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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

Vloeksteen

Genre: Drama
Channel: kykNET, kykNET & kie, SABC2
Summary: Drama series which follows a group of deep cover agents and their handlers as they fight the illegal diamond trade on South Africa's west coast.
Starring: André Jacobs, Erica Wessels, Neels van Jaarsveld


NCIS

Genre: Drama, Police Procedural
Channel: SABC2, Hallmark Channel, Sony Channel, Universal Channel, M-Net, M-Net City, SABC3
Summary: NCIS is a show that focuses on the sometimes complex and always amusing dynamics of a team forced to work together in high-stress situations.
Starring: Mark Harmon, Michael Weatherly, Sasha Alexander


Fishy Fêshuns

Genre: Comedy
Channel: SABC2, SABC Encore, kykNET & kie
Summary: Sitcom based on the BBC sitcom The Rag Trade which revolves around the goings on between workers and their boss in a clothing factory in Cape Town.
Starring: Russel Savadier, June van Merch, Marie Pentz


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