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

Broken Vows

Genre: Telenovela
Channel: e.tv, eExtra
Summary: Telenovela set against the backdrop of a family-owned wedding planning company, which revolves around the two daughters entrusted with running it.
Starring: Thembi Mtshali-Jones, Sello Sebotsane, Nomsa Nene


The Soul Man

Genre: Comedy
Channel: eKasi+, eExtra
Summary: R&B star Reverend Boyce "The Voice" Ballentine is living the high life in Las Vegas when he gets the calling to go from soul singer to soul saver.
Starring: Cedric the Entertainer, Niecy Nash, Wesley Jonathan


Empire

Genre: Drama, Musical
Channel: FOX Africa, e.tv, FOX Life, eKasi+, eExtra
Summary: With an original soundtrack by Timbaland, this family drama is about the head of a music empire whose three sons and ex-wife all want his throne.
Starring: Terrence Howard, Bryshere Gray, Jussie Smollett


Latest Articles

e.tv's eXtra OpenView HD channels to be added to DStv

16 May 2017 | Written by: TVSA Team | From: News
They go live on Wednesday, 17 May.


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