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DStv Prepares Series Pop-up with M-Net Binge for Premium Subscribers

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Do you belong to the TV tribe who get all antsy when the end credits of your favourite series start to roll?  Because, instead of waiting for another week, you want to watch the entire show in ONE go.

If so, reach out for the record button on your DStv remote control, because soon you’ll be able to binge like never before!

M-Net and MultiChoice have whipped up another special treat for fans of international television series: a brand new, weekends-only “record channel” called M-Net Binge. From Saturday 6 May M-Net Binge will give DStv Premium customers across the African continent the opportunity to record an entire season of top-notch shows proven to be addictive viewing when they were screened on channels such as M-Net, M-Net Edge and VUZU Amp.

M-Net Binge will be live on DStv Channel 899 on Saturdays and Sundays between 8:30pm and approximately 04:00am the next morning with back-to-back episodes of the selected series for the weekend.

Viewers who opt to record these shows will then be able to create their own box sets of shows on their decoders to enjoy when it suits them best. 

While themed binge weekends – like a Shonda Rhimes breakaway or Superhero take-over or period drama indulgence – are on the cards, M-Net Binge will offer a special lead-up to the much-anticipated worldwide arrival of the reboot of Twin Peakson Tuesday 23 May.  On Saturday 6 May, M-Net Binge will bring you all nine episodes of the first season of David Lynch’s iconic crime drama. Thereafter, Season 2 of the eerie Twin Peaks, comprising a total of 23 episodes, will come your way in three batches on Sunday 7 May, Saturday 13 and Sunday 14 May respectively.

During the rest of May, recent highly acclaimed series such as Big Little Lies, with Reese Witherspoon and Nicole Kidman leading a powerhouse female cast, and HBO’s masterly crafted The Night Of will form part of the M-Net Binge offering.

“In the ever-changing world of television, binge watching has become a worldwide phenomenon.  This channel gives viewers a chance to binge on their favourite series” said Yolisa Phahle, M-Net CEO. “M-Net’s successful movie pop-up channels have shown that our Premium viewers love themed and curated content andM-Net Binge is an exciting initiative for series’ fans to catch up with the best of the best shows that they may have missed or want to watch again. This means that our viewers can clearly distinguish between channels built around fresh content like M-Net with its extended prime-time that runs between 05:00am until midnight and channels that speak to viewer convenience, ” explains Phahle.

DStv Premium customers will be able to set their M-Net Binge recordings as soon as the EPG becomes available, which is usually eight days before the day of broadcast. You can choose to either record the entire series to compile your own box set or record individual episodes.

The full schedule for M-Net Binge will be available atmnet.tv, as well as on the schedule on the TV Guide or on the DStv Now App.‎

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Kwesé TV Adds Hip TV to its Channel Line-Up

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Kwesé TV has added Hip TV, an urbane contemporary music and lifestyle channel for a youthful audience, to its channel line-up.

 

Available on channel 610, the channel is known and respected for entertainment news, incisive and exclusive interviews, and red carpet moments amongst others.

 

Hip TV further strengthens Kwesé TV’s music genre, joining an already impressive line-up including; REVOLT TV a music channel from Sean Combs, aka P. Diddy, which is available outside of the US for the first time only on Kwesé TV, BOX Television, Trace Africa, Trace Gospel and Trace Mziki.

 

“Kwesé TV is afrocentric and youthful so we are happy to have Hip TV, a home-grown channel for a youthful audience on our platform”, said Elizabeth Amkpa, general manager, Kwese TV Nigeria.

 

She added that Kwesé has a strong and varied music line-up so “whether you are in the mood for the distinctly Naija beat, Hip Hop, R & B or gospel from around the world, you will find them all on Kwesé TV.”

 

The channel extends Kwesé TV’s offering which already has over 70 channels including sports, movies, current affairs, news, kids programming and so much more.

 

 

 

 

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Obaseki Hails TV Inventors, Counts Impact @ World Television

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Governor Godwin Obaseki of Edo State has commended the inventors of television, who rose to the occasion when industrial revolution displaced traditional means of communication in Europe and America in the 1920s, to attend to the communication need of the time.

Obaseki said this in commemoration of the United Nations World Television Day, marked on November 21, yearly.

“Television has impacted positively on humanity with its power to educate, entertain and inform a mass of people simultaneously. The device has been very effective in mobilising and sensitising the populace about government policies and programmes,” he said.

He added that “beyond the traditional function of television, the device has continued to serve as a veritable tool for educating millions of Nigerians, a trendsetter, an electronic baby-minder and a means for transmitting societal values and re-orientating people.”

The governor assured that his administration’s resolve to reposition the state-owned Edo Broadcasting Service television, was in recognition of the power of the device in governance through the dissemination of educative and enlightening programmes.

“EBS will be repositioned to join the elite league of media stations to compete keenly with the big names in the industry in the areas of standards, personnel, equipment, content and in revenue generation,” he said.

Obaseki said with the new world socio-economic order that has influenced the settlement pattern of people, it would have been impossible for a town crier to move from Benin to Auchi and deliver a message to people at the same time.

Television, he maintained, does this with ease and even gives feedback, allows phone-in segment for public participation in a programme, which ultimately raises the quality of the conversation.

In December 1996, the United Nations General Assembly proclaimed 21 November as World Television Day commemorating the date on which the first World Television Forum was held.

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Nollywood Stars Join Glo-sponsored Professor Johnbull

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Season 5 of Glo-sponsored TV Drama Series, Professor Johnbull, kicks off on Tuesday with another interesting episode on NTA Network, NTA International on DSTV Channel 251 and NTA on StarTimes at 8.30 p.m. with two Nollywood stars, Osita Iheme, a.k.a. Pawpaw, and Angela Okorie joining the cast of the comedy as household members of Professor Johnbull acted by Kanayo O. Kanayo (KOK).

The duo of Iheme and Okorie who are introduced to the household of Professor Johnbull in the new episode entitled Running to the City will replace Churchill (Jnr. Pope Odonwodo) who is currently furthering his education in America and Caroline (Mercy Johnson-Okojie), Professor’s former house maid  who has also  travelled to attend to some family issues.

The challenge of mentoring the two new rusty members of the family, Nje (Angela Okorie), a village Cameroonian girl, who grew up in the professor’s country home, and Jeroboam, a.k.a Boam (Osita Iheme), who is reputed to have tended the scholar’s father’s herd back in the village therefore falls on Elizabeth (Queen Nwokoye), Professor’s daughter, who had just returned from a successful medical treatment abroad.

A very interesting episode, Running to the City also reveals how Professor Johnbull’s intervention many years ago saved Nje (Angela Okorie) when she was put in the family way in the village and was treated as a pariah.

In addition, it also shows the accommodating nature of Professor Johnbull’s entire household as the duo of Nje and Jeroboam are not only welcomed warmly but are quickly integrated into the family. The Professor who calls them “my people” also goes further by rebuffing attempt by the gateman, Abadnego (Martins Nebo), to prevent Nje and Jeroboam from having access to him.

Viewers are in for a laughter-filled evening on Tuesday as one of the regulars of the social satire, restauranteur, Olaniyi (Yomi Fash-Lanso), makes a 360-degree turn while professing love to Nje on the ground of complexion compatibility much to the consternation of his arch rival, Mai Doya (Funky Mallam),who instantly reminds him of his love for Caro, the Professor’s former house maid.

A repeat broadcast of Running to the City comes up on the same channels at 8.30.p.m. on Friday.

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