Tuesday, August 22, 2017
SABC buys another season of The Amazing Race; SABC3 will broadcast 25th season on Mondays concurrently with Survivor on Tuesdays.
After bringing South African viewers back-to-back seasons of the American reality show Survivor that SABC3 used to alternate with The Amazing Race, a new season of The Amazing Race will finally return to SABC3 on Monday 25 September at 19:30.
SABC3 used to alternate series of Survivor and The Amazing Race on Mondays, but stopped during the South African Broadcasting Corporation's cash-crunch and evisceration of international content from the SABC - especially SABC3's schedule.
SABC3 earlier this year moved Survivor also from its longtime scheduling berth of Mondays to Tuesdays at 19:30 where Survivor: Worlds Apart is currently being shown.
Now SABC3 has acquired and paid for another season of The Amazing Race that will return to Mondays from Monday 25 September at 19:30.
What this means is that it will mark the first time that SABC3 is showing both Survivor and The Amazing Race concurrently on the public broadcaster's only commercial TV channel, instead of alternating them.
In the 25th season of The Amazing Race there's 11 teams of 2 people, racing through 8 countries - and for the first time ever, 4 teams competing in the final leg of the competition.
Like with Survivor, SABC3 is falling further and further behind America and the rest of the world with The Amazing Race.
While Survivor isn't available in high definition and not shown on any other TV channel available in South Africa, The Amazing Race can be seen on the Sony Channel (DStv 127) on MultiChoice's DStv satellite pay-TV platform.
The Sony Channel is currently broadcasting the very latest 29th season of The Amazing Race with new episodes on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays at 19:30.