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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

Tamar & Vince

Genre: Music, Reality, Docu-Reality
Channel: Vuzu, eKasi+, e.tv, Vuzu Amp, eExtra, eReality, 1Magic
Summary: Braxton Family Values spin-off, where youngest sister Tamar is the show's breakout star and is back to claim the spotlight and reign "diva supreme".
Starring: Tamar Braxton, Vincent Herbert


Lockdown

Genre: Drama
Channel: Mzansi Magic, Mzansi Wethu, 1Magic
Summary: Prison drama set in a high security prison for women, in which the back stories of the inmates unravel to reveal the paths that led them there.
Starring: Dawn Thandeka King, Zola Nombona, Luxolo Ndabeni


Half & Half

Genre: Comedy
Channel: SABC1, Vuzu, CBS Drama, 1Magic
Summary: Three half sisters suddenly become neighbours in the same apartment building and have to experience the challenges of sisterhood for the first time.
Starring: Rachel True, Essence Atkins, Chico Benymon


Latest Articles

The River 3 on 1Magic Teasers - April 2020

16 Mar 2020 | Written by: TVSA Team | From: The River on 1Magic Teasers
Lindiwe digs for dirt.


New on TV today: Thursday 19 March

19 Mar 2020 | Written by: Shows Editor | From: New Shows and Seasons
El Chapo shoots up SABC3 again and acclaimed period drama Godfather of Harlem starts on M-Net City.


New on TV today: Wednesday 18 March

18 Mar 2020 | Written by: Shows Editor | From: New Shows and Seasons
IDx reveals Homicide City: Charlotte and When Nature Calls, Nat Geo Wild answers.


LATEST ARTICLES

Imbewu: The Seed Teasers - April 2020

Pastor Ndamase is being drunk and disordely! Also, Ngcolosi falls deeper into Thokozile’s muthi spell.


Star Life April 2020 skeds: what viewers need to know

The channel hits pandemic pause on its new shows and lines-up binge sessions of three reloaded series.


Chasing My Heart Teasers - April 2020 (Reloaded!)

Bang! Naina gets shot when Raghav tries to rescue Sanjana.


Forever Yours Teasers - April 2020 (Reloaded!)

Anshuman is about to find out the real culprit behind mixing bhang in the drinks during Holi.


The Crossroads Teasers - April 2020 (Reloaded!)

Love triangles and deception.


Maid in Manhattan on eExtra Teasers - April 2020

Marisa confronts Cristobal over his ownership of the hotel.


New on TV today: Tuesday 31 March

Tamar & Vince debuts on eReality and Nat Geo documents a Turkish Airlines Mega Move.


Deception 2 Teasers - April 2020

Not everyone is fooled by Pooja's mental illness act.


The Wild on e.tv and eExtra Teasers - April 2020

Eva disappears and then needs saving!


New! Gomora Teasers - March 2020

Introducing teasers for Mzansi Magic's new 19h30 telenovela...

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