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Here are some highlights on DStv this week: AfricaMagic Showcase Channel 151 – Premium Deadly Instinct 5 March at 5:00pm A man who lived a double life unknown to people around him. After his death the truth is revealed about his true self. AMC DStv Channel 140 – Compact/Compact Plus/PremiumAdvertisement The Night Manager: Every Monday […]



DStv new logoHere are some highlights on DStv this week:

AfricaMagic Showcase Channel 151 – Premium

Deadly Instinct 5 March at 5:00pm

A man who lived a double life unknown to people around him. After his death the truth is revealed about his true self.

AMC DStv Channel 140 – Compact/Compact Plus/Premium


The Night Manager: Every Monday at 6:00pm

A contemporary interpretation of John le Carré’s espionage novel, “The Night Manager” follows former British soldier Jonathan Pine (Tom Hiddleston) who is recruited by an intelligence operative to infiltrate the inner circle of international businessman Richard OnslowRoper (Hugh Laurie) and expose the unholy alliance he has ministered between the intelligence community and the secret arms trade. In his quest to do the right thing, Pine must first become a criminal himself. Every Monday at 6:00pm·

BET DStv Channel 129 – Compact/Compact Plus/Premium

It’s a Mann’s World: Premieres on Tuesday 1 March at 7:05pm


On It’s A Mann’s World, the family that prays and laughs together stays together. Comedy and Gospel power couples, David Mann and Tamela Mann negotiate at both conference table and kitchen table with a spirit that’s fun for the whole family. The series will take a peek behind their celebrity on-screen personas, viewers will get a taste of how David and Tamela balance being celebrities, entrepreneurs, and parents to four adult children – all while maintaining their 26-year old marriage… Premieres on Tuesday 1 March at 7:05pm.

Top Actor Africa: Tuesday 1 March at 5:30pm 

Local reality series, Top Actor Africa is back! Twelve of the best up and coming actors across Africa have been selected to struggle it out on camera, in front of big industry names hailing from across the globe for the title of “Top Actor Africa”. The young hopefuls face elimination every week based on their performance in the various demanding acting challenges. 12 will compete, but only ONE will make the final cut! It premieres on Tuesday 1 March at 5:30pm.

Celebration of Gospel 2016: premieres on Saturday 5 March at 6:05pm


What do you get when Gospel, R&B and Hip-Hop’s music’s shining stars combine their talents for an incredible night of praise. The 2016 “Celebration of Gospel” installment features stirring performances from Yolanda Adams, Kirk Franklin, Donnie McClurkin, Chaka Khan, Tye Tribbett, Pastor Shirley Caesar, Anthony Hamilton, Tamela Mann, Tank, BeBe Winans, Tasha Cobbs, Le’Andria Johnson, Jonathan McReynolds and MANY MORE!!! It premieres on Saturday 5 March at 6:05pm

 Food Network DStv Channel 175 – Compact/Compact Plus/Premium

Chopped: Wednesday 2 March at 6:00pm

Is there anything worse than facing the chop? Another batch of plucky contestants are summoning up the courage to take on the pressure-cooker environment of the Chopped kitchen, all for the goal of becoming the Chopped champion. Another season of equally delicious and thrilling recipes awaits those with the stomach for the Chopped challenge! New season premieres Wednesday 2 March at 6:00pm


Tia Mowry At Home: Premieres Thursday 3 March at 7:00pm

Tia Mowry kicks off a captivating series of delightful food and big laughs, all whilst revealing her extraordinary cooking expertise. Alongside her loving family and friends, Tia cooks up a storm as she prepares a range of exciting recipes, starting off with a slow-cooked beef and lentil stew. Premieres Thursday 3 March at 7:00pm

·        IDx DStv Channel 171 – Premium

Your Worst NightmareTuesday 01 March at 8:00pm


With spine-tingling stories, cinematic recreations and tense first-person interviews, ‘Your Worst Nightmare’ returns with more unique stories that will have audience’s hearts racing through every act. Using classic horror movie techniques, ‘Your Worst Nightmare’ delivers true-crime thrillers that will keep you glued to your seat. Airs from Tuesday 01 March at 8:00pm.

Maisha Magic Bongo DStv Channel 160 – Premium

Bongo Movies- Wednesdays and Thursdays at 4:30pm

A showcase of the latest Bongo blockbusters, thrillers, drama and horror movies. Featuring popular Tanzanian actors and actresses telling their own stories and lifestyles which resonates with the Tanzanian audience in a language that they best understand- Kiswahili.


 M-Net Family DStv Channel 162 – Compact/Compact Plus/Premium

Hart Of Dixie 4 Friday 04 March 6:30pm 

When Zoe makes an important decision, Wade tries to take care of everything before the baby is born.·        M-Net City DStv Channel 115 – Compact/Compact Plus/Premium

Searching for Sugar Man Sunday 6 March at 4:00pm


In the 1970s Rodriguez’s music swept through South Africa, yet in his own country he went without recognition. Now two fans set out to discover what happened to the man whose music captivated a nation.

M-Net Edge DStv Channel 113 – Premium

Billions Tue 1 March , 12:00am

Wealth, influence and corruption collide in this drama set in New York. Shrewd U.S. Attorney Chuck Rhoades is embroiled in a high-stakes game of predator vs. prey with the ambitious hedge-fund king, Bobby Axelrod. To date, Rhoades has never lost an insider trading case — he’s 81-0 — but when criminal evidence turns up against Axelrod, he proceeds cautiously in building the case against Axelrod, who employs Rhoades’ wife, psychiatrist Wendy, as a performance coach for his company. Both men use their intelligence, power and influence to outmaneuver the other in this battle over billions.


Gotham Thursday 3 March, 7:00pm

Jim Gordon is a rising detective in corrupt Gotham City, where his late father was a successful district attorney. Brave, honest and determined to prove himself, Jim hopes to return the city to the glamorous, purer version he remembers as a child·

M-Net DStv Channel 101 – Premium

Shades Of Blue Thu 3 Mar 2:00am


Jennifer Lopez stars as New York detective Harlee Santos, a single mother who runs with a group of dirty cops, taking her cut of the bribes and protection money to give her bright and promising daughter the best life possible and a leg up for a better future

American Sniper Sun 6 Mar , 6:05pm 

U.S. Navy SEAL Chris Kyle (Bradley Cooper) takes his sole mission — protect his comrades — to heart and becomes one of the most lethal snipers in American history. His pinpoint accuracy not only saves countless lives but also makes him a prime target of insurgents. Despite grave danger and his struggle to be a good husband and father to his family back in the States, Kyle serves four tours of duty in Iraq. However, when he finally returns home, he finds that he cannot leave the war behind.

  MTV DStv Channel 322 – Premium


Catfish:  Wednesday 2 March at 7:15pm

Catfish has taught us all to be aware that you never know who you’re talking to online: false identities and false agendas are everywhere. This season, Nev and Max are taking Catfish international for the first time, seeking out stories of online dating disasters and broken hearts around the world. Tune in on from Wednesday 2 March at 7:15pm·

Studio Universal DStv Channel 112- Compact/Compact Plus/Premium

Throughout Women’s Month Studio Universal will make Wednesday evenings one to look forward to for the ladies, with a selection of entertaining and riveting movies from ‘Hollywood Royalty: Denzel Washington.


The Bone Collector: Wednesday 2 March at 6:00pm

 Denzel Washington stars as quadriplegic ex-homicide detective Lincoln Rhyme in this tense crime thriller based on the novel by Jeffery Deaver. A sadistic serial killer is terrorising New York City, so the bed-bound Rhyme enlists the somewhat reluctant help of beat cop Amelia Donaghy (Angelina Jolie) to work the crime scenes in order to find evidence and stop the perpetrator before he strikes again. Queen Latifah and Michael Rooker also star. On Wednesday 2 March at 6:00pm

TLC Entertainment DStv Channel 172 – Compact/Compact Plus/Premium

Too Ugly For Love? : Friday 4 March at 6:00pm


Dating can be awkward and uncomfortable at the best of times. But what happens when you have to reveal you’ve got a medical condition to a potential partner? When’s the best time to do it, and what happens when you do? 12 singletons face that dilemma in the new series of ‘Too Ugly for Love?’. Premieres on Friday 4 March at 6:00pm.

Iyanla Fix My Life – Fix My Full House: Sunday, 06 March at 6:00pm

In response to a letter requesting assistance, Iyanla travels to Maryland to help Alexis with her mother, Carrie, who has been lashing out with angry words and violent actions. Iyanla soon realises that, below the surface, the bad situation is far more complex. Carrie’s husband, Will, has invited 14 freeloading family houseguests into their home without her permission. For the first time, an emotional Iyanla is not sure if she can help. Sunday, 06 March at 20:00 CAT.

TraceSport Stars Dstv Channel 188 – Compact/Compact Plus/Premium


Sport Stars Uncovered (new season): Tuesday, 1st March from 6:55pm

Get intimate with the hottest figures in sport, with a show that’s ready to strip down and reveal all! Amongst those uncovered this month is tennis icon and off-court charmer Rafael Nadal. This clay court master won his debut grand slam in Paris and hasn’t looked back! Also featuring in an evening binge watch is swimming legend Michael Phelps and Hawaiian surfer Carissa Moore. Tuesday, 1st March from 6:55pm.·

 Zee World DStv Channel 166 – Access/Family/Compact/Compact Plus/Premium

The Vow Monday to Friday at 5:00pm


This March starts, The Vow a story of Vidya, a naive, simple village girl who’s brought up with love and comes from a poor background. She gets married to Sagar Thakur, a son of a wealthy family. The fairy-tale wedding turns into a nightmare when Vidya discovers, Sagar has the mind of an eight year old, caused by an accident that nearly claimed his life. Sagar, therefore, doesn’t understand Vidya’s place in his life. His family uses this to take advantage of Vidya.

Her sisters-in-law make her life a living hell and her husband doesn’t take her side. The submissive Vidya is lost in the jungle of unwanted relationships and unreturned love.

Will Vidya fullfill her vow of being Sagar’s wife and win the acceptance of the Thakur family?

Barfi 5 March at 5:00pm


Barfi is a street-wise charmer who is born deaf. He falls in love with Shruti but they part ways as she gives into societal and parental pressure. Many years later their paths cross and Barfi is now in love with Jhilmil. Shruti’s realization that Jhilmil is autistic and she recognizes that true love is really blind. Shruti still in love with him and must now choose between her happiness and Barfi!

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