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SABC AFCON Schedule Changes

Date: Dec 8, 2016

The SABC channels announce schedule changes to be noted during AFCON 2017

With one of Africa’s biggest football spectacle imminent in January 2017, the SABC TV has come up with several schedule changes affecting prime time slots. A transversal approach has been put in place to ensure that television viewers do not lose out on their favourite shows. The African Cup of Nations Competition starts on SABC 1 on Saturday, 14th January – Sunday, 05th February 2017. The announced schedule changes will affect all the SABC TV channels as follows.

SABC 1 SCHEDULE CHANGES:

SABC 1 will host the soccer tournament providing SA soccer fans an opportunity to watch a total of 28 matches live and 4 delayed. Major changes will be made to the normal SABC 1 schedule between the 17h30 – 24h00 timeslots to accommodate the soccer festival.

Key SABC1 titles such as Generations-The Legacy, Uzalo and Skeem Saam will be temporarily placed on sister channels SABC2 and 3 as follows:

 

-           Skeem Saam at 18h30 (Mon - Fri) on SABC2

-           Generations-The Legacy at 19h30 (Mon – Fri) on SABC3

-           Uzalo at 20h30 (Mon - Wed) on SABC2

SABC 2 SCHEDULE CHANGES:

Mon- Fri at 18:00 Tswana / Sotho News

Mon- Fri at 18:30 Skeem Sam

Mon- Fri at 19:00 7de Laan remains on the slot

Mon-Fri at 19:30 Nuus

Mon- Wed at 20:30 Uzalo

Mon at 20:00 Navy NCIS will take a break to return on a new slot

Mon at 20:00 Nhlala ya Rixaka

Tue at 20:00 Afrikaans Drama will take a break to return on a new slot in Feb

Tues on 20:00 Ngula ya Vutivi

SABC 3 SCHEDULE CHANGES:

Generations – 19h30 and High Rollers won’t be aired.

“The transversal schedule strategy has been adopted involving the 3 SABC TV channels to ensure that the interests of our audiences are adequately accommodated during the AFCON 2017 tournament. Normal programming on all channels will resume once the AFCON games are over,” says Zandile Nkonyeni, Head of PR: SABC TV Channels. “The channel will reveal a refreshed schedule in February 2017 with an exciting line up of brand new titles.”

Issued by:

 

Zandile Nkonyeni (SABC TV PR)

Tel. (011) 714 5343 / E: nkonyenizg@sabc.co.za

For more information, please contact the SABC Publicity channel contacts:

SABC Publicity Contacts 

SABC1:

Phillip Mabitsela (E: mabitselap@sabc.co.za /T. (011) 714 6296)

SABC1 Online:       www.sabc1.co.za / Facebook:  SABC1 Mzansi fo Sho /Twitter: @Official_SABC1

SABC2:

Caroline Phalakatshela (E:  phalakatshelamc@sabc.co.za /T. (011) 714 5441)

Lebo Malete (E: maletel01@sabc.co.za /T. (011) 714 7455

SABC2 Online: www.sabc2.co.za; | Facebook: SABC2 You belong. | Twitter:  @SABC_2 

SABC3:

Doulha Domingo (E: domingod@sabc.co.za | T. (011) 714 6269

SABC3 Online:    www.sabc3.co.za | Facebook: SABC 3 | Twitter: @SABC3

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