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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

Black-ish

Genre: Comedy
Channel: Vuzu Amp, Vuzu, e.tv, eKasi+, eExtra, M-Net Family, 1Magic
Summary: A family man tries to gain a sense of cultural identity whilst raising his kids in a mainly white, upper-middle-class neighbourhood.
Starring: Anthony Anderson, Tracee Ellis Ross, Yara Shahidi


The River

Genre: Telenovela
Channel: 1Magic
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


Grassroots

Genre: Drama
Channel: 1Magic
Summary: Follows the journey of two young Xhosa men whose passion for rugby finds them leaving rural Eastern Cape for Jozi in the hopes of becoming stars.
Starring: Lihleli Tini, Oros Mampofu, Luzuko Nkqeto


Latest Articles

The River Teasers - August 2019

17 Jul 2019 | Written by: TVSA Team | From: The River Teasers | 6 comments
Cobra's drinking gets out of hand!


New on TV today: Friday 19 July

19 Jul 2019 | Written by: Shows Editor | From: New Shows and Seasons
New drama Grassroots and returning Being Bonang are on 1Magic and the comedy B&B starts on eExtra.


New on TV today: Tuesday 9 July

09 Jul 2019 | Written by: Shows Editor | From: New Shows and Seasons
New drama Alles Malan starts on kykNET, Please Step In returns to Mzansi and Treasures Decoded is back on HISTORY.


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