SOUTH AFRICA'S TV WEBSITE
SIGN IN SEARCH MENU
SOUTH AFRICA'S TV WEBSITE

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
View website

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 River

Genre: Telenovela
Channel: 1Magic, Mzansi Magic
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


Being Bonang

Genre: Reality, Docu-Reality
Channel: Vuzu Amp, Mzansi Magic, 1Magic
Summary: Businesswoman and media personality Bonang Matheba gives South Africans a glimpse of her life, including her business, family and personal interactions.
Starring: Bonang Matheba


Impilo: The Scam

Genre: Drama
Channel: 1Magic, Mzansi Magic
Summary: Follows the shady dealings of a man who manipulates his naïve and desperate son into scamming a community through a pyramid scheme called Impilo.
Starring: Desmond Dube, Sipho Mdingi, Sthandiwe Kgoroge


Latest Articles

How DStv sold Mzansi Magic viewers down The River

30 Oct 2019 | Written by: Tashi | From: Tashi's TV | 5 comments
It's been happening since January 2018 when 1Magic started and it needs to STOP.


New on TV today: Friday 25 October

25 Oct 2019 | Written by: Shows Editor | From: New Shows and Seasons
Baby shower show Oh Baby starts on 1Magic and hidden camera show Prank Encounters debuts on Netflix.


New on TV today: Thursday 24 October

24 Oct 2019 | Written by: Shows Editor | From: New Shows and Seasons
Comedy-horror Daybreak is on Netflix and the doccie Harry & Meghan: An African Journey airs on BBC Lifestyle.


LATEST SITE ACTIVITY


More activity at TVSA Central


LATEST SOAPIE TEASERS



LATEST SOAPIE TEASERS





×
×

You browser doesn't have Flash, Silverlight, Gears, BrowserPlus or HTML5 support.