x-thread://421541147/-7819315038737712006#m_-7912853536049043226_ Entertainment Inside Us: Status: SABC Education On DStv And Starsat

Thursday, 25 March 2021

Status: SABC Education On DStv And Starsat

Due to a pandemic, SABC decided to not wait on digital migration/DTT to launch a standalone channel for their educational brand, SABC Education.

After its launch in May 2020, through an interview with SABC's General Manager on SABC 3's Expresso and the SABC News channel he mentioned they were discussions with the likes of MultiChoice and StarTimes (with ODM) to set some space on their platforms for the channel.

During that period, MultiChoice put the brand in two areas on their i-Plate through the test channel area on DStv while ODM and StarTimes listed the channel on their website.

From 2021, DStv no longer lists the channel in that area BUT it's still active in one area with no EPG, most viewers were lucky to spot it when they had their regular software upgrade while Starsat removed all info about the channel through their website.

This doesn't imply that it's no longer launching according to their personnel plans for it are still underway perhaps SABC closed the deal sometime last year and set a far-off date for the channel.

I mean MultiChoice decided to can SABC Encore back in 2018 and all they did was give it a 2 year extension.

As sneaky as this appears to be it's probably for the best, why wait on something that won't be found anytime soon.

My guess would be that the channel will still occupy channel 313 through Starsat and channel 315/6 through DStv by May which is the same time this brand celebrates its first milestone.

Perhaps, they could even latch more stuff onto this deal like TelkomOne did last year.

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