DStv to air controversial Leaving Neverland documentary this weekend on M-Net City

Must Read

List of United Bank for Africa (UBA) Sort Codes & Branches (with addresses) in Nigeria

The sort code is a number that usually identifies both the bank and the branch where an account is held. The sort...

List of Access Bank Sort Codes & Branches (with addresses) in Nigeria

The sort code is a number which usually identifies both the bank and the branch where an account is...

How To Block Your Bank Account And SIM Card In Case Of Emergency

Losing your phone and wallet or having them stolen can be very frustrating. However, in case that happens to...
- Advertisement -

The much-debated two-part documentary Leaving Neverland is a global hot topic at the moment, and DStv customers across Africa don’t have to wait long to see why this Channel 4 and HBO co-production has taken the world by storm. Just a few weeks after its controversial premiere in the US at the recent Sundance Film Festival, Leaving Neverland will be screened across two days on M-Net City, DStv channel 115 this weekend.

Part one will be aired on M-Net City on Saturday, 30 March at 8:40 pm WAT, while part 2 will follow on Sunday, 31 March at 8:40 pm WAT. To accommodate these screenings, M-Net City will reschedule The Blacklist S5on Saturday and Stan Lee’s Lucky Man S3 on Sunday.

DStv to air controversial Leaving Neverland documentary this weekend on M-Net City - Brand Spur

Fan of these shows can catch the next episodes as follows:

- Advertisement -

• The Blacklist S5 episodes 17 & 18 on Saturday 6 April

• Stan Lee’s Lucky Man S3 episodes 7 & 8 on Sunday 7 April

Directed and produced by five-time BAFTA-winner Dan Reed, the four-hour long Leaving Neverland unpacks the story of two individuals: James Safechuck and Wade Robson, now-adult men in their 30s, who befriended Jackson at the ages of ten and seven respectively. Through gut-wrenching interviews with Safechuck and Robson, as well as their mothers, wives and siblings, Leaving Neverland crafts a portrait of sustained abuse and explores the complicated feelings that led both men to confront their experiences after both had a young son of their own. Playing out against the backdrop of our collective experience, the film documents the value of breaking silence, even when it implicates a powerful and revered figure.

Read Also:  Breakfast Report: The Week Ahead, Stock Watch & Recommendations - Vetiva

“Bringing Leaving Neverland to African screens is a testament to the fact that DStv brings the most compelling content to the continent as quickly as possible,” says MultiChoice Nigeria Chief Customer Officer, Martin Mabutho. “Please note, however, that documentary is not suitable for younger viewers as it contains strong language, discussions of self-harm and graphic descriptions of child sexual abuse.”

- Advertisement -

Among the line-up of channels which have already acquired the documentary are Network Ten Australia, DR Denmark, VPRO Netherlands, SVT Sweden, ProSieben Germany, Channel One Russia, VRT Belgium, NRK Norway, TVNZ New Zealand, Discovery Italy, DBS Israel, Amedia Russia, YLE Finland, Fox Asia, Front Row Middle East, RUV Iceland, M6 France, HBO Latin America, HBO Portugal and Movistar + in Spain and HBO CEE. Additionally, there are a considerable number of deals which are currently in the final stages of negotiation.

Leaving Neverland airs on M-Net City channel 115 on DStv with part one on Saturday, 30 March at 8:40 pm WAT, and part two on Sunday, 31 March at 8:40 pm. Please note that the EPG may take a while to reflect the aforementioned updates. Viewers on the move can also watch the documentary on DStv Now.

Read Also:  WWE, SuperSport Announce Multi-Year Agreement to Televise Raw and SmackDown on DStv & GOtv

Critical reception of the contentious documentary includes:

“Hard to watch, tougher to ignore, impossible to forget…a portrait of bravery.” — Rolling Stone

- Advertisement -

“Overwhelmingly powerful and convincing.” — Variety

“Among Leaving Neverland’s remarkable achievements is Reed’s empathetic skill at providing the proper context.” — Screen Daily

- Advertisement -
DStv to air controversial Leaving Neverland documentary this weekend on M-Net City - Brand SpurDStv to air controversial Leaving Neverland documentary this weekend on M-Net City - Brand Spur

Subscribe to BrandSpur Ng

Subscribe for latest updates. Signup to best of brands and business news, informed analysis and opinions among others that can propel you, your business or brand to greater heights.

- Advertisement -

LEAVE A REPLY

Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

DStv to air controversial Leaving Neverland documentary this weekend on M-Net City - Brand SpurDStv to air controversial Leaving Neverland documentary this weekend on M-Net City - Brand Spur

Latest News

Lagos Examinations Board reschedules Y2020 BECE Resit Test

The Lagos State Examinations Board has rescheduled the Year 2020 Basic Education Certificate Examination (BECE) resit test earlier fixed...

Africa Magic Partners Infinix, Pepsi to bring back Turn Up Friday

Africa Magic has continued to make headway in the Nigerian entertainment industry and has increased its drive and effort with the return of entertaining...

#AriyaRepete2020: Ariya Repete Returns With ‘‘Omoluabi Special’’

Nigeria’s foremost talent hunt competition for indigenous music, Ariya Repete, returns with yet another edition. Announced on Wednesday, November 11, 2020, this year’s edition...

Konga emerges Company of the Year at Business Hallmark Awards

Konga Nigeria’s foremost composite e-commerce giant has been rewarded with the highly coveted Company of the Year award in the just-concluded People of the...

Rebound in Global Travel Will Be Gradual Despite Probable Vaccines, says Fitch Ratings

Global demand for travel and tourism will take several years to recover to pre-pandemic levels, despite growing evidence that effective coronavirus vaccines may be...
- Advertisement -
BrandsPur Weekly Cartoons
- Advertisement -DStv to air controversial Leaving Neverland documentary this weekend on M-Net City - Brand SpurDStv to air controversial Leaving Neverland documentary this weekend on M-Net City - Brand Spur