Cape Town – The Afrikaans pop-up movie channel fliekNET (DStv 198) is returning for the December holidays and will run on channel 198 on MultiChoice's DStv satellite pay-TV platform during December and January 2016.
It's the second year that fliekNET will run as a pop-up Afrikaans movie channel with classic and recent Afrikaans films, packaged by kykNET, the Afrikaans television unit of pay-TV broadcaster M-Net.
For the second year, fliekNET will follow a thematic day approach with drama on Mondays and Wednesdays, romance on Tuesdays, comedy on Thursdays and action and thrillers on Fridays. On Saturdays fliekNET will show romance and comedy and on Sundays celebrate film legends.
"Last year the reaction to fliekNET was phenomenal and it worked very well so we decided to do it again," Karen Meiring, M-Net's director of Afrikaans channels tells Channel24.
"fliekNET did really well with viewers who said they're looking for Afrikaans movies during the holidays while they're on vacation. fliekNET has a wonderful range of Afrikaans films for every taste and we've added new movies to the line-up this year".
Recent Afrikaans films on fliekNET will include Verraaiers, Faan se Trein, Die Wonderwerker, Die Ballade van Robbie de Wee and Die Spook van Uniondale.
Classic films include Fiela se Kind, Hoor My Lied, Boetie Gaan Border Toe and Boetie op Maneuvers, Tant Ralie se Losieshuis and films developed from TV series like Vyfster, Nommer Asseblief?, Agter Elke Man and Liewe hemel, Genis!.
Daar doer in die fliek is a documentary film about South Africa's Afrikaans film history, while a younger audience will enjoy Hoofmeisie and Khumba.
Other films on fliekNET this year include Aanslag op Kariba, Lipstiek Dipstiek, Tolla is Tops, Alie Barber, Munisipaliteit van Gwarra Gwarra, Paljas, Jy is my Liefling, Pretville, Vrou Soek Boer, Fanie Fourie se lobola, Jimmy in pienk, Klein-Karoo, Daar doer in die Bosveld, Katrina, Die Bankrower, Lelik is my offer, Wat Maak Oom Kallie daar?, Skelms, Die Posman and Blink Stefaans.
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