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Audiences And Ratings On The Rise For TCM, Powered By Moives

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A strong performer in the general entertainment category within Turner’s African footprint is its movie channel, TCM – Powered by Movies.

Turner’s all-American movie channel has emerged from its 2015 rebranding and repositioning as a strong contender among the movie channel offering on the DStv platform. ‘Powered by Movies’, the new pay-off line, is bearing fruit as the channel attracts a strong male audience (25 – 45 age group) that enjoys modern blockbusters and the monthly themed promotional blocks.

“As the channel continues to perform on the DStv Premium and family packages, we are pleased to announce TCM’s expansion to all DStv packages, including both the Access and Easy View options, from this month,” states Pierre Branco, Vice-President of Southern Europe and General Manager of Africa for Turner. “Being able to reach a wider DStv audience gives us a further opportunity to entrench the channel’s revised brand positioning and grow our ratings.”

The channel has increased its ratings 32% YoY and achieved 37% market share, with the average daily time spent watching the channel up 5% to 57 minutes per day.

“TCM attracts a strong male audience skew, up to 63% in September from 56% in August, which is a positive indication that our target audience loves the new-look channel and the exciting line-up of Hollywood blockbusters that we broadcast on a daily basis.”

Some of the channels’ top-performing titles over the past few months include ‘The Fast and Furious’ in June, ‘The Mummy’ in August and ‘Blood Diamond’ in September.

“Movies fans have a feast of exclusive titles to look forward to as we head into the holiday season and the new year, with a Spielberg festival in December, and new titles including ‘Underworld’, ‘We Were Soldiers’ and ‘K-19’,” comments Branco.

“We are looking forward to showcasing Turner’s general entertainment offering, including TCM, at our stand (S53) at Discop, as we look to increase our presence across platforms and territories on the continent. The Turner team is excited and ready to welcome this year’s Discop delegates,” says Branco.

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Issued by Ogilvy Public Relations on behalf of Turner Africa
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Film

Enjoy The Super Powerful, Sci-fi Story Of Doctor Strange In The Fully Immersive Imax 3D Experience

Doctor StrangeReleasing on Ster-Kinekor’s IMAX screens countrywide this week is the powerful story of neurosurgeon turned sorcerer, Doctor Strange. The film weaves its magical powers onto the big screen for the maximum 3D IMAX movie experience on Friday, 04 November. The film also releases at Ster-Kinekor sites countrywide and in its luxurious Cine Prestige cinemas in both 2D and 3D formats.

From Marvel Studios comes Doctor Strange, the story of world-famous neurosurgeon Dr Stephen Strange, whose life changes forever following a horrific car accident that robs him of the use of his hands. When traditional medicine fails him, he is forced to look for healing, and hope, in a most unlikely place—a mysterious enclave known as Kamar-Taj.

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He quickly learns that this is not just a centre for healing but also the front line of a battle against unseen dark forces bent on destroying our reality. Before long, Strange—armed with his newly acquired magical powers—is forced to choose whether to return to his life of fortune and status or leave it all behind to defend the world as the most powerful sorcerer in existence.

The film, directed by Scott Derrickson (Sinister), stars Oscar award-winner Benedict Cumberbatch at Dr Strange, with Tilda Swinton as the mystic, Ancient One. Co-stars include Rachel McAdams, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Mads Mikkelsen, Benedict Wong and Michael Stuhlbarg.

Doctor Strange features more than an hour of specially formatted IMAX sequences, and has been digitally re-mastered into the image and sound quality of An IMAX 3D Experience® with proprietary IMAX DMR® (Digital Re-mastering) technology. The crystal-clear images coupled with IMAX’s customized theatre geometry and powerful digital audio create a unique environment that will make audiences feel as if they are in the movie and part of the non-stop action.

To enjoy the full 3D effects of this super-powered, sci-fi film, make sure you book your tickets to watch Doctor Strange in one of the seven Ster-Kinekor IMAX theatres, situated at Eastgate and Cradlestone Mall in Johannesburg, Mall of Africa in Midrand, The Grove Mall in Pretoria, Gateway in Durban, Baywest Mall in Port Elizabeth and CapeGate in Cape Town.

Bookings are now open for all screenings of Doctor Strange in IMAX 3D and at Ster-Kinekor’s luxurious Cine Prestige cinemas at select sites, as well as in select Ster-Kinekor cinemas countrywide in 2D and 3D. Members of the Ster-Kinekor loyalty programmes can enjoy all the benefits and ticket discounts on offer from SK Club, Discovery Vitality and Edgars Club, when booking tickets for this film.

The film releases in Ster-Kinekor cinemas countrywide on Friday, 04 November. Doctor Strange carries a PG classification, and the running time is 2hrs 10mins.

For more information on Doctor Strange and to make bookings at Ster-Kinekor cinemas, IMAX® and Cine Prestige, visit https://movies.sterkinekor.co.za. To find out what other exciting promotions Ster-Kinekor has on offer, follow @sterkinekor on Twitter or Ster-Kinekor Theatres on Facebook. For queries, call Ticketline on 0861 MOVIES (668 437) or book at the cinema.

Read the SAMDB review of Doctor Strange here.

Issued by Ogilvy Public Relations on behalf of Ster-Kinekor Theatres
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Television

M-Net, M-Net Edge, M-Net City and M-Net Family Line-Up For December 2016

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M-Net December Line-up

Sunday Night Blockbusters on M-Net (Channel 101)

Sunday 04 December 2016

20:05 VACATION Adventure Comedy

A reboot of the popular film series. Rusty Griswold takes his family on a road trip to “Walley World”. Will he be able to spice things up with his wife and reconnect with his sons?

PC, IPAD, IPHONE, ANDROID PHONE, ANDROID TABLET, PRODEA and EXPLORA

Sunday 11 December 2016

20:05 PAN PG13V FAMILY Adventure

The studio that gave you Harry Potter creates a visually stunning film. Enter the enchanted world of Neverland and see the beginning of the legend of Peter Pan.

PC, IPAD, IPHONE, ANDROID PHONE, ANDROID TABLET, PRODEA and EXPLORA

Sunday 18 December 2016

20:05 BURNT 16L Comedy Drama

Chef Adam Jones had it all – and lost it. The former enfant terrible of the Paris restaurant scene had earned two Michelin stars and only ever cared about the thrill of creating explosions of taste. To land his own kitchen and that third elusive star though, Jones will need to leave his bad habits behind and get the best of the best on his side, including the beautiful Helene.

PC, IPAD, IPHONE, ANDROID PHONE, ANDROID TABLET, PRODEA and EXPLORA

Sunday 25 December 2016

20:05 LOVE THE COOPERS 13L Comedy

The gloves come off in this festive comedy with an all-star cast. When a dysfunctional family come together for Christmas, everything else seems to fall apart.

PC, IPAD, IPHONE, ANDROID PHONE, ANDROID TABLET, PRODEA and EXPLORA

M-Net December Line-up

Express Broadcast- M-Net 101

Note: Because of the extraordinarily fast turn-around time all Express episodes unfortunately do not have a family track or hearing impaired titles.

Bull Season 1 – Thursdays at 01:30

Available on the following DStv Catch Up platforms:

PC, PVR, IPAD, IPHONE, ANDROID PHONE, ANDROID TABLET, PRODEA and EXPLORA

Grey’s Anatomy *Season 13 will go on a 11 week production break from episode 11 on Saturday 26 November at 01:00 Express from the U.S. and in Prime Time on Monday 28 November at 19:30. New episodes will resume on Saturday 11 February at 01:00 Express from the U.S. and in Prime Time on Monday 13 February at 19:30*

Blindspot Season 2 *will go on a 6 week production break from Friday 25 November at 02:00 Express from the U.S. and in Prime Time on Thursday 1 December at 21:30. New episodes will resume on Friday 6 January at 02:00 Express from the U.S and in Prime Time on Thursday 12 January 2017 at 21:30*

Frequency *Season 1 will go on a 5 week production break on Thursday 15 December at 20:30. New episodes will resume on Thursday 19 January at 20:30*

Blue Bloods *Season 7 will then go on a two week production break on Sunday 27 November at 01:00 Express from the U.S. and in Prime Time on Wednesday 30 November at 20:30. New episodes will resume on Sunday 11 December at 01:00 Express from the U.S. and in Prime Time on Wednesday 14 December at 20:30*

New, Returning & Series Finales

Thursday 01 December 2016

19:30 Lethal Weapon 01 0009 *Season 1 will go on a production break from Thursday 8 December*

Based on the hit movie franchise, Emmy winner Damon Wayans (My Wife and Kids) and Clayne Crawford (NCIS: New Orleans) star as the classic cop duo working the beat in modern-day LA.

PC, PVR, IPAD, IPHONE and EXPLORA

Saturday 03 December 2016

18:00 The Goldbergs 04 0001 “Breakfast Club” *Season 4 Starts*

Based on the real life travails of the show’s creator, this comedy centres on a reluctantly close-knit family. In the season premiere the Goldberg kids all find themselves in Saturday detention.

PC, PVR, IPAD, IPHONE and EXPLORA

Thursday 08 December 2016

20:30 Frequency 01 0009 *Season 1 will go on a production break from Thursday 15 December*

The Emmy nominated producer of ‘Supernatural’ created this intriguing crime drama about a father and daughter who find themselves supernaturally reunited – two decades after his suspicious death.

PC, PVR, IPAD, IPHONE and EXPLORA

Thursday 15 December 2016

19:30 Miss Saigon *December Special*

Sunday 18 December 2016

17:30 Planet’s Got Talent 02 0006 *Season 2 Ends*

Wednesday 21 December 2016

17:00 The Ellen DeGeneres Show 14 0071 *Season 14 will go on from production break from Thursday 22 December*

Emmy winning talk-show host Ellen DeGeneres brings us a unique mix of celebrity interviews, chart-topping musical performances, and amazing entertainment.

PC, PVR, IPAD, IPHONE and EXPLORA

Thursday 22 December 2016

19:30 Hairspray Live! *December Special*

The hip shaking, Tony Award-winning Broadway musical makes a colourful live debut on the small-screen, re-telling the tale of a fun-loving plus-sized teen in Baltimore, during a time of change in the ’60s.

Friday 23 December 2016

19:30 The Great Christmas Light Fight 02 #201 *December Special*

True Christmas spirit shines in this fun-loving series that sees four families compete to have the most elaborate and spectacular Christmas displays for a cash prize.

Saturday 24 December 2016

18:30 MOM 04 0007 *Season 4 will go on a production break from Saturday 31 December*

Anna Faris and Emmy winner Allison Janney star in this pulls-no-punches comedy, about single mom Christy and her mother Bonnie who struggle to live in a world full of temptations. Saturday 24 December 2016

PC, PVR, IPAD, IPHONE and EXPLORA

Wednesday 28 December 2016

21:30 The Blacklist 04 0008 *Season 4 will go on a break production break from Wednesday 4 January*

Golden Globe-nominee James Spader stars as the concierge of crime in this acclaimed drama that follows a high-profile criminal who captures some of the world’s biggest threats.

PC, PVR, IPAD, IPHONE and EXPLORA

Saturday 31 December 2016

20:35 Royal Variety Performance 2016 *December Special*

The 2016 Royal Variety Performance is the industry’s annual fundraising event featuring legendary performers from around the globe.

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M-Net Edge December Line-up

Express Broadcast- M-Net Edge 102

Note: Because of the extraordinarily fast turn-around time all Express episodes unfortunately do not have a family track or hearing impaired titles.

Westworld Season 1– Mondays at 04:00

Available on the following DStv Catch Up platforms:

PC, PVR, IPAD, IPHONE, ANDROID PHONE, ANDROID TABLET, PRODEA and EXPLORA

Shameless Season 7– Tuesdays at 02:00

Available on the following DStv Catch Up platforms:

PC, PVR, IPAD, IPHONE, ANDROID PHONE, ANDROID TABLET, PRODEA and EXPLORA

Divorce Season 1– Tuesdays at 01:20

Available on the following DStv Catch Up platforms:

PC, PVR, IPAD, IPHONE, ANDROID PHONE, ANDROID TABLET, PRODEA and EXPLORA

Longmire Season 5 –Sundays at 02:00 * Express episodes end on Sunday 27 November at 02:00*

Available on the following DStv Catch Up platforms:

PC, PVR, IPAD, IPHONE, ANDROID PHONE, ANDROID TABLET, PRODEA and EXPLORA

 

The Vikings Season 4 –Thursdays at 04:00 * Express episodes start on Thursday 1 December at 04:00*

Available on the following DStv Catch Up platforms:

PC, PVR, IPAD, IPHONE, ANDROID PHONE, ANDROID TABLET, PRODEA and EXPLORA

Lucifer Season 2 – Wednesdays at 02:00 Season 2 will go on a 6 week production break on Wednesday 7 December at 02:00 Express from the U.S. and in Prime Time on Tuesday 13 December at 23:00. New episodes will resume on Wednesday 18 January at 02:00 Express from the U.S. and in Prime Time on Tuesday 24 January at 23:00

The Affair Season 3 –Tuesdays at 03:00 * Season 3 will go on a one week production break on Tuesday 27 December at 03:00 Express from the U.S. and in Prime Time on Wednesday 28 December at 20:00. New episodes will resume on Tuesday 3 January at 03:00 Express from the U.S. and in Prime Time on Wednesday 4 January at 20:00

New, Returning & Series Finales

Thursday 01 December 2016

20:00 Vikings 04b 0011 “The Outsider” *Season 4b Starts*

Epic Emmy nominated drama that follows a Norse hero and his band of Viking brothers in an age of discovery, violence and warriors.

PC, PVR, IPAD, IPHONE and EXPLORA

Friday 02 December 2016

19:30 Silicon Valley 03 #28 “The Uptick” *Season 3 Ends*

Emmy-winning comedy following the triumphs and trials of a group of underdogs in Silicon Valley. Erlich’s publicity success leaves Richard in a moral quandary, in the season finale.

PC, PVR, IPAD, IPHONE and EXPLORA

20:00 Longmire 05 0010 The Stuff Dreams Are Made Of” *Season 5 Ends*

Based on the best-selling novels, this crime drama follows the cases of a county sheriff. Henry and Cady face tribal rituals as Walt learns more about the lawsuit, in the season finale.

PC, PVR, IPAD, IPHONE and EXPLORA

Monday 05 December 2016

20:00 Incorporated 01 0001 “Pilot” *Season 1 Starts*

Executive producers Ben Affleck and Matt Damon back this thriller, set in a dystopian future where a powerful corporation has seemingly unlimited authority, and one man looks to infiltrate their control.

PC, PVR, IPAD, IPHONE and EXPLORA

21:00 Westworld 01 0010 *Season 1 Ends*

Emmy winner JJ Abrams (Lost) and Oscar nominee Jonathan Nolan (Memento) are behind this dark, sci-fi thriller about a world of artificial consciousness, where the old west and the new age collide.

PC, PVR, IPAD, IPHONE and EXPLORA

Tuesday 06 December 2016

21:00 Banshee 04 0001 “Something Out Of The Bible” *Season 4 Starts*

The Emmy-winning thriller returns for a fourth and final season of gritty action and drama. In the season premiere, Lucas returns to Banshee to find everything dramatically changed.

PC, PVR, IPAD, IPHONE and EXPLORA

23:00 Lucifer 02 0010 *Season 2 Goes On a Break*

Based on the comic book character by bestselling author Neil Gaiman, this darkly entertaining crime drama stars Tom Ellis (Rush) as the charismatic Lord Of Hell, Lucifer, living a devilish life in LA.

PC, PVR, IPAD, IPHONE and EXPLORA

Friday 09 December 2016

19:30 Difficult People 01 “Devil’s Three Way”

Executive produced by Golden Globe-winner Amy Poehler, this scathing comedy set in New York follows two struggling, jaded-and rather difficult- comedians.

20:00 Deutschland 83’ 01 0001 “Quantum Jump” *Season 1 Starts*

Critically acclaimed and captivating, this intense Cold War miniseries premieres with the introduction of Martin Rauch, a young spy recruited to infiltrate the West German army.

Monday 12 December 2016

21:00 The Magicians 01 “Unauthorized Magic” *season 1 Starts*

The writer of Supernatural pens this dark fantasy drama, based on the popular book trilogy. In the series premiere, two best friends are mysteriously led to a secret institution for magical training.

Friday 16 December 2016

21:05 Divorce 01 0010 *Season 1 Ends*

Golden Globe winner Sarah Jessica Parker and Oscar nominee Thomas Haden Church star in this introspective dramedy about love, marriage and one woman’s story of a very long divorce.

PC, PVR, IPAD, IPHONE and EXPLORA

Saturday 17 December 2016

18:00 Longmire 04 “What Happens On The Rez…” *Season 4 Binge Ends*

Based on the best-selling novels, Longmire follows the adventures of a troubled county Sheriff. In the season finale, Walt and Walker continue their desperate search for Gabrielle.

PC, PVR, IPAD, IPHONE and EXPLORA

Monday 19 December 2016

19:00 Killjoys 02 0010 “How To Kill Friends And Influence People” *season 2 Ends*

The producers of ‘Orphan Black’ are behind this sci-fi drama. As the Killjoys work to save the Quad, lines are crossed and not everyone survives, in the season finale.

PC, PVR, IPAD, IPHONE and EXPLORA

Wednesday 21 December 2016

21:05 Shameless 07 0012 *Season 7 Ends*

The critically acclaimed, Golden Globe-nominated exploits of the dysfunctional Gallagher family continue in this Emmy Award-winning dramedy.

PC, PVR, IPAD, IPHONE and EXPLORA

Thursday 22 December 2016

21:00 Outlander 02 0013 “Dragonfly In Amber” *Season 2 Ends*

Golden Globe-nominated historical drama that follows the tale of a woman who’s mysteriously transported back in time. In the season finale, the Battle of Culloden begins in the 18th century.

PC, PVR, IPAD, IPHONE and EXPLORA

Friday 23 December 2016

21:05 Togetherness 02 0001 #09 “Hotels” *Season 2 Starts*

PC, PVR, IPAD, IPHONE and EXPLORA

Saturday 24 December 2016

00:00 The Night Of 01 0001 “Part 1 – The Beach” *Season 1 Binge Starts*

The acclaimed writers of Schindler’s List penned this dark crime drama. In the series premiere, a Pakistani-American college student in New York City is implicated in a brutal murder.

Sunday 25 December 2016

18:00 Person Of Interest 05 0001 “B.S.O.D” *Season 5 Binge Starts*

Emmy nominated crime drama that follows a millionaire and a former CIA operative who stop crimes. In the season premiere, Reese and Finch must rescue the Machine’s source code before it deteriorates.

Tuesday 27 December 2016

20:00 The Americans 04 0013 “Persona Non Grata” *Season 4 Ends*

Emmy nominees Matthew Rhys and Keri Russell return for this critically acclaimed spy thriller. Phillip and Elizabeth race against the FBI to recover a hazardous package, in the season finale.

PC, PVR, IPAD, IPHONE and EXPLORA

Wednesday 28 December 2016

20:00 The Affair 03 0005 *Season 3 Repeat episode*

An extramarital affair has far-reaching consequences for the relationships of those involved, in this emotional, Golden Globe-winning psychological drama starring Ruth Wilson and Dominic West (The Wire).

21:10 Flesh And Bone 01 “Bulling Through” *Season 1 Starts*

The writer of Breaking Bad created this emotionally gripping drama about a troubled young dancer’s dream of making it in the cutthroat world of ballet.

Friday 30 December 2016

19:30 Difficult People 01 “Difficult Christmas” *Season 1 Ends*

Executive produced by Golden Globe-winner Amy Poehler, this scathing comedy set in New York follows two struggling, jaded-and rather difficult- comedians.

22:10 American Horror Story 06 0013 *Season 6 Ends*

The terror continues in the frightening, mysterious and deeply creepy sixth season of the Golden Globe and Emmy Award winning horror series created by Ryan Murphy (Nip/Tuck, Scream Queens).

PC, PVR, IPAD, IPHONE and EXPLORA

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M-Net City December Line-up

New, Returning & Series Finales

Friday 09 December 2016

20:00 The Catch 01 0010 “The Wedding” *Season 1 Ends*

Emmy nominee Shonda Rhimes (The Fixer, Grey’s Anatomy) produces this intriguing crime drama. In the season finale, Sybil devises a well-orchestrated con at a high-profile wedding.

Monday 12 December 2016

21:00 Scorpion 02 0025 “Toby Or Not Toby” *Season 2 Ends*

A genius and his team are enlisted by the government in this crime drama. The team must outthink their unstable ex-Scorpion member after he kidnaps Toby, in the season finale.

Tuesday 13 December 2016

21:00 The Blacklist 03 0001 “The Troll Farmer” *Season 3 Starts*

Golden Globe nominee James Spader stars as the FBI’s most wanted man in this acclaimed crime drama. In the season premiere, Red and Liz are hunted by the FBI, and must look to a Blacklister for help.

Thursday 15 December 2016

18:00 Blindspot 01 “Pilot” *Season 1 Starts*

The Emmy nominated creator of Arrow helms this thrilling drama. A beautiful amnesiac (Jaimie Alexander) is found naked in Times Square, covered in mysterious tattoos that soon become an intriguing mystery.

21:00 Game Of Silence 01 “Pilot” *Season 1 Starts*

The producer of CSI penned this gripping drama. In the series premiere, successful lawyer Jackson Brooks confronts his long-buried secrets when his estranged childhood friends resurface.

Monday 19 December 2016

23:00 The Knick 02 0010 #20 “This Is All We Are” *Season 2 Ends*

Golden Globe winning actor Clive Owen stars as a pioneering surgeon in this acclaimed drama. In the season finale, Thackery rejects Zinberg’s advice and opts for a risky alternative course of action.

Tuesday 20 December 2016

23:00 Black Box 01 0001 “Kiss The Sky” *Season 1 Starts*

Kelly Reilly (True Detective) and Oscar winner Vanessa Redgrave star in this medical drama, about a brilliant neuroscientist, who, in the series premiere, treats a manic teen with a brain tumour.

Tuesday 27 December 2016

22:00 Gotham 02 0022 “Transference” *Season 2 Ends*

The creator of the acclaimed series Rome penned this comic book tale of Gotham City. In the season finale, the city of Gotham is met with a new threat as Strange’s inmates devise a plan to escape.

Wednesday 28 December 2016

22:00 Better Call Saul 02 “Switch” *Season 2 Starts*

The award winning creator of Breaking Bad pens this Golden Globe nominated drama about a shifty lawyer. Mike decides to sever his affiliation with an unrestrained associate, in the season premiere.

Thursday 29 December 2016

20:00 Heartbeat 01 0010 “What Happens In Vegas…Happens” *Season 1 Ends*

Heartfelt medical drama starring Melissa George. In the season finale, a mysterious and deadly illness sends the hospital into a lockdown.

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M-Net Family December Line-up

New, Returning & Series Finales

Thursday 01 December 2016

19:30 Once Upon A Time 05 0023 “An Untold Story” *Season 5 Ends*

With the possibility of magic being destroyed and the fate of Storybrooke hanging in the balance, it’s a race for Emma and Regina to track down Henry before Gold can find him first.

21:30 Castle 08 0001 “XY” *Season 8 Starts*

Emmy nominated drama that follows the adventures of a murder-mystery novelist who solves crimes. In the season premiere, a call from a mysterious stranger ignites an explosive chain of events.

Monday 05 December 2016

17:00 The Doctors 09 0002 “Caffeine Bracelet Put To Test! Dangerous Drug Trend: Anti-Diarrhea Meds? Scarred By Dog Attack!” *Season 9 Repeats Starts*

Five medical experts weigh in on compelling issues and dispense valuable information about health topics.

19:30 Chicago Med 01 0018 “Timing” *Season 1 Ends*

The creator of Chicago Fire and Chicago P.D. penned this medical spin-off series. In the season finale, Sarah’s graduation day finally arrives, but she remains conflicted about mapping out her career plans.

Friday 09 December 2016

20:30 Marvel’s Agent Carter 02 0010 “Hollywood Ending” *Season 2 Ends*

Peggy needs Howard Stark to eliminate Zero Matter as they are faced with a mission none of them could come back from.

21:30 Supergirl 01 0001 “Pilot” *Season 1 Starts*

Kara Zor-El, who was taken in by the Danvers family when she was 12 after being sent away from Krypton, must learn to embrace her powers after previously hiding them.

Friday 16 December 2016

18:00 The Middle 07 0001 “Not Your Brother’s Drop Off” *Season 7 Starts*

Follow the Emmy-nominated adventures of one of TV’s most lovable families, The Hecks. Sue is super excited to leave for college, but disaster strikes at the last minute, in the season premiere.

18:30 The Voice 10 0044 “Final Results – Part 2” *Season 10 Ends*

The tenth season of the popular Emmy winning singing competition returns, with Adam Levine, Blake Shelton, Pharrell Williams and Christina Aguilera back on the coaches’ chairs.

Friday 30 December 2016

19:30 Bob’s Burgers 06 0001 “Sliding Bobs” *Season 6 Starts*

In the Season 6 premiere, Bob laments his recent hair loss, so a nostalgic Linda recalls how it was actually his mustache that made her fall for him many years back.

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Television

Shark Tank Episode 6 Teaser

Sharks are seriously hungry, but are the entrepreneurs willing to negotiate?

The five investors on Shark Tank SA do not suffer fools, and half way through the series, this fact is becoming more and more apparent. That said, one should never underestimate the business owners in the Tank either…

In this week’s episode of M-Net and Telkom SA’s popular business reality show, we see a duo of brothers who have plenty of water but need some Sharks swimming in their own tanks, an entrepreneur from Pretoria with a chemistry background, a very unexpected blast from the past for one of the Sharks, as well as a special celebrity appearance!

As usual the Sharks are not scared to let rip when faced with some very vague financial projections as well as some inflated growth predictions but between all of the real talk and cutting to the chase, this week’s episode proves yet again that if you are hungry to sell, have the energy, acumen and know-how to validate your claims, the Sharks will come circling every time. As marketing guru Gil Oved puts it, “I believe in backing the jockey, not the horse…” The question is, will even the most thoroughbred of business be able to survive in the Tank? And will their jockeys be willing to consider some alternative strategy proposals?

To find out more about the businesses that have been featured on the series so far, especially if you’re interested in supporting them with an order or purchase, go to www.mnet.tv/sharktank or follow the conversation about the show on Twitter @MNetSharkTank with the hashtag #SharkTankSA.

Shark Tank SA, sponsored by Telkom SA, is screened on Sundays between 18:00 and 19:00 on M-Net 101. This corresponds with the timeslot on a Sunday when all DStv customers can get a taste of what’s available on M-Net 101, so if you’re not a DStv Premium customer, you can also go to channel 101 to watch Shark Tank SA. The series will also be available on DStv Catch Up and streamed live on DStv Now.

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Theatre

The Father: Most Acclaimed New Play Of The Decade Opens Next Week

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Starring Marius Weyers, The Father peers inside the mind of Andre, a retired dancer living with his adult daughter Anne and her husband. Or is he a retired engineer receiving a visit from Anne who has moved away with her boyfriend? Why do strangers keep turning up in his room? And where has he left his watch? The Father is a funny, sad and poignant roller coaster ride on a fight against dementia that twists and turns with all the excitement of a taut thriller. The powerhouse cast includes Anthea Thompson, Emily Child, Brent Palmer, Nicholas Pauling and Amy Louise Wilson.

Book now.

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Television

Familiar Faces Back On M-Net: Spellbound Presenters Announced

Familiar faces return to M-Net:
Jason Greer and Vanessa Marawa are Spellbound!

Two celebrities who M-Net audiences will fondly remember are back on the channel as the new hosts of Spellbound, M-Net’s latest game show format which is due to start on Sunday, 20 November at 17:00. Jason Greer and Vanessa Marawa are joining forces to challenge South African learners and adults alike to battle it out to see who is the greatest word whizz of them all.

Vanessa Marawa was the first winner of Survivor South Africa and after spearheading the reality show The Loot on M-Net’s youth channel GO, Jason became one of the presenters of the glitzy M-Net magazine show, All Access.

While Vanessa takes on the role of quiz master in Spellbound, firing the difficult questions in the contestants’ direction, Jason introduces the contestants, the games and ensures that the show runs smoothly.

It’s been exactly a decade since Vanessa Marawa survived the harsh conditions on a desolate island in Panama and she says that being a host on Spellbound is like coming home: “I can’t believe that it was a whole ten years ago since I was on M-Net, but how fitting for me to come full circle again in the year that the channel is turning 30,” Vanessa says. Jason, who has loads of experience under his belt as he’s enjoyed years of being a presenter, host, actor and MC in the entertainment industry, is equally delighted to join the M-Net family again. “Incidentally, Homebrew Films, the production company responsible for Spellbound, also produced All Access. So in a sense, I’m coming full circle too,” he says.

Spellbound will test contestants’ word skills in a fun and interactive way and will include super spellers from different age groups. There will be a round for primary school learners between the ages of 10 and 13, a round for high school learners between the ages of 14 and 18, and one for adults of all ages. Apart from the exhilarating thrill that comes from knowing that you’re the country’s number one letter-master in your age group, winners – and their schools – will walk away with some great prizes.

To find out more about this fun game show, visit www.mnet.tv/spellbound or follow the conversation about the show on @MNet’s Twitter account with the hashtag #MNetSpellbound. The series will also be available on DStv Catch Up and streamed live on DStv Now.

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Film

Andre Lotter And Marisa Drummond In Eintlik Nogal Baie, Coming Friday 4 November

Eintlik Nogal BaieEintlik Nogal Baie, based on the screenplay, Ally, by Jarrod de Jong (The Blanket, Die Laaste Ure, Babalas) opens at cinemas nationwide this coming Friday, 4th November 2016.

“With an intimate cast of seasoned actors, Eintlik Nogal Baie’s storyline is loaded with a good balance of romance, comedy, suspense, tragedy and full of charisma,” says de Jong. The story is about Jay van Niekerk, an attractive, but introverted comic book animator who has his life meticulously planned out. Life catches up with him and brings him to a crossroad in his life when he meets Ally and his life is changed forever in the most dramatic way. “Viewers should definitely bring enough tissues,” adds de Jong.

The cast includes well known and popular names such as André Lötter, Marisa Drummond, Zak Hendrikz, Ashmund Martin, Elsabé Daneel, Anton Dekker, Susanne Beyers, Themsi Times and Hein de Vries.

The film is written by Jarrod de Jong and Pieter Oosthuizen (M4gic-J Entertainment), produced by Jarrod de Jong and directed by Jacques Brand (The Blanket, Die Laaste Ure).

De Jong attended the opening of the Film Fest Gent in Brussels (11 October) where Eintlik Nogal Baie was shown. During November 2016, Eintlik Nogal Baie, will also be screened at the Razor Reel Flanders Film Festival in Belgium. This festival offers an opportunity to new film makers from the international market. The film was also recently screened at the kykNET Silwerskerm Festival.

The theme song, sung by the 1925Band was released on 15 August 2016 and can be heard on radio stations across South Africa. They were approached by the producers to be a part of this project. “The song, which shares the title of the film, is a love story on its own, a beautiful ballad that inspires devotion in others. It is catchy and has a similar effect as that of Roxette’s It must’ve been love in Pretty Woman,” says De Jong.

1925Band consists of three musically gifted brothers, Reno, Jeff and David-Lee Gericke, who started their professional music career in 2010. They have an acoustic folk sound, and their unique ability to harmonise, together with the copious amounts of emotion they pour into each song, is what makes them such a pleasure to listen to. “We write music with heartfelt lyrics and melodies and want audiences to truly feel it. Ultimately, that is what hits are made of and what listeners can identify with,” explains Reno, the eldest brother in the band. “David and Jeff write most of our songs and are usually inspired by everyday events, relationships and our own experiences, as well as those of others.”

Eintlik Nogal Baie is produced in association with MadRobot, The National Film and Video Foundation and The DTI and is distributed by Times Media Films.

Eintlik Nogal Baie releases nationwide in film theatres on 4 November 2016.

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