Broadcast News - In Brief


- The SABC plans to launch SABC Sport as a brand new separate TV channel in South Africa on October 1, 2012. SABC Sport, currently a brand name of the SABC’s sports coverage, will become a stand-alone TV channel as one of the 15 new TV channels the SABC plans to launch in addition to the existing SABC1, SABC2 and SABC3.

- For the first time ever this Ramadan, millions of viewers around the world will be able to watch more than 50 premium Ramadan shows on the same day they are aired on TV through a new dedicated channel on YouTube. The new channel,, will be a hub for all viewers to experience the Ramadan tradition of watching their favorite Arabic series using the Internet. Source:

South African satellite pay-TV operator TopTV has launched a new channel for its platform - Box TV - which showcases the biggest selling music in the R 'n' B and Hip Hop genres, as well as the very best of African music.
Box TV replaces Q Music and can be found on TopTV channel 503. It spans many of the exciting genres of Sub Saharan and South African music, including Kwaito and Nigerian Hip Hop. The channel caters to the 'twenty-something market' that enjoys the latest music, knows all the latest trends and is first in line at the hottest clubs.