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CNN AJAs Entry Period Extended, LA Clippers Dance Squad, Toni Braxton original movie and more highlights on DStv


CNN International and MultiChoice announced today that African journalists have extra time to ensure their entries are submitted for the CNN MultiChoice African Journalist 2016 Awards.

African journalists creating content for African audiences now have until Monday 4 April to submit their entries via the entry form website

Details about this year’s awards are online here. The categories open for entries are:

  • Culture Award
  • Dow Technology & Innovation Reporting Award
  • Ecobank Economics & Business Award
  • Features Award
  • Francophone General News Award
  • GE Energy & Infrastructure Award
  • Mohamed Amin Photographic Award
  • MSD Health & Medical Award
  • News Impact Award
  • Portuguese Language General News Awards
  • Press Freedom Award
  • Sport Reporting Award
  • The African Development Bank Environment Award
  • The Maggie Eales Young Journalist Award

From these category winners, an independent judging panel choose the overall winner – The CNN MultiChoice African Journalist 2016.

Finalists in the 2016 competition will participate in a finalists’ programme that will include a media forum and networking opportunities with senior journalists, editors, business leaders and media owners from across the continent, culminating in a gala awards ceremony later in the year.

The CNN MultiChoice African Journalist 2016 will have the opportunity to participate in the CNN Journalism Fellowship at CNN Headquarters in Atlanta.

African Journalist Awards Social Media:


  • BET DStv Channel 129 – Compact/Compact Plus/Premium

19-2 Airs on Thursdays at 21:05 CAT

19-2 revolves around the lives of two unwilling partners in the Montreal Police Department. Officers Nick Barron (Adrian Holmes) and Ben Chartier (Jared Keeso) patrol the urban sprawl of downtown’s 19th Precinct in Cruiser No. 2.19-2 is about the tensions and bonds that develop between two incompatible men of very different temperaments and life experiences. The series portrays the unpredictability and fragility of the world of a beat cop through moments of life-threatening intensity, both on and off duty.

  • Boomerang DStv Channel 302 – Family/Compact/Compact Plus/Premium

Wabbit Easter: What up doc? Tune in on Sunday 27 March and Monday 28 March at 7:00pm

When even Bugs is getting tired of eating carrots it can only mean one thing: Easter is coming! Bugs invites you to celebrate Easter with him and he has many surprises in store for the occasion. Follow your favourite Wabbit as he leads you on a tunnel digging adventure across different lands…Finding eggs might be tricky, but what is certain is that each tunnel will have to be explored!

  • C&I Network Channel 170 – Premium

The Haunting Of….: Airs on Wednesdays at 7:00pm

In each new episode of The Haunting Of… watch an in-depth investigative exploration of a celebrity’s paranormal experience with the goal of providing closure to their story. The bone-chilling events are brought to life with the uncovering of the true story by a medium. Celebrities in this series include Country music star Travis Tritt, US actress Alysia Reiner and US actor Harry Lennix.                                 

Britain’s Darkest Taboos: Airs on Sundays at 7:00pm

Britain’s Darkest Taboos continues to shed new light on recent unspeakable British crimes that sent shockwaves through the nation. Exploring some of the most chilling acts of violence the country has ever seen, each episode looks beyond the headlines, focusing on the stories of those at the heart of each case. The series analyses the disturbing motives behind these incomprehensible acts as well as the devastating effects each crime has left in its wak

  • E! Entertainment Television DStv Channel 124 – Access/Family/Compact/Compact Plus/Premium

LA Clippers Dance Squad: Sunday 27 March at 7:00pm

Take a glimpse into the lives of the LA Clippers dance stars, and discover what it takes to be a member of the hottest dance squad in the NBA. In this exciting new docu-series follow the stars behind the scenes through the trials and tribulations of the tough auditions, intense rehearsals and show-stopping performances, all while they try to balance their busy schedules with their personal lives and relationships.

  • EVA Channel 141 – Compact/Compact Plus/Premium

Alla Te Espero (Wait for Me): weekdays at 2:00pm

Rosa Maria Restrepo (Monica Gomez) and Alex Montoya (Sebastian Martinez) are a young couple living on a coffee farm.  Unfortunately, the farm goes bankrupt and the whole family find themselves migrating to Bogota.  Not only does Bogota give the family a new home, but the city gives the family a bigger set of problems they could have ever asked for.


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

Anna Olson: Bake: Tuesday at 3:00pm

Indulge in the culinary delights of the distinguished pastry chef Anna Olson, as she whips up some masterful recipes, in a showcase of her baking talent. From baking basics, right up to expert dishes, Anna has the insider tips and tricks to create the perfect pastries. In her debut season, Tune into Anna’s debut season this March on Food Network.

  • IDx DStv Channel 171 – Premium

Momsters: When Mums Go Bad: From Wednesday, 30 March at 7:00pm

Roseanne Barr digs into a world where mothers will do whatever it takes for their children to be the best. Some mothers are the perfect homemakers and faithful soccer mums, while others are deadbeat disasters. You really won’t believe the lengths these mothers will go to for their children to come out on top.


Web of Lies: From Thursday 31 March at 7:00pm

This series details the innocent web surfers who are preyed upon by sinister and calculating individuals, who will stop at nothing to exploit them. Stories include that of Michele Reiter, who goes missing after a date with a new Facebook friend. Later, an aspiring boxer meets a potential partner over social media only to be found dead. What unites these shocking tales of true crime is their unpredictability. You never know where the web of lies leads.

  • Lifetime Channel 131 – Premium

Unbreak My Heart: The Toni Braxton Story: Sunday 27 March at 6:00pm

This is the authorised story of Toni Braxton’s remarkable life, from glittering success and multiple Grammy wins to bankruptcy, heartbreak, and the health troubles that nearly cost her life. Despite her early accomplishments, Toni’s world also crumbled when she was forced to file for bankruptcy twice and was left alone to pick up the pieces. Unbreak My Heart is more than the story of Toni’s difficult past – it is a story of hope, healing, and triumph.

M-Net Movies Premiere DStv Channel 103 – Premium

Marvel’s Ant-Man airs at 7:00pm Sunday 27 March

Forced out of his own company by former protégé Darren Cross, Dr. Hank Pym (Michael Douglas) recruits the talents of Scott Lang (Paul Rudd), a master thief just released from prison. Lang becomes Ant-Man, trained by Pym and armed with a suit that allows him to shrink in size, possess superhuman strength and control an army of ants. The miniature hero must use his new skills to prevent Cross, also known as Yellowjacket, from perfecting the same technology and using it as a weapon for evil.

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

Vegas 911:  Mondays at 7:50pm

The brand new series ‘Vegas 911’ reveals the untold stories of one of the busiest and most unique ERs in America. Working at the heart of Sin City, the staff of University Medical Centre (UMC) has seen it all, and now viewers will too. From 911 operators and first responders to ER personnel and the victims themselves, ‘Vegas 911’ provides an insider’s look into heroic tales of survival and how medical professionals saved lives in high-stake situations, all behind the glitzy exterior of Las Vegas.

Iyanla Fix My Life – Fix My Suburban Life: Sunday 27 March at 6:00pm

Parents Traci and Andre ask spiritual life coach Iyanla Vanzant for her help in “fixing” their two adult children, who they feel are making horrible life choices. The parents blame themselves for their 24-year-old son Jovan’s “choice” to be gay and disapprove of their daughter Jazmin’s plan to marry her boyfriend (a man they’ve banned from their house at times).

Lifeclass: Ask Steve Harvey Anything: Sunday 27 March at 6:55pm

In Part 2 of Oprah’s conversation with comedian and talk show host Steve Harvey, he answers real questions—with his signature brand of humour—from studio audience members who need advice on relationships, money and success. Nothing is off-limits as Steve advises on real-life feuds, including friends in disagreement and workplace dramas.

  • Universal Channel DStv Channel 117 – Compact/Compact Plus/Premium

Bosch S2: Wednesdays at 6:50pm

Titus Welliver returns as LAPD detective Harry Bosch in the second season of ‘Bosch’, based on Michael Connelly’s awardwinning series of crime novels. Following the events of the first season, which saw Bosch investigating the death of a 13-year-old boy at the hands of a serial killer while trying to prove his own innocence after being accused of killing a suspect, season two features new cases for the rugged detective to sink his teeth into.

  • Vuzu Amp, Channel 114 – Premium

Jane the Virgin (New season): Airs every Wednesday from 23 March at 6:30pm

After Jane discovers Mateo’s abduction, chaos ensues, especially when they all learn Sin Rostro is involved and demanding a ransom. Trying to help, Rogelio tweets about Mateo’s kidnapping making the Villanueva family targets of the paparazzi.image011


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