702.CO.ZA / 28 AUGUST 2018 - 08.49 / STAFF REPORTER
MultiChoice has announced Newzroom Afrika as a replacement 24-hour news channel, after cancelling Mzwanele Manyi’s Afro Worldview earlier this month.
Newzroom Afrika – formed by TV production entrepreneurs Thabile Ngwato and Thokozani Nkosi - will air on channel 405 from early 2019.
Newzroom Afrika owners Thokozane Nkosi (L) and Thobile Ngwato (R).
More than 100 bidders expressed interest.
Joe Thloloe and Dinesh Balliah will head up an editorial ethics oversight board at Newzroom Afrika.
The broadcast operations will have television executive Zanele Mthembu at the helm.
The newsroom will fall under journalist Malebo Phage.
The Money Show’s Bruce Whitfield interviewed MultiChoice CEO Calvo Mawela.
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