2022-09-26

BET Africa now available to more viewers, via DSTV access package

New daily drama Redemption extended to access viewers from Monday 26 September



Leading media and entertainment premium content platform Paramount Africa continues to live up to its undertaking of telling authentic African stories and reaching diverse audiences. This, after the company announced that BET Africa would be available to DStv Access viewers during the DStv open window, starting 26 September 2022.

Subscribers of DStv Access now have the opportunity to enjoy their favorite and world renowned TV shows from BET Africa (channel 129), as the channel will be included in the bouquet. This move will also mean audiences on the DStv Access package will join Premium and Compact package viewers in experiencing the best of BET Africa programming.

Most importantly, DStv Access subscribers now have the opportunity to witness the premier of the much-anticipated daily drama, Redemption, at 18:00 on 26 September 2022.

“This move is one of the many ways Paramount Africa aims to provide access to authentic African stories and fresh local and international content. We also aim to reach as many diverse audiences as possible, and this will increase the number of eyeballs on our original and exclusive content. We are thrilled to include DStv Access viewers in the premier of our biggest and best original daily drama yet!” said Monde Twala, Senior Vice President and General Manager Paramount Africa and Peer Lead, BET International.

Redemption, is BET Africa’s biggest production of the year, crafted by two local, critically acclaimed South African production companies, Seriti and Burnt Onion, it is testament to Paramount Africa’s mission of partnering with and showcasing talent of local production companies to create content that resonates with Africans.

The drama series, boasts an impressive award winning cast to push the envelope on a relevant and controversial topic affecting many Africans today. It’s a story about the one social group that is the building block of African society, which is family. The cast includes renowned and beloved South African stars including Africa Movie Academy Award winner, Tina Jaxa who plays the pastor’s devout wife - Evelyn Zikode a classic matriarch who guards her nest like a hawk.

Some of South Africa’s favourite actors, such as Sthandiwe Kgoroge, critically acclaimed SAFTA winner, Seputla Sebogodi, Yonda Thomas, Pearl Modiadie and Sparky Xulu will also appear on the tempestuous daily drama. New-comers Nkone Mamejta and Toka Mtabane will be launching their careers on the show, further testament to BET Africa’s aspiration to expand the industry and give local creatives a platform to showcase their talent.

Watch the premier of Redemption to witness how greed corrupts and evil deeds don’t go unpunished from 26 September 2022, Monday to Thursday, at 18:00 CAT and repeats at 21:30, with the omnibus on Sundays at 16:30.

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