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MultiChoice to announce successful bidder for channel replacing Afro Worldview

Earlier this month, MultiChoice pulled the plug on Afro Worldview, formerly known as ANN7.

FILE: Calvo Mawela, CEO of Multichoice SA, details the findings into the company’s relationship with ANN7 at a press briefing on 31 January 2018. Picture: Ihsaan Haffejee/EWN

JOHANNESBURG - MultiChoice is due to announce the successful bidder of a new black-owned 24-hour news channel on DStv on Tuesday.

Earlier this month, MultiChoice pulled the plug on Afro Worldview, formerly known as the ANN7.

After months of speculation, South Africans will find out today who will replace Afro Worldview.

The closure of the news channel sparked outrage last week, with trade unions saying that the country cannot afford another jobs bloodbath.

Sanef says it hopes that MultiChoice will up holds its promise to bring in new black voices.

It says that South Africa needs credible channels to add to the diversity of the media landscape and growth of democracy.

MultiChoice CEO Calvo Mawela is expected to make an official announcement at 11am on Tuesday.

(Edited by Shimoney Regter)