SABC to introduce new 24-hour news channel

2010-03-11 12:21

SABC news international operations are going to be scaled down from

April 1 to make way for a new 24-hour domestic news channel, the broadcaster

said yesterday.

Spokesman Kaizer Kganyago said in a statement the decision was made

by the SABC’s board.

“The truncated service will provide the basis for a future 24-hour

domestic news channel that will be part of the SABC’s digital terrestrial

television multiplex.”

He said the broadcaster’s news international, which started in

2007, had faced considerable challenges and the lack of viable distribution

points meant full-scale operations were no longer profitable.

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