DStv Highlights



You can still win! As the exciting REWARDS campaign continues to hand out large cash prizes to delighted subscribers in key markets. In just five weeks, a whopping GHS48,000 has been paid out right here in Ghana, with five loyal subscribers scooping up GHS9,600 each.

Now, in more sensational good news.  In the week before Easter, DStv REWARDS will double its prize money – so if you pay on time and enjoy unbroken service you could win GHS19,200 in cash.

The dramatic announcement follows five weeks of DStv REWARDS action in which five lucky Ghanaian winners walked away a little bit richer, thanks to their love for DStv. That’s because by simply paying their subscription fee before they were disconnected, they received a Money Drop to remember!

Week one winner was joiner Robinson Okoe Neequaye who has been a subscriber since 2009, while 54 year-old miner from Takoradi Frederick Amissah was the winner in week 2. Week 3’s prize went to online journalist Jerry Tsatro Mordy (34), a DStv subscriber for five years. In week 4, Kumasi based agriculturist Issaka Fuseini who has been a DStv Compact subscriber for just 4 months was the lucky winner. And in week five it was the turn of 43-year-old Accra entrepreneur Rami Kara – Ali to walk away with GHS9,6000, thanks in part to his son who always reminds him to pay his DStv! 57 year old Alhassan Abdulai, a medical doctor and a Premium subscriber also won GHS9,600 in week 6.

The DStv SPOT THE BOX promotion is also well underway.  DStv Premium subscriber and charted accountant John Okraku found this out when he spotted the blue Rewards box on screen and SMS’ed his name to +27711745622. Within days, he won a full year’s subscription to his current bouquet. In week five,Dominic Naadi, a Human Resource Personnel with Vodafone Ghana also spotted the and won a full year’s subscription to his current. With so many ways to win with DStv, it’s clear that time is of the essence. Which explains DStv’s newest advertising slogan …everything else can wait!

M-Net: Movies Comedy (DStv Channel 104)

Police Academy Movie Festival: Hit comedy film series of yesteryears, Poilce Academy is hitting the M-Net Movies Comedy channel in April. DStv viewers can look forward to non-stop laugher throughout the month of April.

The series begins when a new mayor announces a policy requiring the police department to accept all willing recruits. It follows a group of misfit recruits in their attempts to prove themselves capable of being police officers. The main character, Carey Mahoney, played by Steve Guttenberg was a repeat offender who was forced to join the police academy as punishment. Tune into the Police Academy movie festival to see how Carey Mahoney and his fellow recruits fail to get things right throughout their training.

M-Net: Movies Comedy will screen the Police Academy movies festival in April as follows:

POLICE ACADEMY – Wednesday 3 April at 19:00 CAT

POLICE ACADEMY II (Their First Assignment) – Wednesday 3 April at 21:00 CAT

POLICE ACADEMY III (Back In Training) – Wednesday 10 April at 19:00 CAT

POLICE ACADEMY IV (Citizens on Patrol) – Thursday 11 April at 21:00 CAT

POLICE ACADEMY V (Assignment Miami Beach) – Wednesday 17 April at 19:00 CAT

POLICE ACADEMY VI (City Under Siege) – Wednesday 17 April at 21:00 CAT

POLICE ACADEMY VII (Mission to Moscow) – Wednesday 24 April at 19:00 CAT

Style (DStv Channel 173)

Kimora: House Of Fab: Kimora Lee Simmons is back with a brand new docu-series, House of Fab. The show follows the supermodel, mogul and president of JustFab to see just what it takes for a thriving young company to succeed. Kimora is set on leaving her mark, however, in order to move the company to the next level of success, she’ll need the support of the colourful JustFab staff that are full of big personalities and big egos. Catch all the highs and lows of this mogul every Wednesday on DStv from 3 April at 21:10 CAT.

CNN International (DStv Channel 401)

Leading Women: This month, Leading Women profiles two media titans: Arianna Huffington and Oprah Winfrey. Huffington is the co-founder and Editor-in-Chief of the Huffington Post, a publishing powerhouse that started as a small blog. CNN’s Poppy Harlow talks to Huffington about how she has expanded her brand and portfolio, including the recently launched HuffPost Live – an online video streaming network.

After 25 years as a celebrated talk show host and global television icon, Oprah Winfrey closed that chapter in her life and career to start a television network, OWN (Oprah Winfrey Network). Despite a bumpy start to her new venture, Winfrey is turning things around, landing big celebrity interviews and continuing to push her message of self-empowerment to the world. CNN anchor Felicia Taylor profiles Winfrey, who is considered one of the most influential women in America. Don’t miss Leading Women on Saturday 30 March at 19:30 CAT.

BET (DStv Channel 135)

Rip The Runway 2013: R’n’B singer Kelly Rowland and actor Boris Kodjoe are hosting this year’s Rip The Runway. Now in its ninth year, this BET special is a fusion of music and fashion with America’s brightest entertainers providing an extraordinary fashion experience on the runway. Emerging designers will showcase their collections in street wear, swimwear and high fashion couture alongside the evening’s performers, who include: Jaden Smith, Rick Ross, Luke James, Trinidad James, Sevyn Streeter and Omarion. Jaden Smith also showcases his collection which sees his equally talented sister Willow strutting down the catwalk.Catch this BET special on Saturday, 30 March at 22:00 CAT.

BBC Entertainment (DStv Channel 120)

Strictly Come Dancing: Sir Bruce Forsyth and his glamorous co-host Tess Daly present the sparkling semi-final of the ever-popular celebrity dancing competition. As the competition shimmies toward its nerve-wracking latter stages, the celebrity contestants and their limber professional partners will have to perform a Ballroom or a Latin American dance to be critiqued and scored by the panel of expert judges. The star names taking part in this series include impressionist Rory Bremner, boxer Audley Harrison, ex-footballer Robbie Savage, pop star and actress Holly Valance and Australian soap legend Jason Donovan. Following all the contestants performances, the judges’ scores are combined with the results of a public telephone vote and the two lowest ranked couples must dance again for their survival in the competition. Watch Strictly Come Dancing on Sunday 31 March at 20:00 CAT.

History (DStv Channel 186)

The Men Who Built America: John D Rockefeller, Cornelius Vanderbilt, Andrew Carnegie, Henry Ford and JP Morgan rose from obscurity and in the process built modern America. These men were not friends, but rivals in business and in life. They battled each other on their way to the top of the rich list and American society. Some called them gutsy, others called them greedy.  Their names hang on street signs, are etched into buildings and are a part of the fabric of American history. They created the American Dream and were the engine of capitalism as they transformed everything they touched in building the oil, rail, steel, shipping, automobile and finance industries.

But these industrialists built their fortunes at the expense of the working man. Four of them joined the ranks of the Robber Barons as their empires and their wealth grew. They elected presidents, set economic policies and influenced major events of the 50 most formative years the United States has ever known. From the Civil War to the Great Depression and World War I, they led the way.

Using state of the art computer generated imagery that incorporates 12 million historical negatives, many made available for the first time by the Library of Congress, this series will bring back to life the world they knew and the one they created. Tune for this new documentary Monday 1 April at 21:00 on the History channel.

Fox (DStv Channel 125) 

Transporter: In Transporter, Frank Martin is a criminal facilitator who takes anyone or anything to a drop-off site for the right price. You want something moved, moved fast, and moved right, Frank Martin is the guy. He carries anything, anywhere, no questions asked but he has only three rules. Catch Transporterevery Monday from 1 April at 20:15 CAT.

CBS Reality (DStv Channel 132)

Fat Doctor: DStv viewers will see bariatric surgeon Shaw Somers, otherwise known as “The Fat Doctor” take on a never-ending battle to help morbidly obese individuals to change and save their lives. Fat Doctor follows the personal journeys of those who are willing to go under the knife in a desperate bid to lose weight. The show also revisits some of the amazing transformations from previous series. The series documents a variety of emotional accounts, starting with a man who has turned his life around since losing 19 stone following a gastric bypass and a lifelong food obsessive with who is desperate to lose weight. Tune inevery Saturday from 6 April at 12:00 CAT.

BBC Knowledge (DStv Channel 184)

Louis Theroux: Extreme Love – Dementia (Premiere): We all dream of the ideal retirement, physically healthy and financially sound, but the shocking truth is that most of the world’s older people will spend their retirement either with dementia or caring for someone that has it. Louis Theroux spends some time in the USA, which has a growing population of dementia sufferers and sees how families maintain relationships with their loved ones even as the building blocks of personality and character are eroded. Louis meets Gary, who at just 69 no longer remembers that he’s married to his wife Carla and believes he’s back serving in the military. He also meets 89 year old Nancy, an ex-New York model. Catch this compelling one episode documentary on Tuesday 2 April at 21:00 CAT.

Cartoon Network (DStv Channel 301)

Scooby Doo: Fred, Daphne, Velma, Shaggy and Scooby Doo continue to solve mysteries in the spooky town of Crystal Cove, a tourist hotspot that boasts a long history of ghostly sightings, werewolves and glowing deep sea divers. Unusual acts of nature are still creeping in the haunted Crystal Cove and the gang will stop at nothing to unveil the truth behind the bizarre activity. Tune in every weekday from Monday 1st April at 16:35 CAT.

Star Wars: The Clone Wars (Premiere): The big-screen action, unforgettable characters and adventure of the Star Wars saga continues in the new season of Star Wars: the Clone Wars as Jedi heroes face a galaxy of foes. The season is filled with explosive action, exotic worlds, intriguing characters and shocking turns as several major players face their destinies as the galaxy plunges into darkness. Watch Star Wars every weekday from Monday 1 April at 19:55 CAT.

**Please note that the schedules were confirmed by DStv and accurate as at the time of distribution. Dates and times are subject to change. For more sports news and information, visit www.dstv.com or on www.facebook.com/DStvGhana

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