5 May 1975 (test transmission)|
6 January 1976 (start of regular broadcasts, as SABC TV/SAUK-TV)
1 January 1982 (as TV1)
4 February 1996 (as SABC 2)
|Owned by||South African Broadcasting Corporation|
|Picture format||16:9 (576i, SDTV)|
|Broadcast area||South Africa|
|Headquarters||SABC Television Park, Uitsaaisentrum, Johannesburg, South Africa|
|Replaced||SABC TV / SAUK-TV|
|Sentech||Channel depends on nearest Sentech repeater|
|OpenView HD||Channel 102|
It was created in 1996 after the SABC restructured its television channels, taking the place of the old TV1 channel. 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 week night 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.
- "The Media Development and Diversity Agency - a draft position paper". South African Government Information. November 2000. p. 68. Archived from the original on 2009-08-31. Retrieved 2008-11-30.
- SABC 2 (official site)
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