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

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

Roer Jou Voete

Genre: Drama
Channel: SABC3, SABC2
Summary: A dancer falls foul of a Jozi drug lord and finds that his only hope to survive is a Latin and Ballroom Dance School in a forgotten Karoo town.
Starring: Marno van der Merwe, Ilse Klink, Saint Seseli

CSI: Miami

Genre: Drama, Police Procedural
Channel: M-Net, Top One, SABC3, FOX Crime, FOX Africa, M-Net Series
Summary: This series trails the investigations of a team of Miami-Dade Police Department forensic scientists as they solve mysterious deaths and crimes.
Starring: David Caruso, Emily Procter, Adam Rodriguez

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