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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

Tamar & Vince

Genre: Music, Reality, Docu-Reality
Channel: Vuzu, eKasi+, e.tv, Vuzu Amp, eExtra, eReality, 1Magic
Summary: Braxton Family Values spin-off, where youngest sister Tamar is the show's breakout star and is back to claim the spotlight and reign "diva supreme".
Starring: Tamar Braxton, Vincent Herbert


Empire

Genre: Drama, Musical
Channel: FOX Africa, e.tv, FOX Life, eKasi+, eExtra
Summary: With an original soundtrack by Timbaland, this family drama is about the head of a music empire whose three sons and ex-wife all want his throne.
Starring: Terrence Howard, Bryshere Gray, Jussie Smollett


MTV Shuga

Genre: Drama, Education
Channel: MTV Base, FX Africa, Top One, eKasi+, e.tv, BET International, SABC1, StarTimes One, MTV Africa, eExtra, BET Africa
Summary: Drama designed to empower and motivate youth and young adults to modify their sexual behaviour and to embrace positive HIV prevention strategies.


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.


LATEST ARTICLES

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New! Secrets of the Hotel Teasers - April 2020

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New! Along Came Love Teasers - April 2020

Introducing the first teasers for FOX's Life's new telenovela ahead of its novela-bomb premiere on the 20th...


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New on TV today: Thursday 9 April

Bone of My Bones returns to SABC2 after three years and The Fixer is back on e.tv.


FOX Life soaps it up with four Lockdown novelas

Warm-up for FOX Life's telenovela marathons - you're gonna need your stamina!


The Riviera Teasers - Season 1

13 episodes in Season 1. A full house of teasers for The Riviera so you have them for the season.

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