I would dearly like to ask both the Gupta family and the government - to all intents and purposes the same thing - why they saw the necessity of creating a new news channel, or if they just have money to burn.
As far as I know nobody except the brain-dead watch SABC anyway so it would have been easier to just take over that organisation, rename it and carry on regardless. SABC is in any event the propaganda arm of the ANC, as is Gupta TV, so all they're achieving is to further confuse the sheeple.
Methinks this is more a case of "investment" than an attempt to actually invest, if you get my drift, as with the ANC in power the Gupta family are now entrenched not only as the power - and money - behind the throne but also as the official broadcaster of all that needs to be said, by government/ANC/unions.
Talk about subversion - this is the ultimate and next they'll be debiting your bank account with "viewing fees", courtesy of the SARS.
We just don't learn, do we?