Celebrate Father’s Day on DStv

DStv has Big Dad Energy!

News 15 June 2022

Give dad the throne for shows with Big Dad Energy this Father’s Day weekend on DStv

DStv has Big Dad Energy!

Got a Sports Dad? An Adventure Dad? The Dad With All The Jokes? No matter which model dad has lovingly been installed in your house, DStv has a show that’s sure to please him this Father’s Day weekend, from Friday, 17 June to Sunday, 19 June. We’re talking Big Dad Energy, 24-7!

Read on for a glimpse of what we have in store to get six of the major models of dads watching happily… and for a peek at what else is in store for all Dads this weekend and coming soon on DStv.

PS: if you have DStv Compact, this Father’s Day, your dad will be able to see a wider range of shows than ever, as the Compact Open Window continues from 09 June to 21 July 2022 – with access to 1Magic (DStv Channel 103) and ESPN 2 (DStv Channel 219).

Mad Lad Dads

They’re out in nature hunting, climbing, running, surfing, fishing, canoeing, biking, hiking. Time off is time outdoors for these active dads. These are dads with Everest dreams, even if the budget only stretches to the end of the street. (Not to be confused with sports dads).

Exploration Volcano
Exploration Volcano Season 1

Adventurer Chris Horsley is a guide and expedition leader for scientists and film crews working in active volcanoes. In this series he’s on a mission for fun and for science as he climbs to the rims of volcanoes, from Africa's Great Rift Valley to Central America's Volcanic Arc, to install early warning systems.

Watch Exploration Volcano Season 1 from Sunday, 19 June at 20:00 on BBC Earth (DStv Channel 184)

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Also watch…

  • Earth’s Great Rivers Season 2 from Saturday, 18 June at 19:00 on BBC Earth (DStv Channel 184)
  • Griff’s Great Canadian Adventure Season 1 Fridays at 19:00 on BBC Earth (DStv Channel 184)
  • Ross Kemp: Shipwreck Treasure Hunter Season 1 Thursdays at 19:25 on History (DStv Channel 186)
  • Billy The Kid Season 1 from Thursday, 23 June at 21:30 on M-Net (DStv Channel 101)

Detective Dads

Who drank the last of the milk? Who left the light on? What do you think you’re doing? There’s no beating Detective Dads’ keen nose for child crimes. Distract those instincts for a moment with a cop drama series or mystery on DStv!


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We Own This City Season 1

David Simon and John Pelecanos (creators of The Wire) bring us a new story from Baltimore’s mean streets, this time based on Baltimore Sun reporter Justin Fenton’s true crime book on the rise and fall of the Baltimore Police Department's Gun Trace Task Force. Watch it for Jon Bernthal’s (The Punisher) epic performance as Sergeant Wayne Jenkins.

Watch Wednesdays at 22:30 on M-Net (DStv Channel 101) and on Catch Up.

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Curious Dads

Curious Dads are standing behind you as you do your homework, reading ahead in your textbooks. If you’re on holiday with a Curious Dad, you will be visiting the closest museums, and if he whips out his phone, he’s not snapping selfies, he’s looking up facts!

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Story of The Spitfire

The Spitfire has been flying since March 1936. For years plane spotting South African dads could recognise its distinctive engine sound, look up and give it a salute as it flew overhead (a restoration project for SA’s last surviving Spitfire continues at Air Force Base Swartkop in Pretoria). This documentary explores its development and reveals why it’s a plane worth obsessing over.

Watch Story of The Spitfire on Sunday, 19 June at 21:05 on History (DStv Channel 186)

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Also watch

  • Vikings: The Rise And Fall Season 1 from Wednesday, 29 June at 21:00 on National Geographic (DStv Channel 181)
  • Watch Chernobyl, Fukushima: Living With The Legacy on Catch Up now.

Car Dads

This is one of the timeless, classic dad models. His proudest moment might be helping you to fix up your first car and making sure you can change a tyre. Buckle up for the ride but don’t you crunch those crisps inside his pride and joy. Car Daddy has limits.

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Celebrity IOU Joyride Season 1

Celebrities surprise loyal and generous friends and family by having car gurus Ant Anstead (Wheeler Dealers) and Cristy Lee (All Girls Garage) build them dream rides or restore very special vehicles. For Father’s Day, Mary J Blige is commissioning a special project to surprise her assistant. Nicole. It’s all about the good vibes and the great rides. PS: Next week Friday it’s Danny Trejo’s turn.

Watch Celebrity IOU Joyride Season 1 Fridays at 20:00 on Discovery Channel (DStv Channel 121)

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Joker Dads

Want to know how I got these scars? My mouth split from laughing at terrible jokes. Funny dad might be the king of Dad Mountain. The Ultra Dad. He has ascended. This dad uses humour as a weapon and we are powerless before him, for he knows no shame. It’s time to give him more ammunition…

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Black-ish Season 8

This family friendly sitcom centres around the African American Johnson family, led by Andre "Dre" Johnson, who struggles with finding his cultural identity while raising his kids in a white neighbourhood with his wife, Bow. On Friday, 17 June we’ll see what happens when twins Diane and Jack realise that they are the inspiration behind their dad Dre’s best advertisements at his agency!

Watch Black-ish Season 8 Fridays at 18:30 on 1Magic (DStv Channel 103)

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Also watch

  • Jeff Dunham's Completely Unrehearsed Last Minute Pandemic Holiday Special on Sunday, 19 June at 21:00 on Comedy Central (DStv Channel 122)


Sports Dads

Whether he’s reporting live from the living room sofa, giving a blow-by-blow to his braai buddies, propping up the team as he props up the local bar, or lucky enough to snag a seat at stadium, the sports dad is flying his flag high. Give him a toot as you pass him on the day of a big win, and cheer along with him this weekend.

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Watch the US Open Golf on Saturday, 18 June at 18:00 on SuperSport Golf (DStv Channel 213)

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Watch the Diamond League Meeting de Paris on Saturday, 18 June at 21:00 on SuperSport Variety 3 (DStv Channel 208)

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Watch the T20 International, India v South Africa 5th T20 on Sunday, 19 June at 15:20 on SuperSport Grandstand (DStv Channel 201)

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Watch the F1: Grand Prix Du Canada on Sunday, 19 June at 19:55 on SuperSport Motorsport (DStv Channel 215)

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Also starting this weekend

  • Private Eyes Season 4 from Friday, 17 June at 20:00 on Universal (DStv Channel 117)
  • My Kitchen Rules SA Season 3 from Friday, 17 June at 20:00 on Me (DStv Channel 115)
  • Uyaphuza Season 5 from Saturday, 18 June at 21:00 on Moja Love (DStv Channel 157)
  • Earth’s Great Rivers Season 2 from Saturday, 18 June at 19:00 on BBC Earth (DStv Channel 184)
  • Life Under Renovation Season 1 from Saturday, 18 June at 22:00 on HGTV (DStv Channel 177)
  • Watch The Outpost Season 4 from Saturday, 18 June at 11:00 on Universal (DStv Channel 117)
  • Coming Out Season 1 from Sunday, 19 June at 21:30 on Moja Love (DStv Channel 157)
  • When Cosmetic Surgery Goes Horribly Wrong Season 1 from Sunday, 19 June at 20:40 on CBS Reality (DStv Channel 132)
  • CN Papathon on Sunday, 19 June at 11:25 on Cartoon Network (DStv Channel 301)
  • The Great Way on Sunday, 19 June at 19:00 on Curiosity Channel (DStv Channel 185)
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