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E! News turns 20


E! News turns 20

It’s two decades on the air for the daily entertainment news magazine show that started September 1991.

E! News on E! Entertainment quietly marked its 20th anniversary.The daily entertainment news magazine show which started out as E! News Daily turned 20 years old this past Thursday on 1 September 2011. The first episode ran on 1 September 1991.

Although Africa didn’t get the E! Entertainment channel until December 2004, African viewers did get to see E! News Daily long before that and became familiar with the show.

When the free-to-air commercial broadcaster started in October 1998, it bought the show, as well as other filler content from E! Entertainment. Longtime viewers will remember E! News Daily anchors Jules Asner and Steve Kmetko bringing the Hollywood news from a then white and orange set and that gold fish swimming around in the capital letter E.

Two decades on television is an eternity in TV land to be on the air continuously, so happy 20th birthday anyway, E! News.

Asuquo Eton founded, now one of the most visited TV, music, tech and features website, in 2011. He is also a social media analyst, media and entertainment consultant.

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