Investment In Brief


A new free-to-air lifestyle and culture channel, Southern Africa Direct, has been launched on Sky and it claims to be the first “destination TV” channel. The channel is an Anglo-African collaboration and features programming commissioned from 25 countries in Sub-Saharan Africa. Founded by four entrepreneurs, Alan Joy, Pierre van der Hoven, Zenani Dlamini and Zwelakhe Mannkazana, its content production and ad sales will be handled by Digital Sky Investments based in Johannesburg.