SABC1 has officially confirmed to leave the X Factor SA second season out of its broadcast schedule for this year. This follows the channel’s reassessment of its broadcast plans for the fiscal year 2015-16.
We remain proud of what the X Factor SA achieved in its first run. Not only did it produce SA’s most sought after singing group right now – season 1 winners, Four, it also proved once again that SABC1 remains Mzansi’s official entertainment authority. To be sure, the X Factor SA is still of value to the channel. However we have had to re-assess our broadcast schedule priorities and take a business decision not to include the X Factor in our schedule this year,” says Maijang Mpherwane, SABC1 head of Bouquet.
SABC1 currently has a number of proudly locally produced reality offerings including; The Sing Off SA and the first of its kind, 1’s & 2’s, to which they still draw quite significant, dependable crowds.