Wednesday, 8 May 2019

What To Expect From The New Youth Channel Coming Soon On DStv? [Updated 10/05/2019]

MultiChoice has been quite lately with channel additions either they don't have the time or there's nothing exciting to boast about. They recently launched the overdue news channel Newzroom Afrika and now their next target is PBS Kids. 

For sometime I've been following the latest developments of this youth channel with less input from MultiChoice. PBS Kids was first added through their Catch-Up service on DStv Now as an experimental channel last year to see if the content would blend with its viewers. 

Thanks to MultiChoice Kenya we finally know that it will be a new channel addition to DStv. As some may already know PBS Kids exists as a programming block on PBS and a video channel in the United States. 

From what I've heard in other markets those who get the standalone channel through cable recieve the outdated version while those who stream the channel and possibly get it as a programming block get the latest content. All these shows are costly so whenever PBS commissions a new youth oriented show they either cancel the show or put it on an indefinite hiatus with Cartoon Network only falling through the hiatus and lack of cancellation. 

For those living in Africa you'll discover that PBS Kids' latest shows like Ready Jet Go, Wild Kratts and Daniel Tigers Neighbourhood are available through MultiChoice's Showmax cancels any possibilities of the PBS Kids video app. MultiChoice is currently working on some tests for the channel in the i-plate section so we could expect an official announcement in the next 2 weeks. My assumption is the channel will launch on the 3rd of June if not later on channel 318 when the contents expires at the end of May. 

At the moment, PBS Kids' schedule on the i-plate consists of double bills with 7/8 shows currently seen on DStv Now air new episodes 7 days a week like Zee World. It could change when it launches only time will tell, here's what to expect from this new youth channel:

ARTHUR (1996-)
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.

TIME WARP TRIO (2005–2006)
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).

WORDWORLD (2007-2011)
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.
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.

Daily Schedule
Friday 10 May
06:01  Wordworld
06:28/06:50  Peep And The Big Wide World
07:12/07:37  Pinkalicious And Peterrific
08:02/08:26  Arthur
08:53/09:19  Postcards From Buster
09:46/10:09  Time Warp Trio
10:32/11:01  Mister Rogers Neighbourhood
11:29/11:56  Wordworld
12:23/12:45  Peep And The Big Wide World
13:07/13:32  Pinkalicious And Peterrific
13:57/14:22  Arthur
14:48/15:15  Postcards From Buster
15:41/16:05  Time Warp Trio
16:28/16:56  Mister Rogers Neighbourhood
17:24/17:52  Wordworld
18:19/18:40  Peep And The Big Wide World
19:02/19:27  Pinkalicious And Peterrific
19:52/20:17  Arthur
20:43/21:10  Postcards From Buster
21:37/22:00  Time Warp Trio
22:23/22:52  Mister Rogers Neighbourhood
23:20/23:47  Wordworld
Saturday 11 May
00:14/00:36  Peep And The Big Wide World
00:58/01:23  Pinkalicious And Peterrific
01:48/02:15  Arthur
02:41/03:09  Postcards From Buster
03:37/04:00  Time Warp Trio
04:23/04:51  Mister Rogers Neighbourhood
05:20/05:47  Wordworld

Two New Series Join Zee World In June 2019 Along With A Rerun

My Golden Home (Ends 21st June)
Everyday @ 18h00 | Zee World Channel 166
This month on My Golden Home, Grandmother devises a master plan to get Lata kicked out of the house. Abha and Karan attend the honorary celebration for Jagmohan. Abha and Viren resolve matters and Karan seems pleased. Mishti receives good news from her doctor. Lata asks Raj for something that is difficult to give. Aruna is now staying with the Singhanias but grandmother is not letting her have it easy. Karan is due for his operation in Bombay. Karan's operation is successful, but the family is awaiting the results. Karan is set to come home, however Abha is nervous because not everyone agrees with her plan to hide the accident. A proposal comes for Priyanka's remarriage. A heated argument ensues. Aruna is arrested for trying to kill Lata. Sushant sends henchmen to kill Karan and they get the job wrong.  Abha's frustrations grow as she fails to find out about D M Shekhawat. Ranchod's resemblance to Karan startles Sushant who is not ready for the implications of his actions. Ranchod goes to find Karan and bring him home, but does not return when expected. Sushant is found dead, and Karan's whole family is suspected of his murder. Each tries to take the blame to save the rest. It is Abha's 'testimony' that lands her in jail, taking the fall for the family. Sushant's murderer is found. The golden mansion becomes a golden home again, as new members of the family arrive, and all misunderstandings are cleared.

Fire & Ice (Starts 22nd June)
Everyday @ 18:00 | Zee World Channel 166
This month Zee World brings back to your screens the captivating series, Fire & Ice, Fire & Ice is a romantic tale about a love triangle between a fierce young woman Twinkle, a possessive guy named Yuvraj and of course a wealthy man named Kunj. Twinkle is madly in love with Yuvraj, unfortunately their mothers share a bitter history that gets in the way of their love. The love birds device a plan to stay together. Conflicts between the two families wears heavy on them, until Kunj shows up of course. Twinkle finally gives in and marries Kunj but the shrewd Yuvraj cannot bear to see Twinkle in the arms of another man. Yuvraj decides to constantly disturb the peace between Twinkle and Kunj so that they separate. After a lot of attempts, Yuvraj finally gets Twinkle to have second thoughts about her marriage to Kunj.

This is Fate (Ends 3rd June)
Everyday @ 19h00 | Zee World Channel 166
This month on This is Fate, Prithvi offers to take Shriti and the thug he hired to kill Rithvik to the police station. All this is to come up with a plan to help the thug to escape. Janki is out of hospital and she hears Pritvhi’s plan how to keep Rishab in jail. Monisha is blaming the Luthra family for Rithvik’s death, while Preeta and Karan are defending Rishab. The police arrest a suspect in Rithviks case.

Kindred Hearts (Starts 4th June)
Everyday @ 19h00 | Zee World Channel 166
This month Zee World a compelling series, Kindred Hearts. Kindred Hearts is a series that follows an unplanned relationship between Aditya and Jhanvi. Aditya is married to Nisha. Nisha is an exemplary daughter-in-law who everyone trusts and looks up to. Aditya is hiding a secret, Nisha is not the woman everyone thinks she is and cannot bring himself to telling his na├»ve family and breaking their hearts. Jhanvi is a single girl who joins Aditya’s family business. She attempts to bring light into his life, but is met with rude, unjust behavior from Aditya. Just as she grows tired of this, she learns the reasons for his gloomy outlook. She decides to keep bringing joy to his life, this inadvertently brings them closer together. Nisha puts her plan forward to take over the Jindal Empire and Aditya has to find a way to stop her. Jhanvi celebrates a new accomplishment in her life. Jhanvi has to deal with Aditya’s frustrations in the office and she makes a decision to try and put a smile on his face. Aditya is adamant to show everyone Nisha’s true colors. Suru faces some trouble leaving Jhanvi and her mom worried. Sameer assists Aditya with his plan to divorce Nisha. Aunt Sharda continues to sympathize with Nisha at the cost of her relationship with Aditya. The connection between Aditya and Jhanvi strengthens. It appears as though Chandresh’s health is deteriorating as Nisha uses him as a pawn in her scheme to stop Aditya in his tracks. In a panic, Chandresh puts his own life at risk. Jhanvi and Aditya form a friendship. Nisha sets Aditya up for failure as she places his character in a different light for the rest of the family to see. Jhanvi has big news for Aditya. A different perspective may have been all that Aditya needed as he finds new ways to stop Nisha dead in her tracks. Nisha throws around accusations about Jhanvi and Aditya’s relationship. Jhanvi makes a life-changing promise to her mother. Aunt Sharda begins to grow suspicious of Nisha and her ways. Nisha's devious ways have turned the tables on both Jhanvi and Aditya and Jhanvi has to prove her innocence. Uncle Dharmesh realises his mistake and makes a gesture to Jhanvi to help the family again. Nisha is at her wits end as she can’t handle the love that everyone has for Jhanvi. Nisha’s desperate attempts to get Jhanvi out of the Jindal household have gone too far.

Twist of Fate 2 (Ends 5th June)
Everyday @ 20h00 | Zee World Channel 166
This month on Twist of Fate is unfortunately not available

The Heir (Starts 6th June)
Everyday @ 20h00 | Zee World Channel 166
Zee World introduces a new series, The Heir, which follows the story of Amba and to the lengths she will go to in order to protect her daughter. Amba is a pregnant widow to the former chieftain, Charan – a benevolent leader. He loses his life in a battle with an opposing clan and Jagan his brother takes over from him as the chief but their styles of leadership are very different. Amba vows that she is pregnant with a son who will take over the chieftainship. The family matriarch promises to kill the child if it turns out to be a girl. Faced with two insurmountable threats, Amba, after giving birth to a girl, lies. She announces that she has given birth to a boy. Lying about a child’s gender is one thing, the challenge of keeping this lie up on a daily basis is quite another. She is faced with her mother-in-law’s impatience, her brother-in-law’s threats and her daughter’s frustration at having to grow up as a boy.  Amba, the wife of a village head, is pregnant. Her family hope that this time, she will give birth to the heir; a boy who will carry on ruling after his father. A battle against the two villages results in Amba becoming a widow. Amba mourns the death of his beloved husband. While fighting to keep his husband's legacy, Amba goes into labor. It is announced to the village that she has given birth to a boy. Jagan questions the gender of the baby and sets out to expose Amba in her actions. Amba is extremely nervous about the reveal of the leader, her secret will be out. Jagan is convinced that Amba’s brother is helping her to deceive the family. Mannu is presented to the village as the new head. Jagan and Raavi take extreme measures to get rid of Mannu. Jagan disagrees with the way Amba leads the village, her thoughtful ways do not match up to his sinister expectations. Jagan humiliates and rejects Swaroop in front of his family, he fails to fulfil the promises he made to her in private. Seven years have gone by and Mannu has grown up to live as a 7-year-old boy and it seems that Raavi and Jagan haven’t given up on their plans to get rid of her. Manu tries to compel Amba into sending her to school, but this could lead to their secret being exposed. . Amba stands before the village council to plead for her daughter to have access to further education. Jagan tries to get Manu kidnapped. After a close call, Amba has to remind Mannu that she cannot go to the school bathroom, for fear that she will be discovered. Deena challenges Amba and whoever wins the challenge gets full control of Manu’s upbringing. Deena makes a decision that even stuns Amba.

Everyday @ 21h00 | Zee World Channel 166
This month on Mehek, Mehek's morals become a topic of discussion as people begin to question them publicly. Norah and Karan's relationship is officially on the rocks after the incident with Sanjana. Karan's efforts to clear his name backfire as Sanjana plays her tricks once more at the Gabela home. Shaurya regrets taking Mehek for granted. He makes it his mission to tell her how he truly feels about her. Karan's explanation to Norah is falling on deaf ears as Norah is trying deal with the ordeal. Norah is hurt and upset when Karan suggests that they may be better off as just friends. Kanta is bent on keeping Shaurya away from Mehek, she will stop at nothing. Eddie and Khanna's business relationship is officially over after Khanna tried to blackmail Eddie. An unexpected gesture from Svetlana might help Eddie out of Khanna's blackmail. The Sharmas and the Khannas are on opposite ends as the love between Mehek and Shaurya strengthens. Svetlana makes an offer to Eddie that he can't refuse. The Sharmas are distraught by Kanta's recent activities to keep Mehek away from Shaurya. Norah is in trouble and Karan is feeling helpless because he cannot help. Norah's family is helpless at the news of Norah's kidnapping in India. Kanta gives Mehek and Shaurya her blessing and Eddie reaches out to Shaurya to help finding Norah's kidnappers. Dennis has the ransom money ready but things get worse when it is revealed that Eddie has reported Norah missing. Svetlana is allowed back into the Khanna mansion and Karuna's secret is realised by Shaurya's granny. The greed of an unsuspecting guest may destroy the Khanna household for good. Whilst Karan makes the connection between Ajay and Sanjana, Norah keeps on believing in Sanjana's innocence. Mehek and Shaurya get married. Leleti confronts Sanjana about her tricking the hospital staff to let her stay with Karan. An unbearable truth is revealed to Mehek. Ajay threatens to confess to everything if Svetlana doesn’t get him out of jail.

King of Hearts
Everyday @ 22h00 | Zee World Channel 166
This month on King of Hearts, Sid finds out that Roshni lied to him and borrowed money from Rajveer. He later realises that the more he tries to bring Roshni and DD together the more they drift apart. Simran stands up for Kritika despite her offensive behavior. The relationship between Kritika and Simran is revealed. DD stands by Roshni’s side through her tough times. It looks like Sid’s accident has brought the mother and daughter together. Rajveer joins forces with DD’s worst enermy to bring her down. DD's attitude towards Sid seems to be changing for the best. However, their joy is soon interrupted by a deal that goes wrong. DD is under the impression that Kesar and Resham are the ones responsible for the missing jewelry, and throws them out of the house as punishment. Sid finally finds out who has been behind the problems the family has been facing, will he reveal the truth to the family? Sid finds out that his parents bailed out Kritika after the accident she caused. Simran and Raj receive the news that Kritika is pregnant. Sid arrives at his sister’s wedding only to find out that his sister is getting married to Rajveer.  Simran buys the property DD mortgaged and throws everyone out. Sid is shattered when he realises that he might not live with Roshni anymore.

Friday, 3 May 2019

Raph, Leo, Donnie And Mikey Are Back In Brand New Episodes Of Rise Of The TMNT On Nickelodeon Africa In June 2019 Along With Cousins For Life, Ned's Declassified School Survival Guide And Marathons From Your Favorite Shows

Legendary brothers – Raph, Leo, Donnie and Mikey – must work together to navigate the perils of both the modern age and secret realms beneath New York City to become the heroes they were always destined to be. Offering fantastic ninja action – but with a lot more comedy and fun. The absurdity of the world and of the Turtles’ existence…it’s anything but ordinary – and that lends itself to unexpected surprises. Cowabunga!
New Episodes: 116-119
Sundays from 23 June to 14 July at 17:05

Ned Bigby has a dream. He not only wants to survive his middle school years, he wants to ENJOY them. So he's created the ultimate survival guide full of tips and tricks to conquer those mind-barfing, nerve- wracking and hideously embarrassing situations every 6th-8th grader faces. Ned and his two best friends, Cookie and Moze, are determined to take on the most mind- boggling middle school stuff. So bring on the crushes, lockers and bullies--they're no match for Ned. Most of the time.
New Episodes: 201-220
Weekdays: 10 June to 05 July at 13:00

When cousins Ivy and Stuart find themselves living under the same roof they learn that while they may not always see eye-to-eye, they are better together, and when they team up they are unstoppable!
• The family find themselves left to run the restaurant alone.
• Clark watches the kids while Lewis & Charlotte celebrate their anniversary.
• It's Cousin's Day, and Ivy and Stuart get
to celebrate it together. What could go wrong?
New Episodes: 103, 107, 109-110, 113-120 Weekdays from 17 June to 02 July at 15:45

Join us for a retro block of classic Nickelodeon titles this holiday. Weekdays starting 17 June until 12 July from 08:00.
• Sam & Cat
• Drake & Josh
• Ned’s Declassified School Survival Guide
• Nicky, Ricky, Dicky & Dawn
• 100 Things to do Before High School
• Victorious

1st. Game Shakers /
2nd. Bureau of Magical Things 8th & 9th. NOOBees
15th. Ned’s Declassified…/
16th. *Father’s Day Episodes
22nd. Cousins for Life / 23rd. Knight Squad 29th. Rise of the TMNT/ 30th. I Am Frankie
1st. Bureau of Magical Things/
2nd. Game Shakers 8th. Hunter Street /
9th. The Loud House 15th. Cousins for Life /
16th. Ned’s Declassified… 22nd. Knight Squad/
23rd. Cousins for Life 29th. I Am Frankie /
30th. Rise of the TMNT

What's New In June 2019 On Investigation Discovery Africa

Unbreakable: Live To Tell
From Tuesday 4 June at 21:50
What could be worse than seeing a loved one murdered? Living to tell the tale. In a twist on traditional tales of survival, this powerful series chronicles the real-life events that changed a victim's life forever, leaving them to recount the terror in harrowing detail. These survivors lived through shocking acts of violence, not only witnessing the horror of a murder but being seriously wounded themselves. Through intimate, emotional interviews, victims tell their stories of life and death, supported by the first-hand accounts of the investigators and prosecutors who put a killer away for good.

The 1990s: The Deadliest Decade
From Monday 10 June at 21:50
The 90s was the decade of peace, economic prosperity and the rise of the Internet; but the cosy lens of nostalgia is shattered as this chilling series journeys back in time to recount murder investigations in a fondly-remembered decade. Each of these stories taps into major themes, giving a snapshot of the national mood, the major new stories of the time, and the pop culture trends. But lurking underneath is the occurrence of a shocking murder. As the investigators struggle to piece together what happened, the sinister side of the nineties emerges. From the cold-blooded murder of a beautiful mother who had an affair that started in an internet chatroom, to the harrowing case that leads back to witchcraft and a surprising love triangle, these gripping tales reveal why the 90s was actually one of the darkest and deadliest decades in recent history.

The Face Of Evil
From Tuesday 25 June at 21:00
In a murder investigation, detectives must gather all the evidence they can - from the physical like bullet shells, broken glass and DNA, to the intangible of potential motives, mindset and profile of the killer. This fascinating series looks at the techniques and specialists that detectives use to help them solve crimes, from medical examiners, ballistic experts and forensic psychologists to artists and botanists. Every detail helps when cracking a case, and these expert skillsets can make all the difference when bringing a heartless killer to justice. Whether it's catching a murderer in a remote village in Alaska or tracking down a serial killer that stalks the streets of Los Angeles, this series will show how all this different evidence combines to create an inarguable case that sends the perpetrators of these chilling crimes to jail.

Rebecca Zahau: An ID Murder Mystery
From Thursday 27 June at 21:50
On July 13th, 2011, Rebecca Zahau is found hanging from a second-floor balcony at her boyfriend, Jonah Shacknai's Coronado mansion. Just two days before, her boyfriend's son, 6-year-old Max Shacknai took a fatal fall under her watch. The circumstances of Rebecca's death are so bizarre that her family refuses to accept she took her own life. They believe Jonah's brother, Adam Shacknai, knows what really happened to Rebecca. Featuring exclusive interviews with Rebecca's family, as well as detectives, journalists and attorneys, this series delves deep inside the investigations into the mysterious deaths in a bid to find the truth behind this strange and tragic case.

Life On The Line Australia Premieres In June On Discovery Family Africa

From Wednesday 5 June at 19:20
The laws of physics are absolute, and while we rarely think about them, they govern everything we do. They bind us together, tether us to earth, and can stop a speeding bullet. In this series, Todd Sampson explores the fascinating world of physics and is joined by some of Australia’s leading physicists to explore these incredible forces. Along with a top construction and safety team, he conducts a series of astonishing, potentially deadly experiments where he puts his faith in physics to the ultimate test. Each episode is an epic journey, following the seed of an idea through to a daring experiment that will show physics in action on an incredible scale, and prove that it’s one thing to ‘believe’ in science – and another to trust it with your life.

What's New In June 2019 On Discovery Channel Africa

How Do They Do It?
From Thursday 6 June at 20:00
As the modern world becomes progressively automated and mechanised, it's easy to grow further removed from the way things are made and how things are done. The series returns to uncover the miraculous feats of engineering which underpin life in the 21st century. Many items that make up the modern world, often the result of highly sophisticated engineering and production processes, are taken for granted. This fascinating behind- the-scenes journey delves deep into the production of essential modern items. The layers of industry are once again peeled back even further to reveal more hidden stories behind our everyday lives.

Street Outlaws
From Friday 7 June at 21:00
Oklahoma City’s elite team of street racers are starting their engines and stepping on the gas as the series revs up to another gear. The 405 is in California taking on Boddie and his group of racers, but it hasn't been an easy night so far. And, if OKC can't find a way to work together and start winning some races, this whole trip may turn out to be a costly disaster. With Ryan Martin in a risky race against street racing legend, Gypsy Mike, and Big Chief facing off against Boddie in the battle of the team leaders, there's way more than just money on the line. And, when racers are desperate for wins, some will always push it too far. And, with the start of a new season the 405 hope to start afresh. But on race night, the same old games threaten to break them apart before they start.

Raising Wild
From Monday 10 June at 20:00
Modern life can be relentless and stressful, so much so that many of us dream of starting again with a new way of living. Former covert military man and intelligence officer Brett Hines and his family intend to do just that, having transitioned from living under the modern trappings of life in America to forming their own way of life in the mountains of Tonasket, Washington. Using survival and security techniques Brett developed in the military, in intelligence, and later as a private contractor, they are now two years in. Even though they're self-sufficient, the ten family members depend upon each other to make it through the harsh conditions, and this series intimately documents their journey, including footage they have self- shot over the years. Restarting their lives hasn't been easy, but the Hines are determined to live a life free of the distractions of the modern world. Will their effort succeed, or will this new way of living prove too difficult for these 21st century pioneers?

Building Off The Grid
From Saturday 8 June at 17:15
For some, the idea of living in an unspoilt wilderness 'off the grid', stripped of the trappings of modern life, is a distant dream. But building there can be a bit more complicated. This series follows plucky people across the USA who are inspired to build in the middle of nowhere. These guys possess mad MacGyver-like skills, run on adrenalin, and there's no such word as 'can't' in their vocabulary! From dream treehouses to ambitious homesteads and eco-friendly cabins, the build teams must endure tough conditions and physical demands as they embark on their extraordinary projects. Will they be able to cope with the unpredictable elements of Mother Nature in pursuit of building their dream, unplugged from the modern world?

Thursday, 2 May 2019's Openview Drops 2 More Channels

OpenView has announced that it will be cancelling sports channel Trace Sports Stars as well as Afrikaans religious channel KruisKyk.

KruisKyk, which aired on channel 151, is being removed from the broadcaster’s catalog today, while Trace Sports Stars – which is found on channel 116 – will run until Tuesday 14 May.

“The decision to let go of both the KruisKyk and Trace Sports Stars channels from OpenView has been a challenging one,” said GM of group content services Ziyanda Mngomezulu.

OpenView said that since its inception in the South African market in 2013, it has invested extensively into the satellite platform and the bouquet strategies, which have been adapted and reshaped in response to market dynamics.