Make Your Home The Place To Be This Holiday With DStv

MultiChoice is opening up the Premium kiddies’ channels to its Compact customers from Thursday, 29 June until Thursday, 13 July, just in time for the school holidays. DStv Compact customers will get a first view of the Premium kids channels, namely Disney Channel, Nickelodeon and Nick Jnr.

“Kids will not have a single reason to complain of boredom this winter holiday. School’s out, so little ones can have friends over, snuggle up and get cosy with DStv and the selection of great content available on these Premium channels. The winter season also gives families the perfect opportunity to stay warm indoors and spend quality time with loved ones while enjoying this special treat,” says Aletta Alberts, MultiChoice Head of Content.

Disney’s classic cartoons, popular animated characters, live action sitcoms and unrivalled range of classic Disney feature films will keep the whole family entertained; while Nickelodeon’s “Kids First” focus with their signature fun and exciting shows will be enjoyed by pre-schoolers, tweens, kids, teens and parents alike.

Nick Jr. is the go-to channel in households where two to six year olds roam. The content is entertaining enough to keep young children occupied, while parents can rest assured that the viewing experience will be one of learning.

Some of the highlights for DStv Compact customers

For three weeks in July, Nickelodeon (DStv channel 305) is offering weekday marathons packed with special episodes and a brand new series! Let the kids fly away with superheroes The Thundermans and Henry Danger, get technical with the internet gurus and gamers from Game Shakers and iCarly, go on a family adventure in Hunter Street and Nicky, Ricky, Dicky & Dawn, and laugh out loud with animated series, The Loud House and Bunsen Is a Beast. Plus, check out the new addition, ToonMarty.

A great big dollop of comedy and a generous pinch of slapstick make Nickelodeon’s new animated series an entertaining hit. Marty is a wacky boy with quite a large head, who works at the Toonmart in Toonville with his friends Burnie and Holly. And there’s no business Marty likes better than somebody else’s business, which often lands the trio in hot water! Watch as they clean up their mess after their pranks go wrong. ToonMarty will premiere on Monday, 5 July.

Nick Jr.’s (DStv channel 307) new episodes of Nella The Princess Knight air daily from Saturday, 1 July. In this season, Nella uses her position as a princess-knight to be a guardian for justice – when she’s not practising for her ballet recital or playing with Trinket, her unicorn best friend! In the new episodes, the girls are excited because there’s a celebrity visiting Castlehaven. Trinket has to overcome her jealousy of Nella’s new friendship with Minotauri and a near-sighted cyclops interrupts Nella’s ballet class.

Team Umizoomi: The King of Numbers is a movie where preschoolers are tested on their basic counting and recognition of shapes and patterns. In this special, the siblings Milli and Geo, and their green robot friend Bot, have to use all their maths skills to save a king.

On Disney Channel (DStv Channel 303), inventor and mediator Harley Diaz manoeuvers through the bustle that results from being part of a big happy family, from the unique vantage point of being a tween middle child. Join her for a whole new host of adventures in the premiere of Stuck in the Middle Yr2 on Monday, 3 July at 17:05, launching with the special Stuck in the Waterpark!

You can also catch familiar favourites like Elena of Avalor – a magical tale of adventure, following Elena in her journey to become a brave, resilient and compassionate queen; Bizaardvark, where Frankie and Paige, the quirky, 13-year-old best friends write funny songs and create music videos for their online channel, Bizaardvark; and Girl Meets World where life’s an adventure, and Riley Matthews’ is about to begin! This bright-eyed 7th grader and her quick-witted BFF, Maya, navigate the ups and downs of teenage life and take on the world, just as Riley’s parents once did; and so much more.

The channels will automatically be added, but if you can’t find it, make sure you are on all channels not favourite channels.

DStv Premium, Extra and Compact customers can also catch the best kids’ entertainment on-the-go on DStv Catch Up or through live streaming on DStv Now.

But having fun with Disney Channel, Nickelodeon and Nick Jr. doesn’t have to end when the school holidays do. Upgrade to DStv Premium by checking out and keep the entertainment going!

By Andrew Germishuys

Founder of SAMDB, Andrew has worked full time in the film industry since the early 2000's. He has trained as an actor, completing his LAMDA Gold Medal, and attending many courses in Cape Town acting studios, with masterclasses with some of the international industries top directors, producers and filmmakers. Working as an actor and armourer in the film and television industry have given Andrew a great balance of skills across the board when it comes to the entertainment industry. Catch him on Twitter: Instagram: IMDb:

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