M-Net Movies and MultiChoice are making African television history with a new pop up channel featuring all six epic films from the Star Wars Saga.
From August 31 through to September 13, this year, DStv Premium customers will be transported to a galaxy far, far away with a special channel on M-Net Movies 109. This groundbreaking two week long addition to the existing nine M-Net Movies channels on DStv is the continent’s very first events channel built around international movies, as well as Africa’s first channel dedicated to all things Star Wars.
Each day of the week, starting 31 August, the M-Net Movies Star Wars channel will screen one of the blockbusters that dominated global popular culture since its epic release in 1977 – from the cult classic Star Wars: A New Hope with which George Lucas introduced us to Star Wars mythology to 2005’s Star Wars: Revenge of the Sith which was praised for its mind-blowing digital effects. The movies will play in chronological order of release at 18:30 GMT (6:30pm) as well as at 05:00 GMT (5am) on the same day, while those who missed out on the action during the week can binge-watch the entire galactic saga from beginning to end on Sundays.
The movies will be interspersed with animated features and series, features, documentaries and other delights from the Star Wars universe.
With this M-Net Movies Pop-Up channel fans will be able to enjoy all their favourite Star Wars battles, plots and characters before the cinematic release of the brand-new Star Wars film later this year.
In addition to the Star Wars content available to DStv Premium customers on channel 109, young and old alike can also look forward to a magical Star Wars online experience on www.mnet.tv.
From Wookies to Droids and bounty hunters to Sith lords, the M-Net Movies Star Wars Pop-Up channel, exclusive to DStv Premium, will be a gateway to the Galactic Empire.