Friday, 9 June 2017

New Supersport Channel Line Up Coming Soon On DStv With New Esports Channel

SuperSport has introduced a new channel line up to give sport lovers a better viewing experience and make it easy for fans to find their favourite sport. DStv customers can look forward to 14 SuperSport and one eSports channel, with less duplication of sports across channels and more predictable scheduling.

DStv customers on all packages can look forward to a rebranded SuperSport Select, now on SS10, and DStv Extra customers will get more sports channels – SS7 and SS8.

Fans of football can follow La Liga on SS7 exclusively, and SS11 (new channel) and SS12 will become permanent events channels to be the home for overflow sport.

“We believe that these changes will give our customers an even better viewing experience, making it easier to navigate our wide variety of sports in the back-to-back channels. As there will be less duplication and repeats of sport, and no impact on live events, the overall sport viewing will be enhanced,” said Gideon Khobane, CEO for SuperSport.

eSports is growing in popularity, so GINX eSports TV that is currently available on DStv Now, will find a home on DStv channel 240. DStv Premium, Extra and Compact customers will be able to enjoy the action on this unique channel.

And of course, most of the channels will be in glorious HD – SS Blitz, SS1-9 and SS11 will be in HD, as will GINX eSports TV. SS8 is currently in SD and will change to HD.

Gideon reassured fans “SuperSport is still the home of the best sporting action on the African continent.”

The new channel line up will take effect on 4 July. Sports fans will start their viewing on Channel 200 on SuperSport Blitz through to SuperSport 12.

DStv customers can go to DStv.com or SuperSport.com to see how the sports are allocated across the different SuperSport channels.

And remember to tune in – at home on your decoder, or through DStv Now online or via the DStv Now app on your tablet or smartphone. DStv Now is available to our Compact, Extra and Premium customers at no extra charge. You don't have to miss a second of the action.

Summary of changes

SS7 and SS8 will go to DStv Extra customers
SS7 will be home of La Liga Football
SS Select will no longer exist on DStv – replaced with SS10 for all customers who currently get it including DStv Select customers
SS11 and SS12 will become permanent events channels – no more overflow channels
GINX eSport, currently available on DStv Now, will be on DStv channel 240
12 HD channels available – SS Blitz (to all DStv customers), SS1-9, SS11 and Ginx eSports. SS8, currently in SD, will become HD.

SuperSport Channel Optimisation FAQ’s

What is happening to the SuperSport channels?
SS7 and SS8 will go to DStv Extra customers
SS7 will be home of La Liga Football
SS Select will no longer exist on DStv – replaced with SS10 for all customers who currently get it including DStv Select customers
SS11 and SS12 will become permanent events channels – no more overflow channels
GINX eSport, currently available on DStv Now, will be on DStv channel 240
12 HD channels available – SS Blitz (to all DStv customers), SS1-9, SS11 and Ginx eSports

What is the benefits of the optimization to customers?
Fewer repeats and less duplication of sports
Predictable events channels on SS11 and SS12
Know which channel you can find your sports – SS7 dedicated to La Liga

Which channel will be rebranded?
SuperSport Select will now be called SS10. All customers who received SuperSport Select, will get SS10.

Which new channels are being added?
SS11 is being added as an event channel for overflow sport for live events.
Also GINX eSport is added to DStv channel 240.

Are any channels being changed?
SuperSport 12 - currently a 24-hour La Liga (Spanish football) channel - will become an events channel like SS11. La Liga will find a permanent home on SS7.

When do the changes come into effect?
The new line-up will come into effect on Tuesday, July 4.

Do customers need to do anything?
No need to do anything as the changes will happen automatically on 4 July. We encourage customers to go to DStv.com and SuperSport.com to familiarize themselves with where they will find their favourite sport.

What will be the total number of channels available on SuperSport after July 4?
14

Which DStv package will carry which channel?
Blitz: On all packages, Premium, Extra, Compact, Select 1, Select 2, Family, Access and Easy View.
SS1: Premium only
SS2: Premium only
SS3: Premium, Extra and Compact
SS4: Premium, Extra and Compact
SS5: Premium only
SS6: Premium only
SS7: Premium and Extra
SS8: Premium and Extra
SS9: Premium, Extra and Compact
SS10: Premium, Extra, Compact, Select 1, Select 2 and Family, Access.
SS11: Premium only
SS12: Premium only
Maximo: Premium only
GINX eSports: Premium, Extra and Compact

This means our Extra customers get 3 more sports channels – SS7, SS8 and GINX
Our Premium customers get 2 more sports channels – SS11 and GINX
Our Compact customers get 1 more sport channel - GINX

In the repurposing, will there be any SD channels upgraded to HD?
Yes. SS8 will be upgraded to an HD channel, this will bring the total number of HD channels available to 12.

Friday, 2 June 2017

Beast Happy Summer Stunt Invades July 2017 On NickToons Africa Including Season 2 Of Rabbids: Invasion, Final Episodes From Season 2 Of Harvey Beaks, Season 5 Of My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic And The Return Of All Grown Up!

6:00  As Told By Ginger
6:25  Littlest Pet Shop
6:50  Peppa Pig
7:15  My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
7:40  Regal Academy
8:05  ALVINNN and the Chipmunks
8:30  Rabbids: Invasion
8:55  All Grown Up!
9:20  Littlest Pet Shop
9:45  My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
10:10  Peppa Pig
10:35  Harvey Beaks
11:00  Inazuma Eleven
11:25  Totally Spies!
11:50  Totally Spies!
12:15  Winx Club
12:40  Regal Academy
13:05  Peppa Pig
13:30  Littlest Pet Shop
13:55  My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
14:20  ALVINNN and the Chipmunks
14:45  The Fairly OddParents
15:10  Inazuma Eleven
15:35  The Penguins of Madagascar
16:00  Harvey Beaks
16:25  Peppa Pig
16:50  Rabbids: Invasion
17:15  Littlest Pet Shop
17:40  My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
18:05  My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
18:30  Regal Academy
18:55  Winx Club
19:20  Totally Spies!
19:45  Totally Spies!
20:10  ALVINNN and the Chipmunks
20:35  The Fairly OddParents
21:00  Harvey Beaks
21:25  Inazuma Eleven
21:50  Regal Academy
22:15  ALVINNN and the Chipmunks
22:40  Rabbids: Invasion
23:05  The Fairly OddParents
23:30  The Penguins of Madagascar
23:55  T.U.F.F. Puppy
0:20  The Adventures of Jimmy Neutron: Boy Genius
0:45  Kung Fu Panda: Legends of Awesomeness
1:10  Kung Fu Panda: Legends of Awesomeness
1:35  The Penguins of Madagascar
2:00  The Penguins of Madagascar
2:25  Avatar: The Last Airbender
2:50  Avatar: The Last Airbender
3:15  Totally Spies!
3:40  Totally Spies!
4:05  Fanboy and Chum Chum
4:30  Hey Arnold!/Rugrats
4:55  Winx Club
5:20  Winx Club
5:45  ALVINNN and the Chipmunks

Summer Stunt: Beast Happy
Monday 3-16 July at 08:05 CAT. Marathon on Saturday 8 and Sunday 9 July at 8:05 CAT and 16:00 CAT respectively. Another marathon on Saturday 15 and Sunday 16 July at 8:05 CAT and 16:00 CAT respectively. Including Rabbids: Invasion, Planet Sheen, Monster vs. Aliens, Harvey Beaks, CatDog, Robot and Monster, Aaahh!!! Real Monsters and Catscratch.

Harvey Beaks
Final Episodes (213-226)
Premieres Monday 3 July at 16:00 CAT. New episodes marathon on Saturday 29 and Sunday 30 July at 8:05 CAT and 16:00 CAT respectively.

My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
New Episodes (501-513)
Premieres Monday 10 July at 13:55 CAT. New episodes marathon on Saturday 22 and Sunday 23 July at 8:05 CAT and 16:00 CAT respectively.

Rabbids: Invasion
New Episodes (201-213)
Premieres Monday 10 July at 16:50 CAT. New episodes marathon on Saturday 5 and Sunday 6 August at 8:05 CAT and 16:00 CAT respectively.

All Grown Up!
New Episodes (40-49)
Premieres Monday 17 July at 8:55 CAT.

What's New In July 2017 On Nick Jr Africa

NELLA THE PRINCESS KNIGHT S1
NEW EPISODES
Nella uses her position as a princess-knight to be a guardian for justice – when she’s not practising for her ballet recital or playing with Trinket, her unicorn best friend! In the new episodes, the girls are excited because there’s a celebrity visiting Castlehaven. Trinket has to overcome her jealousy of Nella’s new friendship with Minotauri and a near-sighted cyclops interrupts Nella’s ballet class.
Daily from Saturday 1 July @ 15:05 CAT

THE DAY HENRY MET… S2
NEW EPISODES
Henry is one inquisitive four year old! Children can learn a lot from his conversations with the different objects he meets in each episode, from what they are, to how they work. And Henry’s colourful imagination always takes  him on an adventure with the visitor of the  day. This month, Henry meets a telescope,  a golf ball, a rainbow, a bear and a violin!
Daily from Monday 10 July @ 16:30 CAT

RUSTY RIVETS S1
NEW EPISODES
Rusty is his name and engineering is his game! When it comes to building, fixing and inventing, Rusty and his friends Ruby, Botosaur and Liam are first to pull their sleeves up. They don’t always get it right, but they learn along the way. This July, the friends find out that team work is the dream work when they clean up the beach. Rusty also builds a custom ride from junk when the theme park is closed over Liam’s birthday and creates a new habitat for a rare bird in trouble.
Daily from Monday 17 July @ 17:00 CAT

BLAZE AND THE MONSTER MACHINES  MARATHON
If you’re a fan of Blaze and the Monster Machines then take note of these two days at the end of July when the animated series, about Axle City’s number one racer and his monster truck friends, plays back-to-back! Some of the episodes introduce scientific concepts such as hydraulics (“The Hundred Mile Race”), melting point (“The Polar Derby”) and counterweight (“Mega Mud Robot”), in a fun and accessible way.
Saturday 29 July @ 21:00 CATSunday 30 July @ 09:00 CAT

WEEKEND MOVIES

TEAM UMIZOOMI: THE KING OF NUMBERS Preschoolers are tested on their basic counting and recognition of shapes and patterns in this animated series. In this special, the siblings Milli and Geo, and their green robot friend Bot, have  to use all their maths skills to save a king.
Saturday 1 July @ 19:10 CAT
Sunday 2 July @ 07:10 CAT

BUBBLE GUPPIES: GUPPY STYLE!
The Guppies are bubbling with excitement to watch their favourite singer, Stylee, perform live in concert. They’ll do anything to see her, including travelling on land, sea and even air.
Saturday 8 July @ 19:10 CAT
Sunday 9 July @ 09:10 CAT

DORA THE EXPLORER: DORA SAVES THE CRYSTAL KINGDOM
Imagine a world without colour! It’s up to Dora and Boots to save the Crystal Kingdom from a greedy king who has stolen all the crystals that give the kingdom its beautiful hues.
Saturday 15 July @ 19:10 CAT
Sunday 16 July @ 09:10 CAT

BLAZE AND THE  MONSTER MACHINES: BLAZE OF GLORY
When Blaze and AJ get together, you know you are in for a good race! But mischievous Crusher tries to win by cheating. Blaze will have to use his special skills to help his fellow racers and to cross the finish line first.
Saturday 22 July @ 19:10 CAT
Sunday 23 July @ 07:10 CAT

DORA THE EXPLORER: DORA SAVES THE SNOW PRINCESS
Dora and her friends get caught up in a fairytale rescue. A wicked witch has locked up Sabrina the snow princess and cast a spell on the snow forest! Can Dora help save Sabrina and winter?
Saturday 29 July @ 19:10 CAT
Sunday 30 July @ 07:10 CAT

What's New In July 2017 On Nickelodeon Africa

HOLIDAY MARATHON
School’s out! For three weeks in July, Nickelodeon is offering weekday marathons packed with special episodes and a brand new series! Let the kids fly away with superheroes The Thundermans and Henry Danger, get technical with the internet gurus and gamers from Game Shakers and iCarly, go on a family adventure in Hunter Street and Nicky, Ricky, Dicky & Dawn, and laugh out loud with our animated series The Loud House and Bunsen Is a Beast. Plus, check out the new addition ToonMarty.
Weekdays from Monday 3 July @ 08:10 CAT

TOONMARTY
NEW SERIES!
A great big dollop of comedy and a generous pinch of slapstick make Nickelodeon’s new animated series an entertaining hit. Marty is  a wacky boy with quite a large head, who works at the Toonmart in Toonville with his friends Burnie and Holly. And there’s no business Marty likes better than somebody else’s business, which often lands the trio  in hot water! Watch as they clean up their mess after their pranks go wrong.
Weekdays from Monday 3 July @ 14:45 CAT

PIG GOAT BANANA CRICKET S2
NEW EPISODES
What do a pig, a goat, a banana and a cricket have in common? Not much, except that they are all certifiably “cray cray” and they’re all housemates! In the latest episodes of this high-octane show, Goat is mistaken for a secret agent and Banana becomes an overnight internet celebrity. Then the eccentric four open their own hotel! Can you imagine the chaos that will ensue with this motley crew running the show?
Weekdays from Monday 10 July @ 15:40 CAT

SPONGEBOB SQUAREPANTS: LOST & FOUND SPECIAL
If your kids like gaming, they will love  this interactive treasure hunt that starts on  TV and finishes online. Watch SpongeBob  from Monday to Friday, then catch up with  him at www.nickelodeonafrica.com to help  him find objects in Krusty Krab’s Lost & Found. Every day after completing a new level online, users can unlock a special bonus level by answering a trivia question about the episode.
Weekdays from Monday 17 July to Friday 21 July @ 13:50 CAT

In July 2017, Cartoon Network Africa Will Be Bringing You More New Episodes Of Vambre And Prohyas In Mighty Magiswords With Grizz, Panda And Ice Bear In We Bare Bears Plus A Gumball And PPG Mashup

BRAND NEW EPISODES
MIGHTY MAGISWORDS
The fun continues with all new episodes of Mighty Magiswords!

Yes that’s right, your favourite clumsy siblings, Vambre and Prohyas, are back this month and boy oh boy are you in for a treat so be sure to hold onto your seat! This month we have more adventure, more excitement and of course more swords! Tune-in and watch as the team of ‘warriors for hire’ sets out on a series of new adventures that include retrieving a never-melting ice-cube, and solve the mystery behind Princess Zanga’s missing Autostyle Magisword. Will Vambre and Prohyas find the magical cube? Will they manage to fnd the princess’s sword in time and ultimately save her from her bad hair day?

Premiere: Monday 10/07/2017
Tune-In: Monday - Friday @ 18:15 CAT
Repeat: Monday - Friday @ 11:05 CAT

BRAND NEW EPISODES
WE BARE BEARS
Brown, black and white! That’s right; your favourite brother bear trio is back!

Make sure you don’t miss out this month because the bears are back! The bears promise to bring more #Fun #Comedy and #Adventure than ever before! Watch as things go from good to bad when the audience decides to leave Grizz’s amateur movie screening – can he get them to stay? Viewers can also look forward to seeing Panda make a huge mistake when he agrees to babysit Lucy’s brother, Cliford (who is a menace), in an effort to impress her. Will he survive?

Premiere: Monday 03/07/2017
Tune-in: Monday - Friday @ 13:50 CAT
Repeat: Monday - Friday @ 08:20 & 20:25 CAT
Weekends: @ 05:00 & 19:40 CAT

PROGRAMMING STUNT
GUMBALL & PPG MASH-UP
Three girls, one cat and his fishy friend … every day, all week!

If you have not guessed it already, Cartoon Network will be airing back-to-back episodes of the Powerpuff Girls followed by The Amazing World of Gumball for a fve day marathon. Yes you read correctly – FIVE WHOLE DAYS!! So, if you like villain busting excitement with Blossom, Bubbles and Buttercup, or troublesome fun with the Wattersons, tune-in so that you do not miss out on any of the Powerpuff Girls action adventures or Gumball and Darwin’s hilarious mishaps and quirks! Are you excited yet? We sure are!

Tune-in: Monday 17/07/2017 through Sunday 22/07/2017 @ 09:30 CAT

Boomerang Africa Welcomes A Local Safari Comedy Show With Eric Omondi And Tumi Morake Plus A Brand New Series From The Successful Online Gat Pat The Dog And Movie Stars In July 2017

BRAND NEW SHOW
THE SAFARI COMEDY SHOW
Wait a minute … that voice sounds familiar!

In the holiday spirit of things, Boomerang will be launching a brand new, exciting series of one minute short scripted comedy episodes, exclusive to the channel that promises to have you highly entertained from the comfort of your own home! If the accent of the characters sounds suspiciously local, and the voices sound familiar, do not be alarmed because we here at Boomerang thought we would pleasantly surprise our viewers by using local talent to transform themselves into the iconic animals found everywhere in Africa. Don’t forget to tune-in this month to hear Eric Omondi and Tumi Morake become a leopard or a rhino and even a giraffe!

Premiere Date: 17/07/2017
Tune-In : Monday - Friday @ 08:00 CAT

BRAND NEW SHOW
PAT THE DOG
This month we are wagging our tails in excitement for a new show launching exclusively on Boomerang!

Pat the Dog is an adaption of the successful online game for tablets and smartphones. Much like the game, the endearing series will follow the famous digital pooch on his ordinary yet hilarious life as we follow his many adventures flled with breathtaking action and comedy. Lola is Pat’s owner and their relationship is very special which becomes evidently clear as Pat will do just about anything to cheer Lola up and save her day – no matter how tedious, dangerous or silly!

Premiere Date: 10/07/2017
Tune-In : Monday - Friday @ 16:30 CAT
Repeat: Monday - Friday @ 14:55 CAT
Sat & Sun: @ 06:00 & 13:40 CAT

CINEMA SLOT MOVIE STARS
Boomerang invites the entire family to sit back, relax and enjoy a new month of Movie Stars!

First up on our list is Alpha & Omega: Journey to Bear Kingdom. The animals in the Eastern Forest are excited because Queen Bear and Princess Canue are coming to visit. But when evil Rogue Wolves threaten the royal bears, wolf pups Stinky, Runt, and Claudette leap into action. With courage, wits, and some help from their friends, the alpha and omega wolves rise to protect the queen and princess and save their forest home. Viewers can also look forward to exclusive screenings of their favourite cat-mouse duo doing what they do best in Tom & Jerry: The Fast and the Furry, Tom & Jerry: Blast off to Mars and so much more!

Alpha & Omega: Journey to Bear Kingdom
Saturday 08/07/2017 @ 15:00 CAT
Tom & Jerry The Fast and the Furry Monday 17/07/2017 @ 10:20 CAT
Tom & Jerry Blast off to Mars
Wednesday 19/07/2017 @ 10:20 CAT

Return Of The S Men In July 2017 On Studio Universal Including The Six O'Clock Club And Eddie Murphy Movies To Keep You At The Edge Of Your Seat

SIX O’CLOCK CLUB
“Big And Small (And Blue?)”

THE SMURFS
5th July at 18:00
Feel the full force of nostalgia in this CGI/live-action hybrid of everyone’s favourite little blue guys! When Clumsy Smurf unintentionally wreaks havoc in Smurf Village, the gang are forced to flee their homeland and end up in the big, bad world of present-day New York City! As they navigate their way around the Big Apple looking for a way home, the Smurfs come to realise that a certain danger has followed them to the big city. Animated comedy starring Neil Patrick Harris, Hank Azaria, and featuring the voice of Katy Perry.

ICE AGE 2: THE MELTDOWN
17th July at 18:00
While Scrat continues in vain to protect his beloved acorn, Manny, Sid and Diego are back for another hilarious arctic adventure. The prehistoric pals discover that the ice age is coming to an end and that a flood is coming, so embark on a journey to higher ground in order to avoid the impending disaster. On their travels however, Manny discovers that he is not the last of the woolly mammoths, and finds love in the process! Animated comedy-adventure featuring the voices of Ray Romano, Denis Leary, Queen Latifah and Jay Leno.

JUMANJI
21st July at 18:05
The late Robin Williams stars in this fantasy adventure based on cinema’s most infamous board game. The story centres on Alan Parrish (Williams), who gets trapped inside the dreaded Jumanji game for 26 years, until siblings Judy and Peter find the game, begin playing it, and unwittingly release Alan, along with a host of various dangers that can only be stopped by completing it. With Judy and Peter’s help, Alan sets out to find his childhood sweetheart, Sarah, and defeat the game once and for all. Also starring Kirsten Dunst and Bonnie Hunt.

EPIC
14th July at 18:05
Chris Wedge, director of family classics Ice Age and Robots, brings this animated action-adventure that features a star-studded list of voice actors including Colin Farrell, Amanda Seyfried, Chris O’Dowd, and even Pitbull and Beyoncé! The film follows teenager Mary Katherine, or MK, as she finds herself transported to a forest where a vicious battle between goodand evil is taking place. MK finds herself teaming up with the plucky humanoids known as Leafmen in order to defend their world, and ours, from the sinister Boggans!

THE MANY, MANY FACES OF EDDIE MURPHY

COMING TO AMERICA
21st July at 20:00
Eddie Murphy stars as Akeem Joffer, an African prince and heir to the throne of the fictional Zamunda, who lives an extremely pampered lifestyle – to the point where even his bride-to-be is selected for him! This becomes too much to handle for him,and the prince travels to New York – undercover, of course – in order to find a wife he can respect and will love him for who he is, not just for his wealth. This feel good rom-com is an often over-looked gem in Murphy’s catalogue, and features everyone’s favourite cinematic game: How many characters does Eddie Murphy play?

THE NUTTY PROFESSOR 2: THE KLUMPS
14th July at 20:00
Eddie Murphy returns as kind-hearted and obese Professor Sherman Klump, who is finally getting married, and the Klump family – all played by Murphy – are by his side for this special occasion. However, when his alter ego Buddy Love appears,Sherman finds that his wedding may not go quite as planned. Taking matters into his own hands, Klump sets out to extractBuddy’s DNA from his system in an effort to finally be rid of his nemesis – but Buddy isn’t going down without a fight!

SHREK
28th July at 20:00
Eddie Murphy is joined by the equally talented Mike Myers in this animated fantasy-comedy that took the world by storm. An entertaining parody of children’s fantasy films, the film focuses on the big green ogre Shrek, who finds his peaceful swamp overrun with fairy tale creatures banished by the evil Lord Farquaad. Shrek strikes a deal with Farquaad, where he agrees to bring him a queen in exchange for the deed to his swamp, setting out on the journey with his new found sidekick, a talking Donkey. What could possibly go wrong?

ACTION WEEKEND
“Return of the S Men”

MARKED FOR DEATH
16th July at 18:00
Action icon Steven Seagal stars in this 90s action flick as John Hatcher, a recently retired DEA trouble-shooter heading backto his native Chicago in search of a quiet life. However, things do not go as planned when Hatcher finds his homeland taken over by a gang of particularly vicious Jamaican drug dealers. After the gang’s leader, Screwface, puts a hit out on him and his family, Hatcher reluctantly returns to his drug-busting past and sets out to take down the entire posse.

COMMANDO
27th July at 20:00
Arnold Schwarzenegger takes centre-stage in this classic1985 action film directed by Mark L. Lester, where retired elite Black Ops Commando John Matrix goes to war with a group of South American criminals who kidnapped his daughter. Arnie shines as a desperate - and violent - man, willing to do anything to get his daughter back. If there’s one thing you’ll learn, it’s that John Matrix eats Green Berets for breakfast,and right now, he’s very hungry!

FORCE OF EXECUTION
15th July at 18:00
A crime lord faces a dilemma between his legacy and his desire to get out of the world that built his empire when a new player arrives on the scene. As the newbie looks to use the town’s anti-hero network to fast-track his way to the top, the only person the mob chief can trust is his assassin protégé, who has troubles of his own. Steven Seagal and Danny Trejo top the cast of a classic story where a town just isn’t big enough for two kingpins – and only one will survive.

CONAN THE BARBARIAN
29th July at 18:00
When young Conan watches his parents meet their gruesome demise at the hands of the evil Thulsa Doom, he sets out on a quest for vengeance. What follows next is what can only be described as an old-school Game of Thrones episode, with plenty of violence and the occasional sex scene to match. Fantasy adventure starring Arnold Schwarzenegger at his most jacked, and professional villain James Earl Jones at his most sinister.