We’re happy to help! Our TV guides in this issue have the most recent and up-todate programming for the SABC, but here’s a handy breakdown of what to expect when the changes kick in this month:
SABC1 remains unchanged, while SABC2 will see changes mostly to their prime-time viewing. SABC2’s biggest change is weekdays between 18:30 and 20:00 – soapie 7de Laan (2000- current) moves to 19:00, which means that it will compete directly with Isidingo (1998- current) on SABC3 and Rhythm City (2007- current) on e.tv. Afrikaans news moves from 19:00 to 19:30, while the Sesotho/Setswana news moves into 7de Laan’s old timeslot at 18:30. US talk-show Dr Phil (2002- current) is being dropped completely from the 11:30 timeslot and replaced by a variety of different local shows, while local talkshow Motswako (2003- current) goes on a break during Election Debate (2016, MondaysThursdays at 18:00) and will be back in August. A special once- off Erfsondes (2007-2012) seasons 1-3 recap will air on Tuesday 19 July and Erfsondes season 4 (which first aired on SABC2 in 2011) will be repeated at 20:00 from Tuesday 26 July. In addition to 7de Laan, some other Afrikaans shows have new timeslots: sitcom Hester En Ester Bester (2007) moves to Wednesdays at 20:00, followed by Mooiloop! (2013- current) at 20:30. As for weekends, the daytime programming stays the same but Saturday and Sunday evenings will see a few of your favourite shows, like Showville (2016- current) and Skwizas (2010- current) changing times.
Hi tvplus. Can you tell us how SABC’s plan to have 80% local content is going to affect our viewing, please? – SAMANTHA,