Tag Archives: SABC

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 [...]

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 [...]