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Friday, 3 December 2021

COVID-19: Marcus Lamb, Founder Of Daystar TV That Opposed COVID-19 Vaccines Has Passed Away + BVN Has Been Restored In Africa, Could It Return To DStv?


The founder of a global evangelical Christian television network who publicly opposed Covid-19 vaccines has died weeks after he contracted the virus.

The death of 64-year-old Marcus Lamb, the founder and president of the Texas-based Daystar Television Network, was announced Tuesday in a tweet by the conservative network.

"It's with a heavy heart we announce that Marcus Lamb, president and founder of Daystar Television Network, went home to be with the Lord this morning. The family asks that their privacy be respected as they grieve this difficult loss. Please continue to lift them up in prayer."

— Daystar Television (@Daystar) November 30, 2021

Lamb has publicly opposed the available coronavirus vaccines and has instead promoted unproven Covid-19 treatments, Media Matters reported.

"There's no doubt in my mind that this is a spiritual attack from the enemy," Lamb's son Jonathan said about his father's battle with Covid-19 during a broadcast on November 23, Religion News Service reported.

The son added, "As much as my parents have gone on here to kind of inform everyone about everything going on to the pandemic and some of the ways to treat Covid — there's no doubt that the enemy is not happy about that. And he's doing everything he can to take down my Dad.

Marcus Lamb joins a growing list of conservative, anti-vaccine media personalities to have died as a result of COVID-19.

Radio hosts and coronavirus vaccine critics Bob Enyart, Dick Farrel, Phil Valentine, and Marc Bernier all died this year after their battles with the Covid-19.

Other high-profile anti-vaccine advocates to have died this year from the coronavirus include: former CIA officer and conspiracy theorist Robert David Steele, anti-mask rally organiser Caleb Wallace, and South Carolina GOP conservative leader Pressley Stutts.

BVN RETURNS TO ASTRA 4A SATELLITES

BVN returned from 25 October 2021 via the
Astra 4A satellites (for the middle and South Africa) found an alternative to the SES-5 (stopped on May 1, 2021). "This technology on the Astra 4a was possible as less bandwidth was used for broadcast without a loss of quality."

Unfortunately, the owners had to distribute BVN on few satellites and affected markets had to resort to streaming in order to find these shows.

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New Series Alert: Vishkanya And High Society Scandal Coming In 2022 To eExtra


eMedia seems to have 2022 covered with the launches of Droom Velore and the linear debut of Die Put. Not only that, the brand apparently acquired two more series for eExtra, Vishkanya and High Society Scandal.



Hailing from India, Vishkanya tells the story of Aparajita who has been brought up under her mother's thumb and is unaware that she is a 'vishkanya'. She is not allowed to leave her house but Malay, their neighbour's son, gets smitten with her.

Aishwarya Khare and Vin Rana take up the lead roles in the paranormal drama from &TV.


Hailing from Korea, High Society Scandal (Sangryusahoe) follows the youngest daughter of a chaebol family lives a simple life to hide her true identity as an heiress. She is in search of a man who will love her for who she is behind her wealth.

Uee, Sung Joon, Park Hyung-sik and Lim Ji-yeon star in this 16 episode melodrama.

High Society Scandal is set to replace Two Women from 17 January except its occupying the timeslot of The Girl Named Feriha which is 14:05 while Vishkanya airs 21 January replacing Naagin at 16:45.

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International Educational And Entertainment Programme National Geographic Kids Coming To Africa In 2022


Geographic Kids Africa, which focuses on developing local content surrounding the environment, conservation, and associated topics important to children and their communities. The project aims to inspire and promote behaviour change in its audiences. To protect the world in which they live through engendering a deeper understanding of the natural environment.

The undertaking includes a 26-part television series to be shot primarily in East Africa but with additional filming in West and Southern Africa. The series will be produced by The Walt Disney Company, in association with Kenya-based WildlifeDirect. WildlifeDirect will collaborate on research and creative approaches. National Geographic Kids Africa will air across the continent on National Geographic Wild. It will extend into engaging digital platforms that further explore biodiversity, wildlife and the natural world, and the threats and challenges experienced.

Extending the reach of the National Geographic Kids Africa initiative further, a community outreach project will be launched by implementation partner WildlifeDirect across East Africa, aiming to encourage learners from 200 schools to make a lasting impact on the conservation of species-rich landscapes. By investing in knowledge and skills, through tools such as conservation hubs, educational resources, bespoke educator training and more, the outreach program aims to develop a passionate community of young explorers with the fascination and desire to protect their continent and their world.

National Geographic Kids Africa will be produced entirely in Africa by African storytellers. The stories, leadership and expertise of African conservationists and communities will be prominently featured.

The US Department of State, US Embassies, and local partners in Africa will enhance this initiative through multiple academic, cultural, and professional exchanges. The Department’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs’ people-to-people exchange programs will support professional development and skills sharing across sectors, including conservation, the creative industries, tourism and sustainable practices. Exchange programs create lasting connections and harness attention on conservation and the importance of protecting the natural world. The Department’s Bureau of Oceans and International Environmental and Scientific Affairs will continue to lead diplomatic efforts to expand and strengthen policy and programs to conserve and protect nature.

Christine Service, General Manager of The Walt Disney Company Africa, adds:

“For over 133 years, the core mission of National Geographic has been to ignite the explorer in everyone through thought-provoking, fact-based storytelling from scientists, explorers, photographers and filmmakers. This initiative will bring children from across the continent into the conversation and, in doing so, energize the next generation of environmental advocates through this innovative and engaging programme.”

Says Dr Paula Kahumbu, CEO of WildlifeDirect:

“We are deeply humbled and proud to be working with some of the world’s greatest institutions, the US Department of State, USAID, Disney and National Geographic, to transform conservation outcomes in Africa by inspiring people in Africa and around the world through the authentic voices of Africa's young heroes. This series is a first in so many ways, not least the unique partnership but also because of outreach efforts which will deliver a positive impact on nature across the region.”

In addition to amplifying local voices around conservation, the National Geographic Kids Africa initiative supports vital policy goals in addressing the twin crises of climate change and biodiversity loss. US climate and conservation diplomacy aspires to realize economic growth, energy security, and a healthy planet. The loss of nature and her gifts affect all people, and bold action to tackle these twin crises is more urgent than ever.
By engaging the next generation, National Geographic Kids Africa is a critical part of this effort. The series will tell the story of forward-thinking climate and conservation action in inspiring ways. It will highlight the work of African children across the continent and encourage others in Africa to make a difference in their way.

Says Matthew Lussenhop, Acting Assistant Secretary, Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, US Department of State:

“A key element of our charge is to address the environmental, social, political, and economic challenges we all face. We look forward to enhancing this important initiative with people-to-people exchanges to inspire and connect the next generation of conservationists, filmmakers and leaders in Africa who will create lasting change to protect their natural environment. This partnership represents an innovative way forward to address some of the most pressing issues of our time.”

USAID’s conservation programming plays a critical role in ensuring the world’s most vulnerable people can secure their health and well-being while managing and conserving their natural wealth. Through partnerships with governments, communities, and the private sector in 60 countries, USAID works to protect biological systems and improve the lives of people who depend on them. These conservation activities also reduce greenhouse gas emissions and increase carbon storage. USAID’s nature-based solutions are building people’s resilience, priority ecosystems, and economies to climate change.

Says Karl Fickenscher, Acting Assistant Administrator of the Bureau for Development, Democracy, and Innovation (DDI), USAID:

“National Geographic Kids Africa embodies USAID's new vision for global development that combines working together with our US State Department colleagues, our private sector partner, The Walt Disney Company, and our local Kenyan partner WildlifeDirect. We could not be prouder to stand alongside them, and perhaps most importantly, alongside the students, young environmentalists, and kids from communities across Africa, who will work to protect and conserve the world around them— today and in the future.”

The goal is partnering with African filmmakers to tell African stories around conservation and environmental themes to reach African and global audiences. In addition, National Geographic Kids Africa will further advance The Walt Disney Company’s longstanding commitment to environmental stewardship, which goes back to its founding more than 90 years ago. Walt Disney himself said that: “conservation isn’t just the business of a few people. It’s a matter that concerns all of us.” National Geographic Kids Africa is another way The Walt Disney Company focuses on helping to protect the planet.
Currently, in pre-production, the National Geographic Kids Africa programme is set for a mid-to-late 2022 rollout across Africa.

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Brand New & Exclusive
FORGED IN FIRE S8
3 January Mondays 20h15
Forged In Fire is BACK with an all new season of the show, and a new competton kicks of. The best bladed weapon-makers in the country go head-to-head building everything from Viking batle axes to Samurai swords to Indian claw daggers. There will be new weapons and contestants weekly and stunning tests of their creatons. In each stand-alone episode, four new contestants batle it out in a quest to prove they can build a partcular weapon beter than anyone else, and they’re doing it by hand. This is the show that turns the crafsmanship, legend and excitement of weapons-building into an against-the-clock batle of wits, resourcefulness, and ingenuity. Contestants compete over a series of eliminaton challenges using the “garage” of tools provided. Each challenge centres on fabricatng a component of the overall weapon. Judged by an esteemed panel of unimpeachable weapons experts, the race to create the episode’s weapon of choice is a journey through weapon history under “Mission Impossible” tme constraints with an explosive fnale. The winner leaves with $10,000 cash and the coveted title of “Forged in Fire Champion”.

Brand New & Exclusive
WHEN BIG THINGS GO WRONG
11 January Tuesdays 19h25
Modern technology allows us to build incredible structures like giant tankers, mammoth skyscrapers and colossal bridges. But, with enormous size comes enormous risk, and when big things go wrong, they go really wrong. As part of the Engineering Nights programming, the HISTORY® Africa Channel’s new series examines the catastrophic result of some of the world’s worst engineering disasters caught on tape. Each episode breaks down shocking footage from collapses and collisions to reveal the shocking answers to the queston: what happened? Woven together through innovatve graphics, eyewitness accounts and expert knowledge, the series unravels the mystery behind these destructve moments and their lastng worldwide impact.

Brand New & Exclusive
THE CURSE OF OAK ISLAND S9
28 January Fridays 20h15
Of the coast of Nova Scota sits a small island that is a riddle wrapped in enigma. In the 1700s, people notced strange lights at night, and the person sent to investgate them disappeared. Eventually, a couple of kids who rowed out to the island found a strange indentaton in the ground. This discovery began a quest that goes on untl this day and has involved everyone from Franklin D. Roosevelt to John Wayne. What lies beneath Oak Island? Is it a pirate treasure or a Viking horde? An ancient Fort Knox or even a lost Biblical relic like the Ark of the Covenant? No one knows, and anyone who has tried to fnd out has encountered an unexpected problem - booby- traps. Someone went to great measures to hide whatever is there, because as soon as you dig down a few feet, sea-water from various hidden, man-made channels foods the hole. Enter the Lagina brothers from Michigan. Older brother Rick is obsessed with decoding the secrets, so his litle brother and Texas oilman, Marty, spent a fortune to buy access to the island. This summer, they’ll use their deep pockets to dig and deploy technology like never before. This could be it, but there will be obstacles. The island is allegedly cursed. There’s an old prophecy that says, “7 will die before the treasure is found.” The Laginas are fully aware of the death toll so far...6.

Brand New & Exclusive
CRAIG CHARLES: UFO CONSPIRACIES
15 January Saturdays 20h15
Do aliens really exist? This queston has caused debate and controversy among humans for centuries. From Roswell to Sufolk’s Rendlesham Forest, the number of sightngs is currently fying at an all-tme high. This gripping new series will tap into these mysterious recent events in a whole new way. With amazing never before seen conspiracies, for the frst tme this epic series will subject footage and accounts of alien contact to detailed forensic scrutny to discover whether there really is something out there. With a unique USP of a specially created Investgaton Hub with a pool of leading experts and two roving reporters on the ground. We’ll interview military experts explaining for the frst tme what these UFOs are in our skies; have frst on camera interviews from navy pilots; explore clandestne government programmes, see never before seen videos and be there as archive is opened for the frst tme. Told through extraordinary archive footage and interviews with the key players and the world’s leading experts, UFO conspiracies will lead the viewer inside some of the most unbelievable sightngs ever. Scientfcally examined like never before this series will answer the queston: are we really alone?

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January 2022 On HONEY | Kids Got Their Own Cook Show | Pastor Wives Is Back For Another Season | Continuing Shows And More


Below shows all form part of Quarter 4 (15 November 2021 – 11 February 2022)
Fresh Content Broadcast Break: 20 December 2021 – 9 January 2022

(As seen in the sneak peek)
Pastors’ Wives
Season 2
TX: Thursday 13 January 2022 – 7 April 2022
WAT 21:00 | CAT 22:00 | EAT 23:00 
13 Episodes  
PG13  
60 minutes  
Genre: Reality
Pastors are often in the spotlight, but in this show, we meet the charismatic women holding it all together in their religious households. We follow them and get to see how unconventionally they live their lives. We also get to witness the dramatic situations they may find themselves in when the pastors’ wives clash.

Talk With Toke Makinwa
Season 1  
TX: Friday 19 November 2021 – 4 March 2022
WAT 21:00 | CAT 22:00 | EAT 23:00 
13 Episodes  
PG13  
30 minutes  
Genre: Talk 
In this tell-all talk show hosted by Nigerian media personality, Toke Makinwa, we see stars reveal the most intimate parts of their lives. She takes over as host for a sit-down with Africa’s most well-known and intriguing personalities, from your favourite influential actresses and musicians to DJ’s and models.

Kids Kitchen Relay
Season 1  
TX: Monday 10 January 2022 – 4 April 2022
WAT 15:30 | CAT 16:30 | EAT 18:30 
13 Episodes  
PG13  
30 minutes  
Genre: Reality
Two teams of three kids each, go head-to-head in a relay cooking competition. The teams are given a theme and must cook one dish as a team in three rounds without any communication between team members. They must overcome various challenges, ingredients and cooking requirements to be crowned as the winner and walk away with a prize. Hlonela Mrwetyana and Thato Rampedi host the show, with Chef Zanele Van Zyl as the judge.
  
OTHER FRESH CONTENT 
Will He Say Yes?
Season 1
TX: Monday 15 November – 28 February 2022
WAT - 17:30|CAT - 18:30 | EAT - 19:30
13 Episodes
30 minutes
PG13
Genre: Reality
After waiting for longer than expected, women take the bull by the horns and propose to their boyfriends. Hosted by Pam Mtanga and Karabo Nsthweng, each woman gets the opportunity to plan an authentic proposal, with the advice and guidance of two celebrity hosts. The big question is, will he say yes?

My Naija Plate 
Season 2
TX: Tuesday 17 December 2021 – 1 April 2022
WAT 19:30 | CAT 20:30 | EAT 21:30
13 Episodes
30 minutes
Genre: Cooking
We explore West African food in this upbeat cooking show hosted by food blogger Winifred Nwania. She explores the most exciting recipes made with ingredients that are simple and accessible no matter where you are. From the famous Nigerian jollof rice to plantain and egusi, Winifred goes on a culinary whirlwind. Viewers get all the thrilling tips and tricks on the key to West African cuisine.

Room Reno
Season 2  
TX: Monday 15 November 2021 – 28 February 2022
WAT 15:00 | CAT - 16:00 | EAT - 17:00 
13 episodes  
30 minutes 
PG13 
Genre: Lifestyle 
Two housemates – whether siblings, lovers or friends – who are frustrated with a shared living space have a chance to fix it. A coin toss will determine which one of them will be given the opportunity to make over the disputed space with the help of a team of experts. In the space of a day and a small budget, the space is transformed to work for both housemates.

Wawu, That’s My Dress: Kenya
Season 2
TX: Tuesday 16 November 2021 – 2 April 2022
WAT 16:00 | CAT 17:00 | EAT 18:00
13 Episodes
PG13
30 minutes
Genre: Lifestyle
A Kenyan boutique is the hotspot for a bride who is looking for the perfect dress for her wedding day. Wawu, That’s My Dress follows all the activity at this Kenyan boutique. Brides and their loved ones swing by the boutique where the in-house team is ready to help them find the perfect wedding dress.

OPW: The Remix 
Season 1 
TX: Wednesday 18 August 2021
WAT 18:00 |CAT 19:00|EAT 20:00 
100 Episodes 
PG13 
30 minutes 
Genre: Lifestyle 
An in-studio host reflects on this epic series’ highlights thematically. The show will be reedited in a fast-paced manner. It will follow themes such as the mother-in-law, the catering dilemma, the Bridezillas, and everything else that makes weddings so much fun. 

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Thursday, 2 December 2021

More Play And Laughter As Boomerang Joins GOtv’s Offering!


Iconic animated shows like Tom and Jerry, Looney Tunes Cartoons and Mr. Bean have found a new home in Africa with the launch of Boomerang on GOtv. Home to your favourite cartoon characters, Boomerang Africa, is now accessible on the pre-existing GOtv MAX package in Kenya and Uganda and the brand-new GOtv SUPA premium offering, available in Kenya, Uganda, Ghana, Zambia, Namibia, Mozambique, and Malawi.

“We’re excited to be increasing Boomerang’s African footprint not only on GOtv MAX but also on the new offering, GOtv SUPA, seeing it in more homes than ever before,” says Bertrand Schontz, WarnerMedia’s Senior Distribution Director: France, Africa and Israel.

Boomerang is the perfect place for kids and parents to laugh together at the shows and characters they both know and love. Mr. Bean, Tom and Jerry, and Masha and the Bear once again made it to the list of Coolest Cartoon Shows in the 2021 Sunday Times GenNext Awards, so it isn’t surprising that the channel pulls viewership figures of more than 12,2 million every month in South Africa alone. Besides bringing a modern twist to iconic cartoons, Boomerang Africa also has a rich offering of multi-layered adventure shows and original productions and acquisitions such as Grizzy and the Lemmings, Ninja Express, Zig and Sharko … and many more!

“We are very proud to have Boomerang rank as South Africa’s #2 most popular kids’ channel in 2021, and we’re intent on spreading the laughter and adventure far and wide. It is an iconic brand with content that continues to cement itself in the hearts of our young viewers,” says Ariane Suveg, WarnerMedia’s Head of Kids Channels: France, Africa and Israel.

Notes:

Boomerang is available on GOtv on channel 68 (and channel 155 in Ghana and channel 357 in Uganda) on the following packages:
· MAX (pre-existing package) in Kenya & Uganda
· SUPA (new premium package) in Kenya / Uganda / Ghana / Zambia / Namibia / Mozambique / Malawi

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December 2021 On WarnerMedia Africa | Rush Hour Is Now A Christmas Movie On TNT | Cartoon Network Connects To Its Wild Side With Bionic Max | Boomerang Gets Into The Festive Spirit With Tom And Jerry | More


TNT:

CHRISTMAS SPECIAL
This December, TNT brings you up close and personal with the places, people and things that make you feel at home. We have got you covered with lots and lots of incredible legendary movies lined up with a selection of blockbusters to get the whole family into the holiday spirit. From Christmas Day to the 30th of December, TNT will deliver the most entertaining and nostalgia-inducing movies that will put you into the festive spirit right in your living room. Catch the Rush Hour Trilogy, Men in Black, The Family Man and Jumanji, among others, for the perfect holiday viewing!

Saturday, 25 December (channel premieres)
16:40 – Dumb & Dumber (1994)
18:25 – Journey to the Center of the Earth (2008)
20:00 – Jumanji (1995)
Sunday, 26 December
16:50 – Rush Hour (1998)
18:30 – Rush Hour 2 (2001)
20:00 – Rush Hour 3 (2007)
Monday, 27 December
16:35 – Journey 2: The Mysterious Island (2012)
18:10 – Ghostbusters II (1989)
20:00 – Men in Black (1997)

Tuesday, 28 December
16:15 – Soul Surfer (2011)
18:05 – E.T., The Extra-Terrestrial (1982)
20:00 – Back to the Future (1985)
Wednesday, 29 December
18:20 – Rat Race (2001)
20:00 – Liar Liar (1997)
22:00 – The Family Man (2000)
Thursday, 30 December
16:40 – Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory (1971)
18:20 – Dirty Dancing (1987)
20:00 – Ghostbusters (2016)

A MATTER OF BLOOD
Is blood thicker than water? It sure is, but if you think about it, blood is quite dramatic, and without it, some movies just wouldn’t be quite the same. We can guarantee that there’ll be more than a couple of screams and shrieks this December when TNT brings you an exhilarating line-up of movies that will … take your breath away! For the frst three Sundays of December, TNT will be bringing a triple feature of dramatic flms, including the premieres of Underworld: Evolution, My Bloody Valentine and Daybreakers.

Sunday, 5 December (channel premieres)
18:20 – The Lost Boys (1987)
20:00 – Underworld: Evolution (2006)
21:50 – Blade (1998)
Sunday, 12 December
18:25 – Underworld: Rise of the Lycans (2009)
20:00 – Blade II (2001)
22:00 – My Bloody Valentine (2009)
Sunday, 19 December
18:00 – Underworld (1998)
20:00 – Daybreakers (2010)
21:43 – Blade: Trinity (2004)

MATRIX DAY SPECIAL
It’s déjà vu all over again with non-stop sci-f action on TNT. Eighteen years after the end of The Matrix Trilogy, the creators have decided to resurrect this box ofce topping franchise with the launch of the brand-new The Matrix: Resurrections. How have they managed to bring Neo and Trinity back to life, are they still stuck in the Matrix, and more importantly, are we going to see any bullets being dodged this time around? The Matrix: Resurrections premieres in movie theatres on the 24th of December, and, just to get you excited, TNT will bring you the complete matrix trilogy: The Matrix, The Matrix Reloaded and The Matrix Revolutions.

TUNE IN DETAILS
Friday, 24 December
15:25 – The Matrix (1999)
17:45 – The Matrix Reloaded (2003)
20:00 – The Matrix Revolutions (2003)

Pending from November


Cartoon Network:

BIONIC MAX
FRIENDSHIP TO THE MAX!
No matter how weird, quirky, or unusual our friends may be, they always make us feel right at home. Just look at Max, the frst and only prototype for a bionic guinea pig born in a laboratory, and his best friend Jean-Claude, a goldfsh, who join the Cartoon Network family this December! These two very diferent but lovable friends make a brave escape from their laboratory into the bustling streets of Woodchuck Woods. But adapting to the urban jungle is no small feat for our pair of intrepid misfts who try to ft in with the local wildlife while living madcap and clumsy adventures. Tune in to Cartoon Network this December to see how far this pair will go to get their dose of freedom and adventure in this brand-new slapstick buddy-comedy series!

MONDAY, 20/12/2021 @ 17:45 CAT

CRAIG OF THE CREEK
DON’T YOU STEAL MY SHINE … DAD
Whale, hello there, buddy, long time no sea … It’s summertime, and Craig gets to hit the beach with his friends and family, but he starts to get worried when his dad seems to be more fun than him. Craig, Kelsey, and JP work together to come up with a game that helps them reclaim their shine and be the ‘coolest’ kids on the beach. The last day of summer is also approaching, and this may be Craig’s last chance to uncover an ancient treasure beneath the Creek. Take a journey through the untamed suburban wilderness where the trio fghts a lot of bad guys, plays a lot of games, and brings the best summer experience to the Creek. Don’t miss out on all the fun and adventure on Cartoon Network this December, every Monday to Friday.

SATURDAY, 04/12/2021 @ 14:30 CAT

TEEN TITANS GO!
READY FOR THE HOLIDAYS?
The summer holidays are here, and Cartoon Network is gifting you with an early present: an entire Teen Titans Go! character-themed takeover. Every day, from the 20th of December to the 2nd of January, you get to splurge on six episodes, yes, six character-themed episodes, of your favourite Teen Titans Go! superhero. Each day will feature six hilarious, all-new adventures of Robin, Cyborg, Starfre, Raven or Beast Boy. And just because it’s Christmas, we’ve thrown in a special Christmas and Party Mix marathon, as well as a Batman and Bumble Bee special! So, tune in every day @ 16:15 CAT for your Teen Titans Go! marathon.

MONDAY, 20/12/2021 @ 16:15 CAT

• MONDAYS 20 & 27: ROBIN
• TUESDAYS 21 & 28: STARFIRE
• WEDNESDAYS 22 & 29: BEAST BOY
• THURSDAYS 23 & 30: RAVEN
• FRIDAYS 24 & 31: CYBORG
• SATURDAYS 25 & 01/01/2022: CHRISTMAS & PARTY MIX
• SUNDAYS 26 & 02/01/2022: BATMAN & BUMBLEBEE


Boomerang:

Dino Ranch
A step back in time
Have you ever imagined a world where humans and dinosaurs live side by side? What would that look like? Meet the Cassidy family, Bo and Jane Cassidy, their adopted children, Jon, Min, Miguel, and a whole lot of dinosaurs at Dino Ranch. This self-sustained ranch also serves as a dinosaur sanctuary where big (and small) exciting things are bound to happen – like when Jon gets spooked by a campfre story about a legendary dinosaur, he doesn’t want to admit to Miguel and Min that he is afraid, then eventually comes clean and learns that his family is there for him whether he’s scared or not. If you believe in the impossible, then you don’t want to miss the brand-new Dino Ranch series launching on Boomerang this December!

Monday, 13/12/2021 @ 16:20 CAT

Grizzy & the Lemmings
Grizzy, the bear, just wants to relax – but those rascally Lemmings have other plans in Grizzy & the Lemmings! Join Grizzy and the most manic tiny animals you’ll ever meet – the Lemmings, as they travel all across the globe to the Mother Continent, Africa. From discovering a magical djembe inside the trunk of a baobab tree to using an elephant’s trunk like a powerful vacuum cleaner, the Lemmings have no interest in letting the big bear get his way. You’ll laugh out loud at the wild antics of these animals as they engage in an endless battle of wits, naps, and the hurling of all sorts of objects. Keep up with all the fun with Grizzy & the Lemmings – on Boomerang!

Monday, 6/12/2021 @ 07:25 CAT

MOVIE STARS SPECIAL
Happy holidays!...
Jingle bells, Jingle bells, jingle all the way, what do I watch on Boomerang for this year’s summer holiday? The most wonderful time of the year has arrived, and the best family Christmas movies are coming to Boomerang this festive season! So, grab your popcorn and cool drinks, and sit in for a festive holiday movie marathon with your best-loved Boomerang Movie Stars! From everyone’s favourite frenemies, Tom and Jerry’s merry mayhem at the North Pole in the new movie, Tom And Jerry: Santa’s Little Helpers, and the tap-dancing penguins in Happy Feet 1 & 2, to The Ant Bully, Space Jam and Lego Scooby-Doo! Blowout Beach Bash, you won’t want to miss out!

Starts 20/12/2021 @ 9:55 CAT

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Wednesday, 1 December 2021

December 2021 On Curiosity Channel Africa | Super Science Mondays | History Lover Tuesdays | People's Weather On Wildlife Wednesdays | Travel & Adventure Fridays | Human Story Saturdays


SUPER SCIENCE MONDAYS

FLEXIBLE BUILDINGS
Brand New Documentary Special - premieres 20 December 2021
CAT: 21:00
Episodes: 1x 60 mins
How clever is artificial intelligence? Do we need to fear it, or can it help humanity with its problems? And if so, to what extent? The documentary pursues these questions while providing informative yet satirical insights into the current development of artificial intelligence.

HISTORY LOVER TUESDAYS

BUTTERFLY EFFECT
Brand New Episodes - premieres 07 December 2021
CAT: 19:00
Episodes: 8x 30 mins – ends 25 January 2022
"Butterfly Effect" is 13 episodes of science, explained by non-scientists, for non-scientists.

WILDLIFE WEDNESDAYS

SNAKE SEASON
Brand New Episodes - premieres 01 December 2021
CAT: 20:00
Episodes: 6x 30 mins – ends 05 January 2022
Snake Season features snake catcher Nick Evans Snake Rescuer from KwaZulu-Natal.

TRAVEL & ADVENTURE FRIDAYS

GORDON RAMSAY
Brand New Episodes –premieres 03 December 2021 CAT: 19:00
Episodes: 4 x 30mins – ends 24 December 2021
Gordon Ramsay’s Ultimate Cookery Course is the ultimate cooking lesson from the ultimate chef.

TRAVEL MAN
Season 9 – brand new season premieres 03 December 2021
CAT: 20:00
Episodes: 4 x 30mins – ends 17 December 2021
Travel Man is Richard Ayoade’schance to show us how to have the most culturally efficient holiday possible.
Ep 1: Minas Ep 2: Bergen Ep 3 & Ep 4: Krakow, Madrid (back-to-back)

ANTHONY BOURDAIN, PARTS UNKNOWN
Brand New Season – premieres 03 December 2021
CAT: 21:00
Episodes: 8x 60mins –ends 21 January 2022
Anthony Bourdain travels the world uncovering lesser-known places and exploring their cultures and cuisine.

HUMAN STORY SATURDAYS

HOW TO ADVENTURE
Brand New Episodes - premieres 04 December 2021
CAT: 23:00
Episodes: 8x 30 mins (stacked back-to-back premieres) – ends 25 December 2021
After circumnavigating Africa by bicycle and rowing from Africa to America, Riaan Manser is one of the most accomplished adventurers.

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Thursday, 25 November 2021

December 2021 On Disney Africa | MultiChoice Carry The Channels Through 2024 | New Series Alert: Ghostforce FINALLY Airs On Disney Channel Alongside A New Festive Movie | Disney Junior Continues On From November With A Little Help | More Content To Get You In The Festive Spirit


The Walt Disney Company has renewed their contract with MultiChoice through 2024 meaning viewers have another 2 years to enjoy Disney Channel and Disney Junior once Disney+ launches in South Africa.

Later this year, The Walt Disney Company announced plans to close off 100 channels internationally by the end of 2021 and who would have guessed that being those markets that are almost last in everything could work in our favor.

Disney+ launched in 2019 and South Africa has to wait till June 2022 with the rest of Africa possibly waiting till 2023 so the deadline only seemed logical considering the timeframe.

If I had to guess, Disney Channel and Disney Junior will likely go off air by the end of 2023 (December 31st, 2023 at 23:59; round it off it takes you to 2024). By then Disney+ should be available in most African markets if not all as yet kind of similar to Asia.

DISNEY CHANNEL:

GHOST FORCE
Series Premiere
Weekdays from 6 December at 15:15
Premiere episodes from 6th to 21st December

From the creators who brought us Miraculous: Tales of Ladybug & Cat Noir come this animated series set in New York. You can find all the action every weekday this month with premiere episodes Mondays to Fridays from 6th to 21st December at 15:15

Liv, Andy and Michael are three junior high school students who, unbeknownst to their friends and family, form the Ghost Force. A superhero team who have one main objective; keeping the City of New York safe from feral and mischievous ghosts who wish to take over the city.

In the first of this month’s premiere episodes, Bananice/Pharaok (Monday 6th December at 15:15), Andy and Drake’s basketball rivalry awakens Bananice, a ghost that freezes everything in its wake. Then, the team battle a pharaoh ghost dead-set on turning everyone into mummies. 

New series launches with premiere episodes on Mondays to Fridays, from 6th to 21st December at 15:15, on Disney Channel.

AMPHIBIA
Season premiere episodes
Weekdays 9th to 31st December at 14:50
Premiere episodes 9th to 27th December

Hop to your screens this December when season three of the popular frog-out-of-water animated comedy Amphibia premieres with new episodes on Mondays to Fridays from 6th to 27th December at 14:50.

Amphibia is a frog-out-of-water animated comedy series that chronicles the adventures of 13-year-old Anne Boonchuy, who is magically transported to the fantastical world of Amphibia, a rural marshland full of frog-people. There she meets an excitable young frog named Sprig Plantar, his unpredictable sister Polly and overprotective grandpa Hop Pop. With Sprig’s help, Anne will transform into a hero and discover the first true friendship of her life.

In the first of this month’s premiere episodes, The New Normal (Monday 6th December at 14:50), Anne and the Plantars get transported to Earth and try to adjust to a wild new environment.

Season three of Amphibia launches with premiere episodes on Mondays to Fridays from 6th to 27th December at 14:50 on Disney Channel.

DISNEY CHANNEL ORIGINAL MOVIES
Programming event
Fridays throughout December at 17:00, repeated at 10:40 on Saturday and 15:45 on Sunday

Disney Channel’s Friday feast for film fans continues throughout December. This month we have a festive special premiere of brand-new DCOM Christmas Again. We kick things off with a certified Disney classic and all-time favourite High School Musical. Catch our marvellous movies every Friday at 17:00, repeated on Saturday at 10:40 and at 15:45 on Sunday.

High School Musical (Friday 3rd December at 17:00) Troy is best known as the player who keeps the East High basketball team on the scoreboard. Of course, life isn't always about athletics, though, and as Troy slam dunks on the boards, beautiful and brainy Gabriella is raising the reputation of East High as the key member of the school's successful academic team. Despite their outgoing natures, no one would ever peg Troy and Gabriella as theatre types. When word gets out that this popular pair has secretly chosen to reach for the stars and try their luck on the stage, the students of East High are about to learn an important lesson in teamwork while gearing up for a musical performance that will have their audience dancing in the aisles.

High School Musical 2 (Friday, 10th December at 17:00) The "Wildcats" of East High School are ready for fun now that they are on summer break. Troy is thrilled when he is offered a job at a club, but it's all part of Sharpay's plan to keep him from Gabriella. How will it all end? All questions will be resolved in the club's Talent Night.

Miraculous New York: United Heroez (Friday, 17th December at 17:00) Marinette’s class heads to New York, the city of superheroes, for French-American Friendship Week. The whole class is there except Adrien, whose father refuses to let him go!

In Christmas Again (Friday 24th December at 17:00), Rowena “Ro” is a high-spirited teenager who is experiencing a lacklustre Christmas. Ro isn’t handling her parents’ divorce well. She wants her life back the way it was—her parents back together, her dad’s new girlfriend and son out of the picture, and their family traditions to remain the same. After a disappointing celebration with her family, including her sister Gabriela “Gabby,” Abuela Sofia and Abuelo Hector, she makes a wish to a neighbourhood Santa for a “do-over” and unexpectedly finds herself reliving Christmas day over and over … and over again. Now, in order to break the strange magical loop, Ro must learn to appreciate her loving family as it is, as well as the true meaning of Christmas.
 
Cheetah Girls (Friday, 31st December at 17:00)
Four New York teens facing the challenges of growing up as they dance and sing their way toward that elusive record deal. As the girls are gearing up to rehearse for the school talent competition, they're discovered by famous record producer Jackal Johnson. But the feisty foursome soon learns that their big break is not what they expected. Jackal wants to remake them into something they're not. Ultimately, the path to stardom challenges their friendship and the girls must find a way to come together in order to achieve their dreams. 

Look forward to great Disney viewing with movies for the whole family on Fridays throughout December at 17:00, repeated on the following Saturday at 10:40, and Sunday at 15:45,
on Disney Channel.

CHRISTMAS WEEK
Monday to Saturday, 20th to 25th December

Christmas week promises a festive feast of Disney programming kicking off with classic Disney movies and Christmas themed episodes of some favourite shows.

The week starts with classic Disney movies on weekdays at 11:05.
Cloud 9 (Monday, 20th December at 11:05) stars Dove Cameron as a snowboarder thrown out of her team and is forced to train with Will, a former snowboarding champion whose reputation went down the drain after a failed performance.

Full Court Miracle (Tuesday, 21st December at 11:05) is inspired by the true story of University of Virginia Cavaliers basketball star Lamont Carr, the film centers on a group of young Jewish basketball players who search for a coach to help them out of a slump.

Twas the Night (Wednesday, 22nd December at 11:05) Mischievous 14-year-old Danny and his irresponsible uncle Nick almost ruin Christmas when they decide to take Santa's new high-tech sleigh for a joyride

The Ultimate Christmas Present (Thursday, 23rd December at 11:05) 
Young Allie steals a weather machine from Santa Claus, to make a snow day. The machine breaks and causes an out-of-control snowstorm.

Good Luck Charlie: The Roadtrip Movie (Friday, 24th December at 11:05) The Duncan family’s Christmas trip goes awry when mom Amy and Teddy are separated from the rest of the family en route to stay with their grandparents for Christmas.

On Christmas Eve, Friday, 24th December there is a block of Christmas-themed episodes of various favourites from 13:40 to 17:00.

The frivolity starts with festive Bunk’d episodes at 13:40. In ‘Secret Santa’, Ravi's advice to Emma and Lou on their CIT gift exchange doesn't go as imagined. Meanwhile, Zuri, Xander, Jorge and Tiffany run into a disgruntled man they are convinced is Santa and must work together to save Christmas.

There are back-to-back episodes of Jessie from 15:45 to 16:35. In ‘Christmas Story’, Morgan and Christina get stuck in a snowstorm and the family fears they won't make it home in time for Christmas, while Jessie is left with shopping for the kid's Christmas presents. When Jessie takes the kids to the mall to see Santa, they have a run-in with his mischievous elves.

DISNEY JUNIOR:

T.O.T.S 
Series premiere episodes                
6th to 10th December at 09:30 and 14th to 17th December at 09:30

 Special delivery! The T.O.T.S (Tiny Ones Transport Service) are back with great adventures and premiere episodes from 6th to 10th December at 09:30 and 14th to 17th December at 09:30

“T.O.T.S.,” a heartfelt animated comedy series for pre-schoolers, explores the hilarious adventures of best friends Pip and Freddy, a tenacious penguin and a kind-hearted flamingo, who are the only non-stork delivery birds in-training T.O.T.S. As new members of the esteemed team, these junior flyers must use tender care in taking baby animals—kittens, cubs, calves, bunnies, puppies and joeys among them—from the nursery to their forever families around the globe.
Premiere episodes of T.O.T.S air weekdays from 6th to 10th October and 14th to 17 December at 09:30

MARVEL’S SPIDEY AND HIS AMAZING FRIENDS
Premiere episode and stunt     
Weekdays from 13th to 17th December at 18:00 and Saturday and Sunday, 18th & 19th December at 13:00
We have a brand-new festive-themed episode of Marvel’s Spidey and His Amazing Friends kicking off back-to-back episodes from episode one of everyone’s favourite webslinger.  Spidey airs Monday to Friday, 13th to 17th December at 18:00, followed by a weekend marathon on 18th and 19th December from 13:00 – 16:00. 
In “A Very Spidey Christmas” (Monday, 13th December at 18:00) When Doc Ock becomes determined to steal everyone’s Christmas presents, it threatens to put a damper on an important holiday event. Then in “Gobby on Ice”, the Spidey team puts their fun on hold when Green Goblin creates a giant snow monster.

Episodes of marvel’s Spidey and His Amazing Friends air from 13th to 17th December at 18:00 and Saturday and Sunday, 18th & 19th December at 13:00

IT’S A DISNEY JUNIOR CHRISTMAS!
Holiday Mornings
Monday to Thursday, 20th to 23rd December at 09:30 and Christmas Eve special programming on Friday, 24th December at 09:30
Start your holiday mornings off the right way with all your favourite Disney Junior friends from the PJ Masks to Mickey and Friends on Monday to Thursday, 20th to 23rd December from 09:30 – 12:00
The PJ Masks get the party started with a Halloween special, ‘Halloween Tricksters’ (Monday, 20th December at 09:30), the PJ Masks must protect the children Luna Girl, Night Ninja, and the Wolfy Kids stole Halloween goody bags from.
Catch Mickey Mouse Funhouse Monday to Thursday, 20th to 23rd December at 10:00 and again at 11:30.
In “Minnie Goes Ape!” (Monday, 20th December at 10:00) Mickey, Minnie and their friends return a baby gorilla to the Enchanted Rainforest. And then in “Dino Doggies”, Mickey and Goofy take Pluto and Teddy to Prehistoric Land, a fantastical world filled with weird trees, volcanoes and dinosaurs.
Chicken Squad make their appearance Monday to Thursday, 20th to 23rd December at 10:30 followed by Marvel’s Spidey and His Amazing Friends at 11:00
Christmas Eve programming promises plenty of festive cheer and Christmas-themed episodes starting with Mickey and Minnie Wish Upon a Christmas on Friday, 24th December at 09:30
After a series of mishaps, Mickey, Minnie and the gang are separated all over the world and must try to get back to Hot Dog Hills by Christmas Eve. A mysterious and jolly stranger shows up to tell them about The Wishing Star, which could be the secret to bringing everybody home in time to celebrate together. Catch Mickey and Minnie Wish Upon a Christmas on Friday, 24th December at 09:30
Mickey Mouse Clubhouse (Friday, 24th December at 11:30) sees Mickey and his friends put their Christmas Eve celebrations on hold to try and rescue Santa Claus when his sleigh breaks down.
In Doc McStuffins (Friday, 24th December at 13:00)  Doc and the toys travel back in time to the North Pole to save Christmas.
Elena wants to have a quiet Navidad at home, but a freak snowstorm threatens her plans and strands her friends at the palace. At first, they're grumpy but they soon cheer up and have fun together. Be sure to catch this episode Friday, 24th December at 14:00
Lovable pups Bingo and Rolly are up next on Puppy Dog Pals (Friday, 24th December at 14:30). In “A Santa for Bob”, the pugs go on a mission to find Santa and in “Snowman Secret Service”, when Bob asks Bingo and Rolly to protect a snowman he’s building, the pugs make it their mission to keep their new snowy friend as cool as possible.

Find all your holiday entertainment Monday to Thursday, 20th to 23rd December at 09:30 and Christmas Eve special episodes on Friday, 24th December from 09:30 to 18:25

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[PRESS RELEASE ON MULTICHOICE SHOWCASE]: There’s Something For Everyone With The Best International Content On DStv


(As indicated in the sneak peeks)
GENERAL ENTERTAINMENT
While telling African stories is at the heart of what MultiChoice does, our channels and services also pride themselves on delivering the hottest international shows – and that’s set to continue in 2022.

DStv Premium subscribers will be among the first to get in on all the drama as Sex & The City’s Carrie, Charlotte and Miranda make their return on M-Net (DStv Channel 101) in the highly anticipated ten-episode spin-off series, And Just Like That..., from 13 December.

And Just Like That… stars Emmy Award and Golden Globe winner Sarah Jessica Parker (who reprises her role as the fashion icon and columnist, Carrie Bradshaw); the Emmy and Golden Globe-nominated Kristin Davis (the naïve but tough Charlotte York); and the Emmy Award- winning Cynthia Nixon (the irrepressible Miranda Hobbes).

The sizzling new series follows the characters as they navigate the journey from the complicated reality of life and friendship in their 30s to the even more complicated reality of life and friendship in their 50s.

The series also includes cast members Nicole Ari Parker, Sara Ramírez, Chris Noth, David Eigenberg, Evan Handler and the late Willie Garson.

Where to watch:
• M-Net (DStv Channel 101) with a double-bill premiere on Monday, 13 December at 20:30.
• DStv catch up, express from the U.S every Friday from 10 December, exclusive to subscribers with a connected DStv Explora and the DStv App

House of the Dragon will broadcast exclusively on M-Net, DStv Channel 101 and episodes of one of next year’s most highly anticipated series will also be available on DStv Catch Up. Based on George R.R. Martin’s Fire & Blood, the series is set 200 years before the events of the record-breaking and multi-award-winning Game of Thrones series and tells the story of House Targaryen. The 10-episode series will come to M-Net early in 2022 and stars, amongst others, BAFTA-nominated Paddy Considine, Emmy Award-nominated Matt Smith, Olivia Cooke and Rhys Ifans.

DStv is the Home of Survivor, on the back of the success and buzz generated by recent seasons of Survivor South Africa. Survivor USA comes home to M-Net in January 2022, taking place among the sand and surf of Fiji’s Mamanuca Islands – a favourite location. But, in the words of Jeff Probst: “Don’t expect the same old, same old”. The latest season has been changed up in more ways than one.
Season 41 will usher in a new era, which will be marked by a lack of a theme, harkening back to the early days of the series. The show will simply be known as Survivor 41. “Those ideas served us very well for 20 years, but now it’s time for something new,” explained Probst. “The new players and the gameplay will define each season, much like a Super Bowl or any other regular sporting event.”
Survivor South Africa has been a huge hit in Australia, where it’s streamed on 10play – so we’re bringing Survivor Australia, here. The eighth season of Australian Survivor – ‘Brains V Brawn’ - features contestants divided into two tribes with obvious delineations and starts on M-Net in December, straight after the end of the current, seventh season.

On the M-Net Channels, The Thing About Pam will span six episodes with Renee Zellweger making her broadcast television debut in an NBC true-crime series based on a wild saga initially chronicled on one of the most popular “Dateline NBC” storylines of recent years.

The series is based on the 2011 murder of Missouri woman Betsy Faria. Her husband, Russ Faria, spent four years behind bars for her murder before being acquitted in 2015 – with his wife's death still unsolved. Zellweger plays Pam Hupp who is serving a life sentence for the 2016 murder of Louis Gumpenberger. Authorities believe Hupp killed Gumpenberger to frame Russ Faria for the murder of his wife. Hupp testified against Faria in the initial trial where he was convicted and sentenced to life in prison after his wife was found stabbed 55 times in their Missouri home. The Thing About Pam is currently scheduled for April 2022.

Award Shows remain popular with DStv viewers, and with the American Music Awards taking place just a few days ago, there’s plenty to look forward to with the 64th Annual Grammy Awards (1 February on 1Magic), 94th Annual Academy Awards (28 March 2022 on M-Net), Billboard Awards (28 April on 1Magic) and Miss Universe.

Our partner channels continue to diversify our offering with shows that spark inspiration, defy the rules, entertain, enthrall and amaze.

In TLC’s Too Large, morbidly obese individuals fight for their lives with the help of bariatric surgeon Dr. Procter. Friendships are put to the test. A previously homeless man gets back on his feet. A teacher loses weight to regain lost love. A desperate mother attempts to transform her body to be a better parent for her son. Only some will make the changes necessary to earn the bariatric surgery and change their lives.

From the producers of 90 Day Fiancé comes sexy new docu-soap Love in Paradise – The Caribbean, following people who found love in the Caribbean. The tropics will provide the backdrop for relationships in various phases from holiday flings that turned serious to a rekindled love after 10 years apart and a vacation romance that turned into a pregnancy. Will meeting in paradise work out once the suntan fades?

On Universal, Tell Me Your Secrets is a brand-new American thriller drama series. Emma Hall (Lily Rabe), the former girlfriend of a serial killer named Parker, is released from jail after covering for him and placed into witness protection in Louisiana. Mary Barlow’s (Amy Brenneman) daughter was believed to have been kidnapped and murdered by Parker, but her body was never found, leaving Mary to believe she is still alive. Having lost her only source to find Theresa, she remembers his girlfriend, Emma, and tasks John, a convicted rapist who is looking for redemption, to find her.
Action-Drama Leverage Redemption stars, Christian Kane and Noah Wyle and sees the Leverage team taking down those who think they can take what they want.
On E!, Clash of the Cover Bands is a new music competition series hosted by Stephen “Twitch” Boss with global powerhouse Meghan Trainor, Grammy-nominated powerhouse singer- songwriter Adam Lambert and Grammy-nominated singer-songwriter Ester Dean serving as celebrity judges with the end-game of a $25 000 prize and the chance to appear in studio for a musical performance on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon.

The Swim and Pushing the Line are headliners on Discovery Channel (promo mistaken it for Discovery World). Pushing the Line (January 2022) follows some of the top highliners and the up-and-comers of sport, who live together and push one another to take on the craziest places to set lines and break records.
In The Swim, Ben Lecomte endeavors to fulfill his childhood dream of swimming the Pacific Ocean. He, along with NASA and nine other partners, create a living laboratory to uncover secrets of the ocean and clues about the state of life on Earth.
January sees the arrival of Design Star: Next Gen on HGTV, while Investigation Discovery’s Relentless is a six-part series which follows filmmaker Christina Fontana's search for a missing woman in Hannibal, Missouri. The sixth season of Twist of Fate comes to ZEE World, featuring the most-loved couple affectionately known as AbhiGya, with old villains returning to disrupt their happy love life.

DOCUMENTARIES & WILDLIFE
BBC Earth delivers Sir David Attenborough’s The Green Planet, which will see the legendary environmentalist travel to the USA, Costa Rica, Croatia and northern Europe, from deserts to mountains and from rainforests to the frozen north to try to understand more about how plants live their lives.
All Creatures Great and Small S2 (2 January, 19:00), Midsomer Murders S22 (3 January, 20:00 – territory premiere) and Miss Scarlet and The Duke S2 (14 February, 20:00) all return to BBC Brit next year, too.

On National Geographic, Trafficked with Mariana van Zeller sees van Zeller tap into her underworld contacts to embed in the world's most illicit smuggling pipelines. Season 2 of Green Eyed Killers returns to Lifetime to tell the stories of ordinary people, who come to extraordinary ends all because of jealousy.

LOCAL
Mzansi Greed debuts on Moja Love on 2 December at 21:30. The true -life program lets viewers explore the world of crime and greed. What lengths will a person go to for money and power? The series focuses on cases of Ponzi schemes, embezzlement and other crimes, featuring Interviews with family members, police investigators business associates, fraud victims and, in some cases, the fraudsters themselves.
Season 2 of Mina Nawe House starts on Moja Love on 4 December at 21:00. The five couples move into a house to undergo a “relationship restart”. All the couples will be together in one house for 11 days in order to save their marital bonds. The couples do a number of exercises to see if their relationships are worth saving. The couples will need to decide if they should breakup or make up. Tune in for all the drama and revelations!

KIDS
For the kids, Cartoon Network presents Coach Me If You Can and Big Blue. In the former, Daniel Sissou has a secret: his favorite soccer ball is none other than Erico Platana, the world’s greatest soccer player who a mad sorcerer has turned into a ball. In order to go back to being human, Erico has to seriously deflate his ego and help clumsy Daniel become a champ. They may both be bumblers but together, things can only get better!

Aimed at kids 4-8, Big Blue follows sibling underwater adventurers Lettie and Lemo and their quirky submarine crew as they explore and protect a vast, ocean-covered planet from ship- stealing crabs, know-it-all jellyfish, and a health inspector shark!
On NickToons, Big Nate follows 11-year-old prankster Nate and his best friends as they navigate sixth grade with humor and style. Coming to Nickelodeon in February is Overlord and The Underwoods, an original half-hour, live-action, single camera family comedy which follows the titular North American family, whose life is turned upside down when their distant cousin, Overlord - the second most-wanted villain in the universe - seeks refuge in their home after being forced into intergalactic witness protection.

Disney Channel and HONEY is cooking in 2022 with Disney’s Magic Bake-Off and Kids Kitchen Relay. Disney's Magic Bake-Off is a baking competition series about complicated challenges and fun games as contestants shape and bake extravagant Disney-inspired cakes. In Kids Kitchen Relay, two teams of three kids each go head-to-head in a relay cooking competition. The teams are given a theme and must cook one dish as a team in three rounds without any communication between team members.

Also on Disney is Ghost Force (December 2021). Liv, Andy and Michael are three junior high school students who, unbeknownst to their friends and family, form the Ghost Force - a superhero team who have one main objective keeping the City of New York safe from feral and mischievous ghosts who wish to take over the city.

“We aim to have something for everyone, all the time, across our channels,” says Yolisa Phahle, CEO General Entertainment and Connected Video at Multichoice Group. “Our international content slate has grown larger than ever, delivering unprecedented value for our subscribers across hundreds of channels, with thousands of hours of fresh, world-leading content, every year.”

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Could The Kelly Clarkson Show move to Me?
December on CBS Reality and CBS Justice
- December on The Home Channel
- Female wrestling promotion launching in 2022, could SuperSport pick it up?
- Travel Channel going off air on DStv???
- Could SABC Encore and Children be in development? 
Warner TV might be replacing TNT
tvN working on becoming permanent in Africa 
African Animation Network launching an experimental animation block
Toei Animaton teaming up with tvN parent company on anime 
Big Brother Africa has been greenlit in 3 markets