From Tuesday 9 July, M-Net changed the way DStv viewers watch the M-Net Series channel on DStv into a trio of amplified series channels. These are M-Net Series Showcase (channel 113), M-Net Series Reality (channel 114) and M-Net Series Zone (channel 115). All three channels will be available to DStv Premium subscribers, whilst DStv Compact customers can follow their favourite series on M-Net Series Zone.
M-Net Series Showcase will be the 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.
Nico Meyer, CEO of MultiChoice Africa says: “The upward trend in reality tv is an exciting global phenomenon and we are delighted that our subscribers will have a piece of this action. M-Net’s latest innovation is exciting – their triple offering for the series fanatic will surely go down as a real treat. The insatiable talk show fan will also be able to enjoy uninterrupted hours of the very best in their home television viewing experience.”
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.