BOLD MOVE BY SABC

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Hi tv­plus. I’m hear­ing that SABC plans to can­cel Days and Bold. While I agree that lo­cal con­tent and tal­ent should be given op­por­tu­nity, I fail to see how can­celling these two shows will make that much of a dif­fer­ence. A note to DStv, the SABC is cre­at­ing a gap in the mar­ket – per­haps you can give us a soapie chan­nel – ALICE, VIA EMAIL

We asked the SABC for of­fi­cial com­ment on the pos­si­ble Days and Bold can­cel­la­tion but they have in­di­cated that no firm de­ci­sion has been taken and that the re­vi­sion of July’s sched­ule is on­go­ing, with­out a par­tic­u­lar dead­line. While viewer de­mands fac­tor in, they are part of a far larger set of fac­tors that the SABC is con­sid­er­ing in its de­ci­sion to change the pro­por­tion of lo­cal con­tent. There are grow­ing view­er­ship fig­ures for lo­cal con­tent com­bined with a de­cline in view­er­ship for in­ter­na­tional con­tent, fi­nan­cial realities about the cost of in­ter­na­tional pro­gram­ming and many more. Keep an eye on our Face­book page for up­dates the minute we get them from SABC3.

No one knows if SABC3 will be ditch­ing Brooke and Bold just yet.

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