DStv gives customers early access to select series, reality shows and telenovelas

01 September 2021
As part of our ongoing commitment to drive value and convenience while enhancing the viewing experience for customers, DStv has launched a new offering giving customers early access to some of their favourite shows.
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Customers can watch select shows ahead of their linear broadcast by watching Catch Up on the DStv App or by connecting their DStv Explora to the internet. There, they will find a row titled ‘Early Access’ with shows available to watch before they’ve broadcast on their respective channels.

On Monday 23 August, DStv made available local telenovela’s Legacy, The River, Suidooster and international reality series Love Island UK. Last week Friday 27 August, Hacks season 1 was loaded and this week viewers will have access to international series: Cold Courage S1 and Evil S2, with more shows due to be added in due course. The local telenovela’s - Legacy, The River and Suidooster – are available to watch one day before the episode airs on M-Net, 1Magic and kykNET. The full Box Sets of M-Net’s brand-new international series – Hacks S1 and Cold Courage S1, as well as the first eight episodes of Evil S2, will also be made available directly after their first episodes premiere on the channel. And customers can also binge a full week’s episodes of the popular reality show Love Island UK before it airs on M-Net. All you have to do is watch these shows on Catch Up via the DStv App or on your internet-connected Explora.

The DStv app can be downloaded free on Apple, Android or Huawei app stores. Customers can also have a look at this article for guidance. Herewith more information on the all the shows that will be available on Early Access:

Legacy season 1:

Available one day before its premiere on M-Net (DStv channel 101) at 19:31. Early Access active from 23 August

Legacy is a classy, first-of-its-kind South African telenovela set in the fast-lane world of investment billionaires. At its heart, it is a story about a family at war with itself. Multi award-winning telenovela.

The River season 4:

Available one day before its premiere on 1Magic (DStv channel 103) at 20:30 Early Access active from 23 August

The River is set in Pretoria and follows the lives of the Dlaminis and the Mokoenas, two families from different backgrounds that are set on a collision course by the discovery of a diamond in Cullinan, just a stone’s throw away from Pretoria. Multi award-winning telenovela.

Suidooster season 1:

Available one day before its premiere on kykNet (DStv channel 144) at 19:01 Early Access active from 23 August Suidooster tells the stories of the diverse residents of the community of Ruiterbosch. For more than six years, characters from the fictional Cape Town suburb of Ruiterbosch have tackled social issues both controversial and sensational on our screens, often sparking real-world debates. Multi award-winning telenovela.

Hacks season 1

Early Access active from 27 August at 23:31 Full Box Set (episodes 1-10) available after the first episode broadcasts on on M- Net (DStv channel 101) Legendary Vegas comedian Deborah Vance (Jean Smart) is in danger of losing her residency. Meanwhile in LA, young, entitled writer Ava (Hannah Einbinder) is desperate for a job. Their mutual manager Jimmy sets them up on a meeting, much to their chagrin. But as Jimmy predicted a mutual respect is born as sparks fly and a hilarious and touching journey begins.

Cold Courage season 1

Early Access active from 2 September at 23:31 Full Box Set (episodes 1-8) available after the first episode broadcasts on M-Net (DStv channel 101) Two very different Nordic survivors of dark pasts join a team of specialists, The Studio, to bring down those who value power over justice in London. Based on the book by Pekka Hiltunen.

Evil Season 2

Early Access active from 8 September at 22:31 Episodes will be made available as per US schedule – after its first episode on M-Net (DStv channel 101) From writers of The Good Wife comes this gripping thriller. A psychologist joins a trainee priest and a blue-collar contractor to investigate supernatural events; from supposed miracles to demonic possession.

Love Island UK Season 7

Early Access active from 23 August at 00:15 Building box set available after its first episode on M-Net (DStv channel 101) Gorgeous, young and single contestants live in a luxury villa – with the added possibility of meeting their soul mate - in this fun and flirty reality series.

“We are excited to bring our customers Early Access to the exclusive content that they enjoy so much. It’s important for us to continue to offer added value as we understand the importance of constantly elevating the viewing experience for our customers. Early Access is about aligning the way we make content available with how our customers prefer to watch it, thereby giving them value for their money,” says Thabisa Mkhwanazi, Executive Head of Marketing at MultiChoice South Africa.


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