Tuesday, January 24, 2023

eMedia's Openview adds Power-UP! as content repeat channel to try combat South Africa's crippling Eskom electricity blackouts.

by Thinus Ferreira

eMedia's Openview free-to-air satellite TV service has added a Power-UP! pop-up channel to Openview's channel line-up with Power-UP! which is designed as a second windowing opportunity to repeat content for South African viewers who miss shows due to the country's crippling electricity blackouts because of Eskom.

Power-UP! started on Openview on Monday on channel 114. It's now clear for how long Power-UP! will remain available as a temporary channel with eMedia which didn't specify an end date. Power-UP! will run for 18 hours daily with a repeat of local e.tv content like prime time drama series and soaps.

Power-UP! runs from 06:00 until midnight for 7 days a week with e.tv shows like Durban Gen, House of Zwide, Scandal! and Imbewu which repeat from Mondays to Fridays with 2-hour loops. The Black Door will repeat on weekends from 23:00.

Power-UP! will also carry omnibus repeats of the Afrikaans telenovela series #DisComplicated, Daai Crazy Somer and Die Vertroueling on weekends on Saturdays and Sundays.