On the 11th of December 2014, MultiChoice Ghana launched the DStv Africa Trending Sessions. The idea with these sessions is to create a platform they can use to build relationships with all stakeholders (media, industry influencers, and the entertainment industry). This same platform will be used to communicate company updates, industry trends; channel launches, what’s trending in the entertainment industry
In line with the first DStv Africa Trending Session was used to launch the Vuzu Amp and M-Net Edge channels as well as the DStv Now app, which allows subscribers to watch Live TV, enjoy DStv Catch Up, download their favorite shows to watch later or view the TV Guide all on their mobile phones or tablets.
Vuzu Amp (114) is the home of many accredited series among them The Vampire Diaries, Devious Maids, Brooklyn Nine-Nine, So You Think You Can Dance and Pretty Little Liars. It also boasts of the “Express from the US” line which allows subscribers to watch new series within 24 hours after it airs in the US it can be found on your Catch Up and repeated after 7 days on Channel 101.
M-Net Edge 113 on the other hand features cult-craze series from Hollywood – the kind of shows you would prefer not to watch with the entire family. Among the big attractions are the brand new series Masters of Sex and Satisfaction, as well as new seasons of The Americans, Defiance and American Horror Story and Orange is the New Black.
The mobile app, DStv Now is currently on offer to DStv Premium subscribers with a PVR or Explora decoder, on both iOS and Android tablets and mobile phones through 3G, 4G or Wi-Fi internet connections.
Present at the event was Irene Logan who entertained the crowd and Anita Erskine who drove the event. Speaking at the event, Mr. Cecil Sunkwa Mills, General Manager for MultiChoice Ghana and Director for GOtv Ghana mentioned that “MultiChoice is constantly watching the international and local dynamics and innovating to ensure we remain at the forefront of new technology and trends.” And it was as part of MultiChoice’s desire to give viewers more control over that the DStv Now app has been introduced.
He also mentioned that this year alone DStv has launched in excess of 10 new channels excluding the ad-hoc broadcasts which our subscribers look forward to like Big Brother, Idols and the , the Oscar Pistorius Trial channel and commended the media for the job their continuous support of MultiChoice and spreading awareness of the DStv and GOtv brands. He also thanked the entertainment industry for their earnest support in MultiChoice and M-Net’s bid to provide quality African programs and content.
Three lucky media personalities, Ameyaw Debrah, Mamavi Aboagye and Sam Baako Jnr won free Ipods for being creative with their #DStvAfricaTrending tweets while Livingstone Lotsu went away with an Explora for being the most creative with his tweets.
The Flash Tuesday 16 December 2014 5:30PM GMT | Vuzu Amp (114)
When a bolt of lightning crashes through a police crime lab, a mix of electrically charged substances bathes chemist Barry Allen, transforming him into the fastest man alive The Flash.
See Dad Run Wednesday 17 December 2014 5:15PM GMT | Comedy Central (122)
David Hobbs has been America’s favourite TV dad for the past 10 years, but that is all coming to an end.
As David says goodbye to his life of sitcom TV, reality awaits him at home with his wife and three kids.
When the stay-at-home parent roles switch, David must learn the ins and outs of being a house-dad, while his wife Amy returns to the big screen.
Suddenly, looking after three quirky kids and keeping their home in check becomes his newest starring role!
The Mentalist S5 finale Wednesday 17 December 2014 6:00PM GMT | Universal Channel (117)
Jane’s cases this month include an investigation into some rather kinky infidelity, which leads van Pelt and Rigsby to a much-delayed realisation, and the hunt for a surprisingly important food storage container.
But the big story is the season finale, in which Patrick’s nemesis Red John again resurfaces, again killing someone close to Jane to make sure he has his attention.
The Ghost Inside My Child Wednesday 17 December 2014 7:50PM GMT | Crime + Investigation (170)
What if your child remembered living and dying in a past life?
The Ghost Inside My Child explores the incredible stories of children of all ages who claim they remember living and dying as a different person in a previous life.
The programme is not about dreams but about reincarnation.
The series features two young boys who have inexplicably strange obsessions and horrific nightmares, describing events they could not have possibly witnessed or have been exposed to.
Another makes drawings of World War II fighter planes and of evacuating children from a war zone.
The Ghost Inside My Child will attempt to make sense of these stories, which are often inexplicable and confounding for everyone affected.
Watch The Ghost Inside My Child on Wednesday 17 December at 7:50PM GMT on Crime & Investigation.
Duck Dynasty Thursday 18 December 2014 6:30PM GMT | HISTORY (186)
Louisiana’s bearded, camouflaged millionaires gather to celebrate as only they can in this year’sDuck Dynasty Christmas special.
Christmas fanatic Miss Kay is in her element and goes over the top decorating the house, then spends hours preparing a mouth-watering meal of pirducken (chicken, duck and turkey inside a pig) and sweet potato pie.
Some of the men don their holiday sweaters; some participate from the couch, while Phil trims the tree with a chainsaw.
Willie plays Santa Claus at the local church only to have Uncle Si crash the party dressed as an elf, sending the kids running.
But when the Christmas lights are finally up and dinner is on the table, everyone comes together to celebrate a suitably redneck Christmas.
Watch Duck Dynasty on Thursday 18 December at 6:30PM GMT on HISTORY.
Oprah’s LifeClass: Single Moms Thursday 18 December 2014 6:55PM GMT | TLC Entertainment (172)
Oprah and Iyanla Vanzant, author of Forgiveness: 21 Days to Forgive Everyone for Everything,along with their special guest, actress Nia Long (The Single Moms Club), welcome an audience filled with single mothers for a no-holds-barred discussion about the most pressing issues they face today.
Watch Oprah’s LifeClass: Single Moms On Thursday 18 December at 6:55PM GMT on TLC Entertainment.
Best vs Worst Social Networks Friday 19 December 2014 7:00PM GMT | TRACE Sport Stars (188)
Sport celebs are addicted to social media! The world of social networking has taken fans and followers a step closer to the most adored celebrities – with Wayne Rooney having reached an amazing 10 million followers on Twitter recently – but for every hilarious Mario Balotelli tweet or nugget of philosophy from Joey Barton, there are those that should just stay away from their keyboards and keep things private.
The cringe factor of Rory McIlroy and Caroline Wozniacki’s very public break-up springs to mind, or Arsenal star Olivier Giroud’s embarrassing apology to his wife… Log in to this list of the best and worst social networking sport stars and you’ll lunge for that “like” button!
Log in to this list of the best and worst social networking sport stars Friday 19 December at 7:00PM GMT on TRACE Sport Stars.
Head To Head Friday 19 December 2014 6:00PM GMT | Al Jazeera (406)
Dr. Zhang Weiwei, leading defender of the Chinese model and author of the controversial book The China Wave, argues that “Western-style” democracy won’t work in China. But does growth and modernisation come at the expense of human rights?
Is a meritocratic one party system the best way forward? Head to Head discusses with Professor Zhang China’s rise as a global force and its relations with its neighbours, and asks whether China’s increased militarisation is helping maintain or upset regional security.
Will China’s rise as a superpower change the world as we know it?
Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2 Saturday 20 December 2014 4:45PM GMT | M-Net Movies Premiere (103)
Now working for his idol at The Live Corp Company, FLint Lockwood leaves his job when he learns that the machine that churns out food-animal hybrids is still operational.
Bill Hader as Flint Lockwood
Anna Faris as Samantha “Sam” Sparks
James Caan as Tim Lockwood
Richie Rich’s Christmas Wish Saturday 20 December 2014 10:25PM GMT | Disney XD (304)
Richie Rich is the wealthiest kid in the entire world and on Christmas eve his personal scientist tells him he’s invented a wishing machine that only works on Christmas eve.
Get into the holiday spirit on Saturday 20 December at 10:25 by tuning into Disney XD to watch this hilarious movie that’s fit for the whole family.
The Hobbit: The Desolation Of Smaug Sunday 21 December 2014 6:30PM GMT | M-Net Movies Premiere (103)
Bilbo Baggins and Gandalf along with the dwarves continue their quest to reclaim Erebor, their homeland, from Smaug. Can the mysterious and magical ring that Bilbo possess be able to help?
Martin Freeman as Bilbo Baggins
Ian McKellen as Gandalf the Grey
Richard Armitage as Thorin Oakenshield II
Ducktales: Treasure of the Lost Lamp Sunday 21 December 2014 8:25PM GMT | Disney Junior (309)
As always Scrooge McDuck is on the hunt for treasure and in the movie, Ducktales the Treasure of the Lost Lamp he and his three nephews, Huey Dewey and Louie set off on an epic adventure in to the Middle East.
With the help of their guide they discover a hidden pyramid brimming with treasure, but what they don’t know is that their guide is also working for the ruthless wizard, Merlock.
Dial into Disney Junior on Sunday 21 December at 8:25 to watch the madness and mayhem unfold in Ducktales: Treasure of the Lost Lamp.