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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

Dancing with the Stars South Africa

Genre: Reality Competition
Channel: M-Net
Summary: Local version of the BBC format in which 12 untrained celebrities compete for a public vote with the help of professional Latin and Ballroom dancers.


Transparent

Genre: Comedy-Drama
Channel: M-Net Edge, M-Net City, M-Net
Summary: Comedy-drama which revolves around a family and their lives following the discovery that the person they knew as their father Mort is transgender.
Starring: Gaby Hoffmann, Jay Duplass, Amy Landecker


The X Factor (UK)

Genre: Music, Reality Competition
Channel: M-Net, M-Net Series Zone, Vuzu
Summary: Talent series contested by aspiring singers drawn from public auditions, in which the judges double as mentors and coaches to the finalists.
Starring: Kate Thornton, Dermot O'Leary, Simon Cowell


Latest Articles

New season: American Idol 16

13 Apr 2018 | Written by: Shows Editor | From: Today's TV Highlights
CHANNEL: M-Net | From garage band rockers to national anthem singers to caretakers - all have the same passion: a love for music.


New medical drama series: Harrow

12 Apr 2018 | Written by: Shows Editor | From: Today's TV Highlights
CHANNEL: M-Net | Drama about unorthodox, brilliant forensic pathologist Dr Daniel Harrow, who has a total disregard for authority.


New comedy game show: Ellen's Game of Games

09 Apr 2018 | Written by: Shows Editor | From: Today's TV Highlights | 1 comment
CHANNEL: M-Net | Ellen hosts this comedy game show, which includes supersized versions of the most popular games from her talk show.


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