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Delivering Non-Stop Entertainment – Africa Magic Introduces 5 New Channels on DStv



Earlier this month, M-Net revealed its exciting plans for the expansion of the popular Africa Magic Channels on DStv and now more details on the channels are being released. For subscribers in East, West and Central Africa, the five channels they will see from April 16 include the flagship Africa Magic channel, now focused into a family themed channel, along with the dedicated Africa Magic Movies channel,which was formerly known as Africa Magic Plus. In addition, viewers will see the new Africa Magic Movies 1 channel and the existing Magic World channel is also going to be rebranded into Africa Magic World.

Rounding off the changes is a brand new channel Africa Magic Entertainment which will serve as the home for all M-Net’s glittering and original African productions from East, West and Central Africa. The Africa Magic channels therefore become the home to a wide range of African content while the M-Net channel (Channel 101/102) will focus on international movies and series.

Summing up the new channels simply, Abiola Alabi (M-Net Africa MD) said “It makes business sense to listen to your consumers when they express their needs and this is what we’ve done. 2012 is going to be a flagship year for Africa Magic. We want it to be remembered as the year African viewers pushed forward a revolution in television, making African content the star of African screens!”

Read on for details on what to expect from the 5 Channels;

Africa Magic World

A channel created to introduce new Africa Magic viewers to a variety of African programming. Formerly known as the Magic World Channel, this general entertainment channel offers a wide range of African programming to audiences including re-screenings of series and movies that they may not have had the opportunity to view previously. Available to all DStv Access, Family, Compact, Compact Plus and Premium packages (Channel 112). Also available on GOtv in relevant regions.

Africa Magic Family

A “Family Friendly” African entertainment channel with programming that can be watched and enjoyed by everyone inyour home. Africa Magic will feature family focused movies, series, sitcoms and documentaries that you can watch with your parents or your children. This will ensure that no-one in your home will miss out on great African entertainment. Africa Magic Family is available on DStv Family, Compact, Compact Plus and Premium (Channel 114).

Africa Magic Movies

A channel for movie audiences who want to celebrate the vibrant legacies and traditions of Africa. From African heritage to village life, this 24-hour dedicated movie channel tells stories that relate to Africa’s rich history and cultural legacy from traditional practices to rural society. Look out for familiar faces from Nollywood and established African film icons. Africa Magic Movies is available on DStvFamily, Compact, Compact Plus and Premium packages (Channel 115, Formerly Africa Magic Plus). Also available on GOtv in relevant regions.

Africa Magic Entertainment

A brand new, stylish African entertainment channel for the bold viewer who wants to watch the best African TV programming available. This 24-hour channel is dedicated to glossy soaps, glam drama series, glitzy lifestyle shows, great comedy, grade-A movies, gorgeous talk-show queens and gripping reality TV – all made in Africa for Africa. The channel is home to some of Africa’s biggest and most popular productions including Tinsel, Jacob’s Cross, Big Brother Africa, Changes, Mashariki Mix, 53 Extra, Jara, Moments with Mo, The Patricia Show and Comedy Club. Africa Magic Entertainment is available on DStv Premium(Channel 128).

Africa Magic Movies 1

This is a channel for the movie fan who wants to see Africa’s hottest stars in the latest contemporary African movies. Africa’s bustling and growing cities provide the busy urban backdrop for the dynamic stories of modern life and love showcased on this 24-hour dedicated movie channel. From dramas to comedies, from action to romance, it’s non-stop African movie entertainment. Africa Magic Movies 1 is available on DStvCompact, Compact Plus and Premium (Channel 145).

In addition to its five English language Africa Magic Channels, Africa Magic Hausa, Swahili and Yoruba will continue to be screened in the different regions as it is currently.


  1. ejogene

    March 28, 2012 at 5:50 pm

    Good music, always welcome!

  2. DSTV Sucks!

    March 28, 2012 at 5:58 pm

    DSTV has ridiculously huge profit margins in Nigeria and Africa as a whole, but with relatively less value for money compared to other continents (Channels/Subscription fees).

    Why don’t companies like SKY, Virgin or even Direct TV challenge the market?

    • Obus.boss

      March 28, 2012 at 8:04 pm

      Mtn is doing the same in the telecoms sector,they rip Nigerians off.Thank God for Glo that gives better value at a good price.I think the monopoly of DSTV would continue,unless a very good Nigerian company comes up.

    • Africhic

      March 29, 2012 at 9:15 am

      @ Obus………….better value? i dont think so

    • Mbulela

      March 29, 2012 at 9:59 am

      Here we go again. Don’t you guys get tired of this old story? How is MTN ripping Nigerians that Glo is not doing same?
      MTN has the largest market share because they had a head start and run a good structure on the ground. Any good Glo is doing to the Nigerian economy, MTN is doing double that. This xenophobic argument against MTN is not rooted in reality.

    • Mbulela

      March 29, 2012 at 10:01 am

      @Obus, like HITV?

    • Orikinla Osinachi

      March 23, 2014 at 4:03 pm

      Nollywood Digital is coming with the biggest and largest entertainment platform in Africa with a target audience of over 20 million subscribers and it is not on cable TV.

  3. U

    March 28, 2012 at 5:59 pm

    This means more content providers…I need investors for a tv soap… Pls get at me! ASAP xxxx

  4. ms pretty

    March 28, 2012 at 6:25 pm

    haba what about people n d southern part of africa? na wa o mnet

  5. Oloniyo ,B

    March 28, 2012 at 9:39 pm

    Multi choice ,give Nigerians value for money,cos subscribers don’t pay this much in south Africa and other places.

  6. albert

    March 28, 2012 at 10:34 pm

    bro we pay like 14k in Ghana this so f-

  7. Austine Da WhizChap

    March 29, 2012 at 7:07 am

    Reather than appreciate, we go all out to rant our a** out; Kudos to MNET…..doing such a great work! More can still be done. Best regards!

  8. Chidi uwandu

    March 29, 2012 at 7:12 am

    It is unfair dat we cannot watch Big Broda again unless we pay 10kplus,pls giv subscribers on compact bouquets acess 2 AM Enttemnt

    • ipphhy

      March 29, 2012 at 10:59 am

      @ chidi its clear you are not even a dstv subscriber.pls get ur facts right before u start yapping.bigbroda is available from the 4800 bouquet upwards and available only on rqst.go and open ur business instead of bad mouthing successful ones

  9. Tochi

    March 29, 2012 at 9:09 am

    kudos 2 dstv,u guys r still d best

  10. LPS

    March 29, 2012 at 9:58 am

    Happy Birthday to me.:)

  11. Tiki

    March 29, 2012 at 2:07 pm

    I think Africa Magic Entertainment will be the one for me, then!

  12. Israel

    March 29, 2012 at 2:41 pm

    Dstv and there nigerians collaborators are rip off, no thanks to bad government and poverty in nigeria.

  13. triffle

    March 30, 2012 at 8:42 am

    biola are u employed to expand the west africa viewing options wats d story in souther africa we r tired of repeats replay repeats.

  14. Sonia

    March 30, 2012 at 12:26 pm

    Triffie all this channels are available in SA,Africa magic entertainment is kind of like the V entertainment of SA,and Mnet is still available with SA content Master ChefSA,the wild etc,all they trying to do here is create a brand for Africa under “Africa Magic” name, excluding southern africa ofcus cos we have the rest of the above its jst nt called africa magic lol.

  15. mekhi phifa

    March 30, 2012 at 1:23 pm

    Biola Alabi abeg what of “African Magic Igbo” those comedy sitcoms every saturday morning is killing ur Igbo subscribers with laughter plsss encourage more Igbo language oriented shows or movies (esp. those of d 1990s) if Multichoice like u can increase ur amount don’t worry we go pay so far its Entertainment.

  16. timmy

    March 30, 2012 at 9:58 pm

    haba!hope we’ll be able to still watch our yoruba movies independently cos i don’t want to be forced to watch any muvees i don’t understand…and oh yeah.. i support diversity o!

  17. Mr. Lagbaja

    April 1, 2012 at 12:16 pm

    this is just 2 bad and unfair,how come we will not be able to enjoy African Majic Entertainment,except only on 10k-plus.Abeg,u can do better by allowing 4k-plus to enjoy too.

  18. Fostable

    April 1, 2012 at 2:21 pm

    All these SA companies, they should just leave us alone. They are not giving any value to the average Nigerian, only ripping us off.

  19. Daniel pohanka

    April 17, 2012 at 11:31 am

    Pls u guys should bring African Magic Igbo. Atleast Yoruba and Hausa has thier own.

  20. Tino Zagorakis

    April 20, 2012 at 2:08 pm

    Dstv continue to fleece us of our hard earned cash by charging exorbitant fees in the name of monthly subscription fees. considering that some of us here in Zimbabwe experience power cuts for as much as up to 18 hours a day it would be better if they could introduce a more fair pay per view TV rather than their flat subscription fee that are beyond the reach of ordinary Africans. They are enjoying the monopoly and as such are playing to the gallery. Moreover the movies they premier are often repeated more than 5 times during the course of a single week! Dstv is a farce.

  21. phil

    April 22, 2012 at 6:22 pm

    Please does anyone know where they have taken the movie’ jyoti’ to? i used to enjoy the indian soap on sunday evenings on Africa Magic Plus.Pschew!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  22. DAYA

    April 23, 2012 at 2:24 pm

    Please advise where the Sunday Indian slot has moved to on Africa Magic Plus. It was so dissappointing not to find the usual programs on yesterday, kinldy advise soonest. please consider repeating yesterday’s episodes.

    • xivumbeko

      September 21, 2016 at 1:21 pm

      hi can i have those names of indian series plz

  23. Shirene

    April 28, 2012 at 11:00 am

    What happened to jyoti? When, if at all, will jyoti be back?

  24. Hawa

    May 22, 2012 at 1:23 pm

    Hie what happened to the indian soaps, may you please assist us we arent enjoying watching dstv coz of them, tell us where we can find them oohhh dear people

  25. Menah

    May 28, 2012 at 2:33 pm

    Can DSTV please return the Indian series’ back, the rubbish you play on Sunday mornings is annoying. I no longer wish to wake up in the morning because of the nonsense old movies you play now. And you had to take them away when they were getting very interesting. I wonder if people watch Tv at all on Sunday mornings.

  26. Diya

    June 12, 2012 at 10:48 am

    Every week I keep checking for the indian series. Will it ever be back? I agree with Menah, just when it was getting interesting, you stopped showing it. That’s very unfair. It was the only reason for me to be up early on Sundays and be so excited. I really hope that you will show it again. I am sure you have a lot of viewers.

  27. jacqueline

    July 9, 2012 at 10:42 am

    Can DSTV please return the Indian series’ back, the crap u play on sunday morning is so boring

  28. Hawa

    July 23, 2012 at 3:34 pm

    Sam applies here, wish we could have the indian soaps backl unless they are being aired on another channel lol

  29. Alaleo

    November 26, 2012 at 6:56 pm

    how can one send movies to African magic. please help me with contacts or info


    March 14, 2013 at 9:43 am

    entertainment is my pleasure and having it is my dream,keep it,but avoid boring that was not produced professionally.keep it up

  31. Tosan Ashima

    June 13, 2013 at 5:24 pm

    superb!still,great challenges ahead.but i know you are cabale

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