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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

Housekeepers

Genre: Drama
Channel: 1Magic, Mzansi Magic, Mzansi Wethu
Summary: A woman goes undercover as a housekeeper into a rich family's house in order to bring them to justice when her loved one is framed for murder.
Starring: Thando Thabethe, Mangaliso Ngema, Zikhona Sodlaka


Unmarried

Genre: Drama
Channel: 1Magic, Mzansi Magic
Summary: Three young female friends living in Johannesburg deal with the pressures of juggling marriage, motherhood, relationships and their careers.
Starring: Renate Stuurman, Keke Mphuthi, Thembisa Mdoda


The Real Housewives of Johannesburg

Genre: Reality, Docu-Reality
Channel: 1Magic, Mzansi Magic, Vuzu
Summary: South African version of the international format which follows the lives of affluent housewives and professional women in suburban Johannesburg.
Starring: Evodia Mogase, Brinnette Seopela, Mercy Mogase


Latest Articles

The River 3 on 1 Magic Teasers - October 2020

15 Sep 2020 | Written by: TVSA Team | From: The River on 1Magic Teasers
Cobra disappears and seems to be going off the rails.


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15 Sep 2020 | Written by: tha - bang | From: Movies and Things with Thabang
This week it's all about body and psychological horror as the show returns to form with some major reversals.


New on TV today: Monday 14 September

14 Sep 2020 | Written by: Shows Editor | From: New Shows and Seasons | 1 comment
Telemundo launches Operation Pacific and Season 2 of Unmarried starts on Mzansi Magic.


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