SABC1 apologises for Bold blunder

2012-05-04 19:34
Thinus Ferreira
Cape Town – SABC1 has responded to thousands of irate viewers upset with the broadcaster on Friday after they broadcast the same episode of The Bold and the Beautiful three nights in a row.

The public broadcaster has blamed a technical error for the episode mix-up, as the coding of the episodes of The Bold and the Beautiful "from analogue to digital" was not done correctly.

"It resulted in the same video footage repeating itself over the past days," the channel said.

'Regret the inconvenience'

"SABC1 has already offered a sincere apology to viewers via an on-screen message yesterday," said SABC1.

"We regret the inconvenience suffered due to the error in the coding."

The channel also reassured Bold fans that the correct broadcast of the popular US soap opera would resume as normal.

"We are glad to announce that the technical errors have been corrected and the right sequence in episodes will resume as per normal today (Friday)."

The Bold and the Beautiful airs every weekday on SABC1 at 18:00.


  • zipho500 - 2012-05-04 19:39

    TV licence se gat!

      ntswaki.mokhu - 2012-05-31 18:17

      Wts der use of paying tv licence? I will neva neva pay it

  • Sechaba30 - 2012-05-04 19:41

    I do not watch this Soapie but Eish I should be laughing but I am very angry at this Blunder, it shows that SABC is full of incompetent drunkards. Why would you repeat three times without noticing. Somebody who runs this thing at SABC drinks at all times at work.

  • Lunga - 2012-05-04 19:42

    But seriously, one Bold episode is exactly like the next. So, how did the Boldies know they were watching a repeat episode?

      Sean - 2012-05-04 20:58

      yip , lol

      Anthony - 2012-05-06 04:44

      Only realised it after the THIRD repeat...

  • Lacrimose - 2012-05-04 19:45

    Two days in a row I could MAYBE understand - although 'technical errors' is not enough of an explanation. Three in a row is outright incompetence.

  • Nicholas - 2012-05-04 19:47

    Another SABC blunder? Fancy that!

  • Greg - 2012-05-04 19:51

    Just goes to show how fast a sleep these guys are at the SABC. I have not watched anything on the SABC for about five years. This was one of the reasons as well as all the hundreds of repeats. What a bunch of chops.

  • Zakhe Cele - 2012-05-04 19:54

    and their CEO has the nerve to say DSTV and Top TV are 'stealing' their viewers...who sill watches that ish anyway?

  • Pule - 2012-05-04 19:59

    I have never paid TV licence for 14 years,They can call me at 078 510 SOUL to arrest me.I don't give a damn with SABC poor pictures and so called generations.

  • Cassandra Eileen Olivier - 2012-05-04 20:15

    I only have my Tv licence for my radio and 7de laan, to watch the news and for movie night with friends . All the good programs are on dstv and mnt; its a pity dstv is expensive

  • Philemon - 2012-05-04 20:31

    I can't believe that immoral soap is still on

  • Abshai Ndlovu - 2012-05-04 20:33

    Lol loler lolest!

  • carla.smit.77 - 2012-05-04 20:43

    you can stop watching that soap for 2 years and still know whats going on...

      Zeke - 2012-05-06 06:07

      And you knwo that is exactly what happened to me. I left for South korea and at that time Brooke was leaving Rich. I kid you not but I came back a year later and Brooke was hugging Rich saying she shouldn't have left. I missed nothing!

  • Jean - 2012-05-04 20:45

    ''Blunder for Boldies'' makes a nice heading as SABC can't know even up to now how to change from analogue to digital,...(pay Tv licence)

  • lskosana3 - 2012-05-04 20:50

    People still watch that?

  • victor.davi3 - 2012-05-04 20:56\r\n@SABCTV #\r\nthnx ur apology bt try to impruv ur cameras. Tweet @Victor54_SA

  • victor.davi3 - 2012-05-04 21:04

    @sabcTV Why dnt u try 2 impruv ur pictures

  • nico.vandermerwe.54 - 2012-05-04 21:11

    Thought SABC wait at least 2 years before a repeat... As they repeat almost everything.

  • Jbyej Junaid Itaintaday - 2012-05-04 21:56

    y cnt dstv pay our tv license since we pay so much for dstv (subscription). i understand that tv license must b paid but every month religiously i pay dstv & very seldom watch sabc! cum on dstv u can @ least cover our tv license fee!

  • Hudayfah - 2012-05-04 22:17

    lol whose brook sleeping wit these days? She slept with every male figure in there,i think she needs to switch over to females.

  • Michael Green - 2012-05-04 22:38

    SABC sucks! Worst broadcaster in the world!

  • Ndabe Mdlalose - 2012-05-05 01:07

    sabc needs a completely new look and programs, playing the same movies every week in and out. mo creativity or vision from them, no wonder people dont watch tv anymore unless its the news. sorry bold fans lol your world must have stopped lol.

      Portia Ruth Pilane - 2012-05-05 01:35

      hahahah what a joke and sabc expects us to pay for the upgrading of the analogue. wow. my take is this controversy happening within its coffers is the one that brings this commotion. the board is forever changing year in and year out. they need to set them self right first, all will be well

  • Michael - 2012-05-05 01:40

    Eish all di tapes dey look di same!His not eazy.

  • Nicky van der Vlies - 2012-05-05 05:16

    retards! watching sabc is a waist of time and the worlds worse tv station dedicated to only one ethnic group so screw the sabc

  • lindokuhle.mshumpela - 2012-05-05 06:01

    That was Bold of them!

  • ian.levinson.7 - 2012-05-05 06:57 DUH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • andrew.mackie.90 - 2012-05-05 07:04

    I thought now days only a few hundred people viewed SABC TV. If they were a pay per view they would not have an audience for the trash they put out and contiually have repeats.

  • Kim - 2012-05-05 07:27

    For those who can't afford DSTV, the Bold and the Beautiful is about the only decent program SABC has to offer unless you are prepared to sit up until midnight every night. I have just been forced to switch to DTSV because I can't handle the rubbish on SABC anymore!!

  • PeteWalshZAR - 2012-05-05 08:53

    how does one tell when the same episode of Bold runs three day in row?

  • Erena - 2012-05-05 17:26

    Ha hahahahahah stupid asses both ways!

  • carolyn.dewrance - 2012-05-06 11:03

    Dont watch it anymore as it falls in line with the days of our lives on tv3 which is more interesting at the moment.

  • johan.pieters - 2012-05-06 11:18

    Eish boss, I pushed the wrong button...

  • William - 2012-05-08 22:36

    Are there still retards who watch that bull on the worlds most idiotic channel dedicated to the Nguni speaking market? Thank God I don't watch SABC. Its such a waste and no I don't pay TV license.

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