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

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


Harvest

Genre: Drama
Channel: e.tv, eExtra
Summary: Three women are forced to take over an illegal business when their husbands are murdered, running it under the guise of a global frozen foods empire.
Starring: Muzi Mthabela, Gabriel Mini, Vatiswa Ndara


Devious Maids

Genre: Comedy-Drama, Mystery
Channel: M-Net Series Showcase, M-Net Series Zone, e.tv, eExtra, Vuzu Amp, Vuzu, M-Net Family
Summary: Comedy-drama about four maids working in the homes of Beverly Hills' wealthiest families, and a newcomer who made it personal after a maid was murdered.
Starring: Ana Ortiz, Dania Ramirez, Roselyn Sanchez


Latest Articles

SABC3 loses Days to e.tv

17 Jul 2017 | Written by: TVSA Team | From: Days of Our Lives Teasers | 6 comments
Goodbye Nights of Our Lives. Welcome back Days at 17h30.


e.tv's eXtra OpenView HD channels to be added to DStv

16 May 2017 | Written by: TVSA Team | From: News
They go live on Wednesday, 17 May.




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