A new “Laan” is coming to the SABC in the form of Systraat, the South African public broadcaster’s first web series in the form of an Afrikaans animation show. By Thinus Ferreira, NewsAgency
Systraat will also be the SABC’s first show to roll out and be “broadcast” online first before it’s shown on linear television.
Systraat (“Sidestreet”) is produced by Stemmburg Television – also responsible for the long-running Afrikaans music competition show Noot vir Noot and the more recent Musiek Rouletteon SABC2.
The first episode will debut on 24 November at 21:00 on SABC3’s YouTube channel.
Systraat’s internet debut follows the second season of Clifton Shores, now retitled as The Shores, also currently playing out with a new episode weekly on YouTube as the South African TV industry starts to move more TV content to viewers through over-the-top (OTT) players and platforms.
The new web series follows the comedic exploits of the Afrikaans Kotze family and will have English subtitles. –