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M-Met to air drama series under license from BVITV

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MUMBAI: The viewers across South Africa will be able to enjoy the US drama series including Desperate Housewives, Lost, Life As We Know It, Alias and The Days, through a pay TV.



The agreement between M-Net and Buena Vista International Television (BVITV), as announced by BVITV, vice-president and sales EMEA, Alison Homewood and M-Net director Jan du Plessis, at the ongoing MIPCOM.



The agreement includes some returning series for M-Net - season two of the comedy 'Hope & Faith', season three of reality series 'Extreme Makeover' and comedy 'Less Than Perfect', and season four of quirky medical comedy 'Scrubs.'



For BVITV, the agreement was negotiated by executive director, strategic markets, Maria Bayman, executive director, strategic markets and sales executive, strategic markets, Kerry Henchy, informs the official release.



Homewood commented: "We're sure that this agreement will add some new hits to M-Net's schedule of primetime drama and comedy - shows such as 'Alias' and 'Scrubs' are proven worldwide successes and new series like 'Desperate Housewives' have been creating a buzz in the international TV market since their first previews earlier this year. "



Jan du Plessis added: "M-Net is thrilled to be able to broadcast these top-quality productions in prime-time slots. We are convinced that the new shows will be a winning recipe and that our viewers will be delighted to find some of the old favourites back on the box. This agreement cements M-Net's position as the channel that brings South African pay television viewers the best and hottest new shows available," as stated in the official statement.



Lost, Desperate Housewives and Life As We Know It' have recently begun airing in the US on the ABC Television Network.

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