M-Net Series

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M-Net Series
M-Net Series generic logo.png
Launched 2013
Network M-Net
Owned by Naspers
Picture format 16:9 SDTV, 16:9 HDTV
Country South Africa
Language English
Broadcast area South Africa
Headquarters Johannesburg
Website http://mnetseries.dstv.com/
Availability
Terrestrial
Sentech Channel depends on nearest Sentech repeater
Satellite
DSTV 102,115
Streaming media

M-Net Series is a television network broadcast by South African pay TV satellite network M-Net on the DStv platform. Most of the programmes broadcast are unique to M-Net Series but some are repeats of episodes already shown on M-Net. The network originally consisted of three individual channels,[1] but two, M-Net Series Showcase and M-Net Series Reality were discontinued in October 2014, leaving one channel, M-Net Series Zone remaining. Which in late 2014 were rebranded to VUZU AMP & M-Net City[contradictory] respectively also with the introduction of a premium series channel called M-Net Edge that plays mostly HBO series.

History[edit]

M-Net Series logo used from 2000-2013

A single series channel was introduced in 2000 as a sister channel to the original M-Net channel. On 9 July 2013, this channel was split into three, namely M-Net Series Showcase, M-Net Series Reality and M-Net Series Zone.[2] On 11 September 2014, it was announced that Series Showcase and Series Reality would be discontinued and replaced with two new channels, VUZU AMP and M-Net Edge, on 20 and 13 October, respectively.[3]

M-Net Series Showcase, which was broadcast in high definition, previously served as the primary series channel on which most new content unique to Series was broadcast. M-Net Series Reality broadcast talk shows and other reality media. These two channels were discontinued in October 2014, and replaced with two new channels, M-Net Edge and VUZU AMP, which are both broadcast in high definition. M-Net Series Zone currently serves as a catch-up channel, and features previous seasons of shows. Several TV shows also run back-to-back in marathon blocks.

On 9 July 2013, the single M-Net Series channel was split into three channels, namely M-Net Series Showcase, which was broadcast in HD, M-Net Series Reality and M-Net Series Zone. On 11 September 2014, it was announced that Series Showcase and Series Reality would be discontinued and replaced with two new channels, VUZU AMP and M-Net Edge, on 20 and 13 October, respectively. Only one channel of the original three, M-Net Series Zone, remains. The standalone channel is reminiscent of the initial M-Net Series channel, in that it airs shows that previously aired on the main M-Net channel.It was rebranded as M-Net City in 2015.

M-Net Series Channels[edit]

M-Net Edge

VUZU AMP (Previously M-Net Series Showcase & M-Net Series Reality)

M-Net City (Previously M-Net Series Zone)

Channel Number Previous Name Current Name Launch Re-Launch
102 N/A M-Net Edge 2014 N/A
103 M-Net Series Showcase VUZU AMP 2013 2014
114 M-Net Series Reality VUZU AMP 2013 2014
115 M-Net Series Zone M-Net City 2013 2015

Broadcasting History[edit]

M-Net is well known for its premium television broadcast of TV shows that are exclusively a first in Africa straight after the U.S broadcast. A well known number of shows have aired spanning from reality shows to drama oriented ones. Pre 2013 the channel was based upon a singular core channel mainly M-Net Series as a stand alone channel having different blocks to air specific types of shows. Prior to 2013 the channel was split into three channels mostly M-Net Showcase & Reality both having HD capability whilst Zone wasn't upgraded as viewers of the channel experienced SD. With the launch of M-Net Edge the channel only broadcasts in the evenings from 18:30.

Programs broadcast by M-Net Series[edit]

Present Programming[edit]

Domestic[edit]

Game Shows[edit]

General Entertainment[edit]

News and Current Affairs[edit]

Dramas[edit]

Soap Operas[edit]

Music[edit]

Global[edit]

Dramas[edit]

Reality/unscripted[edit]

Animation[edit]

Past Programmes[edit]

Domestic[edit]

Soap Operas[edit]

Talk Shows[edit]

Game Shows[edit]

Children's[edit]

Global[edit]

Soap Operas[edit]

Sitcoms[edit]

Talk Shows[edit]

Cooking[edit]

Television Films[edit]

Documentaries[edit]

Dramas[edit]

Magic[edit]

Sci-Fi[edit]

Anthology[edit]

Reality[edit]

Animation[edit]

Game Shows[edit]

Lifestyle[edit]

Children's[edit]

Sketch Shows[edit]

Western[edit]

News and Current Affairs[edit]

Entertainment[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.channel24.co.za/TV/News/DStv-to-expand-M-Net-Series-channels-20130529.  Missing or empty |title= (help)
  2. ^ "DStv unveils new M-Net Series channels". channel24. 29 May 2014. Retrieved 28 September 2014. 
  3. ^ "M-Net Edge and VUZU AMP coming to DStv". channel24. 11 September 2014. Retrieved 28 September 2014. 

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