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M-Net Family

Broadcast on: Defunct
Active from: 01 Jul 2015
Active until: 31 Mar 2017

About

M-Net Family was a South African digital satellite television channel produced by M-Net for pay television platform DStv as a rebranded version of its predecessor MagicWorld, which carried family-friendly international content that has previously aired on other M-Net channels.

AVAILABILITY

DStv: Channel 162
Bouquet: Premium, Compact, Extra, Family

PICTURE FORMAT

16:9 (720p, HDTV)

SLOGAN

Home of Family Magic

ABOUT

M-Net and MultiChoice redesigned channel 162 on DStv to become a general entertainment channel for the entire family. On Wednesday, 1 July 2015 from 17h00, MagicWorld made way for M-Net Family.

This revamped channel was designed to bring premium content to the DStv Family bouquet, but was also available on DStv Premium, Extra and Compact.

M-Net Family carried a variety of international content – from drama and reality series to movies - while some local shows and a kiddies programming block also formed part of the offering.

M-Net Family also featured curated content that had never been seen on the DStv Family package before.

When the channel launched, the initial programming was as follows:

15h00, weekdays: The Wild (soapie)
16h00, weekdays: The Talk (talk show
17h00, weekdays: Champs (telenovela)
18h00, weekdays: Manhattan Love Story, The Millers 2
18h30, weekdays: MasterChef Junior USA
19h30, weekdays: America's Got Talent 9
20h30: Marvel's Agent Carter, The Night Shift, Red Band Society, Nashville 2

On Saturdays and Sundays there was a family movie at 18h00 as well as series omnibuses throughout the day.

Kiddies block Koowee aired from 07h00 to 08h00 each morning on weekdays and 06h00 to 08h00 on Saturdays, as well as on weekday afternoons for a half an hour from 15h00 to 15h30.

M-Net Family refined its schedule as from Monday 4 July, 2016. Sitcoms, reality and talk shows that were on M-Net City were moved to M-Net Family, which began to focus predominantly on light drama series, reality and talk shows.

In October 2016 the channel was upgraded from SD to HDTV (720p).

M-Net Family was discontinued on 31 March, 2017, with M-Net citing poor performance as a reason. Content from the channel was moved to Vuzu from 1 April.


Latest Updated Shows

Brooklyn Nine-Nine

Genre: Comedy
Channel: Vuzu, SABC3, Netflix South Africa, Vuzu Amp, M-Net Family, 1Magic
Summary: Ensemble comedy about what happens when a talented but carefree detective and his diverse group of colleagues get a new captain with a lot to prove.
Starring: Andy Samberg, Stephanie Beatriz, Terry Crews


MasterChef Australia

Genre: Food, Reality Competition
Channel: BBC Lifestyle, M-Net, M-Net Series Reality, eReality, M-Net Family, M-Net City, Vuzu
Summary: The battle is on to find the most promising, undiscovered talent in Australia, as ambitious kitchen enthusiasts take on demanding challenges.
Starring: Sarah Wilson, Gary Mehigan, George Calombaris


Modern Family

Genre: Comedy, Mockumentary
Channel: M-Net, Vuzu, e.tv, Comedy Central Africa, Netflix South Africa, M-Net Series Showcase, M-Net City, eExtra, M-Net Family
Summary: Shot from the perspective of an unseen documentary filmmaker, this mockumentary looks at the complications of being a family in these modern times.
Starring: Ed O'Neill, SofĂ­a Vergara, Julie Bowen


Latest Articles

New HD channels! Bouquet upgrades! Channel closures! MultiChoice gone mad!

27 Sep 2016 | Written by: TVSA Team | From: News | 3 comments
A raft of DStv changes have been announced including 9 new HD channels, a new Explora, channels closing down and more.


New and returning shows on M-Net Family in August 2016

13 Jul 2016 | Written by: TVSA Team | From: M-Net Family
New on Family next month: The Fosters 3, Black-ish 2 and America's Got Talent 11 (the same season that premieres on M-Net).


M-Net channels plunge into chaos!

31 May 2016 | Written by: TVSA Team | From: News | 1 comment
Just in time for winter... a nice, cold chill from your new, schizophrenic M-Net City and Family channels.


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