New MHz Worldview Schedule Brings More Entertainment to Primetime & MHz DVD

FALLS CHURCH, VA – January is all new on MHz Worldview with an expanded daily newscast schedule and a new primetime, bringing viewers even more of their favorite and soon-to-be discovered MHz international mystery crime dramas, along with Vanguard Cinema.

 

News blocks include un-edited, direct from the source broadcasts in English focusing on world news from, France, Germany, India, Israel, Japan,  Russia, South Asia, Taiwan, and Pan-European and Pan-Middle East news sources, with new broadcasts from China, Ethiopia, the Netherlands, South Korea and Vietnam, as well as an expanded catalogue of contemporary magazine programs from the same regions.

 

MHz’s widely known entertainment collection expands with primetime blocks premiering nationally in January at 9 PM ET, with repeats at midnight ET.

 

The new line-up includes:

 

Mondays:
Van Veeteren (Sweden)

 

Tuesdays:
Maria Wern (Sweden)

 

Wednesdays:
1790 (Sweden)
East West 101 (Australia)

 

Thursdays:
Vanguard Cinema

 

Fridays:
Detective Montalbano (Italy) (January 6th only)
Inspector Coliandro (Italy) (from January 13)

 

Saturdays:
The Octopus/La Piovra (Italy) (January 7th only)
Beck (Sweden) (from January 14)

 

Sundays:
Donna Leon: The Commissario Brunetti Mysteries (Germany)

 

MHz Networks Home Entertainment on DVD release Maria Wern, Episodes 1-7 and Brunetti 9 &10 and 11 &12 in February in the MHz Shop as well as Amazon.com, BN.com, and Barnes & Noble stores.

 

Titles will also be distributed through a wide listing of on-demand digital TV services beginning in February.

 

Show synopsis include:

 

Van Veeteren
One of the most suspenseful psychological thrillers from Sweden, the Van Veeteren series brings to life the best-selling crime novels by one of Sweden’s most popular mystery writers, Håkan Nesser, whose books have been published in more than 20 countries world-wide. Set in the fictitious city of Maardam, in a made-up country that could be anywhere in northern Europe, the series follows the murder cases of retired chief inspector, Van Veeteren, and his two crime squad proté gés, Mu?nster and Moreno.

 

Maria Wern (Sweden)
After the death of her husband, Police inspector Maria Wern moves to the picturesque Swedish island Gotland with her two children to start over.  While struggling with raising two children as a single mother and still mourning her husband's death, Maria manages to sustain her female perspective and approach to life in a harsh and male dominated environment. She constantly encounters rage, death and evil but she stays determined to endure what sometimes feels like an unwinnable battle.  The Maria Wern series consists of 7 feature-length episodes based on the novels by best-selling author Anna Jansson and starring acclaimed Swedish actress Eva Röse.

 

1790 (Sweden)
Anno 1790 is an innovative take on crime drama in which the hero is a controversial surgeon and police commissioner who uses unconventional means to solve murder cases during the Age of Enlightenment.

 

East West 101 (Australia)
East West 101 is the story of two men whose destiny is irrevocably intertwined. Zane Malik is a brilliant, but hot-headed, detective in the Major Crime Squad. Malik is also a Muslim. And at a time when just to be Arab is to arouse suspicion and fear, Malik feels under pressure to prove himself and his loyalty to the Force. Up against him is  Detective Crowley, a detective of the old school.

 

Malik battles with Crowley as they investigate complex psychological crimes of love, betrayal and revenge. But Malik is driven by a secret personal quest. He intends to find the man who shot his father in a robbery when he was a child. He's using the skills he's gained as a cop to do it. But this journey will bring him face to face with all that he fears.

 

Vanguard Cinema
MHz presents award-winning feature and documentary films culled from Vanguard International Cinema’s extensive library of globally-minded films based on true stories or literary fiction.

 

Detective Montalbano (Italy)
Murder, betrayal, office politics, temptation... it's all in a day's work for Detective Salvo Montalbano. With intuition and a cadre of police officers, Montalbano solves crimes in the fictional small city of Vigata. This work brings him across the paths of unforgettable characters who could only come from Sicily. He also wages a personal war with his own demons, which fight against his professional ideals and personal commitment to beautiful long-distance girlfriend, Livia. Yet there's always time to indulge a long-standing flirtation with his ultimate temptress, Italian cuisine. The series is filmed in the ancient, sun-washed Sicilian city of Ragusa, and is based on the international best-selling mystery novels by Andrea Camilleri.

 

Inspector Coliandro (Italy)
He's one hot cop and Italy's answer to Dirty Harry - or so he thinks. He's also an ignorant, crude and politically-incorrect buffoon despised by his colleagues and certainly not feared by the criminals he's chasing. Only his partner Trombetti sees past the bravado to the honest cop inside who's determined to fight crime and save the day, either through his own dumb luck or (Trombetti's) intuition. When he's not fighting crime he's got his own battles to fight - mainly his colleagues' constant mispronunciation of his name - a play on the Italian word "coglione" or balls. Directed by the Manetti Brothers, Italy's premier video directors, and starring Giampalo Morelli, Coliandro is shot on the streets of Bologna.

 

The Octopus/La Piovra (Italy)
First broadcast in Italy in 1984, The Octopus (La Piovra) is an international blockbuster, running 18 years and producing nine follow-up series. The title of this classic Mafia thriller says it all, evoking the image of a secret criminal culture extending its tentacles into every layer of society. Ultimately shot on three continents, The Octopus brings scope and sophistication to the story of an old battle and shows the cost men and women pay when they stand up to the injustice of organized crime.

 

Beck (Sweden)
Peter Haber stars as Martin Beck, an ordinary Swedish detective solving extraordinary crimes ,based on the character from the classic novels by Maj Sjowall and Per Wahloo.

 

Donna Leon: The Commissario Brunetti Mysteries (Germany)
Murder, Venice, relationships...it's a delicious concoction in the hands of crime novelist Donna Leon. Venice provides the backdrop for the lush film versions of the bestselling novels, which features the indelible Commissario Guido Brunetti, canal boat rides instead of car chases, fine cuisine and crime investigations in one of Europe's most beautiful locations. Joachim Król plays Guido Brunetti, a police inspector with a keen mind, razor-sharp wit, and a touch of melancholy. He strives to bring criminals to justice, but experience has taught him that countless things work against that - human frailty, corruption, and incompetence in the force being chief among them. He takes refuge from the job in the company of his loving wife Paola, a university literature professor, and two teenage children, Raffi and Chiara.

 

Contact:
Stephanie Misar
8101 A Lee Highway
Falls Church, VA 22042
703-770-7100
www.mhznetworks.org

 

MHz Networks is an independent, non-commercial television broadcaster delivering international programming and providing diverse cultural perspectives for a globally-minded audience.

 

MHz Worldview, MHz Networks flagship channel, brings programming to globally-minded audiences in the US through affiliates, including cable, satellite and online. Also serving the Washington, DC area’s 4.9 million residents with ten local broadcast channels, MHz Networks features programs from around the world on-air in more than 20 different languages.

MHz Networks is a 501 (c) (3) non-profit organization, and has studio facilities in Falls Church.

 

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