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Multichoice says Newzroom Afrika wins bid for its vacant news channel on DSTV

JOHANNESBURG, August 28  – The owners of the new 24-hour news channel, Newzroom Afrika, said on Tuesday that they will give priority to retrenched employees of the doomed Afro Worldview channel when they start recruiting new staff members. Last week, Multichoice pulled the plug on Afro Worldview — the television channel formerly owned by the […]

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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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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 […]