M-Net celebrates 30th birthday
ONE of Africa’s leading television channels, M-Net, is celebrating 30 years of existence.
Over the years, several catchy theme songs have encapsulated M-Net’s spellbinding entertainment offering and now will earn 30 fervent fans R30 000 in cash each.
M-Net chief executive officer Yolisa Phahle said M-Net fans would have to perform a rendition of the famous It’s a kind of magic song.
“Remember how Queen belted It’s a kind of magic to all the shows and movies you loved?
Just record your version — or special interpretation — of the song, and you may pocket the money to treat yourself to a welldeserved break or spend it on anything your heart desires.”
“You can do a rock-star rendition, act crazy, perform in an exotic location, or even rap the words — as long as the performances oozes magic.”
Once the performances have been filmed, people have an October 23 deadline to upload the clips on the www.mnet.tv website. The best performances will be screened on all M-Net channels.
To add onto the fun, Phahle said: “Some of the many famous faces that have frequented the M-Net channels over the past three decades will be breaking out into song on DStv viewers’ screens to wish M-Net a happy birthday.”
Reflecting on the channel, the CEO said: “M-Net has grown immensely over the past 30 years — from being one pay-television channel to producing more than 40 channels for different audiences across the continent on different platforms.
“But, we wouldn’t have been here without the continued support of every single person who finds our kaleidoscope of story-telling entertaining, informative or inspiring.
“This is why we’re celebrating this milestone birthday with our viewers and trust that everyone who enters the competition — and those watching the performances on screen — will have loads of fun.”
The competition is open to all MultiChoice customers in African countries that have access to the M-Net family of channels.
“Where applicable, the cash prizes will be paid out in the local currency equivalent,” said Phahle.
The more than 40 M-Net channels include a variety of genre, language and audiencespecific channels — from kykNET, Mzansi Magic and Channel O to VUZU AMP, Africa Magic and Maisha Magic.
Yolisa Phahle, M-Net CEO