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Zimbabwe/Uganda: Two More News Channels On DStv

At least two more news channels have been added to the DStv bouquet, providing alternative perspectives on international news and current affairs issues to the existing selection of channels. Kirsty Brien, marketing manager of MultiChoice Zimbabwe, said Al Jazeera English had been introduced on DStv channel 62 while CNBC Africa had been developed as a new multi-purpose business and general information service for audiences across Africa.

Al Jazeera English is a 24-hour international news and current affairs channel that is part of the increasingly renowned Al Jazeera Network based in the Middle East state of Qatar. The channel went live on May 31 and early audience response has been favourable. Al Jazeera Network now broadcasts to more than 90 million cable and satellite households across the globe and is also available through live streaming and on YouTube.

The second additional channel, CNBC Africa, is a new affiliate of the international CNBC brand and went live on June 1 on DStv channel 54. CNBC Africa features exclusive content on Africa's stock markets, business and economic developments. Viewers will also be able to watch news and current affairs programming, with regular updates throughout the day.

The Herald Harare, 15 June 2007

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