Weekly Content Highlights

Weekly Content Highlights

News 16 May 2022

Weekly Content Highlights

LOCAL (SOUTHERN) 

Carte Blanche 

Genre: News, actuality 

Sunday 15 May at 19:00 on M-Net, available on DStv Premium 

‘Carte Blanche’ is a hard-hitting and award-winning investigative news and magazine programme which covers the most important and interesting events. 

Lekunutu 

Genre: Reality 

Tuesday 17 May at 22:00 on Moja Love, available on DStv Family and up 

‘Lekunutu’ follows the stories of individuals who want to reveal secrets they have kept for many years, which may change the dynamics of their relationships. The show will explore why they had chosen to keep such big secrets, and will showcase the reactions of the recipients of the news.  

Zuba 

Genre: Drama 

Wednesday 18 May at 20:00 on OneZed, available on DStv Compact and up 

The story of Zuba continues, a story about love, trust and betrayal. The story revolves around an innocent, rural teenage girl who has to leave her family and education behind to do a maid’s job with a complex, wealthy urban family. 

Lebo M: Coming Home 

Genre: Reality 

Thursday 19 May at 19:00 on Mzansi Wethu, available on DStv Access and up 

His is the first voice you hear in ‘The Lion King’. Now, follow legendary musician Lebo M as he reunites his family on South African shores and rediscovers his roots in this insightful reality show. 

 

LOCAL (WEST) 

The Johnsons 

Genre: Comedy 

Monday 16 May at 21:30 on Africa Magic Family, available on DStv Family and up 

A family sitcom focused on an average family based in Lagos Nigeria, their diverse traits and how they cope with what life has to offer them. 

Love Come Back 

Genre: Reality 

Tuesday 17 May at 19:00 on Africa Magic Showcase, available on DStv Compact and up 

It's not easy saying ‘I'm sorry’, but with a beautiful surprise and help from the ‘Love Come Back’ team, getting your love back might not be that hard after all. 

Enakhe 

Genre: Drama 

Wednesday 18 May at 20:30 on Africa Magic Urban, available on DStv Compact and up 

Enakhe, set in modern-day Benin City, tells the story of a rebellious daughter who after the sudden death of her father is forced by circumstances to grow in every way possible to become the leader of her extended family and their criminal empire. 

Dilemma 

Genre: Drama 

Thursday 19 May at 21:00 on Africa Magic Showcase, available on DStv Compact and up 

Fate leads two estranged lovers full circle, after a cruel separation leaves them with a dilemma that bears consequences of a long-forgotten past. 

 

LOCAL (EAST) 

Mawube 

Genre: Comedy 

Monday 16 May at 20:00 on Pearl Magic Prime, available on DStv Compact and up 

Mawube has complete ignorance of how to do many simple tasks, but it also incredibly creative and will always come up with something inventive and hilarious. 

Mom vs. Wife: Kenya 

Genre: Reality, cooking 

Tuesday 17 May at 19:30 on Honey, available on DStv Compact and up 

A man’s wife and his mother compete by cooking his favourite dish. To then decide the winner, he must pick which plate has taken his heart. 

La Familia 

Genre: Drama 

Wednesday 18 May at 21:00 on Maisha Magic Bongo, available on DStv Access and up 

Mr. and Mrs. Ibrahim are blessed with wealth as well as five children, two boys and three girls. The family is embroiled in controversy after Mr Ibrahim offered the company to his first son, while his second daughter wanted it. 

Salem 

Genre: Drama 

Thursday 19 May at 19:30 on Maisha Magic Plus, available on DStv Compact and up 

‘Salem’ is a riveting, thrilling and spectacular story about inequality – rich versus the poor – and about how fine the line between the two can be.  

 

SPORT 

PGA Tour: AT&T Byron Nelson 

Sport: Golf 

Friday 13 to Sunday 15 May at 21:00 on SuperSport Golf, available on DStv Premium 

The PGA Tour continues with the AT&T Byron Nelson tournament in Texas, with a purse of US$9.1million. 

UFC Fight Night: Blachowicz vs. Rakic 

Sport: MMA 

Sunday 15 May at 04:00 on SuperSport Action, available on DStv Compact Plus and up 

The UFC will continue with a Fight Night at the APEX Facility in Las Vegas, headlined by a light heavyweight bout between Jan Blachowicz and Aleksandar Rakic. 

MotoGP: Grand Prix of France 

Sport: Motorsport 

Sunday 15 May at 14:00 on SuperSport Motorsport, available on DStv Premium 

The seventh round of the 2022 MotoGP World Championship will be the Grand Prix of France, held at the iconic Circuit Bugatti in Le Mans. 

Premier League: Newcastle United v Arsenal 

Sport: Football 

Monday 16 May at 21:00 on SuperSport Premier League, available on DStv Compact and up 

The penultimate round of the Premier League wraps up with Newcastle United hosting Arsenal at St. James Park on Monday evening. 

 

ESPN 

NBA Playoffs: Conference semifinals 

Sport: Basketball 

Saturday 14 May at 02:00 on ESPN 2, available on DStv Compact and up 

The NBA Playoffs will continue with Conference semifinals games, slated for early morning on Saturday 14 May. 

MLS: Colorado Rapids v LAFC 

Sport: Football 

Saturday 14 May at 21:30 on ESPN 2, available on DStv Compact and up 

The DSG Park in Commerce City will play host to a Major League Soccer clash between the Colorado Rapids and LAFC on Saturday night. 

NBA Today 

Sport: Basketball 

Tuesday 17 May 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 17 May 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 

12 Rounds 3: Lockdown 

Genre: Action, thriller 

Friday 13 May at 21:45 on Studio Universal, available on DStv Compact and up 

When Detective John Shaw finds evidence against his colleague, Detective Tyler, he tries to bring the truth to light. But Detective Tyler has other plans, which puts John's life in danger. Starring Jon Moxley and Lochlyn Munro, directed by Stephen Reynolds. 

The Last Holiday 

Genre: Comedy, romance 

Saturday 14 May at 18:15 on M-Net Movies 1, available on DStv Premium 

Georgia, who leads a life full of unfulfilled desires, is left shocked when she discovers her terminal illness. Soon, she quits her job, gathers her savings and sets out on a luxurious trip to Europe. Starring Queen Latifah and Alicia Witt, directed by Wayne Wang. 

Inception 

Genre: Sci-fi 

Sunday 15 May at 16:30 on M-Net Movies 3, available on DStv Compact and up 

Cobb steals information from his targets by entering their dreams. Saito offers to wipe clean Cobb's criminal history as payment for performing an inception on his sick competitor's son. Starring Leonardo DiCaprio and Cillian Murphy, directed by Christopher Nolan. 

The Forever Purge 

Genre: Thriller, action 

Sunday 15 May at 21:00 on M-Net, available on DStv Premium 

The United States of America is plunged into a state of chaos and confusion when a group of marauders decide that the purge does not stop. An immigrant family struggles to survive and escape. Starring Ana de la Reguera and Josh Lucas, directed by Everardo Valerio Gout. 

 

TELENOVELAS 

Overcoming Fear 

Genre: Drama 

Monday 16 May at 16:30 on TLNovelas, available on DStv Family and up 

To everyone's eyes, the Duran family projects unity, harmony and respect, but reality is different for all the women in the family. 

Dream Girl 

Genre: Drama 

Tuesday 17 May at 20:00 on Star Life, available on DStv Family and up 

‘Dream Girl’ follows a young girl Lakshmi from Jodhpur, who dreams to be an actress and idolises Ayesha, a famous celebrity.  

Married Again 

Genre: Drama 

Wednesday 18 May at 17:00 on Zee World, available on DStv Access and up 

‘Married Again’ is the story of two individuals, Yash and Aarti. Yash is a widower with two daughters, Payal and Palak. Aarti’s in-laws and Yash’s family want the two lonely hearts to get united in marriage.  

The Scent of Passion 

Genre: Drama 

Thursday 19 May at 20:00 on Telemundo, available on DStv Access and up 

Follow the love story between a poor harvest girl and a handsome man from a rich family, as their worlds collide. 

 

KIDS 

The Adventures of Puss in Boots 

Genre: Animation 

Monday 16 May at 07:25 on Dreamworks, available on DStv Compact and up 

Puss in Boots must guard the previously hidden city of San Lorenzo's famous treasure from invaders after he accidentally breaks an ancient spell which made the land invisible to outsiders. 

Danger Force 

Genre: Adventure 

Monday 16 May at 15:50 on Nickelodeon, available on DStv Compact Plus and up 

A series of hilarious situations ensue when Captain Man and Schwoz recruit four young superheroes-in-the-making and train them to fight crime. 

Walk the Prank 

Genre: Comedy, reality 

Tuesday 17 May at 18:40 on Disney Channel, available on DStv Compact and up 

A group of children put hidden cameras in particular locations and pull off harmless pranks on people. 

Bubble Guppies 

Genre: Animation 

Wednesday 18 May at 10:05 on Nick Jr, available on DStv Compact Plus and up 

‘Bubble Guppies’ takes the phrase ‘school of fish’ literally as fish-tailed preschoolers attend school in an underwater classroom. 

 

INTERNATIONAL 

Bee Czar 

Genre: Reality 

Sunday 15 May at 20:00 on Discovery Channel, available on DStv Premium 

Walter Schumacher founded the American Honey Bee Protection Agency out of mission to protect this vital part of our ecosystem from destruction. If your home or business has a honey bee infestation, don't call an exterminator, call Walter and his team to do a dangerous but essential job for free. 

The Time Traveler’s Wife 

Genre: Sci-fi, drama 

Monday 16 May at 21:30 on M-Net, available on DStv Premium 

An intricate and magical love story, adapted by Steven Moffat from the much loved novel by Audrey Niffenegger and directed by David Nutter, ‘The Time Traveler’s Wife’ tells the story of Clare and Henry, and a marriage with a problem... time travel. 

7 Little Johnstons 

Genre: Reality 

Tuesday 17 May at 20:00 on TLC, available on DStv Access and up 

As Trent and Amber continue to work on pushing their older children out of the nest, the family still finds time to spend together. Trent and Amber both reconsider their careers as the family encounters some major life changes. 

Inside Beverly Hills 

Genre: Lifestyle 

Thursday 19 May at 20:00 on BBC Lifestyle, available on DStv Compact and up 

A look at one of the most glamorous and iconic locations on earth, by peeking inside Beverly Hills' opulent homes, hotels and businesses to see how the other half spend their time at work, rest and play. 

 

CATCH UP  

Animal Kingdom 

Genre: Drama 

After the death of his mother, Joshua decides to live with his grandmother, who heads a criminal clan. His life takes a turn as he gets involved with his cousins and their criminal activities. 

The Conners 

Genre: Comedy 

After a sudden turn of events, the Conner family is forced to face the daily struggles of life in a way they never have before. This iconic family, Dan, Jackie, Darlene, Becky and D.J., demonstrates that laughter, conversation and love can overcome anything. 

Unexpected 

Genre: Reality 

‘Unexpected’ takes a raw look at teenage pregnancies and the effects on teen parents and their families as everyone prepares for the arrival of the babies. 

Great Escapes with Morgan Freeman 

Genre: Documentary 

Interviews and re-creations bring some of history's most daring jailbreaks to life, detailing every step of the way, including the inmates' meticulous plans and the manhunts that followed. Hosted by Morgan Freeman. 

 

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