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Balcony TV turns 5

Posted by radio On January - 30 - 2017 ADD COMMENTS

BalconyTV, the global name in daily online viral music that features bands, musicians and other variety acts on balconies worldwide celebrates BalconyTV Johannesburg turning FIVE in February 2017!

As part of the celebrations, there will be TWO BalconyTV:Live brought to you by Hunter’s Gold (Refreshes for Longer) events over the weekend of February 3rd and 4th including BalconyTV:Live at Randlords that will see The Motherland and Friends amongst a host of other artists from midday on the 4th February, as well as Shortstraw and Friends at The Good Luck Bar on the 3rd of February.

Over the past 5 years, BalconyTV Johannesburg has hosted some of SA’s biggest names in music with over 300 performances and 12 events attended by over 6,000 people. As BalconyTV Johannesburg goes into its 5th year, it will continue to pair up the big names of the music scene with up-and-coming artists – thereby creating a powerful platform to promote new artists not just locally, but globally through the live streaming of these events. ‘When I started BalconyTV Johannesburg 5 years ago I just wanted to shoot cool videos for artists, over the last 5 years it has grown so much thanks to our partners like Marshall Music and Hunters and seeing the success of videos such as Jeremy Loops and Medicine Boy has made it so worth while that now it really is a platform for artists to get noticed and discovered internationaly.’ Says Julian von Plato producer and founder of BalconyTV Johannesburg.

Jeremy Loops – Down South

Medicine Boy – Electric Sugar

The celebratory weekend kicks off at The Good Luck Bar with headliner Shortstraw, one of the hottest indie bands in the country and whose uniquely South African “Indie-Bele” sound has spawned hit after hit.

Josh Kempen has performed on Balcony TV before – (, and has recently been making major waves on the music scene. Nominated by SAMRO as Songwriter of the Year, Kempen plays a unique beautiful combination of modern blues, acoustic pop, and singer-songwriter lyricism.

Also on the line up will be We Are Charlie, Go Barefoot and Johnny Cradle.












14 Alexander Street, Ferreirastown


Friday 3rd Feb –



The weekend continues at the home of BalconyTV Johannesburg – Randlords with The Motherland and Friends.  The Motherland’s captivating blend of space, serene vocals, beautiful guitar riffs and driving rhythm section, burst onto the scene in 2014 and have wowed audiences across the country ever since. They have literally performed at hundreds of events and will make their BalconyTV debut on the 4th of Feb.


Durban’s The Sextons will bring their modern and soulful high energy show to the Randlords rooftop. Jamie-Lee Sexton has a distinct songwriting talent and their live performances convey their unique and charismatic  style.


The acoustic blues and country folk sound of Bad Peter, along with IV4, Jerry & The Bandits, Following Fiction, Don’t Mind and Jeremy Oliver round out this amazing birthday line-up.












Starts 12:00 Ends 19:00



22nd Floor South Point Towers, 41 De Korte Street


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New content coming to ShowMax in February

Posted by radio On January - 27 - 2017 ADD COMMENTS

There’s no chill at ShowMax. Every week we add fresh content so our users can binge on the biggest internet TV collection in Africa. Here’s what’s coming up on ShowMax in February.


The Fixer S1 – S4
People with power call Olivia Pope when they’re in trouble, because there’s no scandal so dirty she can’t clean it up. Don’t miss Shonda Rhimes’s juicy political drama.
Cast: Kerry Washington, Guillermo Díaz, Darby Stanchfield
Planned Release Date: 01/02

Nashville S4
Juliette Barnes and Rayna Jaymes, your favourite fictional country-music stars, celebrate new highs and face fresh challenges. Has Juliette finally “made it”? Will Rayna’s record label be taken seriously?
Cast: Connie Britton, Clare Bowen, Hayden Panettiere
Planned Release Date: 06/02

Jane the Virgin S1 – S2
An award-winning satirical telenovela-style comedy about a good, Christian girl who’s vowed to save sex for marriage, but falls pregnant thanks to a modern-day miracle.
Cast: Gina Rodriguez, Yael Grobglas, Justin Baldoni
Planned Release Date: 05/12

Ripper Street S4
It’s 1897, and the Ripper has long since left the streets of Whitechapel. Detective Reid is happily retired… until he’s asked to investigate one last murder.
Cast: Matthew Macfadyen, Adam Rothenberg, MyAnna Buring
Planned Release Date: 17/02

Hot in Cleveland S1 – S6
Melanie, Joy and Victoria are considered positively ancient in Hollywood. But then they find their mojo in the most unlikely city, with the help of a sassy old lady.
Cast: Valerie Bertinelli, Jane Leeves, Wendie Malick, Betty White
Planned Release Date: 24/02

Real Housewives of Atlanta S1
For these five women, it’s all about feuds, fashion, faking it, fame and fabulousness. They’re the ultimate guilty-pleasure fix and this is the highest-rated of all the Real Housewives franchises.
Cast: NeNe Leakes, Kandi Burruss, Phaedra Parks
Planned Release Date: 13/02

Keeping up with the Kardashians S1-5
Meet sisters Kim, Kourtney and Khloe, their half-sisters Kendall and Kylie, and their parents Kris (ex-wife of Robert Kardashian, OJ Simpson’s defence lawyer) and Bruce (Olympic athlete, now Caitlyn).
Planned Release Date: 20/02





Saving Private Ryan (1998)
Eight American soldiers are sent behind enemy lines during WWII to bring one of their own back home. This Oscar-winner is a modern classic, with violently realistic battle scenes.
Cast: Tom Hanks, Matt Damon, Tom Sizemore Director: Steven Spielberg
Planned Release Date: 03/02

Limitless (2011)
A struggling writer discovers a wonder drug that helps him finish his book, attract women, and strike it rich – but then finds himself in a strange and terrifying underworld.
Cast: Bradley Cooper, Robert De Niro, Abbie Cornish
Planned Release Date: 01/02

Astro Boy (2009)
After Toby is accidentally “disintegrated” by his father’s robot, his dad secretly creates a superhero-robot version of Toby called Astro Boy. Can he lead the revolution against President Stone?
Cast: Freddie Highmore, Nicolas Cage, Kristen Bell
Planned Release Date: 01/02

Ghost (1990)
In this sexy fantasy thriller, Sam, a banker, is murdered by his partner after a deal goes bad. Sam’s spirit now needs to reach his lover to warn that danger is coming.
Cast: Patrick Swayze, Demi Moore, Whoopi Goldberg
Planned Release Date: 06/02

Shakespeare in Love (1998)
This gloriously romantic film won seven Oscars, including Best Actress (Gwyneth Paltrow as fiery noblewoman Viola, object of Will Shakespeare’s passion) and Best Supporting Actress (Judi Dench as Queen Elizabeth).
Cast: Gwyneth Paltrow, Joseph Fiennes, Geoffrey Rush
Planned Release Date: 08/02

How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days (2003)
A fun romcom starring Kate Hudson as Andie, reluctant women’s mag writer, and Matthew McConaughey as Ben, ambitious ad exec, who become lovers drawn together by their ulterior motives.
Cast: Kate Hudson, Matthew McConaughey, Adam Goldberg
Planned Release Date: 10/02

Annie Hall (1977)
Diane Keaton shines as a woman who captures a neurotic comedian’s heart. Written, directed by and starring Woody Allen, this classic won 30 awards, including four Oscars.
Cast: Woody Allen, Diane Keaton, Tony Roberts Director: Woody Allen Writer: Woody Allen Planned Release Date: 10/02

Remember Me (2010)
A touching coming-of-age story. Tyler is a troubled college student whose family fell apart after his brother died. Then he meets Ally, who teaches him how to live.
Cast: Robert Pattinson, Emilie de Ravin, Caitlyn Rund
Planned Release Date: 13/02

Emma (1996)
A comedy about a meddling woman who finally sees the error of her ways. Starring Gwyneth Paltrow as Emma, it brings Jane Austen’s world to life with wicked humour. Based on the Jane Austen novel.
Cast: Gwyneth Paltrow, James Cosmo, Greta Scacchi
Planned Release Date: 13/02


Morning Glory (2010)
TV-producer Becky is tasked with resurrecting a dying morning talk show by convincing a famous news anchorman to work for her. Starring Rachel McAdams, Harrison Ford and Diane Keaton.
Cast: Rachel McAdams, Harrison Ford, Diane Keaton
Planned Release Date: 15/02


The Godfather I, II, III
One of the most influential films of all time. Al Pacino plays a war hero who undergoes a stunning transformation to become a ruthless mob boss.
Cast: Marlon Brando, Al Pacino, James Caan
Planned Release Date: 17/03


Schindler’s List (1993)
An award-winning epic that portrays the horror of the Holocaust. One man, a German entrepreneur with connections to the Nazis, saved over 1000 Jews by employing them in his factory.
Planned Release Date: 20/02


The English Patient (1996)
A plane crash victim is found during WWII. He has no name, no face, and no memory. A nurse tries to uncover his past while healing his wounds.
Cast: Ralph Fiennes, Juliette Binoche, Willem Dafoe
Planned Release Date: 22/02


12 Years a Slave (2013)
A spellbinding triple-Oscar winner based on the memoirs of Solomon Northup, a free New Yorker who was kidnapped and sold into slavery in 1841.
Cast: Chiwetel Ejiofor, Michael Kenneth Williams, Michael Fassbender
Planned Release Date: 24/02


Jobs (2013)
An absorbing biopic tracing the maverick entrepreneur’s journey to success, from dropping out of college, to his time with Apple, to launching the iPod. With Ashton Kutcher as Steve Jobs.
Cast: Ashton Kutcher, Dermot Mulroney, Josh Gad
Planned Release Date: 24/02


Cold Mountain (2003)
This Civil War-era romantic drama stars Renee Zellweger as rough Ruby Thewes, who helps city girl Ada on her farm, while Ada waits for her sweetheart, who’s deserted the war.
Cast: Jude Law, Nicole Kidman, Renée Zellweger
Planned Release Date: 24/02



The Garfield Show S1 (2008) Age 6+
Join the world’s laziest pasta-loving cat on his adventures, with his owner Jon Arbuckle and his dog pal Odi.
Planned Release Date: 03 Feb


Bobby & Bill S1 (2015) Age 5+
A laugh-a-minute animation about a dog and his boy who get up to crazy pranks. They’ve got the moves, the mischief, and they’ve also got Caroline the skateboarding tortoise.
Planned Release Date: 06 Feb


Minimighty Squad (2012) Age 7-10
The Minimighty Squad are ready to save the day with their powers, which others might think of as flaws, even if it’s just to help a friend.
Planned Release Date: 10 Feb


Quiz Time S1 (2011) Age 2+
Sally and Max have to solve some difficult problems by answering three strange questions correctly in this fun game show. The winner gets the day’s Big Prize.
Planned Release Date: 13 Feb


Cleo S1 (2013) Age 4+
Cleo the pully is the adorable narrator of this colourful animation. With her best friend, she teaches kids important lessons about living a healthy lifestyle and the value of friendship.
Planned Release Date: 15 Feb

The Darwinners (2015) Age 12+
Meet Blog, his wife Spam and their kids Url and Web. They’re the Darwinners, cave people who want to drag their neighbours into the more modern world of 40,000 BC.
Planned Release Date: 17 Feb

SamSam S1 (2008) Age 3+
Just because SamSam is tiny and doesn’t have superpowers, doesn’t mean he’s less super than his superhero parents. He loves flying his SamSaucer and showing the monsters who’s boss.
Planned Release Date: 20 Feb

Alisa Knows What to Do S1 (2016) Age 7+
A stunning animation about a 12-year-old girl who lives 100 years in the future, based on the popular sci-fi novels. Featuring cool inventions like hover boots and space jumpers.
Planned Release Date: 22 Feb

Kinky & Cosy S1 Age 12+ (2014)
Crazy, cool and completely OTT, these smart-mouthed twins keep the laughs coming. Strictly for tweens and teens, the award-winning Kinky & Cosy is filled with silly antics and sharp humour.
Planned Release Date: 24 Feb

Tooftuff S1 Age 8+ (2004)
Tootuff may be too cool for school, but he’s not too tough to look after his baby sister. Meet Manny, his nerdy best pal, and Nadia, his sweetheart.
Planned Release Date: 27 Feb



Living with Lincoln (2013)
Filmmaker Peter Kunhardt reveals his unusual inheritance in this HBO documentary. His great-grandfather, historian Frederick Meserve, collected 70 000 items of Abraham Lincoln photographs and memorabilia, which became Kunhardt’s legacy.
Planned Release Date: 03 Feb

ClubLand (2015)
Find out more about the driving force behind premier league football: club loyalty – from the traditions and the rivalries to the heroes and the villains.
Planned Release Date: 09 Feb

The Truth About (2016)
The sporting world attracts myths and conspiracies. But what’s fact and what’s fiction? Inverleigh explores a range of stories that give a new perspective to your favourite sports.
Planned Release Date: 23 Feb

*Titles and release dates may shift and change due to issues out of our control. The dates provided give you the planned release dates for new content.


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89th Academy Award® Nominations


Below is the full list of nominees for the 89th Academy Award®:


Best Picture

Hacksaw Ridge
Hell or High Water
Hidden Figures
La La Land
Manchester By the Sea

Best Actress

Isabelle Huppert, Elle
Ruth Negga, Loving
Natalie Portman, Jackie
Emma Stone, La La Land
Meryl Streep, Florence Foster Jenkins

Best Actor

Casey Affleck, Manchester By the Sea
Andrew Garfield, Hacksaw Ridge
Ryan Gosling, La La Land
Viggo Mortensen, Captain Fantastic
Denzel Washington, Fences

Best Supporting Actress

Viola Davis, Fences
Naomie Harris, Moonlight
Nicole Kidman, Lion
Octavia Spencer, Hidden Figures
Michelle Williams, Manchester By the Sea

Best Supporting Actor

Mahershala Ali, Moonlight
Jeff Bridges, Hell or High Water
Lucas Hedges, Manchester By the Sea
Dev Patel, Lion
Michael Shannon, Nocturnal Animals


Arrival, Denis Villeneuve
Hacksaw Ridge, Mel Gibson
La La Land, Damien Chazelle
Manchester By the Sea, Kenneth Lonergan
Moonlight, Barry Jenkins

Film Editing

Hacksaw Ridge
Hell or High Water
La La Land

Foreign Language Film

Land of Mine
A Man Called Ove
The Salesman
Toni Erdmann

Original Score

La La Land

Production Design

Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them
Hail, Caesar!
La La Land

Visual Effects

Deepwater Horizon
Doctor Strange
The Jungle Book
Kubo and the Two Strings
Rogue One: A Star Wars Story

Adapted Screenplay

Hidden Figures

Original Screenplay

Hell or High Water
La La Land
The Lobster
Manchester By the Sea
20th Century Women

Animated Feature Film

Kubo and the Two Strings
My Life as a Zucchini
The Red Turtle


La La

Costume Design

Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them
Florence Foster Jenkins
La La Land

Documentary Feature

Fire at Sea
I Am Not Your Negro
Life, Animated
O.J.: Made in America

Documentary Short Subject

4.1 Miles
Joe’s Violin
Watani: My Homeland
The White Helmets

Makeup and Hairstyling

A Man Called Ove
Star Trek Beyond
Suicide Squad

Original Song

“Audition,” La La Land 
“Can’t Stop the Feeling,” Trolls
“City of Stars,” La La Land
“The Empty Chair,” Jim: The James Foley Story
“How Far I’ll Go,” Moana

Animated Short Film

Blind Vaysha
Boorowed Time
Pear Cider and Cigarette

Live Action Short Film
Ennemis Interieurs
La Femme et le TGV
Silent Nights

Sound Editing

Deep Water Horizon
Hacksaw Ridge
La La Land

Sound Mixing

Hacksaw Ridge
La La Land
Rogue One: A Star Wars Story
13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers of Benghazi


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Metro FM Music Awards 16 Finalists are…

Posted by radio On January - 24 - 2017 ADD COMMENTS



METRO FM, The South African Broadcasting Corporation (SABC)’s biggest commercial radio station, recently announced the finalists for the 16th Metro FM Music Awards (MMA16), with the theme, ‘WHAT’S NEXT IS ALL THAT MATTERS’.


The 16th Metro FM Music Awards will once again be hosted by the Kwa-Zulu Natal Province in association with eThekwini Municipality. METRO FM is also excited about the return of BP, Audi and African Brank as sponsors, as well as the edition of a new sponsor Caivil. SABC 1 is once again the broadcast partner for the awards.


The awards will be held on Saturday 25 February 2017 at the Inkosi Luthuli Convention Centre (ICC) in Durban, Kwa-Zulu Natal and will be broadcast live on SABC1.


The finalist announcement also officially opened the voting lines for the public to vote for their favorite artist/s in the various categories. Voting lines open to the public at midnight on the 17 January 2017 and close at 23:59 on the 12 February 2017 via the official USSD line *120*1512#  . Voting for Song of the Year will close on the night of the awards, at a time communicated during the main event. USSD rates will be charged at R1.50 per minute.

The following are the categories for the 16th METRO FM Music Awards to be voted for via the USSD Line:


1.         Best African Pop Album

2.         Best Compilation album

3.         Best Dance Album

4.         Best Duo/Group Album

5.         Best Female Album

6.         Best Hip Hop Album

7.         Best Kwaito Single

8.         Best Male Album

9.         Best New Artist

10.       Best Urban Gospel Album

11.       Best  Urban Jazz Album

12.       Song of the Year 2016

13.       Best Hit Single

14.       Best R&B Single

15.       Best Collaboration

16.       Best Music Video

17.       Best Remix

The following categories can only be voted online on or via . The receiver of Lifetime Achiever Award will be chosen by the station:
18.       Lifetime Achiever

19.       Best Styled Artist/Group

20.       Best Produced Album

21.       Listeners Choice (Artist/Group)

22.        One Africa Award
For the second year running, winners in the respective categories will be walking away with R100, 000 prize money per category.

2016 saw the introduction of the 90% local music quota and we have unearthed a volt of South African music. Delivering local music content quota is something we don’t only brag with but something we hope many copy because celebrating your own can never be a bad idea. Charity indeed begins at home.



Ms Sibongile Mtyali, METRO FM Station Manager stated “In 2017 we are still being legendary but this time around we are not just proclaiming ‘Legends Don’t Stop, They Ask What’s Next’, we are solidifying that statement by anchoring it, by pronouncing, ‘What’s Next Is All that Matters’.  Now, it’s time to push harder than ever before, to learn lessons, to shatter those glass ceilings and be better than your best.



The SABC and its partners promise to deliver an amazing awards ceremony with a world-class broadcast. We wish all the finalists the best and encourage them to galvanize support and campaign amongst their fans to get votes.

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DISCOP Johannesburg – Africa’s #1 entertainment content market and coproduction forum – will announce a significant partnership with Germany at this year’s EUROPEAN FILM MARKET (9-19 February).


dsicAs a way of celebrating the sustained and growing presence of German companies at DISCOP Johannesburg since its inception, as well as other major strides within the German film industry including co-productions with South African producers, Germany has been named as DISCOP Johannesburg’s 2017’s official Guest Country.


Alongside a three-day market set to welcome 2,500+ production, commissioning, programming and distribution executives from over 90 countries, a special focus will be placed on relationships between South Africa and Germany, as both countries have signed a treaty for the joint production of film and television works.


The “Germany Guest Country” program will include:


◦       A special offer to potential delegates coming from Germany.

◦       The set-up of the GERMANY PAVILION in the main exhibiting floor will host a number of top German production houses.

◦       Keynote speakers from German captains of industry will take place during the opening conference and will bring together international experts invited to explore and analyze the radical changes Africa is experiencing. They will also share their vision and thoughts as new technologies, alternative-funding strategies, and consumers’ habits dramatically impact the entertainment business across the continent.

◦       A gala featuring a cocktail reception and seated dinner will honor the achievements and vision of a German media or tech entrepreneur, innovator, content creator or investor who embodies the spirit and values of cross-cultural collaborations in the entertainment sector.

◦       A special workshop track curated by experts will put under the spotlight Germany’s and South Africa’s elaborate and well-funded incentive and tax rebate programs, their excellent infrastructures, combined pool of renowned talent and highly skilled creative and technical crews. This informative track will also encourage partnerships between producing, writing, and directing talent from both countries.


The “Germany, Guest Country”  program will also be marked by an initiative to pair compelling, future-proof, and cross-border television series ideas initiated in South Africa with German production companies and content distribution platforms seeking projects that can captivate global audiences.


“With cable networks and streaming services expanding their international footprint and original programming at a dizzying rate, our ambition is to put commercially viable television series projects, co-developed by South Africans and Germans, in front of key creative, production and distribution executives scouting new projects at DISCOP Johannesburg.” says Patrick Zuchowicki, President of the Los Angeles and Johannesburg-based DISCOP Organization.


The announcement will be made as part of the AFRICA HUB at the 2017 EUROPEAN FILM MARKET where DISCOP’s Sidebar Program Director, Gert Botes, will present “DESTINATION DISCOP | THE #1 FILM & TV MARKETPLACE IN AFRICA,” a session that will share the various elements of Sub-Saharan Africa’s largest multi-platform marketplace in terms of number of broadcasters, satellite, cable, mobile and streaming services and other key elements.

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Liberty Radio Awards Roadshow – Dates Announced

Posted by radio On January - 11 - 2017 ADD COMMENTS

Are you planning on entering the Liberty Radio Awards, but you have several questions about your entries? Save the date in your diary for the Liberty Radio Awards roadshow and find out all you need to know about the Liberty Radio Awards, and have all your questions answered.


Roadshow dates are as follows:


17 January 2017 Cape Town

18 January 2017 Durban

19 January 2017 Johannesburg


And for the areas in the country that will not be having a presentation, don’t feel left out. The presentation will be made available on the Liberty Radio Awards website from Friday 20 January 2017 onwards.


You can also contact Lance Rothschild on 082 443 1530 if you have any issues that you would like to have resolved.


To reserve your seat or for more information, contact Phila Nkanunu –

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DStv promises fewer repeats in 2017

Posted by radio On December - 14 - 2016 ADD COMMENTS

You’ve told us that there are too many repeats. You’ve told us you want more new shows and new movies. We’ve heard you and we’re busy doing something about it.


DStv-digitalWhile we won’t do away with repeats entirely, our plan is to cut down where we can and bring you more fresh content. We’re also going to help you find more shows you might like, but never knew existed.







We’ve reduced the number of premium M-Net movie channels from six to four so you see fewer repeated movies across channels. We’ve removed AMC and True Movies and launched ROK (a Nollywood movie channel) and Zee World, which features Bollywood films that have been dubbed into English.


We’ve relooked at how we make Sunday nights THE movie night in your home. From this December, you’ll see three brand new movies on Sunday nights, instead of just one after Carte Blanche.


At 20:00 you can tune in for a blockbuster on M-Net 101, at 20:30 you can tune in to a different blockbuster on M-Net Movies Premiere on DStv Channel 104, and at 21:00 you can tune in to a world cinema movie on M-Net Edge on DStv Channel 102.


We know you love the themed pop-up channels, and we’ll continue to do more of those during 2017. We’ll also add new movies from the global stage, including cinema titles, independent films and content straight from the Sundance Film Festival.


From April 2017, there will be new movies on Mzansi Magic and Bioskop. This means that anywhere from 52 to 104 new movies will grace your screen every year! Our Afrikaans movies on fliekNET will be bolstered by some 12 new movies annually.


We’re also proud to introduce the M-Net Movie Collection on our Catch Up Plus service, which boasts 1 000 titles for you to choose from! So if you can’t find any movie you would like to see on one of our movie channels, simply connect your DStv Explora to the internet or log on to our DStv Now app.




We’ve taken away CBS Drama and CBS Action which had many series you’ve already seen on other DStv channels.


Universal and FOX channels have improved their offering with new seasons of some of their popular shows such as NCIS, Rosewood, The Walking Dead, Empire and brand new shows such as Pitch and Legion.


The Walking Dead


With our channel partners, we’ll be increasing our exclusive, first-run shows and bring you more fresh shows on a weekend. We’ll also be making more shows available as box sets on Catch Up Plus, which means you can watch an entire season of a show as soon as it has finished its run on DStv.




Documentaries and lifestyle channels


Many of our documentary and lifestyle channels stack their series over weekends – so they play an omnibus of the shows you would’ve seen in the week. We’ve asked these channels to rather give you more fresh shows on the weekend.


New historic events content will be shown on HISTORY while National Geographic is currently airing Mars (Sundays at 20:05), BBC Earth will showcase Planet Earth 2 early in 2017 and BBC Lifestyle brings Dancing with the Stars.




We’ve spoken to the channels concerns about how often some titles get shown such as Top Gear, Pawn Stars, Storage Wars, Come Dine with me, Fast & Loud and Gold Rush. Not only do we have a commitment that over time they will be played less often, channels have also promised to phase them out to make way for newer shows.


Finding something you would like to watch


We want to help you find new series, new movies and new documentaries and lifestyle shows that you will enjoy watching. There are a number of ways we do this now and we’ll also add a few more in 2017. M-Net will launch a 30 minute show which will air on Sundays from the end of January 2017, which will help you find new content, show you what is on M-Net channels this week – which shows are new, and which shows are taking a break. Everything you need to get the most of your DStv entertainment experience.


We’ll also add a way for you to tell whether a show is new, and whether there are new episodes of your favourite show.



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The nominations for the 74th Golden Globes® were announced on Mondy 12 December. The award ceremony takes place on Sunday 8 January 2017 and will be presented by talk show host Jimmy Fallon.


Below is the full list of nominees:



Best Picture, Drama

Hacksaw Ridge

Hell or High Water


Manchester by the Sea



Best Picture, Comedy or Musical

20th Century Women


Florence Foster Jenkins

La La Land

Sing Street


Best Director

Damien Chazelle, La La Land

Tom Ford, Nocturnal Animals

Mel Gibson, Hacksaw Ridge

Barry Jenkins, Moonlight

Kenneth Lonergan, Manchester by the Sea


Best Actor, Drama

Casey Affleck, Manchester by the Sea

Joel Edgerton, Loving

Andrew Garfield, Hacksaw Ridge

Viggo Mortensen, Captain Fantastic

Denzel Washington, Fences


Best Actress, Drama

Amy Adams, Arrival

Jessica Chastain, Miss Sloane

Isabelle Huppert, Elle

Ruth Negga, Loving

Natalie Portman, Jackie


Best Actor, Comedy

Colin Farrell, The Lobster

Ryan Gosling, La La Land

Hugh Grant, Florence Foster Jenkins

Jonah Hill, War Dogs

Ryan Reynolds, Deadpool


Best Actress, Comedy

Annette Bening, 20th Century Women

Lily Collins, Rules Don’t Apply

Hailee Steinfeld, The Edge of Seventeen

Emma Stone, La La Land

Meryl Streep, Florence Foster Jenkins


Best Supporting Actor

Mahershala Ali, Moonlight

Jeff Bridges, Hell or High Water

Simon Helberg, Florence Foster Jenkins

Dev Patel, Lion

Aaron Taylor Johsnon, Nocturnal Animals


Best Supporting Actress

Viola Davis, Fences

Naomie Harris, Moonlight

Nicole Kidman, Lion

Octavia Spencer, Hidden Figures

Michelle Williams, Manchester by the Sea


Best Screenplay

Damien Chazelle, La La Land

Tom Ford, Nocturnal Animals

Barry Jenkins, Moonlight

Kenneth Lonergan, Manchester by the Sea

Taylor Sheridan, Hell or High Water


Best Original Score


La La Land



Hidden Figures


Best Original Song “Can’t Stop the Feeling,” Trolls

“City of Stars,” La La Land

“Faith,” Sing

“Gold,” Gold

“How Far I’ll Go,” Moana


Best Animated Feature Film

Kubo and the Two Strings


My Life as a Zucchini




Best Foreign Language Film




The Salesman

Toni Erdmann



Best TV Series, Drama

The Crown

Game of Thrones

Stranger Things

This Is Us



Best TV Series, Comedy/Musical



Mozart in the Jungle




Best TV Miniseries or Movie

American Crime

The Dresser

The Night Manager

The Night Of

The People vs. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story


Best Actor, Drama

Rami Malek, Mr. Robot

Bob Odenkirk, Better Call Saul

Matthew Rhys, The Americans

Liev Schreiber, Ray Donovan

Billy Bob Thornton, Goliath


Best Actress, Drama

Caitriona Balfe, Outlander

Claire Foy, The Crown

Keri Russell, The Americans

Winona Ryder, Stranger Things

Evan Rachel Wood, Westworld


Best Actor, Comedy

Anthony Anderson, Blackish

Gael Garcia Bernal, Mozart in the Jungle

Donald Glover, Atlanta

Nick Nolte, Graves

Jeffrey Tambor, Transparent


Best Actress, Comedy

Rachel Bloom, Crazy Ex-Girlfriend

Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Veep

Sarah Jessica Parker, Divorce

Issa Rae, Insecure

Gina Rodriguez, Jane the Virgin

Tracee Ellis Ross, Blackish


Best Supporting Actor

Sterling K. Brown, The People vs. O.J. Simpson

Hugh Laurie, The Night Manager

John Lithgow, The Crown

Christian Slater, Mr. Robot

John Travolta, The People vs. O.J. Simpson


Best Supporting Actress

Olivia Colman, The Night Manager

Lena Headey, Game of Thrones

Chrissy Metz, This Is Us

Mandy Moore, This Is Us

Thandie Newton, Westworld


Best Actor, Mini-Series or TV Movie

Riz Ahmed, The Night Of

Bryan Cranston, All the Way

Tom Hiddleston, The Night Manager

John Turturro, The Night Of

Courtney B. Vance, The People vs. O.J. Simpson


Best Actress, Mini-Series or TV Movie

Felicity Huffman, American Crime

Riley Keough, The Girlfriend Experience

Sarah Paulson, The People vs. O.J. Simpson

Charlotte Rampling, London Spy

Kerry Washington, Confirmation

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With one of Africa’s biggest football spectacle imminent in January 2017, the SABC TV has come up with several schedule changes affecting prime time slots. A transversal approach has been put in place to ensure that television viewers do not lose out on their favourite shows. The African Cup of Nations Competition starts on SABC 1 on Saturday, 14th January – Sunday, 05th February 2017.


Afcon2015-logo300x300The announced schedule changes will affect all the SABC TV channels as follows:



SABC 1 will host the soccer tournament providing SA soccer fans an opportunity to watch a total of 28 matches live and 4 delayed. Major changes will be made to the normal SABC 1 schedule between the 17h30 – 24h00 timeslots to accommodate the soccer festival.


Key SABC1 titles such as Generations-The Legacy, Uzalo and Skeem Saam will be temporarily placed on sister channels SABC2 and 3 as follows:

Skeem Saam at 18h30 (Mon – Fri) on SABC2

– Generations-The Legacy at 19h30 (Mon – Fri) on SABC3

– Uzalo at 20h30 (Mon – Wed) on SABC2



Mon- Fri at 18:00 Tswana / Sotho News

Mon- Fri at 18:30 Skeem Saam

Mon- Fri at 19:00 7de Laan remains in the slot

Mon-Fri at 19:30 Nuus

Mon- Wed at 20:30 Uzalo

Mon at 20:00 Navy NCIS will take a break to return in a new slot

Mon at 20:00 Nhlala ya Rixaka

Tue at 20:00 Afrikaans Drama will take a break to return in a new slot in Feb

Tues on 20:00 Ngula ya Vutivi



Generations – 19h30 and High Rollers won’t be aired.

“The transversal schedule strategy has been adopted involving the 3 SABC TV channels to ensure that the interests of our audiences are adequately accommodated during the AFCON 2017 tournament. Normal programming on all channels will resume once the AFCON games are over,” says Zandile Nkonyeni, Head of PR: SABC TV Channels. “The channel will reveal a refreshed schedule in February 2017 with an exciting line up of brand new titles.”

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