MultiChoice Africa opens History Channel to all DStv Compact Subscribers from June 13 – July 11
This month, MultiChoice Africa continues to bring its Compact Subscribers more entertainment and value with the HISTORY® channel open month. The channel will be available to all DStv’s Compact subscribers across Africa from Monday, June 13 to Monday, July 11.
Making its debut on HISTORY® (DStv 186) on Wednesday, June 15 at 20:30 CAT, is the highly- anticipated television event Roots, the four-part, eight-hour series developed by HISTORY and produced by A+E Studios. During this four week open-window HISTORY will broadcast new and exclusive shows, along with top-rated return titles that Compact subscribers will not have had access to previously. Roots will also be repeated on Lifetime on Sundays at 8pm (from June 19) following its debut on HISTORY.
Based on the best-selling novel by Alex Haley, Roots recounts the journey of one family’s will to survive, endure, and ultimately carry on their legacy despite enormous hardship and inhumanity.
“Nearly 40 years ago I had the privilege to be a part of an epic television event that started an important conversation in America,” said LeVar Burton, co-executive producer and the actor who played the lead role of Kunta Kinte in the original 1977 version. “I am incredibly proud to be a part of this new retelling and start the dialogue again, at a time when it is needed more than ever.”
Spanning multiple generations, the lineage begins with young Kunta Kinte, who is captured in his homeland of The Gambia and sold into slavery. Throughout the series, the family continues to face adversity that reveals powerful truths about the universal resilience of the human spirit.
Starring in the series are Academy Award® winners Forest Whitaker (“Fiddler”) and Anna Paquin (“Nancy Holt”); Academy Award® nominee and Emmy Award® winner Laurence Fishburne (“Alex Haley”); Golden Globe Award® winning and Emmy Award® nominated actor Jonathan Rhys Meyers (“Tom Lea”); Tony Award® winner Anika Noni Rose (“Kizzy”); Grammy Award® winner Tip “T.I.” Harris (“Cyrus”); Emayatzy Corinealdi (“Belle”); Matthew Goode (“Dr. William Waller”); Mekhi Phifer (“Jerusalem”); James Purefoy (“John Waller”) and introduces Regé-Jean Page (“Chicken George”) and Malachi Kirby (“Kunta Kinte”), originally played by LeVar Burton who is Co-Executive Producer in the new ‘Roots.’
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Rent award winning Revenant, Spotlight, Concussion and more this month on DStv BoxOffice
This month on BoxOffice, we have a number of exciting titles for you to enjoy.
Check out which movies you can rent in June:
While exploring the uncharted wilderness in 1823, frontiersman Hugh Glass (Leonardo DiCaprio) sustains life-threatening injuries from a brutal bear attack. When a member (Tom Hardy) of his hunting team kills his young son (Forrest Goodluck) and leaves him for dead, Glass must utilize his survival skills to find a way back to civilization. Grief-stricken and fueled by vengeance, the legendary fur trapper treks through the snowy terrain to track down the man who betrayed him.
The astonishing true story of the Boston Globe’s Pulitzer Prize-winning Spotlight team of investigative journalists, who in 2002 shocked the city and the world by exposing the Catholic Church’s systematic cover-up of widespread paedophilia perpetrated by more than 70 local priests.
Starring: Mark Ruffalo, Michael Keaton and Rachel McAdams
While conducting an autopsy on former NFL football player Mike Webster (David Morse), forensic pathologist Dr. Bennet Omalu (Will Smith) discovers neurological deterioration that is similar to Alzheimer’s disease. Omalu names the disorder chronic traumatic encephalopathy and publishes his findings in a medical journal. As other athletes face the same diagnosis, the crusading doctor embarks on a mission to raise public awareness about the dangers of football-related head trauma.
What would be the weapon of choice for a dressmaker who wants to take revenge on everyone who did her wrong? Her sewing machine, of course. Oscar winner Kate Winslet is magnificent in this bittersweet Australian film.
Starring: Kate Winslet, Judy Davis and Liam Hemsworth
The Finest Hours
Hollywood heartthrob Chris Pine stars in this high-adventure disaster and rescue film based on an actual event that took place off the New England coast in 1952. Heroic action is needed when a massive storm splits a tanker apart.
Starring: Chris Pine, Casey Affleck and Ben Foster
Medical student Gabby Holland moves in next door to perennial ladies’ man Travis Shaw and they embark on a surprising romantic journey neither one of them imagined was possible. Travis has always believed a serious relationship would cramp his easy-going lifestyle, while Gabby is preparing to settle down with her long-term boyfriend – until an irresistible attraction between the unlikely couple upsets both of their well-planned lives.
Starring: Benjamin Walker, Teresa Palmer and Maggie Grace
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