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SABC TV programme schedule changes during AFCON 2017 

Posted by radio On December - 10 - 2016

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.

 

Afcon2015-logo300x300The 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 Saam

Mon- Fri at 19:00 7de Laan remains in 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 in a new slot

Mon at 20:00 Nhlala ya Rixaka

Tue at 20:00 Afrikaans Drama will take a break to return in 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.”

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