Despite the rise of on-demand internet streaming services, television remains content king! In the pop-culture landscape, this is still the most popular way to watch content and in South Africa, DStv takes the lead in the content provider pack. Series have become the new movies with popular storytellers, directors and actors making their appearance on the small screen. TV shows are now filmed like movies, with great writing, creative storylines, talented actors, beautiful scenery, and complicated characters viewers can relate to.
DStv customers can now tune in to their favourite series when it suits them, thanks to DStv’s multi-platform viewing environment. Whether you’re a fan of fast-paced, adrenaline-fuelled action; emotionally-laden drama; a gritty crime saga; sword-fighting epics; or sidesplitting comedy, we’ve got you covered.
M-Net’s magical entertainment does not stop, with first seasons of brand new blockbuster series Taken (started 9 March), Training Day (starts 18 May), Powerless (starts 3 July), American Housewife (starts 14 June), Kevin Can Wait (starts 3 May), Man With a Plan (starts 31 May), Trial and Error (starts 10 April), and Vice Principal (starts 15 September). Twin Peaks: The Return season one will be broadcast in May. Returning series on M-Net include The Catch season two (starts 13 March), season 13 of Criminal Minds (starts in May), and Ray Donovan season six, Mr Robot and Better Call Saul – both season three. Watch out for The Magicians season two, The Blacklist: Redemption which replaces The Blacklist season four while it’s on a production break, Major Crimes season five, and My Kitchen Rules season seven. Catch Marlon and Battle of the Besties season one on VUZU AMP, as well as returning seasons of Ballers, The Flash , Supergirl, Quantico , Crazy Ex-girlfriend and SuperStore ; The Mick season one on Fox, as well as Outcast season two; Tina and Bobby season one on ITV Choice; Bosch season three on Universal Channel in April; and MTV Shuga: Down South on MTV in March. kykNET’s take on Our Perfect Wedding , Ons Sprokiesbruilof , as well as season two of crime drama, Die Boland Moorde, will continue to enthral viewers. BBC First will screen first seasons of The Collection and The A Word from April, with Ripper Street returning for a fifth season in June. ITV Choice’s Tennison season one will air in April; with Victoria season two airing from June, as well as Poldark season three, Grantchester season two, Cold Feet season two and Doc Martin season eight.
What makes a documentary successful? Was it expertly crafted, influential, impactful, beloved, form-defining, a hit at the box office? The best documentaries leave viewers in
that Aha! moment, long after the credits have rolled – strangely fulfilled and armed with new knowledge. Audiences yearn for the truth; the facts; the real world documented in an educational way – and that’s exactly what they get from the conversation-starting, often controversial, award-winning documentary series on DStv.
Watch out for Royal Season on ITV Choice; Genius , the story of Albert Einstein on Fox in April; Origins as well as The Story of God season two on Nat Geo. Fans of the true crime genre can look forward to Casey Anthony: An American Murder Mystery, Murder Calls, and Scene of the Crime with Tony Harris – all on ID Xtra in April; 24 to Life season one and World’s Toughest Prisons on Crime+Investigation. Also in April, Discovery Channel brings you First in Humans and Cooper’s Treasure ; and Escobar’s Millions in July. The Lion Queen will return to Animal Planet in April for a second season and BBC Earth’s spectacular natural history show, Planet Earth II will continue, with Human Season coming to screens in May.