eExtra

Broadcast on: DStv, OpenView HD
Active from: 01 Apr 2017

About

eExtra is a South African digital satellite television channel which replaced the defunct eKasi+ channel on OpenView HD, offering a variety of premium entertainment in HD including sitcoms, drama series, reality, telenovelas, court shows, lifestyle and movies.

AVAILABILITY

OpenView HD: Channel 105
DStv: Channel 195

PICTURE FORMAT

576i, 16:9 (SDTV)
1080p, 16:9 (HDTV)
1080i, 16:9 (HDTV)

ABOUT

eExtra was announced on Friday 3 March, 2017 as a replacement for OpenView HD's flagship channel eKasi+  in direct response to the feedback from viewers who wanted more series, according to e.tv's GM: Group Content Services, Ziyanda Mngomezulu.

The channel went live on Saturday 1 April, 2017, at 05h00, broadcasting 24 hours. It was added to DStv on 17 May, 2017, along with three other e.tv channels: eMovies+ (Channel 138), eMovies Extra (Channel 140) and eToonz+ (Channel 311).

eExtra offers a variety of premium entertainment in HD, including sitcoms, drama series, reality, telenovelas, court shows, lifestyle and movies. The channel was positioned as "young, urban, modern and cosmopolitan."

The channel offers more series and movies than its predecessor, with predominantly international shows. At launch, some of the titles broadcast were House, Mayday, Burn Notice and Girlfriend's Guide to Divorce.


Latest Updated Shows

Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.

Genre: Action/Adventure, Science Fiction, Comedy-Drama
Channel: M-Net, M-Net Series Zone, e.tv, eExtra, Vuzu Amp, M-Net Family, M-Net City
Summary: Phil Coulson and his team of non-superhuman S.H.I.E.L.D. agents must deal with various unusual cases and enemies, including Hydra and the Inhumans.
Starring: Clark Gregg, Ming-Na Wen, Brett Dalton


Easy Money

Channel: e.tv, eExtra
Summary: Inspired by real life Ponzi events, this drama tells the story of a school teacher whose life spirals into chaos after falling victim to a pyramid scheme.
Starring: Xoli Zondi, Don Mosenye, Austin Shandu


Broken Vows

Genre: Telenovela
Channel: e.tv, eExtra
Summary: Telenovela set against the backdrop of a family-owned wedding planning company, which revolves around the two daughters entrusted with running it.
Starring: Thembi Mtshali-Jones, Sello Sebotsane, Nomsa Nene


Latest Articles

Scheduler position for e.tv channels

11 Oct 2017 | Written by: TVSA Team | From: TV Jobs
e is looking to hire someone who is well organised and accurate to create their daily schedules.


Days of Our Lives Teasers - September 2017

29 Aug 2017 | Written by: TVSA Team | From: Days of Our Lives Teasers
Recap alert! Days debuts on e.tv with a recap eps on Monday (4th) and picks up from SABC3 on Tuesday.


SABC3 loses Days to e.tv

17 Jul 2017 | Written by: TVSA Team | From: Days of Our Lives Teasers | 8 comments
Goodbye Nights of Our Lives. Welcome back Days at 17h30.




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