31 Mar 2011

South African public broadcaster SABC is launching a 24-hour news channel after striking a deal with digital pay TV operator Multichoice.

The channel will launch via Multichoice's DStv and is expected to bow in the next few months. The broadcaster has been eyeing the launch of a news channel for years but the government only greenlit its plans at the end of last year as part of the organisation's turnaround strategy.