Ignition TV expands to DSTV’s Access bouquet

IGNITION TV, South Africa’s No 1 destination for car fanatics and petrolheads is about to shift a gear.

From April, it will be included in DStv’s fast-growing Access platform, bringing its unique blend of adrenalin-fuelled entertainment and sound motoring advice to a brand-new audience.

The channel, on DStv 189, delivers some of the best motoring content from around the globe, as well as a compelling slate of local shows including tuning, car reviews, spinning, advice for buyers, biking, kasi culture, 4 x 4 and celeb shows.

“From supercars to spinning, bikes to bakkies, Kyalami to the Kasi – if it has wheels, we cover it,” says IGNITION executive producer Brandon Maary. “And we have some great new shows lined up for our Access kick-off.” Some of these are:

Richard Hammond’s Workshop - a brand-new series featuring the ex-Top Gear star trying to start his own business.

Rhythm & Smoke - a local spinning show that tracks the lives of Mzansi legends, DJ Maphorisa and Stacey Lee May.

Celeb Rides – DJ Sabby and Ney-the-Bae ride shotgun with your favourite local stars and get to know them a little better through their cars.

Kasi Car Culture - S’bu Skosana and Zee Masethe celebrate the passion behind SA's vibrant local car culture.

Tuned in SA - Vic Pardal and Kriya Gangiah bring you some of the fastest, most tricked-out custom builds in the country.

The Fast Lane – which puts the spotlight on the glamorous lifestyles, scandals and controversies of Formula 1 racers.

IGNITION, owned by Arena Broadcast, started as a weekends-only channel in 2008 and, due to its popularity, expanded to a full 24/7 service in 2014.

“South Africans are car-crazy!” says Arena Broadcast head Vernon Matzopoulos. “We’d sooner upgrade our wheels than buy a home. IGNITION taps into that passion, and we’re delighted to now be able to share this with Access viewers.”

“We continue to monitor viewership trends and are thrilled to be adding IGNITION for our DStv Access Customers, whom we believe are going to enjoy the explosive entertainment available on the DStv Channel 189” says Georginah Machiridza, Executive Head of General Entertainment at MultiChoice.

Other show highlights viewers can look forward to are:

Ignition GT - the weekly flagship review show with Francisco Nwamba, Ernest Page and Juliet McGuire putting the latest cars through their paces.

Buyer’s Guide with Sagie Moodley and Adam Ford who will help you find the best bang for your buck in the used car market.

Auto Mundial - ​the latest car launches from across the globe.

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