New channel SABC Encore to launch on DStv in May


sabc-encoreBrand-new channel SABC Encore launches on DStv channel 156 on 11 May at 17:00

The South African Broadcasting Corporation (SABC) has partnered with MultiChoice to launch SABC Encore, a new entertainment channel on DStv channel 156 on Monday, 11 May 2015. The new channel will showcase some of South Africa’s best loved comedy, drama, kiddies and lifestyle shows from 1980s and 1990s.

Our customers can reminisce about the good old days with a daily dose of their favourite programmes like Agter Elke Man, the hilarious Sgudi Snaysi, to the ground breaking use of tech-animation in Interster to the goings on at Pumpkin Patch.

SABC Encore will give our customers a chance to share old favourites and classics with their kids. It’s going to provide lots of nostalgic moments, just like some of our other classic channels on DStv. 

Viewers between the ages of 37 and 70 will probably remember the shows the most, but the channel also opens the opportunity to engage with a totally new, younger market as well.

Programmes will cover a variety of languages, including Sesotho, isiZulu, Pedi, SeTswana, English, isiXhosa and Afrikaans.

The channel will be available in Standard Definition (SD) to DStv Premium, Extra, Compact and Family customers and will broadcast 24 hours a day and 7 days a week.