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SABC, Multichoice sign new channel supply deal

JOHANNESBURG, August 15  – Public broadcast SABC and MultiChoice said they had signed a new commercial channel supply agreement allowing the SABC News and SABC Encore channels to continue to be broadcast on the DStv platform. The agreement follows extensive discussions between the parties as the previous contract is set to expire. “DStv customers will continue to enjoy around the […]

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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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Prophet Mboro followers protest outside Afro Worldview over canned programme

JOHANNESBURG, May 4  – Followers of Paseka Motsoeneng better known as “Prophet Mboro” on Thursday protested outside Gupta-linked 24-hour television news channel Afro Worldview in Midrand, where they demanded that his canned church programme is reinstated. Followers of the televangelist of Incredible Happenings Ministries handed their memorandum of demand to the owner of Afro Worldview Mzwandile Manyi, […]

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Progressive Professionals Forum condemns MultiChoice decision on ANN7

PORT ELIZABETH, February 1 – The Progressive Professionals Forum (PPF) on Thursday condemned South Africa’s MultiChoice, saying that it was “shameful” that the video and entertainment company decided to “succumb to pressure” by not renewing its contract with the Africa News Network (ANN7), founded by the Gupta family. Announcing the decision on Wednesday, Multichoice CEO Calvo […]

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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 […]

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SABC board says probe into R100 million MultiChoice deal must go on

JOHANNESBURG, November 29 – The South African Broadcasting Corporation (SABC) Board on Wednesday said it has “noted the publication” of various internal minutes dealing with the controversial Multichoice agreement and said the contents were the reason it referred the matter to the Special Investigations Unit (SIU). Hours after the Democratic Alliance (DA) alleged that minutes of an SABC […]