Tag Archives: SABC

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 [...]

SABC not broadcasting Premier Soccer League in South Africa

SABC and South Africas Premier Soccer League (PSL) have confirmed the national broadcaster will not show Absa Premiership matches. PSL said that the nation may have to accept that the SABC is incapable of meeting its requirements and the situation is unacceptable moving forward. The PSL will provide regular updates to the public as a [...]

SABC loses broadcasting rights of the Cricket World Cup

The South African Broadcasting Corporation (SABC) will no longer air any live matches during the rest of the Cricket World Cup. The national broadcaster has just revealed their updated schedule which indicated the remaining matches would be split between delayed TV broadcasts and radio-only live coverage. South Africa’s first two matches against England and Bangladesh [...]

South African series Yizo Yizo now accessible on Viu SA

Viu, an entertainment streaming service, has introduced popular series Yizo Yizo on South African screens. As part of its license deal with the South African Broadcasting Corporation (SABC), Viu has obtained exclusive digital rights to a collection of South Africas favorite shows from the public broadcasters catalogue, including the highly popular Yizo Yizo, and other series like: The [...]

SABC inks a licence agreement with Viu SA

The South African Broadcasting Corporation (SABC) has inked a license contract with global over-the-top (OTT) video service Viu, operated by PCCW Media and Vuclip. By concluding this partnership, Viu obtains exclusive digital rights to exclusive SABC titles, as well as a ray of premium library content for a period of 24 months. This partnership will [...]

MultiChoice and SABC violate competition merger rules

The Competition Commission has ruled that the channel distribution agreement between Multichoice and SABC, signed in 2013, constitutes a notifiable merger. The five-year agreement deal allows MultiChoice the right to broadcast SABC’s 24-hour news channel and an entertainment channel, SABC Encore. This means the public broadcaster and Africa’s largest pay TV operator are in violation [...]

Global Citizen Festival organisation collaborates with DStv, SABC and MTV International for Mandela 100 concert

On Sunday, 2 December 2018, the Global Citizen Festival: Mandela 100 concert will be held at the FNB Stadium in Johannesburg. The festival will aid to alleviate extreme poverty and the free-ticketed event will showcase the likes of Beyoncé, Jay-Z, Chris Martin, Ed Sheeran, Sho Madjozi and Cassper Nyovest performing on stage. Recently, the Global [...]

SABC collaborates with Cricket South Africa to relaunch T20 League

Cricket South Africa (CSA) have rolled out the “2018 T20 Cricket League” in an exclusive collaboration with the South African Broadcasting Corporation (SABC) who have the broadcast rights for the Sub-Saharan region. The deal was inked for the next three years. The Chief Executive of CSA, Thabang Moroe, expressed, “This is a landmark moment for [...]

SABC bags English Premier League deal

The South African Broadcasting Corporation (SABC) has declared that it will now air English Premier League live matches, starting with this weekend’s London derby between Arsenal and West Ham United. The public broadcaster said it will increase its soccer offering on Saturday afternoons with SABC1 airing live matches from the local Premier Soccer League and [...]