M-Net and MultiChoice are redesigning channel 162 on DStv to become a general entertainment channel for the entire family. On Wednesday, 1 July from 17:00 the current MagicWorld will make way for the aptly titled M-Net Family.
This revamped channel will speak to the viewing needs of South African customers who subscribe to the DStv Family offering, but will also be available on DStv Premium, Extra and Compact.
M-Net Family will be packed with a variety of high quality international content – from drama and reality series to movies – while some hit local shows and a kiddies programming block will also form part of the great family buffet of entertainment.
“We know that television forms an integral part of home life in our country,” says M-Net CEO for Southern Africa, Yolisa Phahle, “and we’re delighted to bring our audiences a channel that every single member of the household can snuggle up to, at times that are convenient for them. M-Net Family will feature carefully curated content that has proved to be popular family entertainment or that has never been seen on the DStv Family package before. It’s our mission to craft top-notch M-Net channels that excite our kaleidoscope of audiences and M-Net Family is the perfect complement for the array of M-Net general entertainment channels that currently includes M-Net 101, M-Net Edge and M-Net City.”
On weekdays at 15:30 it’s soapie time on M-Net Family with The Wild, M-Net’s multiple award-winning epic set on a game farm. That will be followed by the topical discussions of The Talk at 16:00, and the telenovela Champs at 17:00.
At 18:00 viewers can chuckle away a stressful day with the romantic comedy Manhattan Love Story and at 18:30 young and old can savour the delicious dishes that are whipped up in MasterChef Junior USA. Then, after the little ones have been tucked in, grown-ups can stay put for variety of reality and drama shows that start at 19:30. Among these are America’s Got Talent, Nashville, The Have and Have Nots, Marvel’s Agent of Shield, Night Shift and Red Band Society.
On Saturdays and Sundays there will be a family movie at 18:00 as well as series omnibuses throughout the day.
Koowee will keep toddlers happy, playing and cheering from 07:00 to 08:00 each morning on weekdays and 06:00 to 08:00 on Saturdays, as well as on weekday afternoons for a half an hour from 15:00 to 15:30.
M-Net Family will be channel 162 on DStv.