DStv have some hot shows on the way but they are going to come at a price.
tvplus got a sneak peek at what to expect on pay TV this year at the 2016 DStv showcase and viewers are in for a treat!
Mzansi Magic (channel 161) will says farewell to Zabalaza (2013-2016) in April and The Road (2015-2016) in March. The channel has two brand-new telenovelas lined up under the working titles of Igazi and The Contenders.
Between M-Net (channel 101) and M-Net Edge (channel 102), TV fans can expect hot properties like Lucifer (2016- current), Fargo’s second season (2014- current), new thriller The Catch (2016- current), comedies such as Grandfathered (2015- current) and returning favourite Game Of Thrones (2011- current).
Thanks to the hugely successful Star Wars pop-up channel in 2015, two new pop-up channels will be added this year. Afrikaans viewers have a lot of new goodies to look forward to, such as Villa Rosa’s (20042016) replacement soapie Getroud Met Rugby (2016) in April and season 9 of Boer Soek ’n Vrou (2007- current) with new presenter Minki van der Westhuizen.
But the bad news is the inevitable DStv price hike – likely to be 10% – which will be announced at the end of February and kick in from April. DStv says that the weakened rand makes things tough because programming purchases are made in US dollars.
Minki van der Westhuizen
is taking over hosting duties at Boer Soek’n Vrou.