DStv will this month launch True Movies 1, as a welcome addition to its array of movie channels. The film channel is dedicated to delivering a mix of remarkable true stories based on real people and actual events.
With performances from a wide range of A-list Hollywood stars from Meryl Streep and Glenn Close to Matt Damon and Angelina Jolie, True Movies 1 features a diverse and emotional blend of award winning content from family relationship dramas, teen pregnancies and missing children to corruption, murder and miscarriages of justice.
True Movies 1 will draw from its extensive catalogue of true movies and true-to-life dramas to bring viewers a gripping schedule of weekly premieres, morning movies and themed days.
Upcoming highlights include: Tear Jerker Day – a poignant selection of emotional movies including First Do No Harm, the powerful true story of a mother’s fight for her epileptic son’s right to treatment (starring multi Academy Award winning actress Meryl Streep) and the heart-wrenching Trail of Tears about two women from different backgrounds, united in their shared pain after their husbands kidnap their children.
Other highlights include True Crime Day – a collection of movies based on shocking real life crimes such as Death of a Cheerleader and Dangerous Child.
MultiChoice Africa’s CEO, Nico Meyer said: “We are pleased to be launching True Movies 1. We are certain that the launch of the channel will provide subscribers with expanded viewing options and bring them greater entertainment variety”.
In a related development, the company has also announced the launch of a new channel called Blackbelt TV in Nigeria.
Blackbelt TV is a 24-hour martial arts television network airing martial arts fights, series, movies and animé. The channel will feature classic martial arts movies, great Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) fights from around the globe and MMA lifestyle oriented interviews from Hollywood.
Programming will include the screening of “3 Rounds With”, a half hour interview show where stars stop by in a fun, casual way and talk entertainment and combat sports. Guests will include director Brett Ratner, actors John Cusack and Jackie Chan, and legendary warriors like Evander Holyfield, Dolph Lundgren, and Manny Pacquiao.
Additionally, viewers will see Kung Fu movies. Films will include Drunken Master, Slippery Snake, Fists of Dragons, Shaolin Fox Conspiracy and Ninja the Protector. The channel will also feature fight choreography from the great Chinese masters.