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MultiChoice is adding a new 24-Hour News Channel Newzroom Afrika on DStv


MultiChoice is adding Newzroom Afrika to its portfolio of news channels on DStv. Newzroom is a 24-hour channel founded by veteran broadcast journalists and successful television production entrepreneurs, Thokozani Nkosi and former SABC news anchor Thabile Ngwato.

The new news will go live on Thursday May 2 and will complement the already existing local and international news channels currently available on DStv; joining the likes of CNN, BBC, Sky News, Al Jazeerah, eNCA and SABC.

Newzroom Afrika will be live on DStv channel number 405 and will be available to DStv Premium, Compact Plus, Compact, Family, Access and Easyview customers. The channel will be simulcast (SD/HD) and available 24/7.

In addition to the traditional DStv linear platform, MultiChoice Newzroom Afrika will also be available via streaming on smartphone, tablet or desktop, through DStv Now.

“The addition of Newzroom Afrika will increase the diversity of voices and perspectives in South Africa’s news media space. Their vision and entrepreneurial outlook have the potential to grow news viewership through its commitment to consumer centric, objective analysis and a strong digital focus.”  Yolisa Phahle, CEO of General Entertainment, said,

Newzroom Afrika promises a fresh take on news coverage, with credible and leading voices who will deliver the day’s top stories. The talent line-up features experienced news professionals from the industry. In addition, Newzroom Afrika will also provide a platform for new talent to develop both in front of and behind the camera. The company will be supported by an experienced and respected management team and editorial board.

“We are proud of how quickly Newzroom has progressed and wish them everything of the best,” added Phahle.

Newzroom Afrika replaced Afro Worldview (formerly ANN7) which was taken off the airwaves following controversy surrounding its previous owners the Gupta family.

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Tech journalist based in Nairobi. I write about tech, business and African startups. Founder and Editor For TechTrendsKE. Nixon is also the East African tech editor for Africa Business Communities. Send tips to nkanali@techtrendske.co.ke.

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