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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.

On 1 April, 2019, the channel added a number of telenovelas from sister channel eBella, which was discontinued on 31 March. These included Fatmagul, The Girl Named Feriha, Caribbean Flower and Naagin.


Latest Updated Shows

Modern Family

Genre: Comedy, Mockumentary
Channel: M-Net, Vuzu, e.tv, Comedy Central Africa, Netflix South Africa, M-Net Series Showcase, M-Net City, eExtra, M-Net Family
Summary: Shot from the perspective of an unseen documentary filmmaker, this mockumentary looks at the complications of being a family in these modern times.
Starring: Ed O'Neill, Sofía Vergara, Julie Bowen


Imbewu

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


The Wild

Genre: Soap Opera
Channel: M-Net, Mzansi Magic, Mzansi Wethu, M-Net Family, e.tv, eExtra
Summary: The Wild revolves around three families who struggle to negotiate a cohesive future, despite being bound together by a special piece of land.
Starring: James Alexander, Connie Ferguson, Shona Ferguson


Latest Articles

Gebroke Harte 3 Teasers - August 2020

22 Jul 2020 | Written by: TVSA Team | From: Gebroke Harte Teasers
The latest teasers for Season 3 in the wake of its premiere on Monday…


Gebroke Harte 3 Teasers - July 2020

20 Jul 2020 | Written by: TVSA Team | From: Gebroke Harte Teasers
Back! Season 3 begins tonight (20 July) with Cihan lonely and worried on an island...


Deur Dik en Dun Teasers - August 2020

17 Jul 2020 | Written by: TVSA Team | From: Deur Dik en Dun Teasers
Adem confesses. Also, is Emir Faruk's son?


LATEST ARTICLES

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Mangla gets into Nimboli's head.


Imbewu Teasers - August 2020

A family dinner at the Bhengu house turns into a death trap.


Scandal! Teasers - August 2020

There's a new kid in town - and he has ulterior motives!


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