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M-Net Action

Broadcast on: Defunct
Active from: 01 Feb 2008
Active until: 30 Sep 2012

About

M-Net Action is a defunct South African action movie and series channel which in latter years became a movie-only channel as part of the M-Net stable of movie channels on the DStv satellite platform.

AVAILABILITY

DStv: Channel 106

PICTURE FORMAT

576i (SDTV, 16:9) - DStv
1080i (HDTV, 16:9) - DStv (from 2011)

ABOUT

M-Net Action arose from the demise of actionX, a B-grade action movie and series channel on DStv which was rebranded as M-Net Action when the channel was assimilated into the M-Net stable of genre channels in February 2008.

The new branding and name change was in line with M-Net's decision to "reclaim" some of its DStv channels, as it did with M-Net Series (previously The Series Channel) some two years previously.

The idea was to get viewers to associate M-Net's various DStv channels as a family of specialised channels in the M-Net stable. The family at the time included M-Net, M-Net Stars, M-Net Series and M-Net Action.

Although the branding of the channel was changing from actionx to M-Net Action, the content remained the same initially.

In January 2011, around the time it became an HD channel, M-Net Action began reassigning its series to sister channels in the stable like M-Net Series, as it began the process of becoming a movies-only channel focusing on a male demographic.

In October 2012 it was assimilated into the new stable of M-Net Movies channels and rebranded as M-Net Movies Action Plus (channel 106, blockbuster movies from Action to Westerns, Horror and Sci-Fi) and M-Net Movies Action (channel 110, more B-grade action movies).


Latest Updated Shows

24

Genre: Action/Adventure, Drama
Channel: M-Net, e.tv, Fox Entertainment, Disney+, M-Net Action
Summary: Each season depicts a 24-hour period in the life of Jack Bauer, who works with the United States government as it fights terrorist threats to the USA.
Starring: Dennis Haysbert, Xander Berkeley, Kiefer Sutherland


The Wire

Genre: Drama, Police Procedural
Channel: M-Net, e.tv, Top One, Mzansi Magic, M-Net Edge, M-Net City, M-Net Action
Summary: Each season focuses on a different facet of Baltimore: the drug trade, the port, the city bureaucracy, the school system and the print news media.
Starring: Dominic West, John Doman, Idris Elba


Supernatural

Genre: Action/Adventure, Fantasy, Horror, Supernatural
Channel: actionX, SABC3, M-Net Action, M-Net Series, M-Net Series Showcase, Vuzu Amp, SABC2, M-Net City
Summary: Fantasy-horror series which follows brothers Sam and Dean Winchester as they hunt demons, ghosts, monsters and other supernatural beings in the world.
Starring: Jared Padalecki, Jensen Ackles, Lauren Cohan


Latest Articles

New M-Net Movie channels: FAQ

01 Oct 2012 | Written by: TVSA Team | From: M-Net Movie Premiere | 1 comment
Find out more about the six new M-Net Movie channels in this FAQ. Includes answers about each channel's content, scheduling patterns and technical specs.


The TVSA Interview: Nelsan Ellis (True Blood) (Reloaded)

19 Aug 2010 | Written by: Tashi | From: Interviews | 5 comments
We tribute the genius who brought Lafayette to life in the wake of Nelsan's sudden death.


Emmy nominations by channel

20 Jul 2009 | Written by: TVSA Team | From: News | 1 comment
The nominations for the 61st Emmy Awards were announced last week. We'e broken down how many nominated shows South Africans got to see, on which channels.



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