Below are highlights of GOtv for the week.
SONY ENTERTAINMENT TELEVISION ( GOtv Plus Channel 20)
- I AM SAM
Sean Penn earned his third best actor Academy Award® nomination for his sensitive portrayal of Sam, a mentally challenged, Beatles-obsessed father, in this engrossing drama. (He would go on to win two best actor Oscars® thereafter – for Mystic River and Milk.)
A young Dakota Fanning (Twilight, War of the Worlds) is outstanding as Sam’s whip-smart daughter – who tries to stunt her own intellectual growth when her intelligence starts surpassing that of her dad. When she is removed from his care, Sam enlists a high-powered lawyer (Michelle Pfeiffer – Frankie and Johnny, The Age of Innocence) to help him win back his daughter.
Showing 21 June at 20:00 CAT
AFRICA MAGIC (GOtv Channel 1)
- LIES THAT BIND SEASON I
For drama, intrigue, love and suspense watch Africa Magic’s new series Lies That Bind weekdays at 18:00 CAT. Lies That Bind carries a conscious message that is relevant to Kenyan society today. It also serves as a mirror of society and allows the viewers to reflect on the status quo. If you miss your weekly dose, don’t worry as you can catch the omnibus at 11:50 CAT every Saturday.
- FOOTPRINTS SEASON I
The first season of Footprints kicks off weekdays at 20:00 CAT with weekend repeats at 08:00. Following the death of her husband, a young widow struggles to provide for her children. She also has to fight off greedy family members hiding under customs and tradition to perpetrate all kinds of evil.
SONY MAX (GOtv Channel 21)
- MOST SHOCKING
Scour the world for choice clips of mind-boggling deeds to make you gasp with disbelief.
Thursday, 19 June at 20:00 CAT
E! ENTERTAINMENT (GOtv Channel 25)
- THE ESCAPE CLUB
The Escape Club is a brand-new series which follows a group of twentysomethings looking to leave behind their dull everyday life and escape to an exotic resort to experience the ultimate tropical bliss. However, they soon discover that it has its price and along the way they have to do whatever it takes keep their place in paradise.
Sunday 21:00 CAT from 22 June
- WORST THING I EVER WORE
With unlimited access to the best designers, top stylists and fashion advisors, you would expect celebrities to always look their very best. But they don’t! Join a comical countdown of the top ten worst outfits worn by A-list stars, with hilarious comments from our expert panel of experts and clothing connoisseurs, including model Amber Rose and The Fabulist’s Orly Shani.
Thursday 26 June at 21:00 CAT.
BLACKBELT (GOtv Channel 12)
- THE FIGHT SCENE 205
Catch the best in new and exciting martial arts fight scenes from talented filmmakers around the world on Blackbelt on 26 June at 18:30 CAT.
AL JAZEERA (GOtv Channel 40)
- FOOTBALL REBELS
In 2006 ex- Chelsea legend, Didier Drogba used his influence as a footballer to call on the Ivory Coast’s President Gbagbo to end the civil war that had ravaged his home country. He also made a desperate plea for his countrymen to lay down their weapons, resulting in a ceasefire after 5 years of conflict.
Popularly known as ‘the Doctor’, for having gained a degree in medicine, Socrates combined his attacking midfield skills with his revolutionary political beliefs. Along with his team mates he transformed every match into a political statement. His support for democracy helped ordinary Brazilians living through a military dictatorship in the 1980s, realise that they could have a voice too.
Showing 21 June at 00:30 CAT
CNN (GOtv Plus Channel 42)
- QUEST MEANS BUSINESS
CNN’s Richard Quest presents a round-up of the day’s global business news with focus on international business and market.
Watch Quest Means Business Friday 20 June at 22:00 CAT.
SuperSport Select (GOtv Channel 30)
- FIFA WORLD CUP: GERMANY V GHANA
Ghana gears up for a challenging match when they face Germany in a 2014 Fifa World Cup match at the Estádio Plácido Aderaldo Castelo.
Catch the Black Stars against three time world champions Saturday 21 June at 21:00 CAT
DISNEY JUNIOR (GOtv Plus Channel 60)
- New Adventures of Winnie the Pooh
Join Pooh, Piglet, Tigger, Eyore, Rabbit, Owl Kanga and Roo on Monday 23 June at 12:30 CAT for an exciting episode of The New Adventures of Winnie The Pooh on Disney Junior.
- Big Brother Africa Season 9
Take part in the Big Brother Africa auditions in Ghana –at the Holiday Inn Hotel near the Airport on the 5 and 6 July 2014. This year there are no forms. Just turn up with your a-game.
All persons over the age of 21, who are citizens of one of the participating countries and have a valid passport, can enter Big Brother Africa 9. If you are open-minded, bold and adventurous, that’s even better! Previous editions of Big Brother Africa have boasted huge cash prizes for winners and this it is no different as the prize money is USD 300 000.
Remember, entries are open to the following 14 countries: Botswana, Ethiopia, Ghana, Kenya, Malawi, Namibia, Nigeria, Rwanda, Sierra Leone, South Africa, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia and Zimbabwe. You can enter in any country for your country of origin.
BIG BROTHER AFRICA 9 will be screened live 24/7 on DStv channels 197 and 198 while GOtv audiences will see highlights of the show, which begins on Sunday 7 September and is scheduled to run for 91 days. Big Brother Africa is produced by ENDEMOL SA.