DStv: New sci-fi block on M-Net Series


MultiChoice have announced changes in the DStv programming schedule, including a dedicated sci-fi block on M-Net series MultiChoice announced that as from 1 April 2011, M-Net will be making some changes to the programme schedules of M-Net Action and Series.

M-Net Series is to become a predominantly scripted series channel (with the exception of The Doctors, The Ellen DeGeneres Show and The Jerry Springer Show, that will remain on the schedule).

According to MultiChoice this means as shows come to an end on M-Net Series, from March onwards new seasons will continue on other channels. All shows will however run for their full season before being moved.

“All the sci-fi shows will continue to have a home on M-Net Series Mondays to Thursdays at 21:30, where a special sci-fi block has been created,” MultiChoice said in a statement.

All sci-fi shows currently flighting on M-Net Action will continue to air on this channel until the end of season before being moved to M-Net Series.

“Please note that Sundays on Series will still be dedicated to M-Net repeats,” MultiChoice said.

MultiChoice revealed that the following new shows will be on M-Net Series in April:

1.Closer Season 6
2.Criminal Minds Season 6
3.V Season 2
4.Sons of Anarchy
5.Burn Notice
7.Breaking Bad

M-Net Action is to become an action movie channel only, with action series moving to M-Net Series.  All action series currently on the schedule will end naturally and no series will be stopped or moved to M-Net Series halfway through. As and when the slots previously occupied by action series become available, these will be replaced by library titles in the action genre.

Action series coming to an end in April 2011:

1.King of the Cage