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  1. 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...
  2. 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...
  3. 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...
  4. 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...
  5. 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...
  6. 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...
  7. 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...
  8. 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...
  9. 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...
  10. 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...
  11. Hanno Labuschagne

    SABC's proposed TV Licence plan will hammer DStv - Analyst

    SABC's proposed TV Licence plan will hammer DStv - Analyst The SABC and Department of Communications and Digital Technologies' plan to force DStv subscribers to pay TV Licences could be highly damaging to South Africa's largest pay TV broadcaster, which is already getting hammered by streaming...
  12. Hanno Labuschagne

    New household tax proposed for funding the SABC

    New household tax proposed for funding the SABC The Department of Communications wants to declare the SABC a Public Service Media Broadcaster and fund it through a new household levy. This was one of the proposals presented by Deputy Minister of Communications Pinky Kekana during a recent...
  13. J

    SABC sees surge in advertising sales

    SABC sees surge in advertising sales The South African Broadcasting Corporation (SABC) has delivered significant growth in advertising sales over the past few months, boosting revenue across a number of its operations. It said that despite the difficult operating environment, its revenue...
  14. J

    Stella Ndabeni-Abrahams tells SABC to negotiate with unions to avoid blackout

    Stella Ndabeni-Abrahams tells SABC to negotiate with unions to avoid blackout Minister for Communications and Digital Technologies Stella Ndabeni-Abrahams has ordered the SABC board to resolve issues over job cuts, according to a report by The Sunday Times. In a letter seen by the publication...
  15. J

    SABC threatened with blackout

    SABC threatened with blackout SABC unions are threatening a blackout of all services this morning if restructuring and retrenchment processes are not halted. Aubrey Tshabalala, general secretary of the Communication Workers Union (CWU), said a go-slow at the SABC started yesterday which...
  16. J

    Big court victory for SABC over jobs bloodbath

    Big court victory for SABC over jobs bloodbath The Labour Court of South Africa has dismissed the application by the Broadcasting, Electronic, Media and Allied Workers Union (BEMAWU) to declare the SABC's retrenchment process as invalid. The SABC plans to retrench up to 400 employees - a...
  17. J

    How the SABC can save itself from financial ruin

    How the SABC can save itself from financial ruin The SABC's plan to cut 400 jobs was recently suspended until the end of 2020, following strike action and a widely-publicised video of an in-office altercation between employees and management. The SABC faces financial disaster if it is unable...
  18. J

    SABC will auction off properties to raise money

    SABC will auction off properties to raise money The SABC has announced that it will terminate the lease agreements for its non-core properties, effective 1 December 2020, before auctioning these properties. These properties include residential properties which are currently being leased to...
  19. j4ck455

    The era of governing without choosing is over

    https://www.politicsweb.co.za/opinion/the-era-of-governing-without-choosing-is-over
  20. J

    SABC retrenchments to be suspended for 7 days

    SABC retrenchments to be suspended for 7 days The SABC board has announced that it will suspend the Section 189 process for a period of seven days. The board had resolved on suspending up to 400 employees at the state broadcaster, but it soon faced a backlash from employees and unions.
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