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Friday, 15 January 2021

SABC, e.tv And DStv Ratings For December 2020 Ratings


SABC 1:

Uzalo -  8 041 490
Generations the Legacy - 6 858 031
Skeem Saam - 4 408 258
Sgud'snaysi - 3 638 770
Xhosa News - 3 358 534
Zulu News - 3 243 798
Live Amp - 2 776 255
Women Year - 2 664 529
Uzalo (Repeat) - 2 656 091
Selimathunzi - 2 566 002
Uye and Kholi - 2 499 184
Last Dance Music Festival - 2 431 716
Skeem Saam (Repeat) - 2 415 687
Real Goboza - 2 402 588
Mtn 8 Orlando Pirates vs Bloemfontein Ce - 2 340 648
Nomcebo - 2 327 916
The Braai Show with Aka - 2 211 722
Heels on Wheels - 2 205 093
The Gumbi`s - 2 137 114
Miss Cultural SA - 2 100 457

SABC 2:
Muvhango - 3 695 208
Ses/Tsw/Sep News - 3 543 116
Music - 2 900 912
Lithapo - 1 757 304
Chicken Run - 1 579 081
7De Laan - 1 440 289
Leihlo La Sechaba - 1 172 666
Mokgonyana Mmatswale - 1 122 607
Skwizas - 1 119 941
Nuus - 984 604
Live Lotto Draw - 905 925
Mohlolohadi 2 - 880 263
Morning Live - 830 728
Muvhango (Omnibus) - 811 298
Shrek the Halls Yent - 809 798
Lithapo (Repeat) - 710 466
Venda/Tsonga News - 678 097
Skeem Saam (Repeat) - 669 920
Koskaskenades - 663 351

SABC 3:
Earth's Great Seasons - 596 656
News - 586 381
Bundesliga Fc Bayern Munchen vs Rb Leipz - 491 769
Amazon: the Lost World - 486 281
Betway Test Series: South Africa vs Sri L - 484 457
Earth From Space - 425 496
The A-Team - 388 081
Knight Rider - 369 585
Generations the Legacy (Repeat) -342 063
Narcos - 328 003
Mela - 325 770
Airwolf - 320 994
Wrap up - 318 005
Kfc T20 International: South Africa vs En - 314 639
The Greatest Dancer - 304 885
The Essentials - 298 843
City of God Movie - 288 760
Afternoon Express - 284 200
Music - 277 997
Fa Women Super League Manchester City Vs - 271 448

e.tv:
Scandal - 4 698 809
Rhythm City - 3 744 228
Imbewu - 3 724 787
The Tuxedo Movie - 2 859 277
Johnny English Movie - 2 675 022
South Africa Tonight News - 2 468 296
E.TV News - 2 351 858
Johnny English Strikes Again Movie - 2 262 186
Taxi Movie - 2 198 839
Etv News Presidential Speech - 2 178 212
Madeas Witness Protection Movie - 2 125 663
Chips Movie - 2 106 649
National Security Movie - 2 054 950
Imbewu (Repeat) - 1 885 070
Tropic Thunder Movie - 1 874 053
Checkpoint (News) - 1 793 100
Durban Gen - 1 755 758
Scandal (Repeat) - 1 661 700
Just for Laughs Gags Filler - 1 559 692
Rhythm City (Repeat) - 1 488 022

DStv:
Mzansi Gomora - 1 340 306 & 1 716 631
Mzansi The Queen - 1 300 610 & 1 612 651
Mzansi Idols SA - 1 207 074 & 1 481 360
Mzansi Uthando Nesthembu - 899 049 & 1 124 736
Mzansi Our Perfect Wedding - 897 619 & 1 083 686
Mzansi Isibaya - 867 080 & 1 063 835
Mzansi The River - 847 030 & 1 055 205
Mzansi The Powerball Draw - 700 905 & 916 842
Mwethu The Queen (Repeat) - 643 889 & 782 075
Mwethu Ehostela - 624 926 & 843 341
Moja Dloz'lami - 621 030 & 779 198
Mzansi Vula Vala - 591 267 & 750 918
Mzansi Izangoma Zodumo - 547 348 & 654 539
Mzansi Ingane Yam - 539 729 & 636 052
Mzansi Date My Family - 536 149 & 630 637
Mwethu The Queen Movie - 526 211 & 714 779
Mwethu The Queen (Omnibus) - 471 723 & 615 715
Mzansi Unmarried - 469 855 & 556 113
Mbio Uhambo - 464 360 & 636 577
Mzansi Gomora (Repeat) - 437 353 & 557 619
Mwethu The Throne (Repeat) - 435 598 & 547 185
Mbio Thina Sobabili - 429 583 & 565 935
Mbio Umdlwembe - 420 001 & 538 235
Mbio Kuyafiwa Ezulwini - 417 441 & 576 051
Moja Rea Tsotella - 415 622 & 494 737
Mbio Ingadi Yothando - 415 500 & 547 163
Moja Mina Nawe - 411 325 & 476 784
Mbio Ilungelo - 407 120 & 506 674
Mwethu Isibaya (Repeat) - 406 261 & 532 638
Mwethu Before I Do - 399 162 & 487 737

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Thursday, 7 January 2021

Doodsondes Season 3 Coming In March On e.tv


For those without eExtra, you might have been watching it weekdays at 10:30 on e.tv in order to catch-up which seems kind of odd as most of the population aren't home at that time so Doodsondes (Yasak Elma) is joining Bittersoet (Kara Sevda) in you snooze you lose scenario.

If you don't want to fall behind make sure you get OpenView if you want to watch it freely or get DStv and Starsat to pay for it alongside other channels.

Here's a brief summary of season 3:

A long time passed after the disappearance of Ender and the Arguns' life has completely changed. Sahika took over the management of the house and established a fear empire. She took Yigit to her side and now, she's trying to conquer everything. The only thing she didn't consider is that Yildiz, who disappeared on the night of Ender's disappearance, will suddenly return. Besides, Yildiz will not come alone.

Catch season 3 weekdays at 17:30 on e.tv and 4 hours later on eExtra from Monday, 15 March replacing Deur Dik En Dun

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- Rhythm City last episode airs this July
- Review on e.tv channels
- Review on SABC

Thursday, 31 December 2020

e.tv International Drama Series Lineup From January 2021


The Librarians and occasional films will continue airing until Friday, 8th January after that the primetime viewing from 20:30 resumes with a couple of new developments from Monday, 11th January.

Weekdays at 20:30
Monday: Chicago Fire S7 (New Season)
Tuesday: Chicago Med S4 (New Season)
Wednesday: Chicago PD S6 (New Season)
Thursday: Hawaii Five-O S4 (Back-To-Back)
Friday: NCIS: Los Angeles S5 (Back-To-Back)

Weeknights at 22:30
Monday: Empire S5 (Another New Development)
Wednesday: Power S4 (Continuation)
Thursday: How To Get Away With Murder S4 (Another New Development)

Unexpected Developments Coming Soon For Viewers On e.tv Rewind, What Does That Spell Out?


During the festive season, e.tv and Rewind temporarily changed their lineup. On e.tv side, they did the usual for 20:30 take the 5 for 1 while Rewind scrapped almost everything for marathons of sitcoms and dramas with films.

Now the festive season has wrapped up and e.tv will be resuming with their prime time viewing but on Rewind's area it becomes even more complicated to handle.

For starters, the outdated episodes of Scandal, soon-to-be-cancelled Rhythm City and cancelled soapie Backstage aren't part of the lineup. Instead, the channel will air reruns of Una Maid En Manhattan, Naagin, Meri Aashiqui Tum Se Hi, Die Vreemdeling and Imbewu's YESTERYEAR STOCK. Perhaps it's just a drafted schedule.

Everything else somewhat remains even the sitcoms and drama series but this is where things get interesting.

Telemundo's Corazon Valiente (Fearless Heart) and Los Miserables (For Love And Justice) are added to the channel's lineup. These two telenovelas aren't new to the market but they are definitely are to the eBrand so Rewind is no longer recycling meals from their restaurants.

Corazon Valiente follows childhood friends Ángela (Andrea Fonseca) and Samantha (Ximena Duque) who were separated by fate for years reunite and become bodyguards for those who need protection. Los Miserables follows a woman named Lucia "Lucha" Duran (Aracley Arambula) is accused of a crime she hasn't committed and has to find a way of not going back to prison a second time.

With this in mind, is it possible that there's a rebrand coming soon to e.tv set of channels now that Rewind has exclusive programming and eExtra is more reliant on telenovelas particularly Indian and Turkish content.

Perhaps, the reason for eExtra favouritism is over the fact these two type of shows pull has a major following and huge fanbase. Other than that the offering is very unique from what you can find on DStv.

The reason Indian soaps get early timeslots is possibly due to the fact there's many of them available in the market and that eExtra put it in a timeslot where it doesn't clash with the shows on Glow TV, Star Life and Zee World while the Turkish content "was" barely available within the market until TDC arrived for which both channels still offer a unique lineup and TDC might take longer to bring the Turkish content seen on e.tv and eExtra.

With that in mind, maybe Rewind will invest more into American and Mexican telenovelas from Telemundo and Azteca since these shows are accessible not only in South Africa but across Sub-Saharan Africa.

Maybe the object now for eMedia Investments is to deduct the amount of DStv already seen on their channels. 

The Indian offering can be found on DStv Indian package so why put that on eExtra it's easy to give those who don't have that package an opportunity to watch them. The reason for it's early timeslots is to ensure that it doesn't clash with the Indian offering on Glow TV, Zee World and Star Life. They give this content attention because of its popularity and the fact that there's less English stations repeating them.

The Turkish lineup has been doing well for a long time. There was no home for the content by then some stations even abandoned them. eExtra was one of the few stations for that in Africa alongside some telenovela channels on StarTimes. MultiChoice recently launched a Turkish channel and it will be while before anyone there can see repeats from eExtra.

Perhaps these changes has something to do with the upcoming streaming service OpenView+, for those who are unaware a lot of companies like Disney, ViacomCBS and WarnerMedia have launched their own streaming services and due to that some countries had to witness the demise of certain channels.

eMedia Investments might follow these companies and streamline their offering. I don't see them shutting down anything likely replacing, adding and improving their current channels.

Rewind's days are numbered at this point or at least the name perhaps they'll call it eBinge or eSeries.

With eExtra I don't see them throwing away the name as yet even with the overflow of telenovelas. They have an Afrikaans block (Kuiertyd) which is used for other content but then again they might duplicate the block on the other channels and reduce it on eExtra leaving the door open for a name change.

News&Sports might become seperate channels perhaps it doesn't look like eMedia Investments is interested in getting another sports channel and France24 will likely go off air on the platform.

eToonz might replace Craze or vice versa I mean eMedia Investments might want to put their focus on one kids brand so they could even find another name and use it for both brands.

eNolly could be revived under another name but this time it also airs Rhythm City, Scandal and Backstage to easen the blow of Rewind and eExtra.

2021 is shaping up to be an interesting year for TV

Read Also:

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eToonz better e.tv kiddies lineup needs more variety if it wants to succeed
Upcoming shows on eToonz
SABC wants platforms like OpenView to pay TV licence

Friday, 25 December 2020

e.tv Acquired Broadcasting Rights To Erkenci Kus


Thought of sharing the news with Turkish fans later in 2021 but since there's a lot of fans here I decided to share the news early.

e.tv bagged another Turkish show which will also be dubbed in Afrikaans called Erkenci Kus. The fact I said e.tv doesn't imply it will air there chances are it will air exclusively on eExtra so when a Turkish show is announced beforehand I'll use e.tv as the liable source kind of like how Nickelodeon use their name when signing show off to Nicktoons.

This telenovela will be available later in 2021 on eExtra as part of their successful block, Kuiertyd. It will be available in the middle of the following year so I might give out a date when it's available and the title so for now here's the plot:

Sanem is a young woman who aspires to become a writer and live in the Galápagos Islands. She helps out at her father's grocery store but is forced by her parents to choose between an arranged marriage with her neighbor Muzaffer and finding a suitable job. Sanem will find a job at Fikri Harika, one of Turkey's leading advertising agencies where Leyla, her older sister, is an executive assistant. Aziz, the owner of the advertising agency has two sons, Emre and Can. Emre wants to take over the business, but his father considers Can better suited for the job and appoints him manager of the agency. Can has what his father wants for the company, but Can prefers taking photos in remote parts of the world. Can eventually agrees to run the company when he learns of his father's health problems. Aziz also tells Can to find the spy in the company that is helping their competitor Aylin. Emre doesn't like the idea of his brother being the manager and believes that he deserves that position and plans to make him fail. At the party for the 40th anniversary of the company at an opera, Sanem enters into the dark backstage and bumps into Can. Can, thinking that she was his girlfriend Polen, kisses her. After leaving, Sanem realizes that she is in love with the stranger that kissed her, giving him the codename Albatros. Soon, Can falls in love with Sanem, and discovers that he kissed her on that day in the opera, and thus began this inevitable story of love.

Just to let you there's more Turkish shows coming and I'll mention them later in 2021.

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Upcoming shows on eToonz
SABC wants platforms like OpenView to pay TV licence

Saturday, 19 December 2020

As Die Skoen Pas Coming Soon To eExtra


To start off the new year, the channel will be introducing another Afrikaans dubbed Turkish drama as part of the Kuiertyd block on eExtra called As Die Skoen Pas.

As Die Skoen Pas (Kiralık Aşk), when Defne's brother gets into debt and is held captive, Defne is forced to accept an offer in exchange for the money. She has to make omer, a wealthy shoe designer who owns a company, fall in love with her and marry her. Barış Arduç and Elçin Sangu take up the lead roles.

Since the series debut back in 2015, it managed to rollout in 14 other countries with 2 additional countries including South Africa only getting them in 2021.

Catch it weekdays at 19:30 from Monday 18 January. Yes, I'm aware a rerun of Deur Dik En Dun occupied that timeslot. So what will happen is the repeat will air after Begeertes which comes at a time the show changes its storyline.

As Die Skoen Pas joins other Afrikaans dubbed Turkish dramas currently seen on eExtra such as Deur Dik En Dun, Elif and Begeertes.

There's also another romcom coming later in the year....

eExtra is available on OpenView, DStv and Starsat

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Thursday, 10 December 2020

SABC, e.tv And DStv Ratings For November 2020


SABC
1:
Uzalo - 8 529 490
Generations the Legacy - 7 323 551
Skeem Saam - 5 446 976
Xhosa News - 4 103 578
Zulu News - 3 947 110
Sgud'snaysi - 3 882 355
Mtn 8: 2nd Leg Semi Final Kaizer Chiefs - 3 117 079
Nyan Nyan - 2 964 280
The Braai Show with Aka - 2 887 285
Live Amp - 2 836 858
Uxolile - 2 819 528
The Prophetess - 2 804 214
Skeem Saam (Repeat) - 2 791 321
Selimathunzi - 2 769 572
Uzalo (Repeat) - 2 728 246
Family Secrets - 2 708 970
Real Goboza - 2 615 225
Throwback Thursday - 2 581 194
Love & Maskandi - 2 558 027
Uzalo (Omnibus) - 2 527 150

SABC 2:
Muvhango - 3 794 449
Lithapo - 1 844 964
Kliphard - 1 691 685
7De Laan - 1 543 533
Vutha - 1 408 698
Mokgonyana Mmatswale - 1 187 936
Ngwanaka Ngwanaka O Kae - 1 117 443
Nuus - 1 091 057
Mohlolohadi 2 - 1 033 692
Muvhango (Omnibus) - 948 499
Ses/Tsw/Sep News - 869 596
Morning Live - 783 352
Live Lotto Draw - 2 772 495
Lithapo (Repeat) - 737 840
Setswana/Sesotho News - 704 330
Venda/Tsonga News - 670 859
Uzalo (Repeat) - 654 532
Touched by An Angel - 644 844
Crown Gospel Music Awards - 644 552
Koskaskenades - 642 201

SABC 3:
Afcon 2021 Qualifiers South Africa vs Sa - 1 242 030
Soccer Wrap - 685 527
Earth's Great Rivers - 643 072
Earth's Great Seasons - 483 348
Music - 453 227
Bundesliga Dortmund vs Bayern - 444 533
News - 437 624
The Insider Sa (Repeat) - 436 189
Knight Rider - 433 479
Days on the Street - 428 870
Kfc T20 International:South Africa vs En - 412 375 
Soccer Build-up - 400 706
The Greatest Dancer - 392 544
The A-Team - 390 972
Bride Wars - 335 036
Ama Knows Best (Repeat) - 333 747
Generations the Legacy (Repeat) - 333 303
Magnum P.I. - 329 038
Celebrated Love - 326 034
Mela Maga - 322 969

e.tv:
Scandal - 5 062 166
Rhythm City - 3 920 618
Imbewu - 3 454 008
The Jungle Book - 2 972 167
The Lion King - 2 683 189
Jumanji:Welcome to the Jungle
Mission Impossible - Rogue Nation
Mad Max Fury Road - 2 583 373
Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol - 2 459 296
News - 2 452 510
Journey 2 Mysterious Island - 2 290 909
Jack Reacher: Never Go Back - 2 095 736
Durban Gen - 2 005 932
Imbewu (Repeat) - 1 727 819
Just for Laughs Gags Filler - 1 711 976
Checkpoint (News) - 1 710 656
The Wolverine - 1 686 812
Scandal (Repeat) - 1 648 576
Rhythm City (Repeat) - 1 534 531
Little Big Shots Forever Young - 1 526 913

DStv:
Gomora (Drama, Mzansi) - 1 317 325 & 1 640 143
The Queen (Drama, Mzansi) - 1 295 432 & 1 641 515
Idols SA (Mzansi) - 1 180 435 & 1 511 709
Uthando Nesthembu (Mzansi) - 933 800 & 1 187 453
The River (Drama, Mzansi) - 915 498 & 1 105 578
Isibaya (Drama, Mzansi) - 903 999 & 1 083 311
You Promise to Marry Me (Moja) - 859 437 & 1 060 304
The Powerball Draw (Mzansi) - 784 073 & 985 013
Our Perfect Wedding (Wethu) 753 032 & 933 160
Ehostela (Drama, Wethu) 658 001 & 831 748
The Queen (Omnibus, Wethu) - 653 285 & 817 452
Accused (Drama, Wethu) - 617 232 & 755 376
Vula Vala (Drama, Mzansi) - 594 972 & 734 718
Mzan 2000-2159 (Mzansi) - 585 352 & 712 410
Izangoma Zodumo (Mzansi) - 548 611 & 661 930
Unmarried (Drama, Mzansi) 537 045 & 682 896
Isibaya (Repeat, Wethu) - 536 112 & 652 405
The Throne (Repeat, Wethu) - 535 331 & 627 477
The Queen (Repeat, Wethu) - 526 948 & 603 146
Mzan 1800-1959 (Mzansi) - 518 350 & 638 537
Love & Loss (Mzansi) 485 563 & 577 234
Isithembiso (Drama, Wethu) - 482 578 & 543 023
The Score (Movie, Mzansi) - 477 902 & 607 354
Ingane Yam (Mzansi) - 472 199 & 538 411
Emlanjeni (Bioskop) - 454 856 & 615 879
Themba Lam (Bioskop) - 430 655 & 490 837
The River (Repeat, Mzansi) - 425 835 & 502 601
Uyangenza (Bioskop) - 423 933 & 524 581
Gomora (Repeat, Mzansi) 420 728 & 473 460
Rea Tsotella Maga (Moja) - 419 387 & 463 278

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Thursday, 3 December 2020

Ricky Zoom Coming Soon To e.tv


During the festive season, e.tv will be dishing out a new animated series for their revamped Craze block called Ricky Zoom.

Ricky Zoom, the series follows the titular character whose a young motorcycle and his friends, Loop Hoopla, Scootio Whizzbang and DJ Rumbler in the town of Wheelford. They form the "Bike Buddies" and have adventures in their community, and Ricky dreams of becoming a rescue bike just like his parents and his idol, Steel Awesome.

It made its international debut last year with a second season currently in development.

The series is produced by Hasbro's Entertainment One who brought up shows such as Peppa Pig, PJ Masks and Power Rangers.

You can catch the first episode on Tuesday, 15 December at 15:15 on e.tv

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Friday, 20 November 2020

OpenView Plus Won't Be Launching Anytime Soon


Parent company eMedia initially indicated it would start offering its own OTT streaming service during the announcement of its 2020 annual report in September.

CEO Khalik Serriff said that Openview was planning to provide additional platform choices for its viewers.

In preparation for this, eMedia content would be placed on the Openview website and on over-the-top (OTT) services including VIU.

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He also stated that the group would launch its own OTT offering called Openview Plus by October 2020.

“Work on this offering is happening in earnest as this report is published,” Seriff added.

The company did not provide specific details such as pricing or content which will be available on the service.

No sign of service
As alluded to in the annual report, the Openview website has added a selection of on-demand content which is free to stream.

This library consists of only a few international movies and local Etv shows, which are supported by ads.

VIU now also offers several seasons of various Etv series, including soapies like Scandal and Rhythm City.

However, MyBroadband was unable to find any mention of the Openview Plus service on either the Openview or Etv websites.

We asked the company to confirm whether the launch has been delayed, but it declined to provide further information.

“Please note that there is no media communication about Openview Plus at this stage,” eMedia stated.

“eMedia will communicate plans as they develop,” it added.

SABC to launch own streaming service
While pay-TV broadcaster DStv already offers a large chunk of its content via MultiChoice’s Showmax streaming service, free-to-air broadcasters have been slow to adapt to the streaming trend.

The SABC recently also revealed details on the plans for its iPlayer streaming service, which was first announced back in 2013.

It has also entered into an agreement with Telkom to offer a selection of its content on the recently-launched TelkomONE streaming service.

South African TV broadcasting analyst Thinus Ferreira previously told MyBroadband that anyone in broadcasting in South Africa must understand a streaming service, on-demand service, and digital service are the future.

“Switch to digital and start and grow your video streaming ecosystem or become irrelevant and die like the dinosaurs,” Ferreira warned.

“As a content provider – like a broadcaster – if you don’t have or own a space in the very near future in whatever way, for instance an app, on a smartphone, you might as well not exist,” he added.

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As Expected, Rhythm Is Cancelled On e.tv With It's Last Episode Airing Next Year


e.tv announced that it is cancelling daily drama Rhythm City. The show will air its last episode on 16 July 2021 at 19:00, marking the end of an era for the much-loved daily.

Rhythm City has been a compelling offering that has captivated e.tv viewers for over a decade. It has taken millions of South African's on the journey of authentic storytelling while simultaneously launching the careers of many unknown faces and some now famously talented musicians.

Over the past few years, the show has been performing well, peaking at almost 5.2 million all adult viewers this year and consistently ranking amongst the Top 10 most-watched soapies in South Africa.

The decision to decommission Rhythm City is part of a business strategy, which includes reviewing a show's on-air life cycle.

Providing further insight into concluding the show, Marlon Davids, Managing Director at e.tv, explained," Marlon continues to look forward to fulfilling its mandate of producing exceptional and relevant local content, and the production has successfully achieved its part of the obligation throughout the past 13 years. Rhythm City has secured its place in e.tv's history books, and a legacy mark has been made. We want to extend our gratitude to the entire production staff, crew, and cast for their incomparable craft."

e.tv would like to unequivocally thank the show's production team Quizzical Pictures, for their unwavering dedication and passion that has gone into the hard work of producing the multi-award-winning drama.

Over the past decade, Rhythm City has given viewers a delicious mix of earth-shattering rivalry, overwhelming big loves, debilitating betrayals, and unforgettable duplicitous behaviour. The next few months of the show will have a strong focus on finalising prominent plot lines, some of which, like the introduction of Suffocates long lost adoptive son Pule, will take fan favourites back into time, to when it all started.

In keeping with e.tv's mandate on local productions, Rhythm City will be replaced by another local daily drama, adding to a now increased local offering of 4 daily dramas.

Rhythm City currently airs every weekday at 19:00, preceded by Durban Gen and followed by Scandal!

Read Also:
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- e.tv ratings for October

Friday, 13 November 2020

SABC, e.tv And DStv Ratings For October 2020


SABC 1:
Uzalo - 8 801 675
Generations the Legacy - 7 594 621
Skeem Saam - 5 915 898
Sgud'snaysi - 4 121 408 
Xhosa News - 3 831 784
Zulu News - 3 781 455 
Uzalo (Repeat) - 2 966 125 
Skeem Saam (Repeat) - 2 960 669
Throwback Thursday - 2 726 924
Nyan Nyan - 2 929 670
Live Amp - 2 895 263
Mtn 8 1st Leg Semi-Final Orando Pirates - 2 886 956 
Family Secrets - 2 846 231
Selimathunzi - 2 720 763
Dstv Premiership Kaizer Chiefs vs Mamelo - 2 713 315 
Ngomusa - 2 659 515 28
The Rose - 2 656 794
Uzalo Omnibus - 2 594 325 
Lip Sync Battle - 2 362 925 
Thavhazimbi - 2 536 783

SABC 2:
Muvhango - 3 912 400
Lithapo - 1 753 297
7De Laan - 1 611 692
Nuus - 1 386 010
Vutha - 1 380 530
Mokgonyana Mmatswale - 1 227 275
Ngwanaka Ngwanaka O Kae - 1 180 351
Live Lotto Draw - 1 051 604
Muvhango (Omnibus) - 900 208
Ses/Tsw/Sep News - 958 519
Lithapo (Repeat) - 822 077
The Wicker Man - 736 222
SABC 2: Afro Cafe Documentary - 709 860
Venda/Tsonga News - 692 489
Mid Term Budget Speech - 724 330
Morning Live - 716 766 
Music - 653 529
50/50 - 700 854
Touched by An Angel - 631 999
Fokus - 655 548

SABC 3:
Dynasties - 1 025 654 
International Friendly: South Africa vs N - 766 680
Knight Rider - 448 514
Ama Knows Best (Repeat) - 443 455
Mela Maga - 435 715
Bundesliga Borussia Dortmund vs Fc Schal - 425 964
Music - 424 920
The Greatest Dancer - 421 720
News - 392 404
Rustom - 376 044
The A-Team - 366 983
The Great Dancer - 356 054
Celebrated Love - 347 122
Airwolf - 314 668
Generations the Legacy (Repeat) 328 820
Shaadi Mein Zaroor Aana - 319 975
Top Billing - 309 432
Dishoom - 287 885
Magnum P.I. - 302 163
The Insider Sa (Repeat) - 286 213

e.tv:
Scandal - 5 104 684
Rhythm City - 4 043 534
Imbewu - 3 573 606
Mad Buddies - 3 174 330
Skyscraper (Mov) - 2 765 996
G.I Joe: Retaliation - 2 619 278
Spider-Man Homecoming - 2 330 355
Thor: Ragnarok - 2 453 243
Thor - 2 258 033
Thor: the Dark World - 2 233 282
Music - 1 883 266
The Secret Life of Pets - 1 815 563
Imbewu (Repeat) - 1 722 726
Little Big Shots Forever Young - 1 645 693
Checkpoint - 1 597 726 25.2
Durban Gen - 1 551 450
Rhythm City (Repeat) - 1 516 392
Scandal (Repeat) - 1 515 914
Steve Austin's Broken Skull Ranch Challenge - 1 470 704
Deur Dik En Dun - 1 408 619

DStv Adults & Under:
The Queen (Mzansi) - 1 469 577 & 1 814 690
Gomora (Mzansi) - 1 365 779 & 1 712 178
Idols SA (Mzansi) - 1 183 035 & 1 457 163
The Powerball Draw Quiz (Mzansi) -  1 114 239 & 1 387 953
You Promise to Marry Me (MOJA) - 1 044 489 & 1 356 133
Isibaya (Mzansi) - 959 262 & 1 155 417
Our Perfect Wedding (Wethu) - 957 753 & 1 184 624
The River (Mzansi) - 941 419 & 1 112 722
Uthando Nesthembu (Mzansi) - 829 368 & 1 061 218
Ehostela (Wethu) - 748 028 & 914 373
The Score (Mzansi) 743 071 & 901 807
Vula Vala (Mzansi) 663 785 & 838 098
Please Step In (Mzansi) - 631 462 & 746 007
Ingane Yam (Mzansi) 546 623 & 680 533
The Queen (Omnibus, Wethu) - 507 298 & 628 469
The Queen Movie (Wethu) - 505 846 & 636 319
Accused (Wethu) - 541 273 & 686 424
Izangoma Zodumo (Mzansi) - 532 172 & 693 305
Unmarried (Mzansi) - 510 882 & 648 842
The Queen (Repeat, Wethu) - 498 088 & 569 509
The Real Housewives of Johannesburg (Wethu) - 462 329 & 602 788
The Throne (Drama, Wethu) - 494 754 & 577 533
Isintu (Bioskop) - 444 766 & 564 007
Isibaya (Repeat, Wethu) - 470 450 & 518 350
Ulaka Lwabaphansi (Bioskop) - 433 233 & 536 330
Dloz'lami (Moja) -  458 058 & 508 459
Isithembiso (Wethu) - 452 262 & 537 621
Who's the Father (Bioskop) - 449 662 & 589 637
Umhlolokazi (Bioskop) - 416 253 & 520 338
Mamazala (Moja) - 447 043 & 499 193

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Thursday, 12 November 2020

Review On eMedia Investments Set Of Channels


The group’s main asset is a controlling stake in South African based media group eMedia Investments Proprietary Limited (eMedia Investments). eMedia Investments has a number of core assets in the television and radio broadcasting sector, with additional assets in the content, properties and facilities sectors.

Description of their channels:

e.tv, South Africa’s first and only free-to-air commercial television station. In short it's a free version of M-Net which has shown significant improvement with regards to their soapies storylines, selection of movies and prime time lineup.

eExtra, offers the best telenovelas from India, Latin America and around the world with a mixture of other programming. The channel is inclusive, diverse and brings a spark to their star studded lineup.

eMovies and eMovies Extra are the brands free-to-air movie channels. Both channels stand out on their own making it predictable and easy to navigate.

eReality is South Africa's first free-to-air reality channel and has got something for the whole family. The mom can enjoy the best of cooking with MasterChef, The dad can learn more about science with Mythbusters and the rest of the family can laugh out loud with Steve Harvey.

News&Sports, is the stable destination for sports coverage and news from around the globe. The channel keeps sports fans at the edge of their seat and uses magazine and talk shows to make up for the lack of news but what the heck, entertainment is also a forefront for news.

Rewind, as the name states leverages content already seen from the above stations. If you're nostalgic about chick flicks, sitcoms or local content this is your go to destination for all that.

eToonz describes itself as a fun portal for the little ones with a mixture of animation and live-action. The channel can be tiresome with its weekly lineup and put even the naughtiest adolescent out of their misery.

Tuesday, 27 October 2020

Upcoming Shows For Kids Networks In Africa

Now you'll see why critics say Disney Channel is dominating animation and part of them are speculation and the ones in brackets


are for streaming services.

Cartoon Network:
The ones in brackets moved to streaming and are uncertain at this point

- (Tiny Toons Looniversity)

- (Unicorn: Warriors Eternal)

- (Naked Mole Rat Gets Dressed)

- (Unlimited Squirrels)

- (Cat The Cat's Show The Show Show With You)
- Batwheels
- Elliott From Earth
- The Heroic Quest Of Prince Ivandoe
- We Baby Bears
- (Infinity Train)
- (The Fungies)
- (Tig N Seek)

Boomerang:
- Lucas The Spider
- The Mysteries Of Master Moley
- Agent Binky
- Mush-Mush And The Mushables
- The Misadventures Of Master Foley

Disney Channel:
Animation and live-action
- Pup Academy
- Hamster And Gretel
- Ghostforce
- School Hacks
- Bia
- Vikingskool
- Best Bugs Forever
- The Unstoppable Yellow Yeti
- The Secrets Of Sulphur Springs
- Disney Fam Jam
- Marvel's Moon Girl And Devil Dinosaur
- The Ghost And Molly McGee
- Go Away, Unicorn

Disney Junior:
- Mickey Mouse Funhouse
- Pikwik Pack
- The Chicken Squad
- Marvel's Spidey and His Amazing Friends
- Whisker Haven: Royal Hearts of Fun
- Dino Ranch

Nickelodeon:
Animation and live-action
- Rugrats
- Kamp Koral: SpongeBob's Under Years (miniseries)
- Best Bester
- Just Add Magic spinoff
- Middlemost Post
- Club 57
- The Smurfs
- Tyler Perry's Young Dylan
- Spyders
- (Pinky Malinky)
- Side Hustle
- Brendar The Barbarian
- (Glitch Techs)
- Untitled Garfield Show
- Cake My Day
- Star Trek: Prodigy
- Unleashed
- Man Of The House
- Meet The Voxels
- Adventure In Wonder Park
- The Astronauts
- Side Hustle
- Big Nate
- Real Pigeons Fight Crime
- The Patrick Star Show
- Untitled Simon Fuller And Ryan Tedder Musical Series

Nick Jr:
- Baby Shark's Big Show!
- Ricky Zoom
- The Beatbuds
- The Tiny Chef Show

CBeebies:
- Ragdoll Robot
- Monty & Co
- Boogie Beebies
- Andy's Aquatic Adventure
- Bot And The Beasties

PBS Kids in Africa:
- Let's Go Luna
- Ready Jet Go
- Hero Elementary
- Xavier Riddle And The Secret Museum
- Elinor Wonders Why
- Clifford The Big Red Dog
- Donkey Hodie
- Splash And Bubbles
- Nature Cat

eToonz (e.tv):
- Todd World
- Art Attack
- Harvey Street Kids
- The Adventures Of Rocky And Bullwinkle
- Inspector Gadget
- Talking Tom And Friends
- The Moe Show
- Treehouse Detectives
- Transformers Rescue Bots (and the sequel)
- Valt The Wonder Deer
- Fifi And The Flowertots
- Roary The Racing Car
- Miraculous: Tales Of Ladybug And Cat Noir
- Power Players
- Megaman: Fully Charged
- Space Ranger Roger
- Oswald
- Yoko! Jakamoko! Toto!
- Polly Pocket
- The Toy Book
- Angry Birds
- Kitty Is Not A Cat
- She-Ra And The Princesses Of Power
- Rubbadubbers
- Doozers
- Lego City Adventures
- Kung Fu Panda: The Paws Of Destiny
- 3Below: Tales of Arcadia
- Mighty Little Bheem

Da Vinci Kids:
- The Odd Squad

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Friday, 23 October 2020

Power Returns For A Fourth Season On e.tv


James "Ghost" St. Patrick (Omari Hardwick), a wealthy New York night club owner who has it all, catering to the city's elite and dreaming big, lives a double life as a drug kingpin.

In the fourth season premiere, having been arrested for the murder of Agent Knox, Ghost faces threats from multiple angles. The feds begin to build their case and Tasha scrambles to get bail. Tommy gets used to his new role and enlists help in recovering Tariq.

Season 4 airs Wednesdays at 22:00 from 4 November on e.tv

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Saturday, 10 October 2020

SABC, e.tv And DStv Ratings For The Month Of September


SABC 1:

Uzalo 8 941 556
Generations the Legacy Soap 7 501 221
Skeem Saam 6 728 015
Sgudi Snaysi 4 680 778
Xhosa News 4 449 139
Zulu News 4 204 420
Sgud'snaysi 3 993 416
Nyan Nyan Real 3 372 564
Live Amp 3 227 790
Family Secrets 3 175 493
Selimathunzi 3 167 525
Women Year 3 028 545
Moshidi`s Child 2 991 247
Throwback Thursday 2 866 948
Uzalo - Repeat 2 762 727
Soccer Build-up 2 684 518
Nedbank Cup Final:Bloemfontein Celtic Vs Spor 2 680 785
Skeem Saam - Repeat 2 669 535
Ngomusa 2 667 907
Grey Matter 2 593 860

SABC 2:
Muvhango 3 885 070
President Ramaphosa's Address to the Nat 2 267 624
Lithapo 1 677 056
7De Laan 1 605 770
Fokus 1 374 772
Vutha 1 279 776
Nuus News 3.51 1 262 813 11.5
Mokgonyana Mmatswale 1 215 544
Ses/Tsw/Sep News 1 192 756
Ngwanaka Ngwanaka O Kae 1 053 594
Muvhango - 1 028 429
Nllllgwanaka O Kae?  1 027 302
Lithapo - Repeat Dram 812 736
Touched by An Angel Dram 709 424
Venda/Tsonga News News 687 678
Skeem Saam - Repeat 686 196
Morning Live 672 423
Melody 666 403
Live Lotto Draw 645 323
Excuse Me for Living 626 908

SABC 3:
Absa Premiership Polokwane City vs Mamel 810 424
March of the Elephants 801 162
Dynasties: Making of 764 203
Blood River Crossing 749 398 Wildebeeste: Born to Run 707 602
The Great Dancer 534 875
The Abc`s Mountain Biking 515 649
Travis Pastrana 478 687
The Greatest Dancer 475 359
Knight Rider 453 661
The A-Team 442 069
Top Billing 421 813
Mela 403 223
Ama Knows Best 393 620
Music 384 595
Generations the Legacy - Repeat 373 974
My Super Ex-Girlfriend 368 151
News 365 957
Celebrated Love 345 859
Soccer Wrap Spor 337 063

e.tv:
e.tv Scandal 4 718 764
Rhythm City 3 890 600
Imbewu 3 688 674
Mechanic II 2 996 757
The Fate of the Furious Movi 2 821 913
Leon Schuster Schucks Tshabalala's Survi   2 805 694
Xxx Return of Xander Cage 2 729 983
The Boss Baby 2 253 548
The Mechanic 2 234 446
The Angry Birds Movie 1 864 411
Family Feud South Africa 1 748 439
The Emoji Movie 1 744 999
Just for Laughs Gags Filler 1 727 042
Imbewu - Repeat 1 600 733
e.tv Scandal - Repeat 1 456 505
Checkpoint 1 441 452
Rhythm City - Repeat 1 399 047
Spartan Race: Ultimate Team Challenge 1 282 568
Imbewu: Omnibus 1 282 729
Deur Dik En Dun 1 281 636

DStv:
Gomora (Mzansi) 1 145 095 & 1 515 452
The Queen (Mzansi) 1 108 051 & 1 429 055
The Powerball Draw (Mzansi) 938 456 & 1 158 581
Idols SA (Mzansi) 900 614 & 1 145 558
You Promise to Marry Me (Moja) 887 726 & 1 027 753
Our Perfect Wedding (Wethu) 840 146 & 1 113 641
The River (Mzansi) 784 497 & 969 593
Isibaya 726 847 & 926 714
Uthando Nesthembu 619 011 & 738 219
Losing Lerato 609 047 & 755 371
The Throne - Repeat 553 221 & 664 160
The Queen (Wethu) 552 571 & 727 635
The Queen - O (Wethu) 541 926 & 699 805
The Real Housewives of Johannesburg (Wethu) 536 826 & 675 042
Joko Ya Hao (Mzansi) 495 727 & 586 302
The Queen - Repeat (Wethu) Dram 483 760 & 582 227
Isibaya - Repeat (Wethu) 481 164 & 560 025
Loving Thokoza (Mzansi) 476 250 & 591 794
Ngithande (Bioskop) 447 834 & 540 972 One Night with My Ex SA (Wethu) 444 327 & 566 511
Ifour Room (Bioskop) 432 667 & 541 233 Housekeepers (Mzansi) 432 444 & 564 969
Please Step in (Mzansi) 430 519 & 553 948
A Mother's Gift (Bioskop) 423 967 & 506 801
Isithembiso (Wethu) 421 945 & 482 746
Unmarried (Mzansi) 410 326 & 521 770
Ngithande Wena (Bioskop) 407 682 & 489 538
Umapendane (Bioskop) 404 576 & 489 306
Mamazala (Moja) 403 069 & 520 189
Amagugu (Wethu) 402 338 & 424 567

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Friday, 2 October 2020

As Expected, e.tv Acquired Broadcasting Rights To 9-1-1


e.tv will be rolling out 9-1-1 in the coming weeks FOX production in the coming weeks called 9-1-1.

9-1-1 explores the high-pressure experiences of the first responders who are thrust into the most frightening, shocking and heart-stopping situations. The series follows the lives of Los Angeles first responders: police officers, paramedics, firefighters, and dispatchers.

NAACP Image Awards winner Angela Bassett stars in this action series produced by Ryan Murphy who also worked on other FOX properties such as Glee and American Horror Story.

The series made its debut on FOX in 2018 followed by M-Net and M-Net City in that current year. It managed to get over 3 seasons with a fourth one on the way alongside a spinoff called 9-1-1: Lone Star.

The first season starts Wednesday 14 October at 20:30 on e.tv

Wednesday, 19 August 2020

Pokemon Journeys Finally Makes Its Way To e.tv

Pokemon: Sun And Moon ended sometime in June or July on e.tv instead of airing Pokemon Journey they repeated Pokemon: Sun and Moon since production of anime had been halted in Japan and the US at the time.
Now Pokemon Journey will make its way to e.tv before they can even finish airing the repeat of Sun and Moon.

Pokemon Journey, features "double protagonists" Ash Ketchum and Goh, along with their partners Pikachu and Raboot. Ash and Goh travel around the world, specifically all regions that have appeared in the core series (from Kanto to Galar), and meet Pokémon from each region while pursuing their respective goals. Ash continues his pursuit of becoming a Pokémon Master by entering the World Coronation Series, with the hopes of one day having an official match with the reigning Monarch, Leon.

As with the previous three series of the anime, this series introduces a new art style. For instance, Ash's eyes (both the irises and the overall eyes) are drawn larger, and Team Rocket members' eyes are drawn sharper than in Pokémon the Series: Sun & Moon.

The series starts 1st of September at 15:55 on e.tv

Tuesday, 14 July 2020

Rainbow's 44 Cats And DreamWorks' Noddy, Toyland Detective Debut On e.tv And eToonz Respectively

eMedia Investments will begin to air two more kids shows across their channels to bolster the kiddies' lineup, 44 Cats and Noddy, Toyland Detective.

44 Cats (44 Gatti) is produced by Rainbow S.r.l., 4 Cats get taken in by Granny Pina and form a band and meet 40 other cats. It's currently on its second season in Italy with more markets to set to follow. The series can also be found on the Nickelodeon channels through DStv.

Other productions from Rainbow S.r.l. include Winx Club (Nickelodeon, eToonz), Regal Academy (Nicktoons, e.tv), Mia and Me (eToonz), and Poppixie (Nickelodeon).

Noddy, Toyland Detective is produced by DreamWorks Animation, the titular character turns detective. Accompanied by his dog Bumpy and car Revs, Noddy travels to the four corners of Toyland to investigate mysteries. Big Ears and Clockwork Mouse appear alongside new toys Deltoid, Smartysaurus and Pat-Pat the Panda.

Other productions from DreamWorks Animation include Kung Fu Panda: Legends of Awesomeness (Nickelodeon), Dawn of the Croods (eToonz), The Adventures Of Puss In Boots (eToonz) and The Epic Tales Of Captain Underpants (e.tv).

Both series consists of 11 minute episodes with only 1 airing for 30 minutes. Both shows are catered to an even smaller audience aka preschoolers.

44 Cats airs at 15:00 on e.tv from Wednesday 15 July

Noddy, Toyland Detective airs at 14:00 on eToonz from Monday 27 July

e.tv Acquired Broadcasting Rights To Elif

South Africa's first and only privately owned free-to-air television station e.tv acquired broadcasting rights to another Turkish telenovela called Elif.

Elif, a pretty and kind 6-year-old girl, is in danger of being sold to pay the gambling debts of her stepfather, Veysel Şimşek. Her mother Melek escapes, but finds out that she is very sick. She leaves Elif in the protection of her best friend, Ayşe Doğan, a maid in a wealthy family's household. Ayşe tries to get permission from the Emiroğlu family to raise Elif in the mansion. However, she is holding a well-hidden secret: Elif is the biological child of Kenan, the beloved eldest son of the wealthy family. Kenan is unaware that Elif is his child from a past love his family forced him to leave. He is now married to Arzu Karapınar. They have a daughter, Tuğçe Emiroğlu, who is a very spoiled girl known for her bad temper. Elif is forced to live at the luxurious estate, away from her beloved mother, and unaware of her proximity to her biological father.

Mrs Petite Universe's Zinnia Rose Petersen will be the voice-over artist for the character, Tugçe Emiroglu. The Turkish telenovela series will be dubbed in Afrikaans. The production which has 5 seasons and over 800 episodes at the moment.

The series will be broadcast on e.tv and eExtra, which is on OpenView, DStv and StarSat later this year.

Zinnia, 9, said it felt "absolutely wonderful" to be in Elif."This is by far one of the biggest and happiest moments. I'm hoping to gain loads of experience and skills to help me into my acting career," she said.

The Grade 4 Pupil will also be at Somerset House will also take part in Van Adamse season two, where she plays Emily. She is also an ambassador for three organisations - Angels United Helping Hands, Spirit Of Hope and Faith - and a motivational speaker with a focus on children.

Thursday, 2 July 2020

Animal Kingdom Coming Soon To e.tv

Animal Kingdom is an American drama television series developed by Jonathan Lisco. It is based on the 2010 Australian film of the same name by David Michôd, who is executive producer for the series, alongside Liz Watts who also produced the movie.

The series features a 17-year-old boy, who, after the death of his mother, moves in with his estranged relatives, the Codys, a criminal family clan governed by matriarch Smurf. Ellen Barkin portrayed the leading role of Janine "Smurf" Cody in the first four seasons, played by Jacki Weaver in the 2010 film.

Animal Kingdom is currently in its fourth season which can be seen on M-Net and M-Net City which can be found through MultiChoice's DStv platform. The series was renewed for a fifth season on July 2019 on TNT.

Season 1 airs Monday 12 July at 22:00 on e.tv