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Multichoice to announce new black-owned news channel on Tuesday in place Afro Worldview

JOHANNESBURG, August 27 – Multichoice chief executive Calvo Mawela will on Tuesday announce the successful bidder of the new black-owned 24-hour news channel on DStv. This is after Multichoice last week pulled the plug on Afro Worldview – the television channel formerly owned by the Gupta brothers under the name ANN7 – which until August […]

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Multichoice has pulled the plug on Afro Worldview

JOHANNESBURG, August 21  – Multichoice has pulled the plug on Afro Worldview – the television channel formerly owned by the Gupta brothers under the name ANN7 – which until Monday night had been aired on DSTV 405. Earlier in January MultiChoice CEO Calvo Mawela said “mistakes” were made in contractual negotiations with the formerly Gupta-owned 24-hour news channel ANN7 […]

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DSTV to remove Afro WorldView as contract with Multichoice ends

JOHANNESBURG, August 8 – Former Gupta-owned television news channel Afro WorldView, previously known as ANN7, will cease to exist on Dstv later this month after the contract ended, Multichoice, owner of the  direct broadcast satellite service, told customers this week. A short on-screen message told subscribers to visit other television news channels as Afro WorldView would stop airing on […]

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SA govt disappointed that ANN7 TV news channel will be canned by MultiChoice

JOHANNESBURG, January 31 – South African government has on Wednesday, expressed disappointment that paid-TV service MultiChoice had decided to not renew its contract with Gupta-found Africa News Network 7 (ANN7) news channel from the DStv bouquet when it expires in August this year. MultiChoice made the announcement on Wednesday, months after allegations surfaced that the pay-TV company had […]