There’s good news in store for fans of Mzansi Magic, because as of Friday July 24, the highly popular local entertainment channel will be available to audiences in high definition (HD). So whether you watch Idols, Our Perfect Wedding, Zabalaza, Date My Family, or any other of the channel’s top programmes, you can now view your favourite Mzansi Magic shows in the highest broadcast quality.
“All of our premiere shows are shot in the HD format and we are very pleased to be able to now offer a full HD channel,” says Director of M-Net Local Interest Channels Nkateko Mabaso. “We know that our TV audiences increasingly appreciate and access top quality programming, so this development will specifically add value to their overall viewing experience. The channel also remains available in standard definition.”
Launched in 2010 to tell local stories and give a platform to home-grown talent, Mzansi Magic has grown rapidly. Today the channel generates local content across a diverse array of genres: drama (Isibaya and Zabalaza), reality (Utatakho), original movies, and various music spectaculars. This month, as Mzansi Magic turns five, in addition to its HD evolution, the channel simultaneously launches a brand new prime-time drama. It’s Complicated, starring Atandwa Kani, Siyabonga Radebe and Thishiwe Ziqubu launches on July 24 at 19.30. Following that, an exciting telenovela entitled The Road, will make its debut on the channel at the end of August.
DStv Premium, Extra and Compact customers with HD equipment can catch Mzansi Magic in high definition from 24 July on DStv channel 161.?