Fresh October on DStv Compact Plus!

Highlights 01 October 2022

October is a breath of fresh air on DStv Compact Plus with Pretoria’s Real Housewives, insect stings and spooky stories…

Fresh October on DStv Compact Plus!

Keep the Pumpkin Spice October obsession! Here in South Africa, October means bright, clear days and a spring in our step. This month, there are fresh and new shows on Compact Plus to keep you entertained.

kykNET (DStv Channel 144) launches its Spring schedule refresh from Monday, 3 October. The change sees Suidooster moving to 18:00 and we dive into the new telenovela, Diepe Waters at 18:30. We meet Die Real Housewives Van Pretoria, William Shatner takes us into history and mystery with a new season of The UnXplained, and Kings of Pain gives us natural history with a sting in the tail.

There’s more... When Universal+ launches on DStv this October, it’ll be yours at no extra cost. It includes Box Sets of all the best shows from Universal TV (DStv Channel 117), E! Entertainment (DStv Channel 124), movie channel StudioUniversal (DStv Channel 112), kids’ channel DreamWorks (DStv Channel 304) and Telemundo (DStv Channel 118). You’ll also be able to stream current content from all these channels. Go to Catch Up on the DStv App or connect to the Explora and select Universal+.

PS: because you get to watch so much more on DStv with Compact Plus, check out our other monthly highlights packages for news about October hit series like Come Dine With Me South Africa returns, brand-new talk show, Sunday Sexy Love premieres, and Ghosts (the original UK series) also starts.

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Diepe Waters Season 1

Diepe waters is set in the world of competitive swimming at swimming club Die Swartmarlyne (Black Marlin). It’s a family business owned by Gys Swarts (Justin Strydom) and his wife Meghan (Lea Vivier). Die Swartmarlyne is co-run by his sons: Rossouw (Altus Theart), who is the bookkeeper and Jacques (Werner Coetser), who has all the swim moms staring from behind their sunglasses. Roussouw’s materialistic wife Sanet (Nadia Valvekens) is pushing their daughter Karla (Danielle Swanepoel) to compete internationally, while their son Johan (Liam Bosman) is desperate for a kind word from Gys.

Watch Diepe Waters Season 1 Mondays-Thursdays from Monday, 3 October at 18:30 on kykNET (DStv Channel 144)

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Die Real Housewives Van Pretoria Season 1

Joburg, Cape Town and Durban have flashed their cash, but Pretoria posh is on another level! Six glamorous, powerful Afrikaans women are here to show off what the capital city is all about. A little tea about the cast? Renske Lammerding owns the Mrs Globe beauty pageant, merrily divorced pastor Marié Bosman has a pilot’s licence and two doctorates, Talana Khun runs online shopping site Earth DK, Mel Viljoen is the CEO of Tammy Taylor Nails, Rhona Erasmus is an entrepreneur, and TikTok content creator, Kiki La Coco is wife of multi-millionaire mining consultant Malcolm Wentzel.

Watch Die Real Housewives Van Pretoria Season 1 from Thursday, 13 October at 20:00 on kykNET (DStv Channel 144)

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Kings Of Pain Season 2

Wildlife biologist, Adam Thorn and animal handler, Rob “Caveman” Alleva, are back to test just how much animal stings or bites hurt. The series is inspired by entomologist Justin O Schmidt’s notorious Schmidt Pain Index, in which he describes (in rather spicy terms) the different experiences you go through when experiencing certain insect stings and bites. On the menu this season for Adam and Caveman: Sacken’s Velvet Ant, Arizona Bark Scorpion, Giant Desert Centipede and more.

Watch Kings Of Pain Season 2 from Thursday, 6 October at 19:25 on History (DStv Channel 186)

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The UnXplained With William Shatner Season 3

Actor William Shatner is on the hunt for the world’s most intriguing phenomena, legends and stories. This season he asks what we leave behind when we die, as he takes us into catacombs and churches to explore the power of sacred bones. In one of the episodes, scientists talk about where Earth’s next apocalyptic event might come from, and there’s also a discussion about what we can do to preserve civilization.

Watch The Unexplained With William Shatner Season 3 from Friday, 7 October at 19:25 on History (DStv Channel 186)

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Nataniël. Erik. Wolf Season 1

Brothers Nataniël and Erik Le Roux return to Nantes in France for the first time in three years to bring us this series. Nataniël’s latest obsession stems from forgotten fairytale illustrations by the French artist, Gustave Doré, which sent him looking for the original versions of the folk stories. Nataniël calls designers and artists to collaborate with him to create a world of fantasy, good and evil, cruelty and redemption. Meanwhile, Erik’s latest discovery is the workshop of an eccentric old mansion. The Le Roux brothers chat about food, art, design, and stories, with an original musical score composed by Nataniël and it is performed by pianist Charl du Plessis.

Watch Nataniël. Erik. Wolf Season 1 from Sunday, 16 October at 20:00 on kykNET (DStv Channel 144)

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