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M-Net Series Showcase

Broadcast on: Defunct
Active from: 09 Jul 2013
Active until: 19 Oct 2014

Contact details:
137 Bram Fischer Dr
Blairgowrie
Randburg
Gauteng
2194

Tel: +27 (0)11 686-6000

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About

M-Net Series Reality is a defunct South African digital satellite television channel which was part of the "M-Net Series" stable of M-Net shows on the DStv platform which connected the viewer to "big characters and big names on television".

AVAILABILITY

DStv: Channel 113
Bouquet: Premium

PICTURE FORMAT

576i (SDTV, 4:3) - Terrestrial
576i (SDTV, 16:9) - DStv
1080i (HDTV, 16:9) - DStv

M-Net Series Showcase was one of three channels that arose from the now-defunct M-Net Series channel in July 2013, the other two being M-Net Series Reality and M-Net Series Zone.

M-Net Showcase was the high-definition playground of the series world's latest big-name shows with all its flamboyant characters. The channel features fresh, superior quality content in all popular genres - from comedy and drama to fantasy, crime and suspense.

These first-class shows include new seasons of Mad Men, Criminal Minds and Defiance, and all the latest showstoppers from the USA.

Most of the series could be seen on African TV for the first time, close to their US debuts.

The channel closed down on Sunday 19 October 2014, at 23h59, along with premium sister channel M-Net Series Reality. They were replaced by two new premium, HD channels in the M-Net stable: Vuzu Amp and M-Net Edge. The reason for their closure was that M-Net felt their premium content was being limited by genre-based channels.


Latest Updated Shows

Major Crimes

Genre: Drama, Police Procedural
Channel: M-Net Series, M-Net Series Showcase, M-Net Series Zone, M-Net Edge, M-Net City, M-Net Family, M-Net
Summary: Spin-off from The Closer which begins after the departure of Brenda Johnson from the LAPD, with Sharon Raydor chosen as the new boss.
Starring: Mary McDonnell, G.W. Bailey, Tony Denison


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


Ray Donovan

Genre: Drama
Channel: M-Net, M-Net Series Showcase, Mzansi Magic, M-Net Series Zone, e.tv, eExtra, M-Net Edge, M-Net City
Summary: Ray Donovan, a professional "fixer" for the rich and famous in Los Angeles, can make anyone's problems disappear except for those of his own family.
Starring: Liev Schreiber, Paula Malcomson, Eddie Marsan


Latest Articles

FAQs on Vuzu AMP and M-Net Edge

29 Sep 2014 | Written by: TVSA Team | From: DStv | 1 comment
An FAQ with answers about the new M-Net Edge and Vuzu AMP channels, the shutdown of the two M-Net Series channels - and what's happening with Vuzu.


The Killing series finale: hott, hott, hott

11 Sep 2014 | Written by: Tashi | From: Tashi's TV
The Killing reached it's end on M-Net Series Showcase on Wednesday (10th) and solved the mystery of Holder and Linden to deliver a perfect finish.


M-Net, Vuzu spin-offs to replace M-Net Series Reality, Showcase

05 Aug 2014 | Written by: TVSA Team | From: M-Net | 6 comments
In October DStv launches M-Net and Vuzu spin-off channels and closes down M-Net Series Showcase and Reality. Both new channels are still unnamed.




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