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Saturday, March 26, 2022


(Good coverage of the 2022 Academy Awards due this coming week)

March goes out with a bang on DStv! The Oscars are here and DStv is bringing you three epic special shows from The 2022 Academy Awards with the ceremony itself live on M-Net Movies 1 (DStv Channel 104) and in primetime on M-Net (DStv Channel 101), along with all the red-carpet glamour on E! Entertainment (DStv Channel 124), with Live From E! The 2022 Oscars and Red Carpet Rundown: The 2022 Oscars. And for movie lovers, there’s action in the Sunday Night Blockbuster Jolt starring Kate Beckinsale.

The best international series are also making their way to DStv, including the brand-new FBI: International, the latest season of drama series A Million Little Things, and factual prison break series Great Escapes With Morgan Freeman. Doccie fans can also look out for Attenborough's Wonder of Song, and for true-crime fans there’s a new season of Killer Britain with Dermot Murnaghan. Plus, look out for a marriage proposal and a missing persons case in the latest episodes of the local telenovela Legacy.

The 2022 Academy Awards

Award show / Watch on March 28 / M-Net (DStv Channel 101) at  21h30

The 2022 Oscars honour films released between March 1 2021 and December 31 2021. This year's hosts are Amy Schumer, Wanda Sykes and Regina Hall, who will each present their own section of the awards. Jane Campion’s western The Power of The Dog leads the nominations pack with hopes for awards in 10 categories. NB! To watch the ceremony live, tune in at 03h00 on M-Net Movies 1 (DStv Channel 104).


FBI: International

Season 1 / Episode 1 / Watch from Tuesday, March 29 / M-Net (DStv Channel 101) at 20h30

The FBI’s Fly Team is based in Budapest, where they keep an eye out for and neutralise threats against American interests, with help from Interpol agent Katrin Jaeger (Christiane Paul). Team leader Scott Forrester (Luke Kleintank) and second-in-command Jamie Kellett (Heida Reed) head a squad including retired cadaver dog Tank.



Season 2 / Episode 109 / Watch from March 28 / Mondays-Thursdays / M-Net (DStv Channel 103) / at 19h00

Angelique (Michelle Botes) tries to patch things up with Dineo (Kgomotso Christopher), and Msizi (Siyabonga Thwala) uses every tactic to ensure that Dineo accepts his marriage proposal. Dineo reveals her deep-seated fear and the reason she’s scared to remarry. Janet (Kate Normington) is frantic about Ben (Arno Greeff) still being missing, and Robbie (André Lotter) and Cranston lead another search party. The chances of Robbie finding Ben unharmed grow slimmer by the minute, and Willem (Dawid Minnaar) warns Stefan (Sean-Marco Vorster) that he is playing a dangerous game.

Great Escapes with Morgan Freeman

Season 1 / Episode 1 / Watch from March 26 / History (DStv Channel 186) / at 20h15

Morgan Freeman follows in the footsteps of prison inmates who plotted and executed some of history’s most daring escapes, and goes inside the intense manhunt that followed. Using prison reports from “unescapable” facilities like Dannemora, Alcatraz and Altiplano, and eyewitness testimony, they’ll take us inside the big break.


Attenborough's Wonder of Song

Doccie / BBC Earth (DStv Channel 184) / March 27 at 16h10

Sir David Attenborough tunes in to the remarkable sounds of the natural world and shows us new discoveries from scientists about the songs of female animals. But as humankind gets noisier, the rest of the planet is falling silent. This story of pioneering research and insight is a chorus of wonder… and a wake-up call.



Movie / M-Net (DStv Channel 101) / March 27 at 21h05

In this electrifying action thriller, Kate Beckinsale stars as an angry and short-fused female bouncer named Lindy who goes on a vengeful rampage after her friend is killed to bring those responsible to justice. Also starring Stanley Tucci, Laverne Cox and Susan Sarandon.


Live From E! The 2022 Oscars

Special / E! Entertainment (DStv Channel 124) / March 27 at 23h00

The ultimate awards show is back on the red carpet. E! crosses live to the 2022 Academy Awards to bring you the best coverage of who’s wearing what for Hollywood's most glittering night. Keep an eye out for nominees Ariana DeBose, Zendaya and Timothée Chalamet, Jessica Chastain and Will Smith & family.


Red Carpet Rundown: The 2022 Oscars

Special / E! Entertainment (DStv Channel 124, March 28 at 01h00

E! presenters like Zanna Roberts Rassi are out on the red carpet, snatching interviews with nominees, hosts and the creme de la creme of Hollywood on the awards season’s biggest night. Discover the stories behind the designs of some of this year’s most amazing outfits.

The Good Karma Hospital

Season 4 / Episode 1 / BBC Brit (DStv Channel 120) /March 29 at 20h00

Medical drama set in an underfunded clinic. Dr Lydia Fonseca’s love interest Greg faces being deported, Ruby lashes out following Gabriel’s shock departure, and two new doctors arrive at the hospital: Charming British Asian doctor Samir Hasan (Harki Bhambra) and Dr Niki Sharma (Rebecca Ablak), an enthusiastic, privileged young Indian woman.


Salvage Hunters: Classic Cars

Season 6 / Episode 1 / Discovery (DStv Channel 121) / at 20h55

UK-based antiques dealer Drew Pritchard and automotive expert Paul Cowland get their hands on one of the classic James Bond cars – the 1976 Lotus Esprit – but the looming restoration project, which includes finding an upholsterer to refresh the tartan interior, looks time intensive as well as prohibitively expensive.

M-Net Movies DC Heroes Pop-Up Channel

Pop-Up Channel / Watch from March 25 until April 3 / M-Net Movies (DStv Channel 111)

For ten days only, the M-Net Movies DC Heroes pop-up channel will air the most popular heroes and villains from some of the biggest DC blockbusters and animations. There will be plenty of thrills with Batman, Wonder Woman, Superman, Joker, Green Lantern and much more!

M-Net Movies DC Heroes channel 111 will be made available to DStv Premium customers and selected films will be on DStv Catch Up.