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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


SA's Got Talent

Genre: Reality Competition, Variety
Channel: SABC2, e.tv, eExtra
Summary: The homegrown equivalent of Simon Cowell's hit reality talent search show which has produced unlikely stars such as Susan Boyle and Paul Potts.
Starring: Rob van Vuuren, Tats Nkonzo, Tol A$$ Mo


Matatiele

Genre: Drama
Channel: e.tv, eKasi+, eExtra
Summary: Matatiele is a forbidden love story between a young Xhosa woman and a Sotho man whose families have been feuding since the iMfecane war in the 1800s.
Starring: Solomon Sebothoma, Zimkitha Kumbaca


Latest Articles

New on TV today: Thursday 15 November

15 Nov 2018 | Written by: Shows Editor | From: New Shows and Seasons
Big Beach Builds dig up the Travel Channel, One is not amused on ITV Choice and Annie is back with more Covert Affairs on eExtra.


New on TV today: Saturday 10 November

10 Nov 2018 | Written by: Shows Editor | From: New Shows and Seasons
Spoken-word artists mesmerise on Vuzu, a man lives his life by the bible on M-Net and TLC debuts Buddy's Big Bakedown.


New on TV today: Friday 26 October

26 Oct 2018 | Written by: Shows Editor | From: New Shows and Seasons
HISTORY honours legendary daredevil Evel Knievel, the MMA drama Kingdom starts on eExtra and M-Net has a second Nightcap.


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