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SABC reorganises channel schedules, soaps around Madiba

2013-12-09 11:41
Nelson Mandela
Cape Town – The SABC which went with wall-to-wall Nelson Mandela coverage since Thursday night to this weekend is restructuring and rescheduling the line-ups of SABC1, SABC2 and SABC3 for this week to accommodate soaps and different Madiba special programming.

For the duration of the week ahead – until at least Sunday 15 December – SABC2 will remain an exact simulcast broadcast of SABC News (DStv 404).

SABC News (now mirrored on SABC2) will carry and show the rolling Nelson Mandela news coverage.

That includes the Nelson Mandela Official Memorial Service live from the FNB Stadium on Tuesday 10 December, the Lying in State at the Union Buildings on Pretoria from Wednesday 11 December to Friday 13 December, the ANC Memorial Service at the Waterkloof Airforce base on Saturday 14 December, and Nelson Mandela's funeral on Sunday 15 December.

(For Nelson Mandela's funeral on Sunday 15 December, SABC1 and SABC3 will switch to the SABC News feed together with SABC2.)

SABC1 and SABC3 will continue to carry special episodes featuring or thematically linked to Nelson Mandela from its archives during the course of the upcoming week.

Where and how to see your soaps

Generations viewers will be able to see two episodes on Monday 9 December on SABC1 from 20:00 to 21:00. Friday's dropped Generations episode will show at 20:00, Monday's episode will be at 20:30, and from Tuesday Generations will continue with a new episode on weekdays at 20:00.

Muvhango on SABC2 is moving to SABC1 for the entire upcoming week at 21:00.

7de Laan on SABC2 is moving to SABC3 for the entire upcoming week at 18:30. On Monday however there will be an additional episode at 18:00 on SABC3 which is Friday's dropped 7de Laan episode on SABC2.

Isidingo on SABC3 will remain on SABC3 for the upcoming week at 19:30.

There will be no Isidingo on Wednesday 11 December due to cricket.

There will be two episodes of Isidingo on Monday 9 December at 19:30 and 20:00 - the 19:30 episode is Friday's dropped episode. The 20:00 episode is Monday's normal episode.

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