M-Net is set to launch two entertainment channels this October. According to the African pay-television content provider, the channel names as well as the detailed schedules are still under wraps; however, the company can confirm that these two channels will be aimed at distinct audiences and will allow for even more top-notch content at top-of-mind, easy-to-find channel destinations. Both channels will also be in HD.
According to M-Net and DStv, the first of the two new general entertainment channels will be the bold, irreverent sibling of M-Net channel 101. This channel will be for those who are followers of Game of Thrones, House of Cards, True Detective, Orange is the New Black, Breaking Bad and Nurse Jackie. In addition to fresh seasons of this type of content from the US, the channel will be the home of cult fare such as Sopranos and Six Feet Under – screened every day of the week.
Both pay-tv providers added that, the second planned channel will be linked to the VUZU brand, curating some of the best global and local entertainment. In short, it will be your “out of this world entertainment”: trendy, current, urban, and an extension of the VUZU vibe. The channel will include brand new local reality shows, glitzy local celeb-watching and new seasons of hot international shows such as The Fixer as well as Lala’s Full Court Life and Vampire Diaries.
To be able to create these two channels, the current M-Net Series Showcase and M-Net Series Reality channels on DStv Premium will discontinue as of October. Instead, the content from these channels will in future be on either of the M-Net or VUZU general entertainment channels.