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January is Poppin’ with DStv and these must-watch shows and movies


The mid-January slump is here and, for many of us, our get-up-and-go has got-up-and-left! Never fear, DStv is here with all the action you need to be motivated and ready to take on the rest of the year – just in time for Popcorn Day on the 19th.

So, pop those kernels, take out your favourite toppings, and get ready to enjoy the best action-packed entertainment with DStv. Whether you like your popcorn plain, with a sprinkle of salt, tossed in melted butter, or spicy with a touch of chilli powder, there’s a show on DStv to match your favourite snack.


If you enjoyed Teen Mom, you’ll love Unexpected. Follow all the ups and downs of what it’s like to be a teen mom and start rooting for your favourite mom-to-be; will her relationship with the baby daddy survive the pressure of it all? Season Three starts on Tuesday, 19 January at 21:00  on TLCDStv Channel 135.

Hell’s Kitchen USA

Are you ready to see Gordan Ramsay call someone an idiot sandwich? Hell’s Kitchen has moved to Las Vegas and Chef Ramsay is looking for his next head chef. Who will have what it takes to impress the world’s toughest chef, and who needs to re-evaluate their life’s choices? Wait and see on 19 January at 20:00  on BBC LifestyleDStv Channel 174.

Inside North Korea: The Criminal State

You’ve heard the stories and rumours about this secretive country that’s being led by dictator Kim Jong-un, now it’s time to take a look behind the scenes. Join National Geographic correspondent Lisa Ling as she goes undercover as a medical coordinator to discover a country in crisis on Inside North Korea: The Criminal State.You can follow Lisa’s journey on 19 January at 21:00 on National GeographicDStv Channel 181.

The Croods

Want to watch something with the whole family and have yourselves in stitches? Look no further! Join Grug, his daughter Eep, and the rest of their family as they navigate a world changing at a rapid pace. Can Grug open his mind and listen to Eep when it comes to saving their family? Find out on 19 January at 13:28 on M-Net Movies 1DStv Channel 104.


Anthony Hopkins is back in his role as the infamous Dr Hannibal Lector in the thrilling sequel documenting this dangerous killer’s hunger for human flesh. Rumour has it that Clarice may even indulge in one of his ‘delicious’ meals in Hannibal. The only way to know for sure is to watch the movie on 19 January at 21:47 on TNTDStv Channel 137.

Whatever you choose to watch, it’s easy to keep up with all of the action on Popcorn Day by downloading the DStv app to stream your favourite shows on the go. To keep your account up to date or manage your subscriptions simply download the MyDStv app.

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Byron Adonis Mutingwende