What to watch on DStv Compact


There’s a whole lot of excitement coming your way on DStv Compact this week, you won’t want to miss a moment.

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

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.

Ifalakhe S1 on Sunday 22 December on Mzansi Magic (161) at 20:00
Genre: Series / Drama

After the defeat of Ofezela, Busani is back on the throne with his new wife, who has a plan to use her position for ulterior motives. Meanwhile, Ifalakhe and Phikiwe are at loggerheads and still trying to navigate the feelings they have for each other; theirs is a Montague/Capulet kind of love.

Abobaba on Saturday 21 December on Mzansi Wethu (163) at 19:30
Genre: Shows / Reality

Christmas time is family time, and Sello Maake Ka-Ncube is bringing families together in this reality show where the head of families, the father, are reunited with their kids.


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MOVIES

Reunited at Christmas 21 December at 19:20
Genre: Drama / Romance

When a woman loses her grandmother before Christmas, she thinks back to the fun and traditions they once shared on the day each year.

A Veteran’s Christmas 22 December at 19:20
Genre: Movies / Romance

Grace is driving to Cincinnati when her jeep breaks down and Judge Joe Peterson offers his guesthouse until it's repaired. As they spend time together, they fall in love.

Radio Christmas 25 December at 14:35
Genre: Drama / Romance

A Philadelphia radio station is being repaired during the holidays. DJ Kara takes it upon herself to keep the festive cheer on the airwaves when she decides to broadcast in Bethlehem.


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REALITY

Jamie's Quick and Easy Christmas Special on Saturday 21 December on BBC Lifestyle (174) at 20:00
Genre: Actuality / Cuisine

Jamie applies his quick and easy principles to the festive season. He believes in simple, easy-to-prepare dishes that still stay true to the Christmas tradition. Let’s just say that when Jamie Oliver takes to the kitchen, we sit, salivate and savour.

Deal Or No Deal Christmas Special on Monday 23 December on BBC Brit (120) at 18:15
Genre: Shows / Game Show

This game show has 22 contestants each vying for the grand prize of £250,000. To put that in perspective, that’s R4.8 million, a little but shy of R5 million and oh so life changing. Noel Edmonds hosts this game while Howie Mandel hosts the American version.


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SCHOOL OF LAUGHTER

Peter Pan (Animania) on Saturday 21 December on M-Net Movies Smile (105) at 19:00
Genre: Movies / Animated

The awesome Animania festival on M-Net Movies Smile continues with the best and most entertaining animated films this holiday. This classic 1953 Disney animated version of the beloved tale by J.M. Barrie about the Boy Who Won’t Grow Up promises to enthral a whole new generation of children with the endearing antics of Peter Pan, Tinker Bell, Wendy and the rest of their friends in the magical world of Neverland.

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.


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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.