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FAQs on Vuzu AMP and M-Net Edge

Written by TVSA Team from the blog DStv on 29 Sep 2014
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As you know, two new M-Net channels launch on DStv in October: Vuzu AMP and M-Net Edge.

M-Net Series Reality and M-Net Series Showcase will both shut down before they go live.

MultiChoice has obviously been inundated with queries about the changes because they've just released this FAQ answering questions. Does it answer yours? ...

Press Release  

Changes to M-Net channels on DStv Premium
 
VUZU AMP (DStv Channel 114) will start on Monday, 13 October at 17:00. 
M-Net Edge (DStv Channel 102) will go live on Monday 20 October at 18:00.

Both these channels will be available in HD to DStv Premium customers.
 
To make way for these two channels, the current M-Net Series Showcase and M-Net Series Reality channels on DStv Premium will be discontinued in October. Instead, the content from these channels will be found on M-Net Edge (DStv Channel 102) and VUZU AMP (DStv Channel 114). 
 
M-Net Series Reality will close down on Sunday, 12 October at 23:59.
M-Net Series Showcase will close down on Sunday, 19 October at 23:59.
 
We believe that, in the long run, these two new channels will make it easier for viewers to find their favourite series. Itwill also give us the opportunity to bring more of Hollywood’s best shows to viewers even faster, as we will not be limited by genre-based channels, as is currently the case with M-Net Series Reality and M-Net Series Showcase.
 
M-Net Series Zone, also available to DStv Compact customers, is not affected by these changes.
 
FAQs
 
A)   DISCONTINUATION OF M-NET SERIES SHOWCASE AND M-NET SERIES REALITY
 
When will these channels close down?
 
M-Net Series Reality will close down on Sunday, 12 October at 23:59.
M-Net Series Showcase will close down on Sunday, 19 October at 23:59.
 
What will happen to all these series that have been on these channels? Where will I find my favourite shows in future?
 
The series that have been on the M-Net Series Showcase and M-Net Series Reality channels will be on either M-Net Edge or VUZU AMP.
 
The talk shows from M-Net Series Reality will, however, move to M-Net (DStv Channel 101) or MagicWorld (DStv Channel 112). Ellen will now be on M-Net and The Talk and Doctors on MagicWorld.
 
Please see the grid at the bottom of the page for more details about specific programmes.
 
Will all the series conclude before the channels closes, or will you leave us in the lurch, as has happened before?
 
All the current seasons of the series on M-Net Series Showcase will conclude before the channels are discontinued.  To ensure that none of the seasons end mid-way, there will be double bills of certain shows.
 
Please see the grid below.
 
Why are you taking away two channels – why not just add the new channels?
You will not be losing out on any of your favourite shows as these will be moving to M-Net Edge or VUZU AMP. The two new channels will bring you even more entertainment with many award-winning shows from Hollywood, as well as the best in homegrown entertainment.
 
PROGRAMMING INFO GRIDS:
 
A list of all the shows that will be ending on M-Net Series Showcase in the next few weeks. Make a note of the double bills.
 
SERIES ENDINGS - M-Net Series Showcase.    
Show name Last day on air Days Double bill?
Sueprnatural IX 08-Sep-14 Wednesday Double Episodes
Covert Affairs IV 24-Sep-14 Monday Double Episodes
Parks & Recreation VI 15-Sep-14 Monday Single Episodes
Grimm III 19-Sep-14 Friday Single Episodes
Criminal Minds IX 21-Sep-14 Sunday Double Episodes
Reign 22-Sep-14 Monday Double Episodes
Switched at Birth IV 24-Sep-14 Wednesday Double Episodes
Hot in Cleveland V    25-Sep-14 Wed & Thu Single Episodes
Once Upon a Time III 26-Sep-14 Friday Single Episodes
The Rickey Smiley Show II 07-Oct-14 Tuesday Single Episodes
Person of Interest III 07-Oct-14 Tuesday Single Episodes
Parenthood V          10-Oct-14 Friday Double Episodes
The Fosters II           13-Oct-14 Mon-Friday Single Episodes
Cougar Town V         15-Oct-14 Wed & Thu Single Episodes
Dallas III                15-Oct-15 Tues & Wed Single Episodes
 
 
2) This is where you will find the new seasons of your favourite shows:
 
Show name Channel
100, The VUZU AMP
American Horror Story M-Net Edge
American Idol VUZU AMP
Americans, The M-Net Edge
Baby Daddy VUZU AMP
Banshee M-Net Edge
Boardwalk Empire M-Net Edge
Castle M-Net Edge
Chicago Fire M-Net Edge
Cougar Town VUZU
Covert Affairs VUZU AMP
Criminal Minds M-Net Edge
Dallas M-Net 101
Defiance M-Net Edge
Devious Maids VUZU AMP
Doctors MagicWorld
Ellen M-Net 101
Face, The VUZU AMP
Following, The M-Net Edge
Game of Thrones M-Net Edge
Girls M-Net Edge
Grimm M-Net Edge
Hot in Cleveland VUZU
House of Cards M-Net Edge
House of Lies VUZU AMP
Leftovers M-Net Edge
Looking M-Net Edge
Major Crimes M-Net Edge
Mistresses VUZU AMP
Motive II M-Net Edge
NCSI:LA M-Net Edge
New Girl VUZU AMP
Newsroom, The M-Net Edge
Nurse Jackie M-Net Edge
Once Upon a Time VUZU
Parenthood VUZU
Parks & Recreation VUZU
Person of Interest M-Net Edge
Pretty Little Liars VUZU AMP
Ray Donovan M-Net Edge
Reign M-Net Edge
Rizzoli & Isles M-Net Edge
Shameless M-Net Edge
Sleepy Hollow M-Net Edge
Sons of Anarchy M-Net Edge
So you think you can dance VUZU AMP
Supernatural M-Net Edge
Switched at birth VUZU
Talk MagicWorld
True Detective II M-Net Edge
VAMPire Diaries VUZU AMP
Veep M-Net Edge
Vikings M-Net Edge
Wentworth II M-Net Edge
White Collar VI M-Net Edge
 
 
B) Launch of M-Net Edge and VUZU AMP
 
1) M-Net Edge
 
When will M-Net Edge start?
 
On Monday 20 October at 18:00.  Please note that, due to the nature of the content on the channel, it will only run from 17:00 until 05:00 and not during daytime.
 
What will the channel number for M-Net Edge be?
 
M-Net Edge will be on DStv Channel 102 on DStv Premium.
 
Tell me more about M-Net Edge?
 
This bold new channel will be paradise for discerning viewers and series fanatics. M-Net Edge will feature cutting-edge risqué (yet always classy), highly-acclaimed shows. You will see the latest fare from Hollywood, as well as some iconic material that has raked in television awards in the past.
 
What are some of the shows that will play on M-Net Edge?
 
The October line-up includes the Emmy Award-winning comedy-drama Orange is the New Black, Masters of Sex and Satisfaction, Defiance, The Americans and American Horror Story.
 
Iconic series such as The Sopranos will also be on the schedule from Monday to Friday.
 
There will also be binge-viewing opportunities on weekends, as well as early evening double bills of shows such as Sleepy Hollow.
 
Why is M-Net Edge only broadcasting 11 hours a day?
 
The age restrictions on the shows scheduled on M-Net Edge mean that the content can only be broadcast in the evenings and early mornings. This is to ensure we adhere to South African broadcasting regulations.
 
Does this mean that I will see fewer series?
 
It's important to keep in mind that M-Net Series Showcase never broadcast premiere content outside of the eleven hours during which M-Net Edge will be on air. So, you won't be missing out. In fact, the two new channels give usmore opportunities to bring the very best international series to our screens. With M-Net Series Showcase and M-Net Series Reality we were limited to genres, which will not be the case in future.
 
Where do I find the M-Net Edge schedule?
 
The full M-Net Edge schedule will be available on the M-Net website: www.mnet.tv in due course.
 
The schedules will become available on your DStv decoder, online at DStv.com and on the DStv app on the day of launch
 
Is this channel in HD?
 
Yes, it is a full HD channel.
 
What is the difference between M-Net 101 and M-Net Edge?
 
M-Net Edge is M-Net 101’s more risqué counterpart and will feature the type of content that isn’t always suitable for the whole family.
 
Popular shows such as Grey’s Anatomy and CSI will be scheduled on M-Net, for example, while M-Net Edge will be the home of shows such as Game of Thrones and True Detective.
 
What about terrestrial viewers?
 
The terrestrial schedule will stay as, mirroring the international shows on M-Net 101.
 
How does the binge viewing on M-Net Edge work? And the double bills?
 
On weekends, series will be screened back-to-back, which means you will be able to watch episodes the way you would watch a DVD box-set.
 
The double-headers feature the previous week’s episode broadcast in the slot before the new episode premieres. For example, if you missed the previous episode of the weekday premiere episode at 19:00, you will be able to watch the previous week’s installment at 18:00.
 
Will the shows on M-Net Edge be available on DStv Catch-up?
 
The majority of shows will be available on the catch-up service on the DStv Explora.  Unfortunately, the iconic series, like The Sopranos won’t be part of this.
 
2) VUZU AMP
 
When will VUZU AMP start?
 
On Monday, 13 October at 17:00. The channel will run 24/7.
 
What will the channel number for VUZU AMP be?
 
VUZU AMP will be on DStv Channel 114 on DStv Premium.
 
Tell me more about VUZU AMP?
 
VUZU AMP will be an amplified experience of the current VUZU channel, featuring local and international content. The channel is aimed at trendy DStv Premium customers.
 
What are some of the shows that will be on VUZU AMP?
 
At launch, the channel will host the season premieres of many popular shows such as The Vampire Diaries, Devious Maids, Brooklyn Nine-Nine, So You Think You Can Dance and Pretty Little Liars. There will also be improved versions of homegrown programmes such as V Entertainment, 10 over 10 and Dineo’s Diary
 
Is this channel in HD?
 
Yes, VUZU AMP is a full HD channel. 
 
Will the shows on VUZU Edge be available on DStv Catch-up?
 
Many of the prime-time international shows on VUZU AMP will be available on catch-up on the DStv Explora.
 
When will the schedules for these new channels be available?
 
You will be able to find the schedules on the VUZU website: www.vuzu.tv
 
The schedules will become available on your DStv decoder, online at DStv.com and on the DStv app on the day of launch.
 
What is the difference between VUZU and VUZU AMP?
 
VUZU AMP is a first-run channel for DSTV Premium in HD. VUZU, which is also on DStv Compact, is broadcast in SD and features a combination of exclusive and repeat content.
 
Which shows that have previously been on VUZU, will now be on VUZU AMP?
 
LOVE THY NEIGHBOUR
BABY DADDY
BASKETBALL WIVES LA
PREACHERS OF L.A
HOLLYWOOD EXES
BROOKLYN NINE-NINE
THE FACE
PROJECT RUNWAY ALL STARS
10 OVER 10
STLYED TO ROCK
LA LA'S FULL COURT LIFE
MARRYING GAME
DINEO'S DIARY
FOREVER YOUNG
REAL HOUSEWIVES OF NYC
REAL HOUSEWIVES OF ATLANTA
REAL HOUSEWIVES OF NJ
REAL HOUSEWIVES OF BEVERLY HILLS
SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE
 
Does this mean that VUZU viewers on DStv Compact won't be able to see these shows anymore?
 
All of the local and international reality shows will be repeated on VUZU after they have had their run on VUZU AMP.  Some of the international drama and sitcom series will be repeated on VUZU.
 
Which shows that were previously on M-Net or one of the M-Net Series channels will be on VUZU?
 
VAMPIRE DIARIES
THE ORIGINALS
THE FACE
AMERICA'S NEXT TOP MODEL
PROJECT RUNWAY ALL STARS
PROJECT RUNWAY
REAL HOUSEWIVES OF NYC
REAL HOUSEWIVES OF NJ
SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE
 
 
How do you determine which international shows belong on VUZU AMP?
 
VUZU AMP will feature series that are young at heart, while M-Net Edge will air more risqué series.
 
Will there be any brand new local shows that have not been on VUZU before.
 
Yes, there will be announcements about exciting brand new shows in the media soon.
 



1 Comment

chanti johnson
04 Oct 2014 21:38

The new programming is totally unfair towards compact subscribers I look forward to my series and now I feel compact subscribers are being cheated why does premium get all the good deals that's so unfair .....don't think I will support.


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