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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 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


The Ultimate Braai Master

Genre: Food, Reality Competition
Channel: SABC3, eExtra, e.tv, Travel Channel, eReality
Summary: Teams of two contestants each take part in a culinary adventure as they compete for a variety of prizes and the title of Ultimate Braai Master.
Starring: Justin Bonello, Bertus Basson, Marthinus Ferreira


It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia

Genre: Comedy
Channel: M-Net, Top One, SABC3, Vuzu, M-Net City
Summary: Comedy which follows the exploits of a group of self-centered friends who run Paddy's Pub, an unsuccessful Irish bar in South Philadelphia.
Starring: Charlie Day, Glenn Howerton, Rob McElhenney


Latest Articles

New on TV today: Friday 21 January

21 Jan 2022 | Written by: Shows Editor | From: New Shows and Seasons
Nat Geo uncovers more Lost Treasures of Egypt as Blue Venom Girl debuts on eExtra.


New on TV today: Thursday 20 January

20 Jan 2022 | Written by: Shows Editor | From: New Shows and Seasons
Crime drama Whitstable Pearl starts on Universal and kykNET profiles tiny homes in Spasie.


New on TV today: Wednesday 19 January

19 Jan 2022 | Written by: Shows Editor | From: New Shows and Seasons
Odd doc The Wolfpack airs on S3 and delish competish The Globe begins on Food Network.



LATEST ARTICLES

New on TV today: Saturday 22 January

The only new show tonight is the Season 16 premiere of Hell's Kitchen USA on eReality.


Lingashoni Teasers - February 2022

Murderers revealed!


The River 5 on 1Magic Teasers - February 2022

Season 5 premiere! An old stranger returns and asks questions no-one can answer.


The River 4 on 1Magic Teasers - February 2022

Season 4 finale! Panic and dread set in as Refilwe faces its future.


Illusion Teasers - February 2022

Series finale! Rani lures Pooja with the intention of killing her.


Getroud met Rugby Teasers - February 2022

Candice shares a video about her attacker and then promptly meets his ex wife.


New on TV today: Friday 21 January

Nat Geo uncovers more Lost Treasures of Egypt as Blue Venom Girl debuts on eExtra.


Gomora 2 Teasers - February 2022

Thati's wedding is back on track.


New! Happy Hearts Teasers - January 2022

Happiness and a lightness of spirit, starring an actress who became so unhappy she quit the show.


New! Never Say Goodbye Teasers - January 2022

Star-crossed lovers must fight bigoted social stereotypes to ensure they Never Say Goodbye.

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