DStv launches Newzroom Afrika, a 24-hour news service


MultiChoice Africa has launched a new 24-hour news service, Newzroom Afrika, on the DStv platform across the continent on DStv channel 405. It is available to customers on all DStv packages.

The expansion of news service comes just two months after the service launched in South Africa. It includes programming that includes Your View Africa Round Table, hosted by South African talk-show veteran, JJ Tabane. The show gives an in-depth look at issues across the continent while interacting and engaging with the relevant subject experts. Another show to look out for is Newz World, whose lead anchor Vic Naidoo gives a round-up of continental and global news with audience engagement and an alternative to traditional news bulletins, in the form of round-table discussions.

On the channel, DStv customers on the continent will interact with news practitioners such as lead anchor, Cathy Mohlahlana, Thulasizwe Simelane and self-confessed sports-fiend, Marc Lewis, alongside many others on-air personalities.

“We believe viewers are hungry for a different perspective that is fully independent and puts their interests first. We made sure in designing our editorial structure and choosing the members of our editorial board to hardwire the highest levels of rigour and independence into our newsroom,” says Thabile Ngwato, co-founder and co-CEO of Newzroom Afrika.

The channel will have everything from breaking news and in-depth analysis, to expert panel discussions, business and sport is covered in a refreshing style unique to the channel. Newzroom Afrika is available for streaming on-the-go via smartphones, tablets or desktops through the DStv Now app and will be available on all DStv packages.

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