Brand new drama, history and adventure on DStv this June

The time to slow down your social schedule and stay indoors to keep warm is upon us. Winter at home does not mean days without excitement for DStv customers. 

Travel from the comfort of your couch, brush up on world history while sipping on a warm beverage and settle in for quality series and film all while wrapping up tight under a blanket. This June, there’s a new local drama series, a reality dating show with a tropical twist, a look inside the halls of Buckingham Palace and so much more on DStv. Read on to see what to look out for. 

The Saturday Showdown 

Mzansi Magic (DStv Channel 161)

Just when you thought the end of football season meant that you would have to find ways to fill hour after dull hour, The Saturday Showdown comes to town. This game show, hosted by comedian Skhumba and SuperSport’s own Thato Moeng, is perfect for fans of sports and trivia: there are team stunts, high-energy competitions and lots of fun prizes to be won. Five teams, five celebrity captains and a R3.5 million grand prize. Weekends will never be the same after this!

DMVCA’s 2022: Award Show

25 June 2022| 20:30 |Mzansi Magic  (DStv Channel 161)

The DStv Mzansi Viewers’ Choice Awards is a South African award show presented by DStv. The awards honour the year’s biggest achievements in television, radio, music, sports, and comedy, voted by viewers living in South Africa. 

Desert Rose 

M-Net (DStv Channel 101) will bring viewers a new weekly drama from Reyka creator Rohan Dickson. From Thursday, 2 June at 20:30, tune in to see how the Greyling siblings make sense of their world after their musician father, played by Neil Sandilands, walks out on them and disappears into the desert. Also starring Daniah de Villiers, Tinarie van Wyk Loots and Amalia Uys. This is a story about family and survival, set in some of the most visually interesting places in the Northern Cape. 

Elizabeth: A Portrait in Part(s)

3 June | 21:30 | M-Net (DStv Channel 101) 

This brand new documentary comes after Queen Elizabeth II celebrated her platinum jubilee on 5 February 2022. A 70-year reign is truly remarkable and in this found footage-style documentary by Notting Hill director Roger Michell tells the story of the queen’s life and reign through key moments that have shaped her legacy and public reputation. 

Princess Margaret: The Rebel Royal 

5 June | 17:00 | BBC Lifestyle (DStv Channel 174)

The British Royal Family has been a source of avid interest and remarkable controversy for people all over the world for decades. While the Queen may be the face of the family, her many royal relatives have compelling stories of their own. Princess Margaret: The Rebel Royal is the searing true story of Princess Margaret, a force of modernity who rejected tradition to reshape the monarchy.

Griff’s Great Canadian Adventure

Six-part travel series

10 June | 19:00 | BBC Earth (DStv Channel 184)

Join Welsh comedian and travel enthusiast Griff Rhys Jones as he embarks upon a journey across the second largest country in the world: Canada. From mountain ranges and vast prairies to glittering cities and remote Arctic towns, this fascinating series explores how history has shaped Canada and uncovers what makes each province so unique. Griff travels from the rugged Atlantic Coast of Newfoundland to Vancouver in the Pacific Northwest, with each episode involving him undergoing a challenge which reflects the region he is visiting.

Celebrity IOU Joyride

3 June | 20:00 | Discovery Channel (DStv Channel 121)

In each episode of Celebrity IOU: Joyride, celebrities talk to Ant Anstead and Cristy Lee about the most special people in their lives and why they deserve a one-of-a-kind automotive masterpiece. Guests who give their loved ones a dream car makeover include Tony Hawk, Mary J Blige and Octavia Spencer, who wants to show appreciation to her close friend and hairdresser Renee. In the end, audiences will be just as blown away as the recipient when they receive the ultimate joyride.

The Addams Family 2 

11 June | 16:00 | M-Net (DStv Channel 101)

Oscar Isaac, Snoop Dogg and Chloe Grace Moretz star in this adaptation of the much-loved story about a cheerily macabre family bringing a darkly humorous attitude to everything about their life in an ordinary American suburb. This time around, the Addams clan goes on a road trip in a hideous camper in an attempt to strengthen their family bonds. 

Naked and Afraid of Love

7 June | 21:00 | TLC (DStv Channel 135)

Anything goes as 16 adventurous singles bare it all and look for true love in a tropical island paradise. In this 10-part series, will they be able to make connections without using apps, filters or swipes? It may look extreme, but there are no rules when it comes to finding true love.


23 June | Showmax

Coming to Showmax in June is an original local horror series starring Thapelo Mokoena, Tarryn Wyngaard and Frank Opperman. A group of geeks creates a computer game that sucks them in – literally. Playtime is well and truly over when they become trapped inside the game and have to fight for survival. 

Don’t miss the action: add Showmax to your DStv bill for 50% off the regular price so you can be ready for the premiere of Pulse.

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