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TV Buzz: It's Africa Month this May on DStv!!!



AfricaMagic logoThis month homegrown programming and African content will be highlighted and celebrated on DStv as the continent gets ready to celebrate Africa Day on 25th May.

·         The AfricaMagic channels will continue delivering original, homegrown content in entertainment, lifestyle, drama series, reality television and film. The channels are home to an array of popular African shows such as: Star GistTinsel53 ExtraJim Iyke: Unscripted, Mashariki Mix and     Omotola: The Real Me. Viewers can also look forward to season 8 of the hit reality show  Big Brother Africa on 26 May and It will be screened for 91 days on DStv channels 197 and 198.

·            Africa’s unique offering is also being showcased on a number of other channels across DStv.        This can be seen on shows such as Reza’s African Kitchen on Food Network, Floyd on Africa on Travel Channel, Wild Africa on BBC Knowledge, Being Mandela on Fox,Roaring with Pride on Animal Planet, Into the unknown with Josh Bernstein on Discovery World, Africa’s Deadliest on National Geographic, African Journal and Straight Talk Africa on Vox Africa

·            Musical talents from the continent are also being celebrated this month. Hip-Hop, R&B and Afro beats can be seen and heard on a selection of African inspired music shows on Channel O,          Afro Music Pop, Trace Urban and MTV Base. Key shows to look out for areVoltOriginal African Stories, O-Africa and Speakerboxx on Channel O. MTV Base will also screen an Africa Weekend Mix,     Official African Chart and MTV Africa All Stars.

·            News and views of the continent are not left behind, as some news networks on DStv have intriguing shows reviewing Africa’s culture, economy, politics and successes. Audiences are able to view these on shows such as: Focus on Africa on BBC World NewsAfrica this Week and Invest Africa on CNBC Africa, Inside Africa and African voices on CNN and Artscape on Aljazeera and ENCA Africa Edition on e.TV Africa.

  ·            May is also jam packed with non-stop sporting action on your “World of Champions”, SuperSport. Audiences can look forward to a number of African football leagues in countries such as Zimbabwe, Kenya, Uganda, Nigeria, Zambia, Ghana, Botswana, Tanzania and South Africa. So, in celebration of the success, achievement and growth of our beautiful continent be sure not to miss this great selection of African content in May! For more information log on to Please note that programming, dates and times are subject to change. In addition, please note that different channels are available on different DStv bouquets and in different countries.     Below please see screening details of the abovementioned shows:
Programmes Channels Date Time
  Star Gist   AfricaMagic Entertainment   Weekdays   19:30 CAT
  Tinsel   AfricaMagic Entertainment   Weekdays   20:30 CAT
  Mashariki Mix   AfricaMagic Entertainment   Tuesday   18:00 CAT and 20:00 CAT
  Jim Iyke: Unscripted   AfricaMagic Entertainment   Every Thursday   21:00 CAT


Reza’s African Kitchen

  Food Channel   Weekdays   17:15 CAT

  Floyd on Africa

  Travel Channel   Weekdays   11:00 CAT
  Roaring with Pride   Discovery World   Monday 6 May   20:05 CAT
  Being  Mandela   Fox   Wednesdays   20: 30 CAT

Africa’s Deadliest

  NatGeo Wild   Sunday 5 May   09:00 CAT
  Volt   Channel O   Thursdays   20:30 CAT
  Original African Stories   Channel O   Mondays   20:30 CAT
  O-Africa   Channel O   Friday May 24   20:30 CAT
  Africa Weekend Mix   MTV Base   Saturday 25 & 26 May   All day
  Official African Chart   MTV Base   Wednesdays   18:00 CAT
  MTV Africa All Stars   MTV Base   Saturday 25th May   16:00 CAT

  Focus on Africa

  BBC World News     Wednesdays   19:30 CAT
  Africa This week   CNBC Africa   Fridays   18:30 CAT


Invest Africa

  CNBC Africa   Saturdays   20:30 CAT


African Voices
  CNN   Saturday and Sunday   19:30 CAT & 16:30 CAT
  Inside Africa   CNN   Friday and Saturday   18:30 CAT & 19:30 CAT



  Aljazeera   Thursdays   18:30 CAT

ENCA Africa

  e.TV Africa   Daily   18:00  CAT


Africa Journal
  Vox Africa   Monday to Thursday   12:30 CAT
  Straight Talk Africa   Vox Africa   Thursdays   19:30 CAT


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