HIGHLIGHTS: X Factor Celeb Edition, The Oval, Real House Wives of Joburg + more this week on DStv

We welcome you to a fresh line-up of shows, sports, documentaries and kiddies’ content on DStv. We handpicked a few top new shows and episodes to keep you entertained this week.

A new season of House Wives of Johannesburg is here! Get an insider view into the lifestyles of the perceived rich and pampered Johannesburg women who come from very different backgrounds. The show is developed as an international instalment of the American The Real Housewives franchise and the first instalment of the franchise set in Africa. Shows Fridays at 5:00pm on 1Magic (103)

NYPD Blues meets 24 and Line of Duty. With the crime rate at a dangerous high in the city and fingers pointing at the dreaded Aja Isale Eko gang, the Special Crimes Unit (SCU) and its leading team of BARA, BASSEY and JO are determined to bring down the gang; a relentless and dangerous pursuit where their lives and that of those they hold dear is put on the line and will intertwine with those they are sworn to death to bring to justice. Brethren, shows on Mondays at 7:30 on Africa Magic (CH151)

In the early 1960s, infamous crime boss Bumpy Johnson returns from 10 years in prison to find the neighborhood he once ruled in shambles; with the streets controlled by the Italian mob, Bumpy must take on the Genovese crime family to regain control. GODAFATHER OF HARLEM, shows Wednesdays on 1Magic (103) at 8:30 pm.

Simon Cowell has revamped his hit singing contest The X Factor, which will now provide a platform for people in the public eye, instead of regular contestants. This means well-known faces will be taking to the stage in the following categories – Groups, Unders and Overs. These famous contestants include a movie star and a former strictly come dancing professional. Make a date on Fri& Sat Oct at 5:00 pm on M-Net (102)

One of Tyler Perry’s anticipated shows that premiered on 23rd October on BET, The Oval tells the story of a family placed in the White House by people of power while also highlighting the personal side and everyday lives of the staff who run the inner workings of the nation’s most iconic residence. Shows Thursdays 8:00 pm on BET (CH 129)

Available on DStv Catch up is Temptation Island, a reality TV show where four supposedly happy couples are brought to a beautiful location – this season will take place in Maui, Hawaii – where they have to live in a separate location than their partner, surrounded by singles who are trying to tempt them to leave their current relationship for a new one. The goal of the experiment is to see if both you and your partner are as strong in your relationship as you think you are.

Inspired by creator and executive producer Matt Braly’s heritage, family and childhood trips to Bangkok, Thailand, Disney’s animated series chronicles the adventures of independent and fearless teen Anne Boonchuy after she is magically transported to a rural marshland full of frog people. Voice of Brenda Song, Justin Felbinger, Amanda Leighton, Bill Farmer, Stephen Root and James Patrick Stuart. New Season of Amphebia shows Mondays at 2:10pm on Disney (CH 309)

Zee world lovers should keep up with The Heir, a series that explores the age long rivalry and enmity between two powerful families, Bajwas and Pawaniyas; and tells the story of Amba Pawaniya, a Punjabi mother who is forced to raise her girl child, Mannu, as a boy, in efforts to keep peace in the village and prevent her violent brother-in-law Jaggan Pawaniya from taking leadership. Showing daily on Zee World (166) at 6:00pm.

For those who enjoy Action series featuring various stories of organized crime, diamond smuggling, Black Rhinos, the CIA and terrorism in Cape Town, South Africa then Trackers is for you. Trackers is a 5-part series that you will love. Premiering on MNET (102) Sunday 27th October at 6:00pm.

UFC’s year-round schedule never truly slows down as the organization hosts more than 30 events every year. And 2019 is no different for the leader in mixed martial arts. Fresh off UFC 243 in Melbourne which saw Israel Adesanya stake his claim to the middleweight title with a TKO over Robert Whittaker, the UFC schedule marches forward with nine events left before the end of 2019.

The next stop takes us to Singapore for a grappler’s delight as Ben Askren takes on Demian Maia in a welterweight main event. Askren is coming off that violent TKO loss against Jorge Masvidal in July while Maia has won two straight following a three-fight losing skid. Don’t miss it this Saturday at 6:00 pm on SuperSport 6 (206)

Can Lewis Hamilton seal his sixth World Championship in the buzz of Mexico City? The Briton is within touching distance of becoming the second most decorated driver in Formula 1 history – and one more title away from equaling Michael Schumacher’s coveted record of seven. Mercedes team-mate Valtteri Bottas is the only man who can now – mathematically speaking – stand in his way. But with a 64-point lead despite Bottas taking victory at the Japanese Grand Prix, the odds are good for another championship fiesta this weekend on Sunday 27th October at 5:35 pm on SuperSport 1(201)

Premier League fixtures, 25-27 October

Fri 25 Oct: Southampton vs Leicester City: 18:50: SS3 (203)


Sat 26 Oct: Manchester City vs Aston Villa: 11:20: SS3 (203)

Sat 26 Oct: West Ham United vs Sheffield United: 13:50: SS10/ SS3 (210/203)

Sat 26 Oct: Brighton & Hove Albion vs Everton: 13:50: SS4 (204)

Sat 26 Oct: Watford vs AFC Bournmouth: 13:55: SS5 (205)

Sat 26 Oct: Burnley vs Chelsea: 16:20: SS3 (203)


Sun 27 Oct: Newcastle United vs Wolverhampton Wanderers: 13:50: SS3 (203)

Sun 27 Oct: Norwich vs Manchester United: 16:20: SS10/ SS4 (210/204)

Sun27 Oct: Arsenal vs Crystal Palace: 16:20: SS5 (205)

Sun 27 Oct: Liverpool vs Tottenham Hotspur: 16:20: SS3 (203)


Serie A fixtures, 25-27 October

Friday 25 October

19:45: Hellas Verona v Sassuolo – LIVE on SuperSport 8, (208)


Saturday 26 October

13:00: Lecce v Juventus – LIVE on SuperSport 8 (208)

16:00: Internazionale v Parma – LIVE on SuperSport 8 (208)

18:45: Genoa v Brescia – LIVE on SuperSport 8 & Select 5 (205)


Sunday 27 October

11:30: Bologna v Sampdoria – LIVE on SuperSport 8 (208)

14:00: Atalanta v Udinese – Delayed on SuperSport 8 (208)

17:00: Roma v Milan – LIVE on SuperSport 8 (208)

19:45: Fiorentina v Lazio – LIVE on SuperSport 8 (208)

La Liga fixtures, 25-27 October

Friday 25 October

19:00: Villarreal v Deportivo Alaves – LIVE SuperSport 7/SuperSport 10 (207/210)


Saturday 26 October

13:00: Barcelona v Real Madrid – POSTPONED

14:00: Leganes v Mallorca – LIVE SuperSport 7 (207)

16:30: Real Valladolid v Eibar – LIVE SuperSport 7 (207)

19:00: Atletico Madrid v Athletic Bilbao – LIVE SuperSport 7 (207)


Sunday 27 October

11:00: Celta de Vigo v Real Sociedad – LIVE SuperSport 7/SuperSport 10 (207/210)

13:00: Granada v Real Betis – LIVE SuperSport 7 (207)

15:00: Levante v Espanyol – LIVE SuperSport 7 (207)

17:30: Sevilla v Getafe – LIVE SuperSport 7 (207)

20:00: Osasuna v Valencia – LIVE SuperSport 7 (207)

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