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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 Real Housewives of New Jersey

Genre: Reality, Docu-Reality
Channel: M-Net Series, SABC3, Vuzu, M-Net Series Reality, Vuzu Amp, 1Magic
Summary: Follows a selection of the most wealthy, bourgeois Jersey Girls as they live lavish lifestyles and deal with all the drama that money can buy.
Starring: Teresa Giudice, Jacqueline Laurita, Caroline Manzo


Lingashoni

Genre: Telenovela
Channel: 1Magic
Summary: The tale of a poverty-stricken farm worker who returns to his former life as a high-flying businessman after a decade-long memory loss.
Starring: Patrick Mofokeng, Thuli Thabethe, Thato Molamu


The Real Housewives of New York City

Genre: Reality, Docu-Reality
Channel: Vuzu, eReality, Netflix South Africa, M-Net Series Reality, M-Net Series Zone, Vuzu Amp, 1Magic
Summary: The second in the franchise, these NYC women show what it takes to make it in the upper echelon of society, where money and status are a way of life.
Starring: Bethenny Frankel, LuAnn de Lesseps, Alex McCord


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12 May 2021 | Written by: Shows Editor | From: New Shows and Seasons
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New on TV today: Tuesday 11 May

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S3 gets Unpacked with Relebogile Mabotja and two superhero series return to M-Net City.



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