This month homegrown programming and African content will be highlighted and celebrated on DStv as the continent gets ready to celebrate Africa Day on 25 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 Gist, Tinsel, 53 Extra, Jim 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 are Volt, Original African Stories, O-Africa andSpeakerboxx 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 News, Africa 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 www.dstv.com
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:
|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|
|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|