M-Net Edge

Broadcast on: DStv

Contact details:
137 Bram Fischer Dr
Blairgowrie
Randburg
Gauteng
2194

Tel: +27 (0)11 686-6000
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About

M-Net Edge is a South African digital satellite television channel produced by M-Net for pay television platform DStv which features the most critically acclaimed cult-craze series from Hollywood – the kind of risqué shows you would prefer not to watch with the entire family - as well as some iconic classics.

It is a sister channel to M-Net, which carries more family-friendly programming.

AVAILABILITY

DStv: Channel 102
Bouquet: Premium

PICTURE FORMAT

1080i (HDTV, 16:9)

SLOGAN

"The edge of entertainment" - launch slogan, 2014

ABOUT

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

The M-Net Edge line-up features the most critically acclaimed cult-craze series from Hollywood – the kind of risqué shows you would prefer not to watch with the entire family. It is a first-run channel for DStv Premium in HD.

On the channel's first line-up, for example, was the Emmy award-winning comedy-drama Orange is the New Black. Among the other big attractions to launch the channel were new series Masters of Sex and Satisfaction, as well as new seasons of The Americans, Defiance and American Horror Story.

The channel is also the home of HBO in Africa, having exclusive first-run rights to HBO series, as well its iconic library material. When M-Net Edge launched on DStv, the HBO classic The Sopranos was a fixture on the schedule on weekdays at 22h00, while viewers could also enjoy the fifth and final season of the highly acclaimed Boardwalk Empire, the period drama starring Steve Buscemi.

Among the other HBO shows on M-Net Edge include new seasons of The Newsroom, Veep, Girls, Silicon Valley, The Leftovers and Looking. There are also hard-hitting masterpieces like Rome, Banshee (which aired on HBO sister channel Cinemax) and The Wire.

M-Net Edge viewers can also indulge in iconic series every day of the week and there are also binge viewing opportunities on weekends and early evening double bills, where the previously screened episode of a series leads into a new episode. On weekends, series are screened back-to-back, allowing viewers to watch episodes the way you would a DVD box-set.
 
The double-headers feature the previous week's episode broadcast in the slot before the new episode premieres. For example, if you missed the previous episode of the weekday premiere episode at 19h00, you can watch the previous week's instalment at 18h00.

The majority of shows are available on DStv Catch-Up. At launch, these included The Sopranos, Game of Thrones, Reckless, Nurse Jackie, Boardwalk Empire, Criminal Minds, Stalker, Masters of Sex, Sleepy Hollow, Orange is the New Black, The Americans, Satisfaction, Outlander, Graceland, Silicon Valley, Major Crimes and Defiance.

M-Net Edge runs for 11 hours per day – from 18h00 until 05h00 - due to the age-restricted content.


Latest Updated Shows

The Affair

Genre: Drama, Mystery
Channel: M-Net Edge, M-Net City
Summary: Drama exploring the effects of an affair between a novelist and a waitress trying to piece her life and marriage back together after a tragedy.
Starring: Dominic West, Ruth Wilson, Maura Tierney


Sleeper Cell

Genre: Drama
Channel: M-Net, actionX, Mzansi Magic, M-Net Edge
Summary: An undercover FBI agent is seduced into joining an Islamic terrorist cell by the cell's leader, with the aim of stopping an attack on American soil.
Starring: Michael Ealy, Oded Fehr, Henri Lubatti


Homeland

Genre: Drama, Thriller
Channel: M-Net, M-Net Series, M-Net Series Zone, M-Net Edge, M-Net City
Summary: When a MIA marine returns home after eight years in an Iraqi jail, a CIA officer believes he has been turned and is determined to expose him.
Starring: Claire Danes, Damian Lewis, Morena Baccarin


Latest Articles

Hiatus alert! Production breaks on M-Net and M-Net Edge

18 Oct 2016 | Written by: TVSA Team | From: M-Net | 3 comments
Various US shows go on break over the next couple of months. See which shows are impacted.


First look: Sarah Jessica Parker's TV comeback in Divorce

13 Sep 2016 | Written by: Tashi | From: Tashi's TV | 1 comment
See Sex and the City's Carrie Bradshaw in her new series that starts on M-Net Edge next month.


Must see: The Night Of

09 Sep 2016 | Written by: Tashi | From: Tashi's TV
If you're looking for a gripping-fest then I'd highly recommend the excellent eight-part series The Night Of.


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