MultiChoice Ghana Supports 2016 Spelling Bee Finale + DStv Highlights

13 year-old girl, Afua Ansaa Manukure, from the Ridge Church School, in Accra, emerged the winner of the 9th edition of the Spelling Bee National Finals on Saturday 6th February 2016 and will be representing Ghana at the 89th Scripps National Spelling Bee in USA.

The Spelling Bee competition is a literacy programme for primary children between 8 to 13 years with the objective of teaching students the proper and effective use of the English Language and has been classified as a non-academic exercise and has been proven to develop the intellectual abilities of children as they learn through fun activities.

Ghana has been the only African country which has participated at the global level in the last few years and MultiChoice Ghana has supported and sponsored schools to participate at the district level in order for them to progress to the regional and national competitions.  The sponsorship covers registration, training and studying, vocabulary testing and oral spelling and provision of learning materials for students from schools interested in taking part.

The winner Afua Ansaa Manukure, from the Ridge Church School received a decoder with three months subscription as well as a goodie bag from MultiChoice while, Lord Awingor Mba, the first runner up and student of Mary’s Child School and the second runner-up, Emil Abagery, a student of University of Cape Coast Primary, also received goodie bags from MultiChoice.Afua Ansaa Manukure

AlJazeera Channel 406 Access/Family/Compact/Compact Plus/Premium

Witness: My Father The Banker, Wed 10 Feb 2016, 8:00pm | Al Jazeera (406)

My Father The Banker”. Armed with a photo from Interpol, a filmmaker travels to Malaysia hoping to find her millionaire father who disappeared from Latvia 15 years ago.

 BBC Brit Channel 196 – Premium

Top Gear; Evans reveals new Top Gear Friend

Iconic American actor Matt LeBlanc has today been revealed as one of the new presenters of the upcoming and eagerly awaited return of BBC Brit’s Top Gear – the planet’s biggest motoring entertainment show. LeBlanc’s appointment marks the first time the show has ever had a non-British host in its 39-year history.

In what promises to be an explosive cocktail of car-obsessed entertainers and cultural clashes – the eagerly anticipated return of the revamped show is expected to noisily announce itself on BBC Two and TV screens everywhere this May.

The Golden Globe-winning star of the popular BBC comedy Episodes, LeBlanc’s international appeal has never been stronger despite filming the finale of his global hit Friends almost 12 years ago. He’s already a familiar face to Top Gear viewers, having been a two-time guest on the show and the fastest celebrity to date around the Top Gear track in its reasonably priced car. LeBlanc also presented the recent standalone spin-off Top Gear: The Races, where he led fans through some of the most memorable racing moments from the previous 22 series.

He joins production immediately and additional Top Gear cast members will be confirmed shortly. 

The Murder Detectives Fri 19 Feb 2016, 6:00pm

Dramatic documentary series following every twist and turn of a police investigation into the horrific murder of a teenager.

Cartoon Network Channel 301 – Premium

The Love Bug: Sunday 14 February from 12:10pm

Love is in the air on Cartoon Network this Valentine’s Day! This special stunt will air the most romantic episodes of your favorite show, including Adventure Time, We Bare Bears, Regular Show and Clarence to name a few. Between Finn and Flame Princess’ tumultuous relationship or Panda’s quest for love despite his brothers getting in the way, let’s just hope that everyone ends up living happily ever after! Celebrate budding love and epic romance this Valentine’s Day on Sunday 14 February at 12:10pm

CBS Drama 134 – Family/Compact/Compact Plus/Premium

Loving Leah: Sunday 14 February at 11:05pm

When 26-year-old Leah’s Jewish husband passes away, she finds herself in a dilemma: marry her late husband’s brother as traditionally done in the Jewish community or agree to her mother’s arranged marriage? This love story develops as the two agree to take part in an unconventional, yet, convenient marriage.

Alabama Love Story: 14 February at 12:45pm

A kidnapping leads to love for a down-on-his-luck cowboy in this romantic comedy drama. When former rodeo rider Roper Wylie hits rock bottom, he schemes to kidnap wealthy Alabama socialite Goodie Blankenship. As the kidnapper and the jilted wife begin to sympathize with one another, love blossoms and fuels their hunger for revenge on Goodie’s uncaring husband. Tune in on Sunday14 February at 12:45pm

One True Love: Sunday 14 February at 2:25pm

Inspired by a true story, One True Love, is a poignant romance between two strangers who meet at the site of a serious accident and in one life-altering moment, fall in love. Dana Boyer and Kevin Grant are passionate, fun-loving adults who meet when Kevin rescues Dana from a burning car. To complicate matters, Kevin is engaged and Dana is set to marry Phil her fiancé. Tune in on Sunday 14 February at 2:25pm.

E! Entertainment Channel 124 Access/Family/Compact/Compact Plus/Premium

Live From the Red Carpet: The 2016 Grammy Awards: Monday 15 February at 9:00pm

All eyes are on the Staples Centre in Los Angeles as the biggest music stars on the planet attend the 58th Grammy Awards. E! has all angles covered across the red carpet as Guiliana Rancic and Ryan Seacrest catch up with the nominees, presenters and performers. Monday 15 February at 9:00pm

Fox Channel 125, Premium

House Of Payne Thu 11 Feb, 4:55pm

Bake, Rattle And Roll”. Calvin has an incident at his job that leads him to getting suspended. Jazmine needs help baking and she reluctantly decides to ask Ella for help.

The Walking Dead Season 6 part B: 15 February at 7:00pm

The Walking Dead returns on 15 February at 7:00pm, its new time slot from the previous 21:20 as the Fox schedule is also getting an update this year. The zombie thriller has been renewed for a bloody seventh season and continues to be a firm favourite on the schedule for fans.

MTV 130 – Compact/Compact Plus/Premium

Lip Sync Battle (Season 2): Monday 15 February at 7:35pm

The mic is off, the battle is on! Lip Sync Battle, is back, hosted by LL Cool J with colourful commentary from social media maven and supermodel co-host, Chrissy Teigen. Each episode features two A-list celebrities like you’ve never seen them before – syncing their hearts out in hysterically epic performances. This month, you will see Channing Tatum, Kevin Hart, Olivia Munn, John Legend, Queen Latifah, Marlon Wayans and many more every Monday

TLC Entertainment – OWN – Channel 172, Compact/Compact Plus/Premium

Where Are They Now? Debbie Allen: On Sunday 14 February at 6:55pm

Debbie Allen says that as a child, Houston’s racial divide in the 50’s and 60’s prevented her from going to her first-choice dance school. Then, after years of applying, 13-year-old Debbie was finally accepted to the Houston Ballet Foundation. Watch as she shares how these experiences made her stronger and pushed her to become the dancer she is today. On Sunday 14 February at 6:55pm

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Under The Same Sky Tue 09 Feb 15:10

Carlos tells his son about his truck being stolen. Adela has the truck, and decides to sell it. Carlos and Luis head off in search of the truck.

MTV Base Channel 322 – Premium

Love & Hip Hop – Hollywood: Premiere on Monday 15 February at 8:00pm

Love & Hip Hop Hollywood follows the young, hip-hop elite as they strive to either “make” or “maintain” a life in the La La Land of Hollywood! Love & Hip Hop Hollywood has the youngest, hottest cast to date. The series will follow the lives of rising stars and starlets, from hip-hop artists, to video vixens, to actors, personal assistants, girlfriends, and co-parents; we take an exclusive look behind the curtain at the lives of the hip hop couples as they struggle to balance their careers and their personal lives. Tune in to the Premiere on Monday 15 February at 8:00pm

M-Net Channel 101 – Premium

Grey’s Anatomy: Monday 15 February at 5:30pm

Experience the triumphs and heartaches of medical professionals in the impressive twelfth season of this Golden Globe award winning show. The award-winning series comes back from its production break from Monday 15 February at 5:30pm

The Fixer: Monday 15 February at 6:30pm

Golden Globe nominated actress Kerry Washington stars as Olivia Pope, a consultant who “fixes” the most sensational scandals in politics. The series has been on a production break and will resume with new episodes from Monday 15 February at 6:30pm

Vuzu Amp, Channel 114 –Premium

How To Get Away With Murder, Tue 09 Feb, 9:00pm

Meet Bonnie’. Asher discovers not everything is what it seems when you work for Annalise. Frank is presented with a situation that hits close to home. Wes’ search to solve Rebecca’s disappearance ends in a confrontation.

 Zee World Channel 166, Access/Family/Compact/Compact Plus/Premium

Fear Files: Every Saturday at 7:00pm.

“Fear Files” brings to life the real stories of people who have lived through paranormal experiences that defy explanation. The series uncovers the truth behind some of the most compelling and mystifying occurrences that have taken place around India. The show is a re-enactment of real incidents in an attempt to dispel the hoaxes from the real and possibly unexplainable. Tune in Every Saturday at 7:00pm.

Humko Tumse Pyaar Hai Sat, 13 Feb 5:00pm

After an operation, Durga regains her sight. She is unable to see the face of her love Rohit, who is presumed dead. She finds love in Raj. But Rohit resurfaces and seems awfully familiar.

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