I have noticed a number of independent producers are being creative and coming up with lots of exciting productions. One of the many programmes is the DStv Rewards competition. And only last week since the launch of the show, the first winner was Eden Berejena of Mutare, who walked away with a whopping US$7 000 cash prize.
The competition, which launched on February 5, will run until April 10 and DStv subscribers in Zimbabwe stand the chance of winning US$7 000 in cash every week for simply staying connected to DStv's exciting world of sport, movies, music, news, kids, documentary and lifestyle entertainment.
All DStv subscribers in Zimbabwe are eligible to win the cash prizes, regardless of the bouquet they subscribe to.
"The only qualification is that subscribers must be continuously connected and paid up," said Liz Dziva, publicity and public relations manager of MultiChoice Zimbabwe.
"MultiChoice Africa is particularly pleased by the support it has received from across Africa and wishes to express its gratitude that consumers continue to choose DStv for its diverse range of bouquets and channels. Always searching for new ways to add extra value to subscribers' enjoyment of their DStv experience, MultiChoice Africa is this year consolidating all subscriber loyalty competitions and initiatives into one portfolio called DStv Rewards."
She said DStv Rewards would include the cash prizes, as well as trip give-aways, luxury gifting, channel promotions and more activities. Winners of cash prizes will be filmed for inserts that will be screened during the hit game show "The Money Drop", now running on AfricaMagic and AfricaMagic Entertainment.
"So not only could viewers win, but they could also be on TV," said Dziva.
In addition, DStv audiences can win a full year's subscription to their current bouquet, just by watching their favourite shows.
"When you see a blue DStv Rewards box pop up on screen, make sure you SMS the competition hotline, details of which will be on screen and at www.dstv.com, giving your name. It's that easy to win." And now some of the upcoming programmes that you can look forward to viewing this coming few days are:
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 every Monday at 21:00.
CBS Reality (DStv Channel 132)
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. 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.
M-Net (DStv Channel 101)
The Following: Golden Globe winner and Emmy® nominee Kevin Bacon stars in this terrifying new thriller. When notorious serial killer Joe Carroll escapes from death row and embarks on a new killing spree, the FBI calls former agent Ryan Hardy, a psychologically scarred veteran who captured Carroll nine years earlier. Hardy works closely with an FBI team. Watch it on Wednesdays at 21:30.