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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

S3 (formerly known as 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 was targeted at South Africa's affluent English-speaking community; the channel's primary target market was viewers aged 18-49.

In a 2021 rebrand, SABC3 transitioned to S3 – a revamped channel "servicing the independent thinker and the progressive South African millennial".

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

2017-2021

SABC3 logo


2021-


Latest Updated Shows

The Longest Date

Genre: Action/Adventure, Reality Competition, Dating Game Show
Channel: SABC3
Summary: Takes 16 single South Africans on an epic journey to face their fears in gruelling challenges to find love and claim a grand prize of R100,000.
Starring: Christopher Jaftha


Miss South Africa

Genre: Award Shows, Specials, Variety
Channel: SABC2, SABC3, Mzansi Magic, M-Net, M-Net City, Mzansi Wethu
Summary: Miss South Africa is an annual beauty pageant television special, in which eligible women from around the country compete to win the title.
Starring: Tatum Keshwar, Nicole Flint, Bokang Montjane


The Estate

Genre: Telenovela
Channel: SABC3, SABC1
Summary: Revolves around a gated suburban community which begins to feel less secure when a neighbouring township launches a land claim against the estate.
Starring: Sdumo Mtshali, Jo-anne Reyneke, Don Mlangeni Nawa


Latest Articles

Top Shows on TV: September 2021

19 Oct 2021 | Written by: TVSA Team | From: Primetime TV Viewing Figures
The reload of The Estate on SABC1 knocks the primetime broadcast off S3's Top 20 list.


The Red Room Teasers - November 2021

18 Oct 2021 | Written by: TVSA Team | From: The Red Room Teasers
Boncuk's sister and Doctor discuss putting her in a facility.


Introducing the 10 scissorhands on S3's A Cut Above the Rest

12 Oct 2021 | Written by: TVSA Team | From: SABC3
10 hairdressers. R150,000 on the table. Who has the power to out "do"?



LATEST ARTICLES

Muvhango Teasers - November 2021

K tries to kill himself. Also: Gugu and Azwindini get stuck underground.


Dokter Ali Teasers - November 2021

Complaints about Ali lead to him being called to a board meeting.


New on TV today: Wednesday 20 October

Men choose Russian brides in VIA's Ram vir 'n Rus as new novelas start on Star Life and Zee.


New! Broken Hearts Teasers - October 2021

Introducing the first teasers for Star Life's new series about the impact of a 20-year age difference on a couple.


Top Shows on TV: September 2021

The reload of The Estate on SABC1 knocks the primetime broadcast off S3's Top 20 list.


Voëlvry Teasers - November 2021

BOOM! A house explodes. Also: Another murder.


Legacy 2 Teasers - November 2021

Guess who's back, back again....Msizi!


Big Brother Mzansi: Revived! and now casting in 2021

The search is ON for housemates for reality TV's comeback kid.


New on TV today: Tuesday 19 October

A new show joins two returning ones on VIA, as med drama Nurses returns to Universal.


New! Wedding Planners Teasers - October 2021

Introducing the first teasers for Star Life's new 21h00 novela ahead of its premiere on Tuesday (19th).

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