Tag Archives: SABC

SABC signs deal with MultiChoice to air on DStv

The SABCs 24-hour news channel will continue being aired on DStv after the public broadcaster reached an agreement with MultiChoice. In a joint statement between the SABC and MultiChoice the two parties said the deal also meant that SABC Encore which flights old content previously aired by the public broadcaster on its free-to-air channels will [...]

South African Public FTA appoints new CEO and CFO

The South African Broadcasting Corporation (SABC) appointed Madoda Mxakwe as its new group chief executive officer (GCEO) and Yolande van Biljon as its chief financial officer (CFO). The appointment of the GCEO is effective from 1 July 2018 and the CFOs appointment is effective from Monday, 25 June 2018. Mxakwe brings to the SABC a [...]

SA Government to reconsider SABC TV license fees

Communications Minister Nomvula Mokonyane says the review of the public broadcasting policy will start with the review of the SABC.This includes, among others, the logic of maintaining a 3-tier broadcasting system given the regulatory incapacity to enforce it; ownership and control rules; the capacity of the regulator to regulate the sector and the need to [...]

SABC rebrands SABC News TV programs

The South African Broadcasting Corporations (SABC) declared that SABC News is reimagining and rebranding its programming across its television, radio and online platforms. These changes are to keep up with the fast-evolving broadcast environment and emerging digital opportunities. The broadcaster hopes that this move will position SABC News as a premium source of news in South [...]

SABC TV switches to HD ahead of World Cup

After years of waiting, the SABC is finally switching its TV channels to high definition (HD) with the South African public broadcaster upgrading the broadcast quality of its channels.  SABC1 and SABC3 will both switch from standard definition (SD) to HD from Monday 11 June, with SABC2 that will go HD sometime in July. The [...]

The Morning Show takes up Sunrises time slot on e.tv

e.tv replaced Sunrise after a decade with The Morning Show. Sunrise has been struggling for the past decades to retain viewership, e.tv finally decided to axe it down and replaced it with another long-running show. The Morning Show is produced by Cheeky Media, which is also responsible for Real Talk with Anele on SABC3 and [...]

Bongani Bingwa joins SABC as anchor

The SABC has signed up Bongani Bingwa to replace Peter Ndoro as its new prime time news co-anchor on SABC News (DStv 404). Bingwa who has been with M-Net’s (DStv 101) Carte Blanche for 11 years, has finally cut ties with the current affairs show. The SABC says Bingwa will co-host the 18:00 to 21:00 timeslot on SABC [...]

Actress Leleti Khumalo to join new show on e.tv

SABC’s Uzalo tv star, is switching to e.tv’s new Imbewu: The Seed starting in April. Leleti Khumalo has left Stained Glass TV’s Uzalo on SABC1 that is filmed on location in KwaMashu, Durban for a new drama series, Imbewu: The Seed – starting in April on e.tv and also filmed in the KwaZulu/Natal province. Leleti [...]

SABC gained rights to broadcast NBA Africa Game 2017

SABC announced it has secured rights to broadcast the National Basketball Association (NBA) Africa Game 2017 which will take place during the weekend at the TicketPro Dome in Johannesburg.  SABC spokesperson Kaizer Kganyago said, The NBA Africa Game pits NBA players of African origin versus the NBA players from the rest of the world. Dirk [...]

SABC pulls out episodes from Generations

The SABC did not broadcast the episodes of the series “Generations”, scheduled for the past week. This decision follows the many complaints about the erotic content of the second most followed program on the SABC1. Indeed, many viewers have criticized the channel, broadcasting at hours of big audience, erotic scenes. Despite the non-broadcast of some [...]