M-Net

Broadcast on: DStv
Active from: 04 Oct 1986

Contact details:
137 Bram Fischer Dr
Blairgowrie
Randburg
Gauteng
2194

Tel: +27 (0)11 686-6000

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About

M-Net (originally an abbreviation for Electronic Media Network) is a South African, subscription-funded television channel, established in 1986 by Naspers, which offers a mix of general entertainment, children's programmes, sports and movies.

The Electronic Media Network Limited was founded in 1985 as South Africa's first private subscription television service. The first broadcast, comprising one 12-hour channel, went out in October 1986.

AVAILABILITY

Terrestrial: Sentech (channel depends on nearest Sentech repeater)
DStv: Channel 101

PICTURE FORMAT

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

SLOGAN

"Where magic lives".

ABOUT

M-Net's mission is "to create the best television entertainment in Africa and beyond". To this end they invested significantly in local productions.

Productions such as Studio 53 broadcast across the African continent and the rest of the world. The adaptation of international formats such as Big Brother, Idols and MasterChef endeavours to keep subscribers in touch with world-class shows.

M-Net is a premium general entertainment channel featuring premiere movies, as well as first-run TV series, music specials and documentaries.

The M-Net stable includes M-Net Satellite, M-Net Terrestrial, M-Net Africa East, M-Net Africa West, M-Net Africa East and M-Net Africa West.


Latest Updated Shows

Binnelanders

Genre: Drama, Soap Opera
Channel: M-Net, kykNET, ShowMax
Summary: Set against the backdrop of an upmarket private hospital, Binneland Clinic, the series revolves around the lives of a group of medical professionals.
Starring: Hans Strydom, Gys de Villiers, Dawid Minnaar


Dexter

Genre: Drama, Horror, Thriller
Channel: M-Net, Top One, FOX Crime, M-Net Action, FOX Africa, M-Net Series, M-Net Series Showcase
Summary: Crime thriller about a likeable forensics expert for the Miami Metro Police Department who moonlights as a serial killer with his own brand of justice.
Starring: Michael C. Hall, Julie Benz, Jennifer Carpenter


The Academy Awards

Genre: Award Shows, Specials
Channel: M-Net
Summary: The Academy Awards are presented by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences to recognise excellence of professionals in the film industry.
Starring: Jon Stewart, Hugh Jackman, Alec Baldwin


Latest Articles

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.


The Voice SA 2: When two voices are better than one

20 Feb 2017 | Written by: TVSA Team | From: The Voice South Africa | 1 comment
Duos are a rare phenomenon on The Voice SA and one came to light this week.


Fake news: how to tell if what you're reading is true

09 Feb 2017 | Written by: TVSA Team | From: Carte Blanche Teasers | 1 comment
On Sunday Carte Blanche stands up for the truth by scrutinizing online lies, paid tweets and propaganda.


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