Days Of Our Lives moving to etv

Long-running super-soapie Days of our Lives finds a new South African home on and eHD from Monday 4 September at 5:30PM.

Soap opera phenomenon Days of our Lives will bring a history of over 50 years of mystery, intrigue and drama to and eHD viewers when it finds a new home on the channels from 4 September.

The show has entertained audiences around the world since 1965, chronicling the antics of the residents of the fictitious town of Salem. ‘Days’, as it's affectionately known, tells the story of 3 main families: the Bradys, the Hortons and the DiMeras. The multi-layered storylines involve everything that has defined the soap opera genre - romance, adventure, mystery, comedy and drama.

“We continue to add world-class entertainment to the lineup, and by adding a multi award-winning show like Days of our Lives, we not only give our current viewers a daily dose of quality drama, but we also give the die-hard fans of the show a new home to get their fix of ‘Days,” says Managing Director for, Marlon Davids.

"Like sands through the hourglass, so are the days of our lives." For half of a century, those words have introduced and underscored one of daytime drama's rare mainstays. NBC's Days of our Lives, which turned 51 in November 2016, first premiered as a half-hour drama in 1965 and expanded to an hour 10 years later.

The show has garnered 43 Daytime Emmy Awards, including 2015's Outstanding Daytime Drama, and 298 nominations, as well as multiple People's Choice Awards, GLAAD Media Awards and Prism Awards. The show airs nationally on NBC in the United States and several countries internationally. 

The show's success derives from its consistent commitment to excellence in writing and storytelling - supported by a diverse ensemble of performers - and its uncanny knack for anticipating viewer interests. With its mix of classic genre traditions and ground-breaking narratives reflecting modern life, Days of our Lives remains a perennial favourite among viewers of all ages.

Days of our Lives is produced by Corday Productions Inc. in association with Sony Pictures Television.  Ken Corday is the executive producer with co-executive producers Greg Meng and Albert Alarr. Ron Carlivati is the head writer. Days of our Lives airs nationally on NBC in the United States and in several countries internationally.

Days of our Lives comes to and eHD on OpenView HD (Channel 104). Also available on DStv (Channel 194) from 4 September. Viewers can look forward to an omnibus every Sunday on eExtra – OpenView HD channel 105.

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