e.tv bumps Club 808 to kiddies hour to make way for Days

Lawrence Maleka, Bontle Modiselle and DJ Capital. (Photo supplied)
Lawrence Maleka, Bontle Modiselle and DJ Capital. (Photo supplied)

Cape Town – e.tv is bumping its music show Club 808 aimed at young adults to an earlier "death timeslot" of 16:40 from Friday 8 September.

Club 808 has to move for the weekday soap Days of Our Lives that e.tv took over from SABC3.

Since Days of Our Lives will be shown on weekdays from 17:30 to 18:30, Club 808 in its 18:00 timeslot on e.tv on Fridays couldn't stay. Instead of moving it later or to weekends where Club 808 has been shown before, e.tv decided to move Club 808 earlier where it will sit opposite shows like Daily Thetha on SABC1, Hectic Nine-9 on SABC2 and Afternoon Express on SABC3.

The show has seen several day and timeslot changes, together with a revolving door of presenters and even a channel change to eKasi+ that all caused damage to the show's once above-average viewership.

In June Bontle Modiselle became the latest presenter to join Club 808 alongside Lawrence Maleka that will now have to play to the channel's teen viewers who usually watch Craz-e and Shiz Live.

There's been no announcement regarding the timeslot change from e.tv yet.