A logo on SABC Encore

DStv Premium, Extra, Compact, Family and Easyview subscribers.

The South African Broadcasting Corporation (SABC) has partnered with MultiChoice to launch SABC Encore, a new entertainment channel on DStv channel 156 on Monday, 11 May 2015. The new channel is available to DStv Premium, Extra, Compact, Family, Access and Easyview customers. The new channel showcases some of South Africa’s best loved comedy, drama, kiddies and lifestyle shows from the 1980s and 1990s.

Customers can reminisce about the good old days with a daily dose of their favourite programmes like Agter Elke Man, the hilarious Sgudi Snaysi, the ground-breaking use of tech-animation in Interster and the goings on in Pumpkin Patch.

SABC Encore will give DStv customers a chance to share old favourites and classics with their kids. The channel provides lots of nostalgic moments, just like some of our other classic channels on DStv. 

Viewers between the ages of 37 and 70 will probably remember the shows the most, but the channel also opens the opportunity to engage with a totally new, younger market as well.

Programmes cover a variety of languages, including seSotho, isiZulu, sePedi, seTswana, English, isiXhosa and Afrikaans.

The channel is available in Standard Definition (SD) and will broadcast 24 hours a day and seven days a week.