Editorial
1 minute read
18 Feb 2021
7:31 am

Streaming service not-so-free, but SABC is trying

Editorial

The catch is that viewers will be offered the option of a pay subscription, which will deliver the content without the ads.

You’ve got to admire the chutzpah of our national broadcaster, the SABC, in announcing that it will take on the likes of Showmax and Netflix by launching a “free” streaming service in the second half of this year. In reality, viewers of the SABC will be getting nothing like a Showmax or Netflix product, but will just be offered a new platform on which to consume the free-to-air broadcaster’s offerings. The catch – there always is one, of course – is that viewers will be offered the option of a pay subscription, which will deliver the content without the ads....

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