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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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- e.tv primetime viewing
- Four new telenovelas coming soon to eExtra
- e.tv acquired broadcasting rights to Erkenci Kus
- OpenView is planning to launch a streaming service
- Rhythm City last episode airs this July
- Review on e.tv channels
- Review on SABC

Wednesday, 6 January 2021

eExtra Welcomes Four New Telenovelas This January


The new year has brought a lot of changes towards Rewind that inflated it's lineup with telenovelas which left some viewers are a tad unsatisfied that they got another eExtra onboard but let me let me spoil your day even further.

Apparently, eExtra has four telenovelas lined up for viewers which come from America (Mi Corazon Insiste En Lola Volcan), Turkey (As Die Skoen Pas) and the last minute entries India (Siddhi Vinayak) and KOREA (Ice Adonis).

I dwelled on the first two last year so I'll give a brief description on the other two:

Ice Adonis is a mystery drama which follows stories and triangles revolving around the revenge of a woman who lost everything including her family and her one true love. The series is produced by tvN which is a long awaited channel launching on DStv.

Siddhi Vinayak is a romantic drama which follows a misunderstanding between the titular characters who unite after 14 years and get themselves in a hurdle of drama. The series was produced by &TV.

Catch new episodes of Ice Adonis weekdays at 14:05 with Siddhi Vinayak at 16:45 from Monday 18 January.

Now eExtra has a total of 8 fresh telenovelas making it the channel with the most telenovelas.

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e.tv primetime lineup

- Is Star Life getting a rebrand?

Thursday, 31 December 2020

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:

- OpenView's upcoming streaming service

New Turkish telenovela coming in January on eExtra
New Telemundo telenovela coming in January on eExtra
Review on e.tv channels
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.

Read Also:
- New Turkish telenovela coming in January on eExtra
- New Telemundo telenovela coming in January on eExtra
- Review on e.tv channels
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

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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- Mi Corazon Insiste En Lola aka My Heart Beats For Lola coming soon to eExtra

Thursday, 10 December 2020

Mi Corazon Insiste En Lola Volcan Makes Its Comeback On The New Year On Another Station


The series graced Africa's screens when Telemundo made its successful debut in the market back in 2013 alongside Aurora, Behind Closed Doors, Precious Rose and the late bloomer The Del Monte Dynasty.

The love Lola and Andres have for one another knows no boundaries. Hopeful with the idea of loving each other for eternity, they decide to elope to Las Vegas, confronting Andres’ family, who has always opposed their relationship. Little did they know that their decisions would bring about the greatest misfortune of their lives. Lola, in an act of rebellion against her aunt Chabela and her mother Soledad, who also oppose their love, escapes one night and gets a salamander tattooed on her back. The tattoo is a symbol of her love for Andres, who has called her “my salamander” since they met. Marcelo Santacruz, Andres’ father, puts him back in the military school from which he escaped, making sure that this time Andres is watched extra closely. As if this was not enough, Marcelo also schemes to lock Lola in jail – where she will remain for more than five years.

During this time of imprisonment, Lola will learn to survive through her spiritual strength, a strength she learned since childhood from her aunt Chabela. She will keep her hope to reunite with Andres alive, not knowing that destiny has other plans for her.

Once out of jail, Lola will confront a series of misfortunes that will change her whole existence. Her aunt Chabela dies and her mother suffers with severe depression and needs to be admitted into a psychiatric hospital. Andres, her only remaining life support, is about to marry Debora, his eternal admirer, who hates Lola since they were little girls. Desperate, feeling deceived and without means, Lola decides to accept a marriage proposal from a family acquaintance who acts as her protector. Andres will insist on winning Lola over once again, but it will seem that this couple will never be able to make it so their paths unite… nor fully separate. Out of spite, Lola rejects Andres and marries four times, although none of her husbands will be suitable or lasting, since all will die unexpectedly, not long after saying “I do.”

Lola considers Andres her best friend, her first love, and the only man she’s given everything to, but her pride and determination to not depend on others push her to fight against what her heart really wants, causing this love to appear nearly impossible.

Follow the journey of My Heart Beats For Lola weekdays at 23:00 from Monday 11 January on eExtra

Yes, it will return to Telemundo Africa

eExtra is available on OpenView, DStv and Starsat

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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

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.

Saturday, 17 October 2020

Three New Telenovelas Coming In November 2020 On eExtra

eExtra has been the home of telenovelas and for a year overindulge their viewers with these popular stories. Now the channel will be introducing two new telenovelas to strengthen the lineup, Bepannah, Piya Naam Ka Diya and Begeertes.

Bepannah follows the lives of Aditya Hooda and Zoya Siddiqui brought together by fate through their spouses' betrayal. Aditya and Zoya's spouses Pooja Mathur and Yash Arora are found dead together in a road accident. They discover that the two were having an affair and are left shocked. Aditya channels his grief into anger while Zoya goes into denial. They receive divorce papers from Pooja and Yash that reach them late. Unable to run from the truth anymore, Zoya attempts suicide but is saved by Aditya. The show aired on Colors TV back in 2018.
Starring: Harshad Chopda and Jennifer Winget

Piya Naam Ka Diya follows the life of hardworking and kind, Naila runs her own sewing workshop. She shares her home with her brother and her sister-in-law. Her sister-in-law’s brother Babar’s frequent visits to their house lead to him developing a special interest in Naila. Before anything can happen between them, Naila. The show aired on Geo TV last year.
Starring: Saniya Shamshad and Yashma Gill

Begeertes (Siyah Beyaz Aşk) tells the story of Asli, an uptight and kind-hearted doctor who is an orphan living in Istanbul with her police brother, and gets entangled in a kind-of-mafia situation. In order to live, she has to marry the lead enforcer of that mafia, named Ferhat, a cold-blooded killer with a wounded past. What happens when the woman who saves lives is captured by the man who takes them?(no details on whether it's also dubbed in Afrikaans)

Starring İbrahim Çelikkol and Birce Akalay

These shows will join eMedia Investments November lineup of telenovelas including Deur Dun En Dik, Elif, Qubool Hai 3, Morena and Naagin 2.

Bepannah airs Monday 9 November at 16:00 replacing Maid in Manhattan while Piya Naam Ka Diya airs at 17:45 and will take up Madhubala's place on the channel with Begeertes taking up Vierspel Vuurspel's 20:55 timeslot from Monday 23 November.

eExtra is available on OpenView channel 105, DStv channel 195 and Starsat channel 488

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Friday, 2 October 2020

Naagin Season 2 Coming Soon On eExtra


Colors TV's Naagin returns for a second season on its new home, eExtra. The show also aired on eBella before it got discontinued and reruns surfaced on eExtra for the time being.

It took eMedia Investments 2 years to bring the second season of Naagin and Qubool Hai but what's important is that they've both got release dates. eExtra is currently available on OpenView, DStv and Starsat while eBella wasn't available on Starsat which would have caused quite a riot if these shows didn't get reruns to get them up-to-date.

In the second season of Naagin which takes place three months after the first season, Shivanya delivers her daughter, Shivangi (Mouni Roy, also played her mom) in the third month of her pregnancy which shocks the doctors. Yamini (Sudha Chandran) gets resurrected and they'll also be a 24 year leap revolving around Shivangi. She'll be seeking justice for her mother's death.

Since the second season debut in , Naagin managed to walk away with 4 awards including Best Actress, Face of the Year and BIG Zee Most Entertaining TV Show (Fiction) and Actor.

The series airs Thursday 15 October at 15:30 on eExtra

The channel is available on OpenView channel 105, DStv channel 195 and Starsat channel 489.

Wednesday, 30 September 2020

Qubool Hai Season 2 Or 3 Coming In October 2020 On eExtra


The first season of Qubool Hai aired on eBella back in 2018 before it was discontinued with reruns making their way onto e.tv and eExtra meaning viewers had to wait 2 years for another season to arrive.

eExtra has been airing reruns occasionally so that viewers don't lose track of the show but the wait was very long the important thing is that the second season finally has an air date.

Season 2 takes place 20 years after the first season where fans witnessed the deaths of Zoya Farooqui-Ahmed Khan (Surbhi Jyoti) and Asad Ahmed Khan (Raqesh Bapat). This season revolves around one of their daughters named Sanam (Surbhi Jyoti) who lives in Punjab with her aunt and deaf cousin running a business but faces opposition from from a business tycoon Aahil Raza Ibrahim (Karanvir Bohra) and also encounters her sister Seher who was raised to con people.

The second season airs weekdays at 15:10 from Monday 12 October on eExtra

Notice: Season 3 is likely to follow after the second season or they're likely to play season 3

eExtra is available on OpenView channel 105, DStv channel 195 and Starsat channel 489

Friday, 28 August 2020

Elif Is Coming This September To eExtra

Sometime this year, I did share the news about this new Turkish telenovela, Elif. At the time they stated the show would be air on e.tv and eExtra but that has changed as it will only air on eExtra for now.

The pandemic has shifted plans for several companies over the years. There's plenty of content to air on e.tv but since then they've been surfacing on their sister channels and yes including 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.

As all other upcoming shows this one will also be dubbed in Afrikaans and join shows like Doodsondes, Deur Dik En Dun and Vuurspel Vierspel.

The series starts on Monday 14 September at 18:15 on eExtra

eExtra is available on OpenView channel 105, Starsat channel 489 and DStv channel 195

Friday, 31 July 2020

The Book Of Negroes Coming Soon To eExtra

The Book of Negroes is a 2015 miniseries based on the 2007 novel of the same name by Canadian writer Lawrence Hill.The book was inspired by the British freeing and evacuation of former slaves, known as Black Loyalists, who had left rebel masters during the American Revolutionary War. The British transported some 3,000 Black Loyalists to Nova Scotia for resettlement, documenting their names in what was called the Book of Negroes.

The series follows the life of a woman named Aminata Diallo who got kidnapped in Africa and subsequently enslaved in South Carolina where she must navigate a revolution in New York, isolation in Nova Scotia, and the treacherous jungles of Sierra Leone, in an attempt to secure her freedom in the eighteenth century.

Aunjanue Ellis and Lyriq Bent take up the roles of Aminata Diallo and Chekura who are also a lead couple.

The series made its debut on CBC in Canada and BET in the United States and Africa back in 2015. Since the series debut, the show managed to walk away with 16 awards within a span of two years with 5 of them being from 2015.

Catch The Book Of Negroes weekdays at 21:50 from Monday 10 August on eExtra
eExtra is available on OpenView channel 105, DStv channel 195 and Starsat channel 489

Tuesday, 14 July 2020

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

Gebroke Harte Season 3 Coming In July To eExtra

Gebroke Harte (Paramparça) produced by Endemol Shine Turkey is set to return for a third and final season on the Kuiertyd block through eExtra.

The final season shows the different lives of the characters, Cihan is seen embarking, and exhausted with flashbacks of his earlier events, Dilara marries Harun and both live with their child, Alas, in Cihan's home, siblings Hazal and Ozan become business partners, and Cansu prematurely marries Deniz and expects a baby, However she loses her baby because of her Parkinson's disease.

Gebroke Harte Season 3 replaces Doodsondes at 19:00 from Monday 20 July. eExtra is available on OpenView channel 105, DStv channel 195 and StarSat channel 489.

Friday, 5 June 2020

Die Deur Dik En Dun Coming In July 2020 To eExtra

A month after e.tv signed a deal with Global Agency for the new Turkish telenovela Istanbullu Gelin, the show is expected to make its debut on eExtra.

Die Deur Dik En Dun, the series follows the passionate love between a wealthy businessman and a poor singer struggles to survive in a battle against deep-rooted family traditions which prize power over romance.

The series is also dubbed in Afrikaans alongside the latest addition Vierspel Vuurspel bringing eMedia brand to a total of 5 Afrikaans Turkish shows on air with 3 of them being exclusive series.

The series was produced back in 2017 so even though it's new to the platform it's not a first run series. The first season will run an hour consisting of 51 episodes with the second being 129 episodes and third being 121 episodes.

Die Deur Dik En Dun airs 6 July at 19:00 on eExtra replacing Doodsonders.

Friday, 15 May 2020

Vierspel Vuurspel Finally Makes It's Way To eExtra From June After Having To Pull It Out Of The Schedule Due To The Lockdown In South Africa Over Coronavirus Pandemic

Turkish lovers are in for a treat after having removed the show from the schedule due to the lockdown in South Africa over Coronavirus pandemic. Vierspel Vuurspel finally makes its way to eExtra after a month.

Vierspel Vuurspel (Içerde) a 2016 Turkish drama series dubbed in Afrikaans tells a story of two brothers torn from each other. Now on the opposite sides of the law, two brothers are placed against each other, unaware of their brotherhood.

Turkish telenovelas have proven to do well on eExtra after drawing up more than 400000 viewers on the channel through its Kuiertyd block. These Afrikaans dubbed Turkish shows experiment has been added to e.tv and has proven to do well amongst these channels viewers.

Not long ago e.tv acquired broadcasting rights to the Turkish series Evermore from Global Agency. No details were given on where the show will air, whether it will it be dubbed or how long viewers have to wait to see it.

Vierspel Vuurspel replaces Die Vreemdeling on June 15 at 20:55 on eExtra which is available on OpenView channel 105, DStv channel 195 and StarSat channel 489. There's no details on whether Die Vreemdeling will entirely be removed from the schedule or whether it will move to another channel or different timeslot.

Friday, 17 April 2020

Coronavirus: Vierspel Vuurspel's Fate On eExtra

As some of you already know eExtra was set to introduce the Afrikaans dubbed Turkish series Vierspel Vuurspel (Içerde) on 6 April at 20:55 during Walker Texas Ranger instead viewers got reruns of another Afrikaans dubbed Turkish series Die Vreemdeling a series that ended on e.tv back in December.

e.tv remained silent on the fate on the fate of the series but according to one of the crew members, the reason for the sudden removal had to do with the lockdown that is currently implemented in South Africa due to the Coronavirus Pandemic.

The crew had to shutdown work on the series temporarily as they wouldn't be able to keep up with the broadcast of the show in Afrikaans.

With that in mind the crew are still looking into airing the show later in the year probably after Die Vreemdeling or move to e.tv during Bittersoet and depending on the Impact of Covid-19.

If you think eExtra is the only one think again other channels affected by Covid-19 include Zee World, Glow and Star Life since India is also on lockdown along with several channels currently seen on DStv, OpenView and StarSat.

eExtra is available on OpenView channel 105, DStv channel 195 and StarSat channel 489.

Tuesday, 17 March 2020

Morena's Fate Has Finally Been Revealed For eExtra

It seems like Morena is not having any luck on eMedia Investments. The series was originally slated to air February 2018 on the now defunct eBella channel on OpenView.

After the channel's demise all the remaining programming moved to eExtra which therefore became a 24/7 channel again carrying the channel's burden. In the press release provided by eMedia Investments regarding eExtra transition they mentioned a couple of old and new telenovelas set to air on eExtra with no mention of Morena.

Several viewers asked back in 2018 when the series will eventually air or if they plan to air it but e.tv remained silent as 2 years pass viewers already moved on and accepted the harsh reality out of nowhere Morena resurfaces this time on eExtra morning schedule in March and several sites including e.tv advertised the series out of nowhere the series was removed, eExtra adjusted it's timeslots and viewers were left with a lot of questions.

Even though e.tv didn't give any public statement. According to sources, Morena was removed due to age restrictions and deemed too dirty for the morning kind of like what Telemundo has with its super series and the series is set to air at 11pm from 7 May after I Forgot I Loved You.

With all this mismanagement with info it's safe to say e.tv plans ahead but sometimes fails to deliver at the last minute. If you want more details about this telenovela just click here [Morena]

Sunday, 15 March 2020

A Bunch Of Turkish Telenovelas Are Rumored To Debut In Future On e.tv Or eExtra

eExtra, supplied by eMedia Investments which can be found on OpenView channel 105, DStv channel 195 and Starsat channel 489 is set to introduce a new telenovela later in April titled Vierspel Vuurspel.

Along the way a bunch of leaked info on rumoured upcoming telenovelas surfaced from a mysterious source. The programs rumoured to air soon include Herçai, Sen Anlat Karadeniz, Sefirin Kizi, Gulperi, Canevim and Muzice Doktor.

Here's a short summary about each telenovela:
- Hercai, Miran is seeking revenge for his parents he plans to marry the daughter (Reyyan) of the family who were responsible for the death of his parents. Unexpectedly he falls in love with Reyyan,will this change his plans?
- Sen Anlat Karadeniz, is about a man born and raised in the Black Sea Region, Tahir is ready to give his life for any person treated unjustly. Tahir sacrifices himself to save Nefes and her son. While doing so, he faces many challenges including exposing himself and his family to the threat of Nefes' now ex-husband, who was also known as her abuser, Vedat, as well as the rejection of his family and his country to Nefes; as protecting a married woman is considered "against traditions".
- Sefirin Kizi, follows the life of Sancar, the son of a gariban rider, is loved by Nare, the daughter of an ambassador who came to Bodrum when he was a child. These two opposite children love each other very much and fight for their love for years. Eventually the girl escapes from the boy, but the night Nare disappears suddenly. No one will see her again.
- Gülperi, tells the story of a mother who struggles to regain her children without losing hope.
- Canevim, tells the story of love of a poor orphan man named Maraz Ömer and a poor woman named Ceylan. Two young people who plan marriage plans to work and earn money; Ömer works at the construction site in Kars. Ceylan earns money by cleaning. Ceylan is abused by Taylan, a rich and spoiled young man.
- Muzice Doktor, A distinguished surgical unit turns upside down when a strange new resident joins the team. Ali has savant syndrome, making it hard for him to communicate with other people, even though he is a phenomenal doctor. The other doctors can't stand him at first, but his sincerity and dedication win them over. In this hospital, Ali finds the family he's always longed for.

Vierspel Vuurspel Coming In April To eExtra

Vierspel Vuurspel (Içerde) a 2016 Turkish drama series dubbed in Afrikaans tells a story of two brothers torn from each other. Now on the opposite sides of the law, two brothers are placed against each other, unaware of their brotherhood.

Çağatay Ulusoy and Umut Yılmaz take on the lead roles as Sarp and Umut Yılmaz if you've watched Close Enemies (Intimo Enemigo) on Telemundo then yes you got the idea of what the show is about except the show has a conclusion.

The series has 139 episodes each of them are 120 minutes long. After the successful launch of the series South Africa joins Georgia, Korea, Greece, Romania, Iran, Iraq, Albania, Pakistan, Chile, Colombia, Bulgaria, Malaysia and Ethiopia.

Don't miss this Action drama Monday 6 April at 8:55 pm On eExtra (OpenView 105/DStv 195/Starsat 489)