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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For starters, the outdated episodes of Scandal, soon-to-be-cancelled Rhythm City and cancelled soapie Backstage aren't part of the lineup.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 √Āngela (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

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

Read Also:
- December 2020 on Nick Jr
- November 2020 on Cartoon Network and Boomerang
- November 2020 on Disney Channel
- November 2020 on Disney Junior
- eToonz needs more variety

Tuesday, 20 October 2020

Perhaps A Shift In Programming Is What eToonz Needs To Dominate The Market


eMedia Investments set of channels have been dominating South Africa since their arrival on MultiChoice's DStv with a few exceptions such as Rewind. Then you have those that go unnoticed like eToonz.

eToonz, eMedia Investment's only kids channel has been around for seven years during that time the channel became home to past e.tv programs such as Cool Catz (R.I.P.) and Pokemon while presenting it's unique lineup.

This channel is more about quantity even after the changes made to the brand over the years you have some great shows like Dinotrux, Thomas and Friends, and Hanazuki: Full Of Treasures then there's shows that make you want to change the channel like Ronaldo Locomotive, Bo On The Go and Spirit Riding Free.

One things for certain these type of shows will remain part of their package what they could do is add some more live-action series perhaps even get some factual and educational shows such as Top Chef Jr, Little Big Shots, Cyberchase, Xploration DIY SCI, Knight Squad and Mech X4.

Perhaps these shows could give e.tv and eToonz some recognition and not let them feel like a pushover. eMedia Investments is dominating in every other genre except kids entertainment. This could be what's missing from the lineup but then again the animation is not as bad as it used to be at some point.

Friday, 24 July 2020

eToonz Is Set To Add A New Documentary/Lifestyle Series, Kids Flix

eMedia Investments acquired broadcasting rights to Kids Flix which is the first ever documentary/lifestyle kids show on the channel.

‘Kids Flix’, a fun and fast-paced TV series for children showing the newest and coolest kids movies, tests your knowledge with hilarious trivia and go behind the scenes to meet your favorite movie characters including stop-motion or animated films works and visits to a real movie set.

In short this is a kids version of Hollywood On Set (Studio Universal and eMovies) and A-List Lifestyle (e.tv).

Kids Flix airs from the 3rd of August at 06:00 on eToonz with repeats slated on Thursdays at 14:30

eToonz is available on OpenView channel 130 and DStv channel 311

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

Wednesday, 13 May 2020

Boss Baby: Back In Business Coming Soon To e.tv

eMedia Investments is set to dish out another DreamWorks Animation series called Boss Baby: Back In Business on the main channel which comes after its recent addition The Epic Tales Of Captain Underpants. Both of them are based on a movie from DreamWorks Animation.

Boss Baby: Back In Business takes place after the film, the first series follows Boss Baby and his big brother Tim, as they navigate around the world of Baby Corp while dealing with a new cute threat that involves battling cats. So far Eric Bell Jr. is the only person from the film to reprise his role.

The series made its debut on Netflix back in 2018 through an agreement between Netflix and DreamWorks Animation. So far the series managed to span 3 seasons like The Epic Tales Of Captain Underpants.

The series airs Tuesdays at 15:30 from 26 May on e.tv

Friday, 1 May 2020

The Epic Tales Of Captain Underpants Makes It's Way To e.tv

e.tv is set to introduce another DreamWorks original on the main channel.  It will join other DreamWorks' Animation seen on the channel such as Home: The Adventures of Tip and Oh (Home), Dawn Of The Croods (The Croods), The Adventures of Puss In Boots (Shrek) just to name a few.

Best friends George and Harold scheme together a number of pranks at school involving their principal, whose alter ego is a superhero they created called Captain Underpants.

The series is based on the 2017 film Captain Underpants without any of the original cast from the film which ran for 3 seasons so far.
The Epic Tales Of Captain Underpants airs at 15:55 from Thursday 7 May on e.tv with no repeats scheduled for another foreseeable future.

Thursday, 14 March 2019

Coming Later In March 2019 On eToonz

Barbie: Dreamtopia
Monday 25 March At 16:00
Barbie and her little sister Chelsea travel through the whimsical worlds of Dreamtopia. Through the eyes of Chelsea's imagination, viewers explore delicious and delightful worlds and meet colorful characters who live there.

Fantasy Patrol
Premieres Monday 25 March At 16:25
The animated series presents the incredible and exciting adventures of four young sorceresses: Helena, Valery, Mary and Snowy. The three friends come to Fableton to visit a fairytale park, where they meet a local girl, Helena. Overcoming challenges and differences, the girls become great friends. They become a team dedicated to controlling the forces of fantasy and keeping the peace.
Available on Openview 130 and DStv 311 (South Africa only)