Thursday, 16 May 2019
Always Entertaining Kids Being It's Forte, DStv Has Added PBS Kids A New Education Based Entertainment Channel, Offering The Opportunity For Children To Explore New Ideas And New Worlds. Starting May 22nd, On Channel 313 On All Our Packages By MultiChoice Ethiopia
Wednesday, 8 May 2019
The show is set in the fictional American city of Elwood City, and revolves around the lives of 8-year-old Arthur Read, an anthropomorphic aardvark, his friends and family, and their daily interactions with each other.
Fred Rogers explores various topics for young viewers through presentations and music, both in his world and in the Neighborhood of Make-Believe.
Viewers follow Peep, Chirp, and Quack as they investigate and explore the world around them.
Pinkalicious imagines creative possibilities
everywhere she looks. Aimed at kids 3-5,
Pinkalicious & Peterrific encourages
viewers to engage in the creative arts and
self-expression, including music, dance,
theater and visual arts. Get creative with
Pinkalicious, Peter and all their friends in
Young rabbit Buster Baxter is a familiar face from the hit children's series "Arthur." Now he has his own show, traveling across America, Canada, Mexico and Puerto Rico with his dad.
For his tenth birthday, Joe receives a
mysterious blue book from his magician
uncle and namesake, "Joe the Magnificent,"
known only as "The Book". Using a number
of often unpredictable and/or unintentional
voice and print cues, The Book frequently
transports Joe and his friends, Fred and
Sam, to a variety of places in history, like
Ancient Egypt, the Old West and to the year
2105, where they meet their own great-
granddaughters, Jodie, Samantha and
Freddi. The only way they are able to return
present-day Brooklyn, New York is to find
The Book again within whatever time period
they are in. Later in the series, Joe's evil
uncle, Mad Jack, makes several attempts to
capture the children and The Book with his
crafty tricks, whether stranding them in
Antarctica (where The Book doesn't work)
or trying to make their new home in China
(during the Tang Dynasty).
Come along for an adventurous romp into a colorful, vibrant world of words with Duck and his lovable, legible WordFriends — animals whose bodies are made up of the letters that spell the word they are.
According to insiders, PBS Kids lost the rights to this show. That could explain Pinkalicious' double bills and Ruff's absence from the i-plate unless they're plans in place to launch it later. Just like NickToons did with Totally Spies! and SpongeBob Squarepants with Disney Junior being Elena of Avalor.
FETCH! WITH RUFF RUFFMAN (2006-2010)
Blending live-action and animation, FETCH revolves around an animated dog named Ruff Ruffman, who develops, produces, and hosts his own reality TV show. Ruff runs the show from his state-of-the-art headquarters, otherwise known as his dog house, and issues wild and wacky real-world challenges to a group of 10-14 year old kid contestants.
Please take note of the following:
1.If you see two different times separated by a / that means its a double run or bill. This format is applied to 99% of the schedule on a daily basis.
2.The 1% doesn't have a double bill and usually occurs at midnight (12am) or morning (6am) depending on the times in days.
3.The times are the only things that change on this channel drastically especially at midnight and morning e.g. Arthur does at 18:33 on Monday, 19:00 on Tuesday and 18:52 on Wednesday. The format and order remain the same (excluding 11pm-12am and 5am-6am).
4.When the channel does launch the schedule could be different from the i-plate perspective but I doubt that's gonna happen anytime soon.
5.Even though 99% of the schedule is double runs, it will change overtime. Some shows will fall off the schedule to make way for new shows while others share a timeslot meaning less double runs.
Friday 10 May
06:28/06:50 Peep And The Big Wide World
07:12/07:37 Pinkalicious And Peterrific
08:53/09:19 Postcards From Buster
09:46/10:09 Time Warp Trio
10:32/11:01 Mister Rogers Neighbourhood
12:23/12:45 Peep And The Big Wide World
13:07/13:32 Pinkalicious And Peterrific
14:48/15:15 Postcards From Buster
15:41/16:05 Time Warp Trio
16:28/16:56 Mister Rogers Neighbourhood
18:19/18:40 Peep And The Big Wide World
19:02/19:27 Pinkalicious And Peterrific
20:43/21:10 Postcards From Buster
21:37/22:00 Time Warp Trio
22:23/22:52 Mister Rogers Neighbourhood
Saturday 11 May
00:14/00:36 Peep And The Big Wide World
00:58/01:23 Pinkalicious And Peterrific
02:41/03:09 Postcards From Buster
03:37/04:00 Time Warp Trio
04:23/04:51 Mister Rogers Neighbourhood
Wednesday, 1 May 2019
Thursday, 25 April 2019
‘’Over the years we have seen consistency in the channel’s viewership ratings, indicating that the South African television market has an appetite for the sport,” explains Rob Scott – Sports Betting Executive for Phumelela Gaming. “As such from a business perspective, extending the contract became key, as the partnership continues to provide extended reach of the sport.”
The channel will see a ‘look and feel’ as well as content facelift – launching new content propositions as well as injecting a more lifestyle feel into the programming. “We will be introducing an hour-long daily Morning Show, that will carry 30 minutes of horseracing content and 30 minutes of other sports. Our objective is to provide our viewers with variety through the morning show but through our other offerings, become a channel that features predominantly local horseracing,” says Scott.
Currently the channel, on DStv 239, is available across five packages with the lowest – Access – costing only R105 per month and adds to the variety of sport available on our platform. “The Tellytrack channel forms part of our platform’s strategy to bring great quality and diverse content to SA audiences,” explains Aletta Alberts – Head of Content Strategy for Multichoice. “Through our content we celebrate our diverse audiences’ interests, and this can be demonstrated in the number of channel offerings available on our packages. The Tellytrack channel allows us to continue to meet this mandate – of continuously serving our viewers with content that is relevant and excites them.”
The revamped channel will go live on 4 May 2019.
Thursday, 18 April 2019
For only R519, DStv customers can upgrade to Compact Plus to watch One Night with My Ex, set to premiere on 1Magic on Friday, 19 April 2019.
“Last year, we announced that 1Magic would replace VUZU AMP to make the channel a new home of entertainment for our DStv Premium viewers. This was informed by our drive to invest in local content by showcasing local hit shows alongside international content.
“Now as our own way to turn up the heat this winter and keep our viewers on their couches, we have decided to give an added incentive for our DStv Compact Plus subscribers to bring the best entertainment to their living rooms,” says Nkateko Mabaso, M-Net CEO.
The package is also available on a price lock deal for R649 p/m for 24 months, and at R5709 as a once off annual deal. For more info on the DStv Compact Plus package go to:https://www.dstv.co.za/get-dstv/packages/dstv-compact-plus/
Monday, 1 April 2019
Sunday, 31 March 2019
eReality was introduced as a member of the eFamily of channels owned by eMedia Investments and began broadcasting on 19 November on Openview. The channel positions itself as a broadcaster of "the world's most popular reality programmes, featuring real-life stories, fascinating personalities and human emotion in its rawest form."
The channel includes shows themed around crime, paranormal activity, nature, adventure, medical anomalies, outrageous obsessions and bizarre behaviour.
OneZED is a general entertainment channel and home for family viewing where authentic local stories meet international narratives. The channel will be available to all DStv customers in Zambia on DStv Channel 172 from Monday, 1 April 2019. DStv customers will find the best of Zambian entertainment in ONE place with a mix of talk shows, dramedies, music shows and documentaries on OneZED.
SABC News (DStv 404) which is carried on MultiChoice's DStv through an exclusive clause which prevents operators like ODM's Starsat from carrying the channel.
Friday, 29 March 2019
Why is eBella ending?
We are moving your favourite eBella shows to eExtra to provide you with a bigger and bolder content offering throughout the day. You can now enjoy all your favourite shows in one place. eExtra will now air 24 hours a day with a revamped schedule.
Many of your favourite eBella telenovelas and drama series will continue on eExtra. These include Fatmagul, The Girl Named Feriha, Caribbean Flower and Naagin. eExtra will also continue to bring you the best telenovelas from around the world as well m as other quality local and international content.
eExtra’s popular Afrikaans slot ‘KuierTyd’ is staying put. In addition to brand new episodes of Bittersoet (weekdays at 7pm) and Nuusdag Om 8 (daily at 8pm), you can also enjoy Die Wiel Draai (every Wednesday to Friday at 8.30pm), and Vallei Van Sluiers (Sundays at 7pm). Nuusdag Perspektief now airs every Sunday evening at 8.30pm, delving deeper into the week’s top news stories and current affairs.
eExtra boasts some of the best local and international television series. The channel offers back-to-back telenovelas. A brand new Afrikaans-dubbed Turkish drama will launch in the next few months and fans of Gebroke Harte will see their favourite characters return for a second season which starts in July.
You view the eExtra TV guide on your Openview or DStv decoder, or by visiting www.etv.co.za
eExtra is available on DStv channel 195 or Openview channel 105.
Thursday, 28 March 2019
television channel supplied by eMedia Investments on their Openview platform as well as MultiChoice's DStv and On Digital Media (ODM) Starsat switches back to 24 hour channel from April.
06:40 Qubool Hai
07:30 Madhubala: Ek Ishq Ek Junoon
07:50 Meri Aashiqui Tum Se Hi
08:15 Piyaa Albela
09:00 Reina De Corazones
09:45 Caribbean Flower
10:30 Judge Judy
10:55 Divorce Court
11:15 The Girl Named Feriha
12:50 Rhythm City
13:40 Ashes To Ashes
14:05 Broken Vows
14:30 Madhubala: Ek Ishq Ek Junoon
14:55 Meri Aashiqui Tum Se Hi
15:20 Piyaa Albela
16:10 Caribbean Flower
17:00 Hot Bench
17:25 Divorce Court
17:50 Paternity Court
18:10 Chicago P.D
20:00 Nuusdag Om 8
20:30 Die Wiel Draai
21:30 The Americans
22:15 Imbewu: The Seed
22:40 Tierra De Reyes
23:30 Chicago P.D
00:15 Reina De Corazones
01:00 Caribbean Flower
01:45 La Impostora
02:40 Marido en Alquiler
03:30 Matter Of Respect
04:05 Piyaa Albela
05:40 Paternity Court
71,05% Soapies (50% from eBella, 21,05%=13.16% from eExtra+7,89% from e.tv)
15,79% Court shows
10,53% International drama series
00:15 Reina De Corazones
01:00 Caribbean Flower
01:45 La Impostora
02:40 Marido en Alquiler
03:15 Matter Of Respect
05:00 Paternity Court
05:20 Divorce Court
05:40 Judge Judy
06:00 Piyaa Albela (Marathon)
09:55 Nirmala's Kitchen
10:20 Madhubala: Ek Ishq Ek Junoon (Marathon)
12:25 Meri Aashiqui Tum Se Hi (Marathon)
14:30 American Grit
15:20 The Almost Impossible Game Show
17:00 Raising Hope
17:30 Instant Mom
18:00 Are We There Yet?
18:30 America's Funniest Home Videos
20:00 Nuusdag Om 8
20:30 Die Wiel Draai (Marathon)
22:45 The Girl Named Feriha (Marathon)
00:15 The Girl Named Feriha (Marathon continues from Saturday)
02:30 Hot Bench (Marathon)
04:10 Girlfriends Guide To Divorce
05:00 Divorce Court
05:40 Nirmala's Kitchen
06:30 Life By Design
07:00 Caribbean Flower (Marathon)
11:30 Sonder Jou Soetkys
11:55 The Wild (Marathon)
14:50 Bittersoet (Marathon)
18:35 The Great Penguin Rescue
19:00 Vallei Van Sluiers
20:00 Nuusdag Om 8
20:30 Nuusdag Perspektief
22:15 Black Money Love (Premiere)
23:05 Tierra De Reyes (Marathon)
Wednesday, 27 March 2019
Thursday, 21 March 2019
Friday, 15 March 2019
Thursday, 14 March 2019
Dave Pepler is best known as the face of Groen, one of the icons of KykNET. He has been presenting this environmental programme for almost 10 years and it has become one of the most watched programmes on TV in South Africa. However Groen represents only a small part of Dave's interests, activities and contributions.
Tuesday, 26 February 2019
By simulcasting (SD/HD) these popular household content brands, MultiChoice ensures that DStv’s offerings are at the forefront of broadcast and content innovation across the continent.
MTV Music 24 launches on DStv Premium and DStv Compact Plus on DStv 323 from 00:00 on Tuesday, 5 March 2019.
On Tuesday, 5 March 2019 the following channels will also be available in SADC in HD viewing:
MTV Base on DStv Premium, Compact Plus, Compact, Family and DStv Access, (DStv 322)
MTV (DStv 130)
Comedy Central (DStv 122)
BET Africa (DStv 129)
Nickelodeon (DStv 305) will be available in HD, in South Africa only from Tuesday, 5 March 2019.
Saturday, 19 January 2019
Turner International is an entertainment, sports and news company that creates premium content and delivers exceptional experiences to fans whenever and wherever they consume content. It operates versions of core Turner brands, including CNN, TNT, Cartoon Network, Boomerang and TCM Turner Classic Movies, as well as country- and region-specific networks and businesses in Latin America, Europe, the Middle East, Africa and Asia Pacific. It manages the business of pay- and free-TV-channels, as well as Internet-based services, and oversees commercial partnerships with various third-party media ventures; it teams with Warner Bros. and HBO to leverage WarnerMedia’s global reach. Turner International operates 178 channels showcasing 47 brands in 34 languages in over 200 countries. Turner International is a WarnerMedia company.
Wednesday, 19 December 2018
Khalik Sheriff In Aspirational And First Public Speech As New eMedia CEO Says e.tv's Free-To-Air Satellite TV Service Openview Is Transitioning 'From The Outbuilding To The Main House'.
In his first public speech as new CEO of eMedia Investments, Khalik Sherrif says e.tv's rebranded and fast-growing free-to-air digital satellite TV service, Openview, is moving to the "main house", shedding its image as a TV service just for domestic workers and granny.
In a fiery and aspirational public speech at the exclusive black tie launch event of Openview's new TV commercial, Khalik Sherrif who took over as new eMedia CEO since the beginning of this month, weighed in on Openview's growth, future prospects and ambitions, and the platform's role in South Africa switch from analogue to digital terrestrial television (DTT) - a process known as digital migration.
The experienced veteran TV executive who has been with eMedia for over 15 years, started with an anecdote of how e.tv that in October celebrated two decades of broadcasting in the country, helped to change and shape the South African television landscape.
"When e.tv started, nobody gave us a chance. Twenty years ago they said, 'What do those guys know about TV? Who are they? They are not going to last?' Twenty years later we are still here and we are growing because we dared to be different over all those years."
"When all of you grew up watching the TV news at 20:00 on the SABC, there came these little fellas and they said 'South Africa, stop. Don't watch your news at 20:00 anymore, watch your news at 19:00. And we moved the whole nation."
"When we put our eNews at 19:00 so many years ago, everybody else put the news at 19:00. Do you know why they did that? Because we said 'Watch the news on e.tv at 19:00 because by 20:00 it's history' and they came along to join us at 19:00."
About digital terrestrial TV migration - the switch from analogue to digital TV in South Africa, Khalik Sherrif said "8 million South African TV households have already been migrated - 6.5 million on DStv and 1.5 million on Openview."
"South Africa has 14 million TV households which means that another 5.5 million TV households still need to be migrated."
"We had a meeting with the department of communications, saying 'We will help you to get to the other 5.5 million'. The department of communications will give R400 per household that can't afford to buy a set-top-box (STB), and they will go out to the market, and they will buy a box."
"The department of communications has 500 000 more STB to sell and they're not manufacturing any more. They will buy a box and they will buy Openview. Why? Because for the first time in the South African landscape there is world-class television in high definition (HD), for free," said Khalik Sherrif.
"People in South Africa will buy a STB at any of the retailers for about R400 and will then have world-class television - 20 channels on Openview at the moment; all of the SABC - SABC1, SABC2, SABC3, and all of e.tv - and e.tv isn't just one channel any more."
"There is eMovies, there is eExtra, eReality, there's OpenNews, there's Star Life, there are plenty of them," said Khalik Sherrif , "with Openview growing at 30 000 to 35 000 box activations per month."
Openview: Transitioning from the outbuilding to the main house
"We started Openview on this premise: When the government was pushing digital television to us, the little fellas in Hyde Park realised the following - that we need to own some property in the TV space," said Khalik Sherrif.
"The SABC is the public broadcaster. MultiChoice has their property in Randburg which is the DStv decoder. What do we do? If MultiChoice is fed up of us one day and kicks us out, where do we take our channels? If we maybe don't like the [government-supplied] DTT [STB] performance because it's inferior and standard definition and not high definition, what do we do?"
"So we decided 5 years ago, let's launch our own little thing. We started it with OpenView HD, and now it's Openview. Let me tell you, when we started it, we made some mistakes. We made some mistakes," said Khalik Sherrif.
"And the mistake we made is that we positioned it for the outbuilding. We didn't think about it really. People were buying it for the outside house. If it was not for the helpers, it was for granny. Today you are witnessing the transition of Openview from the outbuilding to the main house - that's where we belong," said Khalif Sherrif.
"Mark my words: Openview is going to be the biggest thing in South African television. Why do I so confidently say this? Because throughout the world, traditional pay-TV is declining. Free-to-air television viewing is increasing."
"If you visit the United Kingdom, you'll know that the most popular medium of receiving television is Freeview - not Sky, not BT. Freeview. Why is this so?"
"While a lot of people are lucky enough to be able to afford pay-TV, they're not watching it because they're watching Netflix. We're streaming this; we're getting Amazon Prime Video. So you're viewership of traditional pay-TV is declining and you're viewership of Netflix is increasing."
"And as that happens, people are coming to the realisation of 'What am I really paying them for? I'm not watching them anymore?' And when you seize to pay them, when you stop paying for television, you know what will happen? You won't throw away your TV set because your lounge suite has to face somewhere," said Khalik Sherrif.
"The TV set belongs in the lounge and when you stop paying for TV and your TV set is not receiving pay-TV anymore, your TV set will receive something else - it will receive Netflix, it will receive Amazon, it will receive Google. It will receive Apple. It will receive Facebook."
"But you will also need to know the local news, you will also need to catch up with the local TV soapies, you will also need to know the local gossip, so you will have Openview. Don't say to anybody I didn't tell you," Khalik Sherriff concluded.
Friday, 30 November 2018
Here at DStv we know this time of the year is special for you and your family. And that is why we want to make it extra special – by giving you some extra channels to enjoy.
DStv Access, Family, Compact and Compact Plus customers can enjoy all the world-class sporting action on SuperSport 1 from Monday, 17 December 2018 to Friday, 4 January 2019.
Early in January, the kids will get extra treats too. From 3 to 21 January, we’re giving Nickelodeon, Nick Junior and CBeeBees to our DStv Compact customers, and Disney Channel and Disney Channel Junior to our DStv Family customers.
These channels will be available on your decoder or on DStv Now online or on the app for smartphones and tablets. You can also use the DStv Now app to check the schedules for these channels, and to set a reminder for your favourite show.
The festive season has arrived and the school holidays are upon us, and this can only mean one thing: it’s time for the kids to take over the television remote. Parents need to look no further for holiday entertainment for the young ones because M-Net Movies Zone DStv channel 139 has it covered!
From the 7 December 2018 to 6 January 2019 between 06:00 and 17:00, Sunday to Friday, and 05:00 to 19:00 on Saturdays, the Kids Club Movie Festival will bring you the very best in films aimed at the younger set.
The festival is not just for kids, though. We're never too old to share in the wonder and adventures of beloved stories. The festive season is family time after all, and there will be movies to fit everyone's taste, whether it be for action, humour or high drama.
M-Net Movies Zone has partnered with Wimpy to host a great competition. Join the Kids Club on mnet.tv/kidsclub and stand a chance to win Wimpy family meal vouchers to the value of R600. The competition starts on the 7 December 2018 and closes on 6 January 2019. Terms and conditions apply.
Some of the great films that will brighten up the small screen during the holiday season are Adventures Of Shark Boy And Lava Girl, Problem Child, Ace Ventura: Pet Detective Jr, Stuart Little 2,Mirror Mirror and Muppets From Space just to mention a few.
So join the coolest kids on the block this holidays and be part of the M-Net Movies Zone Kids Club on M-Net Movies Zone DStv channel 139 which is available to DStv Access customers and up. And remember this time the parents are also invited.
To be part of the conversation and get more information and schedules visit the website, mnetmovies.tv and follow on Twitter @mnetmovies, https://twitter.com/mnetmovies?lang=en.
If the January budget crunch is set to give you heart shivers, Mzansi Magic has the answer for you. With an exciting slate of new and returning hit shows, across various genres on our screens early next year, January entertainment problems are a thing of the past.
Hot on the heels of successful dramas like Housekeepers, The Herd, and Imposter, Mzansi Magic viewers will see the intricacies of Maskandi music culture and the cutthroat underworld play out in the new series called eHostela.
Set in the heart of a KwaZulu Natal’s KwaMashu Township, eHostela tackles the story of two sons whose bond is bound in secrets and sealed by guns. Can a family stay loyal when not tied by blood? eHostela premieres on Mzansi Magic on Sunday, 6 January at 20:00, exploring the underground society of inkabi (hitmen) which remains masked in mystery and hearsay.
Drama unravels in the second season of the popular drama series, iKhaya as Eddie returns on Monday, 7 January at 20:00 to head his two families bound by his lies. In the new season, one of the wives forces her way to assert herself as the main wife.
On Tuesday, 8 January, the popular docu-reality series, Yobe returns for a second season. This chilling production unpacks the stories of perpetrators who take accountability for their actions by apologising to their victims and their families.
For those in the mood for a dose of romance, DStv Channel 103, 1Magic continues the wedding season well into January with Talitha Ndima helping singletons ask their significant others to tie the knot in Marry Me Now, every Friday at 19:00.
Changing gears following the hit reality, I Blew It, DStv Channel 163, Mzansi Wethu brings its viewers a new reality series called Seng’Khathele hosted by actress, Lerato Mvelase. From Saturday, 19 January at 19:30, this first-to-Wethu show tackles relationships on the rocks and aims to mediate the process of one partner telling their significant other that they are no longer happy. The results is to assist couples in finding closure.
Nip the January blues in the bud and tune in on Mzansi Magic (DStv channel 161), 1Magic (DStv channel 103) and Mzansi Wethu (DStv channel 163) for your sizzling local entertainment.