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What’s new on DStv Now in March 2020
Did you know that DStv subscribers get DStv Now for free, regardless of the DStv package? The app gives you the ability to livestream DStv shows and movies while you’re on the go and gives you access to Catch Up content, too, which means being able to watch series episodes and movies after they’ve aired.
In this article, we’re focusing on DStv Premium, Compact and Compact Plus, letting you know what to expect in the month of March on your DStv Now app. We start with our pick of the highlights, followed by listings by date, with Premium, Compact Plus and Compact each in their own section.
What’s on DStv Premium in March?
Here are the highlights that are exclusive to DStv Premium subscribers, who also have access to all the Compact and Compact Plus highlights.
American Horror Story S9
Ryan Murphy and Brad Falchuk’s anthology series (in 2019 we learned how all the seasons are connected) returns with season 9, titled 1984 – think slasher films and Jason Voorhees. This award-winning horror series stars and starred some of Tinseltown’s most famous faces like Jessica Lang, who won two Emmy’s; Lady Gaga, who won a Golden Globe in 2016 and Kathy Bates who also won an Emmy all for her work on the show. This season we see the return of Billie Lourd, Emma Roberts and Leslie Grossman. A group of friends work as councillors at Camp Redwood where they learn that evil has no curfew. Livestream it from Saturday, 14 March at 22:00, or watch it later on Catch Up.
None of us could handle the end of Season 9 when Fiona (Emmy Rossum) exited the series after eight epic years on screen, but as soon as we wiped our tears away, we knew this award-winning dramedy would serve up greatness (or their version of it) with what’s left of the Gallagher clan. In recap, Lip is expecting a child, Frank is bedridden, Carl has to deal with the bad news about his future, Debbie deals with heartbreak and Ian (Cameron Monaghan, left the show in 2018, but returns as season regular in both season 9 and 10) is still in jail and Liam is still the same old smarty pants. But all of this is about to change when Debbie cooks up a new scam, Carl returns from military school and Frank continues to milk his injury. Livestream it from Tuesday, 17 March at 22:00, or watch it later on Catch Up.
American Idol S18
Since 2002, we’ve seen would-be singers audition to become the next pop sensation and 17 have proved lucky. With winners like Kelly Clarkson, Fantasia, Jordin Sparks and Scotty McCreery, it makes complete sense that only between 60 to 80 out of 10 000 people from each city’s audition makes it all the way to the Hollywood stage for the knock-out rounds. This Emmy-Award winning reality show has featured some of the most famous superstar judges in past seasons, from Jennifer Lopez and Paula Abdul to Mariah Carey. This year sees the return of Katy Perry, Lionel Ritchie and Luke Bryan in the judges’ seats. And of course, we cannot forget about the cheerful host Ryan Seacrest who’s been nominated for an Outstanding Host for a Reality or Reality-Competition Program Emmy for an incredible 11 times. Livestream it from Friday, 27 March at 19:00, or watch it later on Catch Up.
Little Fires Everywhere
Based on the book of the same name by author Celeste Ng, comes this limited series examining the complexities of morals and motherhood, set in the 90s. Reese Witherspoon and Kerry Washington both star and co-executive produce this show, so we know we are in for a well-crafted piece of television. When the wealthy Elena (Witherspoon) meets the destitute Mia (Washington) and her daughter, she sets off a chain of events that will leave her house up in flames… literally. Just like the book, the series will tackle the narratives of race, class and privilege. Livestream it from Monday, 30 March at 21:00, or watch it later on Catch Up.
Sunday night movies: Cold Pursuit | Destroyer | Johnny English | Skyscraper
Weasels: Feisty and Fearless S1
Saturday night movies: Shrek The Third | Cold Pursuit | Crazy Rich Asians | Solo
Sunday night movies: Equalizer 2 | Final Score | You Don’t Mess with the Zohan | Speed Kills
Florida: America’s Animal Paradise S1
Tin Star S2
Noughts & Crosses S1
American Horror Story: 1989
Saturday night movies: Shrek The Final Chapter 3D | The Equalizer 2 | How to Train Your Dragon | Justice League
Sunday night movies: He’s Back Escape Plan 2 | The Sun is Also a Star | The Parole Officer | Miles 22
Spy in the Wild S2 | Westworld S3
Cannabis: Miracle Medicine or Dangerous Drug? S1 | Shameless S10
Van Der Valk
Saturday night movies: Toy Story 4 | Hotel Transylvania | Death Cure
Sunday night movies: The Hustle | Destination Wedding | Mary Poppins Returns | We Die Young
American Idol S18
Saturday night movies: The Lego Movie | Did You Hear about the Morgans? | Being
Traces S1 | Seven Worlds: One Planet
Sunday night movies: The Lion King | Alpha | Yes
Little Fires Everywhere S1
What’s on DStv Compact Plus in March?
Here are the highlights for DStv Compact Plus subscribers, who also have access to all the Compact highlights, plus everything available to DStv packages like Family, Easy and Access.
This month there are loads of addictive reality series for Compact Plus viewers to sink their teeth into.
The Real Housewives of New Jersey S10
We can’t wait until our favourite guilty pleasure is back on our screens this month. Six very demanding but equally glamorous housewives return for season 10 and we know it’s going to be an epic showdown of catfights, backstabbing, lies and of course, fun! If this isn’t enough reason to watch this show then here’s another; one of the housewives, 40-year-old Melissa Gorga, recently made her New York Fashion week debut modelling two beautiful gowns for fashion designer Ryan Patros. Livestream it from Monday 9 March on weekdays at 18:00, or watch it on Catch Up.
The Real Housewives of Orange County S14
They reside in one of the wealthiest neighbourhoods in the US, and the fine ladies of Orange County make no apologies for their affluence, nor should they! With so many outspoken personalities, there’s bound to be clashes and fights, but oh boy, it’s nothing a little retail therapy and a luxury trip to an exotic Italian villa or French wine estate couldn’t fix – all first class of course. It’s all about sisterhood, love of all the finer things in life. Livestream from Thursday 19 March at 20:30 or watch it on Catch Up.
Growing Up Hip Hop S1
It’s just not easy to grow up with a famous parent and that’s exactly what this reality series looks at. Growing Up Hip hop tracks the lives of people like Romeo Miller (son of Master P), Angela Simmons (daughter of Rev Run), Kristinia DeBarge (daughter of James DeBarge), Boogie Dash (son of Damon Dash), Egypt Criss (daughter of Pepa from the group Salt-n-Pepa) and TJ Mizell (son of Jam Master Jay). Livestream from Thursday 19 March at 21:30 or watch it on Catch Up.
Big Papi Needs a Job S1
Former Boston Red Sox legend David Ortiz travels through America trying out new jobs post his professional baseball career. Affectionately known as Big Papi, David Ortiz tries out bartending, firefighting and even had a short stint as a fisherman. Not one to enjoy retirement and just chilling at home, Big Papi takes on the road and even though he is one of the best to grace the baseball field, he’s quite hilarious at trying his hand at all manner of professions. Livestream from Wednesday 25 March at 22:00 or watch it on Catch Up.
The Shop S2
There is just no way you cannot know who LeBron James is. The 35-year-old LA Lakers Forward is not only basketball royalty, off the field he hosts a talk series set inside a classic black-owned barbershop, where he and other high-profile guests discuss various topics from race, fatherhood and politics. In season 2, LeBron sits down with rapper Meek Mill, rapper and media personality 2 Chainz, actors Will Smith and Martin Lawrence and many more. Livestream from Monday 30 March at 21:00 or watch it on Catch Up.
The Food That Built The World S1 | The Simone Biles Story: Courage to Soar | Alternatino S1
Cities of Tomorrow S1 | Naturopolis S1
E! News | Pop of The Morning | Nightly Pop
Murdoch Mysteries S13
Age of Big Cats S1 | Life on Fire S1 | Endeavour S1
Two and a Half Men S12
Annie (1999) | The Silk Road S1 | Behind the Artist S1
The Nano Revolution S1
I Am Somebody’s Child: The Regina Louise Story
Real Housewives of New Jersey S10 | Escaping Polygamy S3
Trapped: The Alex Cooper Story
Bancroft S2 | The Chase S13
Real Housewives of Hip Hop S14 | Growing Up Hip Hop S1 | Kings of Pain S1 | Long Lost Family Specials
Toy Story 2
Escaping the Madhouse: The Nellie Bly Story
Murder Made Famous S7 | Married at First Sight New Zealand S2
Big Papi Needs a Job S1 | Kids Choice Awards 2020
48 Hours S22 | Toy Story 3 | Married at First Sight Australia S4
History | The 2000s S1 | I am Elizabeth Smart
The Shop S2 | Tipping Point S9
What to watch on DStv Compact in March
Here are the highlights for DStv Compact subscribers, who also have access to everything available to DStv packages like Family, Easy and Access. If you’re a movie fan, especially with the school holidays coming up at the end of the month, there’s plenty for Compact viewers to watch.
Based on the hit video game, the film blends bygone-era action with 21st Century tech. Death-row prisoner Cal Lynch is officially “executed”, but his life is spared by an organisation that wants to use ancestral memories, buried in his DNA, to recover an artefact. But the more Cal remembers about Aguilar de Nerha, a vigilante during the Spanish Inquisition, the more he takes charge of his own destiny. Livestream from Sunday 1 March at 20:00 or watch it on Catch Up.
Bending the Rules
Wrestling fans will get a thrill out of this caper starring Adam “Edge” Copeland as Nick Blades, a corrupt New Orleans cop who teams up with an unlikely partner to track down a dangerous killer. Livestream from Saturday 7 March at 20:00 or watch it on Catch Up.
The Queen of Sci-Fi Sigourney Weaver and America’s sweetheart Jennifer Love Hewitt star as a mother and daughter duo who work to con wealthy men out of their riches. But when they embark on one last big con, they find themselves in unexpectedly hot water. Livestream from Saturday 7 March at 20:00 or watch it on Catch Up.
An adaptation of the 1989 classic action movie with Jean-Claude Van Damme; Alain Moussi is Kurt Sloane, a kickboxer who’s out to avenge his brother Eric’s death after he’s killed by a Muay Thai champion. Also starring retired WWE wrestler and movie star Dave Bautista (known for his role as Drax in the Marvel Cinematic Universe’s The Guardians of the Galaxy films). Livestream from Friday 13 March at 20:50 or watch it on Catch Up.
Another successful teen dystopian series (based on the books by Veronica Roth) kicks off with Divergent. In the future, the world is divided into factions, according to people’s specific skills and natures. But Beatrice is about to discover that she is different from everyone else and belongs in no one faction: she is a divergent, a very dangerous thing to be in this new world. Livestream from Saturday 14 March at 20:00 or watch it on Catch Up.
The Prince & Me
A true romantic comedy if there ever was one. Julia Stiles is Paige, a pre-med college student who meets Eddie, a fellow student from Denmark who she initially dislikes. It just turns out that Eddie is the crown prince of Denmark, and Paige is none the wiser! Will they live happily ever after? Livestream from Saturday 14 March at 20:00 or watch it on Catch Up.
Passengers on a massive cruise ship for a New Year’s Eve party have their worlds turned upside down (literally) when the vessel capsizes. The panicked survivors are trapped below the waterline and brave icy cold waters, debris from the ship and each other in order to survive this harrowing ordeal. Starring Shameless alum Emmy Rossum. Livestream from Sunday 15 March at 20:00 or watch it on Catch Up.
The Clovehitch Killer
A father and son relationship is torn apart after Tyler (Charlie Plummer) realises that his perfect family is not that perfect after all. His father Don (Dylan McDermott) may just be the man terrorising their small community – the infamous serial murderer known as the Clovehitch Killer who killed more than 10 young women. Livestream from Friday 20 March at 20:50 or watch it on Catch Up.
My Best Friend’s Girl
Tank is the ultimate wingman and he gets paid for it. Guys who’ve recently been dumped by their significant others hire Tank to take their ex-girlfriends on horrible dates in order to make the women return to them. When his best friend is friend-zoned by the girl of his dreams, he enlists Tank’s help. But he’ll soon wish he kept Tank far away from her. Livestream from Saturday 21 March at 20:00 or watch it on Catch Up.
A courier for hire gets herself mixed up with some very dodgy characters when she’s hired to deliver a suitcase to a notorious gangster in London. Little does she know that she’s actually transporting a bomb. Livestream from Sunday 22 March at 20:00 or watch it on Catch Up.
A ride-sharing trip takes a dangerous turn for driver James after he picks up two clients, but one has sinister and ulterior motives. Jessie T. Usher (The Boys; Shaft) and Bella Thorne (The Duff) star in this cautionary tale for the technology-obsessed society we live in. Livestream from Friday 27 March at 20:50 or watch it on Catch Up.
A retired anti-terrorist expert (Wesley Snipes) is on a flight to Los Angeles where he will start a new career as an airline security officer. Little does he know that his job will start earlier, thanks to a ruthless and vicious terrorist on board. Livestream from Saturday 28 March at 20:00 or watch it on Catch Up.
Moms’ Night Out
A group of strung-out mothers make an effort to have one drama-free evening without their children, but things don’t go as planned. Instead, the night out involves haphazard dads, tattooed babysitters, missing kids, helpful bikers and accident-prone policemen. Livestream from Saturday 28 March at 20:00 or watch it on Catch Up.
A team of DEA agents steal US$10 million during a raid, but when the money disappears, chaos ensues. With members of the team turning up brutally murdered, it’s up to their leader to track down those responsible – and he might find them hiding right under his nose. Starring 80s and 90s action man Arnold Schwarzenegger. Livestream from Sunday 29 March at 20:00 or watch it on Catch Up.
The Greatest Dancer S2
Monday movies: Image Award
The Walking Dead S10B | Numbers S6 | Snowfall S3
Super Spy Tuesdays: London Has Fallen
Expedition Unknown S6 | Diamond in The Rough S1
Boity: Own Your Throne S1 | The Good Doctor S2
Top Gear S28
Friday night movie: A Thin Line Between Love & Hate
Criminal Minds S14
Saturday night movie: Welcome Home Roscoe Jenkins | Isitha (Mzansi Magic Movies) | Middle School: The Worst Years of My Life (Saturday International Film)
Sunday night movies: Flight
Monday night movie: National Security
Geordie Shore S20
Super Spy Tuesdays: Mr & Mrs Smith
Dragon’s Den S17 | Twenties S1
Friday night movie: Kung Fu Hustle
Street Outlaws: Fastest in America | Chopped Sweets S1 | Hawaii Hunters
March madness: The Debt Collector
Saturday night movie: Uncle Crew | Isifungo (Mzansi Magic Movies) | Vaya (Saturday International Film)
Orange Country Choppers | Man with a Van S1
DStv Mzansi Magic Viewer’s Choice Awards
Sunday night movie: Blue Streak
March madness: Drone
Monday night movie: Akeelah and The Bee
Gold Rush: Parker’s Trail S4
(Super Spy Tuesdays: Johnny English Reborn
Homicide City: Charlotte S1
Boomerang S2 | Empire 6B | Godfather of Harlem S1
Friday night movie: Blood Brother
Twisted Love S1 | Legacies S2
Saturday night movie: This Christmas | Imbali (Mzansi Magic Movies) | Five Fingers for Marseilles
Private Practise S4 (Catch Up Marathon) | Siesta Key S3
March madness: Leprechaun Returns
Sunday night movie: Think Like A Man Too
March madness: Elephant White
First Dates UK S1 | Escape from Planet Earth | Spy Kids: All the Time in the World
Monday night movie: No Good Deed
Super Spy Tuesdays: Survivor
Problem Child Two
Friday night movies: Next Day Air
Saturday night movies: Four Brothers | Isipho Sothando (Mzansi Magic Movies) | Native Son (Saturday International Film)
Salvage Hunters: Classic Cars S3 | Garage Gold ZA S4
Sunday night movie: Kevin Hart Let Me Explain | Loving Pablo
The Resident S3 (Catch up marathon) | Date My Family S8
Monday night movie: Enough
Mary Berry Quick Cooking S1 | Britain’s Best Home Cook S2 | The Rookie S1 | Gomora | Isibaya S8
Wild Bill S1
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Please note that dates and titles are subject to change.