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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

Lip Sync Battle Africa

Genre: Comedy, Music, Reality Competition
Channel: MTV Africa, MTV Base, e.tv, eExtra
Summary: Comedy reality competition based on the American version in which celebrities battle each other with lip sync performances of famous music videos.
Starring: Pearl Thusi, D'banj, Denrele Edun


Ambitions

Genre: Drama
Channel: eExtra
Summary: A young journalist uncovers a corruption scandal in a displaced community and sets out to uncover the truth and bring the perpetrators to justice.
Starring: Zikhona Bali, Ashley Hayden, Yonda Thomas


Imbewu: The Seed

Genre: Soap Opera
Channel: e.tv, eExtra
Summary: Soapie which revolves around the Bhengu family, who must live in the shadow of a potent secret stemming from ancient traditional practice.
Starring: Leleti Khumalo, Mpumelelo Bhulose, Tony Kgoroge


Latest Articles

New on TV today: Friday 21 September

21 Sep 2018 | Written by: Shows Editor | From: New Shows and Seasons
Two new comedy-dramas drop on Netflix today as a new season of Psych - about a fake psychic cop - starts on eExtra.


New on TV today: Monday 3 September

03 Sep 2018 | Written by: Shows Editor | From: New Shows and Seasons | 1 comment
Sex, Lies & Murder spice up C+I, an illusionist causes Deception on M-Net and MTV's new comedy game show has a Safeword.


New on TV today: Sunday 2 September

02 Sep 2018 | Written by: Shows Editor | From: New Shows and Seasons
Small towns star as Showville returns to SABC2, a true crime series starts on IDx and Twist of Fate returns to Zee World.


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