Tag Archives: SABC

Ivory Coast partners with South Africa to launch first co-production series

Known Associates Entertainment, the production company behind the South African adaptation of the Colombian telenovela that inspired Ugly Betty, is collaborating with Ivorian public broadcaster RTI on a sci-fi drama series highlighting the first co-production between the two countries. Ambre will be shot in South Africa and Ivory Coast with actors from both countries, with [...]

SABC rolls out 24-hour sports channel

Public broadcaster SABC has officially introduced its 24-hour sports channel with exciting and compelling sports content via free-to-air broadcasts and online streaming. The channel had its soft launch on 15 April 2021 and is now available on SABC digital TV broadcasting, Openview channel 124, and the TelkomONE streaming service. The Sport General Manager of SABC, [...]

SABC and Openview ink a new channel-carriage deal in SA

The South African Broadcasting Corporation (SABC) and eMedia Investments, the company behind free-to-air satellite service Openview, have announced a new distribution deal that will boost both companies in the free-to-air category of television broadcasting. The collaboration between South Africas fastest-growing satellite network and SAs most established broadcaster signals a seismic shift in the countrys broadcasting [...]

SABC and Openview ink a new channel-carriage deal in SA

The South African Broadcasting Corporation (SABC) and eMedia Investments, the company behind free-to-air satellite service Openview, have announced a new distribution deal that will boost both companies in the free-to-air category of television broadcasting. The collaboration between South Africas fastest-growing satellite network and SAs most established broadcaster signals a seismic shift in the countrys broadcasting [...]

TAC Studios announces international content licensing deals

TAC Studios, the production arm of The Africa Channel, has concluded deals for several of its lifestyle shows to leading broadcast and digital networks around the globe. Networks include Tastemade (USA), SBS Food (Australia), Radio Television Brunei (RTB), Discovery Networks (Middle East and Africa), OSN (Middle East), and SABC (South Africa). These follow previously announced [...]

SABC seals two-season Bundesliga rights deal

Public-service broadcaster the SABC has secured a package of free-to-air Bundesliga rights in South Africa for the next two seasons. The deal comprises of rights to one fixture per match week for the 2020-21 and 2021-22 seasons, alongside additional content in the form of a weekly preview show and the Bundesliga highlights programme. The rights [...]

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, [...]