To celebrate the milestone, M-Net will be launching the ‘on-screen birthday bash’, M-Net Movies Blockparty on DStv 109. The channels will run for the entire month of October playing everyone’s favourite comedy movie hits, the latest comedy shows and handing the ‘mic’ over to the world’s best stand-up comedians.
The channel will also roll out the red carpet for comedy greats such as Seth Rogen, Eddie Murphy, Amy Schumer, Jim Carrey, Leon Schuster, Steve Martin, Austin Powers, Kevin Hart, Trevor Noah, Ellen DeGeneres, Martin Lawrence and many more.
What started as one analogue channel has grown into an array of more than 40 channels (including Africa Magic, Maisha Magic East, Jango Magic, Zambezi Magic and M-Net Edge),addressing the viewing needs of diverse audiences in almost 50 countries across Africa.
“M-Net would not have been where it is today without the loyal support of our viewers,” says M-Net’s CEO, Yolisa Phahle. “M-Net Movies BlockParty will have something for everyone and provide shows for the whole family to enjoy together. Comedy is always popular and we would like our viewers to have some fun, so we look forward to celebrating our big birthday with as many people as possible.”
Apart from the M-Net Movies BlockParty pop-up channel, M-Net is also producing an exclusive TV special about the history and evolution of the network, as well as the way in which it has developed the African film and television industry and positively changed the lives of many people. This nostalgic TV special gives viewers the opportunity to hear from M-Net’s biggest stars and will be screened on several of the M-Net channels in early November.
To add to the M-Net 30th birthday celebrations, viewers can also look forward to plenty of fire-cracking new programming on M-Net’s various channels in October.