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Public Service Broadcasting  |  SABC - The South African Public Broadcaster Still Vital To Advertisers - BMA Agrees With Experts!

One may argue that the South African Broadcasting Corporation (SABC) is a media owner that Africa's broadcasting industry needs to do well. This is because should the SABC underperforms or, even worse, fail, the ramifications could be enormous not only ...
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Content Services  |  South Africa: Stop Pay-TV From 'Airing Our Channels For Free' - SABC Tells Regulator

According to BMA's media sources, the South African Broadcasting Corporation (SABC) is taking on ICASA, seeking to stop subscription-driven broadcasting services from carrying the public broadcasters three free-to-air television channels, namely SABC 1, SABC 2  and SABC 3. The former ...
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South Africa: Is SABC Getting Back On Track With Its Finances?

The South African Broadcasting Corporation (SABC) has recently reported more favourable business performance projections, considering the financial implications from the decline in advertising that the organisation experienced due to the global Covid-19 pandemic. To recall, BMA had recently reported that ...

South Africa: Public Broadcaster Asks Regulator To Intervene In Fight With Signal Carrier

The South African Broadcasting Corporation (SABC) has handed over a letter to the Competition Commission and the Independent Communications Authority of South Africa (ICASA) over alleged unfair pricing from the broadcast signal distributor, Sentech. The SABC Chief Operating Officer, Ian ...

South Africa: Public Broadcaster Says Its On The Way To Financial Prosperity

Following recent developments within the South African Broadcasting Corporation (SABC) - which has seen the public broadcaster receiving enormous negative if at time unfair publicity - the SABC has reportedly recently about more favourable business performance. The SABC has announced ...

South Africa: Public Broadcaster Informs Of Looming Analogue TV Switch Off!

In a quest to maintain President Ramaphosa’s State Of The Nation Address (SONA) on South Africa Digital-Switch-Over (DSO), the public broadcaster, South African Broadcasting Corporation (SABC), has announced, through a scrolling message, forthcoming Analogue-Switch-Off (ASO). Viewers who access SABC’s free-to-air ...

Programmes: SABC2 Cancels Lifestyle Magazine Show After 23

Twenty-three years and twenty-eight seasons later, a "tribute season" of long-running SABC2's Afrikaans lifestyle magazine show has been confirmed. The show Pasella will, according to media reports, be taken off air as of January 2022. The show's axing is part ...

SABC: Reports Of Delays In Payment Of Severance Package To Retrenched Staff

As reported by BMA's media sources, the South African Broadcasting Corporation (SABC) has been accused of not being able to afford staff salaries and severance packages for retrenched former employees of the public broadcaster. As such, the Communications Workers Union ...

South Africa: Union Drags Public Broadcaster To Court - Again!

The Broadcasting, Electronic, Media & Allied Workers Union (BEMAWU) has claimed to be taking the South African Broadcasting Corporation (SABC) to Court over unfair procedures and autonomous unfairness during SABC’s retrenchment process. SABC’s retrenchment process saw over 600 employees retrenched ...

SABC's Launches Free-To-Air Sport Content On Three Platforms

According to BMA's sources, the South African Broadcasting Corporation (SABC) has launched its free-to-air sports content on three platforms, enhancing SABC's competitive edge on the digital migration race. As a result of the launch, sports events that the public broadcaster ...

South Africa: SABC May Faces New Court Battle For "Unfair" Retrenchment Accusations

As reported by the media, the three unions representing South African Broadcasting Corporation (SABC) workers are having ongoing meetings to finalise strategies that may land the SABC in court. The unions, namely, Broadcasting, Electronic, Media and Allied Workers Union (Bemawu), ...

Update: More Details On SABC And Openview Free-To-Air Broadcast Tie-Up

To recall, back in March, the South African Broadcasting Corporation (SABC), together with eMedia Investments, signed a channel supply agreement to ensure the public broadcaster supplies Openview with six television channels (SABC1, 2, 3, and three new channels) as well ...