DStv confirms exciting OPEN WEEKEND!

Get ready for an exciting new promotion from DStv that is making news…

Africa’s leading pay TV brand has confirmed plans for an entertaining OPEN WEEKEND, during which time DStv Access, Family, Compact and Compact Plus subscribers will be able to view selected DStv Premium channels, at no extra cost.

Running from Friday July 19 at 16:00 CAT until Monday July 22 at 10:00 CAT, the DStv OPEN WEEKEND is the latest development in the DStv Rewards campaign, which aims to reward subscribers for their loyalty in different ways. Earlier this year, thanks to DStv Rewards, lucky subscribers from different parts of the continent walked away with wonderful cash prizes.

With the OPEN WEEKEND now just days away, DStv has confirmed the channels that will be part of the offer and these include some of the biggest, most popular television brands in the world – AfricaMagic Entertainment, Animal Planet, BBC Knowledge, BBC LifeStyle, Big Brother The Chase (Channels 197 and 198), Cbeebies, Comedy Central, Crime and Investigation, Discovery, Fox Entertainment, History Channel, MTV, MTV Base, Sky News, SuperSport channels 1 – 6, Trace Sports Stars and the Travel Channel.

So if you’ve ever wondered about these channels, and exactly what viewing they offer, then wonder no more. Now is your chance to see them firsthand and experience some of the finest content available on television today. From world class sport to hit music, from blockbuster reality television to fascinating documentary, from sensational series to awesome African content, DStv Premium is the most comprehensive television product available in Africa today.

Highlight programming during the DStv OPEN WEEKEND includes action on the high octane SuperSport channels which, as usual, are jam-packed with great sporting activity including the glittering IAAF Diamond League, live from Monaco, at which some of the world’s best athletes will compete for honors! Also on the menu is the Concacaf Gold Cup, MotoGP motorcycle racing, the prestigious Open Championship where Tiger Woods is among the main attractions, plus the grueling Tour De France which is arguably the biggest event on the global cycling calendar. Meanwhile English Premier League giants Manchester United travel Down Under to take on Australia’s finest, while the English and Australian cricket teams contest the Ashes.

Plus check out the MTV Base Meets Michelle Obama special; three spectacular wildlife programs on Animal Planet (Wildest Africa, Big Five Challenge and Roaring with Pride); a marathon of hilarious Joey episodes on Comedy Central in which our favourite Friend returns in his own sitcom; and the Mandela Marathons on the History Channel in which comedian Eddie Izzard attempts to run an incredible 27 marathons in 27 consecutive days across South Africa in order to raise money for charity and to commemorate each of the 27 years of Nelson Mandela’s incarceration.

Meanwhile on AfricaMagic Entertainment, the flagship channel of the hugely popular AfricaMagic brand, look out for highlights such as the celeb news focused StarGist, the riveting Making of a Mogul, a ‘must-watch’ Uche Jombo movie festival, plus an omnibus of the dramatic soapie Tinsel and of course, the sizzling new Big Brother Africa satire The Hot Room in which comedian Tumi Morake takes a funny look at Africa’s most famous house and its occupants!

Speaking of Big Brother Africa, if you haven’t seen the live 24/7 action on DStv channels 197 and 198, now is definitely your best chance to get caught up. During the DStv Open Weekend, Biggie has a surprise in store for the housemates as the two houses (Diamond and Ruby) finally merge, while the unexpected arrival of new faces is sure to create drama, drama and more drama!

It’s all happening so make a date for the DStv Open Weekend…You won’t want to miss a moment! For more information on DStv programming, channels and bouquets, visit www.dstv.com

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