Africa’s TV channel, M-Net, is about to celebrate its birthday In October 2016.

The month will mark 30 years since the very first M-Net subscribers connected their newly-acquired analogue decoders.

To celebrate the milestone, M-Net will be launching the ‘on-screen birthday bash’, on DStv 109. The channels will run for the entire month of October playing everyone’s favourite comedy movie hits, the latest comedy shows and handing the mic over to the world’s best stand-up comedians.

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The channel will feature great comedians including Seth Rogen, Eddie Murphy, Amy Schumer, Jim Carrey, Leon Schuster, Steve Martin, Austin Powers, Kevin Hart, Trevor Noah, Ellen DeGeneres, Martin Lawrence and many more.

“M-Net would not have been where it is today without the loyal support of our viewers,” says M-Net’s CEO Yolisa Phahle. “M-Net Movies BlockParty will have something for everyone and provide shows for the whole family to enjoy together.  Comedy is always popular and we would like our viewers to have some fun, so we look forward to celebrating our big birthday with as many people as possible.”


Since its inception, M-Net has grown into an array of more than 40 channels (including Africa Magic, Maisha Magic East, Jango Magic, Zambezi Magic and M-Net Edge), addressing the viewing needs of diverse audiences in almost 50 countries across the African continent.

Apart from the M-Net Movies BlockParty pop-up channel, M-Net is also producing an exclusive TV special about the history and evolution of the network, as well as the way in which it has developed the African film and television industry and positively changed the lives of many people.

This nostalgic TV special gives viewers the opportunity to hear from M-Net’s biggest stars and will be screened on several of the M-Net channels in early November.