Maisha Magic East…where to from here?

09 April 2020
We recently caught up with Channel Head Margaret Mathore.
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Viewers have enjoyed the best in authentic local storytelling for over half a decade and through the last couple of weeks we have witnessed a balance in excitement and concern over the future of Maisha Magic East post the launch of Maisha Magic Plus, a new channel within the Maisha Magic stable.

We caught up with Margaret Mathore, Channel Head of both channels to seek clarity on the status of Maisha Magic East. “Maisha Magic East will remain as is on DStv Channel 158 for Access and Family subscribers, whilst Maisha Magic Plus will be made accessible to Compact, Compact Plus as well as Premium Subscribers”, Mathore further mentioned that Maisha Magic East viewers can expect the same programming as communicated on various platforms and consequently encourages viewers not to confuse the schedules with the new channel.

Are you an Access or Family Bouquet Customers?

You can continue to catch the jam-packed programming that you have grown to love throughout the years and that have become part of our daily lives. This includes:


  • Hullaballoo (Friday’s at 8.00 pm)
  • Nyanya Rukia (Monday’s at 7.30 pm)
  • Anda Kava (Tuesday at 7.30 pm)


  • Njoro Wa Uba (Friday’s at 7.30 pm
  • Varshita (Season launch in October 2020)
  • Monica (Wednesday’s at 7.30 pm)
  • Tehanani (Monday to Friday’s at 9.00 pm)


  • Selina (Monday to Friday at 8.30 pm)
  • Pete (Monday- Wednesday at 8.00 pm)


  • OPW (Thursday’s at 7.30 pm)
  • Maisha Mkanda (On production break. Stay glued to Maisha Magic East social media platforms for premiere dates)


  • Pambio Live (Sundays at 2.00 pm)
  • The Turn Up (Saturdays at 12.00pm)

For more information on Maisha Magic East go to www.maishamagiceast.dstv.com or join the conversation on our social media pages using the official hashtag #MaishaMagicEast


Are you a Compact, Compact Plus or a Premium Customer?

The Channel officially announced that as of the 23rd of March, Maisha Magic East will no longer be available to the above-mentioned bouquets. Customers were encouraged to tune into Maisha Magic Plus, Channel 163 to watch their favourite classics which will not necessarily fall on the same time slots as they did on Maisha Magic East as to accommodate the two new exciting telenovela’s- Kina and Kovu as well as reality show, Date My Family.

For more information on the new channel and the great content, visit http://maishamagicplus.tv/

Are you an Access or Family Bouquet Customer?

Want to get a glimpse of Maisha Magic Plus? Customers on Family and Access packages are encouraged to upgrade to enjoy the benefits of Maisha Magic Plus. Ts and Cs apply.