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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

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


Vallei van Sluiers

Genre: Drama
Channel: kykNET, kykNET & kie, eExtra
Summary: Revolves around three farming families - the De Bruyns, Robertses and Van Rhijns - and the people who are drawn into their quarrels and scandals.
Starring: At Botha, Nic de Jager, Nico Panagio


Ray Donovan

Genre: Drama
Channel: M-Net, M-Net Series Showcase, Mzansi Magic, M-Net Series Zone, e.tv, eExtra, M-Net Edge, M-Net City
Summary: Ray Donovan, a professional "fixer" for the rich and famous in Los Angeles, can make anyone's problems disappear except for those of his own family.
Starring: Liev Schreiber, Paula Malcomson, Eddie Marsan


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30 Oct 2019 | Written by: TVSA Team | From: Gebroke Harte Teasers
A plot to murder Dilara - will it come true?


Die Vreemdeling Teasers - November 2019

10 Oct 2019 | Written by: TVSA Team | From: Die Vreemdeling Teasers
Poisonings, loss of memory, escapes and near death!


Gebroke Harte 2 Teasers - October 2019

25 Sep 2019 | Written by: TVSA Team | From: Gebroke Harte Teasers
A happy day ends in tragedy.


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