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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 Real Housewives of New Jersey

Genre: Reality, Docu-Reality
Channel: M-Net Series, SABC3, eReality, Vuzu, M-Net Series Reality, Vuzu Amp, 1Magic
Summary: Follows a selection of the most wealthy, bourgeois Jersey Girls as they live lavish lifestyles and deal with all the drama that money can buy.
Starring: Teresa Giudice, Jacqueline Laurita, Caroline Manzo


Vutha

Genre: Drama
Channel: SABC2, SABC3
Summary: A journey into the multi-faceted life of the Daveyton community (known as Vutha) through the lives of the medical professionals who serve them.
Starring: Kabelo Moalusi, Ayanda Bandla, Leroy Gopal


Family Secrets

Genre: Drama
Channel: SABC1, SABC3
Summary: Weekly drama series which tells the story of Caesar Mokoena, Africa's wealthiest banker, and his ruthless rise to the top of global banking.
Starring: Mangaliso Ngema, Nimrod Nkosi, Sonia Mbele


Latest Articles

New on TV today: Monday 27 June

27 Jun 2022 | Written by: Shows Editor | From: New Shows and Seasons
The comedy Maxxx debuts on S3, the BET Awards air live and delayed and two new dramas start on M-Net.


Top Shows on TV: May 2022

09 Jun 2022 | Written by: TVSA Team | From: Primetime TV Viewing Figures | 2 comments
The Stage 4 loadshedding wreaked havoc on the country's top shows and the Imbewu producers lost the most.


New on TV today: Thursday 23 June

23 Jun 2022 | Written by: Shows Editor | From: New Shows and Seasons
M-Net lays down the law with new western Billy the Kid and the return of Law & Order.



LATEST ARTICLES

New on TV today: Tuesday 28 June

Curiosity documents the Battle for Goose Green as Power Book II: Ghost returns to 1Magic.


Arendsvlei Teasers - July 2022

A secret is revealed on someone's last breath.


New on TV today: Monday 27 June

The comedy Maxxx debuts on S3, the BET Awards air live and delayed and two new dramas start on M-Net.


New on TV today: Sunday 26 June

CBS investigates When Diets Go Horribly Wrong as HISTORY documents Jews who were Numbered.


New on TV today: Saturday 25 June

The only new show tonight is Restaurant: Impossible 19 on Food Network.


Imbewu Teasers - July 2022

Zithulele knocks someone over and kills them! Also, a fake baby dies.


New on TV today: Friday 24 June

It's the battle of the streamer comedies, with Man Vs Bee on Netflix and Loot on Apple TV+.


Gomora 3 Teasers - July 2022

There are 2 separate knife incidents.


The River 5 on 1Magic Teasers - July 2022

Morena wants to sample from different menus...


Die Binnekring Teasers - July 2022

The Circle is shaken when someone at the top dies.

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