VUZU AMP rebrands to 1Magic on DStv
DStv Premium and Compact+ viewers welcome a new channel early in 2018, when 1Magic makes its debut on DStv channel 103 as a replacement for Vuzu Amp.
Liz Dziva, publicity and public relations manager of MultiChoice Zimbabwe, said 1Magic would feature a main offering of top international programming, complemented by a selection of South African and other African content, and would launch on Monday, January 29.
“On this rebranded channel, viewers can look forward to an array of exclusive and riveting local programming like The River, Unmarried and Kheth’oMthandayo, along with audience favourites and the edgiest international series such as The Fixer, Ballers, Queen Sugar, Insecure and Survivor’s Remorse,” she said.
“Vuzu Amo fans will not miss out on favourite programming as 1Magic will continue to serve a mix of the compelling, relevant and entertaining shows they have enjoyed on this channel and which they will still see, along with new content for exciting and enhanced viewing experiences.
1Magic will become an entertainment destination of choice for viewers who enjoy gripping dramas, movies, soaps, reality shows and the latest pop-culture programming in various genres.”
Among the content will be the channel’s flagship soap, The River, which features what could be described as the crème de la crème of South African acting talent.
It launches on January 29, led by a formidable cast made up of seasoned actors such as Sindi Dlathu, Hlomhla Dandala, Moshidi Motshegwa and newcomer Larona Moagi.
The River is about the deadly result of greed colliding with the lives of ordinary folk.
Driven by the themes of love across social classes, avarice and a community fighting to survive, it’s a show that will quickly become a hot favourite among Zimbabwean viewers.
From February 2, 1Magic launches new urban drama Unmarried, which unpacks themes of love, urban hustle and bustle, and the daily challenges faced by young modern couples trying to juggle life and aspirations.
The drama has a stellar cast of South African household names such as Fezile Makhanya, Thembisa Mdoda, Renate Stuurman and others.
“In line with our vision to be the best African storytellers, M-Net has identified a need to provide the very best in entertainment for DStv customers who straddle want a strong global-meets-local experience,” said Ms Dziva.
“In its unique content offering, this channel fills a viewing gap and of exclusive local and international content, created to be exceptional and relevant to viewers.”