Hate to burst your bubble, but if you are looking forward to tuning into SABC 1 to watch your favourite soapies including Generations: The legacy on Monday evening, then you are in for a huge disappointment.
As announced by the South African Broadcasting Corporation (SABC) last year, popular soapie Generations: The legacy would have to move to SABC 3. This will last for the duration of the African Cup of Nations football competition.
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Apparently, the public broadcaster will be showing most of the tournament matches on SABC 1 from now on. This will continue until Sunday February 5, 2017 when the tournament comes to an end.
In order to cover these matches to the satisfaction of soccer lovers, the broadcaster decided to move Generations: The Legacy from SABC1 to 7:30pm on SABC 3.
Meanwhile, the popular soapie does not stand alone in this reshuffling as some other shows were equally affected. Also, it’s not the first time such adjustments have been made to accommodate other TV programmes.
Confirming the changes, SABC spokesperson Kaizer Kganyago said in a statement;
“The African Cup of Nations will be broadcast live on SABC 1. But we understand that not everyone likes soccer so we have had to move our popular shows onto other platforms. This is nothing new. We have done this with Generations many times and Generations is not the only show that will be affected by the move.”
Also affected by the change are Skeem Saam, which will now be broadcast at 6:30pm on SABC 2, Uzalo will now be broadcast at 8:30pm on SABC 2.
Seemingly, the recent scandals surrounding the state broadcaster have done a number on it as SABC TV News viewership has reportedly taken a massive plunge. This is according to the latest report from South African TV ratings.