Carte Blanche is the M-Net pay-channel's flagship magazine and actuality programme, broadcasting throughout southern Africa during prime-time viewing on Sunday evenings.
The programme has become an institution among South African television audiences since the programme's inception in 1988. The show consistently ranks in the top 10 on M-Net and enjoys a local viewership of over 500 000 people every week.
Carte Blanche has developed a high degree of credibility in South African television journalism and has been awarded more than 100 local and international awards for quality stories that have made a difference. In August 2008, to commemorate 20 years on air, Carte Blanche launched the "Making a Difference" Campaign.
As the name suggests, Carte Blanche covers a variety of subjects and prides itself on the diversity and depth of its stories. Stories range from investigations into abuse of the vulnerable, to the inspiring determination of South African sports personalities, both abled and disabled. Carte Blanche is also known to go undercover in tracking and arresting high profile criminals, or takes time out to explore the edges of existence.
Ruda Landman and Derek Watts anchored the programme since its first broadcast and enjoy the status of the longest-running anchors on South African television. Sadly, Ruda left the team during 2007.
Carte Blanche Medical was launched on 18 January 2010, with Bongani Bingwa as anchor. It airs on Mondays at 7pm.
Carte Blanche Medical was launched on 21 January 2010, with Devi Sankaree Govender as anchor. It airs on Thursdays at 7pm.
Carte Blanche Interactive incorporates the internet, telephony, email and interactive television.
On the Web, the digital story library extends from May 1999, allowing visitors to access stories whenever, from wherever they choose. Carte Blanche is now effectively a global, 24-hour broadcast.
Enhancing the viewing experience for our television audience is the primary concern of Carte Blanche Interactive.