Star Wars! For every die-hard science fiction fan, Star Wars holds a very special place in both heart and mind as one of the greatest, best loved and most unforgettable family entertainment franchises in history.
Whether you’re a favourite of Darth Vader, Luke Skywalker, Yoda, Obi-Wan Kenobi or any of the other iconic Star Wars characters, the films have left an impression on fans as deep as a lightsaber cuts – and now, thanks to MultiChoice Africa, the Star Wars films have been introduced to a new generation.
While Africa awaits the release of Star Wars: The Force Awakens, MultiChoice Africa paid tribute to the franchise with a Star Wars Pop-Up Channel that included the broadcast of all six epic films from the Star Wars Saga.
While this was Africa’s first events channel built around international movies, more are in the pipeline. “We have big plans over the holiday period to bring in a kids’ channel from Turner Broadcasting, for example. Going forward, I see events channels offering fantastic opportunities. The Star Wars channel is an experiment, and it’s also something we’ve done in the past with Big Brother. It’s our ambition to do four more pop-up and events channels in the next year.” Multi-Choice Africa’s Chief Content Officer, David Booth
A heads-up for all the movie buffs reading this! The much anticipated cinematic release by the Walt Disney Company of the brand-new Star Wars film, The Force Awakens is scheduled to take place in December this year.