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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

The River

Genre: Telenovela
Channel: 1Magic, Mzansi Magic
Summary: Telenovela revolving around communities on two different sides of a river: society's upper crust in mansions and the exploited "common folk".
Starring: Presley Chweneyagae, Moshidi Motshegwa, Hlomla Dandala


The Real Housewives of Atlanta

Genre: Reality, Docu-Reality
Channel: Mzansi Magic, Top One, FOX Life, Vuzu, Vuzu Amp, 1Magic
Summary: The series is an up-close and personal look at a group of women from Atlanta's social elite – from aspiring singers to power brokers and super models.
Starring: Shereé Whitfield, Kim Zolciak, NeNe Leakes


Girlfriends

Genre: Comedy
Channel: SABC1, M-Net Series, Top One, Vuzu, Sony Channel, 1Magic
Summary: Girlfriends takes a sometimes serious but mostly hilarious look at the lives of four African-American women as they tackle socially relevant issues.
Starring: Tracee Ellis Ross, Golden Brooks, Persia White


Latest Articles

New on TV today: Tuesday 2 March

02 Mar 2021 | Written by: Shows Editor | From: New Shows and Seasons
North Korea: Inside the Mind of a Dictator airs on NGC and The Equalizer starts on 1Magic.


The headline news on 1Magic's new telenovela Lingashoni

25 Feb 2021 | Written by: TVSA Team | From: The River on 1Magic Teasers | 1 comment
Read all about it here!


The River 4 on 1Magic Teasers - March 2021

18 Feb 2021 | Written by: TVSA Team | From: The River on 1Magic Teasers
Cobra, Mabutho and Khabzela find themselves in a very sticky situation.



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