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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

Hawaii Five-0

Genre: Action/Adventure, Drama, Police Procedural
Channel: M-Net, FOX Africa, SABC3, e.tv, M-Net Series Showcase, M-Net Series Zone, M-Net Edge, M-Net City
Summary: A re-imagining of the original series about an elite task force whose mission is to wipe out the crime that washes up on the Islands' beaches.
Starring: Alex O'Loughlin, Scott Caan, Daniel Dae Kim


Swartwater

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


The Estate

Genre: Telenovela
Channel: SABC3
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

The Estate Teasers - August 2021

21 Jul 2021 | Written by: TVSA Team | From: The Estate Teasers
Betrayed! Muzi takes drastic action to save his business.


The Red Room Teasers - August 2021

22 Jul 2021 | Written by: TVSA Team | From: The Red Room Teasers | 1 comment
Alya finally opens up.


Hott pics! Match up the singles on The Longest Date 2

20 Jul 2021 | Written by: TVSA Team | From: SABC3
16 singles. 8 couples. Meet them. Hook them up.



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