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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

Black-ish

Genre: Comedy
Channel: Vuzu Amp, Vuzu, e.tv, eKasi+, eExtra, M-Net Family, 1Magic
Summary: A family man tries to gain a sense of cultural identity whilst raising his kids in a mainly white, upper-middle-class neighbourhood.
Starring: Anthony Anderson, Tracee Ellis Ross, Yara Shahidi


Umlilo

Genre: Drama
Channel: e.tv, eKasi+, eExtra
Summary: Drama following a Johannesburg family headed by Mnqobi, a self-made man who is in a polygamous marriage with two wives and eventually a third.
Starring: Hamilton Dlamini, Nokuthula Ledwaba, Gcina Mkhize


B&B

Genre: Comedy
Channel: eKasi+, e.tv, eExtra
Summary: Set in a bed and breakfast, this sitcom follows the goings-on amongst the owners, staff and guests in the one-star facility located in Muldersdrift.
Starring: Mpume Ngwenya, Thembalethu Ntuli, Mackmillian Leshumo


Latest Articles

New on TV today: Friday 19 July

19 Jul 2019 | Written by: Shows Editor | From: New Shows and Seasons
New drama Grassroots and returning Being Bonang are on 1Magic and the comedy B&B starts on eExtra.


New on TV today: Wednesday 17 July

17 Jul 2019 | Written by: Shows Editor | From: New Shows and Seasons
SABC1 debuts the drama Makoti and the reality show Emasisweni, with other shows on Vuzu, Real Time and eExtra.


New! Die Vreemdeling Teasers - July 2019

15 Jul 2019 | Written by: TVSA Team | From: Die Vreemdeling Teasers
Introducing the first teasers for e's new Afrikaans novela ahead if its premiere tonight...


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