Shot in the Eastern Cape, Gauteng and North West provinces in South Africa, Blood Psalms tells the powerful story of a fierce teenage African queen, Zazi, who battles a world-ending prophecy to navigate her people through complexities, politics and endless wars. The story of Blood Psalms not only entertains, but also contributes to the preservation of African culture and languages as authentically told by Africans, to be enjoyed by the world.
Shaka Ilembe is an epic legacy project about a cornerstone African empire, which has been years in the making, with M-Net already able to boast a 30-year track record of telling Africa’s stories. The story, told from a truly African perspective, will respect the complex tale of the life of Shaka. Shaka Ilembe will depict the great kingdoms of the AmaThethwa, the AmaNdwandwe, AmaQwabe, AmaHlubi and kaSenzangakhona, told by a strong pool of African talent and respectful of the real history. AmaZulu amongst others, and on this epic canvas, we will see the heroic rise of Shaka.
Mzansi Magic reality shows such as Date My Family and Our Perfect Wedding continue to resonate well with viewers and regularly trend across social media platforms. Celebrity-focused shows such as Being Bonang, Kwa Mam’Mkhize, Living the dream with Somizi and Real Housewives of Johannesburg invited our viewers into the lives of their favourite celebrities, sparking humorous and sometimes intense conversation.
Mzansi Magic continues to showcase riveting content and new seasons of popular and in demand shows such as Unmarried Season 2, Idols SA season 16 and Ehostela Season 2. Back for yet another season, Uthando Nes’Thembu showcases the ups and downs of what it takes to exist in a polygamous setting and illustrates the true complexities of sharing a husband.
Idols SA turns sweet 16 this year. After a sensational season 15, ProVerb, Unathi, Randall and Somizi are back looking for the next big singing talent. kykNET is a flagship general entertainment brand on DStv with a unique mix of critically acclaimed Afrikaans content. On 1 September 2020, the kykNET channels will welcome fliekNET (DStv Channel 149) as a permanent offering and the fifth channel in the kykNET stable. The channel will feature films from the second-oldest film industry in the world in various formats such as feature films, short films, story films, made-for-TV movies and documentaries.
kykNET has been keeping audiences tuned in on Tuesdays with the drama offering that included kykNET’s first Sci-fi thriller, Die Spreeus, family drama Alles Malan, and the popular law drama Fynskrif. In 2018, kykNET launched Arendsvlei – the first telenovela on kykNET&kie (DStv Channel 145) and fans will be delighted to hear that the nail-biting cliff hangers will be around for another year and a fourth season will arrive in October 2020.
Chasing the Sun is a powerful SuperSport documentary made in collaboration with the Springboks and tells the rousing tale of their path to redemption and World Cup glory in 2019. The five-part documentary series, to be broadcast on M-Net, will debut on Sunday, 4 October (6pm) and conclude on 1 November, on the eve of the one- year anniversary. It will also be available on Catch Up, SuperSport and Showmax.
This famous triumph remains a powerful memory, but the story behind the win is perhaps even more remarkable. SuperSport was granted unprecedented access to the Springboks both in the build-up and during the tournament which helped produce incredible behind-the-scenes footage that goes to the heart of what it took to claim the Webb Ellis Cup last November.