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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

Ambitions

Genre: Drama
Channel: eExtra
Summary: A young journalist uncovers a corruption scandal in a displaced community and sets out to uncover the truth and bring the perpetrators to justice.
Starring: Zikhona Bali, Ashley Hayden, Yonda Thomas


Imbewu: The Seed

Genre: Soap Opera
Channel: e.tv, eExtra
Summary: Soapie which revolves around the Bhengu family, who must live in the shadow of a potent secret stemming from ancient traditional practice.
Starring: Leleti Khumalo, Mpumelelo Bhulose, Tony Kgoroge


Little Big Shots

Genre: Comedy, Reality, Kids, Variety
Channel: M-Net, e.tv, eExtra
Summary: Created by Ellen DeGeneres and Steve Harvey, with Harvey hosting, this talent show features young performers and every form of wunderkind in the USA.
Starring: Steve Harvey


Latest Articles

Bittersoet Teasers - February 2019

16 Jan 2019 | Written by: TVSA Team | From: Bittersoet Teasers
More teasers for eExtra’s new Afrikaans novela so you have them when you need them…


New! Bittersoet Teasers - January 2019

14 Dec 2018 | Written by: TVSA Team | From: Bittersoet Teasers
Introducing the first teasers for eExtra's new 19h00 Afrikaans novela...


What to expect from eExtra's new Afrikaans novela Bittersoet

13 Dec 2018 | Written by: TVSA Team | From: Bittersoet Teasers
It premieres in January 2019 once Gebroke Harte ends and this is what it's about...


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