Tag Archives: M-net

M-Net revives American Idol for SA viewers

M-Net wants the latest season of the revived American Idol to end in South Africa at the same time as the United States and is putting the drama series Nashville and Riverdale on a few weeks’ hold in order to catch up with the reality show.  Episodes of the 16th season of American Idol will be broadcast on [...]

M-Net Movies launches Marvel Studios pop-up channel for ten days

M-Net announced its intention to provide DStv premium customers, from Friday, April 13 to Sunday, April 22 with what it described as unprecedented cinematic journey with the M-Net Movies Marvel Studios Pop-Up Channel. In a statement made available to journalists in Lagos, the firm described the channel as a super-power which will be added to [...]

Mzansi Magic brings new drama to South Africa

The local music industry is often a harsh, cutthroat world of lies, and heartbreak, where people go to extremes to make it. Ingoma, which airs on 9 April, follows the story of three aspiring artists from the Eastern Cape town of Alice: Sino (Anita Sibozo), Ezekiel (Ayanda Makayi) and Angel (Oros Mampofu). Lured to Cape Towns [...]

M-Net to bring on board two new local productions

M-Net is adding two new local productions, Trackers, a 6-episode Deon Meyer crime novel adaptation; as well as House of Phalo, a period drama focused on the rise of Xhosa in the Eastern Cape. M-Net says the pay-TV broadcaster remains committed to local storytelling and that the slate of new productions will provide compelling viewing for DStv [...]

M-Net SA analogue broadcasting to be switched off in March

MultiChoice announced that it will switch off its analogue broadcast service for M-Net at the end of March, reports. MultiChoice said it will make an offer to customers depending on what services they currently have and assist them to migrate to digital reception. Relevant digital decoders and equipment will be provided for the installation. The [...]

Mzansi Magic is bringing Project Runway to SA

Project Runway is coming to Mzansi Magic (DStv 161) with a South African touch, with episodes of the designer competition reality show that will be broadcast on the channel from July. The Project Runway format is held by the infamous, The Weinstein Company (TWC) and local licensing versions are shopped by Fremantle Media International’s (FMI) [...]

M-Net to show African version of The Real Housewives

M-Net confirmed that South African version of The Real Housewives will be coming to DStv. The channel picked up the format licensing rights for a local South African version of the show for its new 1Magic (DStv 103) channel. For the past few years M-Net has been showing seasons of The Real Housewives, and the [...]

DStv launches first pop-up channel in 2018 celebrating Oscar Films

The first pop-up channel of 2018 on MultiChoice’s DStv satellite pay-TV platform will be the M-Net Movies Oscars pop up channel that will run from 1 to 28 February for DStv Premium subscribers. The pop-up channel will run on DStv channel 109 and will show multiple Oscar-winning films leading up to the 90th Academy Awards [...]

Dance show ‘Dancing with the Stars’ make way to SA

The internationally acclaimed dance show, Dancing with the Stars, is set to hit South Africa. The show which will debut in February on M-Net will showcase dancing talents from local stars such as TV presenter Thembisa Mdoda, actress Zola Nombona and the former Miss SA, Liesl Laurie. On the other hand, on the judging panel [...]

VUZU AMP being replaced by 1Magic

As of 29th of January 2018, VUZU AMP, which is available on DStv Premium will be known as 1Magic. Three years after launching the M-Net AMP and M-Net Edge channels, M-Net and DStv are terminating VUZU AMP. 1Magic (DStv 103) will deliver the hottest local and international entertainment to DStv Premium and DStv Compact+ customers [...]