SABC takes BET and MTV shows


The South African Broadcasting Corporation (SABC) has acquired a variety of programmes from Viacom International Media Networks (VIMN), a unit of Viacom Inc. The broadcaster has picked up BET Networks' late night talk show The Mo'Nique Show to air weekly in the 21.00 on its flagship channel from April 2.

The broadcaster has also acquired MTV reality strands The Hills, Cribs and Run's House for youth-skewing SABC 3, and Nickelodeon teen sitcoms iCarly and True Jackson for SABC 2.

In a parallel move, Viacom has also licensed SpongeBob SquarePants, ‘Back at the Barnyard’ and Catdog to Atlantic Pictures who will take on responsibility for sublicensing the properties in Francophone Africa.