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Industry Forum  |  OTT Streaming: SABC’s COO Urges Use Of Innovation To Serve Diverse Audiences

Mr Ian Plaatjes, the Chief Operating Officer at the South African Broadcasting Corporation (SABC), says that broadcasters in Africa need to start making use of the latest innovations available to them in order to retain and satisfy the needs of ...
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Sports Rights  |  South Africa: SAFA Reports $5Mil Loss After SABC Broadcasting Rights Issue

The South African Football Association (SAFA) has reported a $5 million loss at its annual general meeting on Sunday. According to the football federation’s acting CEO Gay Mokoena, the deficit is a result of its loss of the SABC broadcasting ...
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South Africa: SABC Pays Up Debt Owed To Producers

The SABC has paid up most of the debt it owed to South African production companies that were commissioned to create content for the public broadcaster. The Group CEO of the SABC, Madoda Mxakwe had announced in October that it ...

South Africa: SABC Confirms Payment Plan To Clear Debt Owed To Local Artists

Thousands of composers and authors whose music is broadcast on SABC TV and radio can now rest assured that they will be receiving their royalty fees as the SABC begins to clear a massive backlog of debt. The SABC had ...

South Africa’s SABC Secures Deal To Broadcast Rugby World Cup Final

The South African Broadcasting Corporation (SABC) has announced that it will air the 2019 Rugby World Cup final between England and South Africa. The public broadcaster said that it had made an agreement with SuperSport to screen the match live ...

South Africa’s SABC Plans To Launch Streaming Service To Rival Netflix

SABC’s CEO Madoda Mxakwe has announced that South Africa’s public broadcaster plans to migrate to digital broadcasting platforms and roll out an over-the-top (OTT) streaming service that will compete with international players such as Netflix. Mxakwe was speaking at a ...

South Africa: Financial Woes Cause SABC To Cancel ‘Top Billing’ After 23 Years

Saturday 19 October 2019 will see the abrupt end to one of the SABC’s last remaining top legacy brands with Top Billing on SABC3 that has been canned after 23 years with the South African public broadcaster that now can no longer ...

South Africa: SABC News Channel Increases Market Share And Viewership -Reports

The South African Broadcasting Corporation (SABC) said that it had increased the market share and viewership of its SABC News Channel (DSTV 404) from 34% last September to 38% in September 2019 on the DSTV pay-TV platform. The public broadcaster ...

South Africa’s SABC And SAFA To Re-Negotiate Partnership -Reports

On 11 October 2019, the South African Broadcasting Corporation (SABC) Group CEO Madoda Mxakwe revealed that the long-standing relationship with the South African Football Association (SAFA) would soon be back on track.  The SABC confirmed that negotiations with SAFA were ...

South Africa’s SABC Faces Potential Music Boycott

The SABC’s financial woes have not only affected its ability to air local sports on its TV channels, but the public broadcaster has also short-changed many South African musicians. Earlier this year, South Africa’s Communications Minister Stella Ndabeni-Abrahams announced that ...

South Africa’s SABC To Receive $139 Million Cash Injection From Government

Stella Ndabeni Abrahams, South Africa’s Minister of Communications and Digital Technologies has announced that the SABC would receive $139 million from the Government on Monday, October 7, 2019. On Friday, the Minister briefed the press on the funding allocation to ...

South Africa’s SABC Appoints New COO

The SABC has appointed the businessman Ian Plaatjies as its new Chief Operations Officer. He will begin operating in his new role on 1 November. Plaatjies’ appointment was made public through an official media release on Wednesday 2 October. The ...