Free-to-air television station e.tv has put a hold on the production of it’s soapies. This is due to the national lockdown that is set to start at midnight on 26 March. The Managing Director for e.tv Marlon Davis released a statement on the matter.
“All production companies who work on our daily dramas/soaps will not be filming during the national lockdown. However, the shows will continue on-air during this time. e.tv will continue to deliver news and entertainment programming during the nationwide lockdown,” he said.
#LockdownSA evenings mean that now you’ll have the leisure of following your favourite series and documentaries.— e.tv South Africa (@etv) March 25, 2020
Catch the thrilling documentary about the disappearance of Crystal Rogers on #eReality, #Openview channel 108. https://t.co/hJsiIzyv8L pic.twitter.com/luKKncDZ9E
The channel’s soapies include Rhythm City, Scandal! and Imbewu: The Seed. These shows will continue airing daily as they are already pre-recorded.There are also a number of documentaries added to keep viewers entertained during the lockdown.