Tag Archives: SABC

SABC’s DTT will start with 5 channels

South Africas public broadcaster, SABC, plans to launch only 5 TV channels initially when the countrys switch from analogue to digital broadcasting begins, confirmed Hlaudi Motsoeneng, chief operating officer at SABC. SABC’s initial DTT offering will consist of SABC1, SABC2, SABC3 as well as the SABC News and the repeat channel SABC Encore. SABC had [...]

SABC launces Encore channel on DStv

Public broadcaster, South African Broadcasting Corporation (SABC), has launched it golden oldies TV channel, SABC Encore, on MultiChoices pay-TV platform, DStv, on channel 156. The repeat entertainment channel will have a mix of golden oldies ranging from Wielie Walie, Kideo and Louis Motors, to Zap Mag, Sgudis Naysi and Jam Alley. I am excited about [...]

SABC’s stagnant viewership raises concern

South Africas minister of communications, Faith Muthambi has cautioned South African Broadcasting Corporation (SABC) to grow its audience share after the public broadcasters audience share reportedly remained stagnant at 53%. SABC was earlier strongly ctiticised for shifting Afrikaans language shows from SABC2 to SABC3 which has a smaller reception and reducing the amount of Afrikaans [...]

Vidi ties up with SABC for South African content

South African company, Times Media Group (TMG)s newly launched video on demand (VOD) service, Vidi, has signed deals with South African public broadcaster, SABC, and other local producers of TV shows and movies. Through this deal, Vidi has licensed a range of programming from the SABC, such as drama High Rollers, comedy series My Perfect [...]

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 disrupt channel schedules in Jan for AFCON 2015 soccer coverage

South African public broadcaster, SABC, will air the continent’s soccer tournament AFCON 2015 in January 2015 on SABC 1. Programming from SABC1 will be disrupted and moved to SABC2. “SABC1, the ‘Home of Soccer’ will in the month of January 2015 be hosting the continent’s soccer tournament AFCON 2015. A transversal schedule arrangement will be [...]

SABC launches digital magazine

South African broadcaster, SABC, is launching a new digital consumer magazine, Evoke, which will be available on smartphones and tablets. This comes as an attempt by the public broadcaster at a secondary marketing and communication tool to speak directly to consumers and viewers. “The launch of this publication aims to further expand our digital footprint, [...]

SABC cuts down Afrikaans in TV show

South African public broadcaster, SABC, has allegedly ordered to further cut down Afrikaans in the environmental magazine show, 50/50, and instead broadcast 80% of the programme in English. This comes at a time when SABC has been strongly ctiticised for shifting Afrikaans language shows from SABC2 to SABC3 which has a smaller reception and reducing [...]

OpenView HD allowed to air SABC channels

South African High Court has dismissed an interdict application from public broadcaster, SABC, against OpenView HD preventing the latter from broadcasting SABC 1, 2, and 3 on its network. The South African Broadcasting Corporation (SABC) had filed a case against Platco Digital, which operates OpenView HD, in September 2013 regarding the availability of the SABCs [...]