Wednesday, November 29, 2017

MultiChoice upgrades M-Net Movies Zone to high definition (HD) from 1 December; channel proposition changing slightly to offer film festivals.

MultiChoice is upgrading the M-Net Movies Zone (DStv 139) channel to high definition (HD) from 1 December.

M-Net Movies Zone is available to DStv Premium, DStv Compact Plus, DStv Compact, DStv Family and DStv Access subscribers.

M-Net says it's tweaking the channel proposition of M-Net Movies Zone, that in the future will be running movie festivals, and mini-festivals built around specific themes, franchises and events.

An example is a Jaws min-festival that will start on 3 December with Jaws at 18:20, followed by the sequel Jaws 2 on Saturday 9 December at 19:00 and Jaws 3 on Saturday 16 December at 18:20.

Jaws: The Revenge will be broadcast on M-Net Movies Zone on Saturday 23 December at 18:25.

A Rocky film festival will be broadcast in February 2018.

For the holiday period M-Net Movies Zone is doing a "M-Net Movies Zone Kids Club with 5 hours of kids films daily between 10:00 and 15:00 on weekdays and between 09:00 and 14:00 on weekends.

Films include Paddington, Casper, Hop, Dr. Seuss' The Cat In The Hat and others.

"We trust that the rejuvenation of our M-Net Movies Zone schedule will turn the channel into a default destination, especially for our DStv Access customers, but will also provide great entertainment to all movie lovers," says Jan du Plessis, director for M-Net channels.