet sounds of one of his most unique concerts. Expect romantic and emotional melodies as you are transported to a world of truly dreamy music and there’s a special treat of Los del Rio when they perform their global hit, Macarena.

André Rieu: Christmas down under: Live from Sydney on Tuesday 24 December at 21:00

This performance captures a magical evening of music and dance, featuring world-class sopranos, The Platin Tenors – all recorded live in Sydney’s iconic Town Hall. André Rieu will share this brand-new DVD with his fans worldwide, and it features 28 tracks including the most beloved Christmas tunes like The Holy City, Sleigh Ride, O Holy Night and Jingle Bells; romantic classics like Plaisir d’Amour, Auld Lang Syne, Highland Cathedral and Can’t Help Falling in Love.

The Chase: The Bloopers on Tuesday 24 December on ITV CHOICE (123) at 17:40
Genre: Shows / Game Show

Bradley Walsh presents all the bits and pieces you were never meant to see in a compilation of outtakes and laughs from the quiz show The Chase. Featuring other chasers such as The Vixen, The Beast, The Governess, The Sinnerman and The Destroyer.


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SCHOOL OF LAUGHTER

Teen Titans Go! (New Episodes) on Monday 23 December on Cartoon Network (301) at 17:30
Genre: Kids / Comedy

It wouldn’t be the holidays without unwrapping all-new side-splitting and chaotic episodes of our favourite young titans, at home, when the masks (or capes!) come off. Having recently been awarded a BAFTA award for best International Animation, this long-running favourite ticks all the boxes when it comes to fun, laughter and action.

Incredibles 2 (Animania) on Tuesday 24 December on M-Net Movies Smile (105) at 20:25
Genre: Movies / Adventure

One of the most highly anticipated sequels in animation history did not disappoint, which is why M-Net Movies Smile is bringing back the world’s first family of superheroes as part of the Animania festival. This time around, Elastigirl dons the mask to save the day while it’s Bob’s turn to hold the fort at home.

The Lego Movie (Animania) on Sunday 22 December on M-Net Movies Smile (105) at 14:20
Genre: Movies / Adventure

Everything is awesome in Lego World or so everyone thinks. A Lego construction worker named Emmet (Chris Pratt) falls into a dig site and touches the piece of resistance. Following vivid visions, he passes out and when he wakes, he learns that he’s the special, set to save Lego World from the evil Lord Business. The film includes voice-overs from Elizabeth Banks, Will Arnett and Will Farrell.


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FACTUAL

The Case Against Adnan Syed S1 on Saturday 21 December on M-Net City (115) at 18:20
Genre: Actuality / Documentary

In 2000, Adnan Syed was convicted of murdering his girlfriend, Hae Min Lee, in Maryland in the US, and sentenced to life in prison. In the years that followed, a number of inconsistencies in his prosecution have arisen, which have led to much speculation. Did he or didn’t he do it? This miniseries takes a closer look at the case – and will let you draw your own conclusions.

Chuck Berry on Tuesday 24 December on 1Magic (103) at 20:30
Genre: Actuality / Showbiz / Biography

He’s known as “the Father of Rock ‘n’ Roll”, and his legendary contribution to the music industry can never be forgotten. This highly anticipated feature-length documentary gives you never-before-seen access to Chuck Berry’s life, and includes interviews with some of the people who knew him best, including Paul McCartney, Keith Richards, Gene Simmons, Alice Cooper and Joe Perry. It also includes commentary from his widow, Themetta.