Tag Search : SABC

Content Streaming Services  |  SABC To Launch Own Streaming Service By Early 2021

The South Africa Broadcasting Corporation (SABC) is finalising plans to bring out its own streaming platform and services in the early part of 2021. Confirming this, Ms Mmoni Seapolelo, a SABC spokesperson, told Channel24 that: "The SABC can confirm that ...
Read more...


Broadcasting Services  |  South Africa: SABC Set To Shed About 600 Jobs, Workers Union To Sue

As the South African Broadcasting Corporation (SABC) is set to cull upwards of six hundred staffers from its current staff roll, the union that is representing workers at the national broadcaster has threatened to go to court or go on ...
Read more...


SABC: Signal Distribution Costs Unsustainable, Asking To Explore Alternatives

Ian Plaatjes, the chief operating officer of the South Africa Broadcasting Corporation (SABC) has warned that the public broadcaster cannot continue to pay billions of Rands (Hundreds on million in US dollars) to its government-owned signal distribution partner Sentech.   ...

SABC: PayTV Platforms Might Have To Pay To Carry Broadcaster Content

If the new proposals been pushed by the government of South Africa becomes a reality, PayTV platform such as Multichoice DStv might be obliged to pay for the "must-carry" content and channels from the country's public broadcaster - the South ...

South Africa: New Laws Proposed To Strengthen The Public Broadcaster - SABC

A new Broadcasting Act designed to enhance the South African Broadcasting Corporation (SABC) and revamp the dynamics of the "TV Licence". The new Act is being proposed by the South Africa Department of Communications and Digital Technologies.   A recent ...

South Africa: SABC To Check The Legality Of DStv Sponsorship Of PSL

It is being reported that the South Africa Broadcasting Corporation (SABC) is seeking legal advice into the validity of the new partnership between the Premier Soccer League and Multichoice DStv.   The acting spokesperson for the South African public broadcaster, ...

South Africa: Can Multichoice DStv Help Resolve SABC's Financial Woes?

James Aguma, a former CEO of the South Africa Broadcasting Corporation (SABC) has suggested that Multichoice DStv should be mandated to help collect TV licence fees on behalf of the public broadcaster. The SABC, it well documented, is in a ...

South Africa: SABC Says It's Ready To Broadcast Bundesliga Football On TV and Radio

After contracting broadcast rights to German Bundesliga football matches for the 2020/21 season, the South African Broadcasting Corporation (SABC) says it is now ready for the first kick-off, which it says will be broadcasted live on its SABC3 channel at ...

South Africa: Public Broadcaster At Risk Of Imminent Collapse, Needs Urgent Re-Invention

South African public broadcaster, the South Africa Broadcasting Corporation (SABC) is on the brink of "imminent" disintegration - according to a confidential report seen and reported on by The City Press (a South African newspaper).   City Press reporting indicates ...

SABC Secured Broadcast Rights To German Bundesliga Games

The South Africa Broadcasting Corporation (SABC) has announced a rights agreement with Bundesliga International that will enable it to broadcast, on the free-to-air basis, Bundesliga games for the 2020 - 2022 seasons.   The broadcast agreement means that SABC Sports ...

South Africa: SABC Says It Can't Compete With Showmax And Netflix, Blames Govt. Regulations

The South Africa Broadcasting Corporation (SABC) has voiced its frustration about its inability to compete with streaming majors such as Netflix and Showmax that operating in South Africa.   According to the newspaper City Press, the South Africa public broadcaster ...

South Africa: SABC Launches New Locally Produced Hospital Drama - "Vutha"

The South Africa Broadcasting Corporation (SABC) seems to have followed e.tv back into the hospital drama space, as it also has announced a locally produced hospital drama called "Vutha" for its SABC2 channel.   These new productions signify a return ...