Tag Archives: SABC

TAC Studios announces international content licensing deals

TAC Studios, the production arm of The Africa Channel, has concluded deals for several of its lifestyle shows to leading broadcast and digital networks around the globe. Networks include Tastemade (USA), SBS Food (Australia), Radio Television Brunei (RTB), Discovery Networks (Middle East and Africa), OSN (Middle East), and SABC (South Africa). These follow previously announced [...]

SABC seals two-season Bundesliga rights deal

Public-service broadcaster the SABC has secured a package of free-to-air Bundesliga rights in South Africa for the next two seasons. The deal comprises of rights to one fixture per match week for the 2020-21 and 2021-22 seasons, alongside additional content in the form of a weekly preview show and the Bundesliga highlights programme. The rights [...]

SABC acquired Free-to-Air FA Cup rights in South Africa

South African public-service broadcaster SABC seized free-to-air rights to the FA Cup for the quarter-finals of this seasons competition. SABC Sport will air all remaining matches from this years edition of English footballs knockout clubs competition. The agreement also includes next season where the broadcaster will display 17 live matches from the FA Cup, starting [...]

SABC rolls out new educational channel in SA

The new TV channel called SABC Education will go live today and will initially be accessible on YouTube and digital terrestrial television.  The Group CEO, Madoda Mxakwe, specified that the introduction of the channel is timely as the nation needs these interventions to fill gaps that have been created by Covid-19 related adjustments.  “In particular, [...]

SABC to broadcast school lessons

SABC has introduced a Covid-19 learner support initiative in an effort to limit the impact of the lockdown on the school calendar in South Africa. The multimedia learner support initiative, the SABC and the DBE said in a joint statement, is part of the broader efforts to prevent the total loss of the school year, [...]

Athletic South Africa and SABC sign broadcast agreement

SABC and Athletic South Africa (ASA) have recently announced an agreement to broadcast the athletic games.  The public broadcaster will produce and broadcast marathons, track, field and road running events. Some of the marathon events will include the Cape Town Marathon, Two Oceans Marathon, Nelson Mandela Marathon and Comrades Marathon while the track and field [...]

SABC to stop broadcasting the new Zaziwa season

The public broadcaster in financial difficulty confirmed to ZAlebs that it had taken the radical decision not to return Zaziwa to service for a new season. Zaziwa was once dubbed South Africa’s most-watched talk show on SABC. It dominated the Thursday time slot at 7:30 p.m. and drew over 4 million viewers. The show had [...]

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 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 [...]