As part of its evolution to become bigger, better and broader, BBC Brit is delighted to be bringing the hugely popular British soap EastEnders to DStv (channel 120) from 19 June, weeknights at 18.30 CAT, enabling it to reach a bigger audience.
BBC Brit will still host hugely popular series such as Top Gear and The Graham Norton Show, but will now also be the exclusive home to popular entertainment programming such as Strictly Come Dancing and new drama and comedy series including Michael McIntyre’s Big Show.
Kully Kaur-Bains, Head of Programming Africa, BBC Worldwide said, “We know our African audiences have an insatiable appetite for entertaining British soaps. We are very excited to introduce the scandals, romances and family dramas of EastEnders to even more DStv viewers on BBC Brit.
“South Africa is the only market in the world to host BBC Worldwide’s full suite of channels and over the past six months we have seen record viewing figures and an impressive 17 percent uplift in share, proving that we are the ones to watch.”
Set in London’s East End, multi award-winning EastEnders will premiere onBBC Brit from Monday 19 June at 18.30 CAT, when viewers can look forward to the return of familiar face Robbie Jackson (Dean Gaffney) and introduction of new characters including bad lad ‘Woody’ Woodward (Lee Ryan), business woman Fi Browning (Lisa Faulkner) and brand new familyThe Taylors, who are set to cause big trouble on The Square.