South Sudan Television

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SSBC Television
Type Broadcast television network
Country South Sudan
Availability National
Slogan Truly African
Headquarters Juba, South Sudan
Owner South Sudan Broadcasting Corporation (Government of South Sudan)
Launch date
18 December 2010

SSTV (South Sudan Television) is a public television network in South Sudan. SSTV broadcast six hours a day in English and Arabic and can also be viewed on Satellite. The station runs a few small local TV stations in Aweil, Wau, Malakal and Rumbek. South Africa provides training for SSTV staff.[1]

South Sudan Television transmits via the Arabsat Badr-4 satellite. South Sudan TV broadcast hours are:

  • 10:00 am – 12:00 am (Juba Time)
  • 7:00 am – 09:00 pm (UTC)

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The chain began under the direction of self-government of South Sudan (made following a peace agreement in 2005) December 18, 2010 via satellite. After several months of its first issue, she was faced with a big problem: pay for transmission via Arabsat Badr 6 and Arab communications satellites ... because of the independence of this country. Useful to know that each country must pay rent for Arabsat to broadcast all its channels. However, the newly created Southern Sudan has not done since the beginning of the year, the channel is broadcast through the rent of his republic mother. The chain may be interrupted its broadcast programs from the satellite.[2]

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