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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


MTV Shuga

Genre: Drama, Education
Channel: MTV Base, FX Africa, Top One, eKasi+, e.tv, BET International, SABC1, StarTimes One, MTV Africa, eExtra, BET Africa
Summary: Drama designed to empower and motivate youth and young adults to modify their sexual behaviour and to embrace positive HIV prevention strategies.


The Americans

Genre: Drama, Thriller, Period Drama
Channel: M-Net, M-Net Series Zone, eExtra, M-Net Edge, M-Net City
Summary: Period drama set during the Cold War of the 1980s about the complex marriage of two KGB spies posing as Americans in suburban Washington D.C.
Starring: Keri Russell, Matthew Rhys, Maximiliano Hernández


Latest Articles

The Wild on e.tv and eExtra Teasers - February 2020

17 Jan 2020 | Written by: TVSA Team | From: The Wild on e.tv and eExtra Teasers
After a night of passion, Modise gets a big surprise in the morn.


I Forgot I Loved You Teasers - January 2020

02 Jan 2020 | Written by: TVSA Team | From: I Forgot I Loved You on eExtra Teasers
Introducing the first teasers for I Forgot I Loved You in the wake of its premiere on eExtra on the 1st...


eExtra's new novela Doodsondes: when a wife asks you to seduce her husband

18 Dec 2019 | Written by: TVSA Team | From: Doodsondes Teasers
Premieres in a double bill with Bittersoet 2.


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