DSTV WEEKLY HIGHLIGHTS 10-16 December 2021

News 15 December 2021

DSTV WEEKLY HIGHLIGHTS 10-16 December 2021

LOCAL (SOUTHERN) 

My Kitchen Party 

Genre: Reality 

Friday 10 December at 21:00 on Zambezi Magic, available on DStv Compact and up 

‘My Kitchen Party’ takes you on a journey into preparations of one of the most important days of a soon to be bride. Every episode is filled with suspense, drama, laughter, team work, kept and broken promises as each different love story unfolds.  

Carte Blanche 

Genre: News, actuality 

Sunday 12 December at 19:00 on M-Net, available on DStv Premium 

‘Carte Blanche’, an investigative news programme, has developed a high degree of credibility in South African television journalism and has been awarded more than 230 local and international awards for quality stories that have made a difference.  

DiepCity 

Genre: Drama 

Tuesday 14 December at 20:30 on Mzansi Magic, available on DStv Family and up 

A fresh new telenovela that explores the struggle of four young women trying to make their way in the world. The show focuses on disillusioned young women who were forced into crime while in high school, just to make ends meet.  

Mpali 

Genre: Drama 

Thursday 16 December at 20:30 on Zambezi Magic, available on DStv Compact and up 

The season starts with debates of what will happen to everyone at the farm. The Nguzu plantation land is filled with a lot of anxiety and fear as Mr. Nguzu declares the truth about his newly discovered son. 

 

LOCAL (WEST) 

Tinsel 

Genre: Drama 

Friday 10 December at 21:00 on Africa Magic Family, available on DStv Access and up 

The story of two rival production houses and their fierce battles for box-office dominance in the cut-throat Nigerian ‘Nollywood’ business. 

Venge 

Genre: Drama 

Monday 13 December at 21:30 on Africa Magic Showcase, available on DStv Compact and up 

A woman’s quest for vengeance uncovers a world of scandal, secrets, lies and betrayal. Will vengeance be the means to an end or the very end itself?  

The Rishantes 

Genre: Drama 

Tuesday 14 December at 21:00 on Africa Magic Urban, available on DStv Compact and up 

A brand new telenovela and a spin off of the hit series ‘Halita’, ‘The Rishantes’ expands on the already rich world and brings all-new drama to the viewer. 

Dilemma 

Genre: Drama 

Wednesday 15 December at 21:00 on Africa Magic Showcase, available on DStv Compact and up 

Puppy love is what they called it. Kaineto Anolue, the only daughter of her well -to - do parents followed Kanan Hassani Mossilliou Paraiso - the son of their Beninese cook around the house all the time. The innocence of childhood did not make it plain to them tthat the Anolues would simply never let their daughter marry the help. 

 

LOCAL (EAST) 

Huba 

Genre: Drama 

Monday 13 December at 19:00 on Maisha Magic Bongo, available on DStv Access and up 

Two worlds collide, one controlled by money and the other overshadowed by greed. Will love or hate win out in this Kenyan series?  

Sesiria 

Genre: Drama 

Tuesday 14 December at 18:30 on Pearl Magic Prime, available on DStv Compact and up 

A young boy who comes from a rich family is faced with trials and tribulations in order to inherit and manage his late father's estates as stated in the will.  

Kina 

Genre: Drama 

Wednesday 15 December at 19:00 on Maisha Magic Plus, available on DStv Compact and up 

Kina is the story of an abandoned girl seeking justice for the murder of the man she thought was her father, while falling under the dangerous spell of a woman she doesn’t yet know is her mother. 

Prestige 

Genre: Drama 

Thursday 16 December at 19:30 on Pearl Magic Prime, available on DStv Compact and up 

Serial drama following the ups and downs of rival and executives from the same family. Their lust for power is fueled by love, jealousy, grief, and hatred.  

 

SPORT 

Premier League: Brentford v Watford 

Sport: Football 

Friday 10 December at 22:00 on SuperSport Premier League, available on DStv Compact and up 

Round 16 of the 2021-22 Premier League season opens with newcomers Brentford hosting Watford for a crunch clash in West London. 

Premier League: Manchester City v Wolverhampton Wanderers 

Sport: Football 

Saturday 11 December at 14:30 on SuperSport Premier League, available on DStv Compact and up 

Manchester City will look for three points in the defence of their Premier League title when they welcome Wolverhampton Wanderers to the Etihad Stadium. 

UFC 269 

Sport: MMA 

Sunday 12 December at 05:00 on SuperSport Action, available on DStv Compact Plus and up 

The Ultimate Fighting Championship continues with UFC 269 at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, headlined by a match for the lightweight title between Charles Oliveira and Dustin Poirier. 

Formula 1: Abu Dhabi Grand Prix 

Sport: Motorsport 

Sunday 12 December at 15:00 on SuperSport Motorsport, available on DStv Premium 

The 2021 Formula 1 World Championship wraps up with the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix at the Yas Marina Circuit, as the world’s best drivers battle for top honours. 

 

ESPN 

NFL: Minnesota Vikings v Pittsburgh Steelers 

Sport: American Football 

Friday 10 December at 03:20 on ESPN 2, available on DStv Compact and up 

The NFL Regular Season continues on Friday morning with the Minnesota Vikings welcoming the Pittsburgh Steelers to the U.S. Bank Stadium. 

NBA: Atlanta Hawks v Brooklyn Nets 

Sport: Basketball 

Saturday 11 December at 02:45 on ESPN 2, available on DStv Compact and up 

The Atlanta Hawks and the Brooklyn Nets will battle for victory in an NBA Regular Season clash at the State Farm Arena.  

NBA Today 

Sport: Basketball 

Tuesday 14 December at 21:00 on ESPN, available on DStv Family and up 

This daily NBA show is broadcast live from Los Angeles and brings you everything you need to know about the world’s greatest basketball league. 

NFL Live 

Sport: American Football 

Tuesday 14 December at 22:00 on ESPN, available on DStv Family and up 

ESPN's NFL Live scoops the latest news and information from deep inside the NFL and deposits it into your ears. 

 

MOVIES 

Never Kiss a Man in a Christmas Sweater 

Genre: Romance, family 

Friday 10 December at 16:30 on M-Net Movies 1, available on DStv Premium 

A single mum faces Christmas alone until a stranger crashes into her life and becomes an unexpected houseguest. Starring Ashley Williams and Niall Matter, directed by Allan Harmon. 

The Hitman’s Bodyguard 

Genre: Action, comedy 

Saturday 11 December at 17:30 on M-Net Movies 3, available on DStv Compact and up 

Michael Bryce, a protection agent, is tasked with protecting Darius Kincaid, one of the world's most famous assassins. The two must then set aside their differences to tackle several dangerous events. Starring Ryan Reynolds and Samuel L. Jackson, directed by Patrick Hughes. 

Heart of the Holidays 

Genre: Romance, family 

Sunday 12 December at 15:00 on Universal, available on DStv Compact and up 

When her job transfer falls through, stockbroker Sam Wallace is forced to return home to upstate New York. Happy to be reconnecting with her mother for the Christmas holiday, she is less happy to be forced to confront her high-school sweetheart, whom she left to pursue her business career. Starring Venessa Lengies and Corey Sevier, directed by Corey Sevier. 

Vanquish 

Genre: Action, thriller 

Sunday 12 December at 20:05 on M-Net, available on DStv Premium 

A retired cop forces a former drug courier to do his bidding by holding her daughter hostage. Armed with guns, guts and a motorcycle, she must now take out a series of violent gangsters... or never see her child again. Starring Ruby Rose and Morgan Freeman, directed by George Gallo. 

 

TELENOVELAS 

100 Days To Fall In Love 

Genre: Drama 

Monday 13 December at 21:00 on Telemundo, available on DStv Access and up 

This tells the story of best friends, Laura and Antonia, who after almost 20 years of marriage each decide to take a 100-day break from their respective spouses. During this hiatus, they examine their relationships and explore what it means to date in the modern world. 

Fooled Into Love 

Genre: Drama 

Tuesday 14 December at 21:30 on TLNovelas, available on DStv Family and up 

The Carmonas live a simple and peaceful rural life at a village in Mexico’s inland and they own one of the biggest mines of the region. They are forced to move to the city after the government pays them good money for their huge land. 

Broken Hearts 

Genre: Drama 

Wednesday 15 December at 22:00 on Star Life, available on DStv Family and up 

‘Broken Hearts’ follows Ahana, a young girl determined to live above her mother's selfishness and bad intentions, and find true love. 

My Heart Knows 

Genre: Drama 

Thursday 16 December at 18:00 on Zee World, available on DStv Access and up 

Follow the bitter-sweet relationship between a stepmother and daughter, as they look to come to terms with each other and the world changing around them. 

 

KIDS 

Pound Puppies 

Genre: Animation 

Sunday 12 December at 14:30 on JimJam, available on DStv Access and up 

The show, based on a popular line of plush toys, features a group of not-so-ordinary dogs (known as Pound Puppies) whose goal is to find homes with loving families for lonely puppies. 

The Owl House 

Genre: Animation 

Monday 13 December at 17:50 on Disney Channel, available on DStv Compact and up 

Self-assured teenager Luz stumbles upon a portal to a magical realm where she befriends a rebellious witch, Eda, and a tiny warrior, King. Despite not having magical abilities, Luz pursues her dream of becoming a witch by serving as Eda's apprentice. 

Blaze and the Monster Machines 

Genre: Animation 

Tuesday 14 December at 17:15 on Nick Jr, available on DStv Compact and up 

AJ is an eight-year-old techie who drives monster-truck Blaze, the top racer in Axle City. The two go on adventures that have them taking on problems involving science and mathematics. 

Down on the Farm 

Genre: Family, education 

Wednesday 15 December at 15:00 on CBeebies, available on DStv Family and up 

JB and Storm present a show for young children about the animals and activities that take place on a farm. 

 

INTERNATIONAL 

$50k Three Ways 

Genre: Reality, lifestyle 

Friday 10 December at 21:00 on HGTV, available on DStv Compact and up 

Interior designer Tiffany Brooks presents homeowners with three wildly different design plans for three completely different spaces within their homes, and she helps them choose which proposal works best for their family. 

UFOs: The White House Files 

Genre: Documentary 

Friday 10 December at 21:05 on History Channel, available on DStv Compact Plus and up 

From Truman to Trump, there has been a legacy of secrecy and controversy surrounding UFOs and extra-terrestrials. In fact, Eisenhower, Nixon, Carter, and Reagan are each rumoured to have had personal encounters. Could these powerful leaders be hiding the truth about UFOs from the public? Or is it possible that some Presidents are kept in the dark? 

Departure 

Genre: Drama 

Monday 13 December at 21:00 on Universal, available on DStv Compact and up 

When Flight 716 disappears over the Atlantic Ocean, Kendra Malley of the TSIB is selected to lead the team investigating the crash. Still devastated by the recent death of her husband, Kendra isn't sure she's up to the task. However, with the whole world watching, her team must race to find the missing aircraft and rescue possible survivors. 

Wentworth 

Genre: Drama 

Wednesday 15 December at 22:30 on M-Net, available on DStv Premium 

‘Wentworth' showcases the struggle for inmates to survive in the violent environment of a contemporary women's prison. Upon arriving at Wentworth, Bea Smith - charged with the attempted murder of her abusive husband - is traumatised by what has happened to her and easily manipulated by others. One person who takes advantage of Bea's state is beautiful and charismatic Franky Doyle, the facility's temporary top dog, who uses Bea to do her dirty work. 

 

CATCH UP  

Time 

Genre: Crime, drama 

British prison drama `Time' follows Mark Cobden, a husband, teacher and father who is sentenced to four years in prison after accidentally killing a man. Consumed by guilt, Mark openly accepts his sentence but is quickly confronted with the harsh realities of life inside.  

S.W.A.T. 

Genre: Drama, action 

Sergeant Daniel and his team of officers in the Los Angeles police department fight hard-core criminals and strive to protect the public from danger. 

Insecure 

Genre: Comedy 

Best friends Issa and Molly belong to the same social background and face similar experiences. They always strive to find solutions to their problems by facing them together. 

Black Holes: Messages from the Edge of the Universe 

Genre: Science, documentary 

It is the birth of the neutrino astronomy. For the first time, astrophysicists can detect extra-terrestrial neutrinos in the ice of the South Pole. Neutrinos are the most common and also most mysterious elementary particles and as these particles are invisible to us, their mass is unknown. 

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DSTV WEEKLY HIGHLIGHTS 10-16 December 2021

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