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The SABC prepares for its FIFA World Cup coverage

11/06/2018

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The South African Broadcasting Corporation (SABC) has announced its talent for the 2018 FIFA World Cup. Thomas Mlambo, Mpho Maboi, Andile Ncube, Lebo Motsoeli and Romy Titus will be the TV anchors during the tournament, who will be assisted by the best local football analysts including Siphiwe Mkhonza, Phumudzo Manenhze, Marc Lewis, Duane Dell'Oca, Teko Modise, Doctor Khumalo, Jomo Sono, Rhulani Mokoena, Steve Khompela, and Pitso Mosimane

#KuzobaLit will be the theme that will be driving the SABC campaign for the 2018 FIFA World Cup. To enable the millions of SABC audiences to consume the matches in the language of their choice, SABC has lined-up 12 radio stations to broadcast the matches live. The SABC will, for the first time, be enabling the Khoi and San communities the opportunity to have the world cup matches broadcast in the !Xun and Khwe dialect on XK-FM. In line with the SABC key strategic pillar of delivering the best commentary in all 11 languages, the SABC radio talent will include a pool of sport commentators including Phalaphala FM's Sydney Mashige, Motsweding FM's Brian Letsogo, Ligwalagwala FM's Sabelo Zulu, Umhlobo Wenene FM's Thando Gqamane, Ukhozi FM's Joe Hudla and RSG's Johann Roussow.

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Sport at 10 and Soccerzone will broadcast an episode each on 4 and 9 July. The productions will take a four week break, returning to the screens on 16 and 18 July 2018.

SABC1 and SABC3 will start to broadcast in High Definition (HD) from Monday, the 11 June and SABC2 will follow suit after the FIFA World Cup in July 2018.

The introduction of HD will ensure that viewers enjoy picture quality that is clearer and crisper than it previously was with the normal Standard Definition (SD). The accessibility of SABC in HD will, in the interim, only be available to viewers who watch SABC programmes through the DStv and Digital Terrestrial Television (DTT) platforms. This conversion is in preparation for the nationwide migration of all free-to-air analogue broadcasting to DTT.

The conversion to HD could not have come at a more perfect time, on the eve of the world's biggest television spectacle - the 2018 FIFA World Cup, which will be taking place from Thursday, 14 June to Sunday, 15 July 2018 live from Russia.

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