In a scintillating and simply brilliant programming and scheduling move, M-Net just added the exceptionally funny and well-produced brand-new show Last Week Tonight with John Oliver to the M-Net (DStv 101) line-up on Sundays at 22:40 starting Sunday 4 May.
Comedian John Oliver sat in for Jon Stewart on Comedy Central (DStv 122) in 2013 on The Daily Show when he was off making a movie where John Oliver got rave reviews.
His new show, Last Week Tonight with John Oliver which just started in America, likewise got rave reviews.
It is fantastic that M-Net jumped extremely quickly to secure the HBO show and hasn't been afraid to quickly rework the pay-TV broadcaster's schedule to accomodate it.
A Sunday night late night timeslot would also be the most perfect place on the M-Net schedule to place Last Week Tonight with John Oliver.
Even more spectacular is how recent the episodes will be for South African viewers on M-Net, with relevant, current jokes, topics and people on his show.
"M-Net, channel 101 on DStv, carries the very best entertainment from around the world and we added Last Week Tonight with John Oliver to its schedule as soon as the deal with HBO had been concluded, Lani Lombard, M-Net's head of publicity, tells TV with Thinus about the major programming acquisition coup.
"We're thrilled to bring out viewers this hot, topical show in the same week as the United States and believe that it complements our super strong Sunday night line-up on M-Net, with Carte Blanche at 19:00 and the movie at 20:00," says Lani Lombard.