Wednesday, October 22, 2014

'M-Net is the channel that drives DStv Premium, it has done so in the past and will continue to do so in the future,' say M-Net boss.

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The best TV channel available in South Africa is M-Net (DStv 101) on MultiChoice's DStv says the Randburg-based pay-TV broadcaster which on Wednesday evening assured advertisers, TV critics, and journalists that it will remain that way.

"One thing is a fact - that since the launch of M-Net [on DStv] as channel 101 it has been the number one TV channel on DStv Premium," said Victor Eckard, M-Net director for M-Net and M-Net Edge.

He was speaking at the M-Net Showcase event, organised by M-Net and DStv Media Sales, which took place on Wednesday evening at Urban Tree in Johannesburg.

"It's the channel that drives DStv Premium, it puts the prime in premium - it has done so in the past and it will continue to do so in the future," said Victor Eckard.

"The reason why we get it right as M-Net is because we have all of the major Hollywood studios behind us in terms of the international content we acquire for this channel. First, and exclusive, nobody else got it, and only on M-Net on channel 101."

"It's also the big format shows, the reality shows that we produce in South Africa that has proven to be very successful."

"In terms of the international shows, we will continue to bring viewers the best of the best international shows like Grey's Anatomy, The Fixer, CSI, The Big Bang Theory, Two and a Half Men.

"To be honest with you, if it good, we've got it, and it's on M-Net channel 101," said Victor Eckard.