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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

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


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


The Bernie Mac Show

Genre: Comedy
Channel: SABC1, Top One, Mzansi Magic, Sony Channel, eExtra
Summary: Sitcom featuring Bernie Mac based on his stand-up comedy acts, exploring his parenting style as he attempts to raise his sister's three children.
Starring: Bernie Mac, Kellita Smith, Jeremy Suarez


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15 Sep 2019 | Written by: Shows Editor | From: New Shows and Seasons
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New on TV today: Saturday 14 September

14 Sep 2019 | Written by: Shows Editor | From: New Shows and Seasons
The Real Housewives of Atlanta returns to Vuzu and Danish thriller Greyzone starts on M-Net.


Die Vreemdeling Teasers - October 2019

12 Sep 2019 | Written by: TVSA Team | From: Die Vreemdeling Teasers
A shooting in the forest - who dies? Also: One attempted suicide after another!


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