Breaking new ground

Breaking new ground

Highlights 19 January 2023

Whatever your taste, you’ll see something to love this January on DStv Compact Plus.

Breaking new ground

It’s a new year and you know what that calls for? New must-watch shows! Whether you’re a fan of reality TV, dramas, or competitive series, there's something for everyone on DStv Compact this January. Get ready to discover some new favourites.

PS: Because you get to watch so much more on DStv with Compact Plus, check out our other monthly highlights packages for news about January hit series like the brand-new local telenovela Gqeberha: The Empire on Mzansi Magic (DStv Channel 161) and reality series Lovey Dovey: Until When on Moja Love (DStv Channel 157).

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Boer Soek ’n Vrou

The dating show shines a spotlight on farmers who are looking for love. Be part of the emotional roller-coaster – follow the love stories, heartbreaks, tears and drama.

Watch Boer Soek ’n Vrou Season 15 from Thursday, 19 January at 20:00 on kykNET (DStv Channel 144)

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Power Book IV: Force

The gripping drama series is a spin-off of the popular Power series. This time around, viewers follow the journey of fan-favourite, character Tommy Egan (Joseph Sikora) as he tries to start a new life in Los Angeles.

Watch Power Book IV: Force from Tuesday, 24 January at 22:00 on 1Magic (DStv Channel 103)

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War Gamers

War Gamers

The docuseries takes viewers into the world of competitive video gaming. The show follows top gamers and teams as they compete in major tournaments.

Watch War Gamers from Tuesday, 24 January at 21:00 on Curiosity Channel (DStv Channel 185)

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Forged In Fire

Forged in Fire

Bladesmiths showcase their skills by creating weapons from scratch in this competition. Which bladesmith will make the cut and win the weekly cash prize?

Watch Forged in Fire Season 9 from Monday, 9 January at 20:15 on History (DStv Channel 186)

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The Real Housewives of Potomac

The Real Housewives of Potomac follows the lavish lives of well-to-do women in Potomac, Maryland. They throw extravagant events that usually end in catfights and this season highlights their friendships as well as their rivalries.

Watch The Real Housewives of Potomac Season 7 on Box Sets. Simply open Catch Up on your internet-connected DStv Explora or via the DStv App.


Also on DStv Compact Plus this January…

Cherish The Day

This anthology series by filmmaker Ava Duvernay chronicles a couple's relationship over eight episodes. In Season 2, we meet Sunday St. James (Joy Bryant), a chef who rekindles her romance with her first love Ellis (Henry Simmons).

Watch Cherish The Day Season 2 from Thursday, 26 January at 20:30 on 1Magic (DStv Channel 103)

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  • 16v: The Untold Story of Doctor Khumalo from Tuesday, 31 January on 1Magic (DStv Channel 103)
  • Animal Arms Race from Wednesday, 18 January at 22:00 on Curiosity Channel (DStv Channel 185)
  • Net Mens from Sunday, 22 January at 20:00 on kykNET (DStv Channel 144)
  • The Murder that Changed Britain from Sunday, 29 January at 20:00 on CBS Justice (DStv Channel 125)


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