Tuesday, January 30, 2018

SABC once again messes up and spoils its 7de Laan soap on SABC2 by broadcasting the upcoming week's episodes instead of repeats during the weekend omnibus.

In yet another jaw-dropping mistake with the soap, the SABC once again messed up and spoiled its 7de Laan Afrikaans weekday soap on SABC2 by broadcasting an entire set of new upcoming episodes on Sunday, instead of a repeat of the past week's episodes.

On Sunday the South African public broadcaster, instead of repeating the past week's episodes of 7de Laan on SABC2, caused chaos and confused viewers when it showed brand-new episodes that were only supposed to be screened this week on SABC2 - spoiling the story lines for viewers and even giving away a big plot twist.

The soap's producers, Danie Odendaal Productions, again blamed the SABC and SABC2 for the latest big mistake.

The soap's producers said episodes are delivered in the correctly marked order to the SABC and that it is SABC2's responsibility to broadcast both the weekly episodes as well as the weekend 7de Laan omnibus episodes in the correct order.

"Hopefully it will never happen again. Please accept our apology for the inconvenience," said Danie Odendaal Productions in a statement.

SABC2 in a statement says "SABC2 has noted the unfortunate error regarding the broadcast of the 7de Laan omnibus on Sunday 28 January from 13:30 to 16:00" and that SABC2 takes full responsibility for the blunder.

"The channel takes full responsibility for the blunder and apologises to all our viewers and stakeholders for broadcasting the incorrect episodes".

"Measures have been put in place to ensure that such mistakes do not happen in future. We would like to assure viewers that on Sunday 4 February 2018, SABC2 will air the omnibus of this week's episodes in the correct sequence."

"We thank our loyal viewers for their continued support and urge them to keep watching the soapie for more intriguing story lines."

In November 2016 the SABC's SABC2 also botched 7de Laan's playout order, showing viewers a wrong, future episode out of sequence that also saw viewers complaining about being confused and getting the story spoilt.