YouTube takes down Gupta news bloopers

2013-08-27 00:00

A SOUTH African TV critic has lodged a complaint with YouTube after the social media platform removed a series of videos of bloopers from the Gupta family’s new Africa News Network7 (ANN7).

Since ANN7’s first broadcast, several South Africans have posted ANN7 bloopers on YouTube.

YouTube removed the bloopers after it received a complaint from Airplex Software, an Indian company that reports copyright violations.

Thinus Ferreira, who had posted the ANN7 presenters’ mistakes on YouTube, said he has sent a counter claim to YouTube. “These are classic news bloopers. There are hundreds of similar videos from the world’s largest news channels like CNN on YouTube that are not removed,” Ferreira said.

He said it was clear that ANN7 felt humiliated and was trying to protect its name.

“Why don’t they rather use their time and energy to improve the quality of their broadcasts? I won’t stop writing about their or any other media bloopers. It is my job.”

YouTube will decide within 10 days if it will reload the videos.

ANN7 has received a lot of criticism since its first broadcast. Political analyst Mabine Seabe said the news content was about zero and the presenters seemed unprofessional.

ANN7 presenter Chantal Rutter Dros told Eye Witness News they are taking a lot of flak on social media. She admitted there were problems and that they still had to do a lot of work to improve.

ANN7 spokesperson Jimmy Manyi had not commented by the time of going to press.

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