Last updated on December 10, 2013

SABC was founded in 1936 regulated by a government act, replacing the already existing African Broadcasting Corporation that was founded in 1927. The name stands for South African Broadcasting Corporation. It started the first television service, TV1, on 6 January 1976, after 8 months of experimental broadcasts. From the beginning, the channel had nationwide coverage and broadcasted in color. The company is founded by an yearly licence fee. SABC launched the second channel in 1982 which broadcasting in the African languages while TV1 covered both English and African languages. The third channel,known as TSS or Topsport Surplus, was released later, dedicated entirely to sport events and related programs. The company was restructured in 1996 and the channels were renamed as SABC 1, SABC 2 and SABC 3.For more details on the channel, SABC online broadcast or specific details such as tv shows, schedules or vod please check the official website. The TV online programming includes shows and programmes like Infomercials, Yotv, Isidingo, Supa Strike, AgriTV, Magic Cellar 2, Judge Mathias, AM Shopping, Africa News, Update, Media Career Guide, Open University, Nuus. SABC online stream is aired live from Johannesburg.

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Zip Code2006
Telephone+27 (0)11 714 6481
Fax+27 (0)11 714 6311
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