Mail & Guardian22 August 2013
Two New TV Channels on Subscription Based DsTV
South Africa's newest 24-hour news channel is Africa News Network (ANN7). ANN7 has become nicknamed "Gupta TV” because it is owned by the powerful Gupta family. President Jacob Zuma’s son Duduzane is the key BEE partner. SABC the public broadcaster has also recently launched a new 24 hour news service known as SABC 24. Both channels are seen as propaganda outlets fot the present day ANC government. Both are considered to be very boring.
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- SABC launches 24-hour news channel on DStv - The SABC's Jimi Matthews says all "checks and balances" are in place to ensure its new 24-hour news channel does not become a propaganda tool.
- Gupta news channel goes live
- Zuma’s ‘secret’ visit to Gupta TV channel
- Analysis: Is SABC’s new channel any good? - It’s been a little over three days since the SABC introduced its 24-hour news channel, creatively named “SABC News”. Many predicted in advance that the channel would be used as a crude propaganda tool. After a day’s viewing, REBECCA DAVIS found herself unconvinced by this notion, but struggling to keep her eyes open. But then again, rolling news tends to be a soporific business on a slow day anyway.