M-Net cel­e­brates 30th birth­day

Chronicle (Zimbabwe) - - Entertainment - Show­biz Re­porter

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

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