South Africa - M-Net gets a pop-up channel for its 30th birthday


Cape Town - M-Net will mark its 30th anniversary in October with a month-long comedy pop-up channel, M-Net Movies BlockParty, on DStv, as well as a newly produced TV special looking back at its three decades as a pay-TV broadcaster.

The M-Net Movies BlockParty channel will run for the month of October on MultiChoice's DStv platform on channel 109 for DStv Premium subscribers to celebrate M-Net's 30th birthday.

Besides the M-Net Movies BlockParty channel, M-Net is also producing a TV special that will look back and forward at where it started and where it's going, and that will be shown across M-Net's various channels on DStv in early November.

M-Net is now in almost 50 African countries and has grown from a single encoded analogue channel into more than 40 channels ranging from M-Net Edge, kykNET and Mzansi Magic to VUZU AMP, Channel O and the Africa Magic channels, producing channels in 10 different languages.

The M-Net Movies BlockParty channel on DStv will be accessible to DStv Premium subscrribers on DStv channel 109 for M-Net's birthday month of October, and will feature comedy movie hits as well as comedy shows and stand-up performance specials.

Marquee comedy names that will be seen on M-Net Movies BlockParty include Seth Rogen, Eddie Murphy, Amy Schumer, Jim Carrey, Leon Schuster, Steve Martin, Mike Myers, Kevin Hart, Trevor Noah, Ellen DeGeneres, Martin Lawrence and others.

The M-Net Movies BlockParty channel will run for 24 hours per day, for 30 days. M-Net Movies BlockParty will show a "seriously funny" classic series every weeknight from 19:30, a movie at 20:30 and stand-up comedy shows from 22:00.

Source: News24 9 September 2016