Wednesday, September 9, 2015

Comedy Central on DStv opened to DStv Compact subscribers for a week from 28 September to watch start of The Daily Show with Trevor Noah.

To market Comedy Central and DStv, MultiChoice is opening the Comedy Central (DStv 122) channel for a week from 28 September to DStv Compact subscribers so that they can watch the start of The Daily Show with Trevor Noah.

Meanwhile eNCA (DStv 403) reporter Yusuf Omar is going to New York, without an arranged interview, but hoping that Trevor Noah might speak to him and asking viewers to help him to make it happen.

The Daily Show with Trevor Noah will start on 28 September in the United States and start showing from Tuesday 29 September in South Africa on Comedy Central, with episodes broadcast Tuesdays to Fridays at 21:00.

Viewers will be able to catch episodes from 30 September online at

"Every comedy fan in the country is eager to witness how Trevor Noah is going to handle the biggest gig of his life and able to see him fly the flag for South Africa," says Evert van der Veer, the head of Comedy Central Africa.

"This is such an important milestone for African comedy and we are expecting record viewing figures for the premiere and first week of broadcast," says Evert van der Veer.

"The launch of The Daily Show with Trevor Noah is such a proud and historic moment for all South Africans," says Aletta Alberts, the general manager of content at MultiChoice. "We're delighted to share Trevor's international success with our DStv Compact customers."