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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

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


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


Devious Maids

Genre: Comedy-Drama, Mystery
Channel: M-Net Series Showcase, M-Net Series Zone, e.tv, eExtra, Vuzu Amp, Vuzu, M-Net Family
Summary: Comedy-drama about four maids working in the homes of Beverly Hills' wealthiest families, and a newcomer who made it personal after a maid was murdered.
Starring: Ana Ortiz, Dania Ramirez, Roselyn Sanchez


Latest Articles

New on TV today: Tuesday 14 May

14 May 2019 | Written by: Shows Editor | From: New Shows and Seasons
Narco Wars: In Their Own Words starts on Nat Geo, the Aussie Bachelorette courts Vuzu and Never Say Goodbye on IDx.


Die Wiel Draai Teasers - May 2019

30 Apr 2019 | Written by: TVSA Team | From: Die Wiel Draai Teasers
Elif’s life is in the hands of Canan.


New on TV today: Monday 15 April

15 Apr 2019 | Written by: Shows Editor | From: New Shows and Seasons | 1 comment
Psychological thriller Cheat debuts on ITV and the final season of Game of Thrones is live and delayed on M-Net.


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