Broadcast on: SABC
Active from: 02 Apr 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


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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.

Latest Updated Shows

Miss South Africa

Genre: Award Shows, Specials, Variety
Channel: SABC2, SABC3, Mzansi Magic, M-Net, M-Net City
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

Tropika Island of Treasure

Genre: Reality, Reality Competition
Channel:, SABC1, SABC3
Summary: Reality competition series in which celebrities and ordinary people compete in exotic locations in a variety of daily challenges to win a cash prize.
Starring: DJ Fresh, Natalie Becker, Lalla Hirayama

Jam Sandwich

Genre: Music, Reality, Docu-Reality
Channel: SABC2, SABC3
Summary: Musicians from different segments of the SA music industry are put together to collaborate on writing a new song, despite their contrasting styles.
Starring: Michelle Constant, Carol Ralefeta

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