Summit is broadcast on Channel 412 on DStv and is available to over 6-million viewers in 9 countries across Southern Africa. It is one of three TV stations owned by The African Business Channel – the others being The Home Channel (DStv 182) and IGNITION (DStv 265).
ABC is owned by SA’s leading financial publisher BDFM, publisher of Business Day and Financial Mail. This in turn is jointly held by UK group Pearson plc (publishers of the Financial Times), and one of SA’s largest media houses, Avusa. One of Summit's strengths is its access to content from this extensive network.
Summit BEE Credentials
BDFM Publishers (Pty) Ltd, publisher of Financial Mail and Business Day, and owner of African Business Channel, which broadcasts Summit TV, Home Channel and Ignition, is a Level 3 contributor to empowerment on the broad-based generic scorecard set out by the Department of Trade and Industry. This scorecard is valid until January 29 2014.
Summit follows a looping news format, with key material updated and refreshed hourly from 6pm-11pm, Monday to Friday. Segments in each hour are The News (6pm, 7pm, 8pm, 9pm, and 10pm), the Market Report (6:10, 7.10pm 8.10pm, 9.10pm 10.10pm and News Leader (7.17pm, 8.17pm) and so on).
Summit has a strong investor focus, and is highly rated for programmes such as Stock Watch (nightly at 7.30pm), The Summit Investor, You and Your Money with renowned personal financial planner and author Bryan Hirch and the Roffey Review.
Summit also broadcasts a number of weekly specialist programmes dealing with topics like: management, entrepreneurship, leadership, health, retirement, business and the law, and technology.
On the hour, every hour, the day’s key stories. The news before it’s history
The Market Report
Hot tips, hot gossip; the Johannesburg Stock Exchange’s top stockbrokers share their secrets and stock picks
Interviews with the CEO’s and Executives who’ve made the news headlines
A nightly in-depth analysis of all the day’s action on the JSE
Currencies/Share Prices/Hot Tips/Precious Metals etc Regular updates each hour for the Summit viewer.