Disruption to schedules: SABC to shuffle shows to accommodate afcon soccer tournament

2012-11-23 00:00

NEXT January’s Africa Cup of Nations (Afcon) 2013 soccer tournament will mean major disruption to schedules on all three SABC TV channels.

Soapies Generations and The Bold and the Beautifu l will move from SABC1 to SABC2, with Isidingo on SABC3 jumping to 9.30 pm at the end of January.

The programming shuffle will likely leave millions of South African viewers fuming and confused not only as to what happened to their popular TV shows, but where and when to find them.

The SABC plans to move several SABC1 shows come January 2013 to SABC2 in order to accommodate Afcon 2013.

The changes to schedules between 4.30pm and midnight will affect some of the SABC’s biggest advertising revenue earners such as The Bold and the Beautiful, Montana, Generations, Zone 14, RGB, Friends Like These and Isidingo.

Several popular SABC2 shows will simply disappear as SABC1 shows are moved to SABC2 timeslots.

With SABC1 broadcasting 29 Afcon 2013 matches, The Bold and the Beautiful will be moving to SABC2 at 6 pm.

SABC2’s “normal” schedule will only resume at 9 pm.

SABC2 will carry SABC1’s Xhosa/Zulu news at 7.30 pm and the Siswati/Ndelebe news at 5.30 pm.

Generations is also moving from SABC1 to SABC2 but remains at 8 pm.

SABC1 dramas such as Montana, Zone 14 and Tshisa all move to SABC2 as well.

Real Goboza moves to SABC2 at 5.30 pm, with Friends Like These on SABC2 at 6.30 pm.

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