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Tuesday, May 31, 2022

More Pop Coming To DStv Premium And AddMovies Customers As fliekNET Becomes A Pop-Up Channel From Mid-July

After almost 2 years, MultiChoice announced that South Africa's first and only Afrikaans movie channel fliekNET home to locally produced films like You Must be Joking, There's a Zulu on my Stoep, Sweet 'n Short and Agter Elke Man on channel 149 will stop airing on DStv from 15 July.

The channel began in 2014 as a pop-up channel and will live on a pop-up channel for the years to come with kykNET filling up their Saturday night movie schedule with new Afrikaans films. A 50 minute short film will be added alongside a 90 minute film by 2023.

Interesting enough about this timeslot, it kind of coincides with eMedia's eExtra channel movie block which too offers Afrikaans films. Except kykNET is going for the M-Net approach which is fresh while eExtra is just scrapping the pot for gold.

 
 

The two's rivalry doesn't stop from there as kykNET will be filing their stockings with Turkish dramas I mean it was bound to happen as they've dubbed several other things to Afrikaans. Point being made the idea for this was came due to its success with eMedia. 

 

eMedia is having an on/off relationship with MultiChoice for their channels so it possible that maybe the idea of phasing fliekNET had partially something to do with them or just the fact that there wasn't a lot of viewers or content to keep it afloat.

Honestly MultiChoice is not giving a straightforward answer just the same old:

Channel and content offerings are reviewed regularly in terms of viewing trends and consumer needs. This market research may lead to channel additions or terminations.

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