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SAPeople reports SABC’s decision to remove soapies from DStv Catch Up

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SABC soapies such as Muvhango, 7de Laan, Generations: The Legacy are no longer available on DStv Catch Up.

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WAR BETWEEN MULTICHOICE AND SABC INTENSIFIES’

TVSA reports that the SABC (South African Broadcasting Corporation) has pulled all their soapies from MultiChoice’s DStv Stream Catch Up.

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Soapie fans this week received a message which read: “Important notice. At the request of the SABC, this programme will be removed from DStv Catch Up from 18 September.”

The publication adds that the soapies have all gone to SABC’s streaming service SABC+ and they’re also on VIU.

“Clearly the SABC’s on a mission to keep them as exclusive as possible and to be honest, they’re better on SABC+. Every episode has the original broadcast date with them, which wasn’t on DStv Stream, and shows such as Uzalo stream in better quality,” adds the publication.

The move comes after the public broadcaster’s intense negotiations with Multichoice to secure the broadcasting rights for the 2023 Rugby World Cup.

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SOAPIES PULLED FROM DSTV CATCH UP

The SABC soapies namely, Uzalo, Muvhango, Skeem Saam, Generations: The Legacy, 7de Laan are no longer available on the DStv Stream Catch Up.

South Africans can still watch Muvhango live on DStv channel 192 at 21:00, Skeem Saam on DStv channel 191 at 18:30, 7de Laan on DStv channel 192 at 18:30 and Generations: The Legacy on DStv channel 191 at 20:00.

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