BrandArena: DStv to Heat up Screens with Two New Exciting Channels

Friday 9 October 2015

DStv to Heat up Screens with Two New Exciting Channels

DStv is bringing a touch of magic to viewers’ television screens this month with the addition of exciting new channels and new highly-acclaimed international series from M-Net!

Following the addition of seven channels (CBeebies, BBC Lifestyle, BBC Brit, TCM, MTV, Maisha Magic East and Maisha Magic Bongo) to lower-tier packages earlier this month, DStv is delighted to announce that from 26th of October 2015, Premium, Compact Plus, Compact and Family subscribers will have even more reason to enjoy their television viewing experience with the launch of VUZU and M-Net Family.

Television connoisseurs who have a taste for the bold, risqué series on Premium's M-Net Edge can look forward to even more top-notch, boundary-pushing shows that have tongues wagging worldwide.

“We are very pleased that M-Net Family and VUZU will now be available to audiences across sub-Saharan Africa. These channels are designed to, respectively, offer fun family-focused and youth-focused entertainment with a mix of programming genres,” said Yolisa Phahle, CEO, M-Net Sub-Saharan Africa. “The two channels, alongside the grittier, adult-focused M-Net Edge, allow us cater to different but equally important M-Net audiences”, she concluded.

General Manager, Marketing, MultiChoice Nigeria, Martin Mabutho speaking on the addition said it is in line with the company’s objectives to provide subscribers with varied and exciting content. “We are firmly committed to providing the best in quality television entertainment. The inclusion of these channels is to ensure that our subscribers get more value for their subscriptions and improved experience across all our packages”, he said.

Premium, Compact Plus and Compact subscribers will be introduced to a brand new channel, VUZU (channel 116), which joins its premium sister channel, VUZU AMP (channel 114) on the DStv platform from October 26. VUZU is an edgy entertainment channel for urban African youth and the young at heart. It features a mix of international hit series and shows across a wide variety of genres. 

This month, the channel will launch a brand new sci-fi drama The Messengers along with season 2 of the comedy series Undateable and the launch of fantasy comedy Galavant and action fantasy series, Constantine based on the wildly popular comic book series "Hellblazer" from DC Comics. With its mix of informative street culture news segments on V-Entertainment and its wide variety of genres including drama, reality, music, magazine and comedy shows, Vuzu is poised to become the new go-to channel for all things cool in urban youth culture.

Another new channel to Premium, Compact Plus, Compact and Family packages is the home of family magic, M-Net Family (channel 162), a general entertainment channel packed with a variety of high quality international content – from drama and reality series to movies that will form part of the great family buffet of entertainment. Some of the exciting programming lined up on the channel include Project Runway, The Have and The Have Nots, Glee, Cougar Town, The Face UK, Benched, MasterChef Australia, The Talk and more.

And finally, M-Net Edge (channel 119), which has become renowned for its thought provoking international series, will continue to premiere first run-programming alongside iconic shows, but the schedule will be packed with more never-before-seen series that you may prefer not to watch with the entire family. This means that M-Net Edge will now be the dedicated home of higher age-restricted programming.    

Viewers will soon be able to see the eagerly awaited new series From Dusk Till Dawn based on the 1996 cult classic by renegade director Robert Rodriguez, as well as new seasons of Masters of Sex and the five-time Golden Globe-winning political thriller, Homeland. The channel also features shows that are not for the faint-hearted as they are rated 18 SNVL. These include cult favourites like True Blood, The Wire, Rome, Boardwalk Empire and re-runs of Game of Thrones. M-Net Edge viewers can also indulge in binge-viewing opportunities on weekends and early evening double bills, where the previously screened episode of a series will lead into a brand new episode. 

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