DStv’s #TGIFestive campaign had customers spoilt for choice with great local movies and series and international shows throughout December 2020. And now DStv is making 2021 Twenty-Twenty Fun!
After a whole year of biting our nails over absolutely everything in 2020, it’s time to set our usual Janu-worries aside and get the year off to a great start with more shows to love, whether it’s just for you or the whole family. And if you’re into making New Year’s resolutions, there’s a channel and a show to help you on your way on DStv. Learn new skills, meet new people, go to wonderful places, all with your TV.
Brand-new local you’ll love
Viewers can look forward to incredible local content in the new year from brand-new thrillers like M-Net’s Lioness and kykNET’s Afgrond, 4Mure and Slot, to Mzansi Magic’s heart-clenching new reality series, Abandoned, along with the returns of series like Die Boekklub and Boer Soek ’n Vrou. Check out the 3 hottest shows first, then flip through the rest…
Starting in January, the powerful drama series, Lioness, tells the story of a woman who loses her children, her lover, and her freedom when she is framed for fraud committed by her husband before his death, only to discover, eight years later, while trying to reunite with her son and daughters, that he is still alive.
Watch from Thursday, 28 January, on M-Net (DStv 101) at 20:30
Five women from different walks of life, including Julia Cilliers (Jana Kruger, Karen in Projek Dina), a psychologist who’s struggling with feelings of guilt over the death of her child, cross paths when each of them must fight for their survival. Starring Marguerite van Eden, Kim Cloete, Gretchen Ramsden and Kanya Viljoen. Watch from Wednesday, 17 February, on kykNET (DStv 144) at 20:00
In this new 5-episode thriller, a brilliant psychiatrist develops a therapy for her patients that can immediately expose underlying traumas. But due to the illegal nature of the drug, she must offer it in secret. Starring Rolanda Marais, Brendon Daniels, Greta Pietersen, Albert Pretorius and Trudy van Rooy. Watch from Tuesday, 12 January on kykNET (*144) at 20:00
This 5-episode drama series from writer Tertius Kapp (creator of Die Spreeus) plays out in the same hotel room, but with a different character and storyline in each episode. The only common denominator is Marcelina (Lida Botha, Ouma Bettie Steenkamp in the movie, Griekwastad), the hotel cleaning lady. Also starring Beer Adriaanse. Watch from Tuesday, 12 January, on kykNET (*144) at 20:30
Watch Die Boekklub S3 from Tuesday, 16 February on kykNET (DStv 144) at 20:00
Watch Boer Soek ’n Vrou S13 from Thursday, 21 January on kykNET (DStv 144) at 20:00
Local reality rocks
Die Beste Van Huisgenoot Ware Lewensdramas S1South Africa’s most popular magazine, Huisgenoot, has been capturing readers’ imaginations for more than a century. In Die Beste Van Huisgenoot: Ware Lewensdramas, we look back at the 13 most sensational stories from the first five seasons of the flagship series Huisgenoot: Ware Lewensdramas, like the 2005 murder case of Inge Lotz. Watch from Monday, 11 January on VIA (DStv 147) at 21:00
Herman Se Mikro-geheime S1Chef and food editor Herman Lensing can perform miracles with a microwave oven! In Herman Se Mikro-geheime, he combines his two loves: chatting and cooking. He has guests in studio, and once the food is in the micro, it’s question time – be prepared for more than just food secrets in this brand-new series. Watch from Wednesday, 20 January on VIA (DStv 147) at 17:00
Afloskombuis S1In cooking competition show Afloskombuis, presented by Neels van Jaarsveld (Ben van Wyk in Fynskrif), each week two teams compete to prepare a delicious dish. But there’s a catch: the 3 members of each team take turns in the kitchen, and when they tag the next person, they must guess what the previous one planned. Watch from Friday 22 January on VIA (DStv 147) at 17:30
The Stand S1Starts Monday, 18 January on M-Net (DStv 101) at 22:30 (see the episode 1 preview on Catch Up on Monday, 11 January at 22:30)
Bake-Off: The Professionals S4Watch from Monday, 4 January on BBC Lifestyle (DStv 174) at 20:00
Also don’t miss…
- Local Comedy Specials starts on Thursday, 7 January on 1Magic (DStv 103) at 21:30
- The Outpost S3 starts on Friday, 8 January on Universal Channel (DStv 117) at 20:50
- Grown-ish S3B starts on Monday, 11 January on 1Magic (DStv 103) at 21:30
- Pioneer Women S25 starts on Thursday, 14 January on Food Network (DStv 175) at 19:00
- The Masked Singer S4 starts on Friday, 15 January on M-Net (DStv 101) at 19:00
- Hell’s Kitchen USA S19 starts on Tuesday, 19 January on BBC Lifestyle (DStv 174) at 20:00
- Unexpected S3 starts on Tuesday, 19 January on TLC (DStv 135) at 21:00
- The Hills: New Beginning S2 starts on Tuesday, 19 January on MTV (DStv 130) at 21:30
- Black Ink Crew S6 starts on Tuesday, 19 January on BET (DStv 129) at 22:00
- Man With A Plan S4 starts on Saturday, 23 January on M-Net (DStv 101) at 18:00
- Power Book II: Ghost S1B starts on Tuesday, 26 January on 1Magic (DStv 103) at 21:30
Unmissable sports events
There are also a wide variety of sports events that will take off in 2021 and SuperSport has them all available on their 19 channels.
From the Euro 2021 Football tournament, the British and Irish Lions Rugby Tour, The Tokyo Olympic Games, The Golf Majors (Masters, PGA Championships, Open Championship, US Open), Tennis Grand Slams (Australian Open, Roland Garros, Wimbledon, US Open) and Formula 1 and MotoGP – all these and more are available exclusively on DStv.
So why would you want to go get your TV pleasure anywhere else? #TGI2021
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