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Tuesday, September 28, 2010


M-Net is to present viewers with the best international series earlier than ever before: The brand new must-see serial The Event premieres on M-Net on September 29 at 21h30, only nine days after its debut on the US channel. Over and above this ground-breaking broadcast, when the show goes on a one-week hiatus for the Super Bowl, M-Net wont skip a beat and instead will bring viewers the show a mere 36 hours after the broadcast premiere in the US!

The Event is a high conspiracy thriller that follows Sean Walker (Jason Ritter), an everyman who investigates the mysterious disappearance of his would-be fiancée Leila (Sarah Roemer), and unwittingly begins to expose the biggest cover-up in US history. But what is this cover-up and how does it link to The Event? This is the mystery viewers will have to solve through the eyes of Sean Walker.

M-Net’s Channel Head, Pierre Cloete says broadcasting the series only nine days after the US underlines the channel’s promise to host exclusive international first, exclusive and fast: “It’s a great achievement for us to be able to broadcast The Event as part of NBC’s worldwide release. It has been made possible by the latest broadcast technology which allows us to acquire HD files through a state-of-the-art new file delivery service.”

NBC Universal has confirmed that the show has been bought by almost 200 territories, including Scandinavia, Russia and South Africa (M-Net). “The pace at which broadcasters are licensing the series is extraordinary,” said NBC Universal International Television Distribution President Belinda Menendez.