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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

Teen Wolf

Genre: Drama, Teen Drama, Supernatural
Channel: Vuzu, SABC2, M-Net Series Showcase, Vuzu Amp, M-Net City, 1Magic
Summary: Scott McCall, a high school student, gets bitten by a werewolf then attempts to maintain a normal life, while hiding from everyone his secret life.
Starring: Tyler Posey, Crystal Reed, Dylan O'Brien


Geraamtes in die Kas

Genre: Drama
Channel: SABC2, SABC3
Summary: Four psychiatrists and psychologists try to balance their chaotic lives with patients, families and careers, while maintaining their sanity.
Starring: Anel Alexander, James Alexander, Vuyelwa Booi


Skwizas

Genre: Comedy
Channel: SABC2
Summary: A group of elderly friends ("skwizas") bustle through life and grapple with dwindling pensions, lost careers, jealousy and late-life romance.
Starring: Lillian Dube, Mary Twala, Dolly Malunga


Latest Articles

Top Shows on TV: July 2018

08 Aug 2018 | Written by: TVSA Team | From: Primetime TV Viewing Figures
The World Cup scores another goal for 7de Laan and The Herd takes DStv's no. 4 spot in its debut month.


SABC2: now also in HD

08 Aug 2018 | Written by: TVSA Team | From: SABC2
Wonders never cease. The SABC promised SABC2 would go HD and it has.


New on TV today: Sunday 12 August

12 Aug 2018 | Written by: Shows Editor | From: New Shows and Seasons
SABC3 showcases a brutal lion doccie, Skwizas returns to SABC2 and E! tries to keep up with a new season of Kardashians.


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.

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