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SABC3

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

SABC3 is a commercial South African Broadcasting Corporation (SABC) television channel that carries programming in English and Afrikaans.

It was created in 1996, after the SABC restructured its television channels. It inherited many of its programs from TV1, South Africa's apartheid-era "white" channel.

SABC3 is targeted at South Africa's affluent English-speaking community; the channel's primary target market is viewers aged 18-49. It screens a combination of international programming from the United States and United Kingdom, as well as locally produced soap operas, talk shows and drama series.

AVAILABILITY

Terrestrial: Sentech (channel depends on nearest Sentech repeater)
DStv: Channel 193
StarSat: Channel 163
OpenView HD: Channel 103

SLOGAN

"Stay with SABC3"
"The Stage is Yours" (from 23 March, 2017)

DEMOGRAPHICS

25-49 Years old: Epicenter 30 year old
Urban/Metropolitan South African with Global Outlook
LSM 7-10

Global Citizens Attributes

Strong in ages 16-24, but also have 25+; From mid to upper LSMs; Mainly Whites, Indians; Largely Urban. Suburbs; Highly educated.

Forward thinking and creative.

Strong spirit of entrepreneurship.

Well travelled and well read.

Individual orientated.

Confident in what they know and what they can do.

Highly interested in a great variety of sport, particularly adventure sport.

Busybodies.

Global Citizens represent innovation, wealth and technology. They live busy lives and seem  to thrive at the next challenge. They do not like to be restricted by tradition and believe in equal opportunities for both men and women.

This group of people are well traveled and therefore have a broad outlook on life.

LOGOS

2014-2017

SABC3 logo

2017- (with payoff line)

SABC3 logo


Latest Updated Shows

Isidingo

Genre: Soap Opera
Channel: SABC3
Summary: Isidingo (formerly known as Isidingo: The Need) is a South African television soap opera originally created by Gray Hofmeyr and set in Horizon Deep, a South African mining town, where the structure of the mining community from the lowliest workers to executive management reflects South African society as it is in the new millennium.
Starring: Keketso Semoko, Robert Whitehead, Arno Marais


Law & Order: Special Victims Unit

Genre: Drama, Police Procedural
Channel: SABC3, Universal TV
Summary: Chronicles the life and crimes of the Special Victims Unit of the NYPD, the elite squad of detectives who investigate crimes of a sexual nature.
Starring: Christopher Meloni, Mariska Hargitay, Richard Belzer


The Game

Genre: Comedy, Drama, Comedy-Drama
Channel: SABC3, Vuzu, SABC1, Vuzu Amp
Summary: A spinoff of Girlfriends, this comedy-drama follows the fortunes of a group of women who all have relationships with pro football players.
Starring: Tia Mowry, Brittany Daniel, Hosea Chanchez


Latest Articles

Isidingo Teasers - July 2019

17 May 2019 | Written by: TVSA Team | From: Isidingo Teasers | 1 comment
Sechaba moves on quickly when things don't go well with Phindile!


Top Shows on TV: April 2019

15 May 2019 | Written by: TVSA Team | From: Primetime TV Viewing Figures | 2 comments
The first ratings for SABC2's Giyani: Land of Blood are in. What do they mean? We investigate and compare.


New on TV today: Tuesday 21 May

21 May 2019 | Written by: Shows Editor | From: New Shows and Seasons
BBC Earth uncovers The Secret Lives of Slim People, SABC3 WAGS again and Nat Geo goes Inside Incredible Machines.


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