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The new free DTH channel is set to hit South African screens from September

Discovery to launch Real Time in South Africa.

The new free DTH channel is set to it South African screens from September featuring the best in real-life entertainment for women.

Discovery, Inc. announced the expansion of its African portfolio with the launch of Real Time, the brand-new, free-to-air general entertainment channel for female audiences.

Bringing the best of Discovery’s lifestyle and factual storytelling to a whole new fan base, Real Time will launch in South Africa on Monday 3 September on DStv channel 155, tailored specifically for customers on DStv’s EasyView package*.

“We are excited to present Real Time to the market, and further expand and diversify our local portfolio offering,” said Amanda Turnbull, Vice President & General Manager for Discovery in Africa and the Middle East. “With an already successful suite of pay-TV brands, Real Time affords us the chance to bring our world-class content to even more audiences across South Africa, in the form of a channel designed to provide much-needed ‘me time’ to the modern African woman and her wider family.”

Real Time: Africa’s Newest Entertainment Channel for Women

From Real Lives and Real Nature, to Real Crime and Real Medical; Real Time’s cleverly curated schedule and dynamic mixture of lifestyle and factual content will ensure audiences get their daily fix of real reality and must-see entertainment, all in one channel.

Real Time’s impressive launch programming line-up includes:

Our Little Family, Wednesday 5 September at 21:00 - which follows the Hamil family and provides audiences with a glimpse into life with dwarfism.

Bringing viewers more real-life body transformations is My Extreme Excess Skin, Thursday 6 September at 21:00, which follows individuals who have lost massive amounts of weight and are about to undergo life-changing skin removal surgery.

Heading to the altar, Married by Mom and DadTuesday 4 September at 20:00 puts the love lives of single men and women in the hands of their parents.

For wildlife enthusiasts,  Predators Up Close with Joel Lambert, Sunday 9 September at 20:00, sees former Navy SEAL Joel Lambert team up with various experts and travel to remote locations to study exotic animals. 

For lovers of the true-crime genre, Is OJ innocent? The Missing EvidenceSaturday 8 September at 21:00, takes a deeper look into one of the most high-profile murder cases in recent history. 

In addition to Real Time’s linear offering, from launch, a selection of the channel’s programming will also be available to stream and download via the DStv Now platform, ensuring all DStv customers can enjoy the best of Real Time, in their own time.

“With so much in store for our viewers and commercial partners, we look forward to establishing Real Time as Africa’s newest go-to destination for quality female-skewed programming,” continued Amanda.

Experience why fact is better than fiction, when Real Time launches on Monday 3 September on DStv channel 155

**Real Time will also be available to DStv customers on the Access, Family, Compact, Compact Plus and Premium packages.