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M-Net Movies celebrates Hollywood’s finest with special Oscars pop-up channel on DStv

Published: 26.01.2018


M-Net Movies celebrates Hollywood’s finest with special Oscars pop-up channel on DStv
ONE HUNDRED AND FIFTEEN Academy Award winning films. 757 Oscar nominations. 306 golden statuettes. That’s what movie buffs on the DStv Premium package will be treated to on ONE channel in the month of February. Get the popcorn ready for a dazzling M-Net Movies Oscars pop-up treat on DStv channel 109.

Leading up to 2018’s landmark 90th annual Academy Awards taking place at the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood on Monday 5 March, M-Net Movies will bring DStv Premium viewers a special month-long M-Net Movies Oscars pop-up channel in February.

The M-Net Movies Oscars pop-up channel, hosted on channel 109 on DStv, will showcase a long list of magical movies that caught the eyes of critics and sparkled at Oscar ceremonies over the years. This treasure trove of terrific films will be screened from Thursday, 1 February until Wednesday 28 February and each day there will be six films on the schedule from around noon until just after midnight.

While the spotlight will shine on all the Hollywood films from last year’s Oscars (the 89th Academy Awards), many of the cinematic gems that raked in the most awards since the inception of the awards will also make their way onto channel 109. Viewers can look forward to an array of films – from classics like Gone With The Wind and the original 1959 Ben Hur to 2017’s Best Picture winner Moonlight along with last year’s Best Animated Feature Zootropolis.

This pop-up channel will also honour Oscar winners by screening the acclaimed movies they’ve appeared in. Academy favourites like Meryl Streep, Tom Hanks, Denzel Washington, Cate Blanchett, Leonardo DiCaprio and South Africa’s own Charlize Theron will once again transport viewers into the heart of their characters’ stories, desires, fears and wonders.

For a golden binge-viewing experience, weekends movies will be scheduled into the following categories:
  • Saturday, 3 February – Most Nominations and Most Wins
  • Sunday, 4 February – Most nominations, Most Wins and Best Animation films
  • Saturday, 10 February – Best Director
  • Sunday, 11 February – Best Supporting Actress
  • Saturday, 17 February – Best Supporting Actor
  • Sunday, 18 February – Best Actor
  • Saturday, 24 February – Best Actress
  • Sunday, 25 February – Best Picture

The 90th edition of the Academy Awards will broadcast live on M-Net Movies Premiere at 03:30 am CAT on Monday, 5 March) and M-Net 102 on the same day, at 9:30pm CAT, thereafter it will be available on DStv Catch Up via the DStv Explora.

You can find the schedule on mnet.tv/oscarspopup or on DStv.com under printable schedules as well as on the EPG (Electronic Programming Guide) on your decoder. The M-Net Movies Oscars pop-up channel is a special treat for our DStv Premium customers, customers can upgrade or join DStv Premium to enjoy this special channel – simply log on to DStv.com to upgrade.


For more information, please contact:
Nadhi Kalili
Public Relations Officer
Telephone: (061) 270 5103
Email: Nadhi.Kalili@na.multichoice.com

About MultiChoice:

MultiChoice Namibia (MCN) has been delivering on our promise of making the power of entertainment accessible for the last 25 years. The groundbreaking moment for Namibia was in December 1991 when M-Net received a transmission license from the Namibian Communications Commission to start broadcasting.

In 1992, a joint venture was formed between M-Net and Kalahari Holdings. Throughout the last quarter of a century, MultiChoice Namibia has been a much-loved part of society, a friend who brings the family together to share precious moments and unforgettable memories.

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