Welcome to #TheBigDeal


Out with the old, in with the new! #TheBigDeal is all about what is going on at AFN – and we want you to be in the know! More than just a re-brand of the AFN TV Talk blog, we want to provide a resource of Who, What, When, Where and Why on AFN – while converging TV with AFN internet resources and social media.


Go to TopBlack History Month on AFN

Black History month on AFNThe official 2016 theme for Black History Month is Hallowed Grounds: Sites of African American Memory. AFN will focus on movies and specials set in revered locations from Black History throughout the month of February. For complete listings on what AFN has to offer for the month, go to our special Black History myAFN.net programming search page (blackhistory.myafn.net).


AFN|movie 7:00pm (CET/JKT) Saturday, February 6th

SelmaSelma is the story of a movement. The film chronicles the tumultuous three-month period in 1965, when Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. led a dangerous campaign to secure equal voting rights in the face of violent opposition. The epic march from Selma to Montgomery culminated in President Johnson (Tom Wilkinson) signing the Voting Rights Act of 1965, one of the most significant victories for the civil rights movement. Director Ava DuVernay’s Selma tells the real story of how the revered leader and visionary Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. (David Oyelowo) and his brothers and sisters in the movement prompted change that forever altered history. Stars David Oyelowo, Tom Wilkinson, Cuba Gooding Jr, Alessandro Nivola, Giovanni Ribisi, Common, Carmen Ejogo, Lorraine Toussaint, Tim Roth and Oprah Winfrey.

Along with this AFN premiere, AFN|movie will bring you the old plantations of the south with 12 Years a Slave, Roots and Amistad; the battlefields of war with Glory, Miracle at St. Anna, Men of Honor and Red Tails; the hallowed towns of the Civil Rights movement in The Help and The Heat of the Night; and the Urban landscapes of The Soloist, Won’t Back Down and Fruitvale Station. Go to the Black History myAFN.net programming search page (blackhistory.myafn.net) for complete listings.

Independent LensSundays 5pm (CET/JKT) on AFN|spectrum will offer several specials from the Emmy Award-winning weekly series Independent Lens with documentaries on Jim Crow racism, African American photographers and The Black Panthers. Also offered will be JFK & LBJ: A Time for Greatness – About the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and the Voting Rights Act 1965.

OWN at the ApolloJoin us in Harlem, NY Saturdays 2pm CET, 10pm JKT on AFN|prime Pacific with a reserved seat at the famed Apollo Theater in for several Legends: OWN performances featuring Gladys Knight, Smokey Robinson, The Isley Brothers and Earth, Wind & Fire.

AFN|family’s Together Time will offer an eclectic mix of movies Sundays 4pm (CET/JKT) suitable for family viewing, Including White Water, The Watsons Go To Birmingham, Ruby Bridges and Selma, Lord Selma.


Go to TopSuper Bowl 50

Super Bowl 50The TV event of the year will be brought to you LIVE on AFN|sports Monday February 8th at 12am CET, 2am AST, 3:30am AFG and 8am JKT.
REPLAYS will be on AFN Sports:
MON 12am CET, 2am AST, 3:30am AFG & 8am JKT
MON 6pm CET, 8pm AST, 9:30pm AFG & TUE 2am JKT

As an added bonus we will be live-chatting during the game, and sharing messages on-air during the pre-game and game. Be sure to use #SB50AFN to join the conversation. We will be monitoring Twitter, Facebook and Instagram.


Go to Top2016 88th Academy Awards & Red Carpet


The biggest entertainment awards show of the year will be brought to you LIVE as they unfold from Hollywood California. Tune in to AFN|movie for full coverage from the Red Carpet to the stage podium for this yearly grandiose event.

Live: Monday, February 29th 2:30am CET, 10:30am JKT
Encore: Monday, February 29th 7pm (CET/JKT)
The Academy awards will be preceded by Red Carpet coverage as well:
Live: Monday, February 29th 1am CET, 9am JKT
Encore: Monday, February 29th 5:30pm (CET/JKT)


Go to TopWalking Dead – Mid-season Return

The Walking DeadLet’s face it, the idea that our zombie-hardened survivors would settle down to a normal life in Alexandria was always a big pipe dream. “Happily ever after” is not in the cards for these protagonists, and they are on the move once again. In the mid-season finale we were introduced to Negan whose gang rolled up against Daryl, introducing a new dreaded character into the story.


Go to TopThe X Files – I want to believe… again.

The X FilesA special six episode season will bring back conspiracy theorist Fox Mulder (David Duchovny) and realist Dana Scully (Gillian Anderson) for more FBI cases involving the strange and unexplained. Mulder and Scully have been off the road since 2002, same with their old FBI boss Walter Skinner (Mitch Pileggi) and fellow agent Monica Reyes (Annabeth Gish). Also power-broker and devious Cigarette-Smoking Man (William B. Davis) plus The Lone Gunmen will all figure into the revival.

CREDITS— Contributing Writer/Editor: Fabian Montgomery, Blog Layout and Design: Mark Middleton, Video Production: Rock Grant, Video Talent: Eric Gabriel, January 11 2016.