DStv May 2021 Highlights

From Masterchef to Musiekpaniek, all amazing things begin with an “m”, including “mom” – and on 9 May, we’ll be celebrating these incredible women in our lives.

On DStv, the celebrations will continue all month long. After all, the women who keep our families together and our households running like clockwork deserve the best entertainment every day. Whether your mom enjoys romance, prefers side-splitting comedy, or is in awe of the majesty of the world, there’s a DStv show just waiting to be discovered.

And while mom may be the centre of attention this month, there’s still plenty of great family viewing, too.

DStv’s School of Laughter brings the best edutainment straight to your screens with CBeebies’ (DStv channel 306) exciting line-up of programming for preschoolers. Over on Cartoon Network (DStv channel 301) and Da Vinci (DStv channel 318), older children can delight in shows featuring magic, superheroes, and ninjas while Jim Jam (DStv channel 310) will be airing two Thomas & Friends films on weekends throughout May.

Explore the realities of blended families in The Blended Bunch on TLC (DStv Channel 135). After the unfortunate loss of their spouses, Spencer and Erica find love again in a small town in Utah. After six weeks of dating, they decide to get hitched – to the surprise of their combined 11 – yes, 11! – kids. The Home Channel (DStv Channel 176) brings a touch of design to a chaotic living arrangement in Design Twins. Sisters Heidi and Heather start Joyful Living, an interior design business aimed at altering the lives of others through creative ideas, inventive solutions, and beautiful design. To get there, the sisters move in together – along with their partners and seven kids! Can they keep the creative juices flowing while juggling the everyday chaos of combining their families?

There are also plenty of new seasons of favourite shows piloting this month. Catch The Flash on M-Net City (DStv channel 115), E! True Hollywood Story on E! (DStv channel 124) and Little Women Atlanta on Lifetime (DStv channel 131). Fox (DStv channel 125) will also see the brand-new animated comedy series Solar Opposites starting this month – but be warned: this is not one for the kids.

Local television also doesn’t disappoint this May, with VIA (DStv channel 147), kykNET (DStv channel 144), and Moja Love (DStv channel 157) airing everything from OTT reality and dance-along music to high drama.

Keep mom – and the rest of the family – happy and entertained this month, only with DStv.

More for Mom

The month of May is all about mom – and that includes handpicked programming we’re sure she’ll love!

Every Friday throughout May, treat mom with two hours to herself when Universal TV’s (DStv channel 117) I Love Fridays airs only the best romance films. On Friday, 7 May, Truly, Madly, Sweetly sees a cupcake baker and divorced dad thrown together when they jointly inherit a historic baking site, while on Friday, 14 May, an adventure company worker discovers a renewed love of the outdoors when she scouts a dude ranch in Under the Autumn Moon. Love, Take Two, on Friday, 21 May, follows wedding-themed reality TV show producer Lily who is forced to reassess her choices when her ex is cast as the show’s next groom, and love takes to the skies in Love Takes Flight on Friday, 28 May, as a single mother learns to face her fears when she meets a handsome pilot.

For music-loving moms, History Channel (DStv channel 186) takes a closer look at an icon of music – Fleetwood Mac’s frontwoman Stevie Nicks. In Stevie Nicks: Wild at Heart, take a deep dive into the witchy, transcendental, and deep-rooted mysticism of one of the most prolific women in music.

National Geographic Wild (DStv channel 182) also celebrates the women of the wild this month. Every Friday throughout May, the channel will spotlight amazing female veterinarians, biologists, explorers, and conservationists in Women of Wild. And Comedy Central (DStv channel 122) invites you to Call Your Mother in a documentary that provides a hilarious ode to moms with Awkwafina, Jimmy Carr, Roy Wood Jr and more.

With even more amazing programming airing daily, there’s no shortage of mom-approved viewing on DStv.

Cool Kids

Fun edutainment is a top priority at DStv’s School of Laughter. CBeebies (DStv channel 306) will keep the little ones engaged while older kids can explore magic, superheroes, and ninjas on Cartoon Network (DStv channel 301) and Da Vinci (DStv channel 318). Expect lots of adventure as Jim Jam (DStv channel 310) will be airing two Thomas & Friends films on weekends throughout May.

Thomas and Friends (Family Animation)

On Jim Jam (DStv channel 310) at 12:09

Saturday, 1 May:        Blue Mountain Mystery
Sunday, 2 May:           Tale of the Brave
Saturday, 8 May:        Day of the Diesels
Sunday, 9 May:           Hero of the Rails
Saturday, 29 May:      King of the Railway

Sunday, 30 May:         Sodor’s Legend of the Lost Treasure

Topsy & Tim S3

Saturday, 1 May on CBeebies (DStv channel 306) at 16:15

Ben Gen 10 (Animation)

Thursday, 22 May on Cartoon Network (DStv channel 301) at 10:10

Power Rangers Samurai Marathon

Wednesday, 26 May on Cartoon Network (DStv channel 301) at 18:25

The Fixies

Saturday, 15 May on Da Vinci (DStv channel 318) at 08:00

Best of the Brits

There’s nothing quite like a good spot of British telly, now is there? This month, BBC Lifestyle (DStv channel 174) takes us on a culinary journey with The Great British Bake Off, Ainsley’s Food We Love and Masterchef: The Professionals. After a mouthful of these shows, you’ll be chomping at the bit to start prepping your own delicious dishes. Meanwhile, for the adventurous thrill-seekers, BBC Brit (DStv channel 120) heads out to find hidden death traps in paradise and the mechanical secrets of supercars.

Death In Paradise S10

Monday, 3 May on BBC Brit (DStv channel 120) at 20:00

10 Years Younger in 10 Days S2A

Thursday, 6 May on BBC Lifestyle (DStv channel 174) at 20:00

The Great British Bake Off S11

Monday, 10 May on BBC Lifestyle (DStv channel 174) at 20:00

Ainsley’s Food We Love S

Tuesday, 11 May on BBC Lifestyle (DStv channel 174) at 20:00

Secrets of the Supercars S1

Thursday, 13 May on BBC Brit (DStv channel 120) at 20:00

George Clarke’s Amazing Spaces S9

Friday, 14 May on BBC Lifestyle (DStv channel 174) at 20:00

MasterChef: The Professionals S13

Monday, 17 May on BBC Lifestyle (DStv channel 174) at 18:00

Local Love

No matter where you go, there really is no place like home – just ask mom! Throughout May, local channels VIA (DStv channel 147), kykNET (DStv channel 144), and Moja Love (DStv channel 157) have the best local entertainment lined up – from OTT reality and dance-along music to high drama.

Lovey Dovey Millionaire

Sunday, 2 May on Moja Love (DStv channel 157) at 21:00

The Way Ngingakhona S2

Tuesday, 4 May on Moja Love (DStv channel 157) at 21:30

Dlozi Lami S2

Tuesday, 4 May on Moja Love (DStv channel 157) at 22:00

In Die Sop

Wednesday, 12 May on kykNET (DStv channel 144) at 20:00

Musiekpaniek S4

Friday, 21 May on VIA (DStv channel 147) at 20:00

Myne Vir Joune S2

Wednesday, 26 May on VIA (DStv channel 147) at 21:00

Sjefhuis S3

Thursday, 27 May on VIA (DStv channel 147) at 20:00

World Fusion

Who needs to travel when DStv brings the world to your door? From the excessive lives of Nollywood wives and the fantasy worlds of South Koreans to friendly competitions between individuals from Kenya, South Africa, and more, HONEY (DStv channel 173) and tVN (DStv channel 134) will take you on the trip of a lifetime.

The Bride of Habaek

Thursday, 6 May on tVN (DStv channel 134) at 20:00

Flower of Evil (Dubbed)

Thursday, 6 May on tvN Africa (DStv channel 134) at 21:15

Room Reno: Zambia

Monday, 17 May on HONEY (DStv channel 173) at 17:30

Salon Battle S1

Tuesday, 18 May on HONEY (DStv channel 173) at 17:30

Nollywood Wives S1

Friday, 21 May on HONEY (DStv channel 173) at 17:00

Top Star U-Back

Monday, 24 May on tVN (DStv channel 134) at 18:45

The K2

Friday, 28 May on tvN Africa (DStv channel 134) at 20:00

Fresh from the US

Hollywood’s been hard at work – and we can’t wait to indulge in new seasons of some of our favourite shows – from superhero antics in The Flash on M-Net City (DStv channel 115) to real-life drama in E! True Hollywood Story on E! (DStv channel 124). And there’s sure to be loads of tears, laughs and more in Little Women Atlanta and Bridezillas on Lifetime (DStv channel 131) while animated comedy series Solar Opposites on Fox (DStv channel 125) is best kept away from the kids.

Design Twins

Monday, 3 May on The Home Channel (176) at 19:30

Solar Opposites S1

Monday, 3 May on Fox (DStv channel 125) at 21:30

The Blended Bunch

Wednesday, 5 May on TLC (DStv channel 135) at 21:00

Little Women: Atlanta S6

Thursday, 6 May on Lifetime (DStv channel 131) at 20:05

Little Women: Atlanta – Unfiltered

Thursday, 6 May on Lifetime (DStv channel 131) at 21:15

E! True Hollywood Story S2A

Monday, 10 May on E! (DStv channel 124) at 21:00

Bridezillas S13

Tuesday, 11 May on Lifetime (DStv channel 131) at 21:00

Batwoman S2

Monday, 24 May on M-Net City (DStv channel 115) at 19:10

The Flash S7

Tuesday, 25 May on M-Net City (DStv channel 115) at 19:10

Mzansi Movies

South Africa’s movies are finally getting the recognition they deserve with amazing cinematography and stories that hit close to home. Catch some of the best local films on Mzansi Magic (DStv channel 161) and fliekNET (DStv channel 149) throughout May.

Mzansi Magic Movies

On Mzansi Magic (DStv channel 161) at 20:30

Saturday, 1 May:        Ukuvala Inxeba (Family Matters)
Saturday, 8 May:        Magwinya Money
Saturday, 15 May:      Iqhawe Lokuthula
Saturday, 22 May:      Maphela
Saturday, 29 May:      Daddy’s Girl

Sy Klink Soos Lente (Comedy)

Sunday, 9 May on fliekNET (DStv channel 149) at 08:00

Vaselinetjie (Drama)

Friday, 28 May on fliekNET (DStv channel 149) at 20:30

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: twitter.com/andrewgerm_za Instagram: instagram.com/andrewgerm_za IMDb: www.imdb.com/name/nm5390453/