securedownload5 Sneak Peek: Coming up on DStv in February

American Idol XII: Tune in every Saturday at 16:00 CAT to watch the 12th season of one of the world?s greatest talent shows with Superstar judge Mariah Carey ? the best-selling female recording artist of all time and returning judge Randy Jackson, a Grammy Award-winning producer whose expertise and beloved persona have been instrumental in discovering Idol talent from the beginning. Joining the judging panel for Season 12 are Quadruple-platinum singer, songwriter, rapper and fashion icon Nicki Minaj; and Keith Urban, a four-time Grammy Award winner who has sold more than 15 million albums. American Idol XII is repeated Thursdays 11:30CAT and Fridays at 12:00 CAT

The AFCON final is fast approaching and Trace Sports continues to showcase programming dedicated to the tournament and profiling Africa?s iconic football players.

Loud and Proud: Loud and Proud takes viewers into the lives of Ghanaian football players and brothers Jordan and Andre Ayew, who are determined to follow into the footsteps of their father Abedi Pele. The show also gets up close with Asamoah Gyan, Ghana?s first goalscorer in the history of the World Cup. Elected African Player of the Year 2010 and nominated for the Golden Ball, the champion lets his hair down and reveals his passion for dancing. Lastly, cameras follow Togolese striker, Emmanuel Adebayor as he reveals his life from Manchester to Madrid via Africa. Tune in on Friday 8 February at 21:00 CAT.

Next up on the coveted list of awards ceremonies is the 19th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards. The star- studded evening will also pay homage to veteran actor, Dick Van Dyke, as he receives the SAG 49th Life Achievement Award. Nominated stars include Denzel Washington, Nicole Kidman and Robert De Niro.  Meanwhile Lincoln holds the most nominations in the film category, while Modern Family leads the television category. Tune into the live screening on M-Net Movies Premiere on Monday 28 January at 03:00 CAT. The rescreening of the Screen Actors Guild Awards will be on M-Net Movies Premiere (Monday 28 January at 20:30 CAT) and M-Net Movies Stars (Saturday 2 February at 18:00 CAT).

Actor, film director, producer, screenwriter and award winner, George Clooney, will feature in two chart topping movies on M-Net Movies Premiere in February:

Ides of March: Ides of March depicts a story of a brilliant young up-and-coming press secretary who becomes involved in a political scandal. He must soon decide what?s more important, his career or his morals. This all-star cast includes George Clooney, Ryan Gosling and Philip Seymour Hoffman. Tune in on Sunday 3 February at 20:30 CAT.

The Descendant: A man is forced to confront the issues in his life when his wife is critically injured in an accident. With his two daughters by his side, he makes his way through Hawaii tying up loose ends. He soon realizes that life has some weird and wonderful surprises. Catch it on Friday 1 February at 20:30 CAT.

DStv viewers can also enjoy a selection of other exciting premiere movies in February:

Dream House: This psychological thriller starring one of Hollywood?s leading men, Daniel Craig, is based on a successful New York writer who learns that the previous owner of his home murdered his wife and kids in the house and he?s still at large. The closer the writer and his wife get to their new neighbour, the more that details begin to emerge about the slaying of a devoted mother and children. Tune in on Friday 1 February at 22:30 CAT.

Fashion Police ? The 2013 Grammy Awards: As the biggest names in Hollywood and the music industry step out to attend the 2013 Grammy Awards in Los Angeles, Joan Rivers and the rest of the Fashion Police take a look at the best and worst looks on the red carpet. Complete with interviews and exclusive clips, review the fashion from music?s biggest night ? from the fabulous to the forgettable. Tune in on Wednesday 13 February 2013 21:00 CAT

On Sunday 10 February, the Staples Center will come alive as the American music industry honours the best of its talent at the 55th Annual Grammy Awards. Nominated artists include Jay-Z, Rihanna, Kanye West, Drake, Wiz Khalifa and Lil Wayne. Apart from the music, viewers can eagerly look forward to seeing the outfits, dates and stunts the artists have in store for the day. Channel O will screen the Awards live on Monday 11 February at 03:00 CAT. DStv viewers can also catch the rescreening of the Awards on Channel O on Thursday 14 February at 19:00 CAT, Saturday 16 February at 10:00 CAT and on Sunday 24 February at 14:00 CAT.

In celebration of the hottest trendsetters in fashion, the 9th Annual Style Awards honoured fashion icons, celebrities and the style elite who have led the way in the world of fashion in 2012. The event was highly supported with A-list appearances from Nicole Richie, Katie Holmes, Iman and industry veteran Carolina Herrera. DStv audiences can watch Style on Sunday 3 February at 22:10 CAT to see these Awards and last year?s unforgettable moments in fashion.

American Kickboxer: Kickboxing champion B.J. is jailed for an accidental murder thanks to the testimony of his arch-nemesis, Denard. A year later, B.J. is released and then challenged by Denard for US $100,000. Will B.J. accept and get even with Denard?  Catch this action packed film on Friday 1 February at 19:00 CAT.

The Stranger: the Stranger is about a local sheriff seeking justice after the murder of his fianc?e. In a serious turn of events a mysterious woman who resembles the sheriff?s fianc?e rides into town on a motorcycle and start killing members of a biker gang.  The plot thickens as the sheriff works around the clock to solve the mystery of the unknown women.  Tune into DStv on Monday 11 February at 19:00 CAT.

True Life (New episodes): True Life provides a window into the struggles, hopes, and dreams of young people. Narrated solely by its characters, each episode documents the unusual and often remarkable circumstances of individuals. From Irag soldiers returning home, deaf teenagers or even people living with autism, individuals are given the opportunity to tell their own stories directly to their peers in this powerful, Emmy award winning series. DStv viewers can catch this series every Sunday from 3 February at 21:30 CAT.

27 Inch Man (Premiere): 27 Inch Man tells the story of Edward Ni?o Hern?ndez, one of the shortest men on Earth. This programme follows his life-changing experiences; from the barrios of Bogota to his euphoria at making the front-page news and his subsequent struggle with the constant curiosity of strangers. This is a moving story of fleeting fame, and its impact on a small man and his humble family. Tune into this one episode special on Sunday 3 February at 20:00 CAT.

Four Weddings (Premiere series 3): Every woman has a different idea about their perfect ?big day?. In Four Weddings DStv viewers will see four brides fight it out to claim a dream honeymoon for the best ceremony. Wedding ideas range from a traditional white wedding to something altogether more unconventional. Competition is tight as brides battle it out to see who come out on top with the most creative yet impressive wedding. Tune in every Sunday from 3 February at 19:00 CAT. 

My Big Fat Fetish (Premiere): My Big Fat Fetish is an eye-opening documentary revealing the women who are happy with their weight, and those who want to get even fatter. These big, beautiful women known as, ?gainers?, are becoming popular with the men who admire them and pay to watch them eat. This programme explores the relationship these women have with their bodies and the food they eat.   It also reveals what motivates them to this lifestyle and examines how women up in this bizarre industry. Tune into this one episode special on Tuesday 5 February at 21:00 CAT, BBC Knowledge (DStv channel 184).

Embarrassing Bodies (Premiere series 2): Embarrassing Bodies takes a startling look at some of the most uncomfortable ailments. Embarrassed patients, desperate for some much needed medical attention suffer from visually shocking and personally mortifying conditions. The Embarrassing Bodies doctors thought they had seen it all but even they are left speechless by some of conditions in this new series. With a host of as yet unseen embarrassing conditions, this programme guarantees fascinating viewing. Catch it on Monday 4 February at 21:00 CAT.

Counting Cars: Danny ?The Count? Koker is a Las Vegas legend. He acquires, restores and customizes classic cars and motorcycles and then ?flips? them for a profit. With the help of his talented team, Danny must restore, modify, customize and sell these highway gems for a good fortune. Every episode of Counting Cars is bursting at the seams with amazing stories about historic vehicles, jaw-dropping transformations. It shows wheeling and dealing at its absolute best.Tune every Tuesday from 5 February at 20:30 CAT.

Crimes Down Under ? Line of Fire (New episodes): Crimes Down Under takes viewers undercover to meet the courageous Armed Offenders Squad (AOS) to understand what it is like to the pull the trigger, or not, in a life or death situation. Knowing the risks, these brave officers face danger daily, with their partners and families praying for their safety. The series is a powerful mix of deeply personal stories where the tension of each situation is profound. Along with candid interviews from the squad, dramatic reconstructions illustrate the incidences as they unfold. Tune into DStv every Saturday and Sunday at 22:00 CAT from 9 February.


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