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Friday, May 31, 2013


On July 9, M-Net will change the way viewers watch series! Adding to the most amazing international series available on M-Net, the current M-Net Series channel on DStv will transform into a trio of amplified series channels. These will be called M-Net Series Showcase, M-Net Series Reality and M-Net Series Zone. All three channels will be available to DStv Premium customers, whilst DStv Compact customers can follow their favourite series on M-Net Series Zone.

M-Net Showcase will be the high-definition playground of the series world’s latest big-name shows with all its flamboyant characters. The channel will feature fresh, superior quality content in all popular genres – from comedy and drama to fantasy, crime and suspense. These first-class shows include new seasons of Army Wives, Mad Men, Criminal Minds and Defiance, and all the latest showstoppers from the USA. It will also be the channel where fans of series can devour all their favourites in one sitting, with marathons of back-to-back weekend screenings. Most of the series will be seen on African TV for the first time, close to their US debuts.

As the name suggests, M-Net Series Reality will cater to the fans of real-life series. Reality fare like Junior MasterChef, Life after Top Chef, The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills, America’s Got Talent and supermodel Naomi Campbell’s The Face will make their African television premieres here. Apart from these captivating reality shows, the very best in talk shows will also be scheduled on the channel. This means that viewers will be able to find two of the most popular genres on global television – reality and talk shows – all in one place. 

M-Net Series Zone will be the home of all the firm series favourites. It will include content specifically catering to DStv Compact customers. The shows will also be packaged in such a way that back-to-back screenings, especially over weekends, will make it easy for everyone to catch up on all the series action they may have missed. The channel will boast special festivals and themes, and much more. To summarise, this will be series “heaven”.

Pierre Cloete, Director of M-Net channels says: “M-Net’s fantastic reputation in broadcasting is built on screening the world’s best movies and series. These new channels allow us to do it even better, with well-designed tailor-made schedules for every taste. In line with our very successfully defined channel offerings in the movie arena, we are now collating our incredible series portfolio in an easy to find, well structured, channel offering. We are specifically catering to the varying tastes of our DStv Premium and DStv Compact viewers.”