DStv will be reshuffling its homegrown M-Net movie channels come September 1st. The six current offerings will be downsized into four slick, fuss-free channels known simply as M-Net Movies 1, 2, 3, and 4.
Additionally, the popular holiday pop-up channel FliekNET is set to become a permanent fixture from September.
The platform will also be adding a new movie channel to the mix. Asian pay television channel, KIX will be launching in October. While DStv promises that all the best Martial Arts movies will live here, the channel is also known for airing a combination of Asian content, most notably Korean shows, which is great news for fans of K-Drama.
Although DStv has streamlined the M-Net movie channels, it will not have an impact on the number of movies that are available. The reshuffle is just a more efficient way to organize everything.
Film fanatics can also rest assured that the DStv and M-Net team will continue to create popular pop-up channels built around popular franchises or themes.
In a statement about the reshuffle MultiChoice SA CEO, Mark Rayner said…
“It’s important for us to facilitate the best possible viewing experience for our DStv customers in our ever-evolving world of entertainment. While the proposition of the current six movie channels (M-Net Movies Premiere, Action Plus, Action, Smile, Zone and All Stars) made perfect sense when they launched years ago, recent comments and requests from our movie-loving DStv audiences indicated that it was time for a reboot.”
According to Yolisa Phahle, CEO of General Entertainment and Connected Video at the MultiChoice Group, this is just the beginning as subscribers can look forward to an exciting planned journey of developments on the film front.
“In our quest to remain Africa’s most-loved storyteller, innovation and quality will always be key. Local movies will also play an increasingly important role, alongside screening handpicked Hollywood films first on all our platforms.”
The streamlined M-Net Movie channels arrangement will make it easier for viewers to find the exact type of movie they’re looking for. Check out the breakdown of the movie channels below.
M-Net Movies 1 (Channel 104 on DStv Premium)
This is the new number one destination for the latest international and local movies, made for the entire family. Those who loved the kid-friendly Animania festivals on M-Net Movies Smile, as well as blockbuster romcoms and gripping dramas, will need an ample supply of popcorn for the good times ahead.
M-Net Movies 2 (Channel 106 on DStv Premium)
Buckle up! M-Net Movies 2 will unleash an adrenaline rush with recent heart-pumping, explosive action films. The schedule will be packed with all kinds of adventures, thrills and spills at maximum velocity.
M-Net Movies 3 (Channel 107 on DStv Premium, Compact)
Welcome to the place where all the movie heroes and heroines hang out – either saving the day in adventure classics, or inhabiting the imaginary worlds of sci-fi and fantasy. Sometimes, they even tickle the funny bones in star-studded comedies, or show off their acting chops in gripping dramas.
M-Net Movies 4 (Channel 108 on DStv Premium, Compact, Family, Access)
The world’s biggest blockbusters, as well as their prequels and sequels, are lined up here. While movie franchise lovers can enjoy great movies for hours on end, friends and family can join the action and fun too.
M-Net Movies Pop-Up (Channel 111 on DStv Premium)
To keep it fresh and exciting, there will be a host of festivals and themed surprises on these channels. Furthermore, the M-Net Movies team will continue cooking up more binge fests with M-Net Movies Pop Up channels. In future, these pop-up delights will be served on DStv Channel 111.