The Seychelles Broadcasting Corporation (SBC) is the National Public Broadcaster of the Republic of Seychelles.
What we Broadcast
The SBC owns and operates 3 Television channels, SBC1, SBC2 and SBC3 and 2 radio services: Radyo Sesel & Paradise FM.
SBC1 is the flagship channel
providing a balanced programming schedule, catering for all of the SBC’s mandates and genres and providing first runs for most programmes
SBC2 is aimed at catering mostly for the entertainment and educational part of the SBC mandate. It is dedicated to Archived Programmes, live broadcast of the National Assembly sessions and live Outdoor Broadcasts including key sporting events.
SBC3 is primarily a special events channel which broadcasts live events such as press conferences. It also carries reruns of other live content aired originally on SBC1 and SBC2.
We also broadcast free-to-view international television services on our DTT platform, namely; Al Jazeera, Deutsche Welle, TV5 Monde Afrique, TiVi5, TV5 Lifestyle, CGTN NEWS, CGTN Français, and France 24.
The SBC also has the responsibility of relaying 2 international radio stations namely Radio France International (RFI) and British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC World Service) on FM.
The SBC is guided by Article 168 of the Constitution which makes provision for a State-funded but Independent broadcasting corporation.
- The State shall ensure that all broadcasting media which it owns or controls or which receive a contribution from the public fund are so constituted and managed that they may operate independently of the State and of the political or other influence of other bodies, persons or political parties.
- For the purposes of clause (1), the broadcasting media referred to in that clause shall, subject to this Constitution and any other law, afford opportunities and facilities for the presentation of divergent views.
The SBC Act 2011 establishes SBC as an independent body corporate administered by a board of directors, appointed by the President of the Republic. In 2017, amendments to the SBC Act (SBC Amendment Act 2017) changed the manner in which board members were appointed. The 2017 amendment also introduced the post of Deputy CEO.
The SBC is governed by an independent Board of Directors…
The SBC Board of Directors is made up of a Chairperson, a Vice-Chairperson and seven members:
- Gérard Lafortune (Chairperson)
- Ms Marie Anette Ernesta (Vice-Chairperson)
- Ms Evelina Antha
- Mr Ralph Lablache
- Mr Audric Govinden
- Mrs Joana Nicette
- Mr Michel Pierre
- Mrs Marion Gendron
- Mr Harry Tirant
The CEO, Deputy CEO and the Elected Staff representative are ex-officio members of the SBC board.
…and managed by a passionate executive team.
The SBC’s Executive is headed by the Chief Executive Officer, assisted by a Deputy Chief Executive Officer. Both executives were appointed following recommendations made by the SBC Board to the President, who in turn, consulted with the Speaker of the National Assembly and the Chief Justice, as per the stipulations of the SBC Act.
There are 8 sections within the functional structure of SBC.
The final outputs which our audience hears and views on the air is a result of the concerted efforts of these different sections.