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Friday, 15 January 2021

February 2021 On FOX Africa | New Seasons | "New" Telenovela


THE RESIDENT S4
Tuesdays at 20:45, from 2 February

Season four of The Resident continues to shine a light on the daily heroism of today’s health care workers.The provocative medical drama follows the doctors and nurses at Chastain Memorial Hospital, as they face personal and professional challenges and fight for their patients’ health. The new season picks up as Dr. Conrad Hawkins and nurse practioner Nicolette Nevin tie the knot in an intimate and beautiful wedding, strengthening their already powerful bond.

Meanwhile, Chastain is transitioning from private to public hospital, causing the hero doctors to fight to fix the broken machine from the inside. Dr. Randolph Bell finds himself mining his own past to find his estranged former stepson, elite plastic surgeon Dr. Jake Wong. Bell attempts to bring Dr. Wong to Chastain to increase the number of world-class surgeries at the hospital and to repair their complicated past.

Additionally, as star surgical resident Dr. Mina Okafor and her brilliant mentor, Dr. AJ Austin, grow closer than ever, they must learn to maintain a professional relationship within the walls of the hospital.

GREY’S ANATOMY S16 (21 x 60)
Wednesdays at 20:45, from 3 February

Miranda Bailey became a foster parent and helped Amelia get through intense labor. Early in season 16, Miranda Bailey (Chandra Wilson) experiences a miscarriage. As she began to move forward with her life again, she finds herself taken by a teenage foster kid who was being treated at the hospital.

ROAD TO DESTINY (TELENOVELA)
Monday – Friday at 15:05 from 10 February 2021
Repeat omnibus of all 5 episodes that aired during the week: Sundays from 07:05 (Omnibus start times may differ slightly each week)

Luisa Fernanda Pérez, a beautiful, 18-year-old student, has two passions: mastering the violin and gardening, a skill she inherited from her father, Pedro, the former groundskeeper of the wealthy Altamirano family's estate. A chance encounter with destiny alters her life when she is injured in a car accident caused by Luis (her biological father), a playboy lawyer. In the process, Luisa falls for his stepson, Carlos, the attractive, young doctor who treats her in hospital.

Read Also:
- Will Star replace the FOX branding internationally?

Thursday, 31 December 2020

Disney Is Renaming The Star Channels In Netherlands, What Does This Mean For StarPlus And The Other Star Channels In Africa?


When Disney purchased 20th Century Fox, it obtained Star India, a hugely successful broadcasting company based in India, which has a network of 60 channels in eight languages, that reaches approximately 790 million viewers a month across India and more than 100 countries.

With it’s streaming service, Hotstar being rebranded as Disney+ Hotstar in India in March.

Disney officially revealed details of how it was planning the branding of “Star” internationally at December’s Investor Day event, which will see Star added as a new sixth tier within Disney+ in February in many regions including Europe, Australia, Canada and in Asia. At the same time, Star+ is launching in Latin America as its own platform with live sports. With many Fox channels in Latin America will also be rebranded “Star”.

Disney Africa is likely to do the same as Europe with latching the best of Star on Disney+ since no one in this market can pay for a lot of streaming services.

According to Dutch television provider Ziggo, Disney will be rebranding its Hindi channels, Star Plus and Star Gold channels in the Netherlands to Utsav Plus and Utsav Gold. This rebranding will be taking effect from February 1st.

The name Utsav is likely based on Star Utsav which is one of Star India's linear channels which is currently being used for archived content. It was available in UK for 2 years before becoming a reruns channel.

Star India already operates channels in Africa such as StarPlus, Star Vijay and Star Life through StarTimes, Platco Digital's OpenView and MultiChoice's DStv. It wouldn't be shocking if the name was dropped in favour of Utsav. The one in India might do the same it's currently unknown at this point. Readers have been wondering how Star would replace FOX in Africa if the Star branding was already being used so there's your answer.

The rebranding is being done so Disney can use the “Star” brand as part of Disney+ in the Netherlands, which is coming on February 23rd.

There's still no news on when or if Disney+ will roll out in Africa so chances are will have to wait until at least 2022/3 I mean they could take longer since they're still rolling out in other parts of Europe and the fact that there's contracts they have with other distributors so they're waiting for some of them to expire to begin rolling out Disney+.

Read Also:
- Will Comedy Central and MTV be saved in Africa?
- Magnolia Network launches in 2021, will it launch in Africa perhaps to replace certain Discovery Channels?
- New episodes of The Walking Dead return in March on FOX 
- Is Nick Jr the next kids channel to go off on DStv? At least not the Ethiopian version
- Will any of these channels occupy channel 304 on DStv?
January on Disney Channel
January on Disney Junior
- Will CourtTV rollout in Africa?
More countries shut down Disney XD

Friday, 25 December 2020

The Walking Dead S10B Coming In March 2021 On FOX Africa


FOX has announced that The Walking Dead’s extended 10th season of six new episodes will premiere on 1 March at 03:00 CAT, simulcast with the U.S., and then again at 20:45 CAT that night (Monday 1 March) on FOX (Dstv 125, Startsat 132).

Leading up to this, this festive season, FOX will be celebrating a decade of the popular show with a marathon of every single episode. From 2 December 2020 at 21:30, every weeknight, viewers can enjoy double bills of the post apocalypse horror series starting from the very beginning of the first season.

New guest stars to be featured in the extended third season episodes include Robert Patrick (Terminator 2: Judgment Day, Perry Mason, Scorpion) as “Mays,” Hilarie Burton Morgan (One Tree Hill, White Collar, Friday Night In with the Morgans) as “Lucille” along with new co-star Okea Eme-Akwari (Greenland, Cobra Kai) as “Elijah,” among others.

Last on The Walking Dead, we witnessed the fall of Alpha (Samantha Morton) and the end of the Whisperers War. The Kingdom had fallen, Hilltop was virtually destroyed and Alexandria abandoned to prepare for final battle. The survivors were trapped and separated from one another. Yet, when faced with almost certain death, they rallied together to fight, killing Beta (Ryan Hurst) and eliminating the threat of the horde.
In these six new episodes, we’ll see our survivors trying to pick themselves up by their bootstraps following the destruction the Whisperers left in their wake. The years of struggle weigh upon them as past traumas surface, exposing their more vulnerable sides. As they question the state of humanity, the state of their collective community, and the states of their minds, will they find the inner strength to persevere with their lives, friendships, and group intact?

“The Walking Dead has captured the imagination of horror viewers since its inception ten years ago, and continues to deliver nail-biting storylines, grit and action in every single episode, leaving viewers wanting for more. We are thrilled to be celebrating the show with fans across the continent this festive season, as we gear up for brand new content from the franchise in the new year.” said Evert van der Veer, Vice President, Media Networks, The Walt Disney Company Africa.

Based on the comic book series written by Robert Kirkman and published by Image Comics, The Walking Dead is produced by AMC Studios and executive produced by Chief Content Officer Scott M. Gimple, Showrunner Angela Kang, Kirkman, Gale Anne Hurd, Dave Alpert, Greg Nicotero, Joseph Incaprera and Denise Huth.

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New episode synopses and featured cast are below:

New episode synopses and featured cast are below:

EPISODE 1017 – “Home Sweet Home”
Maggie (Lauren Cohan) has returned with a story she is not ready to share, even when her past catches up to her. Negan’s (Jeffrey Dean Morgan,) safety is at stake again. Daryl (Norman Reedus) and Maggie fight an unseen and unknown threat.

Director: David Boyd
Writers:  Kevin Deiboldt & Corey Reed

EPISODE 1018 – “Find Me”
An adventure for Daryl and Carol (Melissa McBride) turns sideways when they come across an old cabin. It takes Daryl back to the years when he left the group after Rick disappeared as he relives a time that only the apocalypse could manifest.

Director: David Boyd
Writer: Nicole Mirante-Matthews

EPISODE 1019 – “One More”
Gabriel (Seth Gilliam) and Aaron (Ross Marquand) search for food and supplies to bring back to Alexandria. Small tragedies lead to bigger tragedies as faith is broken and optimism is fragmented when they are put to the ultimate test.

Director: Laura Belsey
Writers: Erik Mountain & Jim Barnes

EPISODE 1020 – “Splinter”
Eugene (Josh McDermitt), Ezekiel (Khary Payton), Yumiko (Eleanor Matsuura), and Princess (Paola Lázaro) are captured and separated. Princess struggles with memories of her traumatic past and tries to escape one way or another with the help of Ezekiel.

Director: Laura Belsey
Writers: Julia Ruchman & Vivian Tse

EPISODE 1021 – “Diverged”
Daryl and Carol come to a fork in the road and head their separate ways. Each going into their own type of survival mode, the easiest of challenges become much harder. Will their individual journeys be the tipping point needed to mend their friendship or is the distance between them permanent?

Director: David Boyd
Writer: Heather Bellson 

EPISODE 1022 – “Here’s Negan”
Carol takes Negan on a journey, hoping to minimize the increasing tension.  Negan reflects on the events that led him to this point and comes to a conclusion about his future. 

Director: Laura Belsey 
Writer: David Leslie Johnson-McGoldrick 
Based on the comic book series written by Robert Kirkman and published by Image Comics, The Walking Dead is produced by AMC Studios and executive produced by Chief Content Officer Scott M. Gimple, Showrunner Angela Kang, Kirkman, Gale Anne Hurd, Dave Alpert, Greg Nicotero, Joseph Incaprera and Denise Huth.

Based on the comic book series written by Robert Kirkman and published by Image Comics, The Walking Dead is produced by AMC Studios and executive produced by Chief Content Officer Scott M. Gimple, Showrunner Angela Kang, Kirkman, Gale Anne Hurd, Dave Alpert, Greg Nicotero, Joseph Incaprera and Denise Huth.

How to tune in:
DSTV: 1265
Starsat: 132 on DTH, 71 on DTT (215 on DTT in Uganda)

Read Also:
- January on Disney Channel
- January on Disney Junior
- Will Star Replace The FOX Branding Internationally?

Monday, 21 September 2020

The Candidate Moves To FOX Africa This November


The show was set to air back in August to lifeless sister channel FOX Life but was delayed more likely due to the fact that Disney was planning to remove to the channel for a while now due to the realignment of their channels and not necessarily on covid19.

The Candidate (La Candidata), looks into the personal side of the world of politics through the life of a Mexican presidential candidate. The series is also produced by Televisa.

Silvia Navarro, Rafael Sánchez Navarro and Susana González are the main protagonists in the show with Víctor González (Leo, Pasion Morena) and Nailea Norvind playing the lead antagonists.

This means that FOX will once again start airing telenovelas before they aired shows from Azteca TV (which Eva on DStv was doing) now they're airing a telenovela from Televisa the same company that also supplies a channel which can be found on both DStv and Starsat/StarTimes.

According to sources, there might be more telenovelas added onto the channel for now it's just a rumour. To make it worse there might be more FOX Life added onto the channel.

The Candidate airs Monday 16 November at 15:05 CAT/14:05 WAT/16:05 EAT with an omnibus on Sundays at 07:05 CAT/06:05 WAT/08:05 EAT on FOX

Read Also:
- The real reason for Disney XD termination on DStv (there's another link on that other link if you want to read more and gain a better understanding of the situation)
- Disney was the first company to streamline their entertainment
- FOX Life deserved to be removed and here's why (the channel doesn't need replacing and the link will tell you why)
- Alternative channels that might take up 304 with Disney XD absence from DStv (this doesn't imply that the channel will be similar to Disney XD or carry the same quality or purpose as the channel for now customers will get Zoomoo and CBeebies)

Friday, 12 June 2020

July 2020 On FOX Africa | Killing Eve S2 | Continuing Episodes | Catch-Up

KILLING EVE S2
Wednesdays at 20:45 from 1 July
Repeats on Fridays at 14:00, Saturdays at 19:25, Sunday at 22:00.

An award-winning spy thriller starring Sandra Oh and Jodie Comer, Killing Eve centres on two women; Eve is a bored, whip-smart, pay-grade MI5 security officer whose desk-bound job doesn’t fulfil her fantasies of being a spy. Villanelle is a mercurial, talented killer who clings to the luxuries her violent job affords her. Killing Eve topples the typical spy-action thriller as these two fiercely intelligent women, equally obsessed with each other, go head to head in an epic game of cat and mouse. 

FRESH OFF THE BOAT S4
Sundays at 13:35 from Sunday 26 July

In the fourth season of this comedy series, the Huang family moves in with Honey (Chelsey Crisp) and Marvin (Ray Wise). Jessica (Constance Wu) realizes her dream of participating in Wheel of Fortune. Meanwhile, Eddie (Hudson Yang) is going through relationship troubles. Emery (Forrest Wheeler) is excited to start a year of school without his brothers around, but is shocked to discover that Evan (Ian Chen) has skipped a grade. Plus, Louis (Randall Park) has to contend with the fact that his kids are growing older and not appreciating his company anymore.

THE RESIDENT (S3) SUNDAYS (Marathons)
Sundays 5 and 12 July, from 11:40

In season 3, Red Rock Mountain Medical has taken over, inserting its own doctors – including new neurosurgeon Dr Barrett Cain (Morris Chestnut – Rosewood) – and nurses into the well-oiled machine that was once Chastain Memorial Hospital, and causing the doctors to fight harder than ever against the corrupting influence of money in healthcare. The hospital is being run like a profit-hungry corporation – reaping huge financial gains, while risking the lives of its patients.

THE SIMPSONS S21 - S23
Monday – Friday at 16:40 [Double bills]
An animated comedy series about a blue collar family – The Simpsons, who live in Springfield. Homer, the lovable father, stumbles apathetically through his family life and work at the local nuclear power plant. Marge, the overbearing, but responsible mother, Bart, the fourth grade underachiever and nemesis to Springfield elementary's principal, Lisa, the brainy and responsible eight-year-old, and Maggie, the oft-forgotten baby, make up the family.

GREY’S ANATOMY S15 (25 x 60)
Tuesdays at 20:45 from 9 June (ends 24 November)
Repeats on Saturdays at 20:15 and Sundays at 19:10

Grey Sloan Memorial Hospital — the toughest surgical residency program west of Harvard was a brutal training ground but now the former students have interns of their own to mentor. The doctors deal with life-or-death consequences on a daily basis — it’s in one another that they find comfort and friendship.

Monday, 30 March 2020

New Seasons Of The Simpsons And America’s Funniest Home Videos To Premiere On FOX Africa

New seasons of both The Simpsons and America’s Funniest Home Videos will premiere on FOX (DStv 125) this April. Perfect for family viewing, audiences are in for non-stop laughter and hilarious moments on weekday afternoons with both of these award-winning series, guaranteed to tickle the funny bone.

The longest running scripted show in television history, The Simpsons season twenty-seven will premiere two episodes per weekday, from 6 April 2020 at 16:10 and 16:35 CAT. Continuing to strike a chord with viewers for irreverently poking fun at anything and everything, The Simpsons has become one of the most consistently groundbreaking, innovative and recognizable entertainment franchises throughout the world. With its subversive humor and delightful wit, the series has made an indelible imprint on American pop culture, and its family members – Homer (Dan Castellaneta), Marge (Julie Kavner), Bart (Nancy Cartwright), Lisa (Yeardley Smith) and Maggie – are television icons.

Recently marking its 600th episode, The Simpsons exploded into a cultural phenomenon in 1990 and, to date, has won 32 Emmy Awards, 34 Annie Awards, been named the “Best Show of the 20th Century” by Time magazine and was dubbed the “Best TV Show Ever” by Vulture in 2016.

This season of The Simpsons sees the family adventures continue as Homer and Marge have a trial separation and Homer begins dating a 20-something (guest voice Lena Dunham) in the season premiere. In subsequent episodes, Selma (Kavner) and Patty (Kavner) agree to quit smoking; Homer loses $5,000 in a poker game and loans Lisa out to repay the debt; and the Simpsons’ home gets robbed. Also, in the "Treehouse of Horror XXVI" episode, Sideshow Bob (guest voice Kelsey Grammer) finally kills Bart; Homer wakes up with short-term memory loss; and Lisa, Bart and Milhouse (Pamela Hayden) get super-powers from radiation. Additional guest voices this season include Kristen Bell, Nick Kroll, Edward James Olmos, comedian Blake Anderson, magician David Copperfield and violinist Yo-Yo Ma.

The laughs don’t stop there though as one of television’s most iconic viewer-generated productions, America’s Funniest Home Videos, will premiere on weekdays at 17:25 from 20 April. Now hosted by Alfonso Ribeiro, this hilarious series has had people in stitches since 1989 and is one of the longest running non-scripted shows in the world. With over 800 episodes having been compiled to date, America’s Funniest Home Videos features home-made videos sent in by viewers. From practical jokes and home improvement plans gone awry, to animal mishaps and just flat-out strange behavior, this hilarious show pulls out all the stops to present everyday people caught on tape in their most embarrassing moments!

“Both The Simpsons and America’s Funniest Home Videos remain timeless in their ability to entertain and we are confident that these two audience favourites back-to-back, for the first time on FOX, will soon become something families can look forward to everyday” said Evert van der Veer, Vice President, Media Networks, The Walt Disney Company Africa.

Friday, 23 February 2018

FOX Networks Group Africa Announces New Content Deal

Hit shows like The Gifted, The Resident and Ghosted will be joining the FOX Africa schedule

Johannesburg, 13 February 2018 - Fox Networks Group (FNG) in Africa and 20th Century Fox Television Distribution have announced a new agreement for exclusive premieres and acclaimed series on FOX in Africa. The highly anticipated new series set to premiere on the channel include The Resident, The Gifted, Ghosted, American Dad and Family Guy.

First to premiere will be The Resident in March on the 27th, a powerful new medical show centred around a young doctor’s final years of training. Dealing with both the good and the bad, audiences can get ready to experience what really happens behind the doors at hospitals. Starring Matt Czuchry (The Good Wife), Emily VanCamp (Revenge), Shaunette Renée Wilson (Billions), Manish Dayal (Halt and Catch Fire), Melina Kanakaredes (CSI: NY), Bruce Greenwood (The People v O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story), Moran Atias (24: Legacy) and Merrin Dungey (Big Little Lies). The Resident will premiere on Tuesday, 27 March at 21:00.

In what will be a bumper month, The Gifted and Ghosted are set to premiere a week apart. Ghosted (Saturday, 14 April at 20:25), a single-camera, live-action comedy, tells the story of a partnership between two polar opposites – a cynical skeptic and a genius “true believer” in the paranormal – who are recruited by a secret government agency, known as The Bureau Underground, to save the human race from aliens.

On Monday, 23 April The Gifted will premiere at 21:00. Set in the X-Men universe, produced by 20th Century Fox Television in association with Marvel Television, family adventure series The Gifted tells the emotional story of a suburban couple whose ordinary lives are rocked by the sudden discovery that their teenage children possess mutant powers. Forced to go on the run from a hostile government, the family seeks help from an underground network of mutants and must fight to survive.

In what will become a triple play of animation from 18:00, and joining The Simpsons – the longest running scripted show in television history – is Family Guy and American Dad. Created and executive-produced by Seth MacFarlane, Family Guy is now in its seventeenth season and guaranteed to entertain its die-hard fan base with razor-sharp humor, spot-on parodies, spectacular animation and orchestra-backed original music. And twelve seasons later, American Dad continues to be a fan favourite, focusing on Stan Smith, a CIA agent in Langley Falls, Virginia whose main objective in life is national security. The animation triple-play is stripped daily from 18:00.

“The timing of the conclusion of this deal could not have been more perfect, having just launched the second season of Lee Daniels’ Star on the FOX schedule on Thursday nights”, says Programming Director Tracey Gilchrist. “Empire season four Part B returns in March, filling the schedule with absolutely the best in class from 20th Century Fox Television content and we are thrilled to be able to bring to our fans this variety of content to ensure there’s something for every taste on the schedule and a thrilling start to 2018.”

The fan-fare however on the FOX Africa schedule started in January with the much-anticipated The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story, broadcasting 24-hours after the U.S. premiere on Fridays at 03:00, and available for DStv subscribers an hour after broadcast on Catch-Up. The X-Files, which needs no introduction, consisting of ten thrilling episodes, also made a comeback on the schedule for the 2018 instalment of this cult series.

All of this content and more will be available to FOX Africa viewers on multiple platforms such as Black, DStv, Kwese and StarSat as well as StarTimes.
Fox Networks Group in Africa operates eight distinct Pay-Tv channel brands including National Geographic, Nat Geo Wild, FOX and Baby TV, along with the non-linear service FOX+ and National Geographic+. Across the region, FNG Europe & Africa operates 151 channels as well as numerous digital services, broadcasting in 52 countries. Through genre defining channel brands FOX, FOX Sports and National Geographic, FNG Europe & Africa is watched by over 250 million viewers in 150 million households making it the pan-regional leader for entertainment, factual and sports programming*.

Friday, 15 December 2017

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.

Friday, 15 September 2017

Highlights For FOX Channels In Africa At Upfront 2017

Upcoming programming on National Geographic (DStv 181/StarSat 220) include:

Year Million (starting October 2017)
A new docu-drama series exploring what it might be like to be human, one million years into the future. Futurists, scientists and science fiction writers guide viewers through the latest advances in technology, ideas and innovation that will likely power the evolution of mankind. Year Million paints a picture of future humanity through the eyes of a futuristic American family that includes a daughter that's an android.

Long Road Home (starting November 2017)
Based on the 2004 in-country experiences of the army's 1st Calvary Division from Fort Hood, Texas, this tells the story of the soldiers who were ambushed in a Baghdad attack that became known as "Black Sunday". The series cuts between the action on the ground in Iraq and on the homefront back in Texas where families wait for news.

Dian Fossey: Secrets in the Mist (premieres December 2017)
A miniseries with Sigourney Weaver as narrator about Dian Fossey who did mountain gorilla research in Rwanda for 18 years. The series will explore Dian Fossey's word, her death and her murder investigation.

Jane (premieres 2018)
National Geographic has found never-before-seen material in its archives of Jane Goodall and will reveal a candid and little-known-side to Dr Jane Goodall in new footage.

One Strange Rock (premieres 2018)
This new documentary will take viewers inside the planet Earth.

MARS II (premieres 2018)
The new 6-episode second season of MARS currently being filmed in Budapest, will continue to tell the story further after life has been discovered on the Red Planet. The docuseries merges the science fiction drama story on Mars, with real-life scientists and visionaries describing how mankind could use science to live there.

The Story of Us II (premieres 2018)
God The American President Morgan Freeman will once again narrate the second season of this documentary series in which he meets people from different cultures whose lives are shaped through different experiences. This time the hour long episodes will explore "fundamental forces" - like love, power, war and peace, rebellion and freedom.

Genius II (premieres 2018)
The second season of this fictionalised drama series will revolve around the Spanish painter Pablo Picasso, played by Antonio Banderas.

Upcoming programming on Nat Geo WILD (DStv 182/StarSat 221) include:

Snakes in the City (September 2017)
A documentary-style reality TV series revolving around the daily life of the extreme snake bounty hunter Simon Keys living in Durban.

Savage Kingdom II: Uprising (premieres December 2017)
A second season of this "Game of Thrones" like big cat nature series filmed in the Kalahari.

Big Cat month (December 2017)
Several big cat documentaries will be broadcast on Nat Geo WILD during the month of December.

Upcoming programming on FOX (DStv 125/StarSat 131) include:

Empire IV (starts 28 September 2017 21:00, Express from the US)
The 4th season of the drama series Empire with Taraji P. Henson and Terrence Howard will start in South Africa very soon after episodes run in America for the 2017 fall season. The new season will follow Luscious as he deals with his near-death experience from the season 3 finale.

The Mick II (3 October 2017)
The second season of this comedy series will start on 3 October on FOX about the brash-and-trash Mickey (Kaitlin Olson) who must suddenly look after her niece and nephews.

Star II (premieres January 2018)
The second season of this drama series will only start in January 2018 and it won't be an Express from the US title. It's a problem for South African and African viewers, since the new 4th season of Empire and the second season of Star will have cross-over storylines and episodes. The result is that South African viewers won't be able to properly follow the "disjointed" starting-cross-over-concluding storylines. FOX Africa says it wants to show and complete Empire until its mid-season break, and will then start with Star.

Atlanta II (premieres 2018)
The second season of this drama series will start in 2018 on FOX following two cousins in Atlanta's rap music scene. In January 2018 FOX will also have the second season of the rebooted The X-Files .

FOX also has two more season of its drama anthology series American Crime Story. Versace: American Crime Story will be rolled out first, followed by the season dealing with the impact of Hurricane Katrina. FOX will continue to show seasons and
episodes of American drama and comedy series like Castle, The Simpsons, Grey's Anatomy, Criminal Minds and Bones.

Legion II (premieres 2018)
The second season of this Marvel universe TV series will start in 2018. It follows David Haller who has super mental powers.

Upcoming programming on FOX Life (DStv 126 /StarSat 133) include:

Vintage Z (premieres October 2017)
This new local South African reality series revolves around edgy designer Oscar and his business manager Mandy who run Vintage Zionist in downtown Johannesburg. As an upcoming South African fashion label inspired by leather, the two have their hands full with various challenges.

Reality slot
FOX Life now has a dedicated reality show timeslot from Mondays to Fridays at 19:10, showing first-run international, non-scripted shows.

Turkish telenovelas
In a very interesting development for South African television, FOX Africa has decided to add Turkish telenovelas, dubbed into English, to FOX Life, starting 2 October. Heartbeat will be FOX Life's first Turkish TV delight, stripped on weekdays from Monday 2 October in the 18:25 timeslot, followed by Lodestar.

Tuesday, 13 December 2016

Bones And Rogue Return In January 2017 On FOX Africa The Best. First

New this month:
Bones 12: Mondays @ 17:20 GMT, 19:20 CAT. Starts 23 January *Region premiere
Rogue 3B: Tuesdays @ 19:00 GMT, 21:00 CAT. Starts 10 January *Region premiere
 
Continuing (back after festive season break):
Bones 11: Mondays @ 17:20 GMT, 19:20 CAT. Back on 9 January and leading straight into Bones 12 on 23 January
Grey’s Anatomy 11: Tuesdays @ 18:10 GMT, 20:10 CAT. Back on 10 January
Castle 7: Wednesdays @ 17:20 GMT, 19:20 CAT. Back on 11 January
Son of Zorn: Thursdays @ 17:20 GMT, 19:20 CAT. Starts 12 January
 

Friday, 9 September 2016

The Walking Dead Returns To FOX Africa For An All New Season And All Your Favourite Shows Continues In October 2016

New this month:
The Walking Dead S7 part A: Mondays @ 19:00 GMT, 21:00 CAT. Starts 24 October *Region première
 
Continuing:
Empire S3: Thursdays @ 19:00 GMT, 21:00 CAT
Scream Queens S2: Wednesdays @ 19:00 GMT, 21:00 CAT
Son of Zorn: Thursdays @ 17:20 GMT, 19:20 CAT
Cougar Town S6: Thursdays @ 17:45 GMT, 19:45 CAT
The Simpsons S26; Thursdays @ 16:55 GMT, 18:55 CAT
The Strain S3: Mondays @ 18:10 GMT, 20:10 CAT
Face Off S1-5: Weekdays @ 13:10 GMT, 15:10 CAT
Lockup S1-9: Weekdays @ 11:35 GMT, 13:35 CAT
Grey’s Anatomy S11: Tuesdays @ 18:10 GMT, 20:10 CAT (premiere slot moved from 19:20 to 20:10 CAT)
Bones S11: Mondays @ 17:20 GMT, 19:20 CAT
Castle S7: Wednesday @ 17:20 GMT, 19:20 CAT (premiere slot moved from Fridays to Wednesdays)
 
Weekend Catch-ups:
The Strain 3:
Sat 1/10: Ep 1 @ 18:10 GMT, 20:10 CAT
Ep 2 @ 19:00 GMT, 21:00 CAT
Ep 3 @ 19:50 GMT, 21:50 CAT
Sun 2/10: Ep 4 @ 18:30 GMT, 20:30 CAT
Ep 5 @ 19:20 GMT, 21:20 CAT
 
Empire 3:
Sat 22/10: Ep 1 @ 18:10 GMT, 20:10 CAT
Ep 2 @ 19:00 GMT, 21:00 CAT
Ep 3 @ 19:50 GMT, 21:50 CAT
Sun 23/10: Ep 4 @ 18:35 GMT, 20:35 CAT
Ep 5 @ 19:25 GMT, 21:25 CAT