Mzansi Magic

Broadcast on: DStv
Active from: 12 Jul 2010

Contact details:
137 Bram Fischer Dr
Blairgowrie
Randburg
Gauteng
2194

Tel: +27 (0)11 686-6000

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About

Mzansi Magic is a South African digital satellite channel produced by M-Net and broadcast exclusively on the DStv platform which showcases locally produced content with a strong entertainment focus.

The channel offers a diverse content mix, including local and international feature films, music specials, bubblegum movies, documentaries, talk shows, telenovelas and soapies.

The channel's content mix is made up of of licensed, co-produced and commissioned local content.

AVAILABILITY

DStv: Channel 161
Bouquet: Premium, Extra, Compact

PICTURE FORMAT

576i (SDTV, 16:9) - DStv

TARGET MARKET

DStv subscribers
LSM 5-8
Adults 25-49

POSITIONING

"Authentic South African Entertainment"

LANGUAGE

English and other local languages. All non-English is subtitled in English.

ABOUT

South Africa's local production industry received a boost with M-Net's announcement of a new local content channel, Mzansi Magic, which debuted on DStv on 12 July, 2010.

The channel was developed to showcase locally produced content with a strong entertainment focus and was shaped through dialogue with actors, musicians and comedians in order to promote local content both in South Africa and globally.

The channel offers a diverse content mix, including local and international feature films, music specials, documentaries, soapies and interactive talk shows hosted by new and established television and radio personalities.

The channel also introduced a low budget film genre nicknamed "bubblegum cinema" and known as "Lokshin Bioskop" and "Lokshin Bioskop: Series" with comedy films such as Moruti wa tsotsi and Madhluphuthu.

The channel's diverse content procurement strategy provides a solid basis for existing and emerging South African producers and filmmakers to engage M-Net in the licensing and production of local content.

M-Net wanted to engage producers and explore possibilities beyond traditional commissioning models through its development of Mzansi Magic. In partnership with South African filmmakers, the channel seeks to empower emerging talent to produce compelling content with local and universal appeal, but also to ensure that key skills are transferred to the industry.

The channel presents an exciting platform for the South African creative industry and a destination for viewers who are interested in proudly South African entertainment.


Latest Updated Shows

Saints and Sinners

Genre: Drama
Channel: Mzansi Magic, Mzansi Wethu
Summary: A family drama revolving around the lives of two very different families, living in the south of Johannesburg on opposite sides of the tracks.
Starring: Nthati Moshesh, Tumisho Masha, Nompilo Gwala


The Queen

Genre: Telenovela
Channel: Mzansi Magic
Summary: Telenovela about a dedicated wife, mother and successful businesswoman who is forced to do the unthinkable when her husband's secret comes to light.
Starring: Sello Maake Ka-Ncube, Sthembiso Khoza, Marah Louw


So You Think You Can Dance

Genre: Reality Competition
Channel: M-Net Series, M-Net, Vuzu, Mzansi Magic, M-Net Series Reality, Vuzu Amp, M-Net Family
Summary: So You Think You Can Dance is an American dance reality competition with nationwide auditions leading to the discovery of the next big dancing star.
Starring: Lauren Sánchez, Nigel Lythgoe, Cat Deeley


Latest Articles

Mzansi Magic does it for millennials with new telenovela Isithembiso

24 Feb 2017 | Written by: TVSA Team | From: Mzansi Magic | 2 comments
The 411 on what to expect once Greed & Desire wraps at the end of March.


Hearing impaired subtitles: now also on Sky News

21 Feb 2017 | Written by: TVSA Team | From: DStv
The channel joins the M-Net channels, Vuzu, Vuzu Amp and BoxOffice.


Renewed! Mzansi Magic's Ring of Lies

16 Feb 2017 | Written by: TVSA Team | From: Mzansi Magic | 7 comments
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