SABC asks auds for p’gramming input

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JOHANNESBURG — The South African Broadcasting Corp. has asked viewers for input to help compile a new broadcasting policy.

CEO Peter Matlare released a draft of the policy April 28, giving viewers until June 15 to comment. The draft declares that all 11 of the country’s official languages should be represented, although languages spoken more commonly will receive more airtime. “Historical imbalances” in terms of race, gender and religion will be addressed and all the country’s major religions will be reflected in programming.

Matlare said language was a particularly big challenge for television, with only three channels available to service all languages. To add to the challenge, the pubcaster is preparing to convert one or more of its channels into commercial webs.

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