Tag Archives: SABC

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 [...]

SABC sealed the deal with EFC

SABC Sport, the sports channel of the South African Broadcasting Corporation, has revealed its broadcast partnership with the Extreme Fighting Championship (EFC) which is the mixed martial arts (MMA) organization. The pact extends over several years for the African continent. Sully Motsweni, the group executive at SABC Sport, said: Over the years, SABC Sport has [...]

SABC to air the AFCON 2017

South African Broadcasting Corporation (SABC), the South African state broadcaster, will be airing the African Cup of Nations football 2017, this year. The competition will be kicking off on 14 January and will end on 5 February in Gabon. To recall, the tournament is also known as Total Africa Cup of Nations, Gabon 2017. Considered [...]

Prime time news to be cancelled on SABC

The state broadcaster of South Africa, SABC, made a request during a public hearing at ICASA for the amendment of its license conditions. This will prompt the removal of the requirement to broadcast news in prime time. The announcement was made by Phumzile Van Damme, the DA shadow Minister of Communications. According to Damme, all [...]