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Vuzu Amp

Broadcast on: Defunct
Active from: 13 Oct 2014
Active until: 28 Jan 2018

About

Vuzu Amp was a South African youth-oriented digital satellite television channel produced by M-Net for pay television platform DStv described as "an amplified experience" of the Vuzu channel, featuring local and international content. The channel was aimed at DStv Premium customers and was replaced by 1Magic in 2018.

AVAILABILITY

DStv: Channel 103 (formerly 114)
Bouquet: Premium

PICTURE FORMAT

1080i (HDTV, 16:9)

SLOGAN

"Out of this world TV" - launch slogan, 2014

ABOUT

Vuzu Amp was a first-run channel for DStv Premium in HD. Vuzu, which is also on DStv Compact, is broadcast in SD and features a combination of exclusive and repeat content.

Vuzu Amp was born in October 2014 along with fellow defunct M-Net channel M-Net Edge, with both targeting an exclusive viewership on the Premium package on DStv. They replaced the also-defunct channels M-Net Series Showcase and M-Net Series Reality.

Vuzu Amp was a first-run channel, with Vuzu inheriting content from it after broadcast.

The channel featured a wide variety of genres including drama, reality, comedy, animation, extreme sports, gaming and magazine style shows.

At launch, the channel hosted the season premieres of many popular shows such as The Vampire Diaries, Devious Maids, Brooklyn Nine-Nine, So You Think You Can Dance and Pretty Little Liars.

There were also improved versions of homegrown programmes such as V Entertainment, 10 over 10 and Dineo's Diary.

Originally airing on Channel 114, Vuzu Amp changed to Channel 103 from Friday 1 July, 2016. The move was to put the channel alongside M-Net's other first-run channels M-Net (101) and M-Net Edge (102).

Vuzu Amp was discontinued on Sunday 28 January, 2018, and replaced with 1Magic.


Latest Updated Shows

Jane the Virgin

Genre: Comedy-Drama
Channel: Vuzu Amp, Vuzu, SABC2
Summary: A loose adaptation of a telenovela about a devout young woman who finds her life turned upside down when she is artificially inseminated by accident.
Starring: Gina Rodriguez, Andrea Navedo, Yael Grobglas


The Real Housewives of New Jersey

Genre: Reality, Docu-Reality
Channel: M-Net Series, SABC3, Vuzu, M-Net Series Reality, Vuzu Amp, 1Magic
Summary: Follows a selection of the most wealthy, bourgeois Jersey Girls as they live lavish lifestyles and deal with all the drama that money can buy.
Starring: Teresa Giudice, Jacqueline Laurita, Caroline Manzo


The Real Housewives of New York City

Genre: Reality, Docu-Reality
Channel: Vuzu, eReality, Netflix South Africa, M-Net Series Reality, M-Net Series Zone, Vuzu Amp, 1Magic
Summary: The second in the franchise, these NYC women show what it takes to make it in the upper echelon of society, where money and status are a way of life.
Starring: Bethenny Frankel, LuAnn de Lesseps, Alex McCord


Latest Articles

New docu-reality series: Rickey Smiley for Real

24 Jan 2018 | Written by: Shows Editor | From: Today's TV Highlights
CHANNEL: Vuzu Amp | A humorous look at Rickey Smiley's hectic life as he manages his career, fatherhood and personal life.


New season: The Real Housewives of New Jersey 8

12 Jan 2018 | Written by: Shows Editor | From: Today's TV Highlights
CHANNEL: Vuzu Amp | Teresa Giudice, Melissa Gorga, Dolores Catania and Siggy Flicker are joined by new girl Margaret Josephs.


M-Net ditches Vuzu Amp for 1Magic

11 Dec 2017 | Written by: TVSA Team | From: DStv | 9 comments
1Magic debuts with two new South African shows - and Muvhango's Sindi Dlathu.



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