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Netflix is offering free access to select tv shows & movies and you don’t need an account to watch

In what seems like an attempt at broader appeal Netflix is now offering non-paying subscribers free content. The series and movies Netflix is offering are as follows: Stranger Things Murder Mystery Elite The Boss Baby: Back in Business Bird Box When they See Us Love is Blind The Two Popes Our Planet Grace and Frankie […]


DStv M-Net Movie channels are getting a facelift

Following up on the Supersport channel renaming. DStv seems to be giving the M-Net movie channels the same treatment. In an announcement made by DStv Zimbabwe, the M-Net movie channels will now have a new format. More of a merger of M-Net Movie channels than a facelift The M-Net movie range of channels will be […]


Report shows users on Netflix and other streaming services were targetted by hackers

Streaming has redefined how we consume content. The days where we have to be drip-fed episode after episode over a long period are quickly going. The convenience of having a whole season to watch has made it easier for users to consume tv shows at their own pace. As convenient as these services are they […]


4 music discovery sites that could help you find new artists

Music like any artform is purely down to the taste and the affinity of the one listening to it. I am sure many of you have been part of heated debates about who is better in a genre or if an album was good or not. To avoid that war, we won’t be comparing tastes […]


Supersport is shaking up its channel line-up and adding an extra channel

SuperSport announced today that they are changing around their channel system by dropping the numbers and instead ordering them around individual sports. The numbering system on SuperSport has been around for nearly two decades, and SuperSport say that this new system is designed to make navigation easier for viewers. The channel shake up includes a […]


DStv payments will be unavailable from 19 to 20 July due to scheduled maintenance

IMPORTANT NOTE TO DStv CUSTOMERS Due to a scheduled systems upgrade, subscription payments will be unavailable between Sunday, 19 July at 21:00 until Monday, 20 July at 16:00. DStv customers are encouraged to make payments before this time to avoid interruption in viewing. We apologise for any inconvenience caused. Please watch this space for more […]


Multichoice Showmax Pro is now available in Zimbabwe

Following on a report from earlier this month, Multichoice unveiled a new product Showmax Pro. The initial rollout only had it available only in Nigeria and Kenya, but that list of countries has been expanded. The list is as follows: Benin Democratic Republic of the Congo Guinea-Bissau Rwanda Botswana Cote d’Ivoire Liberia São Tomé and […]


TV shows and movies you can still catch before they leave Netflix (June 2020)

As June draws to a close, there are a number of TV shows and movies that will be leaving Netflix. Some shows and movies have already left. But there are still a lot them you can catch before they leave the streaming service for good (or until they are brought back some time in the […]


Older Devices To Lose Netflix Support From 2 December

Netflix will drop support for various smart TVs and streaming sticks, starting on December 2, 2019. Netflix’s app is already warning users about the ending of support of some devices, so affected users have a month to go before they will no longer be able to watch movies via their devices. If you haven’t received […]


e.tv To Start Showing NBA Games For 2019-20 Season

e.tv has struck a deal with National Basketball Association (NBA) that will see the company broadcast at least 65 basketball matches. The matches will be shown on e-tv channels on DStv (channel 194 or 250) and OpenViewHD (channel 250). About the deal, e.tv managing director Marlon Davids said: “As we continue our efforts to expand […]


How To Download DStv Movies Or Shows To Your Phone

Besides being one of the 5 platforms where DStv subscribers can watch their favourite shows for free, the DStv Now app can also be used to download movies, series/shows shown on DStv to one’s phone or tablet. The DStv Now is available for free for both Android and iOS users and using it doesn’t incur […]


DStv Will No Longer Remove 2 Of The 3 Popular Channels Tomorrow

DStv subscribers will be happy to know that some of the channels that the company was going to remove tomorrow will continue to air on DStv. Channel24’s report says that History and Lifetime channels won’t be cut off but Crime + Investigation will get the chop. This was made possible by a new agreement that […]


How To Watch DStv On 5 Devices At No Extra Cost

If you live in a household that has many people who clash on what to watch on DStv, then you’d be glad to know that you can watch your DStv subscription on 5 different platforms. On these 5 different platforms each person can get to choose what they want to watch on DStv without affecting […]


You Can Miss Out On Dstv’s New Channels If You Have One Of These Decoders

According to MyBroadband, DStv users with certain old decoders will not be able to watch future channels that will be broadcasted using high band frequencies. Since DStv started broadcasting, they have used the low band. Unfortunately, better quality comes at an increased cost of bandwidth. Therefore, DStv decided launched a high band frequency satellite to […]


Fans Launch Petition To Stop DStv From Removing 3 Popular Channels

Fans of 3 channels that are going to be removed from Dstv’s platform on the 1st of November have started a petition against the company. At the time of writing the petition filed on Change.org already has 5756 signees. Over a week ago DStv told it’s subscribers that three channels; History, Crime +Investigation and Lifetime […]


[Interview] We Sat Down With One Half Of The Sadza In The Morning Podcast: “We Want To Inspire A Podcast Network”

I’ve done a number of interviews in the past and whilst I’ve learnt a lot and had a blast with those, I was extremely excited when I reached out to Mukudzei Kandoro more commonly referred to as King Kandoro asking if we could do an interview around Sadza In The Morning – a popular podcast […]


DStv To Remove 3 Popular Channels On 1 November

DStv is going to remove History, Crime + Investigation and Lifetime channels from its platform on 1 November. The three channels are being removed owing to an expiration of a contract between DStv and A&E Television Networks, the American company which owns the channels. In a statement, DStv said: As part of our ongoing efforts […]


Besides DStv, Here’s Where You Can Watch Some Of Your Favourite Sports

No doubt, DStv (Supersport) is the home of premium sports content, from English Premier League to Grand Slams to PGA Masters to other major competitions. But if you are a one-sport person and you feel like Supersport is not showing enough content of that sport then you have to turn to other alternatives. The internet […]


My Story Is Coming Soon – Bill Gates

Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates is one of the biggest names in the world of technology and he’s is also one of the richest men in the world with over $100 billion in wealth. The Microsoft founder is the subject of the upcoming Netflix documentary series Inside Bill’s Brain: Decoding Bill Gates which takes us deep […]


Check Out Which Country Pays The Most & Least For DStv – Zimbabwe Ranks Decently

DStv is going to cut prices in some African countries on the first of September and some of my fellow countryman are saying that our prices should be reduced as well because as it is they are relatively too high. Well, it’s now time to see for yourself whether DStv is demanding too much in […]


Kwesé-iflix Still Around, It’s Not Affected By Econet Media Closure

Kwesé-iflix was launched last year as Econet’s counterattack to DStv’s DStv Now service. However, in terms of content Kwesé-iflix is no way near providing a decent competition to DStv Now. But purely on subscription prices, Kwesé-iflix is cheaper than DStv Now. With the demise of Econet Media, I thought that all Kwesé products and services […]


Several Countries To Get DStv Price Cuts

DStv seem like its giving in to competition from StarTimes by reducing prices for its subscriptions in a number of African countries. StarTimes is a Chinese pay-TV company which is gradually gaining a foothold in Africa’s pay-TV market. Part of StarTimes strategy to gain market share is through lowering prices- which it has done in […]


Gonyeti Narrates Her Ordeal

Bustop TV has posted a series of tweets describing how Gonyeti’s abduction happened yesterday according to her. Samantha/Gonyeti says they forced her to drink sewer water and threatened to kill her mother if she reports about her abduction. — #struckbutnotdestroyed (@bustoptv) August 22, 2019 Her sister was beaten and they had guns pointed at her […]


Econet Gives Up On Media Business, Shuts Down Subsidiary (Econet Media)

It’s been like death by a thousand cuts for Econet Media where Kwesé TV died 9 months ago, followed by Kwesé Play recently and suddenly all other services have gone under. That’s it, Econet has officially exited the media business with the shutting down of its subsidiary, Econet Media. Econet Media was the company that […]


OpenView (OVHD) To Broadcast English Premier League This Season…..But

Popular satellite broadcaster, OpenView will begin to show live English Premier League matches from this weekend onwards. OpenView is the Free-To-Air Decoder which gives its viewers access to over 20 South African channels that include SABC and e-TV. However, the deal is not sweet as one would assume as the free satellite broadcaster will show […]


Econet’s Statement: Kwese Play Officially Shuts Down, Customers To Be Compensated.

Goodbye Kwese Play. Econet Media has issued a statement notifying customers that Kwese Play service is now dead. Even though Roku had confirmed that it’s partnership with Econet was over, Econet still hadn’t officially confirmed that the service is no more. So now in less than 2 years Econet has lost two media businesses- Kwese […]


DStv & Discovery Partner To Launch New Channel,Real Time

Multichoice Africa and Discovery Incorporated of the USA have launched a new channel on DStv called Real Time, which features programmes around the format Real Lives, Real Nature, Real Crime, Real Medical. Liz Dziva, publicity and public relations manager of MultiChoice Zimbabwe, said Real Time had a dynamic mixture of lifestyle and factual content giving […]


Are DStv Subscriptions Now Paid In US Dollars Or Zim Dollars? Here’s What Multichoice Said

I know y’all been waiting for this since the Zimbabwean Dollar became the sole legal tender late last month. We have received numerous emails asking if DStv subscribers can now start to pay for subscriptions using the Zim Dollars (RTGS and Bond notes and coins) since businesses are no longer required to request payments in […]


36 Afcon Games Pirated By DStv-like Broadcaster

The 4 weeks party in Egypt is now ending this Friday with Algeria and Senegal facing each other. Unfortunately CAF (Confédération Africaine de Football) has been a victim of what’s said to be one of the biggest state sponsored piracy. CAF has recently complained that 36 Afcon games have been pirated by a reportedly Saudi […]


Here’s Where You Can Watch Zimgems Playing & Social Media Pages To Follow

Just a week after our boys were kicked out of Afcon, now our girls, ZimGems are representing us at the Netball World Cup. We hope they break the dominance of Australia and New Zealand and come back with the trophy. Here’s their schedule and where you can watch them playing: July 12: Zimbabwe vs Sri […]