Tshepiso Makhele
3 minute read
10 Jun 2016
2:43 pm

M-Net makes channel changes

Tshepiso Makhele

Now you can easily flick to your favourite Hollywood fare.

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VUZU AMP finds a new home on DStv channel 103

It will now be as easy as 1-2-3 to flick to the freshest and best scripted series from Hollywood. The popular VUZU AMP channel is relocating to channel 103 on DStv Premium (from channel 114). This means that VUZU AMP will now be in the same neighbourhood as the ever-popular M-Net (channel 101) and M-Net Edge (channel 102).

M-Net 101 will continue to bring friendly blockbusters and international series to our screens; M-Net Edge (channel 102) will still cater for enthusiasts with a taste for highly acclaimed and risqué content; and VUZU AMP (channel 103) will feature the international series like Power, Ballers and Basketball Wives for the forever young, alongside its sizzling local productions.

“M-Net’s slate of up-to-date series from Hollywood has been spread across M-Net, M-Net Edge and VUZU AMP on DStv Premium for a while, and it makes perfect sense to present these three channels to our viewers as a cluster in this new sequence,” says M-Net CEO Yolisa Phahle. “We will also work harder to make sure that viewers know which channel a series will be broadcast on. Some of our viewers have indicated that they don’t always know whether a series will be on M-Net or VUZU AMP. We would like to fix that.”

Two more HD channels for DStv Compact viewers

The M-Net channels also have great news for DStv Compact customers: M-Net City (DStv channel 115) and M-Net Movies Action (DStv channel 110) will now be in high definition.

M-Net Movies channels streamlined

With VUZU AMP moving to channel 103, the M-Net Movies channels will now occupy channels 104 to 111. The number of channels will be reduced from nine to seven tightly curated channels. M-Net Movies has reduced the number of older library movies in the schedule, to keep the movie offering new and fresh.

Big news within the new M-Net Movies channel offering is the brand new, feel-good addition of M-Net Movies Smile, which will offer chuckles for the entire family as well as the revamp of M-Net Movies Showcase.

The addition of M-Net Movies Smile (DStv channel 104) and the revamp of M-Net Movies Showcase (DStv channel 108) means that three of the existing movie channels will no longer exist: M-Net Movies Comedy (currently on DStv channel 104), M-Net Movies Family (currently on DStv channel 105) and M-Net Movies Romance (currently on DStv channel 107).

Viewers can also look forward to more seasonal pop-up channels, like the recent M-Net Movies Blackout channel and last year’s massively successful M-Net Movies Star Wars pop-up channel.


Channel name Current channel no New channel number
VUZU AMP 114 103
M-Net Movies Premiere 103 104
M-Net Movies Smile brand new channel 105
M-Net Movies Action+ 106 106 – no change
M-Net Movies Showcase 108 107
M-Net Movies Action 110 110 – now in HD
M-Net Movies Stars 111 111 – no change
M-Net City 115 115 – now in HD
 M-Net Movies Zone 139 139 – no change
M-Net Movies Comedy 104 Terminated (content now found on M-Net Movies Smile)
M-Net Movies Family 105 Terminated (content now found on M-Net Movies Smile)
M-Net Movies Romance 107 Terminated (content now found on M-Net Movies Showcase)