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Current M-Net Series talkers such as Ellen, Jerry Springer and The Doctors are set for a channel hop. "The very best in talk shows will also be scheduled on the channel," says M-Net in a statement. This means that viewers will be able to find two of the most popular genres on global television - reality and talk shows - all in one place."
M-Net says M-Net Series Showcase which will be in HD on DStv for DStv Premium subscribers, "will be the high-definition playground of the series world's latest big-name shows with all its flamboyant characters. The channel will feature fresh, superior quality content in all popular genres - from comedy and drama to fantasy, crime and suspense."
M-Net Series Showcase which will be on channel 113 from 9 July on DStv "will also be the channel where fans of series can devour all their favourites in one sitting, with marathons of back-to-back weekend screenings."
M-Net Series Zone, a rerun series channel which will be available on the lower-tiered DStv Compact bouquet "will include content specifically catering to DStv Compact customers. The shows will also be packaged in such a way that back-to-back screenings, especially over weekends, will make it easy for everyone to catch up on all the series action they may have missed."
M-Net Series Zone will "boast special festivals and themes, and much more. This will be series 'heaven'," says M-Net.
"M-Net's fantastic reputation in broadcasting is built on screening the world's best movies and series," says Pierre Cloete, director of M-Net channels at the pay-TV broadcaster.
"These new channels allow us to do it even better, with well-designed tailor-made schedules for every taste. In line with our very successful defined channel offerings in the movie arena, we are now collating our incredible series portfolio in an easy to find, well structured, channel offering. We are specifically catering to the varying tastes of our DStv Premium and DStv Compact viewers," says Pierre Cloete.