Roots on HISTORY

MultiChoice and A+E Networks are opening the factual entertainment channel, HISTORY® (DStv channel 186) to DStv Compact customers from 13 June to 11 July 2016.

DStv Compact customers will be part of one of the most anticipated global television events as the star-studded historical drama, Roots premieres on HISTORY® on Wednesday, 15 June at 20:30.

Watch the cast share their thoughts on the vision of the new production of Roots:


Brand new series

The four-part, eight-hour series developed by HISTORY® and produced by A+E Studios, is based on the best-selling novel by Alex Haley, Roots: The Saga of an American Family, it recounts the journey of one family’s will to survive, endure, and ultimately carry on their legacy despite enormous hardship and inhumanity.

The 2016 series is a remake of the original Roots, which was released in 1977, and still remains the most-watched TV drama in US television history. Part of this epic series was filmed on location in KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa.

The epic family saga stars a host of award winning actors including Laurence Fishburne (Alex Haley), Forest Whitaker (Fiddler), Anna Paquin (Nancy Holt), Jonathan Rhys Meyers (Tom Lea), Anika Noni Rose (Kizzy) and T.I. Harris (Cyrus).

Roots cast on the power of identity within the new series:


More to watch on HISTORY

During the four week open-window DStv Compact customers will get to snuggle up to HISTORY®’s new and exclusive shows bursting with stories from the past and present. You can catch also catch Roots anytime, anywhere on DStv Catch Up on your DStv Explora.

Get DStv Compact

HISTORY® is currently available to DStv Premium and Extra customers on DStv channel 186.