‘Primetime’ BBC content launching on SABC

 ·20 Mar 2024
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BBC Studios has announced a new content deal with the South African Broadcasting Corporation (SABC) which will bring a new content block called BBC Primetime to SABC 3 (S3).

The group said that the block will air on the channel weeknights between 21h00 and 23h00 and on SABC+ from May 2024.

It added that the content will be a “hand-picked selection of award-winning dramas, factual entertainment and documentaries” from the BBC Studios catalogue.

Some shows mentioned include psychological crime thriller starring Idris Elba, Luther, intense medical drama, Critical, gripping factual motoring show, Top Gear (season 14-17), and romantic comedy, Cheaters.

Documentary series, Louis Theroux: Forbidden America, exploring three controversial corners of American entertainment and culture, will also be available to watch from launch.

Sane Zondi, Programming Manager at SABC said the partnership gives the broadcaster access to “a vast catalogue” of BBC content – including a return of titles that had previously been weekly staples on the channel.

BBC Primetime will be available to watch on S3 and SABC+ from May 2024.


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