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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

UnREAL

Genre: Drama, Comedy-Drama
Channel: Lifetime Africa, eExtra
Summary: A young reality TV producer is pushed by her unscrupulous boss to swallow her integrity and do anything it takes to drum up salacious show content.
Starring: Shiri Appleby, Constance Zimmer


MTV Shuga

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


How to Get Away with Murder

Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Channel: Vuzu Amp, M-Net City, e.tv, eExtra, 1Magic
Summary: A group of ambitious law students and their brilliant professor become involved in a murder plot that promises to change the course of their lives.
Starring: Viola Davis, Billy Brown, Alfred Enoch


Latest Articles

New on TV today: Tuesday 8 May

08 May 2018 | Written by: Shows Editor | From: New Shows and Seasons
Today features two second seasons: the MTV Base celeb show A Day in the Life and the eExtra show Married at First Sight Australia.


New soapie: Imbewu: The Seed

16 Apr 2018 | Written by: Shows Editor | From: Today's TV Highlights
CHANNEL: e.tv and eExtra | Revolves around the Bhengu family, who must live in the shadow of a secret stemming from ancient practice.


New! Imbewu: The Seed Teasers - April 2018

11 Apr 2018 | Written by: TVSA Team | From: Imbewu: The Seed Teasers | 11 comments
Introducing the first teasers for e.tv's new soapie which debuted on Monday (16th).


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