Cape Town – DStv EasyView subscribers in South Africa can look forward to M-Net adding two brand new channels to its roster, Magic Showcase and CineMagic, M-net confirmed in a statement.
Magic Showcase launches on Monday 31 October and is an 18-hour channel with content boasting MultiChoice’s locally-produced series, specials, and documentaries.
Content will be in various languages and hardcoded subtitles for content not in English. Some of the shows on the channel include the viewer-favourite Our Perfect Wedding, reality TV’s modern classic Being Bonang, and the award-winning telenovela Legacy.
The 12-hour movie channel CineMagic launches on Monday 14 November. It showcases locally made African films as well as international independent titles. According to M-Net, “CineMagic is a celebration of storytelling and the common narrative threads that bind us from all parts of the world.”
Similarly to Magic Showcase, content on CineMagic will be in various languages (and hardcoded subtitles for films not in English) and across several genres.
“As MultiChoice Group, we are committed to giving our subscribers on varying packages the best content there is to offer. We are proud to grow the EasyView content slate, allowing our subscribers on this package to enjoy award-winning and top-tier local shows and movies from across the continent. It’s all about giving our audience the best value for their money, and we are committed to continuously increasing what each DStv package has on show,” says Nomsa Philiso, CEO: General Entertainment.
Director of M-Net Channels, Jan Du Plessis, added: “The addition of two new M-Net channels to the EasyView package only further enhances the subscriber viewing experience. We’ve used the M-Net model in conceptualising and branding the channels – the look and feel are inspired by the “mother brand”, Novela Magic. We trust that viewers will be pleased with the channels and their offerings once they go live.”
Novela Magic will be closing as of 27 November in South Africa in order to accommodate the two new channels. However, it will remain for the rest of Africa.
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Compiled by Junaid Benjamin