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

Hustle (2016)

Genre: Drama
Channel: eKasi+, e.tv, eExtra
Summary: Drama following a has-been diva as she begins what will prove to be a tough journey back to the top of the charts, with a multitude of challenges.
Starring: Brenda Ngxoli, Dineo Ranaka, Zolisa Xaluva


Z'bondiwe

Genre: Drama
Channel: e.tv, eKasi+, eExtra
Summary: Two lovers are drawn into a dark underworld of gangsterism and have to answer the question of how far one is willing to go for someone close to their heart.
Starring: Anga Makubalo, Zola Nombona, Mbulelo Grootboom


Love & Hip Hop

Genre: Music, Reality, Docu-Reality
Channel: Top One, e.tv, eKasi+, Vuzu, M-Net Family, Vuzu Amp
Summary: Love & Hip Hop follows a number of women who share one common bond: their connection to the hip-hop world through their famous men and their careers.
Starring: Chrissy Lampkin, Olivia Longott, Somaya Reece


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.


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15 Dec 2016 | Written by: Tashi | From: Tashi's TV
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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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