Friday, 15 December 2017

MultiChoice And Discovery Networks Renew Contract To Carry Discovery's Portfolio Of Channels On DStv

MultiChoice and Discovery Networks are pleased to announce that DStv customers will continue to enjoy their favourite Discovery channels on DStv – world-class factual entertainment and documentaries on Discovery Channel; great fashion and. lifestyle tips on TLC; the best in family entertainment on Discovery Family; and suspense-filled, real-life crime stories on Investigation Discovery (ID).

To complement the linear channels, the new agreement includes extended video-on-demand and Catch Up hours for Discovery’s entire portfolio (including for the first time, TLC, ID and Discovery Family shows). All four of Discovery’s channels will be available to launch on DStv Now from early 2018, meaning DStv customers will be able to enjoy the best of Discovery, anywhere, any time. On top of this, from early next year DStv customers will be able to watch both ID and Discovery Family in HD, while TLC will also launch in HD.

“Our customers love the Discovery family of channels and we’re pleased that we could renew this agreement, including offering this world-class content to our customers wherever they are, to watch whenever they are ready,” said Yolisa Phahle, CEO: General Entertainment, MultiChoice.

Animal Planet is not included in the new agreement and will stop airing on DStv on 30 December 2017. However, customers will not miss out, as some of the much-loved shows will be available on the other Discovery channels, including shows such as Treehouse Masters, which will move to Discovery Channel, while shows such as Tanked and Insane Pools: Off The Deep End will move to Discovery Family. Some of Discovery’s other popular animal and wildlife content will also be made available on a new channel to launch mid-2018, details of which will be announced in the new year.

“Our channels and content have been providing hours of enjoyment for DStv customers for many years and we’re thrilled to continue this legacy, with an unbeatable slate of programming across our portfolio which, thanks to this renewed agreement, DStv customers will now be able to access whenever and however it suits them. We look forward to making more announcements about our content offering on DStv in the new year,” said Dilek Doyran, VP and Country Manager for Africa, Discovery Networks CEEMEA.

Discovery’s network of channels promise an exciting line-up of new entertainment for DStv customers over the next few months.

Discovery Channel will serve up new season of Fast n’ Loud and Street Outlaws, and help you discover brand new shows like Riaan Manser: Pacific Honeymoon, Finding Escobar’s Millions, and Mutiny: Survival on the Oceans.

TLC’s brand-new shows include Dr Miami, Judge Jenkins, The Healer and Thando Bares All, while new wedding shows Diva Brides and Curvy Brides Boutique join returning seasons of 90 days to Wed and Surrounded by Daughters.

Discovery Family will serve up NASA’s Unexplained Files, The Carbonaro Effect, Freaks of Nature, Don’t Blink, and a new season of Finding Bigfoot.

Meanwhile, on Investigation Discovery (ID) new seasons of I speak for the dead, Deadline: Crime with Tamron Hall, and People Magazine Investigates, will join brand new shows including Son of Sam: Hunt for a Killer, The Dating Game Killer, and Shattered, ensuring DStv customers remain glued to their seats as the drama unfolds.

More information and schedules are available on the DStv website

In February 2018 Cartoon Network Africa Will Be Premiering An Epic New Original Series The Heroic Quest Of The Valiant Prince Ivandoe Alongside Brand New Episodes Of OK K.O. Let's Be Heroes And A Brand New Season Of Ben 10

BRAND NEW SHOW
THE HEROIC QUEST OF THE VALIANT PRINCE IVANDOE
Make way for his majesty, Prince Ivandoe!

Prince Ivandoe is the bravest, noblest and most handsome prince of the forest, especially according to himself! Blessed with a great deal of self-confidence, he embarks on a quest ft for a king, a quest that THE King has actually tasked him with. The king is The Mighty Stag who just so happens to be Prince Ivandoe’s father! Driven by the will to prove himself worthy of one day succeeding his father, the young prince leaves his home to hopefully return with the Golden Feather of the fearsome Eagle King. Accompanying him on this heroic mission is his dedicated squire, the small bird Bert. Together they discover the world, as well as themselves, in this silly new adventure. Is Prince Ivandoe really king-material and will he be able to retrieve the Golden Feather? We can’t wait to find out!

Premiere: 25/02/2017
Tune-In: Sunday @ 09:55 CAT

BRAND NEW EPISODES
OK K.O. LET’S BE HEROES!
How do you become a superhero in a world that is already full of them?

If anyone should know, it’s K.O. who works in a hero supply shop! Trying to reach his goal of becoming a superhero himself, he has teamed up with his best friends and co-workers, Radicles, an apathetic alien who likes himself very much, and Enid, the realistic and pragmatic big sister of the team. Sometimes they even get an extra hand from some of the local superhero customers! See how they tackle robot threats or issues from the past and how they figure out that throwing your own prom is not as easy as you might think! Tune in to see K.O. and co. go on great new escapades in superhero land!

Premiere: Monday 19/02/18
Tune-In: Monday to Friday @ 17:00 CAT
Repeat: Weekends @ 08:45 & 12:25 CAT

NEW SEASON
BEN 10
Up the game, Ben 10!

He races transcontinental bullet trains, protects movie-goers from actual movie monsters, fights paper aeroplane wars, and on top of that, will not let the precious Pancake Palace pancakes get into the wrong hands! Is there anything that Ben 10 can’t handle? Still, there are people who wish to see him fail like Zombozo and the alien conqueror Vilgax. When they attack, Ben is always ready to fight

Premiere: Saturday 04/02/18
Tune-in: Weekends @ 10:20 CAT
Repeat: Weekends @ 16:20 CAT

Boomerang Africa Has Something Spectacular To Offer In February 2018 With The Launch Of The Brand New Series Based On The Popular Video Game 'Angry Birds Toons' Alongside Two New Scooby-Doo Movies And More Adventures Of Dorothy And The Wizard Of Oz

BRAND NEW SHOW
ANGRY BIRDS TOONS
Watch out for those nasty piggies Angry Birds!

The birds have their wings full while guarding their eggs from getting into the telekinetic pigs’ hands! See how Corporal Pig, Chef Pig and the Minion Pigs try to outsmart the birds and steal their eggs for their King Pig. But hey, pigs don’t forget! They’re not just birds, they are ANGRY birds! Tune in to see the bold pigs push their luck with Red, Chuck, Bomb and the rest of the Angry Birds in this new animated TV series based on the Angry Birds video game series!

Premiere Date: Monday 19/02/2018
Tune-in: Monday - Friday @ 16:25 CAT

MOVIE STARS SPECIAL
SCOOBY-DOO & SCOOBY-DOO 2 MONSTERS UNLEASHED
Get rid of the lovey-dovyness of Valentine’s Day with some spookiness with Scooby-Doo!

Scooby is back, and once again he has gotten his big nose stuck in plenty of spooky stuff! In two film blocks this month you will be able to follow him, Shaggy and the rest of the gang on their classic escapades in the first and second Scooby-Doo films! After having split up, the members of Mystery Inc. are united once again when asked to solve a case together in the first Scooby-Doo flm. However, things don’t go very well for the team as old fights are brought to life again. Speaking of old fights, in the second Scooby-Doo film: Monsters Unleashed, Mystery Inc. is forced to revisit their past solved cases to fnd clues to how the Pterodactyl Ghost could possibly have reappeared again! Make sure to tune in to find out if they can get out of this one!

Tune-in: Scooby-Doo (2002) Saturday 03/02/2017 @ 09:40 CAT
Scooby-Doo: Monsters Unleashed (2004) Sunday 04/02/2018 @ 09:40 CAT

NEW EPISODES
DOROTHY AND THE WIZARD OF OZ
We are defnitely not in Kansas anymore!

New adventures await for Dorothy, who after defeating the Wicked Witches, is back in Oz, living as the Princess of Emerald City! Together with her new best friend, Queen Ozma, and her true old companions, Toto, Scarecrow, Tin Man and the Cowardly Lion, she starts getting used to the life of a princess, learning more about Oz and the Ozians, and teaching them about Kansas too of course! Tune in this month to see Lion adopt a little kitty and how Dorothy and her friends manage to find out why bricks have disappeared from the Yellow Brick Road. That’s not all, we also discover what happens when Wilhelmina, the spoiled daughter of the Wicked Witch of the East, gets her hands on one of Dorothy's magical shoes.

Premiere Date: Monday 05/02/2018
Tune-In: Monday - Friday @ 07:35 CAT
Repeat: Monday - Friday @ 09:35 CAT
Weekends @ 08:30, 17:25 CAT

Wags Miami Joins FOX Life Africa In The New Year Along With All Your Other Favourite Shows

Sisterhood of Hip Hop
From 29 January 2018 @ 19h10
Executive produced by Grammy®- award winning recording artist T.I., this powerful and uplifting series follows the next generation of female hip-hop artists - Siya, Nyemiah Supreme, Diamond, Brianna Perry and Bia - as they live, love and work towards their dream of becoming the next big breakout star. Discovered and mentored by hip-hop icons, these creative and ambitious women are making it while breaking boundaries and defying doubters.

Wags Miami
From 30 January 2018 @ 19h10
The "WAGS" (Wives and Girlfriends of Sports Stars) franchise expands to a new city with the series "WAGS Atlanta," which follows the extravagant lives of a group of competitive women in Atlanta as they navigate the city's exclusive social scene while supporting their superstar athlete men.

Married to Medicine S3
From 9 January 2018 @ 19h55
The Queen Bee tries to keep her hive together, but is her honey as sweet as she claims it to be? While Mariah prepares for a traditional Deshi dinner with the ladies, Quad and Toya meet for a final showdown where slandering accusations ensue.

Famously Single
From 26 January 2018 @ 19h55
Eight single celebrities move into a spacious Los Angeles loft, where Dr. Darcy Sterling will help them identify and hopefully solve their relationship issues.

Continuing Shows

Preachers of Atlanta
Tuesdays @ 19h10. Ends 23 January 2018
To ease the strains among the pastors, they take their ministry to the streets by throwing a block party. But, as gossip instead of gospel spreads, the pastors come to a crossroads in their relationships.

Clean House S6
Double Bills Thursdays @ 19h10
Niecy Nash and the Clean House Experts clear the clutter for a couple that tried to fit two homes into one.

Lodestar
Monday – Fridays 18h25, Ends 31 January 2018.

Episodic synopses available on request.

My Momma Throws Down
Fridays @ 17h10 @ 19h10. Ends 5 January 2018.
This competition series features two mothers in each episode, nominated by a family member and backed by a lively team of family supporters, competing in a cook-off in the ‘Throwdown Kitchen’ for cash and prizes.

Lee Daniels Star Takes Center Stage In The New Year On FOX Africa With A New Season Of Private Practice And A Whole Host Of Your Favourite Shows

Private Practise S3
From 23 January 2018 @ 21h00
After Pete discovers Violet dying on the floor of her home, having barely survived a violent attack from her patient, Katie, he rushes her to the hospital where Addison and Naomi fight to save her life.

Lee Daniels Star S2
From 18 January @ 21h00
The story of three girls' rise to fame, STAR's first season ended on the heels of a victory, as the singing trio caught its first big break - winning Atlanta NextFest. Heading into Season Two, one thing is clear: their lives will never be the same. It's a whole new world for the girls, as Star (Jude Demorest), Alexandra (Ryan Destiny) and Simone (Brittany O'Grady) prepare for their next career move, with help and guidance from Carlotta (Queen Latifah), the group's new manager. Having entered into a deal with Midtown Sound, the girls and Carlotta must contend with upheavals at their new label. Meanwhile, after a harrowing stint in prison, Cotton (Amiyah Scott) must find a way to re-enter society as a convicted felon. And, with Derek (Quincy Brown) facing the possibility of never walking again, Alexandra must work to keep their romance alive, while balancing her own career goals. Finally, the fate of Jahil (Benjamin Bratt) remains decidedly unclear, following last season's shocking and explosive finale.
 
In addition to its ensemble cast, the series has featured a star-studded roster of guest stars, including Grammy® Award winner Lenny Kravitz, supermodel/actress Naomi Campbell, Grammy® Award-nominated musician and actor Tyrese Gibson, empress of soul Gladys Knight, Grammy® Award winner Missy Elliott, Grammy® Award-nominated artist Big Boi and Paris Jackson, who made her acting debut on the series.
 
STAR is a production of 20th Century Fox Television in association with Lee Daniels Entertainment. Lee Daniels and Tom Donaghy are the creators and executive producers of the series. Pamela Oas Williams also serves as executive producer. Karin Gist serves as showrunner and executive producer on the series.

The X – Files S11
Date TBC. 21h00
The investigations that Mulder and Scully previously began with conspiracy theorist and web-TV show host Tad O’Malley seem to have awakened powerful enemies.

Fresh off The Boat S4
Returns 1 January 2018 (from Episode 8) @ 18h55
Louis gets himself into a sticky situation when he lies to Jessica and tells her that he loves her newly finished horror novel.

Castle S8
Series Finale Wednesday. 3 January @ 21h00
''Castle'' based on a famous crime and horror novelist, Rick Castle, who helps the NYPD homicide department solve crimes.

Criminal Minds S10
Double Bills, Friday at 20h10
When frozen bodies are found in Nevada floating in water, the BAU’s investigation leads them to suspect that the victims were part of a cult that could be behind the deaths.

Life in Pieces S3
Wednesdays @ 18h55
Life In Pieces is a single-camera comedy about one big happy family and their sometimes awkward, often hilarious and ultimately beautiful milestone moments as told by its various members.

The Mick S2
Saturdays @ 20h25
A hard-living aunt is forced to take care of her wealthy sister's spoiled kids after the mom flees the country to avoid criminal charges.

Monday, 11 December 2017

VUZU AMP Becomes 1Magic From Monday 29 January 2018 On DStv

It’s going to be a magical start to the new year when DStv Premium customers, say hello to 1Magic on 29 January 2018, DStv Channel 103! The channel will become the entertainment destination of choice for audiences who enjoy gripping local dramas, telenovelas, reality shows, movies and are also looking for the best in international reality, drama and movies.
Leading the charge will be the channel’s
flagship new telenovela, The River, which
boasts the crème de la crème of South African acting talent. Starting on 29 January 2018, it is spearheaded by a formidable cast made up of seasoned actors, Sindi Dlathu, Hlomhla Dandala, Moshidi Motshegwa, and newcomer, Larona Moagi. The River is about the deadly result that comes about when the greedy world of society’s upper crust collides with that of ordinary common folk. Driven by the themes of love across social classes, greed and a community fighting to survive, it’s a show that can’t be missed.
VUZU AMP audiences should not panic
because 1Magic will still be serving a mix of compelling, relevant and entertaining international programmes like The Fixer, How To Get Away with Murder, The Real Housewives, Power and later on in the year, latest seasons of Ballers, Queen Sugar and Insecure.

Friday, 1 December 2017

In January 2018 Rose And Her Friends Returns To Your Screens In The Second Season Of Regal Academy Alongside Ash And Pikachu In Pokémon: Sun And Moon On NickToons Africa

Pokémon (New episodes)
Weekdays From Monday 1 January @ 15:10 CAT
It’s a brand new year and this means new episodes with Ash and his motley crew of Pokemon trainers and breeders are coming your way. It’s going to be a joyous ride as Misty, Brock and Pikachu encounter more thrilling adventures but still manage to overcome them by sticking together.

Regal Academy (New season)
Weekdays From Monday 15 January @ 18:30 CAT
And you thought that all fairy tale characters just disappeared into happily ever after right? Not quite. Welcome to Regal Academy, the school that headmistress Cinderella’s granddaughter Rose attends along with Rapunzel’s granddaughter, Snow White’s grandson and many other descendants of famous fairy tale characters that actually came to life right here in FairyTale Land.