SABC getting 24 hour news channel on DStv

The SA Broadcasting Corporation (SABC) has signed an agreement with Multichoice to broadcast its 24-hour news channel on DStv.

“One of the key undertakings of the news channel is that it will provide an opportunity… to enhance its public service mandate and extend its focus on provincial stories and the different official languages,” SABC chief operations officer Hlaudi Motsoeneng said in a statement.

“We are very excited about this partnership with Multichoice, as it will expose South African news stories to an audience not only in the country, but outside of South Africa as well.”

The channel would be launched by SABC group chief executive officer Lulama Mokhobo on August 1.

Multichoice SA group CEO Imtiaz Patel said: “The news channel in particular will bring diversity to our news programming, as it will provide our audiences with different views and news from an African perspective.”

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