Tag Archives: SABC

SABC1 revamps TV offering

South African public broadcaster, SABC1, plans to revamp its broadcast schedule by incorporating more entertainment and local content and fewer repeats from July 14. The move comes as an attempt to retain high viewership numbers post World Cup broadcasts.  While SABC1 relies on popular programmes like Generations and Selimathunzi, the broadcaster will add  youth drama, [...]

SABC’s receding viewership pins hope on local content boost

The South African public broadcaster, SABC, has witnessed a decrease in its television audiences, especially on SABC3, the broadcaster’s sole commercial TV channel. The broadcasters share of television audience had declined from 57% in 2011-12 to 53% in 2012-13. SABC has already began moving the majority of its Afrikaans programming as well as the Afrikaans [...]

SABC plans TV licence fees hike

South African public broadcaster, SABC, plans to raise the price of the annual SABC TV licence fees again. “TV licences are an important part of our revenue stream,” said Tian Olivier, the acting CEO, SABC. “In cash terms, TV licences bring in about ZAR 1 billion (USD 93 million) a year. We will approach the [...]

SABC, Television Mozambique join hands on content, resource sharing

South African public broadcaster, SABC, has signed a memorandum of understanding with Mozambican public broadcaster, Television Mozambique (TVM), to share content and resources. We have explored ways where we could assist each other with the broadcast of elections, training our staff and management, said Tian Olivier, acting Chief Executive Officer at SABC. We are assisting [...]

Africa gets 150 hours of Passion’s programming

UK-based content distributor, Passion Distribution, announced the closure of over 150 hours of content programming deals within Africa signed in the last quarter. Wananchi Group owned East African pay-TV platform, Zuku TV, signed the largest content bundle of more than 100 hours of shows including UK-produced shows- Catastrophe, Storm City and The Bible from Pioneer [...]

SABC shifts Afrikaans shows to SABC3

South African public broadcaster, SABC, plans to shift all Afrikaans language shows from SABC2 to SABC3. According to reports, its has “become unsustainable” for the public broadcaster’s SABC2 channel to carry Afrikaans language programming. The public broadcaster also plans to shift its only Afrikaans language TV news bulletin, Nuus om 7, to SABC3 once the SABC’s [...]

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 [...]

MobileTV bags SABC shows

South Africa-based MobileTV has concluded a content deal with public broadcaster, SABC, and added soap operas Generations, 7de Laan, and Isidingo along with the revival of Shaka Zulu and Yizo Yizo. Adding South Africas number one soapie, Generations, on both our Direct-to-Home TV4U and Digital Multimedia Broadcasting (DMB) platforms, is an absolute boon for MobileTV, [...]

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 [...]