M-Net is leading the pack again by introducing a fresh international trend to DStv, a first in Africa– a time-shifted channel that will allow viewers the opportunity to stay on top of their favourite programming. From Wednesday 1 June DStv Premium customers can enjoy M-Net Plus 1, which will be an exact replica of M-Net 101 with an hour time delay.
The new time-shifted channel will be available on channel 901 on DStv Premium. To accommodate this new channel, the DStv audio channel numbers will now start at 750, while the radio channels start from channel number 800.
“As M-Net 101 currently caters for a diverse audience with different lifestyles and viewing time preferences, we believe that the addition of M-Net Plus 1 will be welcomed by many of our viewers,” says Jan du Plessis, Director: M-Net Channels.
“While our prime-time scheduling is at convenient times for the majority of our series lovers, there are also many people – especially parents with young families – who can only start watching television a little later. With M-Net Plus 1, viewers who don’t have PVRs can now continue to enjoy linear television and stay on top of M-Net 101’s excellent series.”
A programme like Carte Blanche, for example, will be screened on M-Net 101 as per usual at 19:00 on Sundays, while it will be on M-Net Plus 1 on Sundays at 20:00.
Some great new shows to look forward to in June on M-Net 101 and M-Net Plus 1 are:
- Criminal Minds spin-off Criminal Minds: Beyond Borders in which a specialized international division tackles gruesome, international crimes. Starts Thursday 23 June at 21:30 on M-Net 101 and at 22:30 on M-Net Plus 1.
- Brand new medical drama Heartbeat, starring Golden Globe nominee Melissa George as a renegade heart-transplant surgeon, starts Monday 6 June at 19:30 on M-Net 101 and at 20:30 on M-Net Plus 1
- Thrilling sci-fi drama Containment, penned by the writer of The Vampire Diaries and The Originals, follows the story of a mysterious and deadly epidemic that breaks out in Atlanta, causing a city-wide quarantine. Starts Wednesday 15 June at 21:30 on M-Net 101 and at 22:30 on M-Net Plus 1.
- Grandfathered, a sweet family comedy starring John Stamos whom many will remember from his days on Full House. The series premiere sees a successful restaurateur and bachelor, Jimmy Martino, learning that he has an adult son he never knew about. Starts Wednesday 1 June at 19:30 on M-Net 101 and at 20:30 on M-Net Plus 1.
- Season 2 of the quirky comedy The Odd Couple follows two mismatched housemates portrayed by Friends’ star Matthew Perry, and Thomas Lennon. Starts Saturday 4 June at 18:00 on M-Net 101 and at 19:00 on M-Net Plus 1.
- The return of the police drama Mysteries of Laura, with Emmy-winning leading lady Debra Messing, sees Detective Diamond and her team race against time to recover a kidnapped boy, in the Season 2 premiere. Starts Friday 3 June at 19:30 on M-Net 101 and at 20:30 on M-Net Plus 1.
- Season 4 of Elementary with Jonny Lee Miller and Lucy Liu as classic literary sleuths, Sherlock Holmes and Watson, starts Tuesday 7 June at 21:30 on M-Net 101 and at 22:30 on M-Net Plus 1.
- Season 4 of the acclaimed drama, Nashville, set in the competitive world of country music and starring Golden Globe nominees Hayden Panettiere and Connie Britton, starts Saturday 11 June at 20:00 on M-Net 101 and at 21:00 on M-Net Plus 1.
- Another fabulous season of The Voice USA will see Gwen Stefani returning with fellow coaches Blake Shelton, Pharrell Williams and Adam Levine. Starts Wednesday 22 June at 18:30 on M-Net 101 and at 19:30 on M-Net Plus 1.