e.tv adds 2 hour Afrikaans content block on eExtra

2018-10-01 13:29
 
Nuusdag Om 8 anchors: Lorna Greyling, Suzaan Steyn

Cape Town – e.tv is rolling out more Afrikaans content from Monday, 1 October in a two-hour programming block between 19:00 and 21:00 on the eExtra channel. 

The latest offering includes a news bulletin and a Turkish telenovela dubbed into Afrikaans.

This comes just before the launch of e.tv's new free-to-air 24-hour TV news channel OpenNews on 1 November.

The entertainment will kick off at 19:00 on eExtra (Openview 105/ DStv 195/ StarSat 489) with the hour long Gebroke Harte, a Turkish telenovela dubbed into Afrikaans. 

The show centres on two women, Gülseren and Dilara, who had their babies accidentally switched at birth. Gülseren lives with her "daughter" Hazal, and Dilara lives with her "daughter" Cansu – and then their paths cross again.

WATCH THE TRAILER HERE:

The telenovela will be followed at 20:00 by an Afrikaans half hour TV news bulletin, Nuusdag om 8. 

The veteran broadcaster and sports journalist Echbert Boezak has been appointed as Nuusdag news editor and will also do sports reporting.

Nuusdag om 8 will be anchored by Rozanne McKenzie previously from kykNET's KwêlaFlits! and Nasie in Gesprek, along with the former SABC2 Afrikaans TV news anchor Suzaan Steyn, and the former Pasella presenter Charlene Lackay.

The actress and Mrs Africa Hemisphere, Lorna Greyling will be the weather presenter.

Nuusdag om 8 will be followed by a companion show at 20:30 in the form of a new half-hour Afrikaans current affairs show, Nuusdag Perspektief. The show will interview newsmakers and discuss big news stories and issues.

HERE'S A FIRST LOOK AT NUUSDAG OM 8:

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