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1Magic

Broadcast on: DStv
Active from: 29 Jan 2018

Contact details:
137 Bram Fischer Dr
Blairgowrie
Randburg
Gauteng
2194

Tel: +27 (0)11 686-6000
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About

1Magic is a South African youth-oriented, 24-hour digital satellite television channel produced by M-Net for pay television platform DStv as a replacement for Vuzu Amp, which celebrates the 'duality' of the modern viewer by providing a content mix of exclusive local productions with edgy international series.

AVAILABILITY

DStv: Channel 103
Bouquet: Premium, Compact Plus

PICTURE FORMAT

1080i (HDTV, 16:9)

ABOUT

1Magic replaced former premium channel Vuzu Amp on Monday 29 January, 2018, positioning itself as a provider of "gripping local dramas, telenovelas, reality shows, movies to viewers who are also looking for the best in international reality, drama and movies."

According to the channel it "celebrates the duality of the modern African viewer, by putting Viola Davis alongside Sindi Dlathu, Olivia Pope alongside Thembisa Mdoda, and Jay Ellis next to Phat Joe, on a single channel."

At launch the channel featured a new flagship telenovela, The River; followed a few days later by the urban drama series Unmarried.

1Magic also picked up a number of series that were already airing on Vuzu Amp, including international programmes like The Fixer, How To Get Away with Murder, The Real Housewives franchise, Power, Ballers, Queen Sugar and Insecure.

Other series like the Marvel collection were integrated into M-Net and M-Net City in order to make way for more local shows on 1Magic.

Early primetime (18h00 - 21h00) shows rebroadcast in the week during the day. More mature, late prime (21h00 - 23h00) content is rebroadcast in the week, after primetime. Popular series omnibuses play on weekends and repeats are minimised as there is more premium content than on Vuzu Amp.

Originally airing on the Premium bouquet exclusively, 1Magic was added to the Compact Plus bouquet on Thursday 18 April, 2019.


Latest Updated Shows

Utatakho

Genre: Reality, Docu-Reality
Channel: Mzansi Magic, Mzansi Wethu, 1Magic
Summary: Nimrod Nkosi facilitates the resolving of paternity issues, giving closure to those who want to know if they are related to each other.
Starring: Zola, Nimrod Nkosi


Nqobile

Genre: Drama
Channel: 1Magic, Mzansi Magic
Summary: Drama series which follows a woman who rises above domestic abuse to turn her life around, stand up to her husband and live fearlessly.
Starring: Nunu Khumalo, Kagiso Modupe, Ayanda Bandla


Lingashoni

Genre: Telenovela
Channel: 1Magic
Summary: The tale of a poverty-stricken farm worker who returns to his former life as a high-flying businessman after a decade-long memory loss.
Starring: Patrick Mofokeng, Thuli Thabethe, Thato Molamu


Latest Articles

Lingashoni Teasers - August 2021

17 Jul 2021 | Written by: TVSA Team | From: Lingashoni Teasers
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New on TV today: Friday 9 July

09 Jul 2021 | Written by: Shows Editor | From: New Shows and Seasons
The docuseries Family Karma starts on S3 and the reality show Wang'kolota is new to Mzansi Magic.



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New on TV today: Sunday 25 July

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