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ESPN Africa hosts brand immersion to showcase upcoming programming lineup
ESPN Africa is set to warm up the mid-year Winter viewing with a thrilling lineup of non-stop action from American leagues and brand new sports documentaries this season. To reveal the upcoming programming slate, ESPN Africa hosted a branded immersion in Johannesburg, where guests participated in themed sporting activities and got to see first-hand what’s in store for sports fans across the continent. 3 Jul 2024 Read more

National Geographic Wild celebrates World Oceans Month this June
Channel premiere content includes Secrets of the Whales and Super Reefs as well as other Oceans themed programming, every Sunday 6 Jun 2024 Read more

Disney Channel premieres Season 2 of local series’ Klik Klub and Wandi & Kabz
Get ready for double the fun this winter as Disney Channel (DStv Channel 303) welcomes the return of two popular short-form series, Klik Klub and Wandi & Kabz, both for a second season. Klik Klub premieres on Friday, 24 May at 16:50 CAT while Wandi & Kabz join the party on Friday, 21 June at 16:55 CAT. 22 May 2024 Read more

National Geographic honours WWII soldiers of colour with 2 new specials
Continuing National Geographic’s 136-year record of giving viewers access to pivotal historical moments with new breadth and insight, the network will honour the contributions and sacrifices of overlooked Allied soldiers of colour with two new specials. 16 May 2024 Read more

Disney Jr.’s Ariel to make a splash on Disney Junior this June
Disney Branded Television has announced the premiere date for the highly anticipated animated musical series Disney Jr.’s Ariel. Inspired by The Little Mermaid,” the series will debut on Saturday, 29 June, on Disney Junior at 8.30am CAT on DStv, Channel 309. Additionally, new recurring cast members were announced, including Yvette Nicole Brown, Melissa Villaseñor and Ron Funches. 14 May 2024 Read more

Trafficked Underworlds with Mariana van Zeller premiers this May
This May, multiple award-winning investigative journalist and correspondent Mariana van Zeller will dig deeper into criminal underworlds in the much-anticipated fourth installment of National Geographic’s Emmy-nominated docu-series Trafficked Underworlds, premiering on Thursdays at 9pm from 23 May 2024 on National Geographic (DStv 181, Starsat 220). 30 Apr 2024 Read more

Nat Geo celebrates Earth Day with ourHOME campaign
The Walt Disney Company and National Geographic have announced a new global cross-platform campaign, ourHOME, timed to coincide with Earth Month, this April. The campaign will spotlight efforts internally and externally that help protect, restore and celebrate ourHOME by highlighting creators, storytellers and cast members for their contributions. 16 Apr 2024 Read more

Nat Geo profiles photographers in new series
The visually stunning six-part series turns the lens on the world’s most extraordinary visual storytellers, pairing them with today’s leading documentary directors for an unforgettable exploration of art, passion and the power of perspective. 12 Mar 2024 Read more

MultiChoice and Disney Africa sign multi-year distribution renewal
The Walt Disney Company Africa and MultiChoice Group have signed a multi-year distribution deal for Disney’s portfolio of linear channels on DStv until 2027. National Geographic, National Geographic Wild, Disney Channel, Disney Junior as well as ESPN and ESPN2 will continue to be carried by DStv for the next four years. 21 Feb 2024 Read more

National Geographic premieres Genius: MLK/X
Genius: MLK/X stars Kelvin Harrison Jr. (‘The Trial of the Chicago 7’) as Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., Aaron Pierre (‘The Underground Railroad’) as Malcolm X, Weruche Opia (‘I May Destroy You’) as Coretta Scott King, and Jayme Lawson (‘The Batman’) as Betty Shabazz 30 Jan 2024 Read more

National Geographic's A Real Bug's Life premieres on Disney+ this week
Inspired by the World of Disney and Pixar's A Bug's Life, the new Disney+ Original Series from National Geographic, A Real Bug's Life, is an incredible adventure into nine different micro bug worlds around the globe, where the forces of nature play out on a miniature scale and where tiny creatures rely on amazing powers and extraordinary alliances to make it through each day. 25 Jan 2024 Read more

Nat Geo launches Primal Survivor: Extreme African Safari in South Africa
Hazen Audel travels to South Africa for integrated launch campaign for Primal Survivor: Extreme African Safari 16 Nov 2023 Read more

Primal Survivor: Extreme African Safari premieres across Africa this November

Hazen Audel embarks on epic multi-country journey across Great Rift Valley in East Africa, on foot

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Toy Story Funday Football, a real-time alternate presentation, will air on ESPN Africa on Monday, 2 October 2023
The NFL's next gen stats player tracking data enable a virtual recreation of the game, bringing every player and every play into the "Toy Story" universe in real-time 29 Sep 2023 Read more

Building Impossible with Daniel Ashville
Brand-new engineering show with an edge - and on the edge, features Msikaba Bridge in South Africa. Six-part series airs on National Geographic from Tuesday 12 September 2023. 21 Aug 2023 Read more

ESPN Africa gears up for an unforgettable football season
Excitement awaits football enthusiasts all across Africa in the as the 2023/24 European football season gets underway. ESPN Africa will once again be broadcasting the Belgian Jupiler Pro League, English Football League, Eredivisie, and the Scottish Professional Football League. Additionally, the German DFB-Pokal Cup has been added to its programming, promising audiences across the continent an enthralling experience with the most captivating football moments from Europe. 7 Aug 2023 Read more

Sharkfest campaign emphasises local significance
National Geographic Wild's Sharkfest brings home-grown stories to life. 19 Jul 2023 Read more

Immerse yourself in the world of underwater superheroes at National Geographic's annual Sharkfest this July
Sharkfest swims up to a massive month-long event with all-new content this July on National Geographic Wild. Ground-breaking shark behaviour captured off the coast of South Africa. 29 Jun 2023 Read more

Secrets of the Elephants premiers this Earth Day
Elephants are powerful, loving and wise, but we are only starting to unlock their deepest secrets. The ground-breaking, award-winning natural history franchise Secrets Of returns this Earth Day with its next installment, Secrets Of The Elephants, with a premiere on Disney+ as well as across Africa on National Geographic Wild (DStv 182, StarSat 221). 27 Mar 2023 Read more

National Geographic to premiere brand new episodes of Team Sayari this Autumn
The Walt Disney Company Africa, together with its project partners USAID, the US State Department and WildlifeDirect are pleased to announce that brand new episodes of Team Sayari will premiere on National Geographic Wild (DStv 182, Starsat 221) this March. Following a successful launch and enthusiastic reception, viewers can look forward to more adventures in the natural world with episodes premiering on the channel every Saturday at 1pm (CAT) / 2pm (EAT) from 4 March 2023. 1 Mar 2023 Read more

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