It's finally the 14th July 2014 and the day we've long been waiting for. SABC 2 and its sister channels, will be launching new shows and broadcast times from today onwards. The channel, which has a very older generation, family focus, boasts the Muvhango which has the second biggest viewership as a soapie. 7de Laan is also a favourite, also with greta ratings for the heavily contested 6.30pm slot.
Anyway here's what you can expect from SABC 2 today:
- Mali (Kenyan telenovela) Mondays to Wednesdays at 7.30pm
- Saturdays will boast blockbuster movies from September, at 9pm. So while we wait, SABC2 will start beefing up their movie collection, and from what was said at the advertiser upfront last month, SABC recently returned from Hollywood after signing deals with movie studios to get the latest films shown on SABC channels ASAP. So no more waiting three years to watch the latest films.
- Viewer favourite, Noot vir Noot, will keep it's 7.30pm slot, while Mooiloop will air at 7pm from Friday and Voetspore will air at 6pm on Sunday 20th.
- Die Nuus has moved to SABC 3 from today. Die Nuus will air weekdays at 7.30pm on SABC 3.
The TV Snitch report from three weeks ago:
SABC 2’s programme manager, Jacqui Hlongwane, revealed the channel will be losing some of their flagship shows to SABC 3. In one of the weirdest programming decisions, SABC 2 has basically handed over Die Nuus, 50/50, Fokus over to SABC 3. They have kept 7de Laan and will now be focusing on re-branding themselves as a variety and family entertainment channel, with a couple of variety and game shows and sitcoms, local and foreign. They will also be now airing telenovellas. A local telenovella is in pre-production, while the excellent Geraamtes in die Kas, will also now be aired on SABC 3. SABC 2 has always been where you’ll find almost all the languages on its programming, making it a truly ‘Proudly South African’ channel. I really hope this move doesn’t backfire.