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Frequently Asked Questions

Below is a list of questions frequently asked by our viewers.

What is BBC UKTV?

BBC UKTV is a new channel available on DStv Family, DStv Access and DStv Easy View. The channel will be home to award-winning BBC catalogue shows across multiple genres, scheduled to match the viewing behaviour of the whole family. From British soaps, documentaries to children’s shows, BBC UKTV will inform, educate and entertain new families in South Africa.

Who can watch the channel?

BBC UKTV is available on DStv channel 134 in South Africa on Family, Access & Easyview and the rest of Southern Africa on Premium, Compact Plus, Compact, Family, Access, Lite (Zim)

How much does it cost?

BBC UKTV is available on DStv Easy View which is R29 a month on DStv satellite television provider.

When shows end on BBC’s existing DStv channels will they go onto BBC UKTV?

BBC Brit, BBC Lifestyle, BBC Earth and CBeebies will continue to premiere the newest seasons of BBC shows such as Strictly Come Dancing and Frozen Planet II and home first-runs of BBC local shows including Come Dine With Me SA and Homegrown Tastes South Africa. BBC UKTV will home award- winning BBC catalogue content, including British soaps, children’s shows, natural history and BBC brand favourites including classic Top Gear and The Great British Bake Off.

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