SABC 2

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
  (Redirected from SABC2)
Jump to: navigation, search
SABC 2
SABC 2
Launched 1996
Network SABC
Owned by South African Broadcasting Corporation
Picture format 4:3 (576i, SDTV)
Slogan You belong
Country South Africa
Language Sotho
Tswana
English
Afrikaans[1]
Broadcast area South Africa
Headquarters SABC Television Park, Uitsaaisentrum, Johannesburg, South Africa
Formerly called TV1
Replaced SABC TV / SAUK-TV
Sister channel(s) SABC 1
SABC 3
Website www.sabc2.com
Availability
Terrestrial
Sentech Channel depends on nearest Sentech repeater
Satellite
StarSat TV (Previously Known as TopTV) Channel 162
DSTV Channel 192
OpenView HD TBA
FreeVision TBA

SABC 2 is a South African television channel owned by the South African Broadcasting Corporation (SABC). SABC 2 broadcasts programming in English, Afrikaans, Venda, and Tsonga.

It was created in 1996, after the SABC restructured its television channels. The reduced prominence of Afrikaans angered many speakers of the language, although the channel still features a significant amount of Afrikaans programming, including a news broadcast every weeknight at 19:00 and weekends at 18:00.

M-Net seeing the market need, launched the Afrikaans subscription channel KykNet in 1999 and followed in 2005 with the music channel MK (originally known as MK89.) In 2009, Mnet launched Koowwe, a kids channel broadcasting in Afrikaans.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "The Media Development and Diversity Agency - a draft position paper". South African Government Information. November 2000. p. 68. Retrieved 2008-11-30. 

External links[edit]