M-Net Presents A Special Harry Potter Pop-up Channel On DStv Premium

Harry Potter M-Net popup channel

While celebrating its big 3-0, M-Net continues to treat viewers to magical entertainment and how much more magical can you get than a channel dedicated to the Harry Potter films? Soon after the fun-filled M-Net 30th Birthday BlockParty channel draws to a close on DStv Premium at the end of October, the iconic eight-film Harry Potter series will take over the entertainment on channel 109.

M-Net will treat viewers to a special M-Net Movies Harry Potter pop-up extravaganza from Friday 4 November until Sunday 13 November.

Leading up to the worldwide release of Warner Bros. Pictures’ Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, an all-new adventure returning us to the wizarding world created by J.K. Rowling, all M-Net customers will be able to watch all eight Harry Potter films.

In addition to these eight films, the M-Net Movies Harry Potter Pop-Up channel will be packed with specials and features around the making of this hugely successful movie franchise. The channel will run for 17 hours per day from 6:00 until 23:00.

Every night at 20:00 viewers will be captivated by the magic of the Harry Potter stories and transported into the spellbinding world of Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. The films will be screened in this time-slot each day in chronological order. But, if you can’t wait another day to watch the next film in the series, you can watch back-to-back screenings throughout the day.

“By creating this channel, it proves yet again that M-Net allows our viewers in Africa to stay connected to the latest entertainment trends and buzz across the globe.” says Jan du Plessis, Director: M-Net Channels.

Adapted from J.K. Rowling’s bestselling series of seven books, the extraordinary Harry Potter films feature Daniel Radcliffe in the titular role. His best friends at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry, Hermione Granger and Ron Weasley, are portrayed by Emma Watson and Rupert Grint.

For more than a decade, Warner Bros.’ Harry Potter films have captivated the hearts and imaginations of children and adults all over the globe with enchanting tales of magic, adventure and friendship. While the franchise turned these young stars into household names, veterans like Maggie Smith, Alan Rickman and Robbie Coltrane round out the storylines in these spectacular films.

For more information on M-Net’s Harry Potter Pop-Up channel and the full schedule, go to www.mnet.tv You can also join the conversation with @mnetmovies on twitter.

Movie Synopses:
Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone

First, J.K. Rowling’s delightful bestseller, then an unforgettable movie: Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone/Philosopher’s Stone is sheer screen enchantment. At its centre is Harry, orphaned, unloved, rescued, enrolled as a wizard-in-training at Hogwarts Academy and as his telltale forehead scar shows, destined for great things. Enter into the world of Hogwarts and experience the rich characters, lavish surroundings, wizardly tools and customs, the high-flying sport of Quidditch … and much more beyond imagining. For the most magic ever to visit your house, see you on Platform 9-3/4!

Academy Award Nominations for:

  • Best Art Direction-Set Decoration
  • Best Costume Design
  • Best Music, Original Score
Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets

Cars fly, trees fight back and a mysterious elf comes to warn Harry Potter at the start of the second year of his amazing journey into the world of wizardry. This year at Hogwarts, spiders talk, letters scold and Harry’s own unsettling ability to speak to snakes turns his friends against him. From duelling clubs to rogue Bludgers, it’s a year of adventure and danger when bloody writing on a wall announces: The Chamber of Secrets has been opened. To save Hogwarts will require all of Harry, Ron and Hermione’s magical abilities and courage in this spellbinding adaptation of J.K. Rowling’s second book. Get ready to be amused and petrified as Harry Potter shows he’s more than a wizard, he’s a hero!

Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban

Year Three at Hogwarts means new fun and challenges as Harry learns the delicate art of approaching a Hippogriff, transforming shape-shifting Boggarts into hilarity and even turning back time. But the term also brings danger. Soul-sucking Dementors hover over the school. An ally of the accursed He-Who-Cannot-Be-Named lurks within the castle walls. Fearsome wizard Sirius Black escapes Azkaban. And Harry will be forced to confront them all. Directed by Alfonso Cuarón and based on J.K. Rowling’s third book, this wondrous spellbinder soars with laughs, shivers and the kind of breathless surprise only found in a Harry Potter adventure. Mischief managed!

Academy Award nominations for:

  • Achievement in Music Written for Motion Pictures (Original Score)
  • Achievement in Visual Effects
Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire

When Harry Potter’s name emerges from the Goblet of Fire, he becomes a competitor in a gruelling battle for glory among three wizarding schools – the Triwizard Tournament. But since Harry never submitted his name for the Tournament, who did? Now Harry must confront a deadly dragon, fierce water demons and an enchanted maze only to find himself in the cruel grasp of He-Who-Must-Not-Be-Named. In this fourth film adaptation of J.K. Rowling’s Harry Potter series, everything changes as Harry, Ron and Hermione leave childhood forever and take on challenges greater than anything they could have imagined.

Academy Award nomination for:

  • Best Achievement in Art Direction.
Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix

The rebellion begins! Lord Voldemort has returned, but the Ministry of Magic is doing everything it can to keep the wizarding world from knowing the truth – including appointing Ministry official Dolores Umbridge as the new Defence Against the Dark Arts professor at Hogwarts. When Umbridge refuses to teach practical defensive magic, Ron and Hermione convince Harry to secretly train a select group of students for the wizarding war that lies ahead. A terrifying showdown between good and evil awaits in this enthralling film version of the fifth novel in J.K. Rowling’s Harry Potter series. Prepare for battle!

Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince

As Lord Voldemort tightens his grip on both the Muggle and Wizarding Worlds™, Hogwarts is no longer a safe haven. Harry suspects perils may even lie within the castle, but Dumbledore is more intent upon preparing him for the final battle fast approaching. Together they work to find the key to unlock Voldemort’s defences and to this end, Dumbledore recruits his old friend and colleague Horace Slughorn, whom he believes holds crucial information. Even as the decisive showdown looms, romance blossoms for Harry, Ron, Hermione and their classmates. Love is in the air, but danger lies ahead and Hogwarts may never be the same again.

Academy Award nomination for:

  • Best Achievement in Cinematography
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 1

‘Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows,’ the seventh and final adventure in the Harry Potter film series, is a much-anticipated motion picture event to be told in two full-length parts.

Part 1 begins as Harry, Ron and Hermione set out on their perilous mission to track down and destroy the secret to Voldemort’s immortality and destruction—the Horcruxes. On their own, without the guidance of their professors or the protection of Professor Dumbledore, the three friends must now rely on one another more than ever. But there are Dark Forces in their midst that threaten to tear them apart.

Meanwhile, the Wizarding World™ has become a dangerous place for all enemies of the Dark Lord. The long-feared war has begun and Voldemort’s Death Eaters seize control of the Ministry of Magic and even Hogwarts, terrorizing and arresting anyone who might oppose them. But the one prize they still seek is the one most valuable to Voldemort: Harry Potter. The Chosen One has become the hunted one as the Death Eaters search for Harry with orders to bring him to Voldemort…alive.

Harry’s only hope is to find the Horcruxes before Voldemort finds him. But as he searches for clues, he uncovers an old and almost forgotten tale—the legend of the Deathly Hallows. And if the legend turns out to be true, it could give Voldemort the ultimate power he seeks.

Little does Harry know that his future has already been decided by his past when, on that fateful day, he became ‘the Boy Who Lived.’ No longer just a boy, Harry Potter is drawing ever closer to the task for which he has been preparing since the day he first stepped into Hogwarts: the ultimate battle with Voldemort.

Academy Award nominations for:

  • Best Achievement in Visual Effects
  • Best Achievement in Art Direction
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 2

‘Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 2,’ is the final adventure in the Harry Potter™ film series. The much-anticipated motion picture event is the second of two full-length parts.

In the epic finale, the battle between the good and evil forces of the Wizarding World™ escalates into an all-out war. The stakes have never been higher and no one is safe. But it is Harry Potter who may be called upon to make the ultimate sacrifice as he draws closer to the climactic showdown with Lord Voldemort. It all ends here.

Academy Award nominations for:

  • Best Achievement in Visual Effects
  • Best Achievement in Art Direction
  • Best Achievement in Makeup
50 Greatest Harry Potter Moments

50 GREATEST HARRY POTTER MOMENTS takes a look back at the most memorable and treasured scenes from the world’s most popular and successful movie franchise. A celebration from the first seven Harry Potter films, this special includes input from the cast, crew and fans themselves. From Platform 9 ¾ to the Quidditch World Cup, and Harry’s first kiss – all the most exciting, entertaining and best-loved moments have been included.

Narrated by Hagrid himself – Robbie Coltrane, 50 GREATEST HARRY POTTER MOMENTS reveals the favourite scenes of stars such as Daniel Radcliffe, Rupert Grint and Emma Watson, the special offers up exclusive insider knowledge about how these unforgettable scenes were made and behind-the-scenes scoop on what it was really like to film them. We even hear from Harry Potter’s creator herself, J.K. Rowling.

50 GREATEST HARRY POTTER MOMENTS is not just a countdown show. The program also delves deeper into some of the films’ best loved themes and the wider impact they’ve held. Magical creatures are featured, as well as the incredible skills of the artists and craftsmen who worked on the films for months, and even years, before cameras started rolling. Brimming with only the very best, most memorable moments from the films, 50 GREATEST HARRY POTTER MOMENTS is television magic for wizards and Muggles alike!

Published by Andrew Germishuys

Founder of SAMDB, Andrew has worked full time in the film industry since the early 2000's. He has trained as an actor, completing his LAMDA Gold Medal, and attending many courses in Cape Town acting studios, with masterclasses with some of the international industries top directors, producers and filmmakers. Working as an actor and armourer in the film and television industry have given Andrew a great balance of skills across the board when it comes to the entertainment industry. Catch him on Twitter: twitter.com/andrewgerm_za And IMDb: www.imdb.com/name/nm5390453/

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