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M-Net Edge

Broadcast on: Defunct
Active from: 20 Oct 2014
Active until: 31 Mar 2017

About

M-Net Edge was a South African digital satellite television channel produced by M-Net for pay television platform DStv which featured edgy, age-restricted dramas and comedies - as well as some iconic classics.

It was a sister channel to M-Net, which carried 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 was a first-run channel for DStv Premium in HD.

On the channel's first line-ups was the comedy-drama Orange is the New Black. Among shows to launch the channel were Masters of Sex and Satisfaction, as well as new seasons of The Americans, Defiance and American Horror Story.

The channel was 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 the fifth and final season of Boardwalk Empire, the period drama starring Steve Buscemi, airing in primetime.

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

There were also iconic series every day of the week and binge viewing opportunities on weekends and early evening double bills, where the previously screened episode of a series led into a new episode. On weekends, series were screened back-to-back, allowing viewers to watch episodes the way you would a DVD box-set.
 
The double-headers featured 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 could watch the previous week's instalment at 18h00.

The majority of shows were 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 ran for 11 hours per day – from 18h00 until 05h00 - due to the age-restricted content.

The channel was discontinued on 31 March, 2017 and the content was assimilated into M-Net from 1 April, mostly airing as late-night content. A number of series were burned off in March to meet the channel shutdown deadline, including The Last Ship, Midnight Sun, The Magicians, Quarry, Aftermath, The Borgias, Hyde & Seek, The Art of More, Oz, Wrecked and The Detour.


Latest Updated Shows

Hawaii Five-0

Genre: Action/Adventure, Drama, Police Procedural
Channel: M-Net, FOX Africa, SABC3, e.tv, M-Net Series Showcase, M-Net Series Zone, M-Net Edge, M-Net City
Summary: A re-imagining of the original series about an elite task force whose mission is to wipe out the crime that washes up on the Islands' beaches.
Starring: Alex O'Loughlin, Scott Caan, Daniel Dae Kim


Orange Is the New Black

Genre: Drama, Comedy-Drama
Channel: M-Net Edge, M-Net City, Netflix South Africa, M-Net
Summary: Based on a true story about engaged Brooklynite Piper Chapman, whose relationship with a drug-runner results in her arrest and year-long detention.
Starring: Taylor Schilling, Laura Prepon, Michael Harney


Shameless

Genre: Drama, Comedy-Drama
Channel: M-Net, M-Net Series, M-Net Series Showcase, M-Net Edge, M-Net City
Summary: Series following the dysfunctional family of Frank Gallagher, a single father who spends his days drunk as his children take care of themselves.
Starring: William H. Macy, Emmy Rossum, Justin Chatwin


Latest Articles

M-Net channels in umpteenth shake-up

01 Mar 2017 | Written by: TVSA Team | From: News
M-Net Edge, Movies Showcase and M-Net Family are G.O.N.E. and DStv Family gets Vuzu.


Hiatus alerts! Production breaks on M-Net and M-Net Edge (6 February 2017)

06 Feb 2017 | Written by: TVSA Team | From: M-Net
The latest on what's happening with Modern Family, Chicago Fire and Major Crimes.


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.



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