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M-Net Movies and MultiChoice are stirring up The Force Awakens hype with a new pop up channel featuring all six epic films from the Star Wars Saga. From 31 August until 13 September DStv Premium customers will be transported to a galaxy far, far away with a special channel on M-Net Movies 109. This two week long addition to the existing nine M-Net Movies channels on DStv is the continent's first events channel built around international movies, as well as Africa's first channel dedicated to all things Star Wars.  

Darth Vader, Luke Skywalker, Yoda, Obi-Wan Kenobi and all the other iconic Star Wars characters will wield their lightsabers on channel 109 on DStv Premium, which will feature all the Star Wars movies, as well as other programming linked to the franchise.  

Each day of the week, starting 31 August, the M-Net Movies Star Wars channel will screen one of the blockbusters that dominated global popular culture since its epic release in 1977 – from the cult classic Star Wars: A New Hope with which George Lucas introduced us to Star Wars mythology to 2005's Star Wars: Revenge of the Sith.

The movies will play in chronological order of release at 19:30 CAT as well as at 06:00 CAT on the same day, while those who missed out on the action during the week can binge-watch the entire galactic saga from beginning to end on Sundays. 

 There will be some extras onboard too, since the movies will be interspersed with animated features and series, featurettes, documentaries and other delights from the Star Wars universe.  

"This is a great coup for us," says M-Net CEO South Africa Yolisa Phahle."Creating a movie channel dedicated to Star Wars is an initiative that Star Wars fans will enjoy, but we also hope to introduce this iconic programming to a new audience. Pop-up television channels are currently all the rage worldwide and our M-Net Movies Star Wars channel once again shows that we continue to align ourselves with the hottest trends and biggest brands whilst embracing the future of visual entertainment.” 

 For the full schedule as well as the latest information go to mnet.tv/starwars.

Star Wars: Episode VII - The Force Awakens is due for release by the Walt Disney Company in December 2015. 

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