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eKasi+

Broadcast on: Defunct
Active from: 15 Oct 2013
Active until: 31 Mar 2017

About

eKasi+ was a South African digital satellite television channel which positioned itself as the destination of choice for local entertainment that celebrates and inspires authentic township life. The channel featured talk shows, dramas, movies, music, gospel, kids entertainment, lifestyle and reality shows.

AVAILABILITY

OpenViewHD: Channel 105

PICTURE FORMAT

576i, 16:9 (SDTV)
1080p, 16:9 (HDTV)
1080i, 16:9 (HDTV)

ABOUT

eKasi+ was launched by e.tv in October 2013 along with three other themed HD entertainment channels (eAfrica+, eMovies+ and eToonz+) exclusively through the new OpenView HD platform.

eKasi+ complemented e.tv as a local channel, boasting a high percentage of new South African content, tailor-made to appeal specifically to the inhabitants of South Africa's lively townships.

Shows featured on the channel included Ekse: Let's Talk With Masechaba Lekalake, Number Numba, Kasi My Kasi, Gumba Gumba, Kasi-licious, Shadows and Behind the Gospel.

Socialite Khanyi Mbau, Chef Katlego Mlambo, singer Ntombi Mzolo and radio host Masechaba Lekalake were some of the familiar faces that the eKasi channel viewers got to see and interact with on a weekly basis after the channel went live.

eKasi+ also carried daily Nguni news at 20h00, soapies, African drama series, African-American movies, sitcoms, reality and game shows.

In April 2014, the flagship e.tv music show Club 808 was moved to eKasi+ and the services of Nonhle Thema were hired when she was asked to co-present the series with Mo Flava, in a bid to add more star power to the eKasi+ brand.

eKasi+ was discontinued on 31 March, 2017, making way for the eExtra and True African channels.


Latest Updated Shows

Gold Diggers

Genre: Telenovela
Channel: e.tv, eKasi+
Summary: Follows the Gumede family and explores the dynamics of love and economically motivated relationships against the backdrop of the mining industry.
Starring: Clementine Mosimane, Zuluboy, Mbongeni Ngema


The Big Debate

Genre: Talk Show, Current Affairs
Channel: eNCA, BBC World News, SABC2, e.tv, eKasi+
Summary: Town hall debate show which travels across South Africa, holding leaders to account and giving a voice to ordinary residents and communities.
Starring: Dan Moyane, Redi Tlhabi, Zeinab Badawi


Necessary Roughness

Genre: Drama
Channel: M-Net Series, M-Net Series Zone, eKasi+, eExtra, M-Net Series Showcase
Summary: A Long Island divorcee gets a job as a therapist for a football team and her career takes off when people start requesting her tough love therapy.
Starring: Callie Thorne, Marc Blucas, Scott Cohen


Latest Articles

Old and busted: eKasi+. New hotness: eExtra

03 Mar 2017 | Written by: TVSA Team | From: OpenView HD
e.tv launches a new sister channel on OpenView HD soon.


Your fave new local and international show of 2016

15 Dec 2016 | Written by: Tashi | From: Tashi's TV
2016 wrap! Which shows have been the Best New Shows of the Year?


Brand new, first and exclusive! Gold Diggers Teasers - August 2015

31 Jul 2015 | Written by: TVSA Team | From: Gold Diggers Teasers | 30 comments
Be the first to grab a sneak peek at e.tv's telenovela Gold Diggers with these teasers for the show's first two weeks on air.




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