In line with its ongoing development strategy, Africa Magic, the continent’s leading provider of African entertainment content, has announced the launch of a new channel, Africa Magic Igbo. Designed to showcase the rich Igbo culture of Nigeria, the 24 hour general entertainment channel follows the success of the Africa Magic Hausa and Yoruba channels and will go on air at 19:00 CAT on the 2nd of April, 2015. Africa Magic Igbo will be available on DStv channel 159.
The launch of Africa Magic Igbo, which brings to eight the total number of Africa Magic channels, follows the redefinition of the Africa Magic channels in 2014 and the recent refreshing of the Africa Magic Urban channel.
Speaking on the launch, the Director, M-Net (West Africa), Wangi Mba-Uzoukwu, said: “We are thrilled to announce the launch of Africa Magic Igbo. Igbo language entertainment content has always played a prominent role in the Nigerian film and television industry and we are glad to offer a platform where this rich content can be showcased to the rest of Africa and the world. Popular Igbo language content like Living in Bondage, Nneka the Pretty Serpent and many others set the trend for the modern Nigerian film and television industry, or Nollywood as it’s called; it is thus only fitting that such content should be given a platform where it is easily accessible by audiences around the continent. With the launch of Africa Magic Igbo, we have once again proven our commitment to providing content made for Africa by Africans.”
For his part, the Managing Director, Multichoice Nigeria, Mr. John Ugbe, said: “For over 20 years, Multichoice has played an active role in the development of the African film and television industry. The Africa Magic channels, which sit on our DStv and GOtv platforms, continue to display the best of African entertainment content to the world. With the launch of Africa Magic Igbo, we have once again provided a platform for African talent to shine and our viewers can definitely expect to see the best of Igbo culture and talent on display.”
The first Africa Magic channel was launched in 2003 and more than 10 years later, the brand continues to expand and now includes content dedicated to world class African entertainment programming ranging from drama series, music, magazine and lifestyle shows, to reality shows and movies.
“All the Africa Magic channels are renowned for their exciting content which celebrates African entertainment and Africa Magic Igbo will be no different. The channel will appeal to audiences in and outside Nigeria, as the Igbo language is also spoken in a number of other African countries like Equatorial Guinea, Democratic Republic of Congo and Gabon. Africa Magic Igbo will also undoubtedly be popular with audiences across the continent as shown by the widespread success of the popular Igbo language movies of the 1990s, and our viewers can expect to see the best from renowned and exciting Igbo talent like Okey Bakassi, Chiwetalu Agu and Dede One Day amongst many others,” added Mba-Uzoukwu.
Africa Magic Igbo launches on the 2nd of April 2015 at 19:00 CAT and will be available on DStv channel 159. For more information on Africa Magic channels and programmes, simply visit: www.africamagic.tv.
DStv Is Now Showing in the Dark
Power outages can cause you to miss some of your favourite shows on DStv. They can also disrupt the delivery of programmes to your decoder due to the satellite connection to your decoder’s hard drive being interrupted. This results in the loss or interruption of recordings.
With DStv Now, you never have to miss your favourite show again. DStv Now lets you enjoy your favourite TV channels streamed live. Watch the latest movies, series, live sport, DStv Catch Up content and more all on your tablet or smartphone, anytime, anywhere. You can record or download these anywhere anytime or simply set a reminder so you don’t miss any live TV.
Download the DStv Now app from your app store, enter your Connect ID once off, select Live TV from the menu, select a channel and hit the Watch Live button to live stream a selection of premium channels.
You can also visit the MultiChoice office for assistance or visit www.dstv.com for more information
DStv Celebrates Bruce Willis’ 60TH BIRTHDAY!
One of the big screen’s timeless heroes is celebrating a milestone birthday this week. On Thursday, 19 March Bruce Willis is turning 60! DStv viewers can join in the celebrations and pop the champagne by tuning in to M-Net Movies Action +. The channel will have its own Bruce bash with three of his blockbuster movies, back to back!
The action kicks off at 18:30 CAT with the high-octane Bruce Willis film Red in which retired CIA agents dust off their skills to track down a group of assailants. Thereafter, at 20:00 CAT it’s Bruce at his absolute fearless best as detective John McClane in Die Hard 4 (aka Live Free or Die Hard), the biggest box-office hit in the Die Hard film franchise.
In Die Hard, America is at the mercy of cyber terrorists who want to destroy the economy by cutting off the financial hub’s contact with the rest of the world. They go on a crazed killing spree to wipe out anyone who stands in their way. Then, at 22:10 Bruce’s fans can enjoy the mind-bending sci-fi action film Looper about deadly time travelling.
Meanwhile, here are some interesting facts about this action legend:
Did you know:
- By the time Bruce turns 60, he would have starred in more than 60 films, including Pulp Fiction (1994), 12 Monkeys (1995), The Fifth Element (1997),Armageddon (1998), The Sixth Sense (1999), Unbreakable (2000), Sin City (2005), Red (2010), and The Expendables 2 (2012).
- His films have grossedUS$2.64 billion to 3.05 billion at North American box offices, making him the eighth highest-grossing actor in a leading role.
- He has won two Emmy Awards and a Golden Globe Award.
- He was born in Germany and before entering showbiz he worked as a security guard and private investigator
For more information log on to www.dstv.com
SpongeBob SquarePants Nickelodeon Saturday 21 March 12:25PM GMT (305)
Everyone’s favourite sponge lives in Bikini Bottom and works for Mr Krabs. That’s right SpongeBob SquarePants can be seen in his natural habitat doing what he loves, discovering new things with Patrick and Squidward while making everyone around him happy.
Focus: Madonna Trace Urban Saturday 21 March 12:00PM GMT (325)
Thirty years after she first appeared on our screens in the early 80s, Madonna still continues to make hit records and sell out arenas around the world.
Paying homage to the best-selling female recording artist of all time, this episode of Focus takes viewers through the most exciting and revealing videos made by the “Queen of Pop“.
Guardians of the Galaxy M-Net Movies Premiere on Sunday 22 March at 6:30PM GMT (103)
Comic actor Chris Pratt (Parks & Recreation) transformed himself into a hunk to take the lead in this intergalactic adventure from the blockbuster studio that brought you Thor, The Avengers and Iron Man. The most unlikely superheroes in the Marvel Comics universe come together to stop a fanatic intergalactic warrior from taking control of the galaxy. The result: An action-packed epic of comic proportions.
Murder in the First M-Net Sunday 22 March at 4:00PM GMT (115)
Taye Diggs (Private Practice) and Kathleen Robertson (Bates Motel) star in this intriguing mystery drama. Detectives Terry English and Hildy Mulligan are investigating two seemingly separate murders when they stumble on one very high-profile clue: both of these cases are linked to a Silicon Valley prodigy with a lot to lose. An intricate and complex web of lies and deceit mask the true events of both murders- and the killer’s identity
Bobby Brown: Remembering Whitney Lifetime Sunday 22 March at 5:10PM (131)
In a no-holds-barred interview with Bobby Brown, he details the real story of his tumultuous relationship with true love Whitney Houston.
Keeping Up with the Kardashians S10 Sunday 22 March 6:00PM E! Entertainment Television (124)
Following on from Kim and Kanye’s extravagant wedding in Italy, the family deal with more change as Kendall’s modelling career starts to soar, Kourtney expects her third child, and Kris deals with the aftermath of her separation from Bruce.
With plenty of drama, glamour, laughter and tears, join the Kardashian family as they meet life’s triumphs and tragedies head-on in their trademark style, supporting each other through the good and the bad.
Prisoner Of Love (Amor Cautivo) Series 1 Eva Monday 23 March at 4:00 GMT (141)
Starts Monday 23rd at 4:00PM continues weekdays 10AM from 24th March continuing into next month.