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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, Compact Plus, 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

DiepCity

Genre: Telenovela
Channel: Mzansi Magic
Summary: Explores the struggle of four young women who were forced into crime in high school just to make ends meet, trying to make their way in the world.
Starring: Nozuko Ncayiyane, Kgaogelo Monama, Nompumelelo Vilakazi


Lockdown

Genre: Drama
Channel: Mzansi Magic, Mzansi Wethu, 1Magic
Summary: Prison drama set in a high security prison for women, in which the back stories of the inmates unravel to reveal the paths that led them there.
Starring: Dawn Thandeka King, Zola Nombona, Luxolo Ndabeni


Seng'Khathele

Genre: Reality
Channel: Mzansi Wethu, Mzansi Magic
Summary: Reality series which gives couples the platform to tell their significant other that they are no longer happy and want out of the relationship.
Starring: Lerato Mvelase


Latest Articles

New on TV today: Sunday 11 April

11 Apr 2021 | Written by: Shows Editor | From: New Shows and Seasons
Amazing Voices returns to Mzansi Magic and the drama Council of Dads starts a run on Vuzu.


Gomora 2 Teasers - April 2021

08 Apr 2021 | Written by: TVSA Team | From: Gomora Teasers
Season 2 premiere! Your first tease. Sonto makes a shocking decision in police custody.


New on TV today: Thursday 8 April

08 Apr 2021 | Written by: Shows Editor | From: New Shows and Seasons
It's the battle of the SABC channels tonight, with six new shows between them.



LATEST ARTICLES

New on TV today: Sunday 11 April

Amazing Voices returns to Mzansi Magic and the drama Council of Dads starts a run on Vuzu.


New on TV today: Saturday 10 April

Reality show Abazali starts on Wethu and Curiosity takes you down The World's Most Dangerous Roads.


New! It's Complicated Teasers - April 2021

Introducing the first teasers for Zee World's new weekend series about Jassi who loves two men.


King of Hearts Teasers - April 2021

Exposed: DD’s conniving plans. And Sid gets arrested for attempted murder.


Begusarai Teasers - April 2021

Begusarai reloads on Zee World on 10 April for weekend double bills at 17h00 and 18h00.


Queen of the South 2 Teasers - May 2021

Teresa and her team are kidnapped.


Ring of Fire Teasers - April 2021

Schedule alert! Ring of Fire loses Saturdays and Sundays from this weekend (10th) with the premieres of It's Complicated and Begusarai (repeat).


Law of the Heart Teasers - May 2021

Andres proposes to Catalina!


New on TV today: Friday 9 April

Four shows start on SABC3 tonight including the mockumentary Tali's Wedding Diary.


The Cost of Love Teasers - April 2021

A mother tries to stop her own daughter from being happy.

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