I ADORE ENCORE
Can tvplus tell me how they choose what shows go on SABC Encore?
We spoke to SABC scheduling assistant Adi Makhado, who explained the different ways in which they decide. “We air proudly South African content from the ’80s and ’90s on Encore (DStv channel 156). The schedule is segmented into genre and language blocks and programmes are chosen to fit within those blocks. Encore also uses its social media platforms to gauge what viewers would like to see. Furthermore SABC has a local non-broadcast sales unit that has been selling shows to viewers since the late ’70s – the database provides a good mechanism to understand viewers’ likes.”