Three action movie pop-up channels coming to DStv

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  • MultiChoice will launch three pop-up movies channel on DStv in December through to February 2021.
  • It will kick off with male action heroes, followed by female action heroes and end with James Bond.
  • The channels will be available for higher-tiered subscribers and also on the new Add Movies bundle.

They gotta be strong, and they gotta be fast, and they gotta be fresh from the fight, and now you only need to hold out for a hero until December. That's when MultiChoice will launch three thematic M-Net Movies pop-up channels on DStv in succession until February 2021 all about heroes.

Channel24 can reveal that in December 2020 MultiChoice and M-Net will start with a male action heroes M-Net Movies pop-up channel on DStv, with the exact channel name that is still to be announced.

The pop-up channel will be jam-packed with films featuring male action hero stars.

"Then we move on to females because female action heroes are also taking over the world," says Aletta Alberts, MultiChoice's head of content strategy and third-party channels.

"In February 2021 we bring back the Bond, the lovely James Bond, and we know that's not going to leave you shaken... but stirred," says Aletta.

February's James Bond pop-up channel of which the channel name is still to be revealed will be the second time that MultiChoice and M-Net is running a James Bond pop-up channel on DStv.

It previously did so three years ago in February 2017 when MultiChoice showed every 007 James Bond film of Ian Fleming's suave British super spy for DStv Premium subscribers.

While the three M-Net Movies pop-up channels will again only be accessible for higher-tiered DStv subscribers it will be the first time that lower-tiered DStv subscribers will be able to get access to it through the new "Add Movies" bundle that was recently launched.

For R99 per month, lower-tiered DStv subscribers can add 3 M-Net Movies channels that can be added to any of its lower-tiered DStv bouquets. With this, DStv subscribers get the repackaged M-Net Movies 1 (DStv 104), M-Net Movies 2 (DStv 106), and also the now-permanent Afrikaans fliekNET (DStv 149) channel.

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However, when MultiChoice and M-Net now do M-Net Movies pop-up channels, these channels when they run on DStv, will now be made accessible as part of the Add Movies bundle, for free.

That means that DStv subscribers who add the Add Movies bundle during December, January or February will get the three movie channels on that add-on package, and also that month's M-Net Movies hero pop-up channel on DStv that will be included for free.

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