In the pop-culture landscape, television remains content king! TV is still the most popular way to watch content and in South Africa, DStv takes the lead in the content provider pack.

Find out more about how DStv is supersizing in 2017:

 

Series have become the new movies with popular storytellers, directors and actors making their appearance on the small screen.

TV shows are now filmed like movies, with great writing, creative storylines, talented actors, beautiful scenery, and complicated characters’ viewers can relate to.

Watch: Big names behind Big Little Lies:

Supersized entertainment

DStv customers can now tune in to their favourite series when it suits them, thanks to DStv’s multi-platform viewing environment. Whether you’re a fan of fast-paced, adrenaline-fuelled action; emotionally-laden drama; a gritty crime saga; sword-fighting epics; or side-splitting comedy, we’ve got you covered.

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M-Net’s magical entertainment does not stop, with these brand new blockbuster series coming soon:

Taken (started Thursday 9 March), Training Day (starts Thursday 18 May), Powerless (starts Monday 3 July), American Housewife (starts Wednesday 14 June), Kevin Can Wait (starts Wednesday 3 May), Man With a Plan (starts Wednesday 31 May), Trial and Error (starts Monday 10 April), and Vice Principal (starts Friday 15 September). Twin Peaks: The Return season one will be broadcast in May.

Returning series on M-Net include The Catch season two (starts Monday 13 March), season 13 of Criminal Minds (starts in May), Ray Donovan season six and Mr Robot and Better Call Saul – both season three.

Watch out for The Magicians season two (watch on DStv Now), The Blacklist: Redemption (watch on DStv Now) which replaces The Blacklist season four while it’s on a production break, Major Crimes season five, and My Kitchen Rules season seven (watch on DStv Now).

Catch Marlon and Battle of the Besties season one (watch on DStv Now) on VUZU AMP as well as returning seasons of Ballers, The Flash (watch on DStv Now), Supergirl (watch on DStv Now), Quantico (watch on DStv Now​), Crazy Ex-Girlfriend and SuperStore.

The Mick season one on FOX, as well as Outcast season two.  Tina and Bobby season one (watch on DStv Now) on ITV Choice, Bosch season three on Universal Channel in April and MTV Shuga: Down South on MTV Base in March.

 

See what ou can expect in MTV Shuga DS in the video below:

kykNET’s take on Our Perfect Wedding, Ons Sprokiesbruilof, as well as season two of crime drama, Die Boland Moorde, will continue to enthral viewers.

Looking for romance, Catch these shows and more on DStv Now:

BBC First will screen first seasons of The Collection and The A Word from April, with Ripper Street returning for a fifth season in June.

ITV Choice’s Tennison season one will air in April; with Victoria season two airing from June, as well as Poldark season three, Grantchester season two, Cold Feet season two and Doc Martin season eight.

 

Watch: deep dark drama on DStv Now:

 

Doccies

What makes a documentary successful? Was it expertly crafted, influential, impactful, beloved, form-defining, a hit at the box office? The best documentaries leave viewers in that "Aha!" moment, long after the credits have rolled – fulfilled and armed with new knowledge. Audiences yearn for the truth; the facts; the real world documented in an educational way – and that’s exactly what they get from the conversation-starting, often controversial, award-winning documentary series on DStv.

Watch out for Royal Season on ITV Choice; Genius, the story of Albert Einstein on FOX in April; Origins as well as The Story of God season two on Nat Geo.

Fans of the true crime genre can look forward to Casey Anthony: An American Murder Mystery, Murder Calls, and Scene of the Crime with Tony Harris – all on ID Xtra in April, and 24 to Life season one and World’s Toughest Prisons on Crime + Investigation.

Also in April, Discovery Channel brings you First in Humans and Cooper’s Treasure, with Escobar’s Millions coming in July.

The Lion Queen will return to Animal Planet in April for a second season and BBC Earth’s spectacular natural history show, Planet Earth II will continue, with Human Season coming to screens in May.

Watch our interview with Planet Earth II producer Chadden Hunter: