New entertainment channel Real Time coming to DStv

Cape Town – Discovery Inc has announced the launch of a brand-new general entertainment channel for female audiences.

Real Time will launch in South Africa on Monday, 3 September on DStv 155, tailored specifically for customers on DStv’s EasyView package.

It will also be available to DStv customers on the Access, Family, Compact, Compact Plus and Premium packages. The channel will also launch later this year on the StarSat platform.

A selection of the channel’s programming will also be available to stream and download via the DStv Now platform.

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.

See the programming highlights here:


Our Little Family: Meet the Hamills! Parents Dan and Michelle are not raising the typical American family - the entire family of five has achondroplasia, a form of dwarfism. Dan and Michelle use their own life experiences to help guide their kids to overcome physical obstacles and learn to adapt to the world around them. (Wednesday, 5 September at 21:00)


Married by Mom & Dad: In this new social experiment, men and women who have been unlucky in love have agreed to put their love lives and their future in the hands of the people who know them best: Their parents. (Tuesday, 4 September at 20:00)


My Extreme Excess Skin: In each episode of My Extreme Excess Skin we follow two people who have lost massive amounts of weight and are about to undergo a full body transformation through skin removal surgery. The reveal will not only change each subject's self-image but will change their life. (Thursday, 6 September at 21:00)


Predators up close with Joel Lambert: This landmark series reveals nature’s apex predators as you’ve never seen them before. Using a new, unique and bespoke polycarbonate and aluminium ‘pod’, the Predator team come face to face with lions, hyenas, polar bears and sharks – close enough to carry out a range of original scientific experiments, and to feel the true power (and terror) of the natural world’s most effective killing machines. (Sunday, 9 September at 20:00)


Is OJ innocent? The Missing Evidence: Is O.J. Simpson innocent in the murders of Nicole Brown Simpson and Ronald Goldman? In this six-episode series, investigators delve into one of history's most infamous unsolved cases, exploring an overlooked suspect and never-before-seen evidence. (Saturday 8, September at 21:00)


People Magazine Investigates: America’s most popular weekly magazine, People, seeks to uncover the truth behind some of the country’s most infamous characters and iconic stories of crime. These are extraordinary tales of ordinary people who were thrust into the national spotlight. (Saturday 8, September at 21:00)  

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