M-Net introduces Express to Explora - hand-picked series available first on DStv Explora
DStv Premium customers with DStv Explora also need never miss a first episode again!
M-Net has taken another step to bring the latest international programming to viewers faster than ever before - this time for the benefit of DStv Premium customers with a DStv Explora. Instead of waiting for a gap on the already bumper to bumper prime time schedule on M-Net 101 or M-Net Edge, hand-picked series will be available exclusively on the DStv Explora within 24 hours of their US launch times.
Express to Explora
Starting on Thursday 24 September, the first four series that will receive the Express to Explora treatment are: the brand new, fast-paced drama Limitless; the sixth season of the cop drama Blue Bloods, starring Tom Selleck; the heart-pounding new medical drama Code Black; and the third season of The Blacklist.
"Our superfast Express from the US delivery service has already revolutionised the way in which many people watch TV,” says M-Net Director of General Entertainment, Gideon Khobane "and we believe that series fans will love being able to watch more shows for which there simply are no available time slots yet, as they play out in the US. We're thrilled that we're able to make use of the incredible technology provided by the DStv Explora to make Express to Explora happen."
First episodes on Explora
DStv Premium customers with Exploras don’t just have these four series to look forward to – they will also get all first episodes of series as they premiere on M-Net 101 and M-Net Edge.
"The new age of television is all about convenience - as a result of their busy lifestyles, viewers sometimes miss out on an entire series because they couldn't watch the first episode that introduced the main characters and vital story lines. We're now making it easier for them to never miss out on one of our excellent series again. ," Khobane explains.
More info about the series that will go straight to the DStv Explora:
Limitless Season 1, which will be available on the DStv Explora from Thursday 24 September, is based on the feature film about a character called Brian Finch who discovers the brain-boosting power of the mysterious drug NZT. He is then coerced by the FBI into using his extraordinary cognitive abilities to solve complex cases for them. Working closely with Brian in the major case squad in New York City is Special Agent Rebecca Harris, a formidable investigator with a dark past, and Special Agent Boyle, a former military officer and Rebecca’s confidant. They report to Special Agent in charge Nasreen “Naz” Pouran, a canny manipulator of the reins of power. Unbeknown to the FBI, Brian also has a clandestine relationship with Senator Edward Mora, a presidential hopeful and regular user of NZT, who has plans of his own for his new protégé. Fuelled now with a steady supply of NZT that enables him to use 100% of his brain capacity, Brian is more effective than all of the FBI agents combined, making him a criminal’s worst nightmare and the greatest asset the Bureau has ever possessed. Limitless stars Jake McDorman, Jennifer Carpenter, Hill Harper and Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio. Also look out for special appearances by A-list Hollywood actor Bradley Cooper.
In Blue Bloods Season 6, Tom Selleck once again plays the role of New York Police Commisioner Frank Reagan, who heads both the police force and a multi-generational family of cops. The popular series will be on the DStv Explora from Sunday 27 September.
Inspired by the award-winning documentary by Ryan McGarry, Code Black takes place in the busiest ER in the nation, where the staggering influx of patients can outweigh the limited resources available to the extraordinary doctors and nurses whose job is to treat them all. At the heart of the ER’s controlled chaos is Residency Director Dr. Leanne Rorish (Academy Award winner Marcia Gay Harden), renowned for successfully performing high-risk procedures in Center Stage, the trauma area reserved for the most critical cases. Viewers can enjoy this new medical drama from Friday 2 October.
In the new season of The Blacklist, coming to the DStv Explora on Saturday 3 October, FBI Agent Elizabeth “Liz” Keen is now a fugitive and on the run with criminal mastermind Raymond “Red” Reddington. The lead roles in this Emmy nominated series are portrayed by Megan Boone and James Spader.
Be sure to catch all these gripping M-Net series on the DStv Explora. DStv Premium customers who don’t have Exploras, will have a chance to catch these shows on M-Net 101 and M-Net Edge at a later stage when they are fitted into the schedules.
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