Right royal glitch: SABC3 says sorry

2012-06-05 00:00

SABC3 has issued an apology to viewers for the lack of commentary on Sunday’s live broadcast of The River Pageant, which was part of Queen Elizabeth’s diamond jubilee celebrations. The channel had made arrangements to broadcast the event to viewers with an English commentary, but due to a technical problem between the SABC and its satellite provider, Globecast, the local channel only received visuals and location audio without a commentary track.

“Despite relentless efforts on the part of technicians at the SABC and Globecast, the problem could not be resolved,” said Doulha Domingo, spokesperson for SABC3.

“After more than two hours of compromised coverage, the channel made the regrettable decision to discontinue the broadcast, as the key elements of the pageant had already taken place.

“The root causes of this technical failure are still under investigation, and the channel will ensure that a sustainable solution is implemented for all future live transmissions from overseas.”

Join the conversation!

24.com encourages commentary submitted via MyNews24. Contributions of 200 words or more will be considered for publication.

We reserve editorial discretion to decide what will be published.
Read our comments policy for guidelines on contributions.

24.com publishes all comments posted on articles provided that they adhere to our Comments Policy. Should you wish to report a comment for editorial review, please do so by clicking the 'Report Comment' button to the right of each comment.

Comment on this story
Comments have been closed for this article.

Inside News24

Traffic Alerts
There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.


Create Profile

Creating your profile will enable you to submit photos and stories to get published on News24.

Please provide a username for your profile page:

This username must be unique, cannot be edited and will be used in the URL to your profile page across the entire 24.com network.


Location Settings

News24 allows you to edit the display of certain components based on a location. If you wish to personalise the page based on your preferences, please select a location for each component and click "Submit" in order for the changes to take affect.

Facebook Sign-In

Hi News addict,

Join the News24 Community to be involved in breaking the news.

Log in with Facebook to comment and personalise news, weather and listings.