DStv Lifetime Open Weekend for all Bouquets
MultiChoice is excited to announce that from the 20th to the 23rd of February, DStv subscribers across all packages will get an all-access pass to an entertaining and uplifting television viewing experience on Lifetime (DStv Channel 131).
With this month marking the third anniversary since the death of iconic singer, actress, producer and model Whitney Houston, all DStv subscribers will have an opportunity to celebrate her life and music when Lifetime showcases the African premier of Whitney, a bio movie based on the singer’s life. The much-anticipated biopic will air on Sunday, 22 February at 6:00 GMT.
Directed by award-winning actress Angela Bassett in her directorial debut, Whitney chronicles the headline-making relationship between the singer aptly nicknamed “The Voice” and her husband, Bobby Brown. From the time they first met at the very height of their celebrity status, to their courtship and tumultuous marriage. Throughout Whitney’s life, difficulties followed the couple while they dealt with the overwhelming rewards and consequences of the fame and fortune created by Whitney’s meteoric rise to superstardom
DStv Eutelsat Star Awards winners Announced
The winners of the DStv Eutelsat Star Awards, the unique pan-African competition that sparks interest in science and space technology in young African students were announced on Tuesday, 10 February in Zambia.
The fourth edition of the DStv Eutelsat Star Awards, organised by MultiChoice and Eutelsat, attracted over 1,000 entries from 14 countries. The winner in the essay category, Joseph Mahiya (Zimbabwe), has won a trip to Paris and onwards to a launch site to witness a rocket blast into space to place a satellite into orbit.
The runner up in the essay category was João Nuno Freire Melo (Angola) who wins a trip for two to visit MultiChoice facilities and the South African National Space Agency near Johannesburg. The theme for the essay category was to imagine yourself as a satellite looking down on earth and consider the key issues shaping Africa and how satellites can help development.
In the poster category, first place went to Hannah Kasule (Uganda) who will visit Eutelsat in Paris. Lesley Chakurira (Zimbabwe) was the runner up in the same category. The four winning schools attended by the overall award winners and runners-up were also rewarded with a DStv installation, including dish, TV set, PVR decoder and free access to the DStv Education Bouquet.
The fourth edition of the DStv Eutelsat Star Awards organized by MultiChoice Africa and Eutelsat attracted over 1,000 entries from across 14 countries and was held in Lusaka, Zambia.
Joseph Mahiya, first place- Essay Hannah Kasule first place- Poste
MultiChoice Ghana Sponsors Kids for the National Spelling Bee
As part of MultiChoice Ghana’s corporate social responsibility initiatives, the company sponsored 10 schools in the Greater Accra Region to compete in the 2014/2015 Spelling Bee. MultiChoice Ghana supported these schools to participate through the community and regional level of the competition and the National Finals. The sponsorship covers registration, training and studying, vocabulary testing and oral spelling and provision of learning materials for students interested in taking part.
The schools supported were:
- Air Force basic
- Airport Police A&B Primary School
- Burma Camp primary
- Englebert School, East Legon
- Flagstaff House Basic School
- Garrison Basic
- Ghana Atomic Energy Community Basic School
- Jack & Jill
- Moalbertha Academy
- Services Basic
The National Spelling Bee is organized by the Young Educators Foundation; a local NGO dedicated to improving education in Ghana and who like us believe that education is vital to the development of the youth.
The final competition was held on the 8th of February 2015 at the Osu Presbyterian Hall in Accra.
MultiChoice congratulates all 82 students across the country that participated in this years’ championship especially Master Vishal Mukesh Thakwani and Master Kobena Asamoah Amoah for winning the first and second place respectively. For this, MultiChoice Ghana presented Master Vishal with a DStv decoder and a month’s premium subscription. Vishal will represent Ghana at the USA National Scripps Spelling Bee
For more information, visit www.dstv.com
Enjoy A Love Filled Weekend With DStv
It’s that time of the year when lovers re-ignite their passion and there’s no better way to celebrate love than to snuggle up to DStv this Valentine’s weekend.
Viewers will fall in love again with the latest in romance, drama, suspense on a number of M-Net movie channels. The wide selection of movies includes Made of Honor, The Bodyguard, Serendipity, Romeo and Juliet, The Wedding Planner not forgetting the classic hero, Spider-Man.
Single? No need to feel left out. Spend Valentine’s Day gazing at your favourite Hollywood heartthrobs and getting to know them more intimately as you follow their life journeys! Celebrate a wedding with E! Entertainment when their presenter, Jason Kennedy walks down the aisle on E!: The Kennedy Wedding: Jason and Lauren Get Married, additionally, Top Love Stories on Trace Sport Stars will countdown the most inspiring stories of love from A-list hot couples like the Beckhams, who’s enduring love has spanned decades. Musician and award winner, Keysha Cole also opens up about her life, marriage and career on BET’s Valentine Takeover Weekend.
Switch your relationship status to ‘ON’ with DStv’s range of telenovelas that continue to thrill with heart-warming storylines on Zee World’s Saloni, The Promise, Laali and Married Again. More drama, love and red-hot romance ensues on Labour of Love, Aurora and Fearless Heart on Telemundo.
Music lovers will be serenaded by the love sounds of Usher and Trey Songz on MTV Base.Trace Urban will ease into the weekend with an extended offering of soothing sounds from shows such as Playlist and Urban Hits by a range of international artists.
And what could be dreamier than packing some bags and whisking your partner off somewhere beautiful and exotic. For some romantic ideas of where to ‘sail’ off to, BBC World News will also be on call to assist the lovebirds in choosing their favourite destination with The Travel Show. Also, just because you’re away, it doesn’t mean you have to miss out on DStv’s romantic TV viewing experience.
Download the DStv Now app to keep up with all the romance movies, anytime, anywhere. You can also turn everyday into Valentine’s Day when you record your favourite romance movies and songs on your DStv Explora to enjoy with your loved one anytime the romantic mood strikes.
For more shows that will spice up your Valentine’s weekend and the month of love, log onto www.dstv.com
A fresh New beginning for French add-on Packages on DStv
MultiChoice would like to inform our DStv subscribers that after thorough consideration, CANAL + has decidedto reshuffle its current three French add-on packages and refocus its strategic efforts on two bouquets.
From April 1, 2015 subscribers will have to select one of two bouquet options that have been rebranded to DStv French and DStv French Plus. The Les Chaines CANAL + (French 4) package will no longer be available fromMarch 31.
These changes include the addition of an exciting new channel, Syfy which features science-fiction, drama, supernatural, fantasy, reality, paranormal, wrestling, and horror programming which will help enrich the add-on packages with more entertainment for the family. The channel will replace the Sport + channel, which will stop airing in Africa on 31 March.
These changes will not only enhance the French add-on products to make them easier for subscribers to navigate but also give subscribers on the lower tier bouquets access to the products. DStv Access and DStv Fácil subscribers will now be able to subscribe to the DStv French bouquet.
We assure our subscribers that we are constantly reviewing our channel add-on offerings to enhance our subscribers’ television viewing experience. Additionally, we will continue to ensure that our subscribers receive all the best channels available from around the world.
Football Stars airs on Trace Sport Stars at 7:30PM GMT
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! Thursday nights throughout February from 21:30 CAT
Keyshia and Daniel: Family First Saturday 14 February 2015 10:00AM GMT | BET (135)
Join Keyshia Cole once again on an emotional journey as she steps into a new chapter of her life in this season one marathon and candid look at the R&B songstress at her most vulnerable.
Adjusting to being a wife to NBA star Daniel Gibson, mother to her two-year-old son D.J. as well as a daughter, sister, & musician, no two days are ever alike. She also has to a keep an eye on business, and that includes recording her fifth studio album.
Keyshia has found herself on the path to becoming the woman she was destined to be, but will her new life lead her down the road to success or will demons from her past continue to haunt her?
Christina Milian Turned Up Sunday 15 February 2015 7:00PM GMT | E! Entertainment Television (124)
Since she was a teenager, Christina Milian has lived life in the public eye. Hit songs, movie roles and paparazzi focus have come, gone and come back again, but the one constant in her life has always been her family.
Join E! this February as we follow Christina Milian’s career, love life and the relationship she has with her Cuban-American family: her overbearing “momager”, her stubborn sisters and her adorable four-year-old daughter.
Nellyville Sunday 15 February 2015 10:00PM GMT | BET (135)
Brand New docu-series “Nellyville” follows multi-platinum recording artist Nelly, as he navigates his busy career as a hip-hop icon, successful entrepreneur and loving father to both his biological children and his deceased sister’s children – all while trying to start a new relationship with “Miss Jackson” the ex-girlfriend of a world famous boxer, Floyd Mayweather. Jr.
Known as an one of the most notable figures in modern pop culture, Nelly has also been dominating the business world with his fashion line, Apple Bottoms, and as co-owner of the NBA Charlotte Hornets. Despite his soaring career, Nelly’s crowning achievement is being a devoted father, friend, and mentor.
This unprecedented series will grant viewers an all-access pass to Nelly’s unique life in eight thrilling one-hour episodes.
How To Get Away With Murder Monday 16 February 2015 7:00PM GMT | Vuzu Amp Africa (114)
Freakin’ Whack-A-Mole’. A case gets personal for Annalise and the team when their client is a man from the projects who was sentenced to death by Asher’s father, several years ago..
Starring: Viola Davis, Billy Brown, Alfred Enoch, Jack Falahee and Katie Findlay amongst others.
The Walking Dead S5 Monday 16 February 2015 7:20PM GMT | FOX (125)
After the tragic events of the mid-season finale – as well as losing the possibility of a cure in Washington, DC – Rick Grimes’ band of survivors find themselves on the road, surviving day to day and trying to hold on to their shredded humanity and dwindling hope.
Stripped of security and without a direction for the future, some of the group near their breaking point some find themselves hardened and cold and some just try to grasp on to what little they have left.
Though they are still breathing, the line between Rick’s group and the dead is starting to blur.
In this episode, life on the road has left the group beaten and beleaguered. Will they be able to trudge along? Are they even the same people they once were?
The Flash Tuesday 17 February 2015 19:30 | Vuzu Amp (114)
Scientist Barry Allen acquires super speed through a freak accident and becomes known as the Fastest Man Alive in this adaptation of the DC Comics character the Flash.
In this episode viewers get more clarity about what happened to Ronnie on the night of the explosion
Rent 3 Movies and You Could Win a Smart TV
Enjoy hit after hit with the very best in movie RENTertainment on BoxOffice. Starting this Valentine’s month BoxOffice is giving away 5 Smart TVs. All you have to do is Rent to Win! Rent any 3 movies or more on your PVR to stand a chance to win ONE of FIVE massive Smart TVs.
Competition starts on 1 February 2015 and runs to 30 April 2015. The competition is exclusive to the PVR and runs month-to-month during this period. So each month you have a chance to win a Smart TV and enjoy an even bigger blockbuster experience on BoxOffice. The more you rent, the more chances you get into the draw. Rent 3 movies and get one entry – renting more than 3 gets you an additional entry for every additional rental.
So get renting! It’s all the blockbusters, all the latest releases, all from the comfort of your couch! 3 movies could mean a brand new TV with BoxOffice…the best in RENTertainment.
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This week on Catch Up
Did you miss one of your favourite shows or movies last week? No sweat, we have a great selection of series, movies, sporting shows and actuality programming that is available for you to Catch Up when it suits you.
Remember you can access DStv Catch Up via your PVR, Explora and online here. There’s a huge selection of content available online that you can stream, and you can also download the DStv Player to download shows and movies to watch later, at your convenience.
This week’s highlights:
Discovery is teaming up with Mike Barwis, one of the best strength training coaches out there for new series AMERICAN MUSCLE. At the Barwis Methods Training Center, Barwis and his staff of dedicated, blue-collar trainers take on everyone from NFL players, to Wild West bull riders, to paraplegics looking to walk again.
Returning for another season:
- Two and a Half Men (S12)
- Tamar and Vince (S2)
- Haven (S5)
Here’s a list of other great shows you can expect to find in the DStv Catch Up playlist on your Explora:
- How to Get Away With Murder
- For Better or Worse
- Teen Wolf
- The Newsroom
- The Lottery
- Mind Games
- Marvel’s Agent Carter
- The Mentalist
- The Fixer
- Modern Family
- 2 Broke Girls
- About a Boy
- The Vampire Diaries
- Criminal Minds
- NCIS Los Angeles
- Mysteries of Laura
- The Flash
- Sleepy Hollow
- Major Crimes
- Blue Bloods
- Pretty Little Liars
- Anger Management
- The Graham Norton Show
- Embarrassing Bodies
- Orphan Black
- Jewel for Jim
- Hotel Majestic
- Mashariki Mix
- 53 Extra
- Mr. & Mrs. Singh
To access DStv Catch Up on your PVR:
– Press TV GUIDE
– Scroll down to select “DSTV CATCH UP” and press OK
To access DStv Catch Up on your Explora:
– Press the CATCH UP button on your Explora remote
Remember, we update all of these shows on a weekly basis, so make sure you never miss a moment. Check out DStv Catch Up today.