This week, everybody will be “Kung Fu Fighting” with the debut of a new action channel, KIX, on DStv Channel 114. With a wide variety of movies on offer, we selected a few for you to watch. There’s also next-level drama as Isono returns to our screens. For those who prefer a tamer ride, the second episode of Chasing the Sun might be more your speed (after all, we know how it ends). And if you’re craving a concert, the incredible performances at the 2020 Billboard Music Awards will leave you dancing in your living room. Here’s just a taste of what’s in store for the week of 9 to 15 October on DStv.
2020 Billboard Music Awards
It’s a hat trick for Kelly Clarkson, who returns to host the rescheduled BBMA’s for an impressive third year. Unsurprisingly, Post Malone leads with 16 nominations and will be performing on the night at one of the music world’s most entertaining ceremonies of the year while Good as Hell singer Lizzo has 12 nominations – not bad for her first time! The performances for this year will certainly make a splash with fan favourites such as BTS, Bad Bunny and En Vogue confirmed. Country crooner Garth Brooks will also be receiving the ninth ever ICON Award. With music greats like Prince, Janet Jackson and Mariah Carey in this appropriately-named category, he’s in excellent company.
Thursday, 15 October on 1 Magic (DStv Channel 103)
LIVE at 02:00 CAT
Replay at 20:30 CAT
New on KIX (DStv Channel 114)
A new channel dedicated to all things action-packed. From thrillers to classics, here is a selection of action movies that you never knew you needed.
Black Maiden: Chapter A (Horror)
This sequel to Black Maiden: Chapter Q is a perfect late-night thriller to get you in the Spooktober mood. Two girls from different backgrounds are adopted into a wealthy family. But when the family finances take a turn for the worst, they realise they can only keep one of the orphans. With a comfortable life with a loving family in the balance, their sisterly-bond turns dark.
Friday, 9 October at 21:00
The Fast and The Fierce (Action)
Think of this as Speed for the skies: Terrorists have planted a bomb on a passenger plane that will explode as soon as they go below 800 feet (240 metres). As the travellers work to keep the plane in the air, they also need to diffuse the bomb before they run out of fuel.
Saturday, 10 October at 20:24
God of War (Historical Action)
Based on historical events of the 16th century, two commanders have been given the difficult task of keeping the Chinese coastline safe from the Samurai-turned-pirate crew. When they realise they are outnumbered, the commanders decide to train local villagers in the art of war.
Sunday, 11 October at 19:00
The Blood Brothers (Action Drama)
First released in 1973, this classic movie has achieved cult-like status from action enthusiasts across the world. Three aimless men find meaning as they defend the public against hoodlums and bandits. When one of them decides to change his path and pursue a path in local government, this new ambition disrupts their lives.
Monday, 12 October at 19:00
It’s week two of the fiercest predator showcase – and it’s about to get even wilder. If you’ve ever wondered how these semi-aquatic ambush predators coexist in water and land, then get comfy on the couch for some snapping good fun. Here’s what you can enjoy this week:
· 18:00: Hippo versus Croc
Exploring the uneasy relationship between hippos and crocodiles – and how it turns deadly.
· 18:48: Jaguars versus Crocodile
Wildlife photographer Steve Winter and cameraman Bertie Gregory capture footage of the jaguars in the Pantanal of Brazil hunting caiman in the water.
· 19:37: Croc Inside Out
Two specialists explain how the Nile Crocodile’s physiology and adaptations make it the perfect ambush predator.
Sunday, 11 October on National Geographic WILD (DStv Channel 182) from 18:00 – 20:30
This local telenovela has come back from hiatus and is even spicier than before. Self-serving Mother Mary and her strait-laced son Gabriel face off after a family secret comes to light. Despite their dysfunctional relationship, breaking away from each other is still a tough decision. Things get even trickier as Abednego returns to Johannesburg. And this time, his violent and criminal skills make him a formidable friend – or a dangerous enemy. With all these plot twists, you’ll want to watch weekly to keep up with all the drama and intrigue.
Monday to Thursday from Monday, 12 October on BET (DStv Channel 129) at 21:30
Chasing the Sun
For many, 2 November 2019 was a day that will live on in their memories for decades to come as the Bokke claimed a remarkable Rugby World Cup win. Chasing the Sun is a five-part documentary series with awe-inspiring interviews from the players and experts. Viewers will also get an all-access pass to footage filmed during the three-year-period. More than just a sports story, the emotional engagement, humour and technical insights will be enjoyed by all South Africans. If you’ve missed the first scintillating episode, it’s available on Catch Up.
This week’s episode follows the unlikely 2018 victory in Wellington, the Springboks face pressure to repeat their exploits and claim the 2019 Rugby Championship title for the first time in a decade. Along the way the team will face controversy and give their all to get the ‘Brighton monkey’ off their back.
Sunday, 11 October on M-Net (DStv Channel 101) at 18:00