DStv Highlights for the week

BoxOffice Brings Hot RENTertainment and a competition this February


February is the month of love and BoxOffice is here to sweep subscribers off their feet with exciting blockbuster films. Get a DStv Explora decoder to immerse yourself and your loved one in the world of side-splitting comedies, thrilling suspense dramas, adrenalin-pumping action flicks and chilling horror movies. DStv Premium subscribers will have the opportunity to select from the wide range of entertaining movies to ensure that they’re constantly updated when it comes to the latest and best films in the world right in the comfort of their own homes.



On February 2 kick-off your at-home film fest on with the bone-chilling horror flick, Annabelle. In this spooky tale starring Alfre Woodard, Annabelle Wallis and Ward Horton, a man named John Form has found the perfect gift for his expectant wife, Mia — a beautiful, rare vintage doll in a pure white wedding dress. But Mia’s delight with Annabelle doesn’t last long. On one horrific night, their home is invaded by members of a satanic cult, who violently attack the couple. Spilled blood and terror are not all they leave behind. The cultists have conjured an entity so malevolent that nothing they did will compare to the sinister conduit to the damned that is now…Annabelle. Keep your comfort-blanket close by because this horror film based on a true story.



Also catch another fallen star, Phillip Seymor Hoffmann is his last leading role in a feature film before his death last year in A Most Wanted Man from the 3rd of February.  When an immigrant turns up in Hamburg’s Islamic community, laying claim to his father’s ill-gotten fortune, both German and US security agencies take a close interest: as the clock ticks down and the stakes rise, the race is on to establish this most wanted man’s true identity – oppressed victim or destruction-bent extremist?



After Anabelle, a comedy palate cleanser will come in handy. Enter…The Longest Week to the rescue. Let Jason Bateman amuse you in his role as Conrad, an immature man-child who has spent his life in a chic Manhattan Hotel ever since his parents decided to take a 20-year vacation to Paris, leaving him to be raised by hotel staff at the age of 11. His spoiled life comes to an end when he loses his trust fund as a result of his parents’ divorce and is forced out on the street. The film also stars Olivia Wilde and Billy Crudup and will be available from the 4th of February.



But truth be told, 2014’s most disturbing blood and gore scene award goes to psychological thriller, Gone Girl (also available from 9th of February) starring Ben Afleck and Rosamund Pike whose role recently garnered her a Screen Actors Guild Award, Golden Globe and Oscar nominations in the Best Actress category. Based on a best-selling Gillian Flynn novel by the same name, this story revolves around Nick Dunne who reports that his beautiful wife, Amy, has gone missing on the day of their fifth wedding anniversary. Under pressure from the police and a growing media frenzy, Nick’s portrait of a blissful union begins to crumble, leaving him as a prime suspect. Not one to be missed.



If you feel you’ve gained back your equilibrium enough to watch another film based on a historical figure, then catch Dracula Untold from 09 February. The story chronicles a young prince who, when the lives of his wife and child are put in danger by a bloodthirsty sultan, risks his soul to save them and in the process begins his tragic transformation into the eternally infamous vampire. Expect epic fight scenes and lots of blood and gore.



As if having access to all these hot blockbusters wasn’t exciting enough, BoxOffice will also be running a monthly competition from 1 February to 30 April 2015 where subscribers will stand a chance to win 1 of 5 Smart TVs every month.  To qualify for entry, eligible customers will have to rent 3 or more movies and be automatically entered into a lucky draw. Remember, the more you rent, the better your chances.



For more information of the blockbusters featured on BoxOffice, visit www.boxoffice.dstv.com





Win An AFCON Viewing Party From DStv And GOtv




Are you mad about football? Show your love with SuperSport and DStv/GOtv by sharing an image of yourself on our DStv GH or GOtv Facebook page showing us how you are supporting your national team, the Black Stars, as they play in the Africa Cup of Nations.

Be as creative as you can – wear the team colors, paint your face or whatever that will better your chances of winning. The winner will receive the opportunity to host an all-expense paid viewing party for 20 friends at their home, when the Black Stars take on South Africa.


Hurry before the tournament ends!

Terms &Conditions apply http://www.dstv.com/News/Ghana-show-your-love-for-the-Black-Stars/115095




Nissan’s Goal of the Tournament Competition

Nissan has partner red with Supersport to give AFCON fans and players the chance to win big in the Goal of the Tournament.

Soccer fans across Africa will be given the opportunity to vote on Orange AFCON 2015’s best and most exciting goals and win a Nissan Qashqai at the end of the tournament. Football fans will be able to vote once a day for their favourite goals on Nissan’s Goal of the Tournament competition page on supersport.com

The Corporate Vice President, Global Head of Marketing, Communications & Brand Strategy for Nissan, Roel de-Vries, said, the Goal of the Tournament competition gives football fans the chance to interact with the Orange AFCON tournament in a way that translates the excitement of the pitch directly onto their computer screens and into their lives.

On his part, Brandon Foot, Acting CEO of SuperSport, said they want to be the go-to channel for football fans to be part of the 2015 Orange AFCON action. “We have secured the pay TV rights to broadcast the games, but beyond that we are excited to give fans the opportunity to interact with the tournament in a real and fun way, even once each game ends.”

At the end of Orange AFCON 2015, CAF will select the best goal of the tournament, and all fan votes cast for this goal will go into a draw, with the winning fan being randomly selected after the final match on 8 February 2015. The lucky winner will drive away in a brand new Nissan Qashqai.

The player who scores the winning goal in Goal of the Tournament will also be presented with a trophy at the final to celebrate their performance in the Orange AFCON tournament. Renowned British jeweler and luxury goods house, Asprey, famed for its sporting trophy design and manufacture, most notably for Wimbledon and the Barclay’s English Premier League, created the one-of-a-kind trophy.

Visit http://www.supersport.com/competitions/2015AFCON to enter the competition

Laali Tuesday 03 February 2015 6:00PM GMT | Zee World (100)


A young woman named Lalli is very optimistic and a dreamer. She was married off when she was a child and does not even remember what her husband looks like.

Lalli is waiting for her send-off ceremony and dreams of the day she will be united with her husband with hopes of a better life.

Her family want her send off to take place too, but don’t have the money to make it possible.

The Graham Norton Show Tuesday 03 February 2015 21:40 | BBC Entertainment (120)


David Attenborough flirtatiously explains how Paradise birds mate. Jessica Chastain reveals she knows the real-life agent behind her Zero Dark Thirty character. Meanwhile, Gary Lineker says football management is a dreadful job and McBusted performs live in the studio.





Human To Hero Wednesday 04 February 2015 5:30PM GMT | CNN International (401)



CNN’s Human to Hero gets to the heart of what it means to be a sporting star, exploring the dedication, determination and inspiration involved for the world’s best athletes.

Meet Krishna Poonia, an Indian discus thrower, who grew up in the conservative Jaat community in India where daughters were expected to marry at an early age, but her father wanted her to get a further education and pursue her dreams.

Poonia eventually moved into sports and married a former Indian hammer thrower who helped coach her in discus. She has gone on to become the Asian Games bronze medallist twice and was the first woman to win a gold medal in track and field at the Commonwealth Games in 2010.

At the London 2012 Olympics, she became the first woman from India to reach the finals in discus.

Poonia is seen as a symbol of female strength in India having made a transition into politics, citing Indira Gandhi as an inspiration. She hopes to campaign against female infanticide and dowry in marriages, as she pushes for further education for girls.





V Republic Wednesday 4 January 2015 8:30PM GMT | AfricaMagic Showcase (150)


Shirley Frimpong-Manso’s V REPUBLIC follows the lives of 4 beautiful Ghanaian ladies as they journey through their professional and love lives.  Their not so perfect lives are thrown together by events which creates a convenient platform for relationships beyond their wildest dreams. The 26-episode series stars Award-winning actress, Joselyn Dumas (who plays Mansa Baiden); Nikki Samonas (Gina Moses); Christabel Ekeh (Laura Gaize) and Jasmine Baroudi (Tilly Walsh).


Tune into the best of African entertainment on Africamagic.

Where Are They Now: Oprah’s Sister, Actress Denise Richards and Survivor Winner Richard HatchThursday 05 February 2015 6:55PM GMT | TLC Entertainment (172)


In 2010, Oprah discovered a bombshell family secret: She had a half-sister, Patricia Lee, who was put up for adoption at birth.

Oprah had revealed the news on The Oprah Show, but viewers wanted to know where Patricia is now. In this update, Oprah travels to Milwaukee, Wisconsin, for Patricia’s 50th birthday party to toast sisterhood and tour Patricia’s new home.

Then, actress Denise Richards opens up about her evolving relationship with her ex-husband, Charlie Sheen; the paparazzi photos she says cost her work; adopting her daughter Eloise on her own; and how motherhood has changed her whole outlook on life.

Plus, Survivor’s first million-dollar winner, Richard Hatch, talks candidly about going to prison in 2006 and introduces two adult biological children he just recently met.

Watch Where Are They Now: Oprah’s Sister, Actress Denise Richards and Survivor Winner Richard Hatch on Thursday 5 February at 6:55PM GMT on TLC Entertainment.





Football Stars Thursday 05 February 2015 7:30PM GMT | TRACE Sport Stars (188)


This February TRACE brings you loads of new episodes in this football-mad series! Taking a closer look at the lives of the world’s greatest footballers, Football Stars moves away from the pitch and into the crazy and wonderful world of soccer superstardom.

This month the show features a spectacular lineup, including Cesc Fàbregas, Tim Howard, Alexis Sánchez and more!

Tune in for Football Stars on TRACE Sport Stars Thursday nights throughout February from 7:30PM GMT.




Jay Z And Beyonce 06 February 2015 2:30 | BET (35)


Beyoncé And Jay-Z’. Catch a mix of videos, live performances and dance trends from a single Hollywood musician or band.

Liv and Maddie Saturday 07 February 2015 06:05AM GMT | Disney Channel (303)

Dial into Disney Channel on Saturday 7 February to watch the highly anticipated season 2 premiere of Liv and Maddie at 6:05AM GMT


In today’s episode things get tricky when the premiere of Liv’s new movie clashes with the Stevens Point Cheddar-Brat Fest. She’s determined to attend both and win the cheese wheel roll with Maddie – but how will she fit them both in? Tune in to find out.




Focus: Nicki Minaj Saturday 07 February 2015 12:00GMT | TRACE URBAN (325)



TRACE Urban features Young Money singer, rapper and songwriter Nicki Minaj, who burst onto the hip-hop scene back in 2009. Her hotly awaited debut album, ‘Pink Friday’, reached number one in the US Billboard 200 and now she has two platinum joints under her belt. Tune in to witness some of the star’s top videos.





Tata: India’s Global Giant Saturday 07 February 2015 8:10PM GMT | BBC World News (400)

British schoolchildren enjoy a day of sport funded by an Indian conglomerate.

It’s an intriguing sign of our changing times. Tata has turned around Jaguar, one of Britain’s most iconic car marques, and is shoring up Europe’s steel-making industry with its purchase of the Anglo-Dutch Corus group in 2008.

India’s largest and most global company now earns 70% of its revenue overseas.

Zareer Masani tells the story of this 150 year old company with a reputation for ethical capitalism.

New Day Sunday 08 February 2015 07:00AM GMT | Rhema TV (343)

Start a new day in your devotion to the Lord with the help of Pastor Ray.

Ray McCauley is a man of God who preaches the Gospel. Let his words of encouragement and inspiration touch your life in his show, New Day.

Don’t miss New Day on Sunday 8 February at 7:00AM GMT on Rhema TV.

57th Annual Grammy Awards Monday 09 February 2015 4:30PM GMT | Channel O (320)

Tune in to Channel O at 3:00 on 9 February for a live broadcast and celebrate music’s biggest night.

This year, BeyoncéSam Smith and Pharrell Williams lead the pack, with six nominations each.

With this year’s ceremony, Queen Bey has already made history, by becoming the most nominated female artist of all time.

Who will walk away with the coveted prize? 
Channel O will also re-broadcast the ceremony at 4:30PM GMT on 9 February.

The Strain Monday 09 February 2015 6:30PM GMT | FOX (125

Dr. Ephraim Goodweather, the head of the CDC’s New York-based Canary Project, is called upon to investigate when an airplane lands with everybody on board dead. What his team discovers is a viral outbreak that has similarities to an ancient strain of vampirism. As the virus begins to spread, Goodweather works with his team and a group of the city’s residents to wage a war that could hold humanity’s fate in its hand. The show’s executive producers include Oscar-nominated writer Guillermo del Toro and Emmy-winning producer Carlton Cuse.


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