Dear Valued DStv and
We are refreshing our content
offering to ensure the best entertainment for our customers. On 01 September,
various content changes will take effect on some of our channels namely:
1. M-Net Movie s Channels Reshuffle
In summary - channel rebranding on 1st September 2020:
- M-Net will introduce a more streamlined and sharpened channel
line-up on DStv which will make it easier for customers to find their favourite
international series and movies on the platform.
- M-Net will consolidate its movie channels from six to four,
well-curated movie channels that will feature a fewer number of older library
movies in the schedule to keep the movie offering new and fresh.
- Instead, M-Net Movies Smile content will now be available on a
rebranded M-Net Movies 1 bringing the viewers the latest in
comedy, animation, family, kids, romance and drama on DStv Premium channel 104.
- M-Net Movies Action + content will be rebranded to M-Net
Movies 2 featuring the latest in action, fantasy, adventure, Sci-Fi,
horror and thriller movies on DStv Premium channel 106
- In addition, M-Net Movies Action and M-Net Movies All Stars will
also be rebranded M-Net Movies 3 where viewers can enjoy
action, fantasy, adventure, Sci-Fi, comedy, family, drama and local movies on
DStv Premium and Compact Channel 107.
- Other changes will be previously M-Net Movies Zone will be
rebranded as M-Net Movies 4 featuring genre of action, comedy,
family, animated, drama and local movies which will be available from DStv
Access up on Channel 108 and GOtv 3 / 103 /303
- M-Net Movies 1 DStv Premium (Ch104)
- M-Net Movies 2 DStv Premium (Ch106)
- M-Net Movies 3 DStv Premium & Compact Plus (Ch107)
- M-Net Movies 4 from DStv Access up on (Ch108)
- M-Net Movies Pop Up from DStv Access up on (Ch111)
to check the latest
2. SuperSport now has a new home - Launch of thematic channels
Easier navigation, better viewing experience. This thinking has
driven SuperSport's decision to drop the numbering system it has used for its
channels for more than two decades, replacing them with a thematic offering
around individual sports to ensure it is easier for viewers to find their
From 1 September, SuperSport viewers on DStv will be able to
enjoy dedicated channels for leagues and sports, among them the PSL, the Premier
League, La Liga, rugby, cricket, golf, tennis, motorsport and several others,
which will now have a home to call their own.Not just live sport will be housed in these channels:
supplementary programming such as magazine shows and highlights will add to the
New to DStv subscribers across the continent will be the launch
of the SuperSport Grandstand channel, immediately after Blitz at the front of
the line-up. This flagship channel will host the best of any live curated sport
available to Premium customers at any one time, including soccer, rugby,
cricket, golf and tennis.
Please follow the links below for a detailed overview of all the
3. British Entertainment line-up refresh as of 1 September
We’ll be rolling-out a refresh of its British entertainment
line-up. From 1 September, a selection of leading British dramas will continue
as part of the programming mix on BBC BRIT, and the BBC FIRST channel is set to
discontinue. Fans can continue to enjoy a wide range of British content on
DStv’s suite of popular BBC channels as well as on M-Net, Catch Up and Showmax.
We are putting compelling drama and variety in one place and on
one BBC channel and have increased acquisition of British content by adding
titles to M-Net. This will reduce the repeats on M-Net and strengthen our
A number of award-winning British shows will continue, including
The Chase S13, Love Island UK S6, Britain’s Got Talent S14, and S1 of The Bay
as well as The Capture. In addition, two of ITV’s most-loved soaps – Emmerdale
and Coronation Street – will return to M-Net City (channel 115) on midday
slots. They will also be available via Catch Up.
BBC Studios acknowledge the support for their BBC FIRST channel
over the past five years. However, BBC BRIT will continue to offer some drama
series as part of its schedule and will be seeking new opportunities that will
allow us to continue to bring drama fans the full range of quality productions
coming out of the UK.
The BBC have operated branded channels on the DStv platform for
over 20 years and remain committed to bringing our viewers the very best
programming from the BBC and leading UK production houses.
We remain committed to maintaining our long-standing
relationship with the BBC and will continue to work with the broadcaster to
ensure the best British entertainment for our customers, maintaining a great
quality offering at the best value.
Thank you for your
continued and valued support.