The Lifetime channel opens up for a weekend on DStv


Lifetime DStvFor one weekend only, DStv Premium channel Lifetime (channel 131) will be made available for ‘open time viewing’ to all DStv Extra, Compact, Family and Access subscribers. Lifetime is known for its scripted dramas, original movies and entertainment reality shows aimed at female viewers. From 20 – 23 February 2015, subscribers will be wowed by a multitude of exciting content – and at no extra cost!

The scintillating entertainment will culminate in  of Whitney, a biographical movie based on the life of iconic singer, Whitney Houston. Angela Basset, famous for her portrayal of Tina Turner in What’s Love Got to Do with It, makes her directorial debut in this gripping tale. The story follows the icon’s meteoric rise to stardom and her tumultuous, bitter relationship with boyfriend (singer-songwriter) Bobby Brown.

Whitney Houston is best known for Grammy Award-winning songs such as ‘Greatest Love Of All’; ‘Saving All My Love For You’; ‘I Will Always Love You’; ‘Where Do Broken Hearts Go’ and the smashing hit on her last album, ‘I Look To You’.

Whitney will premiere on Sunday, 22 February at 20h00. Be sure not to miss it!

Lifetime will also be adding two new shows to their line-up, as well as other must-see content such as:

Dance Moms 5, Mondays from 16 March at 08h00 – These brand new episodes of Dance Moms centre around Abby Lee Miller as she opens up a new dance school in Los Angeles. The new series follows her students as they take part in the fifth dance competition season, which gets off to a rocky start.

Vanderpump Rules, Monday 16 February at 20h55 – Vanderpump Rules follows the passionate, volatile and hot-and-bothered-staff at Lisa Vanderpump’s West Hollywood mainstay SUR. Lisa balances her motherly instincts and shrewd business sense to keep control over this wild group of employees as they pursue their dreams and each other while working at her “Sexy, Unique Restaurant.” Often seen on Real Housewives of Beverly Hills, SUR has been the backdrop for many memorable moments, including the unexpected encounter between Brandi Glanville and Scheana Marie, a female server who famously had an affair with Brandi’s ex-husband.

A Day Late and a Dollar Short, Sunday 22 February at 17h00This is a Lifetime Original Movie, based on the bestseller by Terry McMillan and starring Whoopi Goldberg and Ving Rhames. It tells the tale of a feisty matriarch, Viola Price (Goldberg), who’s determined to fix her fractured family when she learns that an illness will likely kill her. Viola must contend with sibling rivalry, teen pregnancy and drug addiction. Mekhi Phifer, Kimberly Elise, Anika Noni Rose and Tichina Arnold also star in this emotionally-charged movie.

Preachers Daughters, Friday 20 February at 21h35 – Preachers’ Daughters is a series following the trials and tribulations of three teenage girls who are pastor’s daughters. The show documents how they deal with daily teenage pressures, compounded by the expectations of living in strict, traditional homes.

I’m having their baby Series 2, Fridays from 6 February at 20h45 – 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, we know you’ll be glued to your TV. And if you can’t be in front of the box, you can always record the shows on your PVR or watch it on the go on with the DStv NOW app. For more information, visit