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Broadcasting Services  |  SABC Shutters Durban Office For Coronavirus Related Deep-Cleaning

The South Africa Broadcasting Corporation (SABC) has said it is shuttering its Durban provisional office to allow for a deep-clean and to ensure it remains a safe place for staff to work without fear of Covid-19 infection.   The deep-clean ...
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Broadcasting Services  |  SABC's Corporate Plans Facing Strong Headwind From Covid-19 Impact

South Africa's public broadcaster, the SABC has said that it might have to revise its corporate plans for 2020/21 because of the debilitating impact of the Coronavirus on its revenue stream!. The media organisation's plan was hinged on aggressive increases ...
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South Africa’s Top Drama Series 'Uzalo' Runs Out Of Episodes - Reports

South Africa’s most-watched drama series Uzalo on SABC1 has been negatively impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic and will be going off the air for five weeks because the production company and the SABC have reportedly run out of episodes. The last new ...

South Africa: ICASA Exempts SABC From Local TV Content Quotas

When South Africa entered the national COVID-19 lockdown in March, many local production houses were forced to shut down for the foreseeable future. A direct result of this is that the SABC no longer has access to the production houses ...

South Africa: SABC’s Full-Time Education Channel Goes Live

As of today, 4 May 2020, an exclusive SABC channel dedicated only to educational content will go live. According to a statement issued by the national broadcaster, the SABC Education channel will first be available on YouTube and Digital Terrestrial ...

South Africa’s Broadcasters Make Drastic Changes To Deal With COVID-19

The COVID-19 pandemic and national lockdown have necessitated some drastic operational changes at South Africa’s major TV broadcasters. The SABC and Etv have revealed that they respectively have implemented several measures to ensure that they are able to continue providing ...

South Africa’s Popular TV Series Run Low On New Episodes Amid Lockdown - Reports

Two of South Africa’s most popular TV series, Uzalo and Isibaya are the first daily dramas in the country to run out of episodes due to the current national lockdown. SABC has confirmed that Uzalo, the number one TV show ...

South Africa: TV Ratings Hit A Record High During COVID-19 Lockdown - Reports

South Africa’s national lockdown period to try and curb the spread of the COVID-19 coronavirus has given rise to some record TV ratings in the country with millions of viewers tuning in to watch the news and more entertainment content. ...

South Africa: SABC Collaborates With Department Of Education To Launch Learner Support Content On TV And Radio

South Africa’s national public broadcaster, SABC, and the Department of Basic Education have rolled out a multi-media learner support initiative titled “COVID-19 Learner Support”. The project is aimed at limiting the impact of the national lockdown to the school calendar ...

South Africa: Merlin Naicker Appointed As Head Of SABC TV

The South African Broadcasting Corporation (SABC) has announced that it has appointed Merlin Naicker as the new Group Executive of SABC TV. His appointment kicked off on the 1st of April 2020. Naicker’s professional background is made up of a ...

Coronavirus Won’t Stop South Africa’s TV Shows - SABC

Many international TV series including Wendy Williams and Trevor Noah’s shows have suspended productions because of Covid-19. But South Africa’s TV shows are yet to halt production despite the strict precautionary measures that have been instituted in response to the ...

South Africa’s SABC To Remove Separate Sports Bulletins From Radio Stations

The SABC has announced that it plans to remove all standalone sports bulletins from its radio stations in order to cut costs, according to a recent report by the City Press. As a result, more than 30 sports bulletin readers ...

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