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DStv adds exciting International Channels and Content



DStv continues to offer its customers ever-more value, with the addition of a host of new channels for customers, and an enticing array of fresh international content on flagship channel, M-Net.


International Telenovela, Wildlife & Kids’ Content

DStv is adding five new channels, across packages, which bring some of the world’s most gripping telenovelas and unique entertainment for kids to Africa’s number one video entertainment platform – delivering even more value and choice.

tlnovelas (DStv Channel 133) launched on 14 September 2020, with a huge array of English-dubbed Mexican telenovelas from Latin America’s second-largest producer, Televisa. There’s no better place for stories of love and betrayal, with beautiful people satiating the desire for fairytale endings. The channel is hugely popular across Lusophone Africa.


ZooMoo (DStv Channel 314) is a Canadian kids’ channel that delivers a unique mix of live action combined with animation and puppets – it’s the world’s first fully interactive pre-school channel dedicated entirely to animals and nature, aimed at kids aged 2-7 years old. ZooMoo launches as a pop-up channel on DStv, which will be available from 1 October 2020 to 31 March 2021.


KIX (DStv Channel 114) is the ultimate destination for Action Movies in Africa. A customized and dedicated service, KIX offers fans a high-octane blend of martial arts, action and thriller movies from the East and West, all presented in English.  From the most compelling Asian and Hollywood blockbusters to the best Kung Fu classics of all time, as well as many other never-seen-before action and thriller titles in the region, KIX brings excitement, thrills and an adrenaline rush in high definition to all viewers.  Get into Action with KIX – your one-stop shop for all action movies! KIX Launches on 1 October. 


Turkish Novella channel Timeless Drama Channel (DStv Channel 123) comes to DStv from 1 October 2020 to 31 March 2021, with high-quality glossy telenovelas and costume dramas.


tvN (DStv Channel 134) opens up the world of Korean drama to DStv customers, on the back of rapidly growing global interest in the quirky world of K-Pop and all things Korean. The channel is from the Oscar-winning producers of Parasite, featuring shows produced by some of the biggest players in the Korean drama industry and serving up glossy, powerful content, which customers can look forward to, from November 2020, for 16 weeks, on DStv.


For more about these channels, visit


M-Net continues to deliver best of International Content


While M-Net’s local dramas are set to pack a punch alongside reality fare such as Single Wives SA, viewers can rest assured that the channel will continue to bring Hollywood’s top-notch series to Africa, first.


One of the many series to take note of is Mrs. America, featuring an A+ list of stars stepping into the shoes of some of the most iconic women of the culture wars of the 1970s.


Cate Blanchett plays Phyllis Schlafly, the conservative woman who led a campaign to ratify the Equal Rights Amendment, championed by strong-willed second-wave feminists. Rose Byrne gives life to legendary women’s rights activist Gloria Steinem, Tracy Ullman is Betty Friedman, and some of the other prominent figures of the era are portrayed by Emmy winners and nominees Elizabeth Banks, Margo Martindale, Uzo Adula and Jeanne Tripplehorn.


The Good Lord Bird is an American drama miniseries, based on the 2013 novel of the same name by James McBride. The series was created and executive produced by Ethan Hawke and Mark Richard. Produced by Jason Blum, with Blumhouse Productions. This series will air express from the US. The Good Lord Bird comes to M-Net in October 2020, Express from the US.


Based on the 2014 novel ‘You Should Have Known’ by Jean Hanff Korelitz, The Undoing stars Nicole Kidman, is written and produced by David E. Kelley, directed by Susanne Bier and premieres on M-Net in November 2020.


Coming to M-Net in December 2020, The Equalizer is a reimagining of the 1980s drama of the same name, which originally aired on the network from 1985 to 1989, and is the second reboot in the franchise, following the 2014 film and its 2018 sequel.


Fans of M-Net’s massive series can look forward to the return of shows like The Good Place, Britain’s Got Talent, This Is Us, City of Angels, Grey’s Anatomy, The Voice and many more, between now and March 2021.


M-Net Movies Channels get streamlined


The news is already out that the M-Net Movies offering has streamlined from 1 September 2020 to deliver a more personal movie experience for movie fans.


M-Net Movies Premiere, Smile, Action+, Action, All Stars & Zone have been condensed to M-Net Movies 1, 2, 3 and 4, to streamline the channel offering, giving fans the opportunity to discover more movies they love and make it easier to enjoy the channels across the new devices and platforms which have been announced by DStv. Popular holiday Pop-Up channel fliekNET becomes a permanent fixture on DStv as well.


The curated experience cements M-Net and M-Net Movies’ position as the undisputed leaders in entertainment and movies. In partnership with prolific local and international studios, the channels will be able to offer more movies that fans love, along with additional opportunities for the incredibly-popular Festivals and Pop-Ups – continuing to offer an uninterrupted movie experience with zero ad-breaks during movies, providing convenience to watch them whenever and however customers like.


The shuffle is also a response to customers’ needs for fresher content and a greater viewing experience. There will also be more focus on local content investment, which will see a launch of local channels in March 2021 for Ghana, Ethiopia, Angola and Mozambique.


The M-Net Movies channels will showcase a host of movie festivals and themes for fans, including Heritage Month across all packages (September 2020); Horror-ween for Premium and Compact customers (October 2020); WWE Action Stars on M-Net Movies 4 (October 2020); Fairytales & Fantasy on M-Net Movies 1, Trilogies on M-Net Movies 2 and Queens of Comedy on M-Net Movies 3 & 4 (all in November 2020).


DStv Premium customers will have access to all the revamped M-Net Movie Channels. M-Net Movies 3 (Channel 106) will be available to customers on Compact Plus, and M-Net Movies 4 (Channel 108) will be available to Access customers. Pop-Up Channels will be available as special events throughout the year, with some selected for Premium, Compact and Access customers.


For more about the changes to the M-Net Movies channels, visit


Pan-African Magic

Coming to DStv and GOtv in 2021 is a brand-new African Lifestyle channel, which will tell stories from across the continent. Blending content from various regions and Pan-African content with broad appeal, the new channel is a much-anticipated new addition to the DStv and GOtv offering.