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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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.


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


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


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.


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.



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Latest Updated Shows

Married in A Flash

Genre: Reality
Channel: SABC3
Summary: Reality series in which couples who are engaged are given a limited amount of time and a budget of R75,000 to creatively plan and execute their wedding.
Starring: Nolu Malope

The Scoop

Genre: Magazine, Celebrity Gossip
Channel: SABC3
Summary: Hosted by Khanyi Mbau, this show brings "scoops" every week of the latest trends in local and international fashion, music, movies and celebrities.
Starring: Khanyi Mbau

Tyres & Braaiers

Genre: Food, Travel
Channel: SABC3
Summary: Comedian Nik Rabinowitz and chef Hezron Louw tour the country in search of the most unique and interesting braai experiences South Africa has to offer.
Starring: Nik Rabinowitz, Hezron Louw

Latest Articles

New season: Tyres & Braaiers 2

18 Oct 2017 | Written by: Shows Editor | From: Today's TV Highlights
CHANNEL: SABC3 | The boys are back! Nik and Hezron tour Germiston in a self-built 1949 Mercury Hot-rod.

New season: The Scoop 2

18 Oct 2017 | Written by: Shows Editor | From: Today's TV Highlights
CHANNEL: SABC3 | Hosted by Khanyi Mbau, this show "scoops" out the latest trends.

Isidingo Teasers - December 2017

17 Oct 2017 | Written by: TVSA Team | From: Isidingo Teasers
The final month of 2017 hovers on the horizon with a penniless Morongwa and devastated daddy Georgie.


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