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E! Africa

Broadcast on: DStv
Active from: 30 Nov 2004
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About

E! (formally known as E! Entertainment) is a pan-African version of the American satellite television channel broadcast exclusively on the DStv network which features entertainment-related programming, reality television, feature films and occasionally series and specials unrelated to the entertainment industry.

AVAILABILITY

DStv: Channel 124 (originally Channel 41)
Bouquet: Premium, Compact Plus, Compact (from 14 April, 2020)

PICTURE FORMAT

576i (SDTV, 16:9)
720p (HDTV, 16:9) - since 18 January, 2018

SLOGAN

"Pop of Culture"

ABOUT

E! began life in South Africa in the 1990s when M-Net purchased a syndicated feed from the American broadcaster of its news programme E! News Daily. When free-to-air broadcaster e.tv launched in 1998 it was awarded the first-run rights to E! News Daily.

In December 2004 the African version of E! Entertainment launched in South Africa on the DStv platform, with exclusive broadcast rights. Although officially launched on 1 December, the channel actually began broadcasting on the evening of Tuesday 30 November. One of the first shows to air on that first night was the reality series Dr. 90210, which was broadcast at 22h00.

In 2012 the international broadcaster changed its name from E!: Entertainment Television to simply E!, with this change arriving in South Africa a few months later.

The channel went HD (720p) on 18 January, 2018.

E! positions itself as "a front row seat for the latest Hollywood glitz and scandal as you get the low-down on glamorous celebrities, and privileged access to Tinsel town's hottest award shows, movie premieres and live events".

Programming includes E! core franchises E! News (the forerunner of which was E! News Daily), The Soup, Chelsea Lately, Fashion Police and True Hollywood Story, as well as the docu-series Keeping Up with the Kardashians, Khloé & Lamar, Kourtney and Kim Take New York, Ice Loves Coco and Kendra.

Reality programs that have previously aired on E! include The Anna Nicole Show, Sunset Tan, Gastineau Girls, Girls of the Playboy Mansion, also known as The Girls Next Door (which itself spawned two spinoffs: Holly's World and Kendra), The Spin Crowd, Married to Rock and Dirty Soap.

Additionally, E!'s Live from the Red Carpet signature events keep fans connected to their favourite stars on Hollywood's biggest nights.

E! is a network of NBCUniversal Cable Entertainment, a division of NBCUniversal, one of the world's leading media and entertainment companies in the development, production, and marketing of entertainment, news and information to a global audience.


Latest Updated Shows

Keeping Up with the Kardashians

Genre: Reality, Docu-Reality
Channel: E! Africa
Summary: Reality show documenting the lives of the Kardashian/Jenner family, the former of which consists of the ex-wife and children of Robert Kardashian.
Starring: Khloé Kardashian, Kourtney Kardashian, Kylie Jenner


Kimora: Life in the Fab Lane

Genre: Reality, Docu-Reality
Channel: Style, E! Africa, SABC3
Summary: Docu-reality series which follows the life of Kimora, her three children Ming Lee, Aoki and Kenzo, and the various people who work for and with her.
Starring: Kimora Lee


How Do I Look? South Africa

Genre: Reality, Reality Makeover
Channel: E! Africa
Summary: Roxy Burger is on the case to solve South Africa's most shocking fashion crimes, as she and a team offer makeovers to style-challenged participants.
Starring: Roxy Burger


Latest Articles

New on TV today: Sunday 21 March

21 Mar 2021 | Written by: Shows Editor | From: New Shows and Seasons | 4 comments
Get Overserved with Lisa Vanderpump on E! or uncover a Murder in Paris on SABC3.


New on TV today: Sunday 7 February

07 Feb 2021 | Written by: Shows Editor | From: New Shows and Seasons
Celebrity Game Night returns to E! and four leopard docs usher in Big Cat Month on Nat Geo Wild.


New on TV today: Sunday 3 January

03 Jan 2021 | Written by: Shows Editor | From: New Shows and Seasons
Hostel drama eHostela returns to Mzansi Magic and BBC Brit debuts All Creatures Great and Small.



LATEST ARTICLES

New on TV today: Sunday 11 April

Amazing Voices returns to Mzansi Magic and the drama Council of Dads starts a run on Vuzu.


New on TV today: Saturday 10 April

Reality show Abazali starts on Wethu and Curiosity takes you down The World's Most Dangerous Roads.


New! It's Complicated Teasers - April 2021

Introducing the first teasers for Zee World's new weekend series about Jassi who loves two men.


King of Hearts Teasers - April 2021

Exposed: DD’s conniving plans. And Sid gets arrested for attempted murder.


Begusarai Teasers - April 2021

Begusarai reloads on Zee World on 10 April for weekend double bills at 17h00 and 18h00.


Queen of the South 2 Teasers - May 2021

Teresa and her team are kidnapped.


Ring of Fire Teasers - April 2021

Schedule alert! Ring of Fire loses Saturdays and Sundays from this weekend (10th) with the premieres of It's Complicated and Begusarai (repeat).


Law of the Heart Teasers - May 2021

Andres proposes to Catalina!


New on TV today: Friday 9 April

Four shows start on SABC3 tonight including the mockumentary Tali's Wedding Diary.


The Cost of Love Teasers - April 2021

A mother tries to stop her own daughter from being happy.

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