Tag Archives: SABC

SABC calls for public participation for its editorial policies

The State broadcaster, SABC, is calling on the public to contribute towards reviewing of the six policies which were implemented in 2004. The company is also inviting the public to contribute in reviewing the 2016s policies concerning the ban on broadcasting violent protests. The move to ban airing of destruction of public property during violent [...]

e.tv grabs Days of Our Lives from the SABC

The hugely popular American day time soap Days of Our Lives will air on e.tv as from Monday 4 September at 17:30. The highly applauded tv soap which was not given much value on SABC, is now jumping to e.tv where it is being restored to its rightful early primetime.  This comes after the SABC, [...]

Lorna Vision slaps SABC with a Lawsuit

TV licence fee collection company Lorna Vision is taking legal action against the SABC for refusing to pay it millions for its collection work. Lorna Vision vowed that it had met its contractual obligations and helped the broadcaster collect about R300m in outstanding TV licence fees for the past two years. The former acting SABC [...]

DStv, SABC and Econet Media bagged Olympic games broadcasting rights

The International Olympic Committee (IOC) has awarded broadcast rights in Africa for the Olympic Games covering two editions of the summer Olympics Tokyo 2020 and the 2024 Games staged either in Los Angeles or Paris. Februarys Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang and the following edition in Beijing 2022 are also included.  DSTv SuperSport, Econet Media [...]

The SABC asked financial help from the government

The South African Broadcasting Corporation (SABC) is still in a turmoil after the layoff of Hlaudi Motsoeneng. The public broadcaster has recorded loss of US$ 85 million (R1.1 billion) and is seeking financial help from the government. The cause of this financial problem has been imputed to two key characters: the acting chief executive James [...]

SABC executive Hlaudi Motsoeneng fired after disciplinary hearing

The South African Broadcasting Corporation (SABC) executive Hlaudi Motsoeneng has been fired from the company. Under many controversies over the years, a disciplinary commission has been formed to investigate the public broadcaster and more particularly Motsoeneng activities.   The executive has been criticized for giving himself a salary increase from US$220 000 (R2.8 million) to [...]

SABC cancelled TNA Business Breakfast show

SABC announced the shutdown of the famous morning emission program TNA Business Breakfast show. This decision was taken despite the 11 months notice that was written in the contract.   It has been told that since the coming of Hlaudi Motsoeneng followed by the increasing number of The New Age show, the cost for SABC [...]

SABC stops the 90 percent local content of the channels

South African Broadcasting Corporation has been focused on local content with their 90 percent local objectives. Due to the poor answer of the public the new interim board is to overturn this decision. Parliament committee investigates on the misadministration inside the broadcaster all the fingers are pointed towards former COO Hlaudi Motsoeneng which has claimed [...]

SABC to air local version of Dinner Date

The South African broadcasting Corporation (SABC), will soon be screening the local version of the popular Dinner Date, originally produced by Hat Trick International. The UK production company has licensed its factual entertainment format for the particular show. To be co-produced locally by Phoenix Productions and Quizzical Pictures, the cooking show will consist of 13 [...]

Kwesé and MultiChoice acquire FIFA World Cup 2018

Kwesé Sports and MultiChoices SuperSport, SABC, StarTimes and CANAL+ have acquired the broadcasting rights of the 2017-2018 FIFA games. This deal will include the FIFA Confederations Cup Russia 2017 and the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia. Rights of the 2018 FIFA World Cup concerns Econet Medias Kwesé Sports to screen the competition in all the [...]