What to watch on DStv this Father’s Day

Whether your dad is the conventional sports fan, the ‘can fix anything with a little duct tape’ DIY dad, the ‘so bad you can’t help laughing’ dad-joke dad, or his own special blend of magic, spoil him this Father’s Day week with full control of the remote.

DStv viewings that are perfect for dad this Father’s Day:

For the soccer fanatic dad: brand new English Premier League matches

The world’s most popular sport is back! In all, SuperSport will broadcast around 350 matches until the end of July, which includes Serie A games, English Football League Championship fixtures, seven FA Cup ties and Champions League, whose plans for a mini-tournament conclusion are being finalised this week and would add 14 more fixtures.

The week’s big fixtures from the English Premier League are:

  • Friday, June 19: Norwich v Southampton; Tottenham v Manchester United.
  • Saturday, June 20: Watford v Leicester; Brighton v Arsenal; West Ham v Wolves; Bournemouth v Crystal Palace.
  • Sunday, June 21: Newcastle v Sheffield United; Aston Villa v Chelsea; Everton v Liverpool.
  • Monday, June 22: Manchester City v Burnley.

Catch all the matches on SuperSport 3 (DStv 203)

For the current affairs dad: Die Republiek van Zoid Afrika

Derek Watts – aka Mr Carte Blanche – has a talent for getting to the truth. In this episode, he pays the indomitable Karen Zoid a visit, joined by actress Sandi Schultz and musician Loki Rothman.

Thursday, 25 June on kykNET (DStv 144) at 20:00

For the young-at-heart dad: Stardog and Turbocat

It seems perfectly paws-ible that a mysterious astronaut dog suddenly gains mysterious powers and ends up in the future, where animals are hated, doesn’t it? This star-studded superhero animation promises adorable action that’ll delight the whole family.

Saturday, 20 June on M-Net (DStv 101) at 15:00 

For the animal-loving dad: The Art of Racing in the Rain

A feel-good family movie about an adorable golden retriever called Enzo, who just happens to be into racing! The charismatic canine learns all his racetrack techniques from his owner Denny, who is a Formula One race car driver. Turns out some of these lessons are useful in life as well.

Sunday 21 June on M-Net (DStv 101) at 20:05 

For the sci-fi seeking dad: Years & Years

The popular British sci-fi miniseries features Emma Thompson at her best. The experimental, thought-provoking narrative is set in the near future, following a family as they try to navigate the complex changes in their world.

On Monday, 22 June on M-Net (DStv 101) at 22:00

For the nature doccie dad: Secrets of the Deep

What do the vast, ancient depths of our oceans conceal? What secrets lie beneath the surface? This incredible series uses advanced computer graphics for the first time ever to light the infinite vistas of the ocean. Explore the largest habitat on earth… and some of her weirdest inhabitants. Blob fish, anyone?

On Sunday, 21 June on the Travel Channel (DStv 179) at 16:50

For the fashion-forward dad: The CFDA Awards: Ultimate Fashion Moments

Tired of the lockdown pyjama look? Be whisked away by this E! special, which reflects on all the weird, wonderful and downright dashing CFDA glamour over the years. Relive the fun, fashion and unforgettable moments.

On Wednesday, 24 June on E! Entertainment (DStv 124) at 21:30 

For the literature-loving dad: Poppie Nongena

This biography is based on Elsa Joubert’s novel ‘The Long Journey of Poppie Nongena’, which is regarded as one of the best African novels of the 20th century. The film follows the life of a South African Afrikaans-speaking Xhosa mother whose life revolves around her family. When she is deemed an illegal resident in her own country, she desperately seeks permission to stay.

On Sunday, 21 June on BoxOffice

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