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MultiChoice Group Supports Local Entertainment Industry During Covid-19

Everyday various sectors across our continent are adjusting and finding ways to deal with challenges brought about by the current coronavirus pandemic. Given MultiChoice Group’s position in Africa’s video entertainment sector, the group is acutely aware of the challenges their partners in the industry are facing. At this time MultiChoice will be standing by them.

Across the continent business and industry is experiencing disruptions and delays. In South Africa, production has come to a complete halt as the industry adheres to the national lockdown. For many years MultiChoice has been a leader in the sector and are a leading investor in local content production. The group has deep rooted partnerships and long-standing commitments that have grown the industry for the benefit of many, both in front and behind the camera.

It is for this reason that MultiChoice has decided to implement several measures, aimed at safe guarding the incomes of cast, crew, and creatives as well as the sustainability of production houses. With these measures the group can hopefully steer the industry through this tumultuous time.

  • MultiChoice has set aside R80 million to ensure that current productions are able to pay full salaries of cast, crew, and creatives for the months of March and April, by when hopefully we will have the worst of the disruptions behind us. The need to secure salaries of our creatives goes a long way in creating income stability for them and their families. We believe this to be critical for the industry and in our view simply the right thing to do.
  • Through the MultiChoice Talent Factory we will be launching an online learning portal that will support over 40 000 members of the industry to gain access to courses and online master classes, so they can continue to hone their craft whilst adhering to the public health measures of social distancing and isolation.
  • Furthermore, we have committed to guarantee the incomes of freelancers in our SuperSport Productions, who are currently unable to work due to the suspension of sport and the national lockdown. This extends to guaranteeing the income of freelancers in our broadcast technology environment.

MultiChoice Group CEO Calvo Mawela: “Our main concern is to ensure as much as possible that we secure the incomes of creatives, cast and crew over this period. We want to ensure that they and their families are not negatively impacted as work has come to a standstill.”

As an industry made up of thousands of freelance actors, producers, directors and camera operators, Africa’s video entertainment industry is particularly vulnerable at this time. These people play a critical role in keeping viewers and communities informed, entertained and connected. All the whilst contributing significantly to the economy.

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Party Home Alone WIth DStv’s #LockDownHouseParty On Channel O

You may be under lockdown – but that doesn’t mean you can’t party. As long as it’s at home alone, of course. So while we’ll all be following the confinement rules set out by the government, come weekend, everyone’s going to want to let their hair down a bit, which is why Channel O (DStv Channel 320) together with Hunter’s Cider will be presenting #LockdownHouseParty from 27 March until 11 April every Friday and Saturday night from 18:00 until midnight.

The show will be hosted by popular multi-talented DJs pH and Shimza, who are guaranteed to get the party started. The innovative duo had already launched an online livestreaming event #OnlineQuarantineParty that attracted over 134 000 streams via Twitter in just six hours and eventually reached almost more than a million people across different platforms. Now, the two DJs have partnered with Channel O and Hunter’s Cider to bring you #LockdownHouseParty.

Featured DJs include Dj Maphorisa, Black Motion, Dj Zinhle, MFR Souls, Earful Soul, Ms Cosmo, DJ Fresh, Mo Flava and so many more. So get your besties onto Facetime and rage along “virtually” in your own living rooms to pre-recorded sets from some of your favourite South African DJs.

It’s been well-documented that people who are feeling sad, anxious or depressed can have their spirits lifted by listening to lively music, so it might be a good idea to get your whole family involved.

For just a few hours, put the outside worries of the world on hold and let the music lift you to new heights as you all dance along to the vibey beats.

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DStv Ensures Everyone Has Access To Pan African News

As Africa evolves into a leading continent for growth and sustainability, it’s more important than ever that people have access to news they can trust. This is why DStv is committed to ensuring that all South Africans can view a variety of news channels that provide accurate, timeous reports on what’s happening in the continent and the world around them.

Two of the major steps that have been taken over the past few weeks include the introduction of Africanews on DStv, and the opening of a wide selection of news channels to all South Africans to both subscribers and non-subscribers, to stay up to date with COVID-19 news through the DStv Now streaming platform.

Africanews (part of the Euronews group) which follows on from the introduction of Euronews to DStv in November last year, is focused on providing unbiased global news with an African perspective. Michael Peters, Euronews CEO explains: “Amid the current COVID-19 crisis, Euronews and Africanews’ mission has never been so important: helping people access real-time up-to-date information, empowering them to understand what’s going on in the world by presenting a diversity of viewpoints.”

Africanews is multilingual (broadcasts in French and English) and has a wide network of on-the-ground reporters who cover everything from social and business stories to politics and culture, from a truly African perspective. Its focus is on showcasing the voices that are shaping the future of the continent.

DStv Now has opened up the following news channels to all South Africans: BBC World News; CNN; Sky News; eNCA; SABC News; Newzroom Afrika and Euronews, accessing them is simple – all anyone needs to do is download the DStv Now App. DStv Now can be accessed from your smartphone, tablet, Smart TV or laptop.

Yolisa Phahle, CEO General Entertainment at MultiChoice Group, reinforced the message that MultiChoice Group is firmly committed to providing the best service possible. “In these unprecedented times, the importance of having access to precise, reliable information becomes paramount for our customers and their families”.

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Stay Home, Stay Safe And Stay Entertained With M-Net Binge – The Home Of HBO MultiChoice And M-Net Lock Down Superb Schedule For DStv Premium And Compact Plus Pop-up Channel

As South Africans are starting a crucial and critical 21 home-bound days to curb the spread of Covid-19, there’s no need for international series fanatics to fear long nights of boredom. MultiChoice and M-Net have conjured up a must-watch pop-up channel with only the best of the best content from the HBO stable. M-Net Binge – The Home of HBO, channel 114 on DStv Premium and Compact Plus, showcases full seasons of edgy, award-winning series as well as a selection of riveting documentaries and HBO Original films.

M-Net Binge – The Home of HBO kicks off today Friday 27 March at 19:00. Thereafter it will be available seven days a week, between 18:00 and 06:00, Mondays to Sundays. Why 12 hours only, series aficionados may ask. Only because of the racy nature of the channel and the age restricted material, which is not suitable for daytime viewing.

The weekday schedule for M-Net Binge – Home of HBO has been carefully curated to create appointment viewing. You will find the same series in the same time slot, on the hour, Mondays to Fridays. From series like The Newsroom, which earned leading man Jeff Daniels several TV gongs, to executive producers Tom Hanks and Steven Spielberg’s epic war drama Band of Brothers; and the biggest series of modern times, Game of Thrones. Not to forget recent masterpiece The Night Of and the cult series Six Feet Under. When insomnia hits in the middle of the night, there’s also Banshee, The Leftovers and Girls.

On Saturdays, up until 21:00, the line-up is packed with thought-provoking documentaries. At 21:00 there will be another episode of Game of Thrones, which is screened in the same slot during the week. Sunday’s schedule belongs to series that have been exclusive to the streaming service Showmax to date: His Dark Materials and Succession. That’s followed by a superstack (6 episodes) of classic Sex & The City, starting at 22:00. As a special treat for night owls, the next item on air is the HBO film at 01:00. The unmissable documentary picked for Saturday 27 March is Ice on Fire. Narrated by Leonardo DiCaprio, it investigates solutions to try and reverse the effects of climate change while time is ticking. The film on Sunday is Deadwood, the movie HBO created to conclude the hit series form the 1990s.

M-Net Binge – The Home of HBO will also be available on DStv Catch up and on the streaming service DStv Now. Fans can follow all the breaking news around the pop-up channel on the M-Net Website , and join the conversation with #mnetbinge on Twitter (@MNet), Instagram (@mnettv) and Facebook (@MNet).

A quick snapshot and summaries of the shows on M-Net Binge – The Home of HBO:

The Newsroom

Mondays to Fridays at 19:00. Repeats next day at 18:00.

From the imagination of Aaron Sorkin, creator of The West Wing, comes another riveting political drama series, set in the newsroom of the fictional Atlantis Cable News television channel. The Newsroom won a Critics’ Choice Television Award for Most Exciting New Series, along with Golden Globe nominations and a string of other accolades. These include a Primetime Emmy for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series (Jeff Daniels) and Outstanding Guest Actress in a Drama Series (Jane Fonda).

Band of Brothers

Mondays to Fridays at 20:00.

Hollywood legends Steven Spielberg and Tom Hanks, who collaborated on one of the greatest war movies of all time, Saving Private Ryan, teamed up again and revisited World War II as executive producers on a project that won high praise from viewers, and Emmy and Golden Globe awards for Best Miniseries. Based on a non-fiction bestselling book by historian Stephen E Ambrose, it follows the history of a parachute battalion from jump training in the United States through its participation in major actions in Europe.

Game of Thrones

Mondays to Saturdays at 21:00 and 22:00 (two episodes).

The most talked about television series of the new millennium, bar none, took the fantasy genre to a new level. Game of Thrones won a record 58 Emmy Awards, and has a global fan base that long ago surpassed the one billion mark – and keeps growing. If you’ve just returned from another planet and missed it first time around, you’ve got some catching up to do. There are 72 episodes, all told. Set on the fictional continents of Westeros and Essos, it has several plot arcs and a huge ensemble cast. Please remember that the series contains scenes of nudity and violence.

Six Feet Under

Mondays to Fridays at 23:00.

A funeral parlour may not sound like the ideal setting for a long-running drama series, but Six Feet Under was a smashing success, named by Time Magazine, The Guardian and Empire as one of the best television series of all time. Nine Emmy Awards, three Screen Actors Guild Awards, three Golden Globe Awards, and a Peabody Award back up those assessments. The story revolves around the trials and tribulations of the Fisher clan, owners of Fisher & Sons Funeral Home. Besides the usual themes of interpersonal relationships, love and loss, it fearlessly tackles the most important philosophical question of our time: the meaning of life.

The Night Of

Saturdays at 23:00.

Following a wild night of sex and drugs, Nasir “Naz” Kahn, a Pakistani-American student, wakes up to find that the woman he’d spent the night with has been stabbed to death. He has no recollection of the events of the night. This is the premise of a multiple award-winning crime miniseries starring John Terturro as John Stone, the lawyer who represents the murder suspect. It won four Primetime Emmy Awards and a Directors’ Guild of America Award among a slew of accolades. It has a score of 90 on Metacritic, based on 40 reviews, and 95% on Rotten Tomatoes, indicating universal acclaim.

His Dark Materials

Sundays at 19:00.

Strangeness and wonder mark this fantasy drama based on the cult novel series of the same name by Philip Pullman. The action takes place in a multi-world reality, switching from one to the other in an absorbing, unusual narrative. In an alternate world, all humans have animal companions called daemons. As it turns out, they are manifestations of the human soul. The main character is a girl named Lyra, an orphan who discovers a dangerous secret. And then her path crosses with a boy named Will. The series combines live action and animation and won an Annie, America’s top animation award.

Succession

Sundays at 20:00 and 21:00 (two episodes).

An American satirical comedy-drama television series that won the British Academy Television Award for Best International Programme and the Golden Globe Award for Best Television Series – Drama. In addition to that, Brian Cox, one of the lead actors, won the Golden Globe for Best Actor – Television Series Drama. A dysfunctional family battles for control of a global media and hospitality conglomerate – and the patriarch’s health is in steep decline. Who will inherit the throne?

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More Kids’ Entertainment As Da Vinci Launches On DStv

DStv adds a new children’s channel to line-up

As we stay true to our promise of looking at different aspects, what we believe is a key aspect to a child’s development and link these to different programming, with shows balancing education and entertainment, we are proud to be bringing you the Da Vinci channel to our valued South African customers on DStv channel 318.

Da Vinci will be available to subscribers of DStv Premium, DStv Compact Plus, and DStv Compact & Family packages.

It is inspirational artist, scientist and inventor, Leonardo Da Vinci – the Germany-based channel aspires to illustrate the beauty and wonders of human curiosity and its explorations, be it in science, arts or innovation 24/7. The new edutainment channel will amaze and delight DStv kiddies viewers – at home and on the go via DStv Now – with a range of fun educational programming for kids and the whole family alike filled with humour, imagination and meaningful, educational takeaways that cover Science, Math and Technology, and moreover Play & Make; History & Personalities; Culture; Life & Nature and Sports & Leisure.

“What we’ve done is provide a safe space for children and parents to choose from a range of age-appropriate content that is entertaining and educational for both. As a trusted partner for parents on the journey of raising children we strive to create moments of family, we’re bonding millions of homes daily. The launch of this channel is in line with our commitment to delivering content that caters and resonates with the whole family, while enriching their lives by delivering programming that educates, informs and entertains,” concluded Thabisa Mkhwanazi, Executive Head of Marketing at DStv.

For more information on the programming and to access the daily TV Guide on the programming, please visit: www.dstv.co.za

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Diana: In Her Own Words

Women Of Impact Special Programming – National Geographic (DStv 181)

TETBURY, UNITED KINGDOM – JULY 18: Princess Diana Resting Her Head In Her Hands Whilst Sitting On The Steps Of Her Home At Highgrove, Gloucestershire. (Photo by Tim Graham/Getty Images)

Sunday 29 March 2020 at 21:00 (1 hr, 52 mins)

In 1991, inside London’s Kensington Palace, Diana, Princess of Wales, participated in a series of secret interviews, recorded with her permission by a close friend on behalf of journalist Andrew Morton. Morton was writing a book about Diana’s life to reveal what life was really like for the most photographed woman in the world. The public was unaware that Diana, Princess of Wales’, marriage to HRH Prince of Wales was at a crisis point. Now, National Geographic Documentary Films reveals Diana’s thoughts and feelings at a very specific point in her life, presenting one side of a very complicated story, her side. Entirely in her voice, with no interviews, most of these unique recordings have never been broadcast before. DIANA: IN HER OWN WORDS weaves archival footage and photography with these rarely heard recordings.

She came to be known as the People’s Princess, and few public figures remain as beloved and enigmatic as Diana, Princess of Wales. From the moment the shy kindergarten teacher whose innate charm caught the attention of the heir to the royal throne, a modern icon was born.

In vivid detail, Princess Diana reflects upon the full story of her life, depicting her circumstances in 1991. She candidly takes viewers from her unhappy childhood to her awkward introduction to HRH Prince of Wales when she was just 16 years old, and the dramatic tale of a young girl thrust upon the world’s stage. Hounded by the press and embraced by a nation captivated by the ‘fairy-tale’ romance, she was completely unprepared for the fame that engulfed her.

Diana and Charles amongst a crowd (Anwar Hussein)

DIANA: IN HER OWN WORDS captures a split in the Princess’ public and private personas, underscoring intense often convoluted descriptions of her thoughts and feelings in 1991. Unflinchingly, she recounts her emotional wedding day and her experiences with postpartum depression, bulimia and her eventual triumph over her crippling anxiety to emerge as global humanitarian — the iconic, beloved People’s Princess.

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Klaskamer 10: Mathematics And Science In The Comfort Of Your Home

Parents all around the world and in South Africa have suddenly become teachers with the closure of schools

Especially parents of high school learners with challenging subjects such as mathematics and physical sciences, need help! So, how can you help your kids?

Klaskamer 10 on kykNET & kie, DStv-channel 145, is your answer! This program focusses on mathematics and physical sciences for learners from grade 8 to grade 12. Martin du Plessis and Werner Cronjé, the masterminds behind Klaskamer10, tell us more:

What exactly is Klaskamer 10?

Klaskamer 10 is kykNET’s educational mathematics and physical science program that supports learners in Grade 8 to Grade 12 with important concepts in the curriculum. After every episode you also receive a free worksheet on our website www.klaskamer10.co.za which can be downloaded. Klaskamer 10 is on every weekday as 15:00 on kykNET & kie, DStv-channel 145, with a weekly omnibus on Saturdays.

How can parents use the program and website in these times?

Klaskamer 10 offers parents the opportunity to work through concepts with learners. Parents can also download worksheets for free and can follow the program to prepare in case learners need help in self-study. Klaskamer 10 is also available on DStv Catch Up so that learners can watch it repeatedly in their own time.

What important advice would you give to parents that suddenly have to be teachers as well?

It is important for parents to make sure that the resources that they provide to their kids are of the highest standard. There are quite a lot of resources available, but very few are compiled by experts in their fields with focus on what is currently being done in the curriculum and what will be asked in exam papers. In this time, it is important to focus on exam preparations and the Klaskamer 10 –tutors are teachers with years of experience. We are actively involved at a variety of schools and work closely with the different departmental heads as well as mathematics and physical science teachers to make sure that our content is relevant. Cooperation with different education departments also facilitates with accurate and reliable resources.

Are there any other websites that you can recommend?

The best thing is to make sure the websites that you are using are from a reliable source and compiled by experts in their fields. Also look at the Department of Education’s website for previous exam papers where learners can practice and learn from.

eClass Room is also an excellent source for learners: https://e-classroom.co.za/

What should matric pupils do in preparation for exams?

Matric pupils should make sure that they stay clued up on the content. It’s already difficult to handle some of these content under normal circumstances. At the moment, with the closure of schools and the uncertainty, it is now more important than ever for matriculants to continuously stay clued up and to work through the curriculum on their own. This time should NOT be seen as a holiday, but rather time for self-study at home. That is why top-quality learning material is so incredibly important! It is also important to focus on Grade 11 content because these concepts will also be assessed in the June exams.

Klaskamer 10 is also providing free worksheets and have a complete BLIKslim-series available. These packages include in-depth video lessons, workbooks, exam papers, mind maps and other resources that will assist with self-study at home. Look at Klaskamer 10’s website under the BLIKslim-link (http://www.klaskamer10.co.za/BlikSlim.html) to equip yourself with the above. Make sure to get your package as soon as possible to start working on it.

How many hours per day should children spend on their schoolwork?

During this time, learners should devote more or else the same time on their schoolwork like they would have done on a normal school day. Five to six hours for all subjects is a good standard.

What activities would you recommend for leisure?

Since we’re not allowed to go out of our houses, we would suggest exercising. It might also be important for parents to do activities like reading a book, watching a documentary or to start a new hobby.

What is important for parents to remember in this time?

Learners should keep to their daily routine. Learners should also take a sense of responsibility in this time. The fact that schools are staying closed for a longer period doesn’t mean it’s a longer holiday. If learners keep to their routine and continue to do their schoolwork (from home) and work ahead, it won’t be a big adjustment when schools open again. It is important that learners take responsibility for their own academic achievements. Nobody is to blame for the current situation and all learners should now more than ever make use of excellent material for their preparation.

What can viewers look forward to in the next few weeks?

Klaskamer 10 will continue with the curriculum as set out by the Department of Education and will also have a series of episodes for exam revision. This will be done with a revision book that learners can download from our website.

Watch Klaskamer 10 weekdays at 15:00 on kykNET & kie, DStv-channel 145, and visit https://klaskamer10.co.za/ for additional resources.

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Two kykNET Comedies In April

This April there will be two comedies on kykNET DStv-channel 144 that will tickle the laugh-buds and chase the winter blues away

Since the popular comedy, Hotel, is nearing the end with its final episode on Monday, 30 March 20:00, viewers can look forward for the start of the second season of Huis Lelieveld and a brand-new comedy, Cas Oppie Kassie, from 6 April.

Huis Lelieveld

The second season of Willie Esterhuizen’s comedy, Huis Lelieveld, will kick off on Monday, 6 April at 20:00. In the first season of Huis Lelieveld, viewers got a chance to meet the residents of the retirement village, Huis Lelieveld, and their matron, Molly, played by Lizz Meiring.

The residents of Huis Lelieveld includes Fleur Pot (Elma Potgieter), Gielie’s mother, Martha Goosen (Karin van der Laag), and Blaartjie Louw (Yvonne Schoeman). The Huis Lelieveld-staff includes Dominee Dou Droel (Matt Stern), whom has be placed under censorship because of his weak spot for women, Spanner Proes (Reginald Hufkie), the vibrant jack of all trades with his interesting life outside the retirement village, and Koekie de Kok (Lara Lourens), Dominee Droel’s assistant and retired pole dancer.

In the new season viewers will get to know a new character, Vis Venter, who will be portrayed by Lochner de Kock. Vis is the biggest troublemaker in the village – he gambles, drinks and sees the village as his Playboy Mansion. He enjoys every moment of his retirement and sees it as an opportunity to be a party animal.

From Dominee Droel that lands in the detention cells at the police station and Vis Venter that thinks up interesting ideas to make money to Blaartjie that ends up naked with just a guitar in her hand and flowers in her hair at the dining-hall that leads to much mampoer, the residents of Huis Lelieveld will show that they might be old, but they’re definitely young of spirit.

Cas Oppie Kassie

After a decade, Casper de Vries is back on kykNET with his comedy, Cas Oppie Kassie, which will start on Monday, 6 April at 20:30.

Viewers can look forward to the following popular actors in one of the comedic sketches, Die Laager, in Cas Oppie Kassie: Arno Greef, Schalk Bezuidenhout, Chantal Jax Venter, Alfred Adriaan, Gugu Madlabane, Mila Guy, De Klerk Oelofse and Heidi Mollentze.

In this 13-episode season, viewers can expect to be entertained by Casper’s most beloved character such as Hanno, Greetje, Giselle, Blertsie, Renier van Loggerenberg and Oom Kallie Marie, but there will also be new characters making an appearance such as Greta Komotie, a Swedish-girl that will do everything in her power to fight climate change, the TV-personality, Chappy Greyling, as well as the singer, Snotklap.

Cas oppie Kassie is also one of the first Afrikaans TV-show that will feature animation in the show similar to The Simpsons and Family Guy. Con se storie is an animated soap about a pastor, Con, and his dramatic family-life.

“It’s always wonderful to be innovate and I’m extremely proud of the end result,” says Casper.

Alongside these comedies, are also a few another new shows that viewers can look forward to in April. Here is the list of new shows:

  • Koortjies met Jonathan Rubain: from Sunday, 5 April at 18:00 on kykNET & kie
  • Megaboere: from Tuesday, 7 April at 21:00 on kykNET
  • Fynskrif 3: from Tuesday, 14 April at 20:00 on kykNET
  • Die Republiek van Zoid Afrika: from Thursday, 16 April at 20:00
  • Op Seer se Spoor: from Tuesday, 28 April at 20:30 on kykNET & kie
  • Maak My Famous: From Wednesday, 29 April at 20:00 on kykNET and 21:00 on kykNET & kie.

The kykNET-show, Fiësta, which airs on Mondays at 20:30, will be on a production break from Monday, 6 April. Viewers can look forward to when the show returns again later this year.


Komedie op sy beste dié winter op kykNET

Vanaf April gaan Maandae allesbehalwe blou wees, met twee komedies wat op kykNET DStv-kanaal 144 uitgesaai word.

Die laaste episode van die gewilde komedie, Hotel, se huidige seisoen word op Maandag, 30 Maart 20:00 uitgesaai, maar vanaf 6 April kan kykers na die tweede seisoen van Huis Lelieveld en die nuwe komedie, Cas Oppie Kassie, uitsien.

Huis Lelieveld

Die tweede seisoen van Willie Esterhuizen se komedie, Huis Lelieveld, skop af op Maandag, 6 April 20:00. In die eerste seisoen van Huis Lelieveld, het kykers die inwoners van die aftreeoord, Huis Lelieveld – waar Molly (Lizz Meiring) die matrone is – leer ken.

Die inwoners van Huis Lelieveld sluit in Fleur Pot (Elma Potgieter), Gielie se ma, Martha Goosen (Karin van der Laag) en Blaartjie Louw (Yvonne Schoeman). Die Huis Lelieveld-personeel is Dominee Dou Droel (Matt Stern), wat onder sensuur geplaas is vanweë sy swakpunt vir vrouens, Spanner Proes (Reginald Hufkie), die kleurryke faktotum wat ’n interessante lewe buite die oord het, en Koekie de Kok (Lara Lourens), Ds Droel se assistent en deeltydse paaldanseres.

In die nuwe seisoen ontmoet kykers ‘n nuwe karakter, Vis Venter, wat vertolk word deur Lochner de Kock. Vis is die grootste moeilikheidmaker in die oord – hy dobbel en drink, en beskou die oord as sy Playboy mansion. Hy geniet elke oomblik van sy aftrede en sien dit as ’n geleentheid om die heeltyd partytjie te hou.

Van ds Droel wat in die aanhoudingselle van die polisiestasie beland en Vis Venter wat allerhande interessante idees bedink om geld te maak tot Blaartjie poedelnakend met ‘n kitaar in haar hand en blommetjies in haar hare in die eetsaal loop ná te veel mampoer– die inwoners van Huis Lelieveld gaan wys dat hulle dalk oud is, maar beslis nog nie koud nie!

Cas Oppie Kassie

Casper de Vries is ná ‘n dekade terug op kykNET, met die komedie, Cas Oppie Kassie, wat vanaf Maandag, 6 April 20:30 uitgesaai word.

Kykers kan daarna uitsien om ‘n rits bekende akteurs in een van die komiese insetsels, Die Laager, in Cas Oppie Kassie te sien: Arno Greeff, Schalk Bezuidenhout, Chantal Jax Venter, Alfred Adriaan, Gugu Madlabane, Mila Guy, De Klerk Oelofse en Heidi Mollentze.

In dié 13-episode reeks gaan kykers kan lag vir van Casper se mees geliefde karakters, soos Hanno, Greetje, Giselle, Blertsie, Renier van Loggerenberg, en liewe Oom Kallie Marie, maar ook nuwe karakters leer ken, soos Greta Komotie, ‘n Sweedse meisie wat alles in haar vermoë sal doen om aardverwarming te keer, TV-persoonlikheid Chappie Greyling, en die sanger Snotklap.

Cas Oppie Kassie is ook een van die eerste Afrikaans TV-reeks wat ’n animasiereeks – soortgelyk aan The Simpsons en Family Guy as deel van die program het. Con se storie is ‘n geanimeerde sepie oor ‘n pastoor, Con, en sy familie se lewe wat konstant met drama gevul is. “Dis vir my altyd wonderlik om vernuwend te wees – ek is onsettend trots op die eindresultaat!,” sê Casper.

Saam met dié twee komedies is daar ook ‘n hele paar nuwe programme waarna kykers vanaf April kan uitsien. Hier is die volledige lys van nuwe programme:

  • Koortjies met Jonathan Rubain: vanaf Sondag, 5 April 18:00 op kykNET & kie
  • Huis Lelieveld: vanaf Maandag, 6 April 20:00
  • Cas Oppie Kassie: vanaf Maandag, 6 April 20:30
  • Megaboere: vanaf Dinsdag, 7 April 21:00
  • Fynskrif 3: vanaf Dinsdag, 14 April 20:00
  • Die Republiek van Zoid Afrika: vanaf Donderdag, 16 April 20:00
  • Op Seer se Spoor: vanaf Dinsdag, 28 April 20:30 op kykNET & kie
  • Maak My Famous: vanaf Woensdag, 29 April 20:00 op kykNET en 21:00 op kykNET & kie

Die kykNET-program, Fiësta, wat Maandae om 20:30 uitgesaai word, sal vanaf Maandag, 6 Maart ‘n breek neem. Kykers kan uitsien na die program se terugkeer later vanjaar.

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RMB Starlight Classics Brings AfroSymphonic Magic To M-Net This Easter

RMB Starlight Classics brings together a host of local and international music stars for a truly unique blend of classical, opera, pop and Afro-soul – all rolled into one thrilling AfroSymphonic celebration under the baton of Maestro Richard Cock – on M-Net (DStv Channel 101) on Easter Monday, 13 April at 15:30.

Recorded under starlit skies at the Johannesburg Country Club in September 2019, the 21st edition of RMB Starlight Classics features multi award-winning performer Zahara; international guest tenor Gaston Rivero; internationally-acclaimed lyric soprano Nombulelo Yende; piano virtuoso Charl du Plessis; international baritone Musa Ngqungwana; pop toe-tapper Lee Scott and The Voice South Africa’s Siki Jo-An. These solo stars combine with 2018 World Choir Games stars Quava Vocal Group and one of South Africa’s leading choirs, The Chanticleer Singers, for a series of performances that reinvigorate the classics and tune up some contemporary pop numbers for the RMB Starlight Classics stage.

From the moment the show opens with a reimagining of Antonín Dvořák’s ‘New World Symphony ‘to Siki Jo-An’s showstopping rendition of Miriam Makeba’s ‘Qongqothwane’ and beyond to Nombulelo Yende’s ‘Never Enough’ from The Greatest Showman, RMB Starlight Classics continues to surprise with unique collaborations and interpretations, bringing possibilities to life on stage in unprecedented ways.

There are few – if any – places where Edvard Grieg’s ‘Piano Concerto in A minor’ and Lady Gaga’s ‘Bad Romance’ could flow into each other – but virtuoso pianist Charl du Plessis makes it seem effortless and beautiful, in equal measure. Keep an eye out for child prodigy crooner Joshua Bouwer as he threatens to steal the spotlight from the accomplished international stars on the Starlight stage…

Don’t miss the RMB Starlight Classics spring concert on M-Net (DStv Channel 101) on 13 April at 15:30.

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SuperSport Launches All-new Themed Channels

Amid the uncertainty and concern around the threat of coronavirus, SuperSport is working closely with its broadcast partners to mitigate the absence of live sport

While almost all major sport has been affected, SuperSport will be broadcasting events which have been postponed – when they are rescheduled.

SuperSport chief executive Gideon Khobane said: “All of our partners have reached out to explain their measures, which we appreciate.

“Live sport is massively impacted; we are combatting this by acquiring the best award-winning sport documentaries from around the globe, among other top programming. We will use our various platforms to communicate this to viewers.”

The impact of this has necessitated major changes to the schedules, which will see SuperSport convert its line-up to thematic channels for the foreseeable future.

This is a time to relive the best of the best and SuperSport will duly open SS1 down to the Compact package.

This channel will form the crux of the SuperSport offering. It will feature the best documentaries, sport movies and a presented block called SuperSport GrandStand between 5pm and 9pm where SuperSport presenters will host a studio show that focuses on themed content from a specific sporting genre.

Between 1pm and 5pm daily, SS1 will feature a Viewers’ Choice block where viewers’ social media suggestions on their favourite sporting moments will determine the content.

Another significant change sees SuperSport 7 becoming a best of football offering now open from Premium to Access.

Ahead of the weekend, SuperSport is already rolling out best of its archives on its channels, including the award-winning “30 for 30” series of ESPN documentaries.

Please see the full list of channel changes below:

SOUTH AFRICA

  • SS1: Relive Sport Stories (Grandstand / Viewers’ Choice / Documentaries)
  • SS2: Relive Rugby / Cricket
  • SS3: Relive Premier League
  • SS4: Relive PSL
  • SS5: Relive Golf
  • SS6: Relive Tennis
  • SS7: Relive Best Football (mix of UCL, EPL, La Liga, Serie A, FIFA, Documentaries)
  • SS8: Relive Motorsport, F1, MotoGP, Superbikes
  • SS9: Relive WWE
  • SS10: Relive local sports / Athletics / Various
  • SS11: Relive Action: Combat, UFC, EFC, Boxing, Extreme
  • SS12: Relive E Sport