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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

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.


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


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


Latest Articles

New on TV today: Friday 6 July

06 Jul 2018 | Written by: Shows Editor | From: New Shows and Seasons
Nick Nolte is the US President on Vuzu, eExtra has a new season of My Strange Addiction and Iron Lady starts on Zee World.


New on TV today: Thursday 5 July

05 Jul 2018 | Written by: Shows Editor | From: New Shows and Seasons | 1 comment
A chick-chat show comes to kykNET & kie, the last season of Quantico starts on 1Magic and eExtra follows families turned detectives.


New on TV today: Tuesday 3 July

03 Jul 2018 | Written by: Shows Editor | From: New Shows and Seasons
Lifetime goes dating with Love at First Flight, NCIS returns to M-Net and a retro run of Fishy Fêshuns starts on kykNET & kie.


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