Tag Archives: SABC

Demand Africa concludes global distribution agreements with leading content providers in Africa

Demand Africa (DA), announced today that M-NET Studios, Cote Ouest, eTV, BBC, and SABC have joined the list of topmost African distributors showcasing the best of the continent on its OTT streaming platform. These landmark deals will deliver over 1,500 hours of premium Pan-African lifestyle, movies and TV shows, many of which have never been [...]

SABC planning a “freemium “streaming service

The SABC is working on a pay-per-view streaming service in Cape Town to make accessible content available via a valid SABC TV license number as part of a “freemium” approach. Even though all television and radio services of the South African public broadcaster will remain free and freely accessible, the SABC has begun to create [...]

SABC to air Bafana matches after four-year deal

The South African Broadcasting Association (SABC) and the South African Football Association (SAFA) have finally reached a four- year deal that will see Bafana Bafana and Banyana Banyana matches broadcast on terrestrial television. The agreement will start with live coverage on SABC 1 of Bafanas Nelson Mandela Challenge clash with Mali. The deal includes all [...]

SABC plan to increase TV license fee

Currently, South Africans pay just R265 per year or 72 cents per day to have an active, valid TV license, however that fee may change.  SABC board chairperson Bongumusa Makhathini says that the current license fee is not enough to sustain the broadcaster given the variety of platforms it broadcasts on. South Africans are only [...]

SABC secured PSL broadcast rights

SABC secured the rights to broadcast Absa Premiership matches for R72m a season over five years. The public broadcaster paid R72m-per-season deal with SuperSport for the broadcast rights after it refused a R280m-per-year proposal that it said was not commercially feasible. Premiership matches were not aired on the public broadcaster in the opening weeks of [...]

SABC not broadcasting Premier Soccer League in South Africa

SABC and South Africas Premier Soccer League (PSL) have confirmed the national broadcaster will not show Absa Premiership matches. PSL said that the nation may have to accept that the SABC is incapable of meeting its requirements and the situation is unacceptable moving forward. The PSL will provide regular updates to the public as a [...]

SABC loses broadcasting rights of the Cricket World Cup

The South African Broadcasting Corporation (SABC) will no longer air any live matches during the rest of the Cricket World Cup. The national broadcaster has just revealed their updated schedule which indicated the remaining matches would be split between delayed TV broadcasts and radio-only live coverage. South Africa’s first two matches against England and Bangladesh [...]

South African series Yizo Yizo now accessible on Viu SA

Viu, an entertainment streaming service, has introduced popular series Yizo Yizo on South African screens. As part of its license deal with the South African Broadcasting Corporation (SABC), Viu has obtained exclusive digital rights to a collection of South Africas favorite shows from the public broadcasters catalogue, including the highly popular Yizo Yizo, and other series like: The [...]

SABC inks a licence agreement with Viu SA

The South African Broadcasting Corporation (SABC) has inked a license contract with global over-the-top (OTT) video service Viu, operated by PCCW Media and Vuclip. By concluding this partnership, Viu obtains exclusive digital rights to exclusive SABC titles, as well as a ray of premium library content for a period of 24 months. This partnership will [...]

MultiChoice and SABC violate competition merger rules

The Competition Commission has ruled that the channel distribution agreement between Multichoice and SABC, signed in 2013, constitutes a notifiable merger. The five-year agreement deal allows MultiChoice the right to broadcast SABC’s 24-hour news channel and an entertainment channel, SABC Encore. This means the public broadcaster and Africa’s largest pay TV operator are in violation [...]