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Old 2018-02-11 , 17:40
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The current "owner" is a Gupta stooge. So that is the first step, he has to sell. Then someone can try and rescue the brand. Either way, I will NOT be watching the channel. Have not done so and see no reason to start now.
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Old 2018-02-11 , 17:47
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@Exondus, all opinions are of course equally welcomed here but can't understand all but the last part of yours in any light - who thinks there's no involvement with them that has you convinced?
What the Guptas have done to this country is unacceptable in every degree, hope every business they're solely involved in utterly collapses.
I feel sorry for those losing related jobs, but we're dealing with a disease here.

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Old 2018-02-12 , 13:02
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Just to bring this thread back to a less political basis,

I suppose the reason DStv is unlikely to add Fox News or MSNBC is Because of the time difference. Both those channels air reruns from 6am-12pm South African time, meaning that for six hours of our daytime schedule, those channels would be airing old news (some of the shows even repeat two times within that time period).

No other news channel on DStv runs taped content for that period of time during daytime hours.
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Old 2018-02-12 , 13:10
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Folks just to manage some expectations here - and this was shared in our media statement issued on 31 January. We won't be renewing ANN7's contract when it expires end Augus. INSTEAD we'll be asking for submissions around a new, black-owned news channel.

That means, the slot that ANN7 currently occupies will be filled by that channel.
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Old 2018-02-12 , 13:23
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I don't understand why we need 3 "black-owned" news channels on this platform and nothing else local, why not a Cape Malay or dedicated to being colour-blind news channel for example.
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Old 2018-02-12 , 14:23
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That said, not really expecting an answer. MC's current considerations are understood as being priority given the known other ownership considerations with the other two channels. One hopes additional interests will have their day soon enough.

Now also moving on from the political concerns.
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Old 2018-02-12 , 15:45
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I don't understand why we need 3 "black-owned" news channels on this platform and nothing else local, why not a Cape Malay or dedicated to being colour-blind news channel for example.
Or bring back EuroNews -- still sadly missed!
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