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  1. Jan

    How to ditch the TV licence but keep DStv

    Goodbye TV licence — Watch DStv without paying the SABC You can keep watching DStv without needing a TV licence if you use MultiChoice’s decoder-less online streaming option and a monitor rather than a TV set. DStv launched its standalone streaming service in South Africa towards the end of...
  2. Jan

    SABC signs sports deal with The Walt Disney Company for ESPN content

    SABC signs sports deal with ESPN The Walt Disney Company Africa and the South African Broadcasting Corporation (SABC) signed a distribution agreement on Friday to bring local and international live sporting events, news programming, as well as library and film sporting content from ESPN to SABC...
  3. Hanno Labuschagne

    TV Licence inspectors haven't worked in 10 years

    TV Licence inspectors haven't worked in 10 years The Minister of Communications and Digital Technologies, Stella Ndabeni-Abrahams, recently published the SABC Bill for public comment. The new law contains wording that allows TV licence inspectors to enter your home without a warrant...
  4. Rick

    Ag nee liewe Heksie

    Hi, I am looking for an audio file that was floating around LANs and varsity networks in the early 2000s. It is a recording of the character Blommie from Liewe Heksie saying: "Ag nie liewe heksie, wat de d* het jy nou weer aan gevang?" Casper de Vries did a parody sketch of Heksie that is on...
  5. Jan

    SABC Bill published - Icasa to set regulations on if DStv must collect TV licences for the SABC

    South Africa's new TV licence law published The Minister of Communications and Digital Technologies, Stella Ndabeni-Abrahams, has published the South African Broadcasting Corporation SOC Ltd Bill for public comment. Notably, the Bill has kept the SABC's TV licensing scheme rather than adopting...
  6. Jan

    SABC hopping mad over DStv's exclusive rights on Kaizer Chiefs CAF final

    DStv exclusive rights on big soccer final — SABC furious The SABC has lashed out at communications regulator Icasa for failing to ensure that it can broadcast the Confederation of African Football (CAF) Champions League Final between Kaizer Chiefs and Egypt's Al Ahly. On Friday, the public...
  7. Hanno Labuschagne

    Cabinet approves Bill for changes to SABC TV licence system

    Cabinet approves Bill for changes to SABC TV licence system Cabinet has approved the publication of the SABC Bill of 2020 for public comment and consultation. While the Bill has not yet been published, a report from the Government Communications and Information System regarding the Cabinet...
  8. Jan

    SABC earns R560 million in advertising revenue by being on DStv - MultiChoice

    DStv must pay for SABC channels — state broadcaster The SABC wants MultiChoice to pay for its free-to-air channels, which DStv is forced to carry on its platform. This is even though the pay-TV broadcaster has spent millions on carrying the SABC's channels on DStv since 2008, while the public...
  9. Jan

    SABC Sport officially launched

    SABC launches 24-hour sports channel Public broadcaster SABC on Thursday night officially launched its 24-hour sports channel, promising to deliver exciting and compelling sports content via free-to-air broadcasts and online streaming. The channel — which had its soft launch on 15 April 2021 —...
  10. Jan

    Most popular TV shows in South Africa for May 2021

    Most-watched TV shows in South Africa The top three most-watched TV shows in South Africa in May were all broadcast on SABC 1, the latest television audience measurements published by the Broadcast Research Council of South Africa (BRCSA) revealed. While online video streaming services have...
  11. Jan

    MultiChoice fights plan forcing DStv to collect TV Licence fees on behalf of SABC

    MultiChoice fights back against plan for DStv to collect TV Licence fees MultiChoice can't be held responsible to collect TV Licence fees on behalf of the SABC, the group CEO of MultiChoice, Calvo Mawela, said during a recent call with investors. This follows a proposal from the state...
  12. P

    No EPG on tv anymore for etv

    I used to be able to get the EPG (electronic programme guide) for etv channels but since last week it's no longer there. Seems like this information is no longer being sent over the air I checked on a few different TVs and the same thing occurs. I know that SABC EPG hasn't been available for...
  13. Chris

    How to get your hands on a free digital TV decoder

    How to get your hands on a free digital TV decoder South Africans who want to watch the SABC and eTV’s free-to-air channels can get a free digital decoder from the government to access these channels once analogue broadcasts have been switched off. The SABC recently started displaying a...
  14. Chris

    SABC sends warning to analogue viewers

    SABC sends warning to analogue viewers The SABC has started to warn viewers who access its free-to-air channels via analogue signals to register for a digital decoder to continue receiving television broadcasts. A scrolling message shown on SABC 1, SABC 2, and SABC 3 states the following...
  15. Chris

    BRCSA reveals most-watched TV shows in South Africa

    BRCSA reveals most-watched TV shows in South Africa The Broadcast Research Council of South Africa (BRCSA) has released its television audience measurements for March 2021 which showed that Uzalo and Generations: The Legacy remained the most-watched TV shows in South Africa. This data from the...
  16. Hanno Labuschagne

    SABC retrenches over 600 workers

    SABC retrenches over 600 workers The SABC has announced the retrenchment of more than 600 employees as part of a restructuring process in its turnaround plan to reach long-term sustainability. A Section 189 retrenchment process stretching over nine months commenced in June 2020 and is due to...
  17. Hanno Labuschagne

    SABC will launch dedicated sport channel and radio stations on Openview

    SABC will launch dedicated sport channel and radio stations on Openview The SABC and eMedia Holdings have announced a new broadcasting carriage agreement that will see the latter’s Openview service broadcast existing and new SABC channels and radio stations. The agreement is intended to make...
  18. Hanno Labuschagne

    SABC wants MultiChoice to pay for free-to-air channels – Why it's a bad idea

    SABC wants MultiChoice to pay for free-to-air channels – Why it's a bad idea The SABC’s support of a proposal to scrap a regulation that requires pay-TV broadcasters to air its programming for free could be a very bad move. This proposal is contained in the Department of Communications and...
  19. Hanno Labuschagne

    This is what the SABC must do to get MultiChoice and Netflix to collect TV licence fees

    This is what the SABC must do to get MultiChoice and Netflix to collect TV licence fees If the Department of Communications and Digital Technologies and the SABC wants to use third-parties like MultiChoice and Netflix to collect TV licence fees, the Broadcasting Act will have to be amended...
  20. Hanno Labuschagne

    SABC wants DStv to collect new broadcasting tax from its subscribers

    SABC wants DStv to collect new broadcasting tax from its subscribers The SABC wants MultiChoice to collect a proposed public broadcasting household tax - which is intended to replace its current TV Licence fee - from DStv subscribers. This is according to the public broadcaster's policy...
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