Tuesday, November 22, 2022

MultiChoice and kykNET will bring the Afrikaans film pop-up channel fliekNET to DStv from 16 December for a month.

by Thinus Ferreira

MultiChoice and kykNET are bringing the Afrikaans film pop-up channel fliekNET to DStv from 16 December, for a month, with the channel that will be available to DStv Premium subscribers on DStv channel 149.

Earlier this year MultiChoice and kykNET decided that running fliekNET - which started out as a DStv pop-up channel - as a permanent DStv channel was unsustainable, and changed it back to being a film pop-up channel.

fliekNET was originally launched as a holiday film DStv pop-up channel in 2014, that would "pop up" in years after that as a kykNET channel brand extension, before it morphed into a permanent DStv addition in mid-2020.

Now fliekNET will be a DStv pop-up channel again, this year from 16 December 2022 until 15 January 2023 for DStv Premium subscribers.

Some of the feature films on the fliekNET schedule include recent hits like Barakat, Toorbos, Kaalgat Karel and Klein Karoo and Klein Karoo II

kykNET's series of hour-long made-for-TV movies known as Storiefilms is also part of the schedule with titles like Magda Louw, Die lang, langnaweek and Dija wil ’n baby hê, as well as classic Afrikaans films like Boetie gaan border toe, Tant Ralie se losieshuis, Lokval in Venesië and Lord Oom Piet.

Short films that were made as part of kykNET's Silwerskerm film festival are also part of the schedule, including documentary series like Impressario, Oppi Kassie and Daar Doer in die Fliek about the history of the film and TV industry in South Africa.