13 March 2015: DStv Compact viewers will be able to enjoy an enhanced offering on DStv channel 115. From 6 April 2015, this new general entertainment channel, M-Net City, will replace M-Net Series Zone on channel 115.
This new high-impact channel will entertain viewers with a variety of programme genres. Some of the great content lined up includes comedies such as, Modern Family and Last Man Standing, talk shows, and for the first time, Chicago PD, a crime and drama series will be available to Compact subscribers.
The channel will also screen blockbuster films on Saturdays and Sundays, and series lovers can indulge in binge viewing with back-to-back episodes over the weekends or enjoy a fixed time with the favourite shows which will be showcased from Monday to Friday.
M-Net’S CEO of Sub-Sahara Africa, Patricia van Rooyen, says that M-Net City is proof of the company’s commitment to continuously evaluate, adjust and reshuffle channel offerings in line with the ever-changing needs of viewers. “In 2014, M-Net upped the ante with M-Net Edge and VUZU AMP, to the delight of DStv Premium viewers. Now we have created M-Net City, a new channel that will enhance Compact viewers’ experience of international content.”
The schedule for the channel will be as follows:
Weekdays between 3:00 and 5:00 – the evening’s entertainment will kick off with popular talk shows;
Weekdays at 5:00 and 5:30 – it’s family comedy time;
Weekdays at 6:00 and 7:00 – the heroes and heroines of the best international action and crime series will take over the screen;
Saturdays and Sundays – M-Net City will bring viewers a variety of movies in early prime time, and from 5:30 it will follow the successful example of M-Net Edge with weekend binge sessions.
The M-Net Series Zone transmission will end on midnight on 5 April 2015, and M-Net City will officially broadcast from the following day at 3:00. The current series offering on M-Net Series Zone will conclude before the channel becomes M-Net City.