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DStv Highlights for the week

Safe Haven. Sunday 24 August 2014 20:30 | M-Net Movies Premiere (103) 

A broken-hearted widower and a woman with a mysterious and unhappy past find each other. Can the two of them rediscover the ability to love?


Julianne Hough as Katie Feldman/Erin Tierney
Josh Duhamel as Alex Wheatley
Cobie Smulders as Jo/Alex’s wife

Live from the Red Carpet at The 2014 Primetime Emmy Awards airs on E! Entertainment from Monday 25 August

Join DStv this month and be a part of the glamour and excitement as Ryan Seacrest and Giuliana Rancic report live from the red carpet, bringing you all the latest news and fashion updates from the 2014 Primetime Emmy Awards. This spectacle will bring viewers exclusive content ranging from in-depth interviews with the nominees to special guest presenters, this is the ultimate pre-awards show extravaganza you simply can’t miss!

Sky High airs on Disney Channel on Friday 22 August at 17:30 CAT

Will Stronghold is full of angst about friends, grades, and girls… in other words Will is another teen about to start high school. But he has the added pressure of being the third generation of the Stronghold family to attend Sky High, an elite high school entrusted with the responsibility of moulding power-gifted students into superheroes. The problem is Will is starting his freshman year without any super powers of his own. He must hide his worries or face the disappointment of his parents, famous super heroes The Commander and Jetstream.

hand to pick up.

Your Style in His Hands  airs on TLC Entertainment on Mondays at 20:55 CAT

Your style in his hands is back, as Lisa Snowden meets more headstrong couples prepared to put both their relationship and fashion choices on the line. With £5,000 to spend, the man and his best mate get just two weeks to buy a completely new wardrobe for his other half, before the hapless pair devise a catwalk show in front of family and friends. But first, she has to surrender her beloved old wardrobe and watch as he shreds the lot before her very eyes. Will their relationship survive the tears, tantrums, self-doubt and disappointment as the man attempts to give his girl a brand new style that she has no say in whatsoever? Lisa is on hand to pick up the pieces and guide them through this emotional mother of all makeovers.

Violetta returns for a second season on Disney Channel from Monday 25 August at 16:10 CAT

The wait is over! This month fans of telenovela Violetta can at last see the second season of this series, which has been a worldwide hit. All the old favourites are back, and some new characters appear. But one thing hasn’t changed – Ludmila is still causing trouble for Violetta with her family, friends and in her career and love life too! Violetta season two continues every weekday at the same times.

66th Primetime Emmy Awards

Tuesday 26 August 2014 18:00 | M-Net (101) 

The Emmy Awards are held to honor the best in US primetime TV programming as chosen by the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences.

The ceremony will be held at the Nokia Theatre in Los Angeles.

Leading contenders include Game of Thrones, Kevin Spacey’s House Of Cards and Matthew McConaughey’s True Detective.

Controversial hit series Game of Thrones has received the most recognition with 19 nominations, while American Horror Story: Coven received 17 and Breaking Bad received 16.

Comedian and late-night talk show host Seth Meyers will host the show for the first time.


More Swag, More Glamour, More Big Brother Africa! The continent’s biggest reality show returns for its ninth season on Sunday 7 September with the housemates competing for a massive prize pot of USD 300 000 – with more twists than ever before!

AfricaMagic can reveal that the new season will be known as Hotshots. This season’s housemates have hidden talents, they adore the spotlight and will let nothing stand in the way of their pursuit of fame & fortune.

M-Net Africa Regional Director (West Africa), Wangi Mba-Uzoukwu, says the viewers are in for almost as many surprises as the housemates. “We work hard to make each season of   Big Brother Africa bigger than the last – and we’ve really upped the ante this year,” she says. “Big Brother Hotshots is going to bring viewers exciting innovations, heart-stopping twists and uniquely African glamour, 24/7 for 91 days. Both fans and housemates are in for some unmissable television!”

The housemates will start the game in two ultra-glamorous houses which are built with magic, fun and mischief in mind. For 91 days, they’ll do their best to outshine each other in the hope of convincing Africa that they’re the continent’s biggest Hotshot. They’ll party like A-listers, rub shoulders with celebrity guests and face formidable challenges – all while negotiating Biggie’s famous curveballs and twists.

The logo for Big Brother Hotshots hints at the glamorous aspects of this season – but viewers will have to stay tuned 24/7 to see what Biggie has planned for the talented group of housemates!

What would Big Brother Africa be without a fantastic host to help give the housemates a chance to shine? Nigerian star IK Osakioduwa returns for his 6th stint as host and will taunt, tease, comfort and dance with the housemates on the Big Brother stage.

Produced by Endemol South Africa, Big Brother Hotshots kicks off on 7 September at 19:00 CAT and run 24/7 on DStv channels 197 and 198, with the best of the live highlights shown on GOtv. With less than four weeks to go, follow the action in the lead-up to the Premiere on social media by following @BigBroAfrica, liking or go to the official website at .

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