The SABC’s weekday soaps Generations on SABC1 and Isidingo on SABC3 has been sold to M-Net for use on one of the pan-African pay TV broadcaster’s AfricaMagic channels, with both soaps set to start on Monday 28 May.
Generations and Isidingo will start on Monday on AfricaMagic Entertainment, channel 128 of DStv outside of South Africa, with recent episodes, after M-Net concluded a deal with the South African public broadcaster for the broadcasting rights to the soaps.
Generations will be shown on weekdays at 21:30 on AfricaMagic Entertainment with repeats the following day at 13:00, and a Generations omnibus on Saturdays.
Isidingo will be shown on weekdays at 22:00 on AfricaMagic Entertainment with repeats the following dat at 16:00, and an Isidingo omnibus on Saturdays.
“The fact that we will be screening the latest episodes shortly after the SABC is a great benefit to our audiences,” says Biola Alabi, M-Net Africa’s managing editor.
“As in all soaps, rivalry, treachery and blackmail between siblings, friends and foes alike make Generations one of the most forceful dramas South Africa has ever produced,” says Biola Alabi.
And of Isidingo: “The structure of the mining community from the community from the miners to executive management reflects South African society as it is in the new millennium.”