As of 1st October 2012, DStv subscribers will get 8 genre themed movie channels. Under the tagline ‘Movies for every Mood’, channels will be themed according to movie type. The themes include:
- M-Net Movies Premier
- M-Net Movies Comedy
- M-Net Movies Family
- M-Net Movies Action+
- M-Net Movies Drama & Romance
- M-Net Movies Showcase
Mnet Movies 1 (MM1) and Mnet Movies 2 (MM2) will change into themed channels – MM1 is changing to M-Net Movies Premiere and MM2 is changing into M-Net Movies Drama & Romance.
Blockbuster movies will be screened first on M-Net Movies Premiere then later move to the appropriate themed channel. Some new niche movies will also be screened first on some themed channels.
Every Friday, there will be four new first-to-television movies from 1830 to0030 with the biggest movie of the week coming at 2030. In addition to this, the M-Net Sunday night blockbuster movie will be screened at 2000 on M-Net. This movie will also be broadcast at 2030 the same evening on M-Net Premiere.
Studio Universal and Universal Channel will as of 1st October 2012 be available on HD quality for those with HD PVR decoders.
Two additional Africa Magic Channels will be added. These include:
- Africa Magic Entertainment
- Africa Nagic Novies 1
Changes on the sports channels will be as follows:
- SuperSport HD1 on Channel 211
- SuperSport HD2 on Channel 212
- SuperSport HD3 on Channels 213
- SuperSport Maximo1 on Channel 221
- SuperSport Maximo2 on channel223
- SuperSport3 Nigeria on Channel 223
- SuperSport3 HD Nigeria on Channel 223
- SuperSport5 Nigeria on Channel 225
- SuperSport 9 East Africa on Channel 223
- PFC on Channel 243
- EuroSport News on Channel 244
DStv Kenya is yet to indicate if these changes will come with an increase in monthly premiums.