MultiChoice is excited to announce that from February 20-23, DStv subscribers across all packages will get an all-access pass to an entertaining and uplifting television viewing experience on Lifetime (DStv Channel 131). Subscribers who don’t normally have access tothis DStv Premium channel will be engaged and inspired by Lifetime’s winning formula of quality scripted dramas, Lifetime Original Movies and factual entertainment shows.
With this month marking the third anniversary since the death of iconic singer, actress, producer and model Whitney Houston, all DStv subscribers will have an opportunity to celebrate her life and music when Lifetime showcases the African premiere of Whitney, a bio movie based on the singer’s life. The much-anticipated biopic will air on Sunday, February 22 at 20:00 .
Directed by award-winning actress Angela Bassett in her directorial debut, Whitney chronicles the headline-making relationship between the singer aptly nicknamed “The Voice” and her husband, Bobby Brown. From the time they first met at the very height of their celebrity status, to their courtship and tumultuous marriage.
Throughout Whitney’s life, difficulties followed the couple while they dealt with the overwhelming rewards and consequences of the fame and fortune created by Whitney’s meteoric rise to superstardom.
Whitney is known for many multi award-winning hits such as “Greatest Love of All”, “Saving All My Love For You”, “I Will Always Love You”, “Where Do Broken Hearts Go” (vocally performed by Grammy-winning artiste Deborah Cox in the biopic) and the smashing hit on her last album, “I Look To You”, amongst others.
On top of this momentous premiere, the channel also offers a range of new and exciting shows including:
“Dance Moms 5”, Mondays from March 16 at 8:00
These brand new episodes of “Dance Moms” follows Abby Lee Miller as she opens a new dance school in LA along with some familiar faces – and a few new ones.
These mothers are driven, fierce and at times ruthless, and are willing to spend thousands of dollars, some even mortgaging their homes – all for the chance to turn their daughters into dancing stars. Two words: Drama. Galore.
A Day Late and a Dollar Short,
Sunday, February 22 at 17:00
This is a Lifetime Original Movie, based on the bestseller by Terry McMillan. Whoopi Goldberg stars as a feisty matriarch who learns that her next asthma attack will likely kill her. So, in case the worst happens, she embarks on a quest to fix her family torn apart because of sibling rivalry, teen pregnancy and drug addiction. Look out for more familiar faces of Mekhi Phifer, Kimberly Elise, Anika Noni Rose and Tichina Arnold.
Married at First Sight, Sunday,
February 22 at 22:00
This ground-breaking format offers a shockingly novel twist on the relationship, dating and wedding space. Four experts – a therapist, anthropologist, spiritualist and clinical psychologist – will create what they believe are three perfect couples. The twist is that these couples will never meet or know each other until they walk down the aisle and see each other face to face, for the first time, at the altar. Yikes!
Preachers Daughters, Friday,
February 20 at 21:35
The series follows the trials and tribulations of three teenage girls that are pastor’s daughters as they deal with the daily pressures of life as a typical teenagers.
How will they balance the temptation of everyday life and the pressure of faith under the disconcerting eye of their fathers? Expect loads of drama as the girls struggle with living up to the expectations of their parents and their congrega- tions.
I’m Having Their Baby Series 2,
Fridays from February 6 at 20:45
This series follows would-be moms as they make the most difficult decision of their lives – whether or not to place their babies up for adoption. This hard hitting, emotional reality series takes viewers through the process of searching for potential adoptive parents as well as the reality and consequences of their agonising decision.
With so much to look forward to, there’s really no excuse not to be glued to your TV screen, however, for those unavoidable moments away from your TV, all shows can be recorded on the DStv Explora or the DStv Now app.
To gain non-stop access to Lifetime’s riveting shows and more entertaining channels, all it takes is a package upgrade to the DStv Premium.
The Lifetime (DStv channel 131) open weekend will start at 13:00 on February 20 and close on the February 23 at 22:00. – Multichoice Africa.