Terms and Conditions


Terms and Conditions

General T's and C's TV

Date: Aug 22, 2014

General T's and C's TV


Below are the general terms and conditions which advertisers have to adhere to in order to advertise on SABC Television stations.  As a prospective/existing client, kindly take time to familiarise yourselves with them to looking forward to doing business with you.

Rates quoted are for 30” duration spots.

Shorter durations are calculated as follows:

Duration 5” 10” 15” 20” 25”
Multiply rate 0.6 06 0.7 0.8 0.9

1. Rates for durations longer than 30” are calculated pro-rata to the 30”rate:  % the cost Per spot is calculated by multiplying the cost per second by the duration required e.g. 65” duration @ T10 = 166.666 (cost per second) x 65 = R10 833.

2. Specified positions in break:

2.1. Specific break will attract a 10% surcharge

2.2. Specific position in break will attract a 10% surcharge

2.3. Specific ad position WITHIN a specified ad break will attract at 15% surcharge

3.  Solus Breaks (subject to availability): 25% surcharge.

4. These rates do not apply to special broadcasts: SABC TV will publish rates for such broadcasts well in advance of the broadcast date.

5. The rates quoted include commissions on net time costs.

6. All rates quoted are exclusive of VAT.

7. The advertising agency that enters into this contract on behalf of the advertiser shall be liable to SABC TV for payment of any fees in terms of this agreement. For purposes of interpretation the word “advertiser” appearing hereunder, shall be deemed to include advertising agency.

8. The broadcast of spot announcements and the acceptances of the facilities of the advertiser shall be subject to the provisions of the Broadcasting Act of 1999 and any regulations governing the advertising services of SABC TV and amendments thereto now or hereafter in force. As well as any special terms and conditions which

9. Any fees shown on monthly statements as due to SABC TV in terms hereof, shall be payable before the expiry of the term of payment indicated, calculated from the date of the monthly statement. Should SABC TV at the request of the advertiser or advertising practitioner agree to provide other facilities and/or services, the advertiser shall be obliged to pay in accordance with the same conditions the charge or charges determined from time to time by SABC TV.

10. If the advertiser omits, refuses or fails to pay any due amount promptly in accordance with the provisions of this contract or the above mentioned advertising code and regulations. SABC TV shall be entitled, without prejudice to any of the rights it may have. Forthwith to cease further broadcast of advertisements, to deny the advertiser the use or benefit of any other facilities and/or services included in this agreement, to cancel this contract and to recover any outstanding amounts which shall become immediately payable on such omission, refusal or failure.

11. In the event of SABC TV omitting for any reason whatsoever to broadcast a spot announcement in terms of this agreement in full, any claim by the advertiser against SABC TV shall be limited to a rebate as prescribed by the above mentioned advertising code and regulations.

12. Any rebate claim by an advertiser must be lodged with SABC TV within the payment terms as stipulated on the invoice of a spot announcement. Failure to do so will render the claim null and void.

13. The advertiser shall not be entitled to cede any of its rights in terms of this agreement to third parties.

14. The advertiser hereby indemnifies and holds SABC TV and its employees harmless against any claims for damages to property or personal injuries, infringement of copyright, defamation, losses, legal costs or claims otherwise howsoever arising out of, in respect of or as a result of the broadcasting of advertisements covered by this agreement of the use of the advertiser of facilitiesprovided by SABC TV. Should any such claim be made against SABC TV, it shall be entirely at the SABC TV’s discretion as to whether it admits or denies any such claim and SABC TV reserves the right to defend any such claim brought against it and to proceed to the final end and determination thereof and to lodge any appeal or appeals to any court of courts, to which it has theright to do so and in addition shall have the right to compromise abandon or settle any claim made against it and to nominate legal representatives and to brief counsel in connection therewith, and the advertiser shall be liable for and shall pay all costs, charges and expenses necessary and reasonably incurredby SABC TV in connection therewith, or otherwise in addition to all sums of money whether for damages, costs, charges, expenses or otherwise howsoever which SABC TV may be ordered to payto the said plaintiff in the said actions on the advice of its legal representative and counsel.

15. Commitment contracts: Contracts must be completed in writing and signed by both parties.

16. Although SABC TV will endeavour to ensure that your choice of programmes are available, it is to be understood that no such guarantee is given and that non-availability of your advertising channel/programme of choice shall not constitute a valid defence for not investing the amount committed as per the commitment agreement.

17. The cancellation deadline is as follows and will be strictly adhered to. A 100% cancellation fee will apply to commercials cancelled within 20 working days prior to broadcast.

18. Material to be at the SABC no later than 5 working days prior to broadcast.

i) Application for airtime (existing material) to be confirmed in writing no later than 3 days prior to broadcast.

ii) Application for airtime (new material) to be confirmed in writing

no later than 5 days prior to broadcast.

19. SABC Television Sales will not accept responsibility for incorrect flightings if flighting codes are revised after finalisation of logs or if flighting codes are received less than 5 working days prior to broadcast. This will also apply to late additions and cancellations on finalised logs.

20. Deviations of actual broadcast times from advertised broadcast times of up to 30 minutes shall not constitute a valid defence for compensation or non payment for commercials flighted within the deviated period.

21. SABC TV reserves the right to cancel programmes and reallocate at its discretion. In this situation SABC TV will have the right to displace commercials purchased and rebook at a revised rate.

22. Rates quoted in the programme schedule must be related back to the rate grid. The “T” rate takes preference over the actual figures if a discrepancy occurs.

23. E & OE

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