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Monday, January 25, 2021


(Above: The cast of “Riona”)

As part of M-Net and MultiChoice’s ongoing commitment to broaden the accessibility and entertainment value of its content offerings, Novela Magic on DStv channel 165 will be made available to DStv Access customers from January 22, 2021 at 18h00. That means, together with DStv Premium, Compact Plus, Compact, and Family customers, DStv Access viewers can now experience the best of Africa.

Launched last year in November, Novel Magic celebrates Africa’s love for storytelling as well as the local creative talent by showcasing a variety of unique local stories with themes that resonate and engage with the viewers. The channel is MultiChoice and M-Net’s first-ever African only telenovela channel.

Along with the expansion to DStv Access customers, the exciting telenovela channel continues its mission of delivering the best African stories with the launch of Enakhe and Riona on January 22, 2021.

In Enakhe, the rebellious princess of a criminal empire, Enakhe, is forced to grow up and take the lead upon her father's sudden death.

Meanwhile, Riona tells a story of a village under siege and an uprising. Two children born under the dark moon cross a complicated path on their way to fulfil a prophesy set to bring down a wicked king.

Novela Magic is currently only available in the Southern African region. However, plans are underway to roll out the channel to other regions of the African continent. Dates will be communicated.