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SABC2

Broadcast on: SABC
Active from: 04 Feb 1996

Contact details:
Physical Address:
SABC, cnr. of Artillery and Henley Rd, Auckland Park, Johannesburg, South Africa 2092

Postal Address:
SABC, Private Bag X1, Auckland Park, Johannesburg, South Africa 2006

Tel: 011 714-9111
Fax: 011 714-9744

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About

SABC2 is a South African television channel owned by the South African Broadcasting Corporation (SABC). SABC 2 broadcasts programming in English, Afrikaans, Venda, and Tsonga.

It was created in 1996, after the SABC restructured its television channels. The reduced prominence of Afrikaans angered many speakers of the language, although the channel still features a significant amount of Afrikaans programming.

SABC2 is a free-to-air channel positioned as the Channel for the Nation. SABC2 promises to celebrate and empower the nation through cutting-edge programming that is vibrant and
entertaining.

AVAILABILITY

Terrestrial: Sentech (channel depends on nearest Sentech repeater)
DStv: Channel 192
StarSat: Channel 162
OpenView HD: Channel 102

SLOGAN

The current slogan is "You Belong" and it appears on the backdrop of the four primary colours: blue, red, yellow and green. It replaced the slogan "Feel at Home".

Positioning Statement

SABC2 is where South Africans are proud to belong – together celebrating and empowering the
nation thorough cutting edge programming that is vibrant and entertaining.

Target Market

Primary Viewer
Segmented as Nation Builders in LSM 5-7

Secondary Viewer
Segmented as Established and Rooted in LSM 8-10

Sotho, Afrikaans, Venda, Tsonga and English speaking viewers.

Reaching just over 26-million adults 15+ weekly, SABC2 is South Africa's second preferred channel.

SABC2 has a very strong and appealing brand ethos "feel at home" and now "you belong".

Positioned in the minds of South Africans as an "all" accommodating channel in terms of race, language and content.

SABC2 caters for both middle and high end markets.

SABC2's content is largely local.

SABC2 is the default channel for events of national importance.

The channel aims to promote social cohesion and nation building properties, and these you find displayed on programmes such as Motswako, its flagship women's property that educates, informs and entertains through talk, as well as on our soapies, Muvhango and 7de Laan that tell our daily stories.

A documentary strand has created a platform that show-cases South African history in a cinematic yet informative way through programmes such as Shoreline, A Country Imagined and Who do you think you are?.

In a nutshell, SABC2 is a full spectrum television service offering a programme mix of enlightening, informative, educational and entertaining material.


Latest Updated Shows

Swartwater

Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Channel: SABC2, SABC3
Summary: A couple escapes to the idyllic fishing village of Swartwater in an attempt to rescue their fragile relationship after the death of their only child.
Starring: Louw Venter, Jana Strydom, Antoinette Louw


Koöperasiestories

Genre: Comedy, Comedy-Drama
Channel: TV1, kykNET, SABC2
Summary: Classic series set in a close-knit small town, where three friends sit gossiping about the people they know walking by the stoep of a co-op.


Muvhango

Genre: Drama, Soap Opera
Channel: SABC2
Summary: Muvhango is a South African Venda-language primetime soap opera created by Duma Ndlovu, produced by his Word of Mouth Productions company and inspired by the real-life story of the former Chief of Thate in Venda, which incorporates and reflects township and Sowetan life.
Starring: Sindi Dlathu, Maumela Mahuwa, Murabeli Rasalanavho


Latest Articles

New on TV today: Tuesday 19 January

19 Jan 2021 | Written by: Shows Editor | From: New Shows and Seasons
Mzansi Magic helps orphans who were Abandoned as drama Swartwater returns to SABC2.


Top Shows on TV: December 2020

12 Jan 2021 | Written by: TVSA Team | From: Primetime TV Viewing Figures
Emergency! Skeem Saam lost its signature spot as the country's No. 3 show, replaced by Scandal!


Muvhango Teasers - January 2021

28 Dec 2020 | Written by: TVSA Team | From: Muvhango Teasers | 3 comments
A mystery woman called Master enters KK's life. And causes all sorts of problems.


Latest Press Releases

Thandaza and Ranthumeng to wed on Muvhango's 2000th episodePress Release

28 May 2014 | Written by: TVSA Team | From: Press Releases | 21 comments
On Thursday night (29 May) Thandaza and Ranthumeng will marry on the banks of the Crocodile River in Aviant, on Muvhango's 2000th episode.


LATEST ARTICLES

New on TV today: Tuesday 19 January

Mzansi Magic helps orphans who were Abandoned as drama Swartwater returns to SABC2.


The Bachelorette SA: what long hair on men REALLY means

Impressions on the show's first bachelors.


Binnelanders Teasers - February 2021

Tensions rise in Harare - in particular, in one hotel room.


New on TV today: Monday 18 January

eExtra debuts the telenovela As Die Skoen Pas and Stephen King's The Stand starts on M-Net.


New on TV today: Sunday 17 January

SABC1 searches for The Next Big Thing and SABC3 discovers a Wild Metropolis.


New on TV today: Saturday 16 January

Discovery documents California wildfires in Cal Fire and comedy Grown-ish starts on e.tv.


Scandal! Teasers - February 2021

Judgement day for Dintle! Also, some bed-breaking...


eExtra alert! Kuiertyd's new primetime schedule (from 18 January 2021)

NB: Deur Dik en Dun moves to 21h30.


The Candidate Teasers - February 2021

Finale alert! A suicide and a move abroad.


Confirmed! Isibaya cancelled in The Curse of the "I"s

The goss you need to know.

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