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‘Real Housewives of Johannesburg’ is set to debut in South Africa

The show debuts on August 3 at 7pm on 1Magic. Viewers will have a chance to see the glamorous and wealthy Johannesburg women; taking a tour into their wardrobes and get VIP access to their lavish parties from the comfort of their living rooms. Reneilwe Sema, director of Local Entertainment Channels at M-Net declared in [...]

MultiChoice to coach Zimbabwe filmmakers

Multichoice Zimbabwe is looking for aspiring film directors, sound engineers, and scriptwriters to enter the MultiChoice Talent Factory (MTF) which offers them a chance to gain theoretical knowledge and hands-on experience in cinematography, film editing, audio production and storytelling. The programme, which is a new and far-reaching Pan-African social investment initiative, was created to significantly [...]

New local wildlife series The Wild Ones

M-Net channel 101 has announced that it is launching a brand new local wildlife series titled The Wild Ones. The proudly South African series, which covers a variety of ecological topics, kicked on on Sunday May 6. Produced by Homebrew Films, which brags numerous wildlife series for both local and international distributors, The Wild Ones comprises 13 episodes [...]

M-Net strengthens partnership with HBO through Warriors

M-Net and HBO have a well-established relationship giving South Africans to enjoy award-winning international content including the genre defining Sex and The City and the outstanding fantasy drama Game of Thrones. They have now launched an innovative Producer Apprenticeship Programme to benefit the local television community. The initiative will see six South African producers given unprecedented access to [...]

M-Net revives American Idol for SA viewers

M-Net wants the latest season of the revived American Idol to end in South Africa at the same time as the United States and is putting the drama series Nashville and Riverdale on a few weeks’ hold in order to catch up with the reality show.  Episodes of the 16th season of American Idol will be broadcast on [...]

M-Net Movies launches Marvel Studios pop-up channel for ten days

M-Net announced its intention to provide DStv premium customers, from Friday, April 13 to Sunday, April 22 with what it described as unprecedented cinematic journey with the M-Net Movies Marvel Studios Pop-Up Channel. In a statement made available to journalists in Lagos, the firm described the channel as a super-power which will be added to [...]

Mzansi Magic brings new drama to South Africa

The local music industry is often a harsh, cutthroat world of lies, and heartbreak, where people go to extremes to make it. Ingoma, which airs on 9 April, follows the story of three aspiring artists from the Eastern Cape town of Alice: Sino (Anita Sibozo), Ezekiel (Ayanda Makayi) and Angel (Oros Mampofu). Lured to Cape Towns [...]

M-Net to bring on board two new local productions

M-Net is adding two new local productions, Trackers, a 6-episode Deon Meyer crime novel adaptation; as well as House of Phalo, a period drama focused on the rise of Xhosa in the Eastern Cape. M-Net says the pay-TV broadcaster remains committed to local storytelling and that the slate of new productions will provide compelling viewing for DStv [...]

M-Net SA analogue broadcasting to be switched off in March

MultiChoice announced that it will switch off its analogue broadcast service for M-Net at the end of March, reports. MultiChoice said it will make an offer to customers depending on what services they currently have and assist them to migrate to digital reception. Relevant digital decoders and equipment will be provided for the installation. The [...]

Mzansi Magic is bringing Project Runway to SA

Project Runway is coming to Mzansi Magic (DStv 161) with a South African touch, with episodes of the designer competition reality show that will be broadcast on the channel from July. The Project Runway format is held by the infamous, The Weinstein Company (TWC) and local licensing versions are shopped by Fremantle Media International’s (FMI) [...]