HIGHLIGHTS: El Classico, Trace Gospel, Exclusive Channel Rights + more this week on DStv! 

A spin off the original X Factor series, the X Factor Band simply seeks to try and find either the biggest boy or girl group in the world in record breaking time. Simon Cowell and Nicole Scherzinger are the only judges on The Band.

The duo are expected to be helped by industry experts with Leona Lewis named as the first to sign up to help.

Simon says he wants to find a new pop phenomenon to compete with Korean K-Pop acts such as the top-selling boy band BTS. Starting Friday 13th – 21st December on M-Net (101) at 6pm. 

On Untold Stories of Hip Hop, legendary radio show host Angie Martinez sits down for tell-all interviews with the biggest names in hip-hop, including Cardi B, Snoop Dogg, Queen Latifah and others. Known as the “Voice of New York,” Martinez is famous for her news-breaking interviews with Jay-Z, R. Kelly, Chris Brown, The Notorious B.I.G., Tupac Shakur and President Barack Obama.

With her authentic and affable style, Martinez is celebrated for her ability to connect with interviewees who make jaw-dropping revelations and share never-before-told stories about their lives and careers.

Now, she executive produces this interview series on during which she convinces the members of hip-hop royalty to spill the tea. Other guests include Ice Cube, Nelly, A$AP Rocky, DJ Khaled, Wyclef Jean, Ja Rule, Fat Joe and others. Watch this brand-new series on 1Magic (CH 103) at 8pm starting Monday 9th December – 13th January 2021.

Filmed on location in New York, the drama showcases the sometimes-complex process of determining guilt or innocence, while lives hang in the balance. Often inspired by the latest headlines, the plots highlight legal, ethical or personal dilemmas to which people can relate. Law & Order – Special Victims Unit shows Wednesdays 6pm on Universal Channel

At a holiday masquerade ball, fledgling event planner Angie Wells and wealthy playboy Nicholas Karmichael, who needs to marry to retain his inheritance, meet and fall for each other anonymously. While Nicholas tries to locate the girl of his dreams, Angie must choose between pursuing her lifelong dream of running a business or following her heart. Don’t miss A Cinderella Christmas this Saturday 14th December on Lifetime (CH 131) at 5:20pm

Gellert Grindelwald plans to raise an army of wizards to rule over non-magical beings. In response, Newt Scamander’s former professor, Albus Dumbledore, seeks his help to stop him. Fantastic Beasts The Crimes of Grindelwald this Sunday at 6pm on M-Net (CH 101)

Albert Lin investigates two great stories of the Bible: Could real events lie behind the parting of the Red Sea and the destruction of Sodom and Gomorrah? Join Albert as he goes on this journey to uncover The Buried Secrets of the Bible, Friday 13th December on National Geographic (CH 181) at 7pm.

Follow the journey of Amma, a strong woman who fights for what is right and takes a heroic stand against foreign rule. Deserted by her husband and son, Amma is forced to fend for herself and her two daughters. Will her fearlessness see her rise to the top? Watch Amma every day at 5pm on ZEE World (116).

Peppa is a preschool, outgoing pig who participates in many energetic activities. Every day, she learns something new and has a lot of fun with her family and friends. New episodes of Peppa Pig showing week days at 8am on nick TOONS (CH 308)

TRACE, the first destination for the latest urban and afro-urban – celebrity news, music, lifestyle, entertainment and culture, has partnered with the MultiChoice Group to officially launch their dedicated gospel channel, TRACE Gospel across the African continent on DStv channel 332.

The 24-hour channel will offer a diverse offering of programming that will include:

  • URBAN VIBES The best Gospel Urban hits of the moment
  • HITS 30 Bringing you the top 30 local and international Gospel hits
  • US HIT 10 Giving you the top 10 international Gospel hits
  • PRAISE VIBES A blend of local & international Praise and Worship playlist
  • The TRACE Gospel channel will automatically be available to DStv Premium, Compact Plus, Compact and Family.
  • The channel will run for 24hours daily.
  • The channel will be available to watch via the DStv Now app.

The following channels are available on AUDIO on DStv from 11th December 2019 (as they are already on GOtv) in Ghana ONLY. All channels will be available on Premium Compact Plus, Compact, Family and Access bouquets. Joy FM – CH 886, Peace FM – CH 887and YFM – CH 888.

After Star Times losing out on negotiations, DStv and GOtv now have exclusive rights to these channels FOX, FOX Life, Nat Geo WILD and National Geographic!

WWE Tables, Ladders & Chairs – confirmed matches

– Roman Reigns v King Corbin – Tables, Ladders & Chairs match

– The New Day v The Revival – Tag team match for the WWE SmackDown Tag Team Championship

– Bray Wyatt v The Miz – Singles match

– Aleister Black v Buddy Murphy – Singles match

– The Kabuki Warriors v Becky Lynch & Charlotte Flair – Tables, Ladders & Chairs tag team match for the WWE Women’s Tag Team Championship

– Rusev v Bobby Lashley (and Lana) – Tables match

Another crunch clash at the WWE Tables, Ladders & Chairs in Minneapolis sees The New Day (made up of Kofi Kingston and Big E) defend their WWE SmackDown Tag Team Championship against The Revival (Scott Dawson and Dash Wilder). Kingston and Big E won the title off The Revival last month, but Dawson and Wilder emerged victorious in a fatal four-way elimination match to earn a shot at reclaiming the belts.

WWE Tables, Ladders & Chairs – broadcast details

Monday 16 December

12:00: 2019 WWE Tables, Ladders & Chairs – LIVE on SuperSport Maximo 2, SuperSport 4 and WWE Channel 128





Sat 14 Dec: Liverpool vs Watford: 11:30: SS3

Sat 14 Dec: Chelsea vs AFC Bournemouth: 14:30: SS3/SS10

Sat 14 Dec: Leicester vs Norwich: 14:50: SS4

Sat 14 Dec: Burnley vs Newcastle United: 14:50: SS6

Sat 14 Dec: Southampton vs West Ham United: 17:00: SS3

Sun 15 Dec: Manchester United vs Everton: 13:00: SS3

Sun 15 Dec: Wolverhampton Wanderers vs Tottenham Hotspur: 13:50: SS4

Sun 15 Dec: Arsenal vs Manchester City: 16:00: SS3

Mon 16 Dec: Crystal Palace vs Brighton and Hove: 19:00: SS3/ SS10


La Liga

Fri 13 Dec: Alaves vs Leganes: 19:55:  SS7/ SS9

Sat 14 Dec: Granada vs Levante: 11:55: SS7

Sat 14 Dec: Real Sociedad vs Barcelona: 14:55:  SS7

Sat 14 Dec: Athletic Bilbao vs Eibar: 17:25: SS7

Sat 14 Dec: Atletico Madrid vs Osasuna: 19:55: SS7

Sun 15 Dec: Getafe vs Valladolid: 10:55:  SS9/ SS7

Sun 15 Dec: Celta Vigo vs Mallorca: 12:55: SS7

Sun 15 Dec: Espanyol vs Real Betis: 14:55: SS7

Sun 15 Dec: Sevilla vs Villarreal: 15:25: SS7

Sun 15 Dec: Valencia vs Real Madrid: 19:55: SS7

Wed 18 Dec: EL Classico: 6:30:SS7/Max2


Serie A

Sat 14 Dec: Brescia vs Lecce: 13:50: SS8A

Sat 14 Dec: Napoli vs Parma: 16:50:  SS8A

Sat 14 Dec: Genoa vs Sampdoria: 19:35: SS8

Sun 15 Dec: Verona vs Torino: 11:20: SS8

Sun 15 Dec: AC Milan vs Sassuolo: 13:50: SS11

Sun 15 Dec: Juventus vs Udinese: 13:50:  SS8

Sun 15 Dec: Roma vs Spal: 16:50: SS8

Sun 15 Dec: Fiorentina vs Inter Milan: 19:35: SS8


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