Tuesday, January 25, 2011
TOLDJA! M-Net Action starts its major transformation to become a full (HD) movie channel by getting rid of TV series.
In December I was first with the news RIGHT HERE about M-Net Action (DStv 106) that will be turned into a full movie channel - a move which has now started and is now being proven by the subtle programming schedule shifts getting rid of TV series and moving TV shows to other channels.
In December I was merely relaying what multiple insiders was telling me, and I only gave that news after weighing carefully the bona fide sources and putting what they all said together: That M-Net channel execs are considering turning M-Net Action into a movie channel and turning the channel into the next high definition (HD) channel.
In December my sources were adamant that it was not yet certain that M-Net Action was definitely going the movie channel route, but basic schedule evidence now point to this process having started. Here in short what is happening: TV series will in growing measure be moved away from M-Net Action to M-Net Series (DStv 110) and some even from M-Net Series to Vuzu (DStv 123) (I haven't asked what the specific plan is with M-Net Series yet). M-Net Action will then become an action movie channel with various action genre themes and stars.
(Click here for my story revealing M-Net Action's entire 2011 movie themed months.)
The M-Net Action's precursor, ActionX was created after DStv ended the Sci-Fi channel and at that time promised that ActionX would be the new home of science fiction shows and action series. Not even I can tell you where those will now be going. (But I'll work on finding out.) From February Dark Blue that started on M-Net Action is shifting to M-Net Series. The second season of V and shows like Breaking Bad, Sons of Anarchy and many more will be moving over from April and throughout the rest of the year to M-Net Series until M-Net Action is completely purged from TV series and just have a movie line-up.
ALSO READ: M-Net Action the next HD channel coming to DStv in 2011; M-Net action to turn into a movie channel getting rid of TV shows.