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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

Imbewu

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


Z'bondiwe

Genre: Drama
Channel: e.tv, eKasi+, BET Africa, eExtra
Summary: Two lovers are drawn into a dark underworld of gangsterism and have to answer the question of how far one is willing to go for someone close to their heart.
Starring: Anga Makubalo, Zola Nombona, Mbulelo Grootboom


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


Latest Articles

New on TV today: Tuesday 6 April

06 Apr 2021 | Written by: Shows Editor | From: New Shows and Seasons | 1 comment
eExtra unleashes a Stiletto Vendetta and two dramas premiere on SABC3.


New! Stiletto Vendetta Teasers - April 2021

01 Apr 2021 | Written by: TVSA Team | From: Stiletto Vendetta Teasers
Introducing the first teasers for eExtra's 20h30 revenge in high heels...


Mean girls must pay on eExtra's new Stiletto Vendetta

01 Apr 2021 | Written by: TVSA Team | From: Stiletto Vendetta Teasers
Featuring the cast of South African actors who voice the characters.



LATEST ARTICLES

New on TV today: Sunday 11 April

Amazing Voices returns to Mzansi Magic and the drama Council of Dads starts a run on Vuzu.


New on TV today: Saturday 10 April

Reality show Abazali starts on Wethu and Curiosity takes you down The World's Most Dangerous Roads.


New! It's Complicated Teasers - April 2021

Introducing the first teasers for Zee World's new weekend series about Jassi who loves two men.


King of Hearts Teasers - April 2021

Exposed: DD’s conniving plans. And Sid gets arrested for attempted murder.


Begusarai Teasers - April 2021

Begusarai reloads on Zee World on 10 April for weekend double bills at 17h00 and 18h00.


Queen of the South 2 Teasers - May 2021

Teresa and her team are kidnapped.


Ring of Fire Teasers - April 2021

Schedule alert! Ring of Fire loses Saturdays and Sundays from this weekend (10th) with the premieres of It's Complicated and Begusarai (repeat).


Law of the Heart Teasers - May 2021

Andres proposes to Catalina!


New on TV today: Friday 9 April

Four shows start on SABC3 tonight including the mockumentary Tali's Wedding Diary.


The Cost of Love Teasers - April 2021

A mother tries to stop her own daughter from being happy.

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