M-NET’S HISTORY IN BRIEF

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First pay-TV li­cence is awarded Elec­tronic Me­dia Net­work Lim­ited (M-Net) founded in April First broad­cast: 12-hour chan­nel in Oc­to­ber Na­tion­wide sell-out of de­coders Su­perS­port is launched Carte Blanche is launched Elec­tronic Me­dia Net­work lists on the JSE (shares in­crease from R1 to R8) (delists in 2003) KTV – 19.5 hours of chil­dren’s en­ter­tain­ment a week – is launched 1 mil­lionth de­coder comes off the as­sem­bly line M-Net awarded first African li­cences in Namibia and Botswana M-Net Africa is launched Mul­tiChoice launches New Di­rec­tions is launched – a de­vel­op­ment film­mak­ing ini­tia­tive de­signed to stim­u­late skills de­vel­op­ment and pro­vide op­por­tu­ni­ties for emerg­ing film­mak­ers in SA Expansion to Magic Cen­tre Mul­tiChoice lists sep­a­rately on the JSE Satel­lite chan­nels dis­trib­uted us­ing dig­i­tal trans­mis­sions Mul­tiChoice’s DStv in­tro­duces Su­perS­port, Movie Magic, KTV and M-Net Su­perS­port lists sep­a­rately on the JSE (delists in 2003) M-Net soap and se­ries chan­nels added to the DStv bou­quet kykNET is launched Idols SA launches Mzansi Magic launches The Voice South Africa launches ( The Voice Nige­ria launches in 2016)

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