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I'm just off the phone with them and M-Net Series (DStv 110) is telling me that the channel will be switching to a widescreen format for programming from tomorrow, 1 July, but only where it's possible.
At this stage it doesn't mean that M-Net Series is becoming M-Net Series HD (it will definitely not be happening in July), although sources tell me M-Net Series has been told ''to prepare for it''. Because of this, and because DStv subscribers have been vocal and been complaining that they're getting the 16:9 widescreen format on sister channel M-Net Action (DStv 106), the decision has been made to present programming on M-Net Series in this way from July as well.
Programming that is originally in the 14:3 aspect ratio will still continue to be shown on M-Net Series in this way, but (newer) programming that's received in 16:9 will be going out in this screen aspect ratio from tomorrow on the channel.