In an effort to increase and diversify its drama offering, SABC 2 will be introducing a new local telenovela called ‘Die Sentrum’, starting on the 8th of April 2021. This means that SABC 2 soapie, ‘7 de Laan’, will now be broadcast three times a week, Mondays to Wednesdays at 18h00 starting on the 5th of April 2021.
Later on in the year the channel will see the return of the much anticipated season 2 of Giyani, in its new timeslot of 21h00 on Thursdays and Fridays; meaning that Muvhango will also be broadcast three times a week, Mondays to Wednesdays, from August 2021.
Group Executive: Television, Mr. Merlin Naicker stated “the acquisition of this new local production is part of our long-term plan to invest in quality local content. Serving a diverse South African audience, it is imperative that we come with innovative and exciting content, which will not only draw the viewership, but bring in the revenue required to keep the public service broadcaster financially sustainable”.
As a South African family entertainment channel, SABC 2 continues to make room for more drama; bringing the best in local content, increasing viewer choice, reflecting and celebrating diverse realities.