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Old 2017-04-03 , 10:58
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Default SABC 3 "Days of Our Lives"

I know this is not a MC error and that MC probably can't do much about it.

So see it is a report and information.

1. The SABC is trying to salvage as much as they possibly can and are reversing a number of the decisions taken by the pervious CEO.

2. Numerous re-scheduling changes are in the offing today affecting the most popular programs such as "7 de Laan" and "Bold and Beautiful", as well as the news in the evenings. "Days" has also been moved from midnight to 22:30 from today.

3. BUT here is the rub. The last broadcast of this soapie was on Thursday morning 00:00 - 01:00 Ep 158.
The Friday episode and the Saturday episode did not take place as it should have, being replaced by another show without any explanation. Now today, the EPG reflects a new time slot but is scheduled to broadcast ep 161. What has happened to ep 159 and 160? Or, should we just assume that this is another of the numerous EPG errors that plague all the SABC channels?
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Old 2017-04-04 , 11:17
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Well! It would appear that the episodes did take up where they left off. That means the EPG information is wrong about which episodes are now being broadcast.

Source: Those that are in the know about this Soapie.
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Old 2017-04-05 , 11:25
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Thanks for reporting, we'll escalate to the SABC.
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Old 2017-04-06 , 09:50
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The SABC has updated their programme guide, they haven't explained why the change occurred, but we do apologise for the confusion caused.
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Old 2017-04-06 , 14:58
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The latest on this change on the SABC is as follows:

The last episode was documented as being S34 episode 158.
Then the change happened and the EPG reflected the next episode (incorrectly) as S34 Ep. 161.

Now last night the episode was marked as being:

SD PVR: S34 ep. 163

HD PVR 4T: S34 ep. 163

Tonight's episode has now been restored to being which is now correct again:

SD PVR: S34 ep. 162

HD PVR 4T: S34 ep. 162

Order in the World of Soapies has been restored!

Thank you for assisting in getting this fixed.
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Old 2017-04-20 , 17:02
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So the SABC did it again last night! they introduced a repeat of Special Assignment at the last minute, just before Days was to start, moving the end of Days on by 60 minutes which led to 30 minutes of days not being recorded on the UEC HD PVR with a TBR. ! My setting was for 22:20 to 00:10! Days normally ends at 23:30.

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Old 2017-04-21 , 17:38
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We apologise on behalf of the SABC, unfortunately, they don't always inform us of last minute changes like this one.
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Old 2017-04-29 , 08:53
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Once again the Friday episode of days was out of step with the EPG. It started late by a 10 minutes had the been a EBR setting there would have been a chance that the very end would have been missed off the end buffer was left at defaults.

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