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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

Yobe

Genre: Docu-Reality
Channel: 1Magic, Mzansi Magic, Mzansi Wethu
Summary: Docu-series hosted by Siyabonga Thwala which documents the journey undertaken by offenders seeking forgiveness from the victims and their families.
Starring: Siyabonga Thwala


How to Get Away with Murder

Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Channel: Vuzu Amp, M-Net City, e.tv, eExtra, Netflix South Africa, 1Magic
Summary: A group of ambitious law students and their brilliant professor become involved in a murder plot that promises to change the course of their lives.
Starring: Viola Davis, Billy Brown, Alfred Enoch


V-Entertainment

Genre: Magazine, News & Actuality, Variety
Channel: Vuzu, Vuzu Amp, 1Magic
Summary: V-Entertainment unpacks the week's news, journalistic insights, interviews and fun moments, compiled into a 30-minute weekly appointment.
Starring: Nonhle Thema, Siyabonga Ngwekazi, Lalla Hirayama


Latest Articles

New on TV today: Monday 6 July

06 Jul 2020 | Written by: Shows Editor | From: New Shows and Seasons | 1 comment
Turkish novela Deur Dik en Dun starts on e.tv and eExtra; and dramedy This Is Us is new on SABC3.


New on TV today: Sunday 5 July

05 Jul 2020 | Written by: Shows Editor | From: New Shows and Seasons
America's first president is dramatised in HISTORY's Washington, as CuriosityStream finds Dragons & Damsels.


New on TV today: Saturday 4 July

04 Jul 2020 | Written by: Shows Editor | From: New Shows and Seasons
Sharkfest 2020 kicks off on Nat Geo and two new local shows debut on 1Magic.


LATEST ARTICLES

New on TV today: Tuesday 7 July

TLC gets Dragnificent! and BBC Earth asks the question - Meat: A Threat to Our Planet?


SABC1 loses the SAMA Awards as they go virtual with Mzansi Magic

Another national ceremony gets wiped from free-to-air TV. The format for 2020: five episodes awarding related categories per episode.


Generations: The Legacy Teasers - August 2020

Jack smells a rat, Mazwi causes a Mexican stand-off and Lesedi discovers her ex stole her ideas.


New on TV today: Monday 6 July

Turkish novela Deur Dik en Dun starts on e.tv and eExtra; and dramedy This Is Us is new on SABC3.


New on TV today: Sunday 5 July

America's first president is dramatised in HISTORY's Washington, as CuriosityStream finds Dragons & Damsels.


New on TV today: Saturday 4 July

Sharkfest 2020 kicks off on Nat Geo and two new local shows debut on 1Magic.


New! Deur Dik en Dun Teasers - July 2020

Introducing the first teasers for e's new novela that takes over from Bittersoet on Monday, 6 July.


True Love Teasers - July 2020

Paralysed! Meethi will never walk again. And to top it off, she has people trying to kill her.


Mehek 2 Teasers - July 2020

The heart wants what it wants. Also: Norah is kidnapped!


Age is Just A Number Teasers - July 2020

Sahil is determined to expose Nidhi as a fraud and will stop at nothing until the truth is revealed.

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