Thursday, February 18, 2016

M-Net will broadcast the 2016 Academy Awards live and again later in prime time on 29 February; plus all the E! Oscars red carpet coverage programming times.

M-Net will once again broadcast this year's Oscars live at the same time as in the United States for South African viewers, as well as later in prime time in Monday 29 February.

The 88th Annual Academy Awards with Chris Rock as the host will be broadcast live on M-Net Movies Premiere (DStv 103) on Monday morning 29 February at 03:30.

The 2016 Oscars will then again be shown during prime time on M-Net (DStv 101).

The 3-hour Hollywood red carpet award show means an interruption of the usual Monday night M-Net programming line-up with no new episodes of Grey's Anatomy, The Fixer or Code Black which will all be back a week later on 7 March.

NBCUniversal International Networks' channel E! Entertainment (DStv 124) will do red carpet pre-coverage, starting with Countdown to the Red Carpet: The 2016 Academy Awards on Sunday 28 February at 20:30.

That will last until 00:30 on Monday morning 29 February when Live from the Red Carpet: The 2016 Academy Awards kicks off with Ryan Seacrest and Giuliana Rancic on E! Entertainment until 03:30 when the ceremony starts on M-Net Movies Premiere.

This red carpet coverage will be repeated on Monday 29 February on E! Entertainment at 16:00 until 23:00, when viewers can see E! After Party: The 2016 Academy Awards for an hour and a half.

On Wednesday 2 March at 20:00 E! Entertainment will have its special Fashion Police: The 2016 Academy Awards with Melissa Rivers, Giuliana Rancic and Brad Goreski.