The SABC is completely off its tits!

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Sometimes you just have to accept that it is way too fucking late to join the party. I have made a few of plans throughout my life which I simply didn’t have time for or more honestly, didn’t posses the skill set for. You look at it, you have a little cry, you let it go and you move on. Things don’t always pan out they way you envisioned it. Sometimes it is your own fault and sometimes the universe just thinks you’re a poes. Finally got your finances straightened out to get an approved 20 year loan to buy your own dream house at the age of 70? Nooit bra, it is too late. Keep on renting and paying off some other oke’s bond. Planning to stop smoking in 5 years from now? You probably already have lung cancer. Might as well smoke an extra few a day. Been putting off those studies to further your career for the past three years? Someone else has a head start on you. Oh, look, they’re buying s second property! Been meaning to learn a new language or play an instrument for the past decade but never got around to it? You’re never going to to it. The others are already playing gigs and picking up sexy soulmates in French…

Giving up because it is already too late is completely fine, as long as you’re honest with yourself and make peace with the fact that you fucked up because of your inaction. Someone please needs to tell that to the SABC. The national broadcaster is like like that guy with the dad bod who has a gym membership but only swipes at the door and buys a smoothie. Ag, maybe next time, right? Just yesterday the SABC CEO, Madoda Mxakwe announced that the broadcaster is planning to launch a streaming service to take on Netflix. Not even Showmax, the local and obvious competition – Netflix, bra! if he does’nt worry about Showmax being the first line of competition locally, then he has reached boss level of being out of touch with reality. According to him, funding challenges delayed implementation of the streaming service. Dude, you need to pay the fokken muso’s the R250m you owe them first before you dream up all this other kak. The SABC recently received a R3.2 billion bailout from the National Treasury to stuff in their never ending black hole of ineptitude. That makes my blood boil. We were world class leaders in TV-land.

The interweb has been around and commercially accessible in South Africa since the mid 90s. All the signs were there that almost every industry was making a slow crawl towards going online – banking, retail shopping, ordering food, booking stuff, ordering a car to get your drunk ass to some jol, dating, fucking and even televisions programming and movies. SABC, you had nearly 30 years to plan ahead and sort out your shit. You could have worked with leaders in the industry such as DStv an Showmax, but there was absolutely zero vision. Fokol. So now in stead of moving forward, we sit with bailouts from the government with conditions such as selling properties across South Africa and London, which for some fucking reason also includes a farm. A farm? What the fuck are you farming? More CEO’s?

This new CEO (I’ve lost count)  is also heavily into bullshit and fake news. He claims that the SABC is the second most accessed online news source in the country. It is not. You’re not even third. First it is News24 followed by TimesLive, then IOL, EWN, MSN, ENCA, The Citizen, Sowetan Live, Fin24 and so the list goes on. You’re not even in the fucking top 20, poephol! Stop telling us to pay our TV Licence because it is “the right thing to do”. Just close your fucking doors. Give the entire R3.2b to the private sector to create a better industry which can be profitable. Even if it isn’t profitable, give some one else the opportunity to –  worst case scenario – lose R1 billion (in 2016/17), then R622 million (in 2017/18) and R482 million in (2018/19).

And now over to some real TV…

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the Plumlist for our top 10 pick of the week. See what you can stream in South Africa and go pick your winners.
#Prime Video’s Modern Love and 5 more shows based on newspaper columns
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 #9 The Politician is House of Cards for millennials
The Politician is what you might get if Wes Anderson had made Cruel Intentions as a TV series. Or if House of Cards and Glee had a baby out of wedlock.
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#8 The Laundromat is confusing… just like global commerce
A quick glance at the cast list of Steven Soderbergh’s new Netflix Original film The Laundromat suggests not only that the streaming service can attract the calibre of cast and crew that would’ve been unheard of outside of conventional film studios only a few years ago, but that the streaming giant really wants to win a few Oscars this season. I mean, it’s got Meryl Streep in it.
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 #7 Trackers could be a game-changer for South African TV
On Sunday, October 27 at 8pm CAT, history will be made. For the first time in the existence of M-Net 101, there won’t be a Hollywood blockbuster in that time slot. Instead, it will be the first 90-minute episode of Trackers, based on the novel of the same name by South African crime writer extraordinaire, Deon Meyer.
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 #6 Go crazy with new seasons of your favourite animated comedies
Big Mouth, South Park, Disenchantment and Archer are back with their trademark cringe-worthiness and un-PC, NSFW shenanigans.
From the not-so-magical world of Dreamland to a small town in Colorado to the horrors of puberty to the void of space, where unfortunately everyone can still hear Archer’s voice – what can you expect from Disenchantment, South Park, Big Mouth and Archer this time around?
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 #5 What’s your favourite scary movie?
Ah, Halloween! That spooky day in October that encourages kids to put on masks and loot the neighbourhood. It may be lurking around the corner, but October is all about fancy dress and scary movies, like these three dark gems now streaming on Showmax.
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 #Six hidden gems to stream this October
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 #3 Where to watch Afrikaans series online
Looking for ways to watch all the most popular Afrikaans soaps, dramas and series on your smartphone, tablet or computer screen? Both Showmax and DStv Now offer the most recent episodes and most recent seasons of all of your favourites. Here are 10 of the most-watched Afrikaans shows available to stream.
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 #2 The Strain and 4 other creepy Del Toro titles to stream for Halloween
October heralds the start of summer in the Southern Hemisphere – warmer weather, longer nights, and (most importantly) Halloween. We’re preparing for All Hallows Eve by bingeing all things delightfully creepy and poetically beautiful? For monsters, and fairy tales. For the grotesque and sublime.
 On Netflix & Showmax
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 #1 Rocky’s road to glory
Rocky earned Sylvester Stallone an Oscar, and inspired many sequels and several spin-offs including Creed (all of the Rocky movies are now available to watch on Showmax). Trace his rise to fame with our pick of the best.
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Our randomized trailer pick of the week

Each week we take a number from 1 to 10 from our list of suggestions and put it through a randomizer to choose a trailer to show you. This week it landed on our number 7 spot, Trackers!

Just read that number 7 entry again, because it is a pretty big deal: On Sunday, October 27 at 8pm CAT, history will be made. For the first time in the existence of M-Net 101, there won’t be a Hollywood blockbuster in that time slot. Instead, it will be the first 90-minute episode of Trackers, based on the novel of the same name by South African crime writer extraordinaire, Deon Meyer.

That is how you move an industry forward. Have some pride, goddamnit!

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    “We were world class leaders in TV-land.” Jy is doodreg. Daai SABC geboue in Aucland Park en al die toerusting was wêreldklas. Ons was 100% on par met Berlyn in die 70s tot 80s. het ook baie training by hulle gekry.

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