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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2017- (with payoff line)

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Latest Updated Shows


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

The Fixer (2012)

Genre: Drama, Thriller
Channel: M-Net, SABC3, StarTimes One,, M-Net Series Zone, M-Net City, Vuzu Amp, 1Magic
Summary: A former White House Communications Director starts her own crisis management firm only to discover her clients are not the only ones with secrets.
Starring: Kerry Washington, Henry Ian Cusick, Columbus Short


Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Channel: SABC2, SABC3
Summary: A couple escapes to the idyllic fishing village of Swartwater in an attempt to rescue their fragile relationship after the death of their only child.
Starring: Louw Venter, Jana Strydom, Antoinette Louw

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Isidingo Teasers - May 2018

22 Mar 2018 | Written by: TVSA Team | From: Isidingo Teasers
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Pabi Moloi to host new season of Presenter Search on 3

19 Mar 2018 | Written by: makisto | From: Frankly Speaking | 2 comments
Presenter Search on 3 is back from 10 May. But before then, the show is asking you to audition for your chance to be a star, with Pabi Moloi to serve as host.

Bold And The Beautiful Teasers - April 2018

14 Mar 2018 | Written by: TVSA Team | From: The Bold And The Beautiful Teasers
Will Ridge and Quinn be found out? A mole gets an internship at Forrester to get the inside dirt.


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