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SABC makes changes to TV schedule

Posted by radio On September - 22 - 2014

The South African Broadcasting Corporation (SABC) has announced minor changes to its TV schedule, in light of the fact that SABC 1 soap drama Generations will be revamped. The revamp comes after 16 actors contracts were terminated by MMSV Productions.

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From Wednesday the 1st of October 2014, Generations will be off screen until December as new episodes are filmed. In place of Generations in the 20:00 time slot, SABC 1 drama Skeem Saam Season 3 will be broadcast.

 

The Generations repeat slot on SABC 3 at 10:30 will be replaced by Muvhango.

 

The SABC would like to appeal to the public to be patient as we deal with the challenges currently faced in ensuring the longevity of Generations.

Other changes to the SABC’s TV schedule to take place are as follows:

 

SABC1

The following changes will take place on the channel from the 3rd of October 2014:

  • 18h30: local drama (repeats)
  • 20h00: Skeem Saam S3

 

All other programming on the channel stays the same.

 

SABC 2

The following changes will take place on the channel from the 3rd of November 2014:

  • 17:30: Shangaan and Venda News (broadcast on an alternate basis)
  • 18:30: 7 de Laan
  • 19:00: Afrikaans Nuus
  • 19:30: SeSotho and Setswana News (This is in line with audiences requesting this bulletin to be transmitted earlier in the evening).
  • Mooiloop moves to Thursdays 20:00
  • What’s Behind The Wall (Mondays-Tuesdays 20:30)
  • Ba kae (Wednesday-Thursdays 20:30)
  • 90 Plein Street (Wednesdays 21:30)
  • Interface (moves to Sundays 20:30)

 

SABC 3

The following changes will take place on the channel from the 3rd of November 2014:

  • The Afrikaans Nuus is moving back to SABC 2 at 19:00.
  • Mondays

– Big Bang Theory moves from Tuesday 20:00 to Monday 19:30 for a double bill of sitcom on a Monday night, with ‘The Transporter’ moving from 22:00 to 21:30 into earlier prime time.

  • Tuesdays

– A new foreign drama slot has been created, Chicago Fire S1 replacing Nuus & The Big Bang Theory.

  • Wednesdays

– The Sunday foreign drama Missing, moves to Wednesday 19:30 – 20:30.

  • Thursdays

– Man Cave moves from Wednesday 20:00 to Thursday 19:30.

  • Fridays

– Xtra Factor moves from 20:00 to 19:30.

 

The movie slot moves from 21:00 to 20:00 until Xtra Factor ends.

  • Saturdays

– Desperate Housewives premier slot follows the Saturday night romantic drama slot at 21:30, previously broadcast on a Tuesday at 22:30. Desperate Housewives will repeat in its current slot on Tuesdays.

  • Sundays

– Special Assignment moves from 20:00 to 19:30.

 

– The documentary slot moves from Monday 21:30 to Sunday 20:00. Africa Calling to premier in this slot in November.

– Revenge moves from 20:30 to 21:00.

 

– Regenesis moves from 22:30 to 22:00.

The shifting of news programming is a result of the SABC listening to its audience’s feedback

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