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All The DStv Shows To Look Forward To In May 2020

There will be no slowing down when it comes to entertainment on DStv in May. In fact, it’s going to be one of the most exciting months of the year in terms of new series and seasons. Here are just a few of the highlights that DStv customers across the spectrum of packages can look forward to.

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When it comes to international series, M-Net (101) is on fire this month. Brand new shows include Shrill, about a curvy young journalist trying to increase her self-worth despite what society has to say about her weight; Carol’s Second Act, starring the ever-hilarious Patricia Heaton as a 50-year-old medical intern; The Plot Against America starring Winona Ryder in an almost-true-to-life story about a celebrity-turned-president (sound familiar?) whose woeful ways capture the imagination and votes of the masses and On Becoming a God in Central Florida, which has been called “the best TV series of the year” and stars Kirsten Dunst as a working class mom who claws her way up the pyramid scheme that left her family broke. Then there’s tear-jerking family drama Council of Dads, which has been compared to This is Us, and is about a dying father who enlists his best friends to look after his family.

Returning favourites include Hawaii 5-0 S10 and the second season of Magnum PI.

My Brilliant Friend was a massive hit last year and now the series about Italian friends Elena and Lila returns for a second season. Cult-hit American Horror Story’s new season is called 1984 and the action takes place in a summer camp. There are also new seasons of the highly regarded A Million Little Things and Tell Me A Story.

BBC First (119) has some great series on its line-up, including White House Farm, a six-part drama about one of Britain’s most notorious murder cases – a family of five all shot to death on their estate in Essex. The second season of Liar promises more secrets and drama, as the mystery deepens.

On the documentary side, BBC Earth (184) brings Easy Ways to Live Well with celebrity chefs Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall (River Cottage) and Steph McGovern (BBC Breakfast) who test the latest health hacks. Anomaly: The Bermuda Triangle in Space looks at a possible Bermuda Triangle in Earth’s orbit. Tigers: Hunting the Traffickers is a fascinating and saddening under cover look at the cruel confinement and butchery of tigers in South East Asia. The absolutely fabulous Joanna Lumley returns with another travel show, Hidden Caribbean: Havana to Haiti where she finds secret gems in unlikely places.

The Sunday night M-Net movies this month include Stuber, an action-comedy starring Dave Bautista that sees an Uber driver and a cop team up to solve a crime. POMS is a heart-warming comedy about two women in a retirement home who start a cheerleading squad and stars Diane Keaton. The highly rated Us, starring Lupita Nyong’o, is a horror directed by Oscar-winning director Jordan Peele. Cold Blood sees French hitman Jean Reno (Leon: The Professional) return to our screens as Henry, a recluse murder-for-hire gunman. John Wick 3 features Keanu Reeves once again as a reluctant hitman. This time around John is declared excommunicated and fair game for bounty hunters.

For the kids, Nick Jr (307) brings Rusty Rivets, to inspire those with an interest in science, technology, engineering and maths through the accomplishments of two young inventors.

The Adventures of Paddington is an animated show about the Peruvian bear, perfect for four-year-olds and up.

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1Magic (103) sees the start of Guess Who? This local drama tells the story of family, life, love and everything in between. And speaking of love, The Oprah Winfrey Network brings you Love & Marriage: Huntsville S1, a reality TV series that’s going to serve straight up realness. Three high-powered black American couples come together to help the thriving city of Huntsville Atlanta. Then there’s Power S6 about wealthy nightclub owner James “Ghost” St. Patrick who secretly runs a drug operation. Reality show Growing Up Hip Hop S2 looks at the next generation of hip-hop royalty. Are they now ready to step out of the shadow of their parents?

Lovers of true-life stories are in for a real treat with the Lifetime (131) line-up this month. Movies include The Clark Sisters: First Ladies of Gospel, the story of the highest-selling gospel group of all time; When Love Kills: The Falicia Blakely Story about a 16-year-old teen mom who falls in with the wrong company; and Bobbi Kristina, about the tragic life of Whitney Houston’s daughter.

HISTORY (186) brings some riveting documentaries to life, including America on Fire, focusing on the American militia movement, Lost Relics of the Knights of the Templar, which attempts to establish a link between some old relics and the mythical Knights, D-Day: The Untold Stories about the key events of the Allied invasion of Nazi-held Europe and Alone: The Beast, a survival series showcasing three strangers attempting to survive for 30 days in the wilderness.

More documentaries are in store for true crime fans, who will be obsessed with the new season of The Real Prime Suspect and Murder for My Man on CBS Justice (170)which focuses onstories about women who would do anything to please their men ­– even murder.

Reality sees brand-new series The Funny Dance Show make its debut on E! Entertainment (124). Two teams of comedians compete in a series of comedic dance-offs each week. Total Bellas S5 again focuses on life and love outside the wrestling ring. Comedy Central (122) sees the start of sketch show Alternatino with Arturo Castro S1, focusing on Latino people living in America.

Hey Duggee on CBeebies (306) is a preschool series perfect for children and parents to watch together as it can lead to important conversations about experiences that youngsters might encounter on a daily basis. Dogs Loves Books is an adorable new cartoon that tells the story of Dog who loves books, loves reading them and loves collecting them. Nickelodeon (305) features SpongeBob SquarePants Best Escape Ever Marathon, as well as the Kids’ Day Marathon, a special day for children everywhere that will have them spoilt for choice with a day dedicated to their favourite Nickelodeon shows.

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The superhero universe is alive on M-Net City (115) this month. Favourites Supergirl and The Flash, and new series Batwoman started at the end of April and joining them in May is Arrow, who returns for an eighth and final season. Also on M-Net City is the second season of Charmed, in which Mal, Macy and Maggie must use their magic powers to ward off monsters and demons.

Mzansi Magic (161) boasts its usual line-up of local series, and adding to the list are a collection of local movies, which will be screened every Saturday night. Viewers can look forward to movies such as Uyangenza, Umlingisi and Monate Mpolaye.

There’s also plenty of movie action on Studio Universal (112). Offerings include Bulletproof Monk, about a monk chosen to protect a secret scroll, and Blood Brother, about a man who was arrested 15 years ago and is now seeking revenge on his friends who set him up.

On National Geographic (181), documentaries include Stonehenge Decoded: Update which looks at new theories on who actually built the ancient monument;  Airport Security: Peru & Brazil which focuses specifically on drug smugglers in these regions, Heroes of the Sky: The Real Mighty Eighth which examines the Eighth Air Force and the role it played in bombing Germany during World War II; Saving Notre Dame, which takes a look at the rebuilding of the iconic French church; and X-Ray Earth S1, which uses new technology to reveal incredible information about our planet.

Stacey Dooley may have won the UK’s Strictly Come Dancing, but she’s better known for her real job as a hard-hitting journalist who always asks the right questions. This month you can see her on BBC Brit in Stacey Dooley: Bounty Hunters; Stacey Dooley: Face to Face With Arms Dealers; Stacey Dooley: Isis Brides and Stacey Dooley: Inside Spain’s Narcos War.

More hard-hitting news comes your way in the form of Torn from the Headlines: New York Post Reports on Investigation Discovery (171). It’s a jaw-dropping six-episode series that details some of the Big Apple’s headline stories told by the journalists who broke the story.

On a brighter note, HGTV (177) brings the much-talked about Celebrity IOU to our screens. The Property Brothers Jonathan and Drew Scott help Hollywood A-listers express their gratitude to a special person in their lives. One of the guests is Brad Pitt.

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Moja Love’s (157) got some more local programming to love in May, starting with season 4of Ufelani. Settle in for more South African true-crime stories in the new season of this heart-breaking docu-drama series.There’s also No Excuses Pay Papgeld S5 in whichDr Malinga is once again hot on the trail of deadbeat dads who have ducked and dived when it comes to paying child maintenance.

On the series front, the brand-new crime-buster series Deputy starts on Universal (177). When the busy Los Angeles County Sheriff’s department loses their beloved sheriff, a fifth-generation lawman Bill Hollister (Dorff) takes over the reins. But Bill soon find he has to deal with more than just crime.

New reality series include Fish or Die on Discovery Family (136), followingfour friends who venture into some of the most remote and dangerous places on Earth to go fishing.

Myne vir Joune is abrand-new Afrikaans reality series on VIA (147), that will see two members from two different South African families suddenly find themselves in each other’s homes! There’s also a second season of Afrikaans foodie magazine show Klankbord, also on VIA.

The children are going to love the new shows on NickToons (308). There’s Kingdom Force which will have pre-schoolers everywhere literally jumping for joy as they watch this brand-new animation series. Then there’s  ALVINNN!!! And the Chipmunks S2 and Danny Phantom S3.

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MTV Base (322) will keep the party going this May with Gqom Fridays, featuring thehottest Gqom tracks from the biggest artists. Then, on Saturdays, there’s Breakfast Bangers, in which the hottest music playlists are curated just for you.

Reality will see a very special season of 90 Day Fiancé: Self-Quarantined S1 on TLC (135). This five-episode spin-off will feature over 40 people who’ve formerly appeared on the show, updating viewers on their lives as they stay at home during the Covid-19 pandemic through self-shot footage and remote camera interviews.

There’s also another season of Judge Judy on CBS Reality (132). The much-loved and feared retired Manhattan family court judge will preside over even more eye-popping cases. Also on CBS Reality is a fresh season of Border Security, which sees airport customs officers take on some of the world’s most innovative smugglers.

On the documentary side, National Geographic Wild (182) presents Women of Wild. Every  Wednesday evening will be dedicated to focusing on the strong, resilient, independent, highly-professional and compassionate women who care for the wild.

History of Africa S2 sees presenter Zeinab Badawi return for a second season of her breath-taking exploration of the African continent on BBC World News (400).

The Home Channel (176) will take viewers to the Coolest Places to Stay, focusing on utterly phenomenal getaway spaces. You may not be able to live the dream but you can definitely see it up close in the finest detail.   

The little ones can watch more exciting adventures in the second season of Vampirina on Disney Junior (309); ThunderCats Roar onCartoon Network (301)and Mickey Mouse Mixed-Up Adventures S3 on Disney Junior (309).

So sit back, relax and rest assured that DStv’s legacy as your home of entertainment is everlasting!

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So Much For DStv Compact Subscribers To Look Forward To In May

DStv continues to bring their subscribers the best in local entertainment and international programming to make staying home during the nationwide lockdown a lot more bearable. Compact viewers can now enjoy exciting shows like local celeb wedding extravaganza with Somhale’s The Union on Mzansi Magic, not to mention the addition of the home of pop culture, E! Entertainment…meaning even more glitz and drama to look forward to!

From Monday, 27 April to Thursday 30 April, Compact customers will get a front-row seat at one of the most glamorous and lavish local weddings to ever make a TV debut on Mzansi Magic! Watch as Idols SA judge Somizi Mhlongo and Mohale Motaung exchange vows in front of their friends and family. Needless to say, it would not be a Somhale affair without an elegant theme, and this time it was all white and red bottoms for all guests.

Mzansi Magic viewers will also get to watch a full hour of the international Emmy Awards nominated telenovela, The River Season 1, at 19:00 every weekday, while the hit telenovelas Gomora and Isibaya will flight their last episodes and go on production break due to the nationwide lockdown.

In the month of May DStv will also have Compact Plus open window from 1 May to 29 May, meaning Compact customers will be able to enjoy Plus channels like 1Magic, Comedy Central, Africa Magic Urban Movies, Curiosity Stream, History Channel, Nickelodeon, CBeebies, MTV Music and Sky News for that period at no extra cost – all they have to do is stay connected.

Compact subscribers will also enjoy, the Real Housewives of Johannesburg Season 2, which will premiere on Mzansi Magic until 20 May. The much-anticipated Madam & Mercy Season 1 taking over, like Madam after that. The extremely popular Madam and her equally audacious daughter will share their crazy rich life of designer fashion, exclusive getaways and expensive real estate, this is a definite must see.

“It’s exciting to bring new content to our Compact package subscribers. During this time, we aim to keep our customers entertained with the best available local and international content available to us and we are excited that we can give our customers exclusives such as the Somhale’s The Union which was dubbed as the wedding extravaganza of the year,” says Ntsika Msuthu, PR Manager at DStv South Africa.

E! Entertainment will also be bringing Compact customers access to all the hit reality shows, the channel has also become known for the latest in celeb news. From the glamour, drama and sisterly squabbles of Keeping Up With the Kardashians and Total Bellas, to pop culture infotainment shows like E! News, Pop of the Morning and Nightly Pop for all your Tinseltown news, gossip and fashion.

The month of May sees Superhero Season alive and well on M-Net City, with the final season of Arrow as the hooded vigilante bows out with a bang of the popular DC Comics fantasy series. Also continuing this month, are Supergirl, The Flash, and a new series – Batwoman.

With most South Africans confined to their homes during the lockdown, National Geographic’s top documentaries are probably the best medicine for the lockdown blues. Compact viewers can look forward to the new series X-Ray Earth starting 27 May. Using cutting-edge technology and scientific tools, the series shatters all the preconceived notions we’ve held and think we know about this place we call home – planet Earth. There’s also shocking new evidence on the origins of the mysterious Stonehenge to reveal in Stonehenge Decoded: Update – airing Friday 1 May.

Viewers with a thirst for investigative documentaries can tune into BBC Brit, with intrepid journalist Stacey Dooley’s revealing and probing work as the sheds light on four controversial topics each Tuesday night at 10:15pm. Whether facing down dubious bounty hunters in the US, exposing international arms dealers and revealing the plight of ISIS brides, Dooley pulls no punches.

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DStv Launched Warnermedia’s Toonami Brand As A Pop-up Channel To Entertain Superhero Enthusiasts Of All Ages

Launched Friday, 27 March, find all the action and adventure you need for the next six weeks on DStv channel 300!

The outbreak of coronavirus, or COVID-19, is disorganising our lives in ways we’ve never experienced. With the strict lockdowns and school closures, MultiChoice Group is here to help stave off boredom with the launch on DStv of the new Pop-Up channel, TOONAMI, the Home of Superheroes Channel.

WarnerMedia’s TOONAMI has been available across Africa for the past three years and targets all super-heroes fans, especially kids between the ages of eight and 12, offering non-stop, uninterrupted, 24-hour programming, jam-packed with top-rated series’ such as DC Comics’ Batman, Superman, The Green Lantern, Young Justice and The Justice League as well as popular animated series Teen Titans among others.

“Plenty of pulse-raising, action-packed films have frequently been specially packaged for our African audiences, making TOONAMI the go-to destination for action and animation enthusiasts of all ages.” says Aletta Alberts, Executive Head of Content Strategy at MultiChoice Group. “TOONAMI is an amazing movie channel that will screen a host of animated and action feature films every day from Monday to Sunday at 20:00 CAT and Saturday morning at 08:30 CAT, showcasing popular superheroes’ heroic acts and deeds in movies like Green Lantern Emerald Knights, Justice League: Throne of Atlantis, Batman: Monster Mayhem and All-star Superman.

“MultiChoice Group remains committed to delivering the best entertainment experience to our customers by constantly offering them more choice, great value, and great content,” continues Alberts. “As part of our ongoing efforts to bring our customers content that resonates with them, we are proud to announce the launch of the action-packed animated superhero Pop-Up, TOONAMI, the Home of Superheroes Channel running from Friday, 27 March to 30 April,” says Guillaume Coffin Vice President of Commercial and Business Development at WarnerMedia Africa.

The perfect viewing destination is now available to keep the family entertained while at home. Tune in to TOONAMI, the Home of Superheroes, channel 300 from Friday, 27 March for all the energising superhero action you and your family need!

Schedule highlights

SERIES available from March 27

Justice League Unlimited

A continuation of the Justice League animated series finds the original members of the team joined in their battle against crime and evil by dozens of other heroes from the DC comics universe.

Superman: The Animated Series

Follow the adventures of Superman the legendary superhero as he battles the forces of villainy and continues his quest for truth justice and the American way.

Batman: The Animated Series

Vowing to avenge the senseless murder of his wealthy parents, the millionaire playboy Bruce Wayne secretly assumes his crime-fighting alter-ego: ’Batman’, and devotes his life to wiping out lawlessness in Gotham City.

Batman The Brave and The Bold

The Caped Crusader teams up with heroes from across the DC Universe, delivering nonstop action and adventure with a touch of comic relief. Blue Beetle, Green Arrow, Aquaman and others fight alongside Batman, with formidable foes around every corner.

Green Lantern: The Animated Series

Hal Jordan, a test pilot from planet Earth, is the first human being to join Green Lantern Corps, an extra galactic police force in order to keep peace and justice through the entire universe.

Justice League

Forces of evil, chaos, and destruction await. Not even protectors like Superman, Batman, Wonder Woman, Green Lantern or the Flash have a chance alone. But together as the Justice League, they are a metahuman force (and a hope) to be reckoned with.

Justice League Action

Batman, Superman and Wonder Woman return to lead the DC Super Heroes against an array of their most infamous foes, as well as new enemies such as space invaders, magical forces and supervillians intent on destroying the planet.

Justice League Unlimited

A continuation of the Justice League animated series finds the original members of the team joined in their battle against crime and evil by dozens of other heroes from the DC comics universe.

Superman: The Animated Series

Follow the adventures of Superman the legendary superhero as he battles the forces of villainy and continues his quest for truth justice and the American way.

Teen Titans

Robin the Boy Wonder leads his own team of superheroes, The Teen Titans. Together they battle the forces of evil where ever they appear like the enigmatic Slade, the diabolical Brother Blood or the malevolently cosmic Trigon.

The Batman

Billionaire bachelor Bruce Wayne secretly fights crime as the masked vigilante, Batman, defending the city of Gotham from criminals and madmen, such as Clayface, The Joker, Penguin, and The Riddler. Can Batman stop them once and for all?

Young Justice: Invasion

In Young Justice: Invasion being a teenager means proving yourself over and over – to peers mentors…and to yourself.

TOONAMI Movie Block

From Monday to Sunday @ 20:00 CAT and Saturdays @ 8:30 CAT

  • All-star Superman
  • Batman Unlimited: Monster Mayhem
  • Batman: Year One
  • Batman vs Robin
  • Green Lanter: Emerald Knights
  • Justice League : Throne of Atlantis
  • Justice League Gods and Monsters
  • Superman/Batman: Public Ennemies
  • Superman/Batman: Apocalypse
  • Gotham Knight
  • JLA Aventure: Trapped in Time
  • Justice League: The New Frontier
  • Green Lanter: First Flight
  • Batman Unlimited: Animal Instinct
About WarnerMedia

WarnerMedia is a leading media and entertainment company that creates and distributes premium and popular content from a diverse array of talented storytellers and journalists to global audiences through its consumer brands including: HBO, Warner Bros., TNT, TBS, CNN, DC Entertainment, New Line, Cartoon Network, Adult Swim, Turner Classic Movies and others.

About Toonami

Toonami, the home of superheroes, targets boys 6 to 12 with its 24-hour programming line-up of jam-packed, top-rated adventure and action series. It is the go-to destination for superheroes animation enthusiasts of all ages. Launched in the US in 1997 as a programming block on Cartoon Network, Toonami is available in Asia, Europe and now on DStv & Gotv Max accross Africa for six weeks. With a unique positioning as the sole brand fully dedicated to the superhero universe, Toonami takes viewers to the fantastic world of DC comics franchises like ‘Batman’, ‘Superman’, ‘The Green Lantern’, ‘Young Justice’ and ‘The Justice League’ as well as popular animated series such as ‘Teen Titans’ .

Toonami is a brand owned by WarnerMedia.

Website: www.toonamiafrica.com

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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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Africa’s Greatest Storyteller Ready To Host Mzansi’s Greatest Party

DStv and 1Life are ready to welcome customers, celebrities and celeb-oholics to The Ticketpro Dome in Johannesburg for the annual DStv Mzansi Viewer’s Choice Awards (#DStvMVCA).

Taking place Saturday, 14 March, the awards will see some of Mzansi’s biggest hitmakers take the stage, as DStv and 1Life celebrate the local personalities that made waves over the past year.

According to Simon Camerer, Chief Customer Officer at Multichoice South Africa, DStv relishes opportunities to create platforms for local artists to showcase their talents – and the #DStvMVCA is the ultimate platform to do just that. “South Africa is rich in talent – that’s why we sought to celebrate talent across the board,” he says. “The #DStvMVCA recognises everyone from musicians to sports personalities, DJs to actors – and as the biggest broadcaster in Africa, there is no better brand than DStv to be able to shine a spotlight on that talent.”

As host of the event, Mzansi’s very own style superstar Minnie Dlamini-Jones is looking forward to serving as the glue that brings the show together. “The #DStvMVCA is the only award show of this magnitude that celebrates everyone – musicians, actors, presenters, TV shows, athletes, all the way to ordinary people doing extraordinary things,” she says.

“This year’s show promises to be spectacular with incredible performances for the whole family, and I encourage all to tune in for the biggest celebration of Mzansi’s talent.”

Bringing the best of Africa together

Now in its third year, the #DStvMVCA represents a significant investment by DStv, Africa’s greatest storyteller, and 1Life. According to Thabisa Mkhwanazi, Executive Head of Marketing at Multichoice South Africa, it’s an investment DStv is honoured to make.

“We continue to invest in the #DStvMVCA and recognise our local stars because it enables us to do three things,” Mkhwanazi says. “It affords us the opportunity to listen to our viewers and understand what the enjoy; bring talent on board and celebrate their biggest moments – which were some of the biggest moments on our TV screens that year; and it allows us to fulfil our passion as Africa’s greatest storyteller to move the local entertainment industry forward.”

According to Mkhwanazi, there have been great strides made in recent years to elevate the work of local stars, and that work is key to enabling DStv to tell the best stories in Africa. It is for this reason – to recognise the hard work Mzansi’s local stars are putting in to their crafts – that the #DStvMVCA was launched.

“DStv understands that there is no better recognition for artists than knowing they were celebrated by the people who watched them on TV, listened to them on radio and genuinely engaged with the work they put out,” Mkhwanazi says. “That is the reason we host the #DStvMVCA every year – to recognise to the stars who enable us to produce and broadcast good content for our valuable customers.”

Celebrating the customer

The #DStvMVCA also presents a significant opportunity for DStv to engage with customers. In fact, for the first time ever, the 2020 #DStvMVCA will be attended by thousands of lucky DStv customers who received surprise tickets at absolutely no cost to them. Says Camerer, “We love hearing from our customers and enjoy rewarding them for their ongoing loyalty to us. Similarly, we recognise that the #DStvMVCA is a great platform for our customers to participate in the content we create and share.”

According to Camerer, customer participation in the voting process offers DStv valuable insights that inform the broadcaster’s plans for customer service in the future. “By voting for their favourite personalities, customers are expressing interest in the content they enjoy and the celebrities that resonate with them. This insight is valuable to DStv and the work we do for our customers, and that is why we will continue to reward our loyal customers for their participation,” Camerer says.

Plus, #DStvMVCA is a great opportunity to make good TV, Camerer adds. “Making good TV has always been the core of what we do, and that’s why the #DStvMVCA will be a show like no other – broadcast live on Mzansi Magic and made available to all DStv customers as part of the DStv Now Open Weekend.”

Looking ahead

As Africa’s leading digital entertainment company, Multichoice South Africa is constantly looking at ways to keep its offering fresh and relevant. That’s why, in addition to introducing streaming options for the 2020 #DStvMVCA main event, customers can also stream the red carpet build-up on DStv Now.

“We’ve also introduced brand-new categories and new talent within those categories,” Mkhwanazi says. “Couple that with fresh faces, timeless favourites and epic performances – and we know that this year’s awards show will be unlike anything we’ve hosted before.”

But what is next for one of Mzansi’s premiere awards shows?

Asked whether the #DStvMVCA will be held for years to come, Camerer responds confidently: “I don’t see a reason why not.”

“We love celebrating talent and receiving feedback from customers – and, as of this year, we’ve also broadened our audience to include our loyal customers. It’s a significant investment by DStv but it’s one we’re happy to make because everyone wins, so I look forward to seeing how this event will develop in the years to come,” Camerer concludes.

A celebration like no other, the awards will bring legendary artists such as Sipho Hotstix Mabuse, Yvonne Chaka-Chaka and Steve Kekana. Supa Mega, AKA will be setting the stage alight with his hip hop hits, for the Mzansi masses. Viewers can also expect to see hitmakers Jobe London and Mphow69, DJ BigSky, Luude Deejay & Sbhanga. Labantwana Ama Uber hitmakers Semi Tee, Kammu Dee & Miano will also be showcasing their talent on the DMVCA stage. Also on the lineup is Limpopo’s finest star Makhadzi, who continues to inspire many with her success story. The Matorokisi singer will be joined by Master KG. And, no stranger to the local entertainment and music scene, multi award-winning musician and businesswoman DJ Zinhle, will also be performing!

To find out more about the DStv Now Open Weekend, click here.

To watch Mzansi’s favourite celebrities travel The Road to the #DStvMVCA, click here.