- MultiChoice has a new M-Net Movies add-on package.
- It will cost R99 per month and have three movie channels.
- fliekNET, an Afrikaans pop up channel, will become a permanent channel from September.
MultiChoice has created a new M-Net Movies add-on package of R99 per month that has three M-Net Movies channels that can be added to any of its lower-tiered DStv bouquets.
MultiChoice announced the new "Add Movies" add-on package on Wednesday during its 2020 DStv Showcase media presentation for the press.
The M-Net Movies Add Movies package will consist out of the channels: M-Net Movies 1 (DStv 104), M-Net Movies 2 (DStv 106), and the Afrikaans fliekNET (DStv 149) channel.
MultiChoice and M-Net are reducing and rebranding its set of M-Net Movies channels from September, with M-Net Movies 1 that will essentially be the new M-Net Premiere channel that is a premium movie channel. M-Net Movies 2 is basically the two existing M-Net Movies Action channels that are being combined to provide "heart-pumping, explosive action films" and adventure movies.
fliekNET an Afrikaans films pop-up channel will become a permanent Afrikaans movie channel on DStv from September. DStv Premium subscribers automatically get access to these movie channels.
DStv Compact Plus, DStv Compact, DStv Family, DStv Access, DStv EasyView and DStv Indian subscribers will now be able to add the M-Net Movies Add Movies package for R99 per month to their DStv subscription fee.
Premium exclusive pop-up channels – when done and available - will make up part of the Add Movies experience.
MultiChoice says that some premium pop-up film channels, for instance, the M-Net Movies pop-up channels that it regularly adds for instance during holiday periods, will automatically be added into this Add Movies bundle.
It means that while DStv subscribers who add this Add Movies package will get access to 3 movie channels, there are going to be times where they might get free, additional access to one or more premium pop-up channels as well when these pop-up movie channels are run on DStv with a limited-duration theme, genre and franchise films.
MultiChoice says it's not doing away with DStv BoxOffice. "DStv BoxOffice allows our customers to rent movies straight from the cinema. The movies available for rental on BoxOffice are not yet available to pay-TV. These will come to the movie channels as soon as license agreements allow."
DStv subscribers can add Add Movies for only a month, for example over the school holidays.
MultiChoice says that if a DStv subscriber is using a DStv Explora, the movies from the Add Movies package will be included and accessible in DStv Catch Up on their decoder. These movies will however not at launch be available when watching through DStv Now, but this functionality will be implemented as part of ongoing additions.
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