Tag Archives: South African Broadcasting Corporation

South Africa’s expense for digital migration is likely to raise to ZAR9.9 billion in 2017-18

South African Ministry of Communications has estimated the expenditure for migrating to digital broadcasting to increase from ZAR8 billion in 2014-15 to ZAR9.9 billion in 2017-18. In an annual budget document, the ministry reported that the expenses would raise due to the activities towards improvising South African Broadcasting Corporations news and sporting content offered on radio [...]

SABC bags three-year Proteas deal

Public broadcaster, the South African Broadcasting Corporation (SABC), has bagged a three year deal from Cricket South Africa (CSA) to provide live television coverage of all the Proteas home international matches. Being a public service broadcaster, we are cognisant of the fact that Cricket, which is a national sport, is followed and loved by millions of [...]

SABC to boost local content

Public broadcaster, South African Broadcasting Corporation (SABC), plans to increase local content on South African airwaves. The move came after an SABC delegation met the Venda speaking population in Limpopo, whose traditional leaders felt that their culture was not being taken seriously by the broadcaster. We are now trying to revamp our content and are [...]

SABC secures broadcast rights for Glasgow 2014

The South African Broadcasting Corporation (SABC) has secured the free-to-air coverage rights of the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games in South Africa. The event will be held from July 23- August 3, 2014 in Scotland. We are thrilled that through SABC, viewers in South Africa will have the opportunity to enjoy the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games [...]

SABC appoints acting CEO, CFO

The South African Broadcasting Corporation has announced the appointments of a new acting chief executive officer (CEO) and acting chief financial officer (CFO) which will be held by Tian Olivier and James Aguma respectively. Former group CEO, Lulama Mokhobo, had resigned last month due to allegations of misadministration and abuse of power, while CFO, Gugu [...]

SABC dismisses PwC’s skills shortage report

South African Broadcasting Corporation (SABC) has dismissed the PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) report which claimed that the public broadcaster lacked necessary skills to undertake digital migration in the country. PwC had released its report last week which mentioned that 60 % of executive and senior manager do not meet the minimum strategic thinking skills for executives. Zandile [...]

SABC failing in digital TV skills

PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC), the UK-based professional services firm, claims the South African Broadcasting Corporation (SABC) is not ready to deliver multiple additional digital TV channels and has huge challenges to overcome in terms of the skills necessary to successfully undertake digital migration in the country. An independent audit by PWC found that the staff of the [...]

SA broadcasters condemn government’s STB stance

The South African Broadcasting Corporation (SABC), MultiChoice, the National Association of Manufacturers in Electronics Components (NAMEC), and the Association of Community TV in South Africa (ACTSA) have criticised the governments decision to install a control system on all STBs in the forthcoming digital migration. The broadcasters claim that it directly contravenes a High Court ruling [...]