There’s no better place to enjoy the best in award-winning local content then on DStv – and now, you don’t even need an Explora or satellite dish to do it! Launched in September, the DStv Streama is DStv’s first streaming service box which effectively makes any TV, a Smart one. The DStv Stream allows people to access all their favourite entertainment, news and sport, alongside Showmax, Netflix, Disney+, Prime Video, YouTube, YouTube Kids, SuperSport, News24 and People’s Weather – via a fast, stable internet connection.
Local content fans can pick up a Streama as part of DStv Internet’s new ‘One2Fibre’ package, which bundles an uncapped fibre connection with the device and a DStv Compact subscription.
Once their DStv Internet fibre connection is installed, viewers have instant access to the best local entertainment in Mzansi, including SAFTA-winning shows like Gomora; The River; DiepCity; and The Queen.
Coming to Mzansi Magic over the next few months are a host of dramas, documentaries and reality shows that showcase the best of the country. Indoda is a show about men – their ambitions, their insecurities, and their insatiable appetite for money, status, wealth – and most of all – women. It follows the story of Luzuko Mxenge, a wealthy shipping magnate. Luzuko has all the trappings of a success. Beautiful houses, brilliant children, a thriving career, and three wives, who love him to death… sometimes, literally. The third season of Umkhokha: The Curse delves into the lives of opposing factions who arrange a marriage between their children. When Xolile is found hanging from the roof of her bedroom, her mother, Mamzobe, cannot bring herself to cleanse her body and the family lie that they have performed the ritual. Umkhokha rears it’s ugly head - killing Mamzobe’s children one by one.
The third season of The Real Housewives of JHB gives viewers an insider view into the lifestyles of the perceived rich and pampered Johannesburg women who come from very different backgrounds. In April 2023, The Real Housewives of Gqeberha takes the cash & culture clash, coastal.
DStv Compact is the home of local icons, with queen of reinvention Khanyi Mbau starring in BET’s Mbau Reloaded: Always Rise, you can also catch Thando Thabethe with her own self-titled show and the hottest music stars on MTV’s Love & Hip-Hop Africa.
Moja Love continues to tell real-world stories, exploring Zodwa Wabantu’s new focus on her family and spirituality in season 3 of Zodwa Wabantu: Uncensored. In season 4 of AmaBishop, we’re reminded to continually be careful of the master we serve. Coming early in 2023 is A Se Nna: having been falsely convicted these formerly incarcerated young people try to pick up their lives and prove to their communities that they are not criminals.
There’s local content on more international channels too, with life goals on season 2 ofListing Jozi and frenemies fighting with food on the eighth season of Come Dine With Me South Africa on BBC Lifestyle.
Honey TV premieres Yes, I Have HIV, which sees popular HIV activist Nozi Qamngana-Mayaba helping people reveal their HIV-positive status for the first time to their loved ones. She meets with each person to unpack their journey and how they contracted the virus. With the help of an expertise she sits down with the families and assists them with facing the truth and finding a new way of living positively with the disease.
On E! Entertainment, SAFTA award-winning local game show Celebrity Game Night returns for a fourth season. In each hour-long episode, host and TV & radio personality Anele Mdoda invites 2 teams of 3 celebs to compete in a series of challenges that range from pop-culture quizzes to a next-level potato sack race. The two celeb crews are led by team captains who put their best foot forward to win against each other while entertaining their celeb guests.
South Africans love their sport and alongside all the excitement of the 2022 FIFA World Cup, DStv Compact customers can also enjoy local sport – and celebrate local teams in the DStv Premiership; MTN8, Nedbank Cup; MTN Zambia Super League, Ethiopian Premier League; men’s and women’s Africa Cup of Nations; CAF Champions League, CAF Confederations Cup, COSAFA Cup and the MultiChoice Diski Challenge. There’s also local cricket action in the form of South Africa’s new T20 cricket competition, SA20 and incredible coverage of local football; rugby; basketball; netball; boxing; golf and hockey. SuperSport will also be following the Spar Proteas’ journey to the 2023 Netball World Cup – including all their fixtures at the tournament – and supports grassroots netball with broadcasts of the under-19 DStv Schools Netball Challenge.
All of this local content comes together with DStv Internet’s, uncapped and unshaped (‘One2Fibre’) launch offer, which bundles DStv Internet connection plus hardware, a DStv Streama device and the 121-channel DStv Compact package at R699 per month on a 24-month contract. It’s never been easier to get connected – and get the best local entertainment, news and sport, all in one place.
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