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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

Charly's Cake Angels

Genre: Food, Reality, Docu-Reality
Channel: SABC3, Food Network, eExtra, e.tv
Summary: An intimate view of Charly's Bakery, a family owned and operated bakery nestled in the heart of Cape Town which makes "mucking afazing" confectioneries.
Starring: Jacqui Biess, Alex Biess, Dani Biess


The Ultimate Braai Master

Genre: Food, Reality Competition
Channel: SABC3, eExtra, e.tv, Travel Channel
Summary: Teams of two contestants each take part in a culinary adventure as they compete for a variety of prizes and the title of Ultimate Braai Master.
Starring: Justin Bonello, Bertus Basson, Marthinus Ferreira


Covert Affairs

Genre: Action/Adventure, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Channel: M-Net Series, eExtra, M-Net Series Showcase, M-Net Series Zone, M-Net Edge
Summary: A young CIA trainee, Annie Walker, is sent out into the field to work where Auggie Anderson, a blind field operative, is her guide in her new life.
Starring: Piper Perabo, Christopher Gorham, Kari Matchett


Latest Articles

New season: Necessary Roughness 2

03 Dec 2017 | Written by: Shows Editor | From: Today's TV Highlights
CHANNEL: eExtra | The Hawks face problems even before the new season begins as the team's owner is getting divorced.


New season: Coke Studio 3

25 Nov 2017 | Written by: Shows Editor | From: Today's TV Highlights
CHANNEL: eExtra | A revamped season showcases music producers as well as big music stars from the African continent.


Comedy-drama series: Housewives & Girlfriends

28 Nov 2017 | Written by: Shows Editor | From: Today's TV Highlights
CHANNEL: eExtra | Follows the romantic trials and tribulations of couples from the African diaspora living in the UK.




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